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Lucy
18th April 2008, 10:49
FFS

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/04/18/wzim218.xml

scooby
18th April 2008, 11:02
FFS

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/04/18/wzim218.xml

and? business is business. you dont make arms if you have a caring side.

lambrini_socialist
18th April 2008, 11:35
FFS

i know. sometimes it crosses the line into out-and-out comedy villainy, doesn't it?

cykophysh39
18th April 2008, 11:42
I wonder if one of those bullets has "Mugabe" inscribed on it?

sasguru
18th April 2008, 12:04
Not at all like us selling arms to that bastion of democracy, Saudi Arabia, then?

lambrini_socialist
18th April 2008, 12:06
Not at all like us selling arms to that bastion of democracy, Saudi Arabia, then?

sshh! you're putting our national security at risk. trust me. i know.

gingerjedi
18th April 2008, 12:28
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=3847

Is China becoming the new America? It seems that anything that could have a detrimental effect on their economy is ignored.

Not only that but every year millions of Chinese visit western countries so they must have a fair idea how the western world views their oppressive government? Why are they going home and carrying on as if it doesn't mater?

cykophysh39
18th April 2008, 12:35
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=3847

Is China becoming the new America? It seems that anything that could have a detrimental effect on their economy is ignored.

Not only that but every year millions of Chinese visit western countries so they must have a fair idea how the western world views their oppressive government? Why are they going home and carrying on as if it doesn't mater?

The same way Americans have been doing the same thing for years.

gingerjedi
18th April 2008, 13:22
The same way Americans have been doing the same thing for years.




Is China becoming the new America?

Did you miss this bit??

tay
18th April 2008, 14:01
A person from the UK criticisng another country for arms sales? :rollin:

:rollin: :rollin: :rollin: :rollin:

I am mildy annoyed that Zimbabwe recieves aid but can afford a better and more well equipped armed services than New Zealand. Admittedly we in New Zealand have an armed services that consist 1 zodiac (with a slingshot on board!) , 2 yorkshire terrier attack dogs that have arthritus, a microlight and some guy David who owns a shotgun.... but its annoying that basket case of a country has more weapons. :tantrum:

lambrini_socialist
18th April 2008, 14:15
A person from the UK criticisng another country for arms sales? :rollin:

:rollin: :rollin: :rollin: :rollin:

I am mildy annoyed that Zimbabwe recieves aid but can afford a better and more well equipped armed services than New Zealand.

didn't we stop sending aid after it became obvious that Bob was just dishing it all out to his cronies?

personally i'd be up for an invasion - not kidding. it would be a piece of pss and we'd be welcomed as liberators.

gingerjedi
18th April 2008, 14:21
A person from the UK criticisng another country for arms sales? :rollin:


Why shouldn’t we criticise? You make it sound like the UK public signed the deal? Encase you haven’t noticed our government doesn't always do what its public wants.:rolleyes:

Bagpuss
18th April 2008, 14:22
Why shouldn’t we criticise? You make it sound like the UK public signed the deal? Encase you haven’t noticed our government doesn't always do what its public wants.:rolleyes:

I thought the public gets what the public wants?

gingerjedi
18th April 2008, 14:24
I thought the public gets what the public wants?

No, no its: "And the public wants what the public gets"

HTH:wink

Lucy
18th April 2008, 14:41
A person from the UK criticisng another country for arms sales? :rollin:

:rollin: :rollin: :rollin: :rollin:

I am mildy annoyed that Zimbabwe recieves aid but can afford a better and more well equipped armed services than New Zealand. Admittedly we in New Zealand have an armed services that consist 1 zodiac (with a slingshot on board!) , 2 yorkshire terrier attack dogs that have arthritus, a microlight and some guy David who owns a shotgun.... but its annoying that basket case of a country has more weapons. :tantrum:


You don't need arms in NZ, you have Helen Clark (teeth like a shark).

tay
18th April 2008, 18:11
You don't need arms in NZ, you have Helen Clark (teeth like a shark).


Ahhh yes Auntie Helen of Helengrad..... NZ's face to the world.. I am so proud of our illustrious leader... :emb

Auntie Helen (http://www-tc.pbs.org/adventuredivas/nz/media/pm.jpg?Log=0)







:emb

Lucy
18th April 2008, 18:13
Ahhh yes Auntie Helen of Helengrad..... NZ's face to the world.. I am so proud of our illustrious leader... :emb

Auntie Helen (http://www-tc.pbs.org/adventuredivas/nz/media/pm.jpg?Log=0)



:emb

Face it toad, you deserve her!

tay
18th April 2008, 18:15
Face it toad, you deserve her!

That is below the belt.. nobody deserves Auntie Helen. :mad

cykophysh39
18th April 2008, 18:56
Did you miss this bit??
Nope.
It just answers the post

Asked for the reason why the Chinese can do it, is the same reason why the americans did it, which validates the statement