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US to stockpile cluster bombs in Australia? – Opinion – Al Jazeera English. Read Full Report here, Excerpt Below.

US to Stockpile Cluster Bombs in Australia?

Brisbane, Australia: A US military “base” in Darwin, Australia (spun as a “rotational deployment” for China, I suspect), will necessitate foreign weapons systems and armaments being stockpiled, retained and transited on and in Australian territory.

Although they are long-standing and committed allies, Australia and the United States hold different positions on many matters relating to both arms control and humanitarian law. One recent normative development where the US and Australia’s views have diverged is the ban on cluster bombs, a weapon that has inside multiple – often hundreds – of small explosive sub-munitions or “bomblets” that are dispersed over an area the size of several football fields from either the air or ground. As a result, the final location of each bomblet is impossible to control for those deploying them, and so whom they maim or kill is both unknown and indiscriminate. Roughly 30 per cent of those deployed “fail” to explode on impact, and so the unexploded bomblets become de facto landmines.

When the Convention on Cluster Munitions came into effect in August last year, the Gillard government was part of a chorus of NGOs and governments that saw “an end for all time” of the use of cluster munitions by prohibiting their production, use, stockpiling and transfer. At present, a bill sits with the senate that will criminalise Australian deployment of the weapon under domestic law, thereby ratifying the international convention.

With the formation of a US military base in Darwin, Gillard will effectively make use of certain “loopholes” in the bill that arise from US’ non-signatory status to the Convention, and obfuscation of negotiations that are currently taking place for an additional arms control measure this week. Best estimates are that the US forces presently have a quarter of the world’s four billion cluster munitions in stockpiles across both its territory and existing overseas bases. The US last deployed cluster munitions during the Iraq War in 2003, despite the emerging norm.

In my view, there’s a fair degree of probability cluster munitions will be stockpiled in Darwin, since there are known plans for the US to base a number of B-52 bombers historically used to deploy cluster bombs. It is already known that nuclear weapons will not be permitted onto Australian territory, but a number of the US’ naval fleet are nuclear-powered vessels, which will be allowed.

Curiously, there have been no statements from the Gillard government as to whether the Darwin deal will result in US cluster munitions being transited and stockpiled in Darwin, despite widely debated concerns over the bill.

For instance, writing to the Senate Committee responsible for a detailed review of the draft legislation in a letter dated March 16, I warned that the current wording provided:

“Australia’s military allies that are not party to the convention unfettered access to stockpile, retain, and transit cluster munitions within Australia.”

Specifically, the bill provides a blanket exemption for the stockpiling and transit of cluster munitions on or in Australian territory by foreign forces. Where this is provided – Section 72.42 – severely contravenes Article 9 of the international Convention, which requires state parties to criminalise all prohibited activities (including stockpiling and transfer) on their territory, and to also refrain from assisting non-signatory states in doing so.

Both acts would result in Australia violating the spirit and intent of the Convention – to eliminate cluster munitions and the harm they cause for all time. And both are likely to occur as a result of the US base in Darwin.

Please click here to be taken to the full report.

AJ Taylor is a doctoral candidate in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland. A version of this article was first posted on his blog, This Blog Harms

Follow NAJ Taylor on Twitter: @najtaylor

The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Al Jazeera’s editorial policy.

So here are a collection of video’s i’ve found on Youtube. I decided to embed them into a blog to ensure easy reference for people to send to friends, family, co workers, everyone. Get these video’s out there and start doing your own research.

The recent Japanese Earthquake and Nuclear disaster has shown us how easily the Governments of the world lie to us. “Oh Fukushima isn’t that bad” oh really, that’s why people are reporting elevated radiation levels in the air, water, earth, food and more! Reports say that the Haiti Government over-calculated how many people were actually affected by the earthquake of 2010, (not saying it wasn’t horrifically bad but just pointing out lies). Australian government added “Fluoride” to our water supply, telling us it was good for us and our children, however if you watch Fire Water, clearly there is evidence that it is NOT good for us! George W Bush said that Saddam Hussein had Weapons of Mass Destruction. He invaded Iraq, (they are still at war remember) found NO weapons of mass destruction. (not saying Saddam shouldn’t have been held accountable for his crimes, again pointing out a lie). Julia Gillard said “There will be no carbon tax under my government” Hello! We have a carbon tax now and she is still our Prime Minister! See…formulate your own opinion, use the power of your brain and find out WHAT is going on!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howdy People.

I thought today i’d do a blog Journal and then i’ll do a blog with some video’s on it.

So over the last few years, i’ve noticed some things about the sky and our clouds. That well, the clouds just sometimes don’t look like normal clouds. Jet streams cover the sky and seem to fan out over the horizon. Some call these #Contrails, but interestingly, contrails should actually dissipate within an hour or so. However, these ones don’t seem to dissipate, they spread and cover the sky with a fine layer of hazy white cloud.

I always thought this was weird, but just took it that well our earth is changing i guess the clouds must be as well?  But then i’ve seen planes fly over head and leave their trails and always wondered why the trails didnt leave like they used to.

It wasn’t until yesterday that i was given a name for these trails. #Chemtrails – Yes Chemtrails, NOT Contrails. A trail of chemical that is sprayed out overhead via aeroplane. I was actually quite miffed as to why they would do this so high in the atmosphere, as i know if they were spraying agriculture it would be lower to the ground. (Another point to add, i live in Western Sydney (Blacktown) NSW. It is actually a city and is quite huge an area. 20 years ago it was alot of small farming and agriculture land, but now it is pretty much a concrete jungle of houses, roads and buildings. We still thankfully have alot of tree’s and parks etc in our area. So why do i see these trails overhead in my local area? They are certainly not “Crop Spraying” in Blacktown.

Now i don’t consider myself a conspiracy theorist but this is definitely sending off alarm bells in my mind. I do know for certain on days when there is heavy haze cloud and spray activity, i get sick. I’ve always got a cough, i get watery eyes, itchy eyes, sore throat and consistent medical conditions from Bowel issues to benign tumor (as in my about me page) etc.

So last night i started watching some great documentaries on Chemtrails, Haarp and other things such as the NWO and boy has it got me stumped. I’ve always known about the Illuminati and have read a few books about “conspiracy” within church’s etc but i really never thought it could be true. I guess i was “brainwashed” into believing that our world leaders do actually care about us. But the more i see going on in the world, the more i see, that they don’t.

This is totally just my opinion and i know others don’t share the same. They can send me a million “debunking” video’s but i wont be fazed by them. The govt, independent scholars working for “Govt Funded Universities” etc are always going to tell the masses what they want to hear to avoid “Mass Hysteria” They will label you a “Dirty Hippie” if you protest, A “Crazy Person” if you believe in Conspiracy Theories, they will do everything in their power to make you believe in the system. But just stop there, look at the world right now, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, uprisings in these places, also Ivory Coast and some other areas that i cannot remember at this point. Take a look at the #Occupy Movement, Wall Street, USA, Oakland, Occupy London, Amsterdam, Greece, Rome, Occupy Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, All over the world, people are waking up to the fact our governments ARE NOT on our side, they are serving the elites. Whomever those elites may be. I don’t know and i wont make rumors or try and say whom the elite are, but some people, a group, be it illuminati, New World Order, whatever. Something Sinister is going on.

I’ve been a weekend Occupier at Sydney and from what i’ve seen of the excessive use of force by police to silence protesters is just beyond belief. Psychological Intimidation, scare tactics, its just uncalled for. Why are they trying to silence us? Why are they covering up things? Why is Julia Gillard having closed door meetings and pushing so hard to be on the UN Security Council?

All i can say is

Question Everything and Believe NOTHING that main stream media such as Channel 7, 9 & 10 and any Murdoch owned media says/prints/distributes.

Search Independant local reports and always and i mean always verify your sources with other sources if possible. i dont want to create panic, i just want people to ask questions.

@AussieActivist

Note: No links will lead to Govt Websites on these programs as i do not believe they are giving us the full information.

November 6th, 2011.

Occupy Sydney held their first major Rally yesterday. Starting at 12noon.

I was at Town Hall at around 11am and met with some Occupy Sydney Facilitators to offer a hand for the day with anything needed. I was asked to assist the First Aid team and gladly took on this task. Donning a white arm band with a red cross on it, I was given a crash course in CPR assistance as well as other issues.

Being a mum I felt confident in myself caring for a minor injury such as fall and cuts etc but whoa! CPR! Hope we don’t need that. I thought to myself.

During this time the Maritime Union members arrived along with some from 4 different local Teachers Unions. The PA system was set up and people giving speech’s. We heard speakers from MUA, Teachers Unions, NT Intervention and were given an official “Welcome to Country” by an Indigenous leader with blessing from her elders. Welcome to country provides those whom are welcomed with permission to occupy the land and protection. I felt we needed the protection from the police, after witnessing first hand the forceful eviction a few weeks earlier.

After all speech’s were given, we formed our marching group with MUA leading the charge, the riff raff band right behind to provide the tunes for the march. I took my place on the side nearest the gutter to be assessable if needed. My sign read: “Don’t Abuse our human rights. Freedom of Speech” # OccupySydney” the other side read. “End Wars. I want peace on earth for all children, not just my own! #OccupyTogether.”

I proudly marched through the city from Town Hall to Martin Place carrying this message with me. I believe in our Human Rights, Australia is supposed to as well, considering they are signatory to the Geneva Convention!

Upon arriving at Martin Place, audio was connected and more speech’s and songs/ dancing followed. A GA was then called and members of the public were asked to put their makes on the speaking list if they wanted to say something. I happily did! I introduced myself and told of my experience of occupy. How safe i felt with my fellow occupiers and was only scared when police took forceful action. I am in awe if the love and peace and solidarity at occupy Sydney.

Lots of points came up at the GA but I’ll touch on 2. 1. Was to vote to re-occupy Sydney. 2. The location of the occupy.

A concensus was formed we would re-occupy. A few suggestions were floated around, but due to our time running our at Martin Place we had to rap it up. We decided we would head to Hyde Park and continue the GA. We then walked to Hyde park and were followed again by police.

We re-assembled at Hyde Park and continued our GA. Consensus was to occupy Hyde Park hut if move on orders came, we would have a plan b. This plan b was Victoria park where an indigenous Tent Embassy would be established, this would give occupiers the right to sleep without hassles by police.

At one point someone in the crowd had put up a tent AGAINSt advice of occupy Sydney. This immediately drew police attention and a crowd of police formed. (I’m of the opinion it was probably the undercover cop we had in our crowd that did this). The tent was removed and a tense stand off persisted for about another 5 or so mins.

Things calmed again and we all went back to our GA.

Our speaker had to leave due to the stand off taking his speaking time. (police knew he was speaking at that time, that iswhy I believe it was set up) as he is a professor from a local uni.

Police then continued to pick people off one by one. Anyone with a yoga mat was told it was camping equipment and that it could be used in committing a crime! What bullshit! We had yoga instructors in the crowd and people were meditating as well. We are for peace! Not brutality.

A woman was arrested after climbing a tree. More tense stand offs happened and people grouped together and formed human ring to continue Talking and to protect others from any police harm. They were too worries to sit at this point due to intimidating tactics used by the mounted police. No one wanted to be trampled.

I was sitting on the outskirts and decided to lay down and read a book for a little while. Deciding what to do as it was getting late and I knew I needed to bus it home which is at least 1 hr I’d not longer.

It was at this point I left occupy with another first aider and decided to head home. I have family commitments on Sunday so was what I needed to do.

My phone had gone flat by this time and it wasn’t until I got home that I could get twitter updates.

At around 1.30-2am occupy Sydney was given an official “move on” order to which consensus was taken and all protesters peacefully dispersed from Hyde park, heading to a place they had been offered by someone so they could not be moved on.

From what I’m aware police followed the group over 6 blocks through the city. Then deemed it as illegal march! What bullshit!

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