As if the Middle East needs more arms for which its inhabitants can be stirred up by the West to kill each other with, Australia has announced its intention to be involved with the ongoing orgy of killing in that region of the world by allowing participants to deal out future death with the very latest and best in death-creating equipment that Australia has to offer.
Not to be left out in the cold while the US delivers billions of dollars for arms to Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the Gulf States, Australia is about to create an official dealer in death as it too jumps on the bandwagon of Middle Eastern wars. It will be known as the ‘Defence Export Unit’, the leader of which will be announced by Australia’s Defence Minister Brendan Nelson within the next few weeks. This new ‘Unit’ will investigate and identify niche ‘markets’ within the ongoing Middle East killing frenzy; markets which Australian ‘defence’ industries can fill where the American ‘defence’ industries cannot. Australian killing products that the dealers in Middle Eastern death are most likely to be interested in include troop-carrying catamarans and the ‘Bushmaster’ armoured vehicle.
The aim ostensibly for all this is not, of course, to make money but to ensure that Iran is ‘contained’ – or at least so we are told. Despite this several birds are ‘killed’ in this largely transparent piece of deception from the US. First, Israel gets to have the rest of the Middle East and the Western world keep Iran at bay while it does as it pleases in slowly creating a Greater Israel at the expense of the Palestinian people; second, Iran continues to be demonised in the ongoing non-existent war against ‘terrorism’, third, the Military Industrial Complexes of the Western world continue to make vast fortunes as they feed the ongoing wars with arms and equipment and last, but certainly by no means least, the US retains hegemony in the resource-rich Middle East. From Australian Prime Minister John Howard’s point of view, Australia can’t afford not to be a part of that. From the point of view of the Australian people, however, it simply makes Australia more of a target for an increasingly and understandably more enraged Islamic world.
It’s time for the people of Australia and the rest of world to tell the Islamic world that they are not our enemies – the real enemies of all of us are the Western leaders we have today that have chosen to wage war against the world of Islam based on lies and deceptions for the purposes of greed, power and the right-wing Zionists pursuit of a Greater Israel.