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

By skippy16/10 18:58Fri Oct 16 18:58:17 2020In response to Re: It makes you feel proud to be British...

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Not sure agreeing that our claims are hypocritical somehow reduces the point the industry has the veneer of legitimacy.

Repeating the drug dealer argument does not make it more valid as a strategy.

Of the 1,300 or so arms export licences how many are actually for SA80s or Typhoons*?

There are 22 licences for miscellaneous containers for explosives, 16 licences for explosives, 18 licences for military equipment for initiating explosives. What do you need to make an IED? Well lets see you need a suitable container, explosives and a means of detonating it. In reality most injuries to British troops have been from IEDs. As far as can be determined we are their largest supplier of these items. But according to you we only sell Typhoons and SA80s so no bother there lads.

My argument is strategic, moral and economic there is no 'or'.

In a unipolar world we must all pay fealty to the superpower. Only China is strong enough not to.

This is correct if you ignore the various countries within the non-alignment movement, there's only 120 of them, easy to miss. Venezuela is one of them. Oddly Venezuela is also one of the 20 or so countries on the UK arms embargo list.







*this may be a bit of a trick question but I look forward to your answer.

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