CANBERRA – President Obama, worried about the Australian threat, is deploying Marins to Australia.
With the approval of Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, Barack Obama announced details of a new military operation in Australia.
In recent months, there has been a lot of unrest in Australia, which came about after Gillard announced some pro-Labor economic policies. Conservatives in Australia began protesting and seemed to be gaining in popularity.
“We can’t have conservatives getting the majority in any country,” Obama reportedly told Australians.
“If conservatives get control of Australia, then that kind of ‘virus’ can spread around the world and that could ruin what we’ve all done the last four years.”
Australia has agreed to allow two full Marine battalions to set up a base outside Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra.
2,250 US Marines will arrive at the beginning of 2012 (redeployed from Iraq) and by the end of 2012 there will be about 10,000 U.S. Marines in Australia, ready to battle some young, wild Australian conservatives like these fellows:
The deployment is being seen as a move to counter China’s growing influence.
Obama said the US was “stepping up its commitment to the entire Asia-Pacific”, and if there were any hints of “dangerous” conservative thinking rising up in other Asian countries. ”I will take action.”
“The main message that I’ve said, not only publicly but also privately to China, is that with their rise comes increased responsibility,” he said.
“It is important for them to play by the rules of the road.”
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Liu Weimin questioned whether the move was in keeping with the region’s peaceful development.
“It may not be quite appropriate to intensify and expand military alliances and may not be in the interest of countries within this region,” he was quoted as saying by AFP news agency.
This deployment is the biggest in Australia since World War II.
Mr Obama has twice cancelled visits to Australia in the past – in March 2010 as he worked to pass healthcare reform legislation and then in June the same year amid the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
After his stop in Darwin, Mr Obama flies to Indonesia for a summit of Asian leaders.
Many Australian natives are confused about this latest deployment: