|ABC - fools led by a demented moron|
Now we have that maniac Trump in charge (who the other day lost it's aircraft carrier thinking it was on it's way to North Korea when it in fact was heading down under) who just doesn't appear to have the faintest idea what he's doing. Apart from purposefully pissing off North Korea. Which doesn't seem to have much of anything in the way of missiles other than fizzling firecrackers, with most of the missile tests failing. It's entirely laughable that any of them could reach Australia, and the Obama White House had serious doubts as to N.Korea's assertions that it had even tested a nuclear bomb.
But that doesn't stop our gov following the US Trump led grope for popularity after his disastrous first weeks as president. Yep, nothing like a show of force and letting off a few "presidential" bombs to get people back onside. Albeit his base is fuming that this isn't putting "America first". But banging the drums of war always seems to work the patriotic charm.
In any case, my opinion is that with a nutter like Trump running the show we really need to put Australia first for once in the alliance. Why should we even be a target at all for a crazy man in the white house who can barely read, contented in his own self aggrandisement and admiration? All he's doing this for is his own ego, nothing more. This whole scenario is all about Trump. A media game for him to manipulate. The worry is though it has the potential to get right out of hand....
Their arrival comes as Foreign Minister Julie Bishop defended US President Donald Trump's "they gotta behave" message to North Korean leadership after its failed missile test on Sunday.
"[North Korea] is on a path to achieving nuclear weapons capability and we believe Kim Jong-un has a clear ambition to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear payload as far as the US," Ms Bishop said.
"That would mean Australia would be in reach so unless it is prevented from doing so, it will be a serious threat to the peace and stability of our region, and that is unacceptable."
In Darwin, the rotation's commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Brian Middleton said the force was ready, come what may.
"Any time a marine force is forward deployed, we are always on standby for anything," he said.
He said this year's contingent was "the most robust package" the marines had put together for training in the Top End, featuring an "ace aviation combat element" of 13 aircraft. ABC
|Trump lost this warship and it's armada|