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By John Helmer, Moscow 

Small peoples deal with their inferiority complex towards larger, more powerful peoples in special ways.

The Greeks remember their ancient victories over the Trojans and Persians, and more recently their defeat of the Italians at the start of World War II. The Galicians of Ukraine remember their killing of Jews, Poles and Russians, and theft of their property under the protection of the German Wehrmacht. The Canadian Ukrainians compensate for their inferiority the same way.

Australians have their special, lawless ways of doing things, usually under British naval protection or US air cover.  For fighting the war in Afghanistan, the Australian Army cut children’s throats and encouraged a culture of war crimes among its special forces. This was documented by soldier whistleblowers and an official Army investigation. Then the Taliban, victor of the war, charged the Australians had “committed some of the worst and the brutal kind of human rights violations, by hacking fingers off dead bodies and killing farmers in Uruzgan and other provinces they were based.  They should be prosecuted as per the law, humanitarian law.” Fat chance —  said the Australian Foreign Minister, declaring the accusation was “repugnant”. She didn’t mean to say it was untrue, but she aimed to ignore it. Australia would keep fighting the Taliban, she also meant — if they could.  

But the reality of being such a small country the Chinese have termed Australia the chewing gum on their shoe, is that the Australians decided they had better flee Kabul before the US Army retreat began. The troops have brought their lawlessness home.

This is being demonstrated in the domestic war against COVID-19. To direct the Australian forces in the officially code-named OPERATION COVID SHIELD, an army lieutenant-general named John Frewen  and a navy commodore called Eric Young are in charge.  

Frewen’s war-fighting promotion was earned defeating a tribal rebellion by 100 men on the Solomon Islands. He then became the head of one of Australia’s spy agencies. Young’s combat experience at sea has been defeating unarmed refugee boats arriving from Indonesia. He was then promoted to command of an entity called United States Force Posture Initiatives – that’s the Australia-based command of US forces targeting China.

In no country in the world have soldiers been put in command of emergency powers administration like this – except juntas of fascist states.

The problem the Australian military has yet to solve is which coronavirus vaccines and which vaccination passports to accept when Australia’s borders are opened.  

Left: Lt Gen John Frewen; right, Commodore Eric Young. In the background, behind Young, is the Australian Health Minister, Greg Hunt. A US-trained lawyer, Hunt “has always had a strong connection with the medical profession. His mother was a nurse and his wife is a nurse.”  

China and Russia are the enemies Frewen and Young are making their careers defending Australia from, and attacking if they can — under US and British protection.

But Australia’s tourism sector, its hotels, schools, and universities all depend on Chinese tourists and students. If they are to return with their money, the Chinese vaccines must be accepted by the Australian government – no matter how hard the US and UK governments, Astra Zeneca, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson lobby against it.  And if the Chinese are accepted, the Russian and Indian vaccines will have to be certified too.

At what target can Frewen and Young point their guns? Will the money gangsters prevail over the medico juntists in this battle?

In the state of Western Australia recently, the chief health officer of the state demonstrated that there’s no choosing between them. In an order of March 5, 2021, the state official combined the medicos with the military in a single operation – the army to jab civilians with the COVID-19 vaccine, termed a “poison” in the local law. According to this order, the military forces have the  “power, for the purposes of emergency management during a public health state of emergency, to authorise a person to supply or administer a poison”.

“Poisons” are defined in the state law and regulations as “substances with a moderate potential for causing harm, the extent of which can be reduced through the use of distinctive packaging with strong warnings and safety directions on the label.”

In the small print and legalese, camouflaged from public view, debate or accountability, the new order has overridden and erased the earlier statutory protection against “poisons” under local law. The earlier law had authorised only “health professionals” to administer “poisons”; those “health professionals” were defined in such a way that military personnel did not qualify.   That was in 2014, just seven years ago.  

Two years later, in 2016, a new public health statute gave the chief health officer expanded power “for the purposes of emergency management during a public health state of emergency —(a) [to] authorise a person, or class of persons, to administer, manufacture, supply or prescribe a poison; and  (b) a person authorised under paragraph (a) may administer, manufacture, supply or prescribe a poison.”  In other words, any “person” the medico may decide.

To rub in what this meant, and also to protect against later public discovery, protest, or lawsuit, the new law declared “this section overrides the Poisons Act 1964 , the Medicines and Poisons Act 2014 and the Misuse of Drugs Act 1981.”  Unlawful in 2014, and illegal until now, the Australian military forces have become enforcers of vaccines decided by a lieutenant-general and a naval commodore. This was done by a decree which the chief health officer signed on March 5, 2021.

Source: https://www.wa.gov.au/

What will the medicos and the military decide to do next with this unlimited power? In the Australian way of fascism there is no telling. But what exactly is Australian fascism, and what can the rest of the world learn from it?   Chris Cook leads the discussion. Click to listen here.

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