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... can get basing rights in France, and the RN goes ahead with decommissioning one of the two existing aircraft carriers on schedule, and the Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales are delivered late, sometime after 2012, Spain will hope to achieve local air superiority and wham.

OK, that makes sense. Might be inconvenient to do that to a fellow EU member ... what if the UK charts a course to remain in the EU to undermine the plot?

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Tue Oct 14th, 2008 at 07:42:10 PM EST
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Actually, Spain is hoping to attack in 2013... a year before the 1st British aircraft carriers is finished. And of course, Spain can get basing rights. The French hate the English. That's the only reason why both countries have nuclear weapons -- as a deterrent for the other.
by Magnifico on Tue Oct 14th, 2008 at 10:41:51 PM EST
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There should be a year or two leeway, then (ahem, reference to the video clip) that there is only the single light carrier in service.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Wed Oct 15th, 2008 at 12:48:09 AM EST
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