Australia must cease involvement in U.S. drone assassination atrocities

Photo from AFP/Getty: Pine Gap is Australia’s top secret U.S. spy base

From Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN)

Australia’s Pine Gap facility is an important component of the United Sates military in Australia, and there have been allegations for a long time that it has been used again and again in both spying and the carrying out of crimes against humanity in third countries.

Its functions are necessary to triangulate positions for seaborne and air attacks, and the targets have at times been civilians.

This has negative implications for Australia’s place in the community of nations and puts a question mark on Australia’s sovereignty.

Photo by David Axe: U.S. drone in Afghanistan helped by Asutralia based Pine Gap

“These revelations, reported in The Independent (7 February 2020), remind us yet again of the role which the US spy facility at Pine Gap in Central Australia plays in US drone missile operations and Australia’s complicity in these US atrocities through hosting this US facility,” stated IPAN spokesperson, Stephen Daley.

Whistle-blower Brandon Bryant was enlisted in the US Air Force for six years, where he operated Predator drones , remotely firing missiles at targets more than 7,000 miles away from the small room containing his workspace near Las Vegas, Nevada.

Brandon Bryant: I believe I killed a child in a drone strike

Video from BBC HARDtalk

Mr Bryant described reaching his breaking point with the US military after killing a child in Afghanistan that his superiors told him was “a dog” and he described the American military as ‘worse than the Nazis’.

“The U.S. Pine Gap facility which receives images from U.S. military satellites, provides targeting information for this illegal U.S. drone assassination program enabling the atrocities about which Mr Bryant speaks”, stated Mr Daley

“By hosting this U.S. base on our soil Australia is assisting this illegal program and becomes an accomplice to the atrocities and war crimes for which it is responsible. IPAN repeats its call on the government to close this U.S. base and extricate Australia from involvement in U.S. drone assassination atrocities”, stated Mr Daley

2 Comments on "Australia must cease involvement in U.S. drone assassination atrocities"

  1. CANADA, AUSTRALIA, the UK, NEW ZEALAND and NOW thanks to TRUDEAU “ISRAEL” are part the USA Spy network SYSTEM originally called “THE FIVE EYES” (NOW 6 + EYES) IT SEEMS all of these COUNTRIES HAVE LOST and ARE NOW RELATIVES of SATAN. THEY SPY on there own People and are more concerned with KIssing up to the EVIL EMPIRE they should NOW be CALLED “THE AXIS of EVIL or SATAN’S ADVOCATES>

  2. Randy Kingston | 13 February 2020 at 7:52 pm | Reply

    Countries that allow US military and US military bases to perform illegal activities on their own soil is an accomplice to international crimes and should be held responsible and punished along with the US empire.

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