Maya, your wish will come true the day Australia has …

Comment on US military base in Darwin: what risk to NT? by Evelyne Roullet.

Maya, your wish will come true the day Australia has a Premier of the like of Charles de Gaulle. Even I did not always agree with him, I know that he had balls: After 15 years of US Air Force presence, French President Charles de Gaulle decided to evict NATO forces from France.
On March 7, 1966, he announced that France would withdraw from NATO’s integrated military structure. He gave NATO forces one year to depart France.
The State Department, the United States Department of Defence, and Air Force carefully managed the news about the American departure from France, and the attendant problems of an integrated NATO air defence for western Europe and the decrease in tactical airpower.
Due to the US media focus on the Vietnam War, the removal of NATO forces from France went virtually unreported in the US.
During 1966-67 all USAF offices and facilities in France were closed and personnel and equipment moved. The last USAFE activities were the 1630th Air Base Squadron at Orly Airport and the Paris Administration Office. Both were closed in June 1967.
On October 23, 1967, all foreign flags were furled and after 17 years the last NATO forces departed France.

Recent Comments by Evelyne Roullet

Why not us?
Alex it is the same predictions over and over and by the weekend all is gone.
When I was a science student we used to tease the ones specialising in meteorology: The meteorology is the science which can tell, with certainty, the weather of yesterday. Still very much the same.

A troubling snapshot of disadvantage
Statistics have no uses if they do not come with real practical solutions.
I am certain we can see all those problems without having the exact numbers.
We know the kids should be off the streets at night: Solutions?
We know they must have a safe environment and healthy ways of life: Solutions?
We know about no education – no good job – poor mental health: Solutions?
I would like to say to all those highly educate professors / doctors / researchers what my parents and grandparents used to tell me: “Do not come to me with your problems if you have not a solution to offer.”

2020 poll: Can Territory Alliance be a political force?
@ Dr Who Posted January 10, 2020 at 9:41 pm: “Good God, when will the NT have some new fresh up coming politicians who want to advance the Territory instead of recycling these same old hacks that need to be put out to pasture?”
When the voters decide to give a go to new faces, new names.

Chance for NT Government to get cracking on fires
Yes Erwin, and I read it with a great interest, but it was mainly for the countryside.
What also concern me is the town and suburbs.
Some yards are a fire hazard and not every street has fire hydrants and those cannot be used if the services are out of town.

Chance for NT Government to get cracking on fires
As fires continue to burn across the states of Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania the time has come for our so called leaders to prepare for the same eventuality.
Do we have an emergency plan? Could council workers take notice of the residential gardens which could be a fire hazard not only for themselves and their neighbours in the same manner that they clear / cut trees hanging over a fence because it supposedly a danger for pedestrians?
The fire and rescue services will not be able to cope with bushfires and town fires.


[ED – We reported recently about the about the NT Government’s inadequate preparedness.]

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