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Mr. Peter Hall

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Submitted by Debanjan Banerjee (India), Nov 20, 2011 at 23:43

"We share many values with the US and with Great Britain, and we have taken up arms when we need to when we hold shared interests with our friends."

My Answer ---> Let you be more specific here Mr. Hall. Why on earth you need to host 2500 American marines in a military base in Darwin ? Mr. Obama says it is because of the fear and threat of China. Now Mr. Hall , if I understand correctly China is the biggest trade partner of Australia ($A 105 billion in 2010/2011)and it was because of Chinese demand that helped Australia cope up against the 2008 economic recession. So why do you want to gang up against China with the US , which did not help you in any way during the recession ? Is it only because the Americans as you believe speak better english and with white skin than the Chinese ?

Another point here is that what exactly are you hoping to gain from by standing against the biggest trade and economic partner of yours that is China ? If it is not because your anglo-saxon origins , then why it is ? How much trade does you do with USA ? So all your talk about rationality and improvment in life come to an end when it comes to this relation with the US because I am pretty sure by this extraterritorial pact with Mr. Obama , you will be downgraded towards the US allies like Japan or South Korean for example. You know in Okinawa Japan or Seoul Korea , if an American marine rapes a Japanese or South Korean woman , that marine can not be tried under the laws of those countries. So this is going to be your fate from now on , Mr. Hall.

Anyways I should have understood this that you Australians are used to this fact. Tell me what was the reason that you send your boys to fight against Turks in Gallipoli ? Surely , Turks were not going to attack Australia , right ?

Ultimately as it has been known , it all comes down to racial proximity , I am afraid which oversees your so-called rational and intelligent Western mind.

"WE DO NOT LUST AFTER THE OIL IN THE MIDDLE EAST "

My Answer ---> The biggest lie I have ever seen. Then why did the US and UK toppled the Mossadegh goverment in Iran ? Simply because , he wanted to nationalize the industry for reaping greater share of benefits for Iranian people. Tell me why then the US did topple Saddam and Qadhafi ? Simply because they were willing to sell their oil to China and others . Then why does the US , UK and Australia continue to support the tyrannical governments in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain for example if you are so much committed to democracy?

"we have had a number of fools lead Australia at certain times, but we have things called elections, which mean that we also get rid of the bad ones as well. "

My Answer ---> Nothing happens even if you change your leaders through democratic elections. Look at Greece and Italy now to understand my point.

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