Obama *Occupies* Australia

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    I don't even know what to think of this!

    BBC News - Obama visit: Australia agrees US Marine deployment plan

    "Australia has agreed to host a full US Marine task force in the coming years, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced at a news conference with US President Barack Obama in Canberra.

    She said about 250 US Marines would arrive next year, eventually being built up to 2,500 personnel.

    The deployment is being seen as a move to counter China's growing influence."

    Discuss, please.
     
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    Mr Peace prize winner is taking our troops to set up so if China tries anything we are closer . That is what this is about.
     
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    I think it's great. I hope one of my buddies gets sent over.... so I'll have an excuse to go visit.
     
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    J.E.D What's tha matta?

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    I could see liberals having a problem with this; but conservatives?....hmmmm....me thinks that you would normally support this, but since it's happening under the Obama administration, you can't help but bitch about it. In other words, you're a partisan hack.
     
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    MeBelle, the U.S. and Aus. have had close Military tie's for sometime and it's not very surprising given the fact you have a Chinese Military in the region that has been flexing it's muscle quite a bit lately.

    The Australian government has agreed to allow the US military to use the HMAS Stirling naval base in Cockburn Sound on the west coast of Australia to trial its new “sea-swap” program. The plan, which is aimed at boosting US naval firepower in the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf, is part of the Bush administration’s preparations for war against Iraq
    West Australian base to be used for US navy "sea-swap" trial

    The USN has been using Australia's ports for year's and in WW2 we had a large presence there, so there is a bit of history. On a personal level I would much prefer to see our Marines and Sailors homeport in Australia rather than a nation that takes our support and at the same time passes it to rogue states like Pakistan.
     
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    Whose bitchin'?...hmmm...??

    Anyhow, what do YOU think this is about?
    Does Australia need protecting from another Country threatening to invade them?
     
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    So, you think China will attack Aus?
     
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    Sorry, I was responding to LoveBear. You were not bitching, that is true. I'm not really sure what to think about it. I see the need for keeping peace around the globe, but I also understand why some Americans and some nations are wary of the US spreading its troops to another corner of the world.
     
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    ALMOST half of Australians think their country will face China's military might within 20 years, a poll has found.

    On the eve of Prime Minister Julia Gillard's first trip to China, a Lowy Institute poll found 44 per cent of people think the Asian powerhouse will pose a military threat to Australia.

    Of those people, 82 per cent thought Australia's land and resources could be a reason for an attack or invasion.

    Most people worried about China's military rise think a war between China and the US, in which Australia would take part, is a more likely cause of strife.
    Aussies fear threat of war with China | Herald Sun
     
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    That is a scary scenario. Let's hope it doesn't come to fruition.
     

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