Skip to comments.US to extend Darwin marine base as Tony Abbott meets Barack Obama to push G20 agenda
Posted on 06/12/2014 5:08:47 PM PDT by naturalman1975
AUSTRALIA has struck a defence agreement with the United States that prepares the ground for more American troops, aircraft and ships to operate from Australian bases to ward off threats in South East Asia.
The outcome will give the two countries the capacity for additional reach into the region as a result of talks in Washington overnight between Tony Abbott and US President Barack Obama.
Aussies know how to fight and I like having them in a foxhole if were in trouble, Mr Obama declared at the end of a meeting with Mr Abbott.
While it is up to the US to propose specific military cooperation, the agreement means Australia is open to hosting more US Marines in Darwin over time and may also consider the use of a Western Australian naval base as a port for US destroyers.
Mr Abbott declared Australian support for the US at the end of the meeting.
I want to assure the President that Australia will be an utterly dependable ally of the United States, Mr Abbott said.
The United States has to bear many burdens, many burdens.
The United States has paid a very high price to secure freedom and prosperity for many countries, not just itself, and the United States should never have to do all that work on its own.
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Obama extends the base. Al Qaeda gains a nation. All is well, peons.
I'd love to hear the Aussies response to this.
Is that the G-20 agenda or Agenda 21?
This pisses me off! They could have stood this base up while I was on active duty damn it! Both times I deployed aboard ship we were supposed to make a port call in Perth. Both times we got screwed. The 1st time was when we flagged Kuwaiti oil tankers, and the second time we were diverted to Somalia.
It will be highly diplomatic. Which will annoy the left wing here because they like to think that Mr Abbott is incapable of being diplomatic.
Soetoro couldn't find a foxhole even if he fell in it.
You missed a good port call. But Darwin is no Perth. Or Sydney, or Melbourne, or Brisbane, or even Puckapunyal.