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The high moral price our regional neighbours are paying for Belt and Road : Comments

By Jeffrey Wall, published 2/8/2021

But what is increasingly 'known' is the diplomatic impact of China's effective program to link funding for infrastructure, communications and other services, to support for China.

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There is a phrase called ď The blindingly obviousĒ.

Leasing the Darwin Port facilities for ninety nine years to the Chinese Communists for five hundred million dollars, gives the Canberra game away.
Itís a game of total self interest mixed with breathtaking ineptitude.

Chairman Andrews has highlighted the blind greed and self interest of the black kettles and pots further, by implicating Victoria with a belt and road deal with the Chinese enemy.

All the above stupid can be added to the additional stupid of selling the domestic housing stock of Australia to unknown Chinese, with a bonus of citizenship for their pleasure.
If that stupid alone is not an obvious Trojan Horse, what else isnít, we know not?

Jeffery Wells is heavy on wishing and light on facing reality with his concerns for our regional security.

Dan
Posted by diver dan, Monday, 2 August 2021 9:31:15 AM
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If sovereign nations with democratically elected governments decide to sell their nations' souls for an allegorical forty pieces of silver?

I'd like to know what you believe we could do about it? We cannot match the Chinese military might, her economic might or her sheer size! We cannot outspend or outgun her! And anyway, the referred to nations are surely masters of their own fates and partnership arrangements?

If you want to dance with the devil? Don't complain if you get burned!
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Monday, 2 August 2021 2:15:58 PM
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Alan B

How many times do I have to tell you, itís 30 pieces of silver.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty_pieces_of_silver

Dan
Posted by diver dan, Monday, 2 August 2021 2:42:52 PM
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Diver Dan, its Alan B's 30 coins - plus the inflationary mark-up for conversion to crypto currency. It isn't a case of "if" but "when" the CCP and its goons decide to pull the plug on us in dear old Oz. Sadly, too many here asleep at the wheel for all too long. To paraphrase Sun Tzu's words: The supreme art of war is to subdue your enemy without fighting. Blow up a few ore carriers in the Port Hedland approaches, deny service and hijack the other infrastructure they already own or control and blockade our oil supply lines and we'd be lucky to last a month. For the past 25 years our coal & iron ore has been squirrelled away by the CCP, with astounding reserves now lining the bottoms of their rivers, bays and estuaries in readiness for the day. We are even less ready, or prepared today, than we were in 1942 when the Japanese attacked Darwin. Covid, crypto and the CCP...not necessarily in that order. Shot over...shot out !
Posted by Albie Manton in Darwin, Tuesday, 3 August 2021 11:16:45 AM
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