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Irresponsible politics: Australia's B-52 nuclear weapons problem : Comments

By Binoy Kampmark, published 20/2/2023

Australia, in being turned into a US garrison state, is very likely going to be a site where nuclear weapons are hosted, though pedants and legal quibblers will dispute what, exactly, constitutes such hosting.

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"Australia, in being turned into a US garrison state".

Sheer hysteria! Australia cannot defend itself, and we need a lot of help. The more the better, including nuclear capability.

It is embarrassing, but necessary - thanks to our useless politicians - to rely on America; Australia is pathetic; Australians are pathetic.

"The Albanese government is doing little to clarify the matter Ö. "?

The Albanese government is doing little about anything on defence, just the like the last useless Morrison government. This lot is more interested in grand gestures like the Voice and disgusting gender bending, homosexuality and anything that takes the minds of Australians (those who have minds) off the real business of survival.

The Yanks had to save Australia from the Japanese; they are going to have to do the same with China - hopefully, if they think that we are worth saving. Too many Australians, particularly the young, don't think we are.
Posted by ttbn, Monday, 20 February 2023 7:34:56 AM
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It doesn't seem to be realised that EVERYBODY in Australia would be affected by conflict with China; not just a few regular soldiers in the Middle East. Even the Socialist pacifists and other smug, moralising wimps. We could all disappear in a couple of nuclear blasts because we donít have the capacity to deter the nuclear threat without being able to threaten China with their own medicine.

Australia is now less prepared for war than it was at the outbreak WW2.

China must be shown that Australia can and will resist: and only a US presence here will do that.

We might be just a piddling little country, run by idiots and populated by idiots, but surely we are not just going to lie down and die without some sort of an effort. Although, being so reliant on China for just about everything these days - things that we would no longer have in a war situation - dying out might be inevitable.
Posted by ttbn, Monday, 20 February 2023 8:18:55 AM
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I agree with Senator Wong's position and that of the US to neither confirm nor deny that we have these weapons here on an alleged temporary basis. Moreover, I don't see the (anti US) Author's alleged problem!
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Monday, 20 February 2023 10:21:51 AM
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What ttbn says. Save, we're not all idiots.
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Monday, 20 February 2023 10:24:18 AM
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I'm not!
Posted by Maverick, Monday, 20 February 2023 1:05:03 PM
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Hard pass,
Stick your AUKUS defensive pact where the sun don't shine.
America is more likely than not to drag us and our young men INTO a war, than defend us in one or get us out of one, or the repercussions of such once it starts it.
And it probably wouldn't be likely to even start one at all if not for Asian 'NATO' countries banding together to help it bully and threaten China in the first place.

I support Australian Neutrality.
I don't care enough about Taiwan, or 'Freedom Navigations' or The South China Sea or Human Rights of Ugyurs or any other world problem, to see our boys in the firing line or nuclear weapons being detonated on our soil.

Our trade with China is more important than any war.
- Without it we may as well just nuke ourselves.

If America wants a war with China, let it start it and let it accept the consequences of it, not us.
It can keep it's nukes on it's submarines, and if it wants resupply or or it's Pine Gap lease honoured or Military bases on our soil or anything else, then in return it can guaranteed us second strike capability if we're attacked with nuclear weapons first.
Which is unlikely, because China has a policy AGAINST use of First Strike capability, which is reasonable considering it's growing economically and militarily at a much faster pace than the US and time is on it's side.

It's the US that will get a war started thanks to it's own idiot politicians drunk on warmongering.

No nukes here, unless they're ours.
No deals, go back to America.

And if our politicians don't understand this, it's because they're weak yes-men, like Olaf Sholtz that let America destroy it's economy with the destruction of Nordstream, and still licks Americas butt.
I say 'No' to ending up a war ravaged nation like the Ukraine, what Americas idiot warmongers specialise in.
Posted by Armchair Critic, Monday, 20 February 2023 1:50:13 PM
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