The way to keep people Australians safe is to develop a truly independent foreign policy and stop invading other countries, says Dr Alfred van Amelsvoort.
I pledge, Madam Speaker, that I will do whatever I humanly can to help keep our people safe.
That’s why this Government has boosted its spending on our security and intelligence services.
That’s why members of the Australian Defence Force, even now, are currently working with the forces of other nations to disrupt and degrade the ISIL, or Daesh, death cult.
Air strikes, Madam Speaker, including our own, have hit it hard, stopping its momentum and degrading its forces.
This death cult has declared war on the world and the world is both hitting back and reaching out.
~ Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Condolence Motion on Martin Place Siege, 9 February 2015
Prime Minister Tony Abbott in his condolence speech to the Australian Parliament and public hid from them the truth that Australian governments, past and present, had participated in illegal invasions of sovereign Islamic nations. These invasions have many serious results, including the deaths of huge numbers of hapless people (combatants and non-combatants), destruction and pollution (chemical and depleted uranium), regional instability, a weakened world economy, millions of internally and externally displaced people, unresolved regional political consequences, destroyed economies and the theft of resources by the invaders.
In summary, gross misery, turmoil, chaos, pain and suffering. Is it any wonder that incidents such as the Martin Place Siege occur in Australia and elsewhere? Surely, any rational awake person will recognise the truth of this.
Abbott has been at pains to repeat that the Islamic State is a "murderous death cult".
He goes further by stating in Parliament (22/9/14):
"Groups such as ISIL will cite our involvement but they would attack us anyway for who we are and for how we live, not for anything we have done."
These oft repeated, emotionally charged, blatant lies by Abbott and others are hardly original. Yet, they remain effective as are the fabricated terror alerts broadcast on the mainstream media — with great fanfare.
“You can get people to do anything with the use of fear.”
'The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.'
Australia's ongoing war waging in the Islamic world will not keep Australians safe. Not at all. Despite Abbott’s claims to the contrary.
The people opposing the Western invaders (Australia included) of their sovereign lands are rational beings and driven by strategic goals — not blind hatred or dogma as Abbott along with his warmongering predecessors insist and aided by the mainstream news networks.
This reality is coloured and created by corporate and political interests that reflect their own agendas instead of the truth and the unawake majority continue to respond to these emotionally charged lies.
Australia has always been reliant on "great and powerful friends" for its sense of national security and for direction on its foreign policy—first on the British Empire and now increasingly on the United States. Australia has actively pursued a policy of strategic dependence, believing that making a grand bargain with a powerful ally was the best policy to ensure its security and prosperity.
Instead, Australia should adopt a greater degree of independence in foreign policy, unafraid to express its views to the world and stick to our beliefs, and no longer follow other nations into wars of no direct interest to Australia or Australia's security. Thus a sensible responsible leader with balls would bring to an end the current strategic dependence on the United States and establish instead a truly independent Australia.
That is the only way
“to help keep our people safe.”
You can read more by Dr Alfred L.C. van Amelsvoort on his blog alcva.blogspot.com.au.
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