by Alison Ryan
A former New Zealand Cabinet Minister has warned that the actions of Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in tying their two countries to NATO is pushing the Pacific towards war.
Matt Robson was a Cabinet Minister in Helen Clarke’s Labour-led Coalition government, and served as NZ’s Minister for Disarmament and Associate Minister for Foreign Affairs, with intimate knowledge of Pacific affairs.
He is also a barrister with extensive experience in international law.
In a striking new interview with the Australian Citizens Party’s Citizens Insight program on YouTube, Matt Robson takes on the manufactured consensus regarding supposedly virtuous NATO standing against authoritarian Russia and China, which is being used to undermine NZ’s commitment to banning nuclear weapons and an independent foreign policy, and turn Australia and NZ into extensions of NATO in the Asia-Pacific, for confronting China.
For Australia, Anthony Albanese is continuing his predecessor’s policies, which is bad enough, demonstrating Australia’s complete lack of independence on foreign policy; for NZ however, Ardern is actually destroying her country’s foreign policy principles, including its independent commitment to nuclear disarmament, by taking NZ under NATO’s nuclear umbrella.
To see a NZ statesman say what no serving major party politician in Australia or New Zealand would be game to say today, click here to watch CITIZENS INSIGHT – New Zealand Statesman denounces Five-Eyes/NATO Pacific war plan – Matt Robson
The interview covers:
Matt Robson’s qualified legal opinion on whether Russia’s actions in Ukraine were “unprovoked”—the excuse for siding with NATO;
What it means legally that Australia and NZ have sided with NATO and supplied weapons to Ukraine;
Why NZ developed an independent foreign policy which is now being abandoned by Ardern;
The political backlash in NZ to Ardern’s policy;
China’s actions in the Pacific, and the hypocrisy of Australia and NZ in pressuring Pacific Island nations not to deal with China;
The current Australia-NZ-US meddling in the Pacific, including targeting some Pacific Island nations’ governments for “regime change”;
NZ’s intelligence agencies and defence apparatus, which operates under the Five Eyes partnership with the UK, USA, Australia, and Canada, and how it is an anti-democratic force opposing the will of New Zealanders to have an independent foreign policy;
How Australia and NZ’s strong and beneficial trade relationships with China are a foundation for peace, and a reason both countries should act in their own independent national interest.
Matt Robson’s courage to speak out is backed by his experience, going all the way back to his activism as a university student opposing the Vietnam War.
He explains he is not intimidated by smears of being a “Putin apologist” or “Chinese agent”, because he’s heard it all before, during the Vietnam war, when anyone who spoke out was accused of being an agent of “Moscow” or “Beijing”.
Matt Robson also gives a ringing endorsement of the late former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser’s forceful view that Australia should assert its independence from the USA and UK, and Fraser’s 2014 book Dangerous Allies, which exposes how Australia’s alliance with the UK and USA has always dragged us into foreign wars.
The way that more and more people with seniority and experience in foreign affairs—like Matt Robson, and like former Australian Ambassador John Lander, who was interviewed on Citizens Insight on 31 March 2022 and on 9 May 2022 — are speaking out to warn that it is the policies being pursued by our governments that are leading to war, should alarm all Australians and New Zealanders.
It is time to heed these warnings, and use our voices to tell our political leaders to stop the insanity, and adopt independent foreign policies that are in our national interests.
Video to watch CITIZENS INSIGHT – New Zealand Statesman denounces Five-Eyes/NATO Pacific war plan – Matt Robson
Its not even real money, its just a bit of paper… what people pay back to them is the real money… that’s how they get rich and we get poor.. Its no wonder Jesus threw the money lenders out of the temples…
Borrow money at 5% and in 20 years you’ve payed back double
The difference between Sri Lanka and Australia at present is that Australia has more assets to hock.
Exposed! Secretive annual talks influence Australian foreign policy.
Most Australians would be instinctively suspicious of a forum that, while the event itself is not secret, attracts scant publicity, and the discussions are secret—participants strictly observe rules that prevent them from disclosing the contents of any comments made at the event, even without identifying the speaker; they are only permitted to disclose their own comments.
It would enrage Australians to learn that regular participants in this forum publicly sneer at an Australian journalist imprisoned in China, and that the forum was used to plant a fake “spy” story in the Australian media to undermine Australia’s most beneficial international relationship. Australians can be confident that the politicians in Canberra who are strident in their public defence of Australian sovereignty and have made it their mission to combat foreign interference would use the full power of Parliament and foreign interference laws to scrutinise the working of this operation and expose its agenda.
Australians would indeed have such reactions, if this scenario were about a foreign interference operation by China. Except it’s not a scenario, and it’s not about Australia and China. It’s a very real, 30-year operation influencing Australia and the United States, called the Australian American Leadership Dialogue (AALD). The “dialogue” occurs during an annual junket alternating between the USA and Australia, the latest of which has just wrapped up in Washington DC.
[July 17, 2022 – skynews.com.au/world-news/global-affairs/opposition-leader-peter-dutton-says-beijings-aggressive-rise-in-the-pacific-is-a-bigger-threat-than-climate-change/news-story/d9d64d48383b263b293360680132f6d9]
If you were wondering why Australia’s bombastic new opposition leader Peter Dutton has been quiet lately, and why he gave an interview to Sky News on Sunday morning with the Washington Capitol building in the background, it’s because he has been on the latest AALD junket to the USA. Underscoring its political importance, the new CEO of the AALD is Tony Smith, the just-retired former Speaker of Australia’s House of Representatives, and its Advisory Board includes Professor Glynn Davis, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s newly appointed Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, i.e. the head of Australia’s Commonwealth public service.
The above description of how the AALD operates is entirely accurate:
• It involves leading politicians from both countries’ two major parties, government officials, journalists, and business executives, who attend by invitation only;
• It receives little publicity in proportion to the political firepower it attracts, and its attendees strictly observe its non-disclosures rules, as evidenced by the fact there has been very few leaks in its 30-year history;
• A journalist who is a regular AALD attendee didn’t sneer at an Australian journalist imprisoned by China, but at Julian Assange imprisoned by the UK at the demand of the USA—ABC News Breakfast co-presenter Michael Rowland tweeted “A big gold star to Ecuador” when Assange was forcibly removed from Ecuador’s London embassy in 2018, and doubled down by tweeting that people who call Assange a journalist are in “a VERY small camp”;
• Liberal MP Andrew Hastie revealed he was contacted by an intermediary of a self-proclaimed Chinese spy while at the 2019 Australian American Leadership Dialogue event, which led to a sensational 60 Minutes story about a defecting Chinese spy exposing Chinese espionage in Australia, before the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) confirmed the claims were fake.
The AALD is the brainchild of then Coca-Cola Amatil CEO Phil Scanlan, an Australian business executive with an American wife, who also had a background in politics as advisor to leading Liberal Party identity Peter Coleman (a Cold War ideological warrior and the father-in-law of Peter Costello).
In his 2019 book The US Lobby and Australian Defence Policy, author Vince Scappatura reports that Scanlan confessed to a deep-seated fear that following the end of the Cold War, he “would wake up one morning and find that the US has declared independence from Australia”.
Scanlan proposed his idea to US President George H.W. Bush during Bush’s 1991 visit to Australia, and Bush backed it. Scanlan’s goal for AALD was to strengthen the alliance between the two nations, or, more specifically, to strengthen the alliance as the foundation of Australia’s foreign policy, through “relationship management between current and likely future leaders from both countries”, according to the AALD website.
The attendees of the very first dialogue in 1993, held in Washington DC, included future PM Kevin Rudd, journalist Greg Sheridan, Nick Greiner, and then-US Defence Secretary Dick Cheney and his Under Secretary Paul Wolfowitz—the criminal conspirators behind the Iraq war—who the previous year had enunciated the strategic doctrine that America’s post-Cold War foreign and defence policies would focus on stopping the rise of any rival military or economic power, i.e. China. The AALD is committed to supporting this doctrine, by acting as a channel to communicate to Washington decision-makers a supposedly homogeneous Australian desire that America remain “engaged” in the Asia-Pacific.
In a 10 November 2016 ABC 7.30 interview, former Australian PM Paul Keating blamed the AALD for making Australian politicians of both parties subservient to the US alliance:
“We’ve got into this almost sort of crazy position now where the American alliance, instead of simply being a treaty, where the United States is obliged to consult with us in the event of adverse strategic circumstances, it has now taken on a reverential, sacramental quality”, Keating said. “It’s like a sacrament. I’m not talking about simply the government; I’m talking about some people on the Labor side as well.
“There’s a view, there was a thing called the Australian-American dialogue, which by the way I never attended, which is a sort of a cult thing that’s gone on for years and I don’t know what the Americans put in the drinking water, but whenever the Australians come back, they’re all bowing and scraping and going on.” (Emphasis added.)
What Keating describes goes a long way towards explaining why new PM Anthony Albanese, one of many Labor participants in the AALD, is barely different from his predecessor. Meanwhile, nothing China has been accused of in terms of foreign interference comes close to the influence the AALD has over Australian foreign policy.
Source: 20 July 2022 Australian Alert Service
“Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi was officially relieved of his post after failing to garner enough support from his ruling party ahead of ano-confidence vote in Parliament.
The Italian Parliament also announced that it would dissolve following Draghi’s announcement.
Draghi is the fifth international leader to leave office in recent weeks as he joins Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, UK PM Boris Johnson, Israeli PM Naftali Bennett, and Estonian PM Kaja Kallas.
The globalist-aligned West seems to be collapsing rapidly under the weight of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Great Reset agenda.
This may be part of a plan to replace the leaders with WEF stooges that will speed up the destruction.”
But such a conclusion does not account for the voices of the people which are more than the WEF stooges and which cannot be silenced.
The One World Government idea is a conspiracy theory? Wrong! It’s not even a conspiracy, they tell you straight out it’s a PLAN and an AGENDA!
Nothing theoretical about it. But the sheeple don’t fancy the idea so they rather pretend it is a silly idea spread by conspiracy crackpots. Well, there’s at least a crackpot who has the means and the power to bring it to your neighbourhood, and soon! lol
We won’t even mention the Schwabs, Soroses and the many, many political and corporate apparatchiks quietly engaged in the project.
“David Rockefeller, the last former member of the unofficial royal family of America, has admitted in an article by The Independent, that if he is accused of such conspiracies to bring about a ‘one world order’, then he is proud and guilty as charged.
He says: “Some even believe [the Rockefellers] are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterising my family and me as ‘internationalists’ conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I’m proud of it.”
Well said. Ed
What Is The “Council For Inclusive Capitalism?”
“The idea that there is an agenda for global government among the financial and political elites of the world has long been called a “conspiracy theory” within the mainstream and the establishment media.
And sadly, even when you can convince people to look at and accept the evidence that banking institutions and certain politicians work together for their own purposes, many folks will STILL not entertain the notion that the ultimate goal of these power mongers is one-world empire.
They just can’t wrap their heads around such a thing.
People will say that the establishment is driven by greed alone and that their associations are fragile and based only on individual self-interest. They will say that crisis events and shifts in social and political trends are random, not the product of deliberate engineering. They will say that elitists will never be able to work together because they are too narcissistic, etc.
All of these arguments are a coping mechanism for the public to deal with evidence they cannot otherwise refute.
When the facts become concrete and the powers-that-be admit to their schemes openly, some people will revert to confused denial. They don’t want to believe that organized evil on such a scale could actually exist. If it did, then everything they thought they knew about the world might be wrong…..”
Read on –
March 13, 2022 by Gilad Atzmon
“………………..The main question is how is it possible that our Western political and media elite are clueless about Putin and Russia’s moves? How is it possible that not one Western military analyst can connect the dots and see through the fog of this horrid war? The reason is obvious: no gifted people see a potential career in military or public service these days. Gifted people prefer the corporate world, banks, high tech, data and media giants. The result is that Western generals and intelligence experts are not very gifted. The situation of our Western political class is even more depressing. Not only are our politicians those who weren’t gifted enough to join the corporate route, they are also uniquely unethical. They are there to fulfil the most sinister plans of their globalist masters and they do it all at our expense.
I have little doubt that an experienced politician like Angela Merkel wouldn’t have let the Ukraine situation escalate into a global disaster. She, like Putin, was properly trained for her job, understanding the deep distinction between strategy and tactics. She, like Putin, was trained to think five steps ahead. As far as I can tell there is no one in the West who understands Putin, who can read his mind. Instead they attribute to the Russian leader psychotic characteristics in a desperate attempt to hide the depth of the hopeless and tragic situation the West inflicted on itself and on Ukraine in particular.
Meanwhile Putin is taking the most spectacular measures to protect his life and his regime. We in the west find it ‘laughable,’ but Putin knows very well that the only way the West can deal with its own incapacity is to eliminate him and his regime one way or another.
Putin is right… we are on the downward slide..
Lest we forget. Haven’t we had enough of OUR BOYS dying while pushing sht up cliffs to advance somebody else’s Empire? When did ANZUS turn into NATO and an Australian war against Russia?
Yes, we here in Australia walking right into the War trap, and will we win? …”Nope”
Did the US and Australia win the war against the Vietnamese? “Nope”, the Vietnamese People WON…
Will NATO and the US win a war against Russia? “Nope”