Ri Jong Su, an international affairs analyst, issued the following article entitled “Australia obsessed with pro-U.S. sycophancy has no future” on May 28:
Australia, which would feel sad if it fails to take the first place in its sycophantic devotion to the U.S., has betrayed its true colors once again.
To cite the recent example, the foreign ministry of this country announced the extension of what it called the unilateral sanctions against the DPRK.
The foreign ministry of Australia, which had placed two individuals and six companies on the unilateral sanctions list in 2017, extended the sanctions upon those in 2020. On May 12, it took the same measure, saying “north Korea and those helping it evade sanctions will be held accountable continuously.”
It has been already proved as the shared recognition by the international community and the truth that such U.S.-made rotten cord called sanctions can never tie up the DPRK.
However, I cannot but feel pitiful for Australia as it has not yet dropped the anachronistic stereotype and fanciful sense of mission, failing to wake up to such reality.
Cervantes, a famous Spanish writer, left a novel entitled “Don Quixote” for human literature.
In the novel, the hero Don Quixote regarded it as his “mission” and “duty” “devoting himself to mankind” to “set right the wrong things and undo damage, touring the world.”
The U.S. can be called modern Don Quixote as it causes chaos across the world, deeming it as its divine call to dominate the world. Australia fits a good reincarnation of Sancho Panza who is a squire following Don Quixote out of his dream for becoming the governor of an islet country.
Australia is the top-class lackey of the U.S. as it had formed alliance with the U.S. before any other countries when ANZUS was inaugurated in September 1951. It has outpaced Japan which concluded a security pact with the U.S. in April 1952 and south Korea which concluded a mutual defense treaty in October 1953.
Australia joined SEATO, a regional military alliance formed by the U.S. in 1954. In 1956, it joined in the Five Eyes (U.S., U.K., Australia, Canada and New Zealand), an intelligence alliance, in which each country, dividing the world into five regions, monitors all countries and nations excluding the Anglo Saxons. Australia has always been the most faithful servant of the U.S.
But what Australia got for its loyalty to the U.S. were the remains of its soldiers who were killed in the battlefields of aggression and wars ignited by the U.S. in different parts of the world including the Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq.
An Australian institute in a comment released in September 2011 to mark the 60th anniversary of Australia’s alliance with the U.S. noted that Australia has served the stronger even if it comes at a price.
This could be a comment that almost correctly and frankly acknowledged the past history of Australia which has maintained its existence by blindly believing and obeying the U.S.
Australia, which has found itself in such U.S.-led exclusive alliances as QUAD and AUKUS, oft-repeating someone’s “threat”, will soon possess a nuclear-powered submarine granted by the U.S. This shows that Australia seeks to play the role of a scout party and shock brigade for realizing the U.S. wild ambition for dominating the world, oblivious of the lesson taught by its past.
Australia is also taking the lead in the U.S. sanctions and pressure aimed to stamp out the DPRK’s sovereignty and rights to self-defence and existence.
When its U.S. master termed someone “villain” and “rogue”, Australia has been reciting it parrot fashion, as evidenced by the fact that it has been involved in all mad-cap U.S.-led war exercises aimed to ignite the second Korean war such as Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military drill and Ssangyong combined landing drill.
Australia has continuously announced unilateral sanctions against the DPRK since the “sanctions resolution” No. 1718 was adopted against first nuclear test of the DPRK in October 2006, which is just and square. Furthermore, it has deployed various warships and fighters in the waters off the Korean Peninsula in total of 19 times under the pretext of monitoring someone’s “illegal maritime activities” since 2018.
Australia seemingly behaves like a puppy unafraid of a tiger and makes no scruple of plunging itself into hell, without consideration of the opponent’s weight and the bout result, if it is wanted and ordered by the U.S. This is the true appearance of Australia hell-bent on sycophancy to the U.S.
Those who forget their past are bound to repeat it.
It seems that the politicians of Australia play down 340, the number of its soldiers who met meaningless deaths in the Korean War provoked by the U.S.
Australia will never expect a bright future as long as it goes along with such disgusting name as faithful lackey and dog of the U.S., no matter it come to have a nuclear-powered submarine or something beyond it.