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Closing down to Zulu Alpha

wave_dodger

MIA
Book Reviewer
Can you imagine the panic on those WAFUs faces when their caption board lit up.....

The situation in Japan would be grim enough even without the spectre of radiation contamination. The mind boggles at what their emergency services must be facing now.

In all seriousness I wonder if they are any better prepared (emotionally & materially) in a national perspective to respond to a disaster of this magnitude given their historical experience and "self defence" posture?
 

EarlyChop

War Hero
It would be nice if we could send a few carriers out to help in whatever capacity we can but because we're too busy selling off our military assets so we can give India 2 billion a year we're rather limited.

Here's a thought. Considering the massive loss of life and humanitarian struggles in japan at the moment why not focus our aid efforts and military assets to helping them rather that throwing money at corrupt governments and trying to topple dictators we don't really like all that much.
Surely the problems in Libya pale in comparison, I would expect a swift change in priorities considering the latest events.

Besides, I really really like my flat screen TV and PS3



Next stop please conductor!
 
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(granny)

RIP
Book Reviewer
A certain amount of de ja vu here. I'm reminded of sailing through fall out clouds in 1958. Grapple 'Y' at Christmas Island. No-one seems to have worried about us there.
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
My late granddad wouldn't even allow rice in the house, his resentment of the Japanese was that bad!!!

Well, grateful though I and many of my generation are to his wartime efforts and sacrifices, but he was clearly a xenophobic idiot. Regrettably he wasn't the only one who seemed to associate all Japanese/Germans/Israelis/etc., with the crimes of their forefathers.
 

Flagdeck

War Hero
Oi I had one of they. It was all I could afford at the time. The engine ran sweet as a nut for 100,000 miles and then the bodywork fell off.

I suppose I shouldn't throw stones in glass houses...........I once bought a Morris Marina !.......ughhhh !!..... had to turn the radio up full blast to hide the rattles and squeaks, and that was in the days when Slade were riding high..... no wonder I'm fcukin' deaf !
 
Well, grateful though I and many of my generation are to his wartime efforts and sacrifices, but he was clearly a xenophobic idiot. Regrettably he wasn't the only one who seemed to associate all Japanese/Germans/Israelis/etc., with the crimes of their forefathers.

Your prob right, unfortunately I never met him, he died in the early 60's.
 

Topstop

War Hero
I suppose I shouldn't throw stones in glass houses...........I once bought a Morris Marina !.......ughhhh !!..... had to turn the radio up full blast to hide the rattles and squeaks, and that was in the days when Slade were riding high..... no wonder I'm fcukin' deaf !


Morris Marina.........Marvelous, my first car. 100 mpg (Oil) 3000 miles to the engine 4000 miles to the gear box, 2 engines (carried a spare in the boot) the first time I changed the engine it took me 2 days, the 4th took me a forenoon. Thank **** for Barrow, I bought a new Ford Escort with the Lodging Allowance :-D
 
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