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A half arsed coup would be both on-brand and the worst possible case. You'd end up with a failed state and multiple armed factions.

It's going to be fun when the EU has to figure out how to deploy French forces to the Irish border to provide security.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Aug 14th, 2019 at 09:40:38 AM EST
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Come now, the how proceeds from UNSC jaw boning and UN Peace Keeper accessorizing, of which French detail.

Or is this protocol in the law of war only for other people's "inter-communal conflict"?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Aug 14th, 2019 at 12:12:33 PM EST
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French blue helmets on the border? Better provide for a Dutch contingent too. (William of Orange, anyone?).

Between the Irish, the English, the French, and the Dutch, we'd have the makings of a first-class 17C war.

All provided by Boris "Don't thank me" Johnson.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Thu Aug 15th, 2019 at 07:48:28 AM EST
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hmm, yes, well, "template of European history" and all that.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Aug 15th, 2019 at 01:46:49 PM EST
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Oh get serious, England will not be stabilized by importing the blue helmets of the UN or the berets of the French army or even the grey caps of the Germans. It would, obviously, be the Darth Vader helmets of the US Army. We will bring democracy back from America to its original home in England, and you will like it or else.

by asdf on Fri Aug 16th, 2019 at 02:13:09 PM EST
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Original home? As the name suggests, the original home of democracy is Greece. Just like tyranny and oligarchy.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Aug 16th, 2019 at 03:01:40 PM EST
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No, no, no.  What Commie history book have you been reading?  All good things originate in anglophone countries.
by rifek on Fri Aug 16th, 2019 at 04:26:45 PM EST
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"Democracy" is our main export.
by rifek on Fri Aug 16th, 2019 at 04:29:01 PM EST
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If "democracy" is our mission, why don"t we call our diplomats like Bolton, Pence, Pompeo and newly named Dominic Raab ... ehh "missionaries".

Just like the Jesuits leading the Conquistadors, the Conquest of the New World. Recall Iraq, George Bush, Donald Rumsfeld and the Biblical verses in support of the invasion and occupation.

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Fri Aug 16th, 2019 at 05:38:48 PM EST
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Patience.  Once the US becomes a Christian Dominionist state.
by rifek on Sat Aug 17th, 2019 at 11:05:11 PM EST
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