Friday, June 13, 2008

How Australia IS stopping nuclear proliferation

Greg Sheridan gets stuck into Kevin Rudd's half baked foreign policy schemes including his useless nuclear disarmament commission. He also mention a policy that does actually work the Proliferation Security Initiative. The PSI is an American lead coalition including Australia, set up by President Bush in 2003. If the PSI members think a ship is carrying parts for WMDs they will stop, search and seize shipments. Some call it piracy, (the Chinese refuse to participate) but tough, it works.

For security reasons not much information can be released but it is known they have stopped a cargo of centrifuge parts going to Libya. Our Foreign Minister seems supportive but the security restrictions mean Rudd can't get much publicity from it so instead we get the no nukes commission.

This government just loves useless symbolism.

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