Monday, August 03, 2009

Benign Nuclear Free NZ

The former Labour government largely adopted the thinking that lay behind Defence Beyond 2000, although it initially had a rather idealistic view of the world which can be summed up by the term "benign strategic environment"

Her indoors committed NZ to running down the Defence Force. Already well under the Lange illusion that being proclaimed nuke free would protect little old NZ.

A couple of weeks ago NZ moved closer to AU who have been eternally banging on deaf ears forever about the threat from the north. 300mm closer via a bloody big quake.

Well, this report shows that threat is now a whole lot closer and possibly very real. Suddenly the Aussies are proved right on the money and our immediate area now is not so benign.

At least we are nuke free. I feel a whole lot safer.

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