Australia Nuclear Submarine Tipartitate Pact Reaction:

France – rage, outrage, “we lost a lot of money”.

China – Speaking during a news conference, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said the nuclear-powered submarine cooperation “has seriously undermined regional peace and stability, intensified the arms race and undermined international nonproliferation efforts.”

He also said the trilateral security agreement serves as evidence that the U.S. and U.K. are using nuclear technology for geopolitical gain, calling it the adoption of a double standard and “extremely irresponsible.”

He added that Australia is introducing nuclear submarine technology “of strategic and military value” despite being a non-nuclear-weapon state under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, or NPT, and party to the South Pacific Nuclear-Free Zone Treaty.

James Acton, co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, noted on Twitter that the NPT does not prohibit non-nuclear-weapon states from acquiring nuclear-powered submarines.

Japan- Japan’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said Motegi welcomed the establishment of the framework and the three countries’ continuing efforts to realize a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

He added that Japan would continue to deepen cooperation with realizing that goal, although the readout conspicuously omitted mention of Australia’s decision to acquire nuclear-powered submarines.

Indonesia – The government encouraged “Australia and other parties” to continue dialogue to peacefully resolve differences.

Singapore – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called his counterpart Lee Hsien Loong after the AUKUS announcement. Singapore’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said following the call that Lee hopes AUKUS will constructively contribute to the peace and stability of the region and complement the regional architecture.

 

Do any of the readers of this blog care what China thinks?

 

Some People don’t get it.

 

 

Meme-of-the-Day

 

Name the Tank

Hint: It has a pre-production turret.

 

What’s in your Brief Case?

20 COMMENTS

  1. China can go pound sand. Nothing but thieves who’s only original idea was to steal everyone else’s, reverse engineer them, then sell it all back to the schlubs.

    Mentioned the “horse whipping” lie to the only expert rider I personally know, MrsPaulM. She immediately said “Anyone who rides knows what the media is saying can’t be done.” She ended with something along the lines of “Stupid people drinking their soy latte’s who know nothing about riding. (Heh…It’s good to marry up.)

    At east half of America are either ignorant, willfully ignorant, or just plain moronically stupid. But hey, buy more TP because a manipulated coronavirus showed up on our shore (California no less, where whatever that starts there permeates across the country, like a locust invasion.)

  2. And the ones that are willfully ignorant embrace that ignorance because whatever the subject the liberal/media lies support their worldview.

    I wonder where China would stand in today’s economies and the political power struggle that is ongoing if we did not have traitors within that sold critical technology for a song or some additional college funding. Makes Julius and Ethel Rosenberg seem almost harmless in comparison.

  3. The ChiComs are sweating bullets because they are rapidly running out of money, people and useful idiots who cover for them.

    Australia having nuke attack subs gives the Aussies a range from Africa to the west coast of the Americas and down to Antarctica to the Bering Sea. Which is a good thing.

    What a change. Now we have Japan and Australia and Singapore and Indonesia along with Korea and possibly Vietnam all playing nice and forming a western Pacific alliance. With New Zealand curiously absent.

    As to the tank, its a Tiger II, Panzerkamphwagen Tiger Auf. B, with the really long 88mm gun.

    From all appearances, a very good tank. in reality, not so good tank. If given a year more of pre-production development, maybe a great tank that would meet the expectations. One of those “What if Germany had developed this earlier” things that we are so glad they didn’t.

    General Milley should at least have the balls to resign or take a leave of absense. But then, he has no honor, so…

    And so what if, hypothetically, Border Patrol did whip illegal aliens? I actually wouldn’t mind it if they whipped those curs across the border. And if they shot them? Well, dark thoughts… And how did Haitians make it to the border? I can see them floating to Florida, but can’t see them walking through Mexico from Haiti.

  4. Do I care what China thinks? Since I try to remain polite I will not say since it would require the kind of language I used back in my military days.

  5. I care what China thinks, in the sense that it either allows me the tell people “see, I told you so”, or to watch them squirm when we occasionally do what we ought to.

    I think it’s hilarious that Biden welcomes Mexicans / Central Americans / South Americans,
    but immediately deports black people with extreme prejudice, and the bought-and-paid-for Propaganda Ministry doesn’t say anything about it.

    OTOH, I approve of deporting all inflitrators. If we could just move this op to the rest of the border, we could clean it up in a few weeks.

    -Kle.

  6. Do *I* care what China thinks? Hmmmm…let me circle back to you on that one.

    We might be getting to close to playing “Cowboys and Invaders”.

    Wonder if that’s a pair of binocs or a scope. Best to take cover.

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