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Monday, December 6, 2010

WikiLeaks Dumps on Australia

Why can't someone shut WikiLeaks down? It's getting very embarrassing, especially for our Mandarin-speaking former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. According to the leaks

He made a secret offer to the US to send Australian troops into Pakistan and that success in Afghanistan would be unravelled if Pakistan were to fall apart".

He warned the US that there might be a need to "deploy force" against China.

He urged China to make a deal with exiled Dalai Lama.

He described China as being "paranoid" about Taiwan and Tibet.

He described himself as a "brutal realist on China" and argued strongly for the need to integrate China into the international community and allow it to demonstrate greater responsibility while also being prepared to deploy force if anything goes wrong.

He said Australia was building up our navy in response to China's growing ability to project force.

He said the Australian intelligence community keeps a close watch of China's military modernization.

Surely Assange has ruined any creditibility we may have had with China and puts us in a very embarrassing position. I wonder if he saved Australia until last because he was hoping we would help him out. Well bad luck, we're not going to. But he's still got an Australian passport and he's free to come home if he dares. I don't think he's got the guts because he knows what will happen - America will serve up extradition papers and I suspect our government will be happy to turn him over.