From email by film maker David Bradbury.
Next May/June will see Australia host the largest military exercises we’ve ever had in peacetime. Talisman Sabre 07.
Twelve thousand Australian soldiers and nearly l4,000 US troops and sailors will take place in bombarding our shores and fragile landscape, storming our beaches, gunning down ‘terrorists’ in the newly built urban guerilla warfare training centre, testing their latest laser guided missiles and ‘smart’ bombs in some of the most pristine wilderness I’ve ever seen on this planet – and in 30 years of making films, I’ve seen a lot of this planet.
These military exercises and their coordination in both states will be beamed live via satellite from tiny cameras on the tanks, bombers, landing craft, army commanders’s lapels etc to the coordinating War Room at Newcastle where the US and Australian generals will call the shots of what is fired next. Son of Star Wars has arrived in Australia!
I don’t know how you feel about that, but I am still disgusted that Australia supports the US so sycophantically in this bullshit War on Terror. Our unholy crusade at the latest count had 653,000 innocent people in Iraq killed-even if its half this number comprehensively and methodically counted number, its still a national and immoral disgrace that we have lent our name and support to such a huge number of innocent people murdered in our nation’s name.
Peace Convergence is mobilizing to protest and stop Talisman Sabre.
And why do 14,000 US troops need to be practicing invasions in Australia?