Australia’s Defence

Donald Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has come out with a warning against the continued biological weapons research in Chinese laboratories. He believes that COVID 19 originated in a Wuhan laboratory, despite Australian suggestion that it came from animal markets in China.

Neither is he impressed by the World Health Organisation/China investigation. “We still don’t know who patient zero was,” he said. We still haven’t seen the original strain. We still haven’t interviewed the doctors that were working in the laboratory.” In other words it sounds like a Chinese cover-up, something that the Chinese Communist Party should be held accountable for.

The CCP, he believes, is out to undermine democracy everywhere, consistently refusing to discuss their oppression in the nations they have taken over, Tibet,  Mongolia, Hong Kong, and even in China, where a million Uighurs are in internment camps, while they continue to threatenTaiwan.

Pompeo believes that the new Quadrilateral Dialogue, involving the US, Australia, Japan, and India will be critical in resisting Chinese domination. “These are four great friends,” he said. “they  are real democracies with all the noise and hubbub that comes with that, but between them they are powerful enough to resist Chinese coercion,” he said,  and should demand their trading partners participate on the basis of free and open  economic activity.

If Australia wants peace it must be prepared  to be more active defence-wise, with more and better submarines with weapons that could make  any aggression towards Australia too expensive to contemplate.

Anciently, our Queen’s ancestor, King David of Israel, made that nation so strong that it prospered in peace long after he had gone, of whom God said, Acts 2:22, “‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.” David often asked God’s guidance before reacting  to events, something Israel’s leaders neglect to do today.