US Marine base for Darwin (Northern Territory, Australia)

US Marine base for Darwin

November 11, 2011


A U.S. Marine from India Company, 3rd Battalion 4th Marines, aims his rifle as he patrols at Delaram district in Nimroz province, southern Afghanistan

"I think this is a very signficant and potentially risky move for Australia" ... Hugh White. Photo: Reuters

BARACK OBAMA is to announce that the US will begin rotating Marines through an Australian base in Darwin in a permanent new military presence, intensifying the alliance in a sign of heightened concern about China.

He is scheduled to make the announcement with the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, when they visit Darwin next Thursday during Mr Obama's first visit to Australia as president. The 26-hour visit will mark the 60th anniversary of the ANZUS alliance.

The Marines are the chief US ground combat force in the Pacific theatre, the so-called ''tip of the spear''.

US President Barack Obama

Obama ... is scheduled to make the announcement with Julia Gillard when they visit Darwin next week. Photo: AFP

Two-thirds of all US Marines are based in the Pacific, with big concentrations at US bases on Okinawa Island in Japan and Guam, a US territory 2000 kilometres north of Papua New Guinea.

''This is all about the rise of China, the modernisation of the People's Liberation Army and, particularly, it's about the increased vulnerability of US forces in Japan and Guam to the new generation of Chinese missiles,'' said Alan Dupont, the Michael Hintze professor of international security at Sydney University.

''The new Chinese missiles could threaten them in a way they've never been able to before, so the US is starting to reposition them to make them less vulnerable. Australia's 'tyranny of distance' is now a distinct strategic advantage.''

Professor Dupont, a former Australian Defence official and intelligence analyst, said the ''Australian strategic rationale is that we are also hedging against increasing Chinese military power and their capacity to destabilise maritime trade routes. And we want to get closer to the US.

''There's no doubt at all the Chinese will have serious reservations about this''

Mr Obama and Ms Gillard are not expected to argue that China is a factor in the decision. ''This is a strong gesture that even in the face of budget constraints, the US reaction to the winding down of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan deployment is not to go home but to pivot'' into the Asia-Pacific, according to the former deputy secretary of state in the Obama administration, Jim Steinberg.

But Hugh White, a professor of strategic studies at the Australian National University and a former deputy secretary of defence, said the decision would have deep consequences for Australia's relations with China.

''I think this is a very significant and potentially very risky move for Australia. In the view from Beijing, everything the US is doing in the western Pacific is designed to bolster resistance to the Chinese challenge to US primacy.

''In Washington and in Beijing, this will be seen as Australia aligning itself with an American strategy to contain China.''

Mr Obama and Ms Gillard are to say the US will not build a new base for the Marines but will use the Robertson Barracks, the Australian base near Darwin.

But the base is home to about 4500 Australian soldiers and has capacity for only a couple of hundred more. The facilities will need to be expanded to accommodate the US Marines on rotation, whose numbers are expected to build.

Such a decision has been under consideration for some years. The Marines are to use the base for training. ''They want to be able to fly helicopters, drop out of planes and shoot at things, and you can't do that in crowded Okinawa,'' in the words of Mike Green, a former top Asia adviser in the George W. Bush administration.

The Greens oppose any expansion of the US military presence in Australia. By using an existing Australian base rather than building a new US one, the Pentagon considers the new presence will be more ''politically sustainable''.

The then US defence secretary, Robert Gates, said last November in Melbourne: ''We don't want to do things that would be politically difficult for the Australian government. We want to enhance the alliance, not create controversy.''


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Comment by astrogal50 on November 18, 2011 at 9:34pm

Utterly fascinating (1996) ZetaTalk about Pine Gap.

ZetaTalk: Pine Gap Note: written on Mar 15, 1996

Alice Springs and the nearby area known as Pine Gap are not the source of all the Pine Gap gossip. The real installation is on the western coast of Australia. A common ploy, when trying to avoid scrutiny, is to point to a place other than where the action is. Thus, there is the Pine Gap of record and the real installation, which is not anywhere near where the public might come and gawk. As with all CIA installations on foreign soil, the true nature of activities at this installation has always been denied. Given the desolate area, lack of nearby vantage points, and sparse population, it is well protected from prying eyes. Thus the most sensitive activities have taken place there - research into the biology and psychology of alien visitors and to a minor degree the physics of their technology. The goal was to treat the alien presence in the same manner the CIA has treated governments, corporations, associations or individuals it did not control and deemed a threat - analyze, infiltrate, subvert, and conquer. They did not succeed. In fact, they didn't get past square one, faltering on analysis.

Accustomed to working with humans who could be influenced through threats or bribes, their analysis focused first on vulnerabilities, but as all aliens visiting Earth are inter-dimensional and can cloak themselves in protective yet invisible shields, this was entirely an exercise in frustration. Offering bribes was a joke, as the CIA could not deliver the ultimate goal, the human soul solidly into either this or that orientation. There was no bribe that could be offered. Since the Service-to-Self, who lie without hesitation to promote their ends, appeared more willing to negotiate, the CIA in fact ended up delivering their end of the bargain in many cases, while getting nothing but grief in return. The joke was on them. The propagation of the AIDS and Ebola viruses was one such delivery. The dissemination of disinformation favoring the Service-to-Self, by claiming powers of destruction over humans where the alien visitors are in fact restrained, was another. These failures, in the end, fed the final determination to close this CIA installation to these types of activities.

Comment by Carrie Stevenson on November 18, 2011 at 9:27pm

How far is Darwin from Pine Gap, do you think that's the reason the troops are headed north instead of over to Townsville in Queensland?  There are numerous ex-military personnel where I live, mainly retirees, who have settled on the Great Dividing Range.  I've got a feeling it's to have the army in place to deal with all the Indonesian refugees for sure.

Comment by James on November 18, 2011 at 4:59pm

Why a base in Darwin when they know it will be under water after the PS ?.

Comment by Breaking Dawn on November 17, 2011 at 1:26pm

Joy, thankyou for your question. Maybe it could be something to ask the Zetas in the next ZetaTalk Chat, or "Got a question for Nancy but not the Zetas? Post it here!" thread.

I don't understand the obsession with CSG and fracking etc. I'll leave your question here though. I don't think it's fair on you for me put you question in the above threads.

Comment by joy m on November 17, 2011 at 12:40pm

What I don't understand is if the elite are focused on Queensland and the Great Artesian Basin, then why is it being allowed to be destroyed by Coal Seam Gas  exploration and mining?

map of coal seam gas sites

go to petroleum data and chose coal seam gas wells

artesian basin information


Comment by Breaking Dawn on November 17, 2011 at 10:56am

Oh my gad! I remember this exercise! I just worked it out. I feel so stupid.  the exercise would feed into high-level discussions between the two governments about a permanent US presence in Australia.

I read the CM story (and the link you supplied) when I plugged “Australia” into the ZetaTalk search-engine and this ning 4 months ago when I took the Pole Shift seriously, and I spent hours a day reading the compelling (and precient and correct) predictions. (I also need to spend time developing and working my business, so I have Fiat Currency to buy goods for the Future, but, I digress). I just didn’t understand it. I’m like, “yeah, yeah” and now, I “get it”. I’ve had a great, big “kick up the bum”.

I’ve had psychic visions to head to the highest point of Oz....but, it’s bluddy close to “our” Capitol...and, there is this River, that “might” have backwashing sea-water back “up” the river, flooding the locations on the banks of this River....Aussies will know what/where I’m referring to...I do hope my intuition is correct.

I don’t know who you are Derrick, but, I’d love to give you a hug, and a beer/what-ever beverage is your preference if you get to us/me down here. Thankyou so very much for helping me and others.

 Planet Twelve, ohhh, yes, we are on our own. The "Elites" don't want us to "get it", and don't want us "Commoners" to survive. But, we are self-reliant & self-sufficient Aussies, and some of us will surprise ourselves when we need to.

I have a solid plan now. I am not anyone’s f*** slave. And, others are not my slave.

Comment by Derrick Johnson on November 17, 2011 at 7:59am

The Zetas have advised moving to southern Australia to avoid the elite

“Just where the elite will congregate in Australia is not yet firmly decided. Clearly some of the USA military elite are planning to be located in Australia, with a quick jump to stake claims in Antarctica after the pole shift. During a recent exercise the central coastline of Queensland gets a mention. Debai choice, US military presence, the Great Artesian Basin - it seems the eastern coastline of Queensland is the chosen land. What does this mean for those in the land of Oz who do not want to become conscripted labor? Go elsewhere. Tasmania clearly is being avoided. Southern Australia is likewise clearly being avoided.”

Comment by Breaking Dawn on November 17, 2011 at 7:48am

Thankyou very much for you links Derrick.

So, what do we poor Aussies do to save ourselves?

I just want to be on the side of a mountain - somewhere. In a group of people, working together to keep each other alive. That is all.

Comment by Derrick Johnson on November 17, 2011 at 7:07am

The elite in Australia are no different from the elite anywhere else and they are not planning to save anyone but themselves in fact they plan on killing as many of the common man as possible and enslaving the rest.

Zeta Talk about the elite in Australia and the elite that will be migrating there.

What is the stance of the Australian government in relation to PX, ETs and the pole shift? Our media still ridicules anyone claiming to have seen a UFO, let alone had contact etc. It seems as though the powers that be here will never let the coverup go, as even small cracks are sealed over. Where is this ultra-hard line coming from?

Those in power in Australia have shown their hand more than once in recent years as to how they would proceed during the Transformation of Earth. Immigrants from Indonesia were put into cages so repressive that parents sewed their children's mouths shut to force them to participate in hunger strikes. We stated at the time that deals had been struck between the wealthy and politically powerful in Indonesia and the Australian government. The elite in Indonesia would be allowed to immigrate to Australia in exchange for the virtual murder of their citizens. The military in Indonesia would be ordered to blockade the citizenry in the cities until it was too late to escape, while the elite dashed to their safety in Australia. Of course, such plans always fail, as the military is not a mindless unit and itself will panic when the Earth changes get serious. Likewise, the citizens of Australia are not a mindless unit, and will not cooperate when they see what their government has arranged. As we have stated, the Awakening to the alien presence is not something that requires the cooperation of a government, as we go directly to the people. In fact, adamantly denying our presence only serves to discredit them, in the eyes of the public.


Comment by Planet Twelve on November 17, 2011 at 6:52am

Australia is inviting Elite, only. The Common Man in Australia will be on his own, come the Troubles. Aussie ZT fans know this, and as such expect no help or warnings from "authorities" here. The US and Australian governments have been bedfellows for well over half a century. Our governments approach to their US counterparts is sycophantic, forelock tugging acquiescence. Always.

Australia building places for their citizens? Safe places?? Highly unlikely, in my opinion.

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