(News.com.au) AUSTRALIA will be billed by the US military for many of the missiles and other bombs RAAF jet fighters drop in the campaign against Islamic State terrorists.
US-supplied smart-guided weapons fitted to Australia’s Super Hornets can range in price from less than $70,000 to more than $650,000 each.
User-pays is not new, and longstanding Defence Logistics Support Agreements between Australia, the US and the UK have seen Australia pay its coalition partners well in excess of $150 million since the conflicts began in Afghanistan and Iraq after the 9/11 attacks on the US in 2001. read more
AM comment: Translating the above bullshit – Your mate in America rings up and asks you to come over and help fix his ‘blow back’ roof that blew off in a 2001 twister. Being a good mate you happily agree. When you get there he makes you first agree to pay for all the new trusses and tiles you place on his home. The beer, steaks, accommodation and airfare tickets are also charged on your account. You look at him with a great big smile on your stupid fat face, and willingly agree. Why should you care? The Chinese credit card in your top pocket gets billed to your twenty three million next door neighbors back home in Australia.