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Slimmed-down Army 'will rely on foreign mercenaries' to fight for Britain in future wars

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posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 06:53 PM

Originally posted by EvanB
reply to post by Pirateofpsychonautics

They are even starting to privatise the police force... This does not look good now does it?

Whenever a government does this it is to keep the puppets in power...

Truth is, most people in the UK are too blind to see the danger they are now in and wont act until its too late..

Why should they privatize when 700,000 police in the US are already federalized. They are a standing army inside the USA!

The United States has more than 18,000 police departments — far more than any other nation. Each of the 50 states has its own Peace Officer Standards and Training board and officer / deputy certification criteria for more than 700,000 officers nationwide. Over the next several decades it’s likely that a more federalized policing model will replace this decentralized approach.

posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 06:21 AM
All the fearmongers , we're supposed to have a sensible discussion ?

No one's mentioned the word 'reserves' used on bbc1 regarding 'Future-Force 2020'

It was close but no one mentioned yet 'Cost-Plus' , ie the system by which Haliburton (ceo Cheney etc etc) fed clothed and watered etc etc etc , the american troops in iraq war.

They did a crap job , really crap , real cheap , but literally invented and spent, massive costs, in safe places like Kuwait as well ,

and then they charged the governemtn at _cost- plus , the rate being 50% of costs being their profit - for doing the job .

Or rather Cheney et al charged the us taxpayer (to give their boys food poisoning in the desert)

How much ? Trillions .

I dont think the briish payers need to be ripped as well , or yet again , if , thats s whats going on.. But its not my decision

posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 07:21 AM
Not that I can contribute much to this thread in terms of Military understanding, but at a time when China has increased its numbers, does it really make sense to decrease ours ?

Sure we may be on speaking terms, and there is a stability, but we all know how quickly a political stiuation can turn to war.

Second point, one thing definitely off the table as far as motivations for this move are concerned is, the Ministry of Defence is the only department currently in the red, it has no debt, which is curious given the pies of agression we have had our fingers in for quite some time now . (Link to source)

Oh and apparently this is the first time in history

posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 03:46 PM
They couldn't hire an army big enough to conquer the people of Brittain. Well, not if you folks didn't let your government take away your guns. The thing about mercenaries is, they do stuff like Blackthorne, popping U-238's into unarmed civilians for fun.

There's a reason why assasin's employed the use of fast acting poisons in days long past when monarchs held all the power at court.

posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 04:05 PM
reply to post by lonewolf19792000

theres a million or so people with firearm licenses in the UK and then you factor in all the people who've had military service etc and i'm sure its going to be enough to make most countries decide to invade somewhere else

and within a few miles of me theres a few country sports shops that sell shotguns / ammo so even at the worst all i have to do is pop along to one of those and in 20 mins i could be armed along with the missus so while we are not armed in the american sense theres still plenty of pew pew to go around should it be needed

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