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Old 04 April 2007, 06:39   #11
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No they haven't - still as obnoxious and unpleasant as ever.

Worth trying to persuade Dubya that there is a major terrorist centre in B A and then he might go and bomb it off the map
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Old 06 April 2007, 20:14   #12
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Trigger Happy Texan...

Hey! Watch what you say, he might notice or his old man might, he's a boater (senior) you know..
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Old 09 April 2007, 06:38   #13
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B A and then he might go and bomb it off the map



.... probably miss it

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Old 09 April 2007, 15:28   #14
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B A and then he might go and bomb it off the map



.... probably miss it

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That's OK.....







......anything within 800 miles is acceptable collateral damage

More than that and it starts to rattle the windows round these parts
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Old 10 April 2007, 03:34   #15
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Stephen L is (in)famous

Just finished reading an excellent book on the falklands war by Hugh McManners and lo and behold, every fifth page there's a quote from rib.net's own Mr Luxton...fascinating book, would recommend to anyone with a vague interest in military/politics..
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Cool, I must get that. Met Hugh when he was down a year and a bit ago, fascinating bloke to chat to, ex SAS and very involved in the goings on here. If the book is half as riveting as talking to him in person then it will be 110% worth reading.

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ex SBS i think... the fact that the book is simply a collection of personal recollections from islanders, argies and the military makes it much more interesting than just one person's own take on things...def recommended
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ex SBS i think... the fact that the book is simply a collection of personal recollections from islanders, argies and the military makes it much more interesting than just one person's own take on things...def recommended

Great stuff - just finished reading Vulcan 607. Excellent book - never realised the logistical nightmare it took to get 1 Vulcan 8,000 miles away with a full bomb load. Longest bombing run in history - what a plane.

Whilst on the subject saw a great prog about all the lost super planes Britain developed that were dropped for various political reasons - Labour governments have a lot to answer for. TSR2 is the most famous but there were others that were just as amazing. A fighter faster than the SR71 for example. Britain would have lead the World but for the short sighted politicians who only live for the day!!!
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what a plane....maybe. What a waste of resource for neglible impact and getting the RAF involved in the conflict...definitely.
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what a plane....maybe. What a waste of resource for neglible impact and getting the RAF involved in the conflict...definitely.
But that's the whole point - it wasn't such a waste.

The best thing it did was scare the Argies - they were genuinely scared we would bomb the Argie mainland.

It also put the runway out of action for fast jets - which was a massive benefit.

The value of propoganda should never be underestimated!!!
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