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    Re: Australia raids foil reported ISIS beheading plots

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    How about that it's entirely one sided and we gain nothing from it?


    Aside from an ally to keep China from gobbling you up in the next 20 years?

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    Re: Australia raids foil reported ISIS beheading plots

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Aside from an ally to keep China from gobbling you up in the next 20 years?
    America tried that line as a reason for us to get involved in Vietnam. I don't buy that Australians need to die so that America can protect us from a theoretical future boogeyman.
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    Re: Australia raids foil reported ISIS beheading plots

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    How about that it's entirely one sided and we gain nothing from it?
    Having the U.S.A as a strong ally is an important part of Australia’s national interest Spud. Perhaps this alliance should be a part of Australia’s defence policy rather than base the policy around it.

    The ADF is not large enough to protect our borders if required Spud. We don't currently have the resources to defend ourself without US support.

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    Re: Australia raids foil reported ISIS beheading plots

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    Having the U.S.A as a strong ally is an important part of Australia’s national interest Spud. Perhaps this alliance should be a part of Australia’s defence policy rather than base the policy around it.

    The ADF is not large enough to protect our borders if required Spud. We don't currently have the resources to defend ourself without US support.
    We should be making regional military alliances and increasing the technical capability of the ADF. America acts in its own self interest, all we get from the ANZUS Treaty is offensive wars and lopsided trade agreements. I'm nit saying sever all ties with the US, but Australia needs to stand on its own and get rid of the dependence on foreign power we've has since Federation
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    Re: Australia raids foil reported ISIS beheading plots

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    Having the U.S.A as a strong ally is an important part of Australia’s national interest Spud. Perhaps this alliance should be a part of Australia’s defence policy rather than base the policy around it.

    The ADF is not large enough to protect our borders if required Spud. We don't currently have the resources to defend ourself without US support.
    That seems like a problem. Perhaps Australia needs to address it.
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    Re: Australia raids foil reported ISIS beheading plots

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    And this has ZERO to do with ISIS, how about you go derail another thread?
    Lol...yes, Neocons don't much like the U.S. hypocrisy when it comes to Saudi Arabia. ISIS are evil and must be destroyed because they treat their people so badly.
    Yet, Saudi Arabia treat their people little better and yet they are supported by America.
    That IS hypocrisy.

    You don't like me pointing that out...tough.

    Besides, if your threads are so weak that they get 'derailed' by facts and free speech, they are not worth starting, IMO.


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    Re: Australia raids foil reported ISIS beheading plots

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Didn't the Russian get attacked? They aren't world policemen.
    Russians are imperialists- they occupied Chechnya and Afghanistan so attacks against them are a direct consequence of those actions.

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    Re: Australia raids foil reported ISIS beheading plots

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Lol...yes, Neocons don't much like the U.S. hypocrisy when it comes to Saudi Arabia. ISIS are evil and must be destroyed because they treat their people so badly.
    Yet, Saudi Arabia treat their people little better and yet they are supported by America.
    That IS hypocrisy.

    You don't like me pointing that out...tough.

    Besides, if your threads are so weak that they get 'derailed' by facts and free speech, they are not worth starting, IMO.


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    You idol is president right now buddy, why don't you ask him why he isn't bombing the **** out of Saudi Arabia huh? Yeah you won't do that. Hypocrisy is a habit of yours.
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    Re: Australia raids foil reported ISIS beheading plots

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    except that saudi arabia is highly suspected of funding ISIL.
    Then call you hero Obama and tell him to start bombing.
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    Re: Australia raids foil reported ISIS beheading plots

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    They're in Mexico.
    Prove it with a link or recant the GOP scare tactic .
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