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Re: It makes you feel proud to be British...

By Baldman15/10 19:56Thu Oct 15 19:56:48 2020In response to Re: It makes you feel proud to be British...

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Ok so we agree that our claims to want to bring freedom to places is a fig leaf, hence your point falls away.

The fact that other people will arm Saudi anyway doesn’t make it right, but it does mean that your point about British arms falling into the hands of terrorists is moot. And in reality most terrorists don’t fire SA80s and fly Typhoons around the place. Saudi has petrodollars. Whether we sell them arms doesn’t change anything.

This is why I find your argument confusing.’

Is your argument based on morality? In which case any and all arms sales to SA should be against your principles.

Or is it strategic? In which case arguing for some kind of ‘defence only’ limit seems a bit pointless as we can agree that they’ll get the arms from other sources.

Must maintain the special relationship. Well yes. In a unipolar world we must all pay fealty to the superpower. Only China is strong enough not to. I wish it weren’t so, but there’s no point pretending it isn’t.

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