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The immediate challenges AUKUS faces in our immediate region : Comments

By Jeffrey Wall, published 17/9/2021

My latest information is that the Daru fish factory is NOT dead at all, and is in fact being pursued by the PRC embassy, and fisheries companies, with the provincial and local level government in the Western Province.

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Tell Morrison.
Posted by ttbn, Friday, 17 September 2021 9:00:26 AM
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Thinking back to 1942 Curtin Government for a reference, and how remarkably similar is the new threat from China.

The Chinese are not invading PNG over the Owen Stanley ranges, they rely on traitors to do their dirty work.

Two relevant points should be recalled from 1942. One was the reluctance of the US to expand its influence into the South Pacific, at a critical moment in the threat of Japanese invasion into Australia.
The other was Churchillís intransigence to cooperate with the desperate request from Curtin for the return of the seventh division from the ME.

The US response was to off load their most troublesome General to take control of the AIF, which ultimately proved useful, as luck would have it.

The UK response was to interfere with the returning convoy of the returning seventh with attempts to divert it to India, which fortunately failed.

The AUKUS alliance doesnít have a reliable history, in fact Iíd rightly guess we will be dumped on our back side in all likelihood.

Our Politicians have been duped into throwing money at the Chinese problem by investing resources into unnecessary submarines, while ignoring the obvious need to secure the perimeter. The Chinese are laughing!

Dan
Posted by diver dan, Friday, 17 September 2021 10:06:51 AM
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good article.
Posted by Chris Lewis, Friday, 17 September 2021 11:11:48 AM
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Yes, one would have to see that the CCP wants to position itself, its navy and airforce in positions with which to threaten target Australia!

Only blind Freddy would not see that as non-threatening!

And nuclear-powered subs and shore to target missiles do a well. That said, our limited manufacturing capacity is where we would fail and fall in any sustained conflict with any superpower or evil axis?

And because the fools on the hill have allowed private interest and incompetent government to price gouge (coal-fired) energy to the enth degree!

So much so that the energy bill became higher than the wages bill for my industries which were left no choice but to offshore their operations!

Moreover, our highly convoluted and enormously complex tax regime adds enormously to the cost of making anything here, let alone nuclear submarines, which will cost the silent unconsulted taxpayer many billions more than could have been the case if only we had rational thinkers (instead of stinkers) at the helm!

That said and given the Chinese are fitting MS reactors in some of their naval vessels and subs, we could as well given they are, walk away safe! And the remaining corrosion and tritium problems are sorted!

And must be installed in remote-controlled and autonomous swarm defence manufacturing.

We have smart bombs, Surface to surface or air missiles and stealth fighter bombers! Plus considerable uranium deposits plus the pulsed light system of enrichment.

And could enrich enough to easily turn our conventional delivery systems, some of them into nuclear-armed reprisal systems! Most of them are able to be sited in remote and well-camouflaged locations, outback station buildings etc.

And may have already done so and sensibly deny their existence or our current thinking on nuclear weapons/power production!

Let any hostile aggressor find out what we have and can make if they make the mistake of attacking us and in so doing, our onshore allies! TBC
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Friday, 17 September 2021 12:17:27 PM
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When tough choices arrive I think the rugby playing nations will help each other out in preference to creditors. I thought one of the islands in the Solomons group was thinking of seceding because of excessive Chinese influence. Alternative theories for the Pacific move could include resettling some of China's 1.4 bn population.

Another is they are inching their way across the Pacific towards Antarctica. If China wants to start mining there no-one will stop them. Those who don't see China as a threat will have to explain when we realise it's gone too far.
Posted by Taswegian, Friday, 17 September 2021 4:26:13 PM
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Jeffrey Wall- Thanks for the article.
Posted by Canem Malum, Saturday, 18 September 2021 2:59:31 AM
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