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I once called myself a proud Australian, I am now well and truly over the alliance with the war mongering rogue state of the USA.

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Is the US who put together their puppets to try to destabilize the great advance of China, they are scared and do not want to lose their economic dominance of the world.

I don't think that is exactly the case but the west is darned sure tired of seeing China steal the intellectual property of western companies and use this stolen tech to undercut the companies that invested in basic research. Let these Chinese companies earn their profits through honest hard work instead of relying on what amounts to grand theft of other companies proprietary information. Then to add insult to injury China makes claims to international waters far from China attempting to deprive other rightful users of those seas of their maritime rights under international law. The west hoped that by bringing China into the global economy they would learn to be a law abiding contributor to the world. Instead they have used their increased economic might to intimidate other nations and threaten military retaliation.

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War is never good.

Which is precisely why a wise nation has sufficient military power and a credible threat to use it if attacked to make potential aggressors think twice about attacking. Deterrence is expensive, yes, but is far less costly than the wars that result from a lack of adequate deterrence.

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Australia is taking a very dangerous path in terms of economy recently by trying to start a war with China which Australia will definitely lose

Australia isn't "trying to start a war with China". Quite the opposite. For one thing Australia would never fight China alone. The US and other allies would be in the same fight. Australian forces would be part of a larger force. Second, the whole rationale for having military exercises is to demonstrate to potential adversaries that you have the means to protect yourself and it adds a credible threat to use force if they are indeed ever threatened. The old saying that the best way to prevent war is to be well prepared for one rings true. With the Quad China has to now worry that if they try to invade Taiwan they might have to also fight Indian forces in the Himalayas, and on the seas in the Indian Ocean where much of China's commerce passes. China would have to factor in the combined might of the US, Japanese and Australian naval forces as well as their air forces. In all likelihood the fact of the Quad and their exercises that demonstrate the ability of their forces to operate together will serve to deter China from making any moves to take Taiwan or the Senkaku Islands.

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Who pushed this countries together?

It was you dear China.

Instead of Uniting Asia and making allies your doing the opposite. Countries will counter you and will Unite against you.

No, do not swallow the rubbish that US wants world believe..

Is the US who put together their puppets to try to destabilize the great advance of China, they are scared and do not want to lose their economic dominance of the world.

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TARA TAN KITAOKA:

War is never good.

"War and courage have accomplished more great things than love of one’s neighbor. Not your pitying but your bravery has so far saved the unfortunate." (Nietzsche)

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Australia is taking a very dangerous path in terms of economy recently by trying to start a war with China which Australia will definitely lose and now more of this nonsense! The economy in Australia will collapse as it’s bitten the very hand that used to feed them ( China )… Aussies will suffer in the long run!

Taking part in a Naval drill is hardly ‘going to war’.

Sending in fighter jets to intimidate weaker countries is going to war.

Australia will come out fine, they have suffered in the short term but will gain in the longer one by reducing dependency on China.

China on the other hand seems to be giving up on civilized behavior and is going the N.Korea way.

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War is never good.

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Who pushed this countries together?

It was you dear China.

Instead of Uniting Asia and making allies your doing the opposite. Countries will counter you and will Unite against you.

Might be able to reverse engineer a weapon system, But You can't reverse engineer not having allies and being bad at foreign policy and the decisions you keep making.

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The economy in Australia will collapse as it’s bitten the very hand that used to feed them ( China )… Aussies will suffer in the long run!

actually theyve been in a tarriff war for the last 4yrs and even with these Chinese tarriffs Australia's economy is still producing growth apart from 2020. Funny how China is starting to talk to Australia again just after the nuke sub deal and they want to join the TPP. joining the TPP requires all states to remove tarriffs and all states agreeing China should join. LOL

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Australia is taking a very dangerous path in terms of economy recently by trying to start a war with China which Australia will definitely lose

It was China that started the trade war against Australia and now as coal was one of the items on the ban list, China has insufficient coal for power generation and has rolling blackouts with homes effected, businesses shut down and power prices going through the roof. It is so bad they are releasing Aussie coal for use in this self inflicted emergency, to try to keep the lights on.

and now more of this nonsense! The economy in Australia will collapse as it’s bitten the very hand that used to feed them ( China )… Aussies will suffer in the long run!

It is Australia feeding resources to China and China that has bitten the hand feeding those resources. I guess that means China will suffer in the long run. They are sure suffering right now. Unlike Australia who has managed to source other destinations for many of its goods and resources banned by China.

The QUAD is a grouping of nations who help the region vaccinate, have economic potential together and have a military direction also as is shown by this exercise. No alliance has been announced and it could be many years before such could be signed with Japans article 9 in the way.

It is an important group of regional nations working together towards the same aims and that in itself is important.

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The Quad is not a military alliance.

Look at the numbers. 4 boats from 3 countries and a single carrier from the U.S.

The Quad is an economic organization.

That is what India wants and that is the direction it will take.

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Australia is taking a very dangerous path in terms of economy recently by trying to start a war with China which Australia will definitely lose and now more of this nonsense! The economy in Australia will collapse as it’s bitten the very hand that used to feed them ( China )… Aussies will suffer in the long run!

The classic dilemma - do what the bully says, and face long-term pain, or fight the bully, and face potential short-term pain.

Australia is doing the right thing. Bullies must not be respected.

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I was surprised to learn how much bigger the Indian navy is than the Australian navy. It seems they add a lot to this alliance.

I never really think of India as a seafaring nation. Whereas Australia, being an island nation that is related to one of history's major naval powers, seems like it would have a much bigger navy than it has.

Maybe their upcoming fleet of nuclear-powered attack submarines will help lift up their naval defense capabilities somewhat.

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Australia is taking a very dangerous path in terms of economy recently by trying to start a war with China which Australia will definitely lose and now more of this nonsense! The economy in Australia will collapse as it’s bitten the very hand that used to feed them ( China )… Aussies will suffer in the long run!

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