posted on Jun, 19 2005 @ 12:20 PM
Wasn't an attack on the BBC programming quality, besides I don't even live in the UK so my opinion is rather pointless. Also I don't want to give
the author of this thread more points arguing something that should be in the media forum anyway.
Another thing I was thinking about though, immigration is changing the face of our two nations and as the population shifts from a majority of one
race to a bigger mix you also have to figure the nature of the conflicts we may be required to act on are going to change. If India and Pakistan go at
it than the UK is going to have a real internal dilemma as immigration from those two countries id huge there. Both the UK and the US are gonna need
fairly large militaries in my opinion as we are the only nations that have the willpower and the skill to fight the many battles of the 21st century.
The Middle East, Eurasia, East Asia, Africa all those regions are at near boiling points and you know, no matter how much people deny it, alot of
nations are gonna beg for our help or drag us in somehow.
NATO is as relevent as a complaint box at the local K.F.C., in this yanks mind the EU is a socialist experiment that is gonna fade out, and the UN has
a thing for requiring the unabaided bashing and downtalking of any concerns the US or UK have. So where do we turn if a problem breaks out? Each
other, and the people of the UK and the US would be wise to remember those points when talking about cuts in the defense forces.
I have all the respect for the British in the world and the UK military is world renown for it's bravery and effectiveness. It'd be a shame to
damage that by cutting the forces down now. Too many major conflicts could be looming do to the proliferation of WMD's, poverty, energy use, economic
confrontations, and Islamic fundamentalism.