Originally posted by Bulldog 52
I think my point is that Britain is one of the Countries in the world that is always fighting a battle somewhere on this planet or defending some
region of our lost Empire.
Besides Iraq and Afghanistan (both of which are well within the forces' capacity and in any case are being looked at to wind down now) where are
these hugely demanding deployments you think the armed forces can't cope with?
It might be different if you could point to a single serious and professional review (other than your tabloid sources) that was saying 'we' do not
have forces sufficient to meet the actual or realistically projected 'need'.
To do this we need more ships and the best money can buy, not half measures that are always proposed by the MOD.
- Obviously you just don't want to address the new kit coming on stream soon then, huh?
......and I take it your term "half measure" is a complaint about the new enormous carriers or is it yet another bash at things like Typhoon?
F22's or nothing, huh?
Yeah, like we really need
(maybe you'd care to explain why some time, hmmm?)
If you want to put the Great back in Britain
- Jayzuss wept, you're even talking in ridiculous jingoistic empty tabloid slogans now.
(you're kidding right, are you trying to parody?)
lets get some serious weapons and stop being cheapskates with the military
- ......and, again, you just prefer to ignore what you have been told (all over this site at various times) about the amount of money spent on the
armed forces too?
then Nelson would be proud.
- I suspect Nelson would look at the pointlessness of the totemistic armed force you appear to desire and weep for the people of Britain who would be
the heavily taxed losers in this fantasy (not that the British people would ever be dumb enough to go along with this nonsense in the first place,
The other alternative is to be like Switzerland and make cuckoo clocks instead of ships.
- No it isn't.
You can play the 'it's got to be one extreme - I'm giving you - or the other'
game all you like but the alternative is clearly, and
thankfully, what we have now.
Sensible spending meeting a sane plausible and realistic requirement.
The performance of the UK's forces is the final measure, and for all your complaint, that performance remains second to none with no sign of the
'sky falling in' complaints you or the 'newspapers' you prefer to quote happening anywhere at all.
[edit on 9-7-2005 by sminkeypinkey]