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Old July 21st, 2013, 07:15 PM   #10
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US jets drop bombs into Great Barrier Reef, destroy public opinion

This must be the lowest point in American-Australian relations since "Crocodile Dundee 2." Two American aircraft carrier jets tried to complete a bombing practice in Queensland last week, but the exercise was abandoned, and the flyboys couldn't make it back to the carrier with their bomb load. So they dumped four bombs into the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, according to a statement released by the U.S. 7th Fleet on Saturday. Although the bombs were unarmed, meaning none exploded, it was not a popular move. "Have we gone completely mad?" said Sen. Larissa Waters, the Green Party's spokeswoman, to the Australian Broadcasting Corp. "Is this how we look after our World Heritage area now? Letting a foreign power drop bombs on it?" The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps were working with Australian authorities to investigate the incident, Navy officials said. [Source]
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