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    I thought this thread was going to be about you and that special squirrel you met recently?
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    Yup.

    The "Special Relationship" doesn't look so special now.

    Good to know they're such reliable allies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    I thought this thread was going to be about you and that special squirrel you met recently?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    I thought this thread was going to be about you and that special squirrel you met recently?
    That relationship faltered somewhat when Alexei announced that he was paying for pussy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    Yup.

    The "Special Relationship" doesn't look so special now.

    Good to know they're such reliable allies.
    Bear in mind the UK has been whittling away at its armed forces for years now. For example, I think the Navy is only around a quarter the size it was even 20 years ago, and the army and air force is probablyl much the same.

    So this is the US's tough way of reminding us we can't go on assuming that every foreign power will be nice to us and reasonable in this rational and civilized post-modern era. Instead they will inevitably start taking liberties as soon as they sense any weakness, just as they have since the dawn of history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    Bear in mind the UK has been whittling away at its armed forces for years now. For example, I think the Navy is only around a quarter the size it was even 20 years ago, and the army and air force is probablyl much the same.

    So this is the US's tough way of reminding us we can't go on assuming that every foreign power will be nice to us and reasonable in this rational and civilized post-modern era. Instead they will inevitably start taking liberties as soon as they sense any weakness, just as they have since the dawn of history.
    What?

    We're not a superpower any more?

    Gad, it'll frighten the horses.
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    Convoys - that worked before. A couple of Type 26's ought to be able to cover a dozen tankers and knock seven shades out of anything those camel botherers can dream up. Job done.

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    And we can thank the genii in power since 2010 for much of that cheese paring.

    Just encountered something that Chamberlain said:

    Quote Originally Posted by Neville "Peace In Our Time" Chamberlain
    It is always best and safest to count on nothing from the Americans but words
    I like this one too:

    Quote Originally Posted by WSC
    You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else
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