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Old 02-07-2008, 01:20 PM
 
Location: C.R. K-T
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We might just be at war with our eternal enemy again for the third time. I'm expecting huge Anti-British sentiment.

BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | Trident plan wins Commons support

(BTW Go metric! English is just plain unpatriotic.)
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:23 PM
 
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I think I missed the part that I was supposed to find disturbing.
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:38 PM
 
Location: South Central PA
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Umm.. was that just about the UK wanting to get new submarines for their nukes? I don't see what the issues is...
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Seems like a reasonable approach by those folks, I support their actions too.
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:30 PM
 
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The UK is one of our staunchest allies so it shouldn't bother too much
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:34 PM
 
Location: DFW, TX
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Only the people we disagree with shouldn't be able to develop nukes... haven't you been paying attention? It's the good guys vs the bad guys... like cops and robbers when you were a kid. We're the good guys.. we don't do things like overthrow governments.
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:40 PM
 
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Well, if they're getting new weapons, might as well get new ROE too:

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Pre-emptive nuclear strike a key option, Nato told

..."The risk of further [nuclear] proliferation is imminent and, with it, the danger that nuclear war fighting, albeit limited in scope, might become possible," the authors argued in the 150-page blueprint for urgent reform of western military strategy and structures. "The first use of nuclear weapons must remain in the quiver of escalation as the ultimate instrument to prevent the use of weapons of mass destruction."

The authors - General John Shalikashvili, the former chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff and Nato's ex-supreme commander in Europe, General Klaus Naumann, Germany's former top soldier and ex-chairman of Nato's military committee, General Henk van den Breemen, a former Dutch chief of staff, Admiral Jacques Lanxade, a former French chief of staff, and Lord Inge, field marshal and ex-chief of the general staff and the defence staff in the UK - paint an alarming picture of the threats and challenges confronting the west in the post-9/11 world and deliver a withering verdict on the ability to cope...
Pre-emptive nuclear strike a key option, Nato told | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
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Old 02-07-2008, 05:02 PM
 
Location: South Central PA
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Well, if they're getting new weapons, might as well get new ROE too:



Pre-emptive nuclear strike a key option, Nato told | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
And that's why the US and Russia hold 30,000 nukes, while the rest of the world holds 200 (according to 2006 History Channel figures I watched this morning). With those figures, assuming they are still accurate today, even if only 1 out of every 100 warheads worked, we (US and russia) would still have about as many as the rest of the world combined.

I think it's best for the world that russia and US remain opposed, because god forbid we join forces, talk about bullying.
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:36 PM
 
Location: C.R. K-T
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I think it's best for the world that russia and US remain opposed, because god forbid we join forces, talk about bullying.
London, that cesspool, needs to be wiped off the face of the Earth. Rude people, pollution, home of Her Majesty's (oppressive) Government (that we fought against in 1776), etc. It's more useful as a swamp.
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Not to mention that the renewed contract is with Lockheed Martin, a US company. They are just borrowing our tech and have been got the past 50 years
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