[LINK] Missile Defence

Russell Ashdown russell@ashdown.net.au
Fri, 28 Feb 2003 10:40:20 +1000

On 28 Feb 2003 at 10:50, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote about:
[LINK] Missile Defence
> Which cities are threatened?
> Assuming that missiles with unlimited range are developed - which cities
> would we want to protect? How would the other cities/states (probably most
> of SA, WA, TAS and NT) feel about paying for a system that didn't protect
> them? 
>From a parochial Queensland point of view based on the antics of 
the federal government during the last world war, why would you 
even consider including (not excluding) Queensland?

The federal government doesn't give a hoot about the loss of 
Australian territory above the infamous Brisbane line, and my 
information is that that philosophical viewpoint exists even today in 
Australia's military strategies.

The viewpoint expressed by "our" politicians in Canberra may be 
inclusive, but in reality, the whisper behind closed doors is "...save 
Sydney at all costs...".