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Cyclical.

They did it in the early 90s after giving them ( I was one of them) a massive payrise.

They then realise they're short and recruit again, but less.

All part of our declining empire.

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It's the same with all the public cuts at the moment. Front line services are being cut to save self-serviing management positions.

For sure, cuts should be made but we should maintain a constant productive:non-productive.

I haven't read the article, but the military's quite a sharp pyramid in its structure.

A few ranks could be wiped to make it more police-like, but that would make it harder for cannon fodder recruitment, or less Tim Nice But Dim recruitment at Junior officer level.

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It's the same with all the public cuts at the moment. Front line services are being cut to save self-serviing management positions.

For sure, cuts should be made but we should maintain a constant productive:non-productive.

They did the same thing before both world wars as well, and now we have a rising China and a collapsing Russia and the Brits are expecting Uncle Sam to pick up everything like before. Those stoopid Americans working 60 hour weeks with no statutory holidays or healthcare just so Europeans can retire at 60. BANG.

Uh-oh.

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The lights are burning late at night in Argentine Military Intelligence Headquarters, Dave and Nick are not Margaret Thatcher. Already the freedom fighters are planning their strategy on the Isle of Man. :D

If the defence of the Falklands were to be successful, the British would be critically dependent upon the US and if one has been paying attention to the present US administration's dealing with Buenos Aires, it doesn't look good for the British. Sooner more than later might be a wise course for the Argentinians actually, before a more pro-British administration comes to power in DC.

Was the report about the disappointing oil reserves round the Falklands a deliberate gambit to put the Buenos Aires off the idea of recapturing them?

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it doesn't look good for the British. Sooner more than later might be a wise course for the Argentinians actually, before a more pro-British administration comes to power in DC.

That will come about at the next US Presidential Election when it`s bye bye Obama as a right wing Republican becomes the next US President and they retain overall control of the HoR and make big gains in the Senate, watch and observe. You may even seen Sarah Palin in the top ten. ;)

Guardian tomorrow Cameron backtracks on intervention in Libya.

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That will come about at the next US Presidential Election when it`s bye bye Obama as a right wing Republican becomes the next US President and they retain overall control of the HoR and make big gains in the Senate, watch and observe. You may even seen Sarah Palin in the top ten. ;)

Guardian tomorrow Cameron backtracks on intervention in Libya.

Why would BA wait for what could easily turn out to be a pro-British GOP administration when they have the present lot in power and Britain at serious lows?

Oh God, recession, Royal Wedding to distract the plebs, Our Brave Lads getting their heads blown off for the Falklands - is this 1982 or 2011?

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Our Brave Lads getting their heads blown off for the Falklands - is this 1982 or 2011?

History does seem to repeat itself, but if this scenario manifests itself conscription may well return and the reserves joining the party, thankfully for me my reserve status ended in 1983. :D

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Thousands of disgruntled people skilled in the use of weapons dumped on the streets. It appears to be a peculiar fantasy of neoliberals that they can railroad the masses while axing the very structures that prop up their power. What are they going to do when they need some muscle to protect them. Mercenaries are only loyal to the next paycheck and change sides as soon as a better offer comes along.

The ultimate irony is that it is Tory government imposing the kinds of defence cuts that pacifists and leftwingers used to fantasise about in the 1970s. Of course listening to Cameron's rhetoric on Libya over the past few days it is clear the politicians are still nurturing militarist delusions just as their policies make them even more unfeasible. Clearly they have long since departed the reality based community for la la land.

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Thousands of disgruntled people skilled in the use of weapons dumped on the streets. It appears to be a peculiar fantasy of neoliberals that they can railroad the masses while axing the very structures that prop up their power. What are they going to do when they need some muscle to protect them. Mercenaries are only loyal to the next paycheck and change sides as soon as a better offer comes along.

The ultimate irony is that it is Tory government imposing the kinds of defence cuts that pacifists and leftwingers used to fantasise about in the 1970s. Of course listening to Cameron's rhetoric on Libya over the past few days it is clear the politicians are still nurturing militarist fantasies just as their policies make them even more unfeasible. Clearly they have long since departed the reality based community for la la land.

I think someone here posted about Guradian tomorrow with talk of Cleggeron back-tracking on Libya intervention. The Libyan Army is probably bigger than the British Army anyway, so just as well.

If one in ten are getting slashed as the Telegraph declares, then the British Army is about to get cut to around a straight 100,000. Hope they don;t have to fight to 400 million available to fight in the PLA when they start protecting their interests in Africa and the sea lanes.

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I think someone here posted about Guradian tomorrow with talk of Cleggeron back-tracking on Libya intervention. The Libyan Army is probably bigger than the British Army anyway, so just as well.

If one in ten are getting slashed as the Telegraph declares, then the British Army is about to get cut to around a straight 100,000. Hope they don;t have to fight to 400 million available to fight in the PLA when they start protecting their interests in Africa and the sea lanes.

Well if there was anyone doubting that Cameron was little more than a professional bullshitter the events of the past week should have settled the matter once and for all.

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Well if there was anyone doubting that Cameron was little more than a professional bullshitter the events of the past week should have settled the matter once and for all.

I never rated him. He's too far inside the Establishment's Magic Circle. Never had to prove himself to ordinary people. Never had to do a normal day's work. This means he has never had to use his powers of judgement. No real understanding of human nature out in the trenches. I'm sure he's a polite and decent chap at the summer BBQ, but not a real leader - remember when leaders used to get their hands and feet dirty - Churchill in Africa, etc.

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Well if there was anyone doubting that Cameron was little more than a professional bullshitter the events of the past week should have settled the matter once and for all.

IMHO :D the leaders of the 3 main parties are all bulls******s. They are only interested in their own images and self importance, but eventually will end up getting burned at the stake. :rolleyes: Trouble is they are all sixth formers trying to do the Headmaster`s job. ;)

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If they're all young, aggressive footsoldiers who have combat experience, this is yet another huge mistake and these corporate/political leaders slashing military and law enforcement units so aggressively are doing their best to get themselves strung up - Roman emperors who got on the wrong side of their praetorians and legionares over employment/pay didn't live very long.

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