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US military to get 'unfettered access' to bases in Australia
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US military to get 'unfettered access' to bases in Australia

September 18, 2011 by legitgov

ShareThisUS military to get 'unfettered access' to bases in Australia 14 Sep 2011 Military ties between the US and Australia are set to take the biggest leap forward in 30 years, with defence and security officials from the two countries meeting in San Francisco on Thursday to lay the groundwork for much closer co-operation. Washington and Canberra are set to finalise agreements that will give the US military unfettered access to bases in Australia, a big step forward that will provide the US with a foothold between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The countries are also discussing greater US access to Australian training and test ranges and pre-positioning of US equipment on Australian soil. [See: US as 'Facehugger'By Lori Price 19 Jan 2010.]
"Where is the intersection between the world's deep hunger and your deep gladness?"
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The Australian government is nothing but a front for the US secret government anyway. It is disgusting the sycophancy and lapdoggery that goes on with 'Australian' politicians towards the US.
"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it." Karl Marx

"He would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies. When asked in court whether she knew that Lord Astor had denied having sex with her.

“I think it would be a good idea” Ghandi, when asked about Western Civilisation.
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Magda Hassan Wrote:The Australian government is nothing but a front for the US secret government anyway. It is disgusting the sycophancy and lapdoggery that goes on with 'Australian' politicians towards the US.

Is Whitlam still alive? Wonder what he'd say...but to my knowledge, he kept his mouth shut over the CIA-sponsored destabilization [cum coup d'etat] in Oz, back then......and seem like coming again soon, as needed. The strangest thing to me is that Australia has NO NEED of being a lapdog to the USA. You are totally self-sufficient wihout us, and could manage fine with only diplomatic [sans military and intelligence] ties..... Someone must be getting big bucks to keep that relationship going. :joystick: It can't be the 'warm and fuzzy' feeling left over from WWII....or that we [almost] speak the same language....

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Whitlam, the CIA and Nugan Hand

November 11: Coup? What coup? [Green Left Weekly]

Sunday, November 21, 2010

By John Jiggens

Protest in support of Gough Whitlam after the constitutional coup, Sydney. Photo: Qu1j0t3/Flickr

Remembrance Day, on November 11, was celebrated again this year in the Australian media with pictures of red poppies and flag-draped coffins and historic photos of Australian soldiers who gave "the ultimate sacrifice" from the human-made wasteland of Flanders to the stony deserts of Afghanistan.

Paying tribute to the ten soldiers killed this year in the long war in Afghanistan, Governor-General Quentin Bryce said that Australians were good at remembering: "We seem to know what we ought to hold onto and what is best let go."

This art of selective forgetting is one the Australian media is particularly good at.

Remembrance Day passed with scarcely a mention that this year, November 11 marked the 35th anniversary of the constitutional coup the dismissal of the elected government of Labor prime minister Gough Whitlam by another governor general, John Kerr.

The exception a brief AAP report by Peter Veness called Whitlam's dismissal "the most divisive event in Australian politics". It concluded that the details of the dismissal have long been "muddied", but: "One thing is certain. The pain still remains."

Like many, I well remember that day. My mother rang to tell me the news, and like her, I was astounded. How could the governor-general dismiss an elected government?

Didn't we live in a democracy? Didn't the Australian people elect their government?

I flexed off early from my public service job and attended a huge meeting in Brisbane's King George Square. I heard impassioned speeches calling for a general strike and rumours (which turned out to be true) that Kerr was moving to call out the army.

I wondered what the army would do (I wonder). Would they act like Chilean military dictator General Pinochet, whose US-backed overthrow of the overthrow of the elected left-wing government of Salvador Allende was accompanied by the massacre of thousands?

Lest we forget.

Former Australian prime ministers Robert Menzies, Howard Holt, John Gorton, Bob Hawke and John Howard all compliantly sent Australian troops to fight US wars. But in the early 1970s, Whitlam's government had the courage to bring Australian soldiers home from the US war in Vietnam.

For this audacious action, Labor would never be forgiven by then-US president Richard Nixon, the CIA, Rupert Murdoch, the CIA, and corrupt conservative premiers Bob Askin (NSW) and Joe Bjelke-Petersen (Queensland) who all hated Whitlam as though he were Che Guevara.

Whitlam's election in 1972 began a short-lived era in which the stated aims of the new Labor government were to promote equality and involve the people in decision-making processes.

Within two weeks of Whitlam's election, conscription was abolished and draft resisters released from jail. Voting rights were extended to all Australians over 18, and university fees abolished.

Whitlam's youth constituency also gained community radio stations, and the Whitlam government intended to decriminalise marijuana. Aborigines were granted land rights in the Northern Territory.

Whitlam was less subservient than his Liberal predecessors to Washington's foreign policy directions. He took a more critical line in foreign policy, condemning Nixon's 1972 bombing offensive against North Vietnam and warned he might draw Indonesia and Japan into protests against the bombing.

The People's Republic of China was recognised and the Whitlam government spoke up in the United Nations for Palestinian rights. The French were condemned for testing nuclear weapons in the South Pacific, and refugees fleeing the CIA-backed coup in Chile were welcomed.

Nixon and the CIA found such independence intolerable. After Whitlam was re-elected in 1974, and Jim Cairns became his deputy, Nixon ordered the CIA to review US policy towards Australia. Although the CIA's response to Nixon has never been released, it seems it began a covert operation to destabilise the Whitlam government began then.

The puppet masters who led the coup were Ted Shackley and Marshal Green. Nixon appointed Green as US Ambassador to Australia in 1973. Nick-named "the coup-master", Green had been involved in several countries where the CIA had masterminded coups, such as Indonesia (1965) and Cambodia (1970).

Green's goals were to maintain US bases in Australia and to protect US economic interests.

Green let it be known that if the Labor government honoured one of its key election pledges to reclaiming ownership of oil refineries and mining industries, the US would respond. Green carefully cultivated the Fairfax, Murdoch and Packer dynasties that controlled the Australian media.

Ted Shackley, known as the "Blond Ghost", joined the CIA in 1951. Over the next two decades, he emerged as the agency's "dirty tricks" specialist, directing the CIA's campaign against Cuba and Fidel Castro's government in 1962.

In 1966 he became Chief of Station in Laos and directed the US secret war there earning his other nickname, "the Butcher of Laos".

In 1971, he became head of the CIA's Western Division (covering North and South America) where he plotted the overthrow of Allende. In 1974, Shackley became head of the Eastern Division of the CIA, covering Asia and Australia.

Shackley's speciality was financing black operations through the drug trade and he learned the dark art of running drug armies during the secret war in Laos. One of his foot soldiers in Laos was Michael Hand, co-founder of the Nugan Hand bank.

Michael Hand helped forge documents used by the media to discredit the Whirtlam government, while his partner Frank Nugan was the conduit for CIA money to the Liberal Party. Millions of dollars flowed to the conservative parties via Nugan Hand.

Shackley played a key role in the security crisis of November 1975, which revolved around the US military base at Pine Gap. Whitlam had threatened that if the US tried to "bounce" his government, he would look at the presence of US bases in Australia.

The lease for Pine Gap was due for renewal in December 1975. On 10 November 1975, the day before Whitlam was sacked, Shackley sent an extraordinary cable from the CIA to ASIO's director general, threatening to remove ASIO from the British-US intelligence agreement because he considered Whitlam a security threat.

The cable was published by the Financial Review in 1977 and has been widely reprinted. It shows Shackley's involvement in the security crisis.

Shackley was furious that Whitlam had accused the CIA of funding the opposition conservative parties and had claimed CIA money was being used to influence domestic Australian politics. In particular, Whitlam was asking questions about the close relationship between Richard Stallings, who ran the so-called joint facility at Pine Gap, and National Party leader Doug Anthony.

"The CIA has grave concerns as to where this type of public discussion may lead", Shackley's cable said.

In his 1977 speech calling for a royal commission into the activities of the CIA in Australia, Whitlam called Shackley's cable "a clear example of the attempted deception of the Australian Government by the American intelligence community … The message was offensive in tone, deceitful in intent and sinister in its implications."

For the Australian media, the message of Remembrance Day 2010 was clear: sleeping dogs must be allowed to lie. There could be nothing nobler to aspire to than the service of our imperial overlords, and to remind the Australian people that these imperial overlords had subverted a democratically elected government was well off message.

[John Jiggens has been involved in civil liberties and anti-corruption campaigning for many years. He is the author of a number of books, including the recently released The Killer Cop & the Murder of Donald Mackay, about the drug trade, Nugen Hand Bank and the overthrow of the Whitlam government.]
"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn
"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will" - Frederick Douglass
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Peter Lemkin Wrote:
Magda Hassan Wrote:The Australian government is nothing but a front for the US secret government anyway. It is disgusting the sycophancy and lapdoggery that goes on with 'Australian' politicians towards the US.

Is Whitlam still alive? Wonder what he'd say...but to my knowledge, he kept his mouth shut over the CIA-sponsored destabilization [cum coup d'etat] in Oz, back then......and seem like coming again soon, as needed. The strangest thing to me is that Australia has NO NEED of being a lapdog to the USA. You are totally self-sufficient wihout us, and could manage fine with only diplomatic [sans military and intelligence] ties..... Someone must be getting big bucks to keep that relationship going. :joystick:
Whitlam is still around. Yes, he could have said a lot more. Others spoke for him. The craven brown nosing of our politicians is something to behold. Sickening. And as you say totally un-necessary and no (equal and respectful) relationship should be like this. They can find their way to the US embassy more easily than they can find their way home. The leash is short indeed for these lap dogs. And the Americans just laugh at them as they roll over and beg for more of the same. The 'joint facility' bases that the US have here are off limits to the locals as Whitlam found out when he wanted to look at Pine gap when he discovered it was not the weather station that he had been told it was. They share selective information with us when they want but then have people threatened with espionage charges too if they don't do what they want http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/s276564.htm
I really want to see some thing like this one day both here and in UK. I can dream.....
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"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it." Karl Marx

"He would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies. When asked in court whether she knew that Lord Astor had denied having sex with her.

“I think it would be a good idea” Ghandi, when asked about Western Civilisation.
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011

MALAYSIA - BELHAJ, CIA, SODOMY



[Image: 0%2BAnwar%2BIbrahim%2B2.jpg]2005 : William Cohen, Anwar Ibrahim and Paul Wolfowitz

Prosperous, peaceful 'Moslem countries', like Malaysia, are not popular with the CIA and its friends.

On 20 December 2011, we learn that China and Malaysia have agreed to advance military ties.

China, Malaysia agree to advance military ties

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In 2004, Abdel Hakim Belhaj, the Libyan with links to the CIA and al Qaeda, moved from China to Malaysia.

Libyan rebel

In January 2000, al Qaeda operatives held a meeting in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

The Man Who Knew - PBS

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has spoken out about 9 11.

MAHATHIR MOHAMAD BLOG ON 9 11

[Image: 0%2Banwar-kaf-cia.jpg]Website for this image

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been on trial for sodomy.

Malaysia's Anwar says sodomy conviction would bolster opposition ahead of polls

Anwar Ibrahim is said to have links to the CIA

The Secret Meeting between PKR and CIA at Sunway Hotel AI

[Image: 792px-IndianBoys-MarineParade-Singapore-1950s.jpg]Malaya was a British colony. Will it become an American colony?

Things are heating up.

US Navy expects to base ships in Singapore[/url]

How safe is Malaysia?

CIA'S NEXT TARGET - MALAYSIA

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POSTED BY ANON AT [url=http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2011/12/malaysia-belhaj-cia-sodomy.html]6:03 PM
"Where is the intersection between the world's deep hunger and your deep gladness?"
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Two hundred U.S. marines have arrived in northern Australia in the first wave of a buildup of 2,500 troops due eventually in the country. The United States says the move is needed to better protect U.S. interests across Asia, but the deployment has sparked concern in China. U.S. Ambassador to Australia Jeffrey Bleich spoke at a welcoming ceremony earlier today.
Jeffrey Bleich: "We are fortunate to be in the most dynamic area in the world right now. This is the fastest-growing economic area and also the one that is enduring the greatest demographic change, and we want to make sure that it continues to be a peaceful, prosperous and stable area. The way that we accomplish that is by ensuring that trade routes are open and that we're prepared for any issue that could come up. And so, the opportunity to train here in Darwin is ideal for having the ability to do that. You have access to the Pacific Ocean, to the Indian Ocean, to the East Timor Sea and to trade routes all around."
"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn
"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will" - Frederick Douglass
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SIGNA Knight - a descendant of the original Malay slaves of the Cocos Islands - was one of the majority on the remote Indian Ocean outpost who voted in a UN referendum in 1984 to integrate with Australia.
That day was a proud moment for the lifelong islander.
But the 63-year-old now fears that the government he looked to for protection and a good future for his children has struck a deal with the US to turn his quiet island home, 2750km northwest of Perth, into a busy military base.
'I am worried about Americans coming,' he told The Australian. 'They go to war a lot. I think if they come here, they will do what they like.'
Mr Knight, who was born and bred on Cocos's Home Island, believes his people will eventually be told about plans to increase the US military presence on the isolated chain of atolls but never asked."
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(To the Tune of the Beach Boys' Kokomo)

Darwin, Socotra ooo I wanna take you
Seychelles, Jakarta come on pretty mama
Maldives, Colombo baby why don't we go
Agana, Naha, Chagos Archipelago

Off Australia
There's a place called Cocos land
That's where you wanna go to get away from it all
Killer drones in the sand
Napalm melting in your hand
We'll all rendition
To the rhythm of an Al Qaeda band
Down in Cocos land

Darwin, Socotra ooo I wanna take you
To Seychelles, Jakarta come on pretty mama
Maldives, Colombo baby why don't we go

Ooo I wanna take you down to Cocos land
We'll get there fast
And then we'll take it slow
That's where we wanna go
Way down to Cocos land
To Diego Garcia, that Mauritius mystique

P-8s out to sea
They'll perfect their geography
By and by they'll defy a little bit of gravity
Global Hawk delight
Dead kids on moonlit nights
That Prozac look in your eye
Give us a tropical contact high
Way down in Cocos land

Darwin, Socotra ooo I wanna take you
To Seychelles, Jakarta come on pretty mama
Maldives, Colombo baby why don't we go

Ooo I wanna take you down to Cocos land
We'll get there fast
And then we'll take it slow
That's where Obama wanna go
Way down to Cocos land
Pattani province I wanna catch a glimpse

Everybody knows
A little place like Cocos land
Now if you wanna go
And get away from it all
Go down to Cocos land

Darwin, Socotra ooo I wanna take you
To Seychelles, Jakarta come on pretty mama
Maldives, Colombo baby why don't we go

Ooo I wanna take you down to Cocos land
We'll get there fast
And then we'll take it slow
That's where we wanna go
Way down to Cocos land

Dili, Port Moresby ooo I wanna take you
To Seychelles, Jakarta come on pretty mama
Sulawesi, Borneo baby why don't we go
Ooo I wanna take you down to Cocos land.







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