Later this month Malcolm Turnbull will visit the US president. In the “War on Terror” it is the United States that is stirring the ship and issuing the commands. Australia remains at America’s beck and call  with regards to major foreign policy dictates. The policies we witness today locally in targeting the Muslim community with draconian laws and discriminatory policy have been drawn up in the hallways of Washington and London. In September 2014 Obama lead UN to pass resolution 2178 where he said:

“Later today, the Security Council will adopt a resolution that underscores the responsibility of states to counter violent extremism.  But resolutions must be followed by tangible commitments, so we’re accountable when we fall short.  Next year, we should all be prepared to announce the concrete steps that we have taken to counter extremist ideologies in our own countries — by getting intolerance out of schools, stopping radicalization before it spreads, and promoting institutions and programs that build new bridges of understanding.”

The federal attorney general, George Brandis,  has made reference to this resolution on many occasions when justifying new legislation that constant chip away at the nations adopted principles such as freedom and civil rights. In January 2015 Brandis said:

 “The provision gives effect to Australia’s obligations under UN Security Council Resolution 2178 whereby all nations undertook to take necessary steps to prevent their citizens travelling to participate in the Syrian and northern Iraq conflict. The act also creates a new offence of advocacy, carefully drafted to fill a lacuna, where the existing crime of incitement to ­violence is insufficient to prosecute advocacy of terrorism.”

Indeed, nations such as Australia seemed to be  thrust forward to fight America’s crazed war, along the way exposing the lies that hid behind the sloganised founding civilisational principals.


 

I.S on agenda for Turnbull’s US visit

Fighting Islamic State and the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement will be key talking points when Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull meets US President Barack Obama at The White House later this month.

Mr Turnbull will visit Washington for the first time as Prime Minister on January 18 and 19 to discuss regional and global challenges, including combating IS in Iraq and Syria.

The alliance with the United States is fundamental to Australia’s national security, the Prime Minister’s office has said.

‘Our two countries are closely linked in every way – economically, culturally, historically and above all sharing the same values of freedom, democracy and the rule of law – at home and around the world.’

The two leaders are also expected to discuss the ratification and implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

‘The Prime Minister shares President Obama’s enthusiasm for the transformative opportunities the TPP provides for creating jobs, higher incomes and increased wealth,’ a prime minister’s office statement said.

While in the US, Mr Turnbull will address the Center for Strategic and International Studies on national security and will promote Australia as a trade and investment destination to the US Chamber of Commerce.

President Obama extended an invitation to Mr Turnbull during last November’s economic summit in Manila.

AAP

 

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