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April 18, 2005

I presume the PM is farewelling the navy as it starts yet another tour of duty in the far away Middle East? 'Trust us guys, we'll look after you', he seems to be saying.


Shouldn't our sturdy Australian conservatives be worried about the military buildup in China?

The Chinese are modernizing their army, building missiles, going high tech, stirring the regional pot by clipping the wings of our Japense ally in the Middle Eastfor regional ascendancy, and crusing our Pacific in their submarines. Soon the Chinese will be able to take out Australia's North West Shelf, and launch air attacks on our friends in the US.

And what are we doing to defend our national resources in the face of the threat from the north? Why, the Canberra politicans are running down our military equipment (F-lll and Sea King helicopters) instead of muscling up, that's what. We are even going to backflip on pre-emptive strikes on our Asian neighbours and give up being deputy sheriff for the US in the Pacific Rim.

Things are drifting, the centre no longer holds, and we've lost touch with our true Australian values. Greg Sheridan has gone missing in action; Tim Blair is nowhere to be seen; Andrew Bolt is preoccupied with art; Janet Albrechtsen is caught up in her obsession with judges; whilst Miranda Devine is watching wrestling on tv.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 2:24 PM | | Comments (0)