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Trump's election in US: consequences for Australia

The article below was a speech given by Stephen Darley at the Adelaide Eureka Dinner, 26th November 2016

Eureka Dinner 2016The world just dodged a bullet folks – a nuclear bullet. The election of Hilary Clinton in the US (it was more an anti-Clinton than a pro-Trump election) would have brought us closer to nuclear war than at any time since the 1980's, and possibly closer.  From well before the recent election, and all during it, she advocated a no-fly zone in Syria – which the US General Dunsford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, unequivocally stated would mean a war with Russia. The world's second-biggest nuclear power – so how long from conventional to nuclear escalation? And a nuclear war with even a portion (perhaps 1/3) of current global arsenals would kill most people on the planet from starvation over a 1-2 year period. In a Wikileak of her paid speeches to Wall Street, Clinton said "To have a no-fly zone you have to take out all of their air defenses, many of which are located in populated areas. So our missiles, even if they are standoff missiles so we’re not putting our pilots at risk – you’re going to kill a lot of civilians." (we can imagine a shrug at that stage).

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