On War With China, Australia Caught Between a Rock & a Pentagon

Source: Caitlin Johnstone, Rogue Journalist
by Caitlin Johnstone

“As part of Australian media’s relentless onslaught of war–with–China propaganda, the government-run Australian Broadcasting Corporation just aired a radio segment on RN Breakfast about the newly revealed details on the AUKUS nuclear-powered submarine deal, featuring two guests who are enthusiastic supporters of the deal, and hosted by another enthusiastic supporter of the deal. One of the guests, Australia’s former treasurer and ambassador to the United States Joe Hockey, made some interesting remarks. ‘This locks us in with the United States for decades to come; is there a risk, as the smaller partner in this deal, we’ll just have to do what the US tells us when it comes to future wartime engagements?’ host Patricia Karvelas asked Hockey. ‘Well, we’re already fully integrated with the United States military, and arguably have been for more than one hundred years,’ Hockey replied.” (03/14/23)