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Old 11-11-2011
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Apparently on his upcoming visit to Australia President Obama is going to announce the establishment of a permanent American military base here.

This would be first time ever that foreign military has been stationed here permanently. During the Second World War it was only for the duration.

In my opinion there should be no warfare whatsoever, and therefore no military anywhere in the world. Quite apart from reasons which have always existed, the USA alone has the ability to blow the world up a number of times over. Costa Rica, Iceland and Mauritius have no military forces.

What do we think about this?
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Old 11-11-2011
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Being from the USA myself, I can't say I like this. We need to stay out of people's business. There's no reason for us to have a military base there! All I can personally do is apologize for the ever growing idiocy of my country, which I feel the need to do the older I get....
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Old 11-11-2011
 

I want to know who gave the advise for this haha...

*rolls dice and moves north* i'm anouncing that i'm putting up a base in the US.
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Old 11-11-2011
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They have permanent bases in around 130 countries. Welcome to the club.

... Not that I agree with that.

However, it's simply not practical to disarm the whole world. It will never happen, no matter how hard people try.

That said, there is absolutely no reason for permanent military installations of any kind outside your own national borders. That's imperialism. Coming from the guy who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for his campaign promises alone.
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Old 11-11-2011
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anyone else feel like something sinister is cooking within the White House, like they are preparing for world domination?
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Old 11-11-2011
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anyone else feel like something sinister is cooking within the White House, like they are preparing for world domination?
Unfortunately it's been brewing for a long time.
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Old 11-11-2011
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Maybe they are trying to keep China away from those minerals
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Old 11-11-2011
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Oops, false alarm. How embarrassing. The American base proposal has been ruled out by the government.
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Old 11-11-2011
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I was about to say, they got in debt cuz of war... but ok whew false alarm good.
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Old 11-11-2011
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I'm glad it is a false alarm. That was going to be a bad idea if it were true.
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Old 11-16-2011
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Actually, it is true. Obama and Gillard confirm US military boost to Northern Territory | Herald Sun
I don't think China is going to be too pleased with us.
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Old 11-16-2011
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Phew, thank goodness
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Old 11-16-2011
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don't worry, you'll hardly know they're there

you should keep an eye on your wives and daughters, though
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Old 11-16-2011
 

I do not know how I feel about this.

So China owns America's debt and Americans want it to 'play by the rules'? hm?

I don't like the idea of more nuclear-powered anything anywhere though... depends what they'll be doing there I guess...
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Old 11-16-2011
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... depends what they'll be doing there I guess...
well, they're US Marines

so when they're not busy training

they'll mostly be chasing women

here's another article: http://marines.dodlive.mil/2011/11/1...ssie-alliance/
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ahhaha Coyote so that's where you got your training?
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Old 11-16-2011
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I think Australia provides a lot of support to the US military, in terms of satellite, radar, communication and other technology. I think having a military base here is not the way to go. More and more I do not support many of the Gillards Governments policies. I suspect she will never be elected Prime Minister by the electorate.
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Old 11-16-2011
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from the articles i've found, it doesn't sound like there is any plan to build an actual american military base - just that american troops will be training in australia and using the australian naval ports and air bases more
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Old 11-17-2011
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from this article: Up to 2,500 Marines could be based in Australia

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U.S. officials were careful to emphasize that the pact was not an attempt to create a permanent American military presence in Australia.
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Old 12-09-2011
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don't worry, you'll hardly know they're there

you should keep an eye on your wives and daughters, though
Over sexed, over paid and over here?
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