a reply to: crayzeed
If I have understood your suggestion correctly, then I must make you aware of some things before you repeat it in less...accommodating social
First of all, you said that you want to take our nations money and infrastructure to Syria.
Well money is easy enough to move, it's just a bunch of zeros with some other numbers in front of it anyway. No sweat there really, aside from
shifting the stock exchange without dropping a single digit from any account or transaction of course. But the infrastructure?
So, for the record, you are talking about schools, hospitals, doctors surgeries, universities, council offices, gas and water networks, fibre optic
cables, electricity cables, power stations, fuel depots, tax mainframe architecture, military sites and equipment, intelligence architecture like the
GCHQ Cheltenham office and its massive amount of built in, hardened tech, all the bunkers we have in this country, not to mention the London
Underground railways, the train network in general, and of course the roads...
Building those things to our specifications in Syria would be ruinously expensive. Most of the infrastructure we have in this country is based on,
laid over, or in some cases has components which were first used in the Victorian era. Building any one of those networks from scratch would require
the spending of the GDP of the nation over ten years, or something like it and would take an age. To build Britain again from the ground up, ANYWHERE
would be a job which could bankrupt an entire damned continent. Further more, to build it in A GOD DAMNED DESERT would be next to bloody impossible,
since the architectural solutions we have used in our nation thus far have been based on the idea of building on something other than sand and
unexploded anti personnel mines! So not only would we be transplanting infrastructure of massive proportions, but most of it would have to be
completely redesigned for the new climatological circumstances that Britain 2:The Chap Rides Again, would find itself in.
And then you come to the crux of the problem. You see, our entire defence strategy as a nation is based upon two very important points. First, we are
surrounded by water, and used to have a bloody terrifying navy. Second, the only other way to strike at us from the continent, used to be to fly big
planes full of munitions over our nation, and drop them on our heads, which is why we had an Air Force which was the envy of the world at one
However, when your defence doctrine gets its paradigm totally and utterly kiboshed, and you are surrounded by nations which have a history of
extremist uprisings, beheadings, and marauding nutcases with black flags and lots of weaponry, that rather changes things for the worst, because
rather than having any decent natural barrier between yourself and your potential enemies, you just have a massive, gargantuan bloody border to
In short, that is a bloody awful plan, even if you leave aside that the vast majority of even remotely Celtic persons left in the British Isles,
would rapidly die of heat stroke and sunburn in Syria. In short, if you thought this through, and still thought it was a good idea, the only reason
you can of come to that conclusion, is if you were basically spouting rhetorical nonsense rather than coming up with a genuine action plan.
Not only is that unhelpful, but it detracts from your point, because even with all our money, and all our expertise, we would only be a DIFFERENT
kind of screwed than the current population of Syria, if placed under the same geopolitical circumstances, not necessarily a better kind either.
Money is not the problem they are having there. A lack of international will to see the violence there stopped, to see a bullet in the head of every
member, of every faction, every government solider, and every extremist rebel in the place, WITHOUT causing a humanitarian crisis in collateral
damage, those are what is allowing this mess to continue. While it does, we would be better off housing those who have been fortunate enough to get
out of there, than trying to prove our superiority by bankrupting Europe by moving our entire nation to the region, getting many of our population
killed for no reason, and getting thoroughly smacked down as we realise our own self importance really WAS a sign of an unhealthy national ego!
Sweet merciful Christ. It should not be necessary to explain this crap to someone who can tie their own shoes in the morning.