[thechat] Solve This Political Triangle

John Handelaar john at userfrenzy.com
Fri Jun 21 08:17:00 CDT 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: thechat-admin at lists.evolt.org
> [mailto:thechat-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Madhu Menon
> Sent: 21 June 2002 13:59
> To: thechat at lists.evolt.org
> Subject: Re: [thechat] Solve This Political Triangle
> At 06:15 PM 6/21/2002, Bob Davis wrote:
> >As a sovereign nation, they bear the responsibility of protecting
> >themselves.
> True, but given their location on the globe, there aren't many countries
> they can reach with fighter aircraft, other than Australia, of course. ;)

The big unspoken secret about AU/NZ defence forces
is that they're pretty squarely aimed at Indonesia,
which has a nasty habit of falling into military
dictatorship at the drop of a hat.

That, and in NZ's case they want something to scare
off the French with.  Last I spoke to anyone about
it they were still more than a bit ticked off about
the Rainbow Warrior.

John Handelaar

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