John Pilger: U.S. Deep State Is Pushing Australia Into War With China

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John Pilger warns Deep State is pushing Australia into a war with China

Australian journalist John Pilger has warned that the American ‘Deep State’ are pushing for Australia to start a war with China as part of its New World Order agenda. 

According to Pilger, the U.S. elite are so desperate to maintain their stronghold over the world, that they are pushing their Australian cousins to start a military conflict with neighbouring China in order to force Australia into choosing a side – thus strengthening the globalist alliance. reports:

Trump’s attack on Syria had little to do with chemical weapons. It was, above all, to show his detractors and doubters in Washington’s war-making institutions — the Pentagon, the CIA, the Congress — how tough he was and prepared to risk a war with Russia. He had spilled blood in Syria, a Russian protectorate; he was surely now on the team. The attack was also meant to say directly to President Xi, his dinner guest: this is how we deal with those who challenge the top dog.

China has long received this message. In its rise as the world’s biggest trader and manufacturer, China has been encircled by 400 U.S. military bases — a provocation described by a former Pentagon strategist as “a perfect noose.”

This is not Trump’s doing. In 2011, President Barack Obama flew to Australia to declare, in an address to parliament, what became known as the “pivot to Asia”: the biggest build-up of U.S. air and naval forces in the Asia Pacific region since the Second World War. The target was China. America had a new and entirely unnecessary enemy. Today, low-draft U.S. warships, missiles, bombers, drones operate on China’s doorstep.

In July, one of the biggest U.S.-led naval exercises ever staged, the biennial Operation Talisman Sabre, will rehearse a blockade of the sea lanes through which run China’s commercial lifelines. Based on an Air-Sea Battle Plan for war with China, which prescribes a preemptive “blinding” attack, this “war game” will be played by Australia.

This is not urgent news. Rather, the news is the “threat” that China poses to “freedom of navigation” in the South China Sea by building airstrips on disputed reefs and islets. The reason why — the “noose” — is almost never mentioned.

Inventing Enemies 

Australia in the Twenty-first Century has no enemies. Not even a melancholy colonial imagination that conjured Asia falling down on us as if by the force of gravity can conjure a single contemporary enemy. No one wants to bomb or occupy Australia. Well, not yet.

As Australian political, military and intelligence establishments are integrated into the war plans of a growing American obsession — the shift of trading, banking and development power to the east — Australia is making an enemy it never bargained for. A frontline has already been marked at Pine Gap, the spy base the CIA set up near Alice Springs in the 1960s, which targets America’s enemies, beckoning, of course, massive retaliation.

Last October, the opposition Labor Party’s defense spokesman, Richard Marles, delighted the U.S. admirals and generals at a conference in Hawaii by demanding that Australian naval commanders should have the authority to provoke nuclear-armed China in the disputed South China Sea. What is it about some Australian politicians whose obsequiousness takes charge of their senses?

While the coalition government of Malcolm Turnbull has resisted such a clear and present danger, at least for now, it is building a $195 billion war arsenal, one of the biggest on earth — including more than $15 billion to be spent on American F-35 fighters already distinguished as hi-tech turkeys. Clearly, this is aimed at China.

This view of Australia’s region is shrouded by silence. Dissenters are few, or frightened. Anti-China witchhunts are not uncommon. Indeed, who, apart from former Prime Minister Paul Keating, speaks out with an unambiguous warning? Who tells Australians that, in response to the “noose” around it, China has almost certainly increased its nuclear weapons posture from low alert to high alert?

And who utters the heresy that Australians should not have to “choose” between America and China: that we should, for the first time in our history, be truly modern and independent of all great power: that we should play a thoughtful, imaginative, non-provocative, diplomatic role to help prevent a catastrophe and so protect “our interests”, which are the lives of people.


  1. No big deal.. we call Our prime minister “Malcolm Turdbullshit” hes full of shit.. as for war with China if everybody else in the world is about to go to war why shouldn’t we.. what are we gonna do..sit on the sidelines and twiddle our thumbs??… Anyway..we have got a really fucked up youth here in Australia so what better way to get rid of them… see how smart they are with the nose rings and tattoos now..and their pants halfway down their ass…lol..little dickheads are about to face a rude awakening.. We already have draft legislation to bring back “conscription” I know for a fact because an old school mate of mine has been with the ADF for 30 yrs and toldme all about it… …they already have agreement with both major polictical parties to have a special sitting of parliament to bring it into law..they reckon they will start the draft 3 weeks later…. as for the rest of us who are over the age for war we will reap the benefits of the economic stimulation that war brings….. so I said….. No big deal….. Bring it on…and soon.. hehe..

    • Way to generalise a whole generation as just being bludgers with their pants hanging below their hips I was going to make a generalisation about you old-timers but I’m not going to sink to your level

    • Hmm… war sounds like so much fun!
      Trash the economy, trash the environment, kill all all those people who could have been your friends…

    • Another benefit is you could make a move on the dead soldier’s wives. With your charm and great outlook on life they’d be well up for it – but you’re probably a bit old.

  2. at >>>>>>David Bedford <<<<<<< the guy you have just mocked is completely right. What he is saying is totally correct. Australian youth are a total disgrace. It wont hurt them to go to war they serve no useful purpose and we have no jobs and no future for them anyway.

  3. Oh gee wiz…looky see…. the empty heads have responded to my post…. the world is the way it is because of the limited view people like this represent… its time you people started facing reality and stopped swallowing the swill … be a realist..not an idealist…. idealism is a false reality…it is denial in its most corrupt form…. ere ave a good day you lot… lol only Reginald P Sloane another Aussie thinker… is awake up to the reality we live in..sad as it is…it is what it is.. smile and wave is my motto…

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