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good grief, what is it with these frustrated militarists ? didn't they get enough fun recreatng toy soldeir battles in their playpen ?

the european economies are falling through the floor, unemployment is rocketing, the climate is on the verge of collapse whilst we face critical resource shortages and all these fools can think about is who to invade.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Dec 11th, 2008 at 05:04:42 PM EST
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Do you think that the folks who want to do the invading are the same people who are out of jobs, living on the streets, etc?

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Thu Dec 11th, 2008 at 06:38:06 PM EST
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Follow the money. "Defence and security" also means major infrastructure spending on new, hypersecure digital communications systems, civil defence and so on.

Plus, a 60k force requires not only weapons (or "weapon systems" as the kids say) but also transport capacity. And in the final analysis that means big orders for the Airbus A400M currently under development.

And if that's not enough, something that went across my desk this week indicated that in a few years, the only person wearing more electronic bling than your average 20-something will be your average 20-something infantryman.

These are $erious People doing $erious Business.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman

by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Fri Dec 12th, 2008 at 06:10:10 AM EST
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Yes, of course.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Dec 12th, 2008 at 10:29:22 AM EST
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