Saturday, December 27, 2008

Advance Australia Where?

Ban the Bomb: "Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has committed Australia to leading a new international fight against the spread of nuclear weapons, saying it is now the most important issue facing the world." (Rudd's new plan to ban the bomb, Tim Colebatch, The Age, 10/6/08)

Build the Bomb (& flog it to the 'right' people): "Israel reportedly wants to buy a revolutionary Australian flying bomb that would give its aircraft the range to hit Damascus without flying out of Israeli airspace and risk being shot down... The so-called 'Joint Direct Attack Munition-Extended Range' (JDAM-ER) bomb is being developed in Melbourne by Australia's Defence Science Technology Organisation, the Defence Materiel Organisation and Hawker de Havilland, the Australian-based subsidiary of the US manufacturer Boeing." (Israel shows interest in Australian flying bomb, Brendan Nicholson, The Age, 18/12/08)

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