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Australia's relations with the Pacific Islands
Feb 28th, 2024 at 4:19pm
 
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Reply #1 - Mar 20th, 2024 at 5:49am
 


This scenario is critical to the longer-term security of Australia.
I don't want to sound like Henny-Penny...  "The Sky is Falling!",
but this sort of insidious military expansion by China has to be
curtailed in some way.

The Solomon Islands are 1,660 km from Australia's coast—which
is exactly the distance from Sydney to Adelaide—to give it some
perspective.  Can we really risk having a Chinese military base and
airfield on the Solomons?

The Chinese Xi'an H-6 strategic bomber has an operational range
of 6,000 km, and can carry 12,000kg of bombs, plus an assortment
of anti-ship missiles.

Anyway...

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has praised
China's political system and suggested that democracy leads to
moral decay and gay marriage, in a fiery pre-election speech
yesterday.  He lavished praise on the Chinese government, saying
his government's decision to switch diplomatic recognition to Beijing
"put Solomon Islands on the map" and that "China was no longer a
communist nation".

"You don't see beggars in China asking for money...  you see that in
every major city in the United States and it's supposed to be the
number one economy in the world.  The values associated with
democracy, for example, you are free to do whatever you want. Men
can marry men, women can marry women—those are the values
associated with the values of democracy".

Sogavare is currently the favourite to win the Solomon Islands national
election next month.

Excerpted from ABC News Australia, 20 March 2024.



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Re: Chinese Military Bases in The Solomons?
Reply #2 - Mar 20th, 2024 at 6:31am
 
It's a tricky one isn't it?

But as Brian Ross said: "The affairs, laws, and culture of foreign countries are none of our business" ... however, Manasseh Sogavare is a conservative, so Ross might just verbally intervene with his objection to Sogavare being against gay marriage

Technically the globalist Libs and Labs can't do anything about China in the Solomons until China shows definite signs of aggression towards Australia, so we're powerless until then 




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Reply #3 - Mar 20th, 2024 at 2:41pm
 
These Pacific nations will continue to play Australia off against China in order to get as much as they can with no thought for the long term implications.
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