Category Archives: War

Morrison’s purchase of hypersonic missiles is a crime against Australia and the world

By Joe Montero

Scott Morrison has recklessly committed Australia to having hypersonic missiles. Let’s speak plainly. The issue is too serious for this. It commits Australia to be used to serve as a launching pad for military aggression against other nations. This is an escalation in preparations for war that will kill Australians and many others, should it come. Continue reading Morrison’s purchase of hypersonic missiles is a crime against Australia and the world

Ukraine is showing elements of forgetting the lessons of history

By Joe Montero

Though the 1920’s and 1930’s fascism grew to a scourge in Europe and other places. Its financiers were the super-rich in Europe and the United States. One example was Henry Ford, who is said to have kept a picture of the German Fuhrer on his desk. Adolf Hitler was reputed to have a picture of Henry Ford on his desk. Ford didn’t stop here. He used his newspaper The Independent to spread Nazi views and was active in the American Nazi movement. He wasn’t alone. Continue reading Ukraine is showing elements of forgetting the lessons of history

Roots of Ukrainian crisis must be addressed to find the peace

By Joe Montero

Everyone will agree that the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces is a terrible development. People have already died and more will do so. There will be political and economic damage that will last well past the present conflict. It would have been much better if this hadn’t happened. But the reality is that this is not the way it has gone. Continue reading Roots of Ukrainian crisis must be addressed to find the peace

AUKUS is tied to the economic and political decline of the United States

By Joe Montero

At a time of worsening international tensions, it would make a great deal of sense for Australia to be playing a constructive role towards reducing these tensions. Sadly, with Scott Morrison and his gang in Canberra, Australia has been dragged into moves that do the opposite. Continue reading AUKUS is tied to the economic and political decline of the United States

Morrison government turning Australia into a U.S. military base and allowing more Marines into Darwin

By Joe Montero

The message coming out from early G7 connected talks between Australia and the United States, is that there will be an expansion of joint military activity. A new joint brigade made up of U.S. Marines and Australian Defence Forces (ADF) is to be based in Darwin. Although there is talk of rotating the command on the ground between the two nations, real control will remain in the hands of the United States. Continue reading Morrison government turning Australia into a U.S. military base and allowing more Marines into Darwin

Time to silence the drums of war

The following article by Joseph Camilleri (Pears and Irritations 5 May 2021) deals with the present hyping up of fear over China and war talk, as a case of déjà-vu, of the cold War hysteria that led us into a succession of disastrous and unjustified wars in the past. Examples are Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria. The difference this time, is that the consequences of a war are likely to be far more serious. Joseph Camilleri is managing director of Alexandria Agenda, Emeritus Professor at La Trobe University in Melbourne, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences

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