The British-American coup that ended Australian independence

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The British-American coup that ended Australian independence

Postby Squire » 21 May 2018, 13:55

After the American-British coup against the Whitlam government Australia meekly returned to being an obeisant colony and never uttered a bad word against their masters.

John Kerr was an agent of British and American intellligence, and a quisling.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/23/gough-whitlam-1975-coup-ended-australian-independence

The British-American coup that ended Australian independence
John Pilger
In 1975 prime minister Gough Whitlam, who has died this week, dared to try to assert his country’s autonomy. The CIA and MI6 made sure he paid the price ...

... Whitlam demanded to know if and why the CIA was running a spy base at Pine Gap near Alice Springs, a giant vacuum cleaner which, as Edward Snowden revealed recently, allows the US to spy on everyone. “Try to screw us or bounce us,” the prime minister warned the US ambassador, “[and Pine Gap] will become a matter of contention”.

Victor Marchetti, the CIA officer who had helped set up Pine Gap, later told me, “This threat to close Pine Gap caused apoplexy in the White House … a kind of Chile [coup] was set in motion.”

Pine Gap’s top-secret messages were decoded by a CIA contractor, TRW. One of the decoders was Christopher Boyce, a young man troubled by the “deception and betrayal of an ally”. Boyce revealed that the CIA had infiltrated the Australian political and trade union elite and referred to the governor-general of Australia, Sir John Kerr, as “our man Kerr”.

Kerr was not only the Queen’s man, he had longstanding ties to Anglo-American intelligence. He was an enthusiastic member of the Australian Association for Cultural Freedom, described by Jonathan Kwitny of the Wall Street Journal in his book, The Crimes of Patriots, as “an elite, invitation-only group … exposed in Congress as being founded, funded and generally run by the CIA”. The CIA “paid for Kerr’s travel, built his prestige … Kerr continued to go to the CIA for money”.

When Whitlam was re-elected for a second term, in 1974, the White House sent Marshall Green to Canberra as ambassador. Green was an imperious, sinister figure who worked in the shadows of America’s “deep state”. Known as “the coupmaster”, he had played a central role in the 1965 coup against President Sukarno in Indonesia – which cost up to a million lives. One of his first speeches in Australia, to the Australian Institute of Directors, was described by an alarmed member of the audience as “an incitement to the country’s business leaders to rise against the government”.

The Americans and British worked together. In 1975, Whitlam discovered that Britain’s MI6 was operating against his government. “The Brits were actually decoding secret messages coming into my foreign affairs office,” he said later. One of his ministers, Clyde Cameron, told me, “We knew MI6 was bugging cabinet meetings for the Americans.” In the 1980s, senior CIA officers revealed that the “Whitlam problem” had been discussed “with urgency” by the CIA’s director, William Colby, and the head of MI6, Sir Maurice Oldfield. A deputy director of the CIA said: “Kerr did what he was told to do.”

On 10 November 1975, Whitlam was shown a top-secret telex message sourced to Theodore Shackley, the notorious head of the CIA’s East Asia division, who had helped run the coup against Salvador Allende in Chile two years earlier.

Shackley’s message was read to Whitlam. It said that the prime minister of Australia was a security risk in his own country. The day before, Kerr had visited the headquarters of the Defence Signals Directorate, Australia’s NSA, where he was briefed on the “security crisis”.

On 11 November – the day Whitlam was to inform parliament about the secret CIA presence in Australia – he was summoned by Kerr. Invoking archaic vice-regal “reserve powers”, Kerr sacked the democratically elected prime minister. The “Whitlam problem” was solved, and Australian politics never recovered, nor the nation its true independence.
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Re: The British-American coup that ended Australian independ

Postby Egbert » 21 May 2018, 15:20

You fucking idiot.
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Re: The British-American coup that ended Australian independ

Postby Aussie » 21 May 2018, 15:35

Egbert wrote:You fucking idiot.


In your absence, Mr. Smith, I approved that...same idiot using an international proxy. Must be hiding something, I guess.
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Re: The British-American coup that ended Australian independ

Postby HBS Guy » 21 May 2018, 17:11

Poor old Agnes.
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Re: The British-American coup that ended Australian independ

Postby Aussie » 21 May 2018, 17:22

HBS Guy wrote:Poor old Agnes.


Is she under a ban here?
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Re: The British-American coup that ended Australian independ

Postby HBS Guy » 21 May 2018, 18:50

Agnes is but she has a sock here I was prevailed upon to leave live.

Likely the idiot has forgotten the name/password for the sock.
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Re: The British-American coup that ended Australian independ

Postby DonDeeHippy » 22 May 2018, 07:34

dam wiki leaks for not finding those papers
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Re: The British-American coup that ended Australian independ

Postby Squire » 22 May 2018, 21:08

Long article in Crikey. John Kerr was undoubtedly a foreign agent.

https://www.crikey.com.au/2015/11/25/rundle-proving-the-cia-backed-conspiracy-that-brought-down-whitlam/

Rundle: proving the CIA-backed conspiracy that brought down Whitlam
There is no doubt that there was a conspiracy to dismiss Gough Whitlam. The only question is how far it extended. ...
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