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Royal Navy can no longer fight a major war

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posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 11:30 PM
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Royal Navy can no longer fight a major war


www.telegraph.co.uk

The Royal Navy can no longer fight a major war because of years of under­funding and cutbacks, a leaked Whitehall report has revealed.

With an "under-resourced" fleet composed of "ageing and operationally defective ships", the Navy would struggle even to repeat its role in the Iraq war and is now "far more vulnerable to unexpected shocks", the top-level Ministry of Defence document says.

The report was ordered by Des Browne, the Defence Secretary, who had intended to use it to "counter criticism" on the state of the Navy in the media and from opposition parties.
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posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 11:30 PM
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It was once the worlds finest, now it appears to be gradually dimming down to a few men in a row boat armed with sharp sticks.

Maybe, after all the years of demands by the public for better health and education and other services, the Navy and other services have finally been neglected, either by accident or choice.

But why allow this to happen?
If you want to be a world player, in todays current climate, you gotta maintain your best. So what's going on?

Is it possible that the Royal Navy will eventually combine with other European navies and form the EUN (European Union Navy)

That seems like a sensible idea. Reduce your own stock to a level where if combined with others will still be bigger than anything anyone else has.



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posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 11:35 PM
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I don't know, it sounds like someone exaggerating the situation in an appeal for more money. What enemy Navy's do they think would out match the Royal Navy?



posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 11:37 PM
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Wouldn't the EU generally banned together to fight a similar opponent? This in itself would make up a massive force. Is the United States backing them?

It is somewhat surprising however, considering their history of widespread imperialism.

[edit on 1/12/2007 by Nyorai]



posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 11:40 PM
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The Royal Navy really is that broke.

Its a designed plan to reduce all UK forces to token levels so we 'need' the EU army / navy / airforce.

Nothing more nothing less.

Gordon Brown even told the army that if it wanted funds it would have to fight for them like every other arm of government.

The general shot back that the Army was 200 Majors short, and soon there would be no one to fight all of Blairs wars for oil.



posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 11:46 PM
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I think the Brits are tied more to the US than the EU. The Royal Navy really only needs a token force because the Royals' imperialistic ambitions are being orchestrated with and carried out by the power elite of US politicians.

David Icke presents a very plausable case, chock full of pure data, to show that American Presidents are not elected by vote but chosen through bloodlines. "Selected not elected" is how he put it I believe. The "bluebloods" still run the world.

[edit on 12/1/0707 by jackinthebox]



posted on Dec, 2 2007 @ 12:02 AM
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the Royal Navy now finds itself in the most degenerated state in which it has ever been.


So why is this news coming out now? Why would they want this information leaked, that they are comparatively vulnerable? Then again, it could be disinformation.

Perhaps they would rather focus on controlling their own civilians. Big Brother is quiet prominent in the area, so it appears.

It is very strange their navy is weak, considering the fact that they are an island...

[edit on 2/12/2007 by Nyorai]



posted on Dec, 2 2007 @ 12:18 AM
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No, the Navy is weak as is the air force and army.

All over stretched, all under funded, all at breaking point.

Theres nothing, absolutely nothing left for any incident or minor war that would need troops i.e another falklands.

Iraq, Afghanistan, its all killing off the services and their equipment faster than its replaces and repaired.



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