US soldiers arrive in Australia … Deployment of 200 Marines marks extension of US presence in Pacific, but military allies deny move motivated by China … Up to 2,500 US soldiers will eventually be based in northern Australia … About 200 US soldiers have arrived in northern Australia, beginning a six-month deployment that marks the beginning of closer co-operation between the allies and a deepened US military presence on the shores of the southern Pacific. The arrival of the US Marines on Wednesday at their base on the outskirts of Darwin follows agreement between Washington and Canberra to establish a permanent joint-training hub there, with eventual numbers of US soldiers set to rise to 2,500 within five years. In November, the US and Australia announced plans to send more US military aircraft to Australia to better protect US interests across Asia. Julia Gillard, the Australian prime minister, said in a statement that the initial six-month rotation would not include heavy equipment, vehicles or aircraft. "There are no US military bases in Australia, and this will not change," she said. – Al Jazeera
Dominant Social Theme: America needs to defend itself.
Free-Market Analysis: So America is expanding its military-industrial complex to Australia. Actually, it's not really "America." From what we can tell, there is a power elite that runs the West and wants to create world government.
Because of the Internet, the plans of these shadowy dynastic families and their enablers and associates have been exposed. Now they are striking back by creating economic depression and increased military tension.
These elites apparently control central banking around the world and use their Money Power to control Western politics via mercantilism – the use of government laws and regulations to advance a private agenda.
In this case, the private agenda involves the heightening of military tensions around the world. Starting with an evidently phony war on terror and continuing with phony escalating tensions in Iran over "nukes," the elites are continually seeking escalating military tensions. China is a good target for a new Cold War. It is a very large country that can serve as a credible enemy. Not that it is.
The US is the elite's "muscle" and its leaders secretively spend nearly as much as the rest of the world, including China, on weaponry and Intel services. Additionally, the Anglosphere as a whole is considerably more aggressive than China. When China was attacked, the elites of the day did not go on the offensive. Instead, they built a wall.
There is surely evidence that at the very top, Chinese and Western elites are friendly and focused on jointly creating world government. The Chinese economy is based on Western paradigms, including central banking, corporate brands and consumerism. But that doesn't stop the expansion. Here's some more from the article:
Jeffrey Bleich, the US ambassador to Australia, said at the welcoming ceremony on Wednesday that the Asia-Pacific region was the "most dynamic area in the world … This is the fastest growing economic area and also the one that is enduring the greatest demographic change and we want to make sure that it continues to be a peaceful, prosperous and stable area," he said. "We don't see China or India as a threat"
"The way that we accomplish that is by ensuring that trade routes are open and that we're prepared for any issue that could come up," he added. Stephen Smith, the Australian defence minister, speaking to the Marines on Wednesday at the army barracks, called the occasion a historic day in the 61-year-old alliance between Australia and the US.
He rejected analysis that closer military ties between Australia and the US were a response to the growing military assertiveness of China, Australia's most important trading partner," he said. "There is nothing inconsistent with our relationship with China and our long-standing, successful alliance with the United States. The world needs to essentially come to grips with the rise of China, the rise of India, the move of strategic and political and economic influence to our part of the world," he said.
Of course, behind these platitudes is the clear enunciation that yes, China and perhaps India are to be treated confrontationally. This is fairly ridiculous, of course. India poses no military threat to the US or the West and neither does China.
But that's not likely the point. The top elites have tended to operate via dominant social themes that frighten people into supporting globalist solutions. No doubt if tensions between China and the rest of the world are continually hyped, then the UN or some other internationalist body will be offered up as an intermediator.
There are other ways of expressing what is going on as well. In the mid-20th century, an elite white paper was supposedly leaked called "The Report From Iron Mountain." It was later claimed as satire, though curiously Harvard socialist John Kenneth Galbraith claimed he had been asked to participate in the top level secret committee that supposedly issued the report. Here's how Wikipedia summarizes it:
The heavily footnoted report concluded that peace was not in the interest of a stable society, that even if lasting peace "could be achieved, it would almost certainly not be in the best interests of society to achieve it." War was a part of the economy. Therefore, it was necessary to conceive a state of war for a stable economy. The government, the group theorized, would not exist without war, and nation states existed in order to wage war.
War also served a vital function of diverting collective aggression. They recommended that bodies be created to emulate the economic functions of war. They also recommended "blood games" and that the government create alternative foes that would scare the people with reports of alien life-forms and out-of-control pollution. Another proposal was the reinstitution of slavery.
Does the movie The Hunger Games come to mind? While the provenance of the Iron Mountain paper is disputed as satire, our perch in the 21st century seems to be showing that much of its contents are proving out. It is indeed a blueprint of our times. This would come as no surprise to George Orwell who wrote something similar.
It would seem the manufacturing of enemies continues apace. Western elites, especially now that they are, in our view, confronted by the Internet Reformation, need credible enemies beyond Islam. The military expansion is as predictable as it is ludicrous. Chinese leaders are no doubt grateful as well. War is a racket.