Abbott in globalised war

Abbott PM keenly promotes globalised war.
Update: B-1 bombers coming to Australia to deter Beijing’s South China Sea ambitions: US
http://www.smh.com.au/world/b1-bombers-coming-to-australia-to-deter-beijings-south-china-sea-ambitions-us-20150515-gh23zl.html
United States beefs up military assets in Asia, sends B-1 bomber aircraft to Australia as deterrent to China’s ‘destabilising effect’ in region. Read here
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-15/united-states-sends-b-1-bomber-aircraft-to-australia/6471528

1. Professor Michel Chossudovsky shows that Washington has globalized war while the US president is presented as a global peace-maker, complete with the Nobel Peace Prize.

Washington has military deployed in 150 countries, has the world divided up into six US military commands and has a global strike plan that includes space operations. Nuclear weapons are part of the global strike plan and have been elevated for use in a pre-emptive first strike, a dangerous departure from their Cold War role.

America’s militarization includes military armament for local police for use against the domestic population and military coercion of sovereign countries in behalf of US economic imperialism.

One consequence is the likelihood of nuclear war.
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Another consequence is the criminalization of US foreign policy. War crimes are the result. These are not the war crimes of individual rogue actors but war crimes institutionalized in established guidelines and procedures. “What distinguishes the Bush and Obama administrations,” Chossudovsky writes, “is that the concentration camps, targeted assassinations and torture chambers are now openly considered as legitimate forms of intervention, which sustain ‘the global war on terrorism’ and support the spread of ‘Western democracy.’”

Read here http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article41374.htmIt is now a known fact that the neocon Bush regime’s Iraq war was totally based on lies, just as is every other neocon war and the current drive for war with Russia and Iran. Despite their record of lies and failure, the neocons still control US foreign policy, and neocon Nuland is busy at work fomenting “color revolutions” or coups in the former Soviet republics of Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan.

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2.Australia’s deferential treatment of the United States has gone on for too long by Alan Ramsey
Who are we to say no to America?
“Whitlam wanted to establish a more independent role for Australia in its relations with Washington. He refused to bend. Nixon and Kissinger were determined to crush him. Curran’s book, wonderfully told, says much about how ugly the US monolith can be.”
And how deeply Australia is dominated by US economic, military and political interests. Just read the article.

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/australias-deferential-treatment-of-the-united-states-has-gone-on-for-too-long-20150327-1m8pd2.html

Photo from Waging Peace on War: Canberra. WACA Peace Convergence copy

2.Why is China building a ‘great wall of sand’? Look no further than Darwin
Stuart Rollo
Whitlam in China

News this week of the startling growth of Chinese construction on contested reefs in the South China Sea has caused mass hysteria in the world’s media. As the idea that the US is “losing Asia”, while China constructs a new “great wall of sand”, begins to take hold, and American commanders begin requesting Australian participation in “hunter-killer” patrols in the region, the Australian public would do well to look into our own backyard for the origins of the escalating regional military buildup.

US Navy: Beijing creating a ‘great wall of sand’ in South China Sea
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/apr/03/why-is-china-building-a-great-wall-of-sand-look-no-further-than-darwin?CMP=ema_632

People are opposed to war with China http://chriswhiteonline.org/2015/01/people-opposed-to-war-with-china/

Later this month, as the monsoon subsides and soft mud becomes solid ground, the permanent rotation of US marines through Darwin will enter its next iteration. Another 1,150 marines will arrive in the Top End, bringing with them a plethora of vehicles, weapons and ammunition.

The Australian defence minister will laud it as a boost to the local economy, the American commander will make a statement about the benefits of training with Australian troops, and the nation will continue in lockstep with the American strategy to contain a rising China through a regional military buildup without a skerrick of earnest public discussion.

While the Australian media may wax lyrical about the threat posed to regional stability by Chinese construction in the South China Sea, they have been conspicuously quiet on the military buildup in the Northern Territory.

If an honest appraisal of the broader geopolitical significance of the marine deployment is what you’re after, you will have much better luck finding it between the pages of a Chinese newspaper than in one of our own broadsheets. In Chinese media, details of the rotation, along with the similarly underreported plans to use the Australian Cocos Islands as a base for American drones, are represented as what they in fact are: clear evidence that Australia is siding with the US in a program of strategic containment of China.
The deployment is also better contextualised in the Chinese press. read more.

3.Australia becomes the world’s sixth-largest arms importer
by Michael Safi and Nick Evershed Friday 3 April 2015
Imports surge as armed forces upgrade their fleets but analysts voice doubts as to whether weapons upgrades can proceed without more cash or scrapping projects.

US F-35 Joint Strike Fighters in flight testing. The Australian government has approved the purchase of another 58 joint strike fighters at a cost of $12.4bn.
Waging Peace on War: Canberra. WACA Peace Convergence

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/apr/03/australias-arms-imports-surge-after-costly?CMP=share_btn_fb

4.Advance Australia Fair …..

As UK lackeys or US lackeys Australians have invaded 85 countries as compared to the British 193, France, 80, the US 70 and Apartheid Israel 12.

History ignored yields history repeated and look-the-other-way Australia is consequently now into its Seventh Iraq War of the last 100 years. This appalling record, if generally known, would obscure Australia’s worthy history as a world leader in achieving major humane social innovations within Australia (albeit effectively only for White Australians before 1967) such as free, secular education, free trade unions, the 8 hour working day and democratic elections in the 19th century, and female suffrage (1901).

In the century after the British invasion in 1788 the Australian Aboriginal population dropped from about 1 million to 0.1 million through dispossession, deprivation, introduced disease and violence. Since 1788 some 2 million Indigenous Australians have died untimely deaths, White Australians have destroyed 600 out of 750 distinct Australian Aboriginal groups (and associated languages and dialects) and of the remaining 150 all but 20 are endangered, this qualitatively representing the worst genocide in human history [1-3]. In the 19th century Australians were variously officially involved in British imperial wars (in China, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, and the Sudan), and were also variously unofficially involved in the violent kidnapping of Pacific island Melanesians and Polynesians (“blackbirding”) as slaves for British and Australian sugar cane plantations in Australia, Fiji and Samoa (this variously involving Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu). The Maori population of New Zealand dropped from 0.1-0.2 million in 1800 to 42,000 by 1893 through dispossession, deprivation, introduced disease and violence. Measles introduced from Sydney, Australia killed 40,000 out of 150,000 Fijians in 1875. Other Pacific communities were decimated by disease introduced by Australian commerce and slave trading [4].

In the 20th century Australians were involved in British imperial wars, first in South Africa and thence in World War 1 (WW1) and WW2. In WW1 Australia had a Royal Australian Navy (RAN), an Australian Imperial Force (AIF) and an Australian Flying Corps (AFC) that would later become the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the invasion of Turkey at Gallipoli by British forces, French forces and the joint Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) on 25 April 1915, a day that is commemorated in Australia and New Zealand as Anzac Day. Collateral damage from the Allied invasion of Turkey was the Armenian Genocide that is remembered on the 24 April as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. After months of Allied shelling in the Dardanelles, on the eve of the Allied invasion the threatened and xenophobic Turks rounded up Armenian community leaders and commenced the Armenian Genocide in which 1.5 million Armenians perished. The Tasmanian and thence New Zealand SS Talune brought influenza to Samoa, Fiji, Tonga and Nauru in 1918 (22% of the Samoan population died) and the RAN was involved in relief work in the Pacific islands during the 1918-1919 influenza epidemic. The RAN visited numerous British-occupied ports around the world during the 20th century and notably in WW1 and WW2, AIF units were based in the UK in WW1 and RAAF personnel were based in the UK in WW2.

Australia joined Great Britain in WW2 against Germany and Italy and thence against Japan. Australian armed forces – the AIF, the RAN, the RAAF and a significant number of Australians in the British Royal Air Force (RAF) – were present in a large number of countries around the world. After the Japanese attack on the US at Pearl Harbor (7 December 1941) Australia became much more closely linked militarily to the US. Australian forces were variously present in India (via the RAAF in East India, RAN visits and AIF troops in transit to and from the Middle East and Mediterranean theatres). By withholding food from its huge wartime grain stores, Australia was complicit in the 1942-1945 Bengali Holocaust (WW2 Indian Holocaust, WW2 Bengal Famine) in which the British deliberately starved 6-7 million Indians to death for strategic reasons.

Australia is closely linked to the US through the ANZUS Pact and has been involved in all post-1950 US Asian wars, atrocities in which 40 million Asians died through violence or war-imposed deprivation. The Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), and the Australian Regular Army (ARA) were variously deployed in the Korean War and thence the British Confrontation with Indonesia and the Vietnam War (this also involving Australian conscripts). Australia was involved in the Gulf War against Iraq, Sanctions against Iraq, the invasion and occupation of Iraq, and the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. Australian spies were involved as CIA surrogates in the overthrow of the democratically elected Allende Government in Chile on 11 September 1973.

Australia is currently involved with hundreds of military advisers in both Iraq and Afghanistan and with RAAF bombing in Iraq. The Australian-US joint telecommunications spying facility at Pine Gap in central Australia plays a key role in US nuclear terrorism and in the targeting of US drone strikes on Libya, Somalia, the Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Pakistan. 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Australia making war on Iraq, with the millions of victims dying violent deaths and millions more (half of them children) dying from war-imposed deprivation [5].

Australia’s 7 Iraq Wars are as follows (with dates and branches of the Australian armed forces in parentheses):

Australia’s First Iraq War (1915-1918, RAAF);
Australia’s Second Iraq War (1940-1948, Anglo-Iraq War, RAN);
Australia’s Third Iraq War (Sanctions against Iraq, RAN, 1990-2003, 1.7 million Iraqi deaths from deprivation, 1.2 million under-5 infant deaths, 90% avoidable and due to US Alliance war crimes in gross violation of the Geneva Convention);
Australia’s Fourth Iraq War (Gulf War, 1990-1991, RAN);
Australia’s Fifth Iraq War (Australian forces to Kurdistan, 1991);
Australia’s Sixth Iraq War ( invasion and occupation of Iraq, 2003-2011, 1.5 million violent deaths, 1.2 million deaths from war-imposed deprivation, 0.8 million under-5 infant deaths, 90% avoidable and due to US Alliance war crimes in gross violation of the Geneva Convention);
Australia’s Seventh Iraq War (military advisers on the ground and RAAF bombing of Iraq from 2014 onwards) [6].
Not included in this analysis are numerous and laudable Australian contributions to UN and other peace-keeping operations in Africa, Asia and the Pacific.
There are 193 UN member states [7] plus 2 UN-recognized states (Palestine and the Vatican) and 8 non-UN-recognized states (8 de facto states, namely US-backed and recognized Kosovo (ex-Serbia), US-backed and recognized Taiwan (ex-China), Russia-backed and recognized South Ossetia (ex-Georgia), Russia-backed and recognized Abkhazia (ex- Georgia), Russia-backed but unrecognized Transnistria (ex-Moldova), Russia–backed but unrecognized Eastern Ukraine or Novorussiya (ex-Ukraine), Nagorny Karabakh Republic (ex- Azerbaijan), and Western Sahara (ex-Morocco and Mauritania).

Listed below in alphabetical order are the 85 of these 203 present-day countries whose territory has been variously subject to armed Australian entry:

Afghanistan (US-led Afghan War, ADF, 2001- ; Australia’s Pine Gap is key to targeting US drone strikes in Afghanistan, 2001-);
Albania (WW1, RAN, 1917-1918);
Algeria (WW2, RAN, 1942-1943);
Australia (1788-1901, British colony; Australian Aboriginal Genocide in which the Aboriginal population declined from about 1 million to 0.1 million in the first century after invasion; Tasmanian Aboriginal Genocide in which the full-blood Aboriginal population declined from 6,000 in 1803 to zero with the death of Truganini in 1875; Australian “blackbirding” raids for slave labour, 19th century; last massacres of Aborigines in the 1920s);
Austria (WW2; RAAF bombed Austria targets, 1944);
Bahamas, (WW1, RAN, 1914);
Bangladesh (WW2, 1939-1945, Australians served in RAF in India; 6-7 million Indians starved to death in WW2 Bengal Famine imposed by Britain with Australian complicity, Australia withholding food from its huge wartime grain stores, 1942-1945);
Belgium (WW1, 1914-1918; WW2, Australians in RAF, 1944);
Bosnia and Herzegovina (WW2, Australians in RAF Balkan Air Force, 1944-1945);
Brunei Darussalam (WW2, Borneo Campaign, 1944);
Bulgaria (WW2, bombed by Australian-containing RAF, 1943-1944);
Chile (Australian Security and Intelligence Organization (ASIO) agents against acted for the US CIA in the prelude to the US-backed military coup of 11 September 1973);
China (Boxer Rebellion, 1900-1901);
Croatia (WW2, Australians in RAF Balkan Air Force, 1944-1945);
Cyprus (RAN, 1941);
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (RAN, RAAF, and ARA, Korean War, 1950-1953);
Eastern Ukraine or Novorussiya (ex-Ukraine; Australian volunteers in British Army in Crimean War, 1853-1856; Australian contribution to the Allied Intervention in Russia 1918–19 when the Ukraine was part of Russia );
Egypt (WW1, 1914-1918; initial base for the First Australian Imperial Force (AIF) and for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) sent to invade Turkey at Gallipoli in 1915; WW2, AIF in the Battle of El Alamein and elsewhere in Egypt, 1942-1943);
Eritrea (WW2, Eritrea, RAN, 1940-1941);
Fiji (Australian “blackbirding” in the Lau Islands for slave labour for sugar cane plantations, 1863; measles inadvertently introduced by Ratu Cakobau from Sydney, Australia, killed 40,000 out of 150,000 Fijians, 1875; Polynesian and Melanesian slave labour was associated with high mortality and thence Indian 5-year-slave indentured labour was used for Australian and other sugar cane plantations, 1879-1916, the last “slaves” being released in 1920; RAN, 1917-1918; Tasmanian and thence New Zealand SS Talune brought deadly influenza to Fiji, 1918-1919; RAN, 1918-1919);
France (WW1, AIF suffered huge losses, 1914-1918; WW2, AFC, 1917-1918; WW2, RAAF bombed Northern and Southern France targets, 1944);
Germany (WW1, Australia at war with Germany, 1914-1918 ; WW2, Australia at war with Germany, 1939-1945; Australians in RAF bombing Germany, 1940-1945; RAAF bombing Germany, 1941-1945);
Greece (WW2, RAN and AIF in Greece and Crete, 1941; RAAF, 1944-1945);
Hungary (WW2; Australians in RAF, 1944; RAAF bombed Hungarian targets, 1944);
India (members from British regiments stationed in Australia saw action in India and Afghanistan, pre-1901; WW2, Australians in RAF, 1939-1945; WW2, AIF and RAN transit via Bombay; by withholding food from its huge wartime grain stocks, Australia was complicit in the British-imposed Bengal Famine in which 6-7 million Indians were deliberately starved to death for strategic reasons, 1942-1945);
Indonesia (WW2, RAN 1944; WW2, Borneo Campaign, 1944; Confrontation with Indonesia, 1964-1966);
Iran (Islamic Republic of) (WW2, RAN, 1941);
Iraq (WW1, Australian Flying Corps (AFC; RAAF precursor), 1915; WW2, RAN, Basra, in Anglo-Iraq War, 1941; Sanctions against Iraq, RAN, 1990-2003, 1.7 million Iraqi deaths from deprivation; Australian forces to Iraqi Kurdistan, 1991; Gulf War, RAN, 1990-1991, 0.2 million Iraqis killed; Invasion and Occupation of Iraq, 2003-2011, 1.5 million violent deaths, 1.2 million deaths from war-imposed deprivation; Australia’s Pine Gap is key to targeting US drone strikes, 2008-; RAAF bombing, Iraq, 2014- );
Israel (WW1 in Palestine; Army 1916-1918; Surafend Massacre by Australian forces, 100 Palestinians killed in this revenge attack, 1918);
Italy (WW1, RAN, 1917-1918; WW2, Australia at war with Italy, 1939-1944; WW2, RAAF, 1943-1944; WW2, RAN, 1943-1944 );
Jamaica (WW2, RAN, 1939);
Japan (WW2, Australia at war with Japan, with Japanese bombing and submarine raids on Australia, 1941-1945; post-WW2 Australian occupation of
Japan, 1946-1952);
Kenya (WW2, RAN 1939-1945);
Kiribati (Australian blackbirding” raids for slave labour for sugar cane plantations and associated high mortality from introduced disease, 19th century; WW1, RAN, 1918);
Kuwait, (RAN, 1991);
Lebanon (WW2, RAAF and AIF in Lebanon and Syria against the French Vichy forces, 1941);
Libya (WW2, AIF and RAN in Siege of Tobruk, 1941; Australia’s Pine Gap is key to targeting US drone strikes, 2011);
Madagascar (RAN, 1942);
Malaysia (WW2, Australian forces, 1940-1942; Australian forces taken prisoner in 1942, liberated in 1945; WW2, Borneo Campaign, 1944; Confrontation with Indonesia, 1964-1966; RAAF at Butterworth Base, 1957-);
Maldives (WW2, Australians in RAF, 1942-1945);
Malta (WW1, RAN, 1914-1918; WW2 RAN, 1914-1918);
Marshall Islands (WW2, RAN, 1945);
Morocco (WW2, RAN involved Allied invasion, 1942);
Myanmar (Burma) (AIF, 1941-1942; Australians with RAF, 1939-1945);
Nauru (captured from Germans in 1914; Tasmanian and thence New Zealand SS Talune brought deadly influenza to Nauru, 1918-1919); League of Nations Mandate to Australia, New Zealand and UK, 1923-1942; re-conquered by RAN, 1945; UN trusteeship to Australia, New Zealand and UK, 1947-1966; present site of a corporation-run Australian concentration camp for refugees);
Netherlands (Australian in RAF bombing, 1940-1945);
New Zealand (Maori Wars, 1845-1864);
Norway (WW2, Australians in RAF, 1940-1945);
Pakistan (Australia’s Pine Gap is key to targeting US drone strikes, 2004);
Palestine (WW1, Army 1916-1918; Surafend Massacre by Australian forces, about 100 Palestinians killed in a revenge attack over the killing of a New Zealand soldier by an escaping thief, 1918; WW2, RAN);
Palau (WW2, RAN, 1944);
Papua New Guinea (Australian “blackbirding” for slave labour for Fiji, Samoa and Australian sugar cane plantations, 19th century; Papua ruled by Queensland, Australia 1883-1901; ruled by Australian 1901-1975; WW1, Australia seized German New Guinea, 1914; Papua New Guinea independent from Australia in 1975);
Philippines (WW2, 1944-1945);
Poland (WW2, RAAF, Warsaw, 1944);
Republic of Korea (ARA, RAN and RAAF, Korean War, 1950-1953);
Romania (Australians in the RAF that bombed Bucharest, 1944);
Russian Federation (Australian volunteers in British Army in Crimean War, 1853-1856; Australian contribution to the Allied Intervention in Russia 1918–1919);
Saint Lucia (WW1, RAN, 1916);
Samoa (Australian “blackbirding” raids for slave labour for sugar cane plantations and associated high mortality from introduced disease, 19th century; Tasmanian and thence New Zealand SS Talune brought influenza that killed 22% of Samoans, 1918-1919; RAN, 1918-1919);
Senegal (WW2, RAN in Allied naval attacks at Dakar, 1940);
Serbia (WW2, Australians in RAF Balkan Air Force, 1944-1945);
Seychelles (WW2, RAN, 1942);
Sierra Leone (WW2, RAN, 1940);
Singapore (WW2, Australian forces, 1940-1942; Australian forces taken prisoner 1942, survivors liberated in 1945);
Solomon Islands (Australian blackbirding” raids for slave labour for sugar cane plantations and associated high mortality from introduced disease, 19th century; WW2, 1942-1945);
Somalia (WW2, RAN, 1940; Australia’s Pine Gap is key to targeting US drone strikes, 21st century);
South Africa (Boer War, 1899-1902; WW1, RAN, 1915-1916; WW2, RAN, 1939-1945);
South Sudan (Sudan War, 1886; WW2, RAN, 1941);
Sri Lanka (WW2, AIF, 1942; RAN, 1942-1945);
Sudan (Sudan War, 1886; WW2, RAN, 1941);
Switzerland (Australians in RAF that bombed Switzerland);
Syrian Arab Republic (WW2, RAAF and AIF in Lebanon and Syria against the French Vichy forces, 1941; Australia’s Pine Gap is key to targeting US drone strikes, 2004);
Thailand (WW2, Australians in RAF bombing raids, 1942-1945; RAAF, Ubon base, 1962-1968);
Timor-Leste (Australian forces, 1942-1945);
Tonga (Australian “blackbirding” “blackbirding” raids for slave labour for sugar cane plantations, 1863; Tasmanian and thence New Zealand SS Talune brought deadly influenza to Tonga, 1918-1919; RAN, 1918-1919);
Tunisia (WW2, RAN, 1942-1943);
Turkey (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) invasion, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, commemorated by Anzac Day; ANZAC withdrawal, 1916; RAN, 1915-1916);
Tuvalu (Australian blackbirding” raids for slave labour for sugar cane plantations and associated high mortality from introduced disease, 19th century; WW1, RAN, 1918);
Ukraine (Australian volunteers in British Army in Crimean War, 1853-1856; Australian contribution to the Allied Intervention in Russia 1918–1919 when the Ukraine was part of Russia );
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (WW1, AIF, 1914-1918; WW2, RAAF, 1942-1945);
United Republic of Tanzania (WW1, RAN bombarded German East African ports, 1915-1916);
Vanuatu (Australian blackbirding” raids for slave labour for sugar cane plantations and associated high mortality from introduced disease, 19th century; WW1, RAN, 1918; WW2, RAN, 1943-1945);
Viet Nam (Army, Navy, RAAF, 1962-1973; RAAF 1975);
Western Sahara (ex-Morocco; WW2, RAN involved Allied invasion, 1942);
Yemen (WW2, RAN in Aden, 1944; Australia’s Pine Gap is key to targeting US drone strikes, 2004);

Countries that have not been invaded by Australia (although, for example, Australia invaded the former Russian Empire of which some of these countries were a part and the Australian RAN may have visited some maritime countries in this list when they were former British colonies):

Abkhazia (ex-Georgia) ; Andorra; Angola; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bahrain; Barbados; Belarus; Belize; Benin; Bhutan; Bolivia (Plurinational State of); Botswana; Brazil; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cabo Verde; Cambodia; Cameroon; Canada; Central African Republic; Chad; Colombia; Comoros; Congo (Brazzaville); Costa Rica; Côte D’Ivoire; Cuba; Czech Republic; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Denmark; Djibouti; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; El Salvador; Equatorial Guinea; Estonia; Ethiopia; Finland; Gabon; Gambia; Georgia; Ghana; Grenada; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea Bissau; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Iceland; Ireland; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Lao People’s Democratic Republic; Latvia; Lesotho; Liberia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mexico; Micronesia (Federated States of); Monaco; Mongolia; Montenegro; Mozambique; Nagorny Karabakh Republic (ex-Azerbaijan); Namibia; Nepal; Nicaragua; Niger; Nigeria; Oman; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Portugal; Qatar; Republic of Moldova; Rwanda; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; San Marino; Sao Tome and Principe; Saudi Arabia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Suriname; Swaziland; Sweden; Tajikistan; The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; Togo; Transnistria (ex-Moldova); Trinidad and Tobago; Turkmenistan; Uganda; United Arab Emirates, United States of America; Uruguay; Uzbekistan; Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of); Zambia; Zimbabwe; Vatican.

Conclusions.

Australia is a very wealthy and remote nation but as a UK lackey or a US lackey has invaded about 85 countries, the term invasion covering a variety of intrusions including national ground invasions, unofficial slave-trading, commerce-related spread of devastating diseases, the wartime presence of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and other Australian forces in British–occupied countries, Australian air crew in British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombing raids, RAAF bombing and the key involvement of Australia’s Pine Gap facility in targeting US drone strikes from Africa to South Asia. The estimate of 85 countries invaded by Australians may be an under-estimate since, for example, there may be further countries visited by the RAN when they were British-occupied (e.g. what are now sovereign island states in the Atlantic, Indian or Pacific Oceans) but not revealed so far in my research.

In 2015 Australia will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the invasion of Turkey at Gallipoli by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) and British and French forces. The 25 April, the date of the invasion, is commemorated as a sacred Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand. However ignored in these commemorations are the disastrous consequences of the dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire, with the worst atrocities (dates and deaths from violence and war-imposed deprivation in parenthesis) being the Armenian Genocide (1.5 million, 1915-1923), the Palestinian Genocide (2 million, 1917 onwards), the Iraqi Genocide (4.6 million, 1990 onwards), the Syrian Genocide (0.3 million, 2011 onwards) and the Muslim Genocide (12 million, 1990 onwards).

Indeed as a UK lackey or US lackey Australia has been involved in 30 genocidal atrocities but these have all been essentially ignored by Australian Mainstream media, politicians and academics (except for a few dissidents) and by the recent and ostensibly definitive Cambridge History of Australia [4].

It is very unlikely that in 2015 Australia will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of Australia’s First Iraq War (1915-1918), the first of Australia’s 7 Iraq Wars, Australia’s Seventh Iraq War commencing in 2014. Australian Mainstream media utterly ignore expert assessments of how many people the US Alliance has killed in Iraq. Thus on the occasion of US withdrawal from Iraq in 2011 the ABC (Australia’s equivalent of the UK BBC) reported that “The withdrawal ends a war that left tens of thousands of Iraqis and nearly 4,500 American soldiers dead” [8]. In contrast, the expert and eminent US Just Foreign Policy organization estimates, based on the data of top US medical epidemiologists, 1.5 million violent deaths in the Iraq War (2003-2011) and UN data indicate a further 1.2 million Iraq avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation in this period. Iraqi deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation since 1990 total 4.6 million [6]. Assuming excess mortality of Iraqis under British rule or hegemony (1914- 1948) was the same as for Indians under the British (interpolation from available data indicate Indian avoidable death rates in “deaths per 1,000 of population per year” of 37 (1757-1920), 35 (1920-1930), 30 (1930-1940) and 24 (1940-1950) [9], one can estimate from Iraqi population data [10] that Iraqi avoidable deaths from deprivation under British occupation and hegemony from 1914-1950 totalled about 4 million. When will UK lackey and US lackey Australia stop devastating this distant country?

Qualitatively, Australia’s worst genocidal atrocity has been the Australian Aboriginal Genocide and Australian Aboriginal Ethnocide in which 2 million Indigenous Australians have died untimely deaths, 600 out of 750 distinct Australian Aboriginal groups (and associated languages and dialects) have been destroyed, and of the remaining 150 all but 20 are endangered. Removal of government support for remote Aboriginal communities and substantial removal of instruction of Aboriginal children in their own language both threaten destruction of most of the surviving Aboriginal languages and dialects. According to a recent study (2009) : “At the end of 2008 the Northern Territory Government, supported by the Commonwealth Government, all but closed bilingual education in remote Indigenous schools by determining that the language of instruction for the first four hours of school must be English. This decision could spell the death of the remaining endangered Indigenous languages in Australia” [11]. However in the so-called Australian history wars, Australian scholars disputed whether there had ever been an Aboriginal Genocide.

Quantitatively, the worst genocidal atrocity with which Australia has been associated was the British-imposed Bengal Famine (WW2 Indian Holocaust, WW2 Bengali Holocaust) in which 6-7 million Indians were deliberately starved to death by the British with Australian complicity in 1942-1945 for strategic reasons. Australia was complicit in this atrocity by withholding food from its huge wartime grain stocks. A few decent Australian historians have detailed this atrocity [5, 12-15] but with only 1 (myself) making the Australian connection [15]. One of Australia’s most famous historians, Professor Geoffrey Blainey, must be praised for being extremely rare among Australian historians for actually mentioning the Bengal Famine and “the loss of at least two million lives” there in his “The Great Seesaw. A new view of the Western world 1750-2000” (Macmillan, 1988) [16] but he failed to mention this immense atrocity in his “A Short History of the World” (Viking, 2000) [17], “A Very Short History of the World” (Viking, 2004) [18] and “A Short History of the 20th Century” ( Penguin, 2005) [19].

Australian forces have made it to more countries (85) than those invaded by France (80), the British (193), the US (70) or Apartheid Israel (12) [2, 5, 20, 21], albeit as lackeys of British or American imperialism. History ignored yields history repeated and because look-the-other-way Australia has an entrenched culture of denial, this remote and wealthy country is currently intimately involved in US Alliance military actions in a swathe of Muslim countries – Libya, Somalia, Syria, Iraq, the Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan – variously with troops on the ground, bombing or the targeting of drone strikes [22].

However it gets worse. Nuclear weapons, poverty and man-made climate change are the 3 major threats facing Humanity. However Australia is (1) intimately involved via its Pine Gap and other electronic surveillance facilities in US nuclear terrorism that threatens the survival of all Humanity ; (2) US lackey Australia’s support for the American Empire helps support a world order in which 17 million people die avoidably from deprivation each year; and (3) climate criminal Australia is a world leader in annual per capita greenhouse gas pollution and its policy of effective climate change inaction coupled with unlimited coal, gas and iron ore exports means that it will exceed by a factor of three the whole world’s terminal Carbon Budget that must not be exceeded if we are to have a 75% chance of avoiding a catastrophic 2C temperature rise. Unaddressed man-made climate change is set to kill 10 billion people this century in a worsening Climate Genocide [23]. Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity – please tell everyone you can. Climate criminal and war criminal Australia will only stop invading other countries when the world tells it to stop.

References.

[1]. “Aboriginal Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/aboriginalgenocide/ .
[2]. Gideon Polya, “British Have Invaded 193 Countries: Make 26 January (Australia Day, Invasion Day) British Invasion Day”, Countercurrents, 23 January, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya230115.htm .
[3]. Gideon Polya, “Ongoing Aboriginal Genocide And Aboriginal Ethnocide By Politically Correct Racist Apartheid Australia”, Countercurrents, 16 February 2014: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya160214.htm .
[4]. Gideon Polya, “Review: “The Cambridge History Of Australia” Ignores Australian Involvement In 30 Genocides”, Countercurrents, 14 October, 2013: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya141013.htm .
[5]. (see Gideon Polya, “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, that includes an avoidable mortality-related history of every country from Neolithic times and is now available for free perusal on the web: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com.au/ .
[6]. “Iraqi Holocaust Iraqi Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/iraqiholocaustiraqigenocide/
[7]. “Member states of the UN”: http://www.un.org/en/members/ .
[8]. “US military marks end of its Iraq war”, ABC News, 16 December 2011: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-12-15/us-military-marks-end-of-its-war-in-iraq/3733982.
[9]. Gideon Polya, “Economist Mahima Khanna wins Cambridge Prize”, MWC News, 20 November 2011: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/14978-economist-mahima-khanna.html .
[10]. Iraq Population: http://www.populstat.info/Asia/iraqc.htm .
[11]. Jane Simpson, Jo Caffery and Patrick McConvell, “Gaps in Australia’s Indigenous Language Policy: Dismantling bilingual education in the Northern Territory”, AIATSIS Discussion Paper Number 24, 2009: http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/_files/ntru/DP242009Simpson.pdf .
[12]. Gideon Polya, “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History. Colonial rapacity, holocaust denial and the crisis in biological sustainability”, G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 1998, 2008: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com/2008/09/jane-austen-and-black-hole-of-british.html .
[13]. Colin Mason, “A Short History of Asia. Stone Age to 2000AD” (Macmillan, London, 2000).
[14]. Thomas Keneally , “Three Famines” (Vintage, 2011).
[15]. Gideon Polya, “Australia And Britain Killed 6-7 Million Indians In WW2 Bengal Famine”, Countercurrents, 29 September, 2011: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya290911.htm .
[16]. Geoffey Blainey, “The Great Seesaw. A new view of the Western world 1750-2000” (Macmillan, 1988).
[17]. Geoffey Blainey, “A Short History of the World” (Viking, 2000).
[18]. Geoffey Blainey, “A Very Short History of the World” (Viking, 2004).
[19]. Geoffey Blainey, “A Short History of the 20th Century” ( Penguin, 2005).
[20]. Gideon Polya, “President Hollande And French Invasion Of Privacy Versus French Invasion Of 80 Countries Since 800 AD”, Countercurrents, 15 January, 2014: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya150114.htm .
[21]. Gideon Polya, “US has invaded 70 nations Since 1776 – make 4 July Independence From America Day”, Countercurrents, 5 July 2013: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya050713.htm.
[22]. Phillip Dorling, “Pine Gap drives US drone kills”, Sydney Morning Herald, 21 July 2013: http://www.smh.com.au/national/pine-gap-drives-us-drone-kills-20130720-2qbsa.html .
[23]. “Climate genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/climategenocide/ .

Dr Gideon Polya has been teaching science students at a major Australian university for 4 decades. He published some 130 works in a 5 decade scientific career, most recently a huge pharmacological reference text “Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds” (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, New York & London, 2003). He has published “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” (G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/ ); see also his contributions “Australian complicity in Iraq mass mortality” in “Lies, Deep Fries & Statistics” (edited by Robyn Williams, ABC Books, Sydney, 2007: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor/australian-complicity-in-iraq-mass-mortality/3369002#transcript
) and “Ongoing Palestinian Genocide” in “The Plight of the Palestinians (edited by William Cook, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2010: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/4047-the-plight-of-the-palestinians.html ). He has published a revised and updated 2008 version of his 1998 book “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History” (see: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com/ ) as biofuel-, globalization- and climate-driven global food price increases threaten a greater famine catastrophe than the man-made famine in British-ruled India that killed 6-7 million Indians in the “forgotten” World War 2 Bengal Famine (see recent BBC broadcast involving Dr Polya, Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen and others: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/history/social-economic-history/listen-the-bengal-famine ). When words fail one can say it in pictures – for images of Gideon Polya’s huge paintings for the Planet, Peace, Mother and Child see: http://sites.google.com/site/artforpeaceplanetmotherchild/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/ .

As UK Lackeys Or US Lackeys Australians Have Invaded 85 Countries (British 193, French 80, US 70)

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One Response to Abbott in globalised war

  1. paul walter April 6, 2015 at 7:38 am #

    Can’t fault the analysis.

    I think the the sterility of the thinking will eventually catch the US out though.
    Maybe the Chinese, may be someone else, will find the techno gadget that can supercede US whizzbangery. Besides, the US as we know it is itself cannablised by the Oligarchy.

    The Bengal Famine must be the great hidden Genocide of the 20 th century and goes with the use of huge numbers of In dians as cannon fodder for Britain’s Imperialism.