Letter to the Editor:
The Danish government has recently reported that the Russian nuclear fleet left port several months ago and is now dispersed worldwide. This news, combined with China’s military and population being on a war footing, heightens concerns about a potential conflict. In fact, there was an incident where a Chinese warship attempted to ram-slice a US warship, further escalating tensions.
In response to these developments, defense forces from the UK, France, Canada, Japan, and the US have been placed on high alert and are now widely dispersed. Additionally, countries like Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines have welcomed US Fleets and control as a means of protecting themselves against China’s growing aggression. It is clear that these nations recognize the need for strong defense measures in the face of potential threats.
However, amid this global climate of uncertainty and military tensions, Australia seems to be disarming itself. The government has made the questionable decision to give away crucial defense machinery, such as the ‘Bushmasters’, and allocate over $710 million to Ukraine. This raises concerns about the adequacy of our own defense forces, especially considering that the European countries should be responsible for Ukraine’s defense, as it is their “backyard” and not ours.
It is crucial to consider the long-term implications of such actions. In times of war, can we truly rely on other countries to look after us? History has shown that nations prioritize their own survival and security first. By disarming ourselves and depleting our defense resources, we risk becoming an expendable pacification gift to China. We must be proactive in preserving our own security and sovereignty.
Moreover, the recent visits by ALP ministers to China also raise suspicions. What were the objectives of these visits? Was there a hidden agenda to weaken our defense capabilities through “acceptable means”, such as gifting defense machinery to Ukraine? These questions need to be addressed, as they have implications for our national security.
Instead of allocating such a significant amount of money to Ukraine, we should have used it to strengthen our own defense forces. Additionally, Australia should consider establishing a citizens militia, similar to Switzerland, to enhance our self-defense capabilities. The presence of a citizens militia would act as a deterrent to potential aggressors, as demonstrated by Switzerland’s ability to deter Nazi invasion during World War II.
Lastly, it is worth questioning why the Foreign Minister was not present at the UN, and instead, the leader of the opposition, Albanese, represented Australia. Was the Foreign Minister not considered competent enough for such a crucial international event? This decision raises concerns about the government’s approach to foreign relations and its understanding of global security challenges.
In conclusion, it is vital for the Australian government to reevaluate its defense strategy and prioritize the security and sovereignty of our nation. We must not rely solely on other countries for protection, as we cannot expect them to prioritize our well-being over their own. It is time for a comprehensive review of our defense capabilities and the development of a citizens militia to safeguard our interests.
G J May