Friday, January 27, 2012

Land Destroyer: Australian Militarism in the Asia-Pacific Century

Land Destroyer: Australian Militarism in the Asia-Pacific Century: Nile Bowie NileBowie.blogspot.com January 22, 2012 For a nation who has historically subordinated itself to larger powers, Australia’s Labour-led foreign policy shows little divergence away from being wholly complicit to American full spectrum dominance in the region. For all of its pristine natural beauty, the continent-nation has become a treasure chest of precious natural resources managed by a monopolistic elite, and a martial subsidiary of the world’s most militaristically aggressive empire. While the potential exists for Australia’s economy to hemorrhage in the absence of Chinese trade and demand, the permanent force of 2,500 US marines building up in the Northern Territory certainly does not appear to be in the public interest.