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    the rg32 is a good piece of kit but has its limits.
    namely it has to stay on roads and tracks.
    things like scimitars and jackals can go where even people might have problems.
    so Armour vs mobility a question thats never really going to be answered
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    Its made by BAE (British Aerospace) - they bought the south african company that make it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ribeye View Post
    I'm surprised FF, as someone who makes a living protecting life, I didn't think you would be a supporter of scared 19 year olds being given assault rifles and being sent into small towns in a foreign land to kill little kids?
    Maybe when those 19 year olds save communites from being massacred by their presence it's worth the risk. Ok sometimes the UN fails but Irish soldiers have protected countless lives by risking theirs.
    It might not conform to the world view of some idiots on here but we have a lot to be proud of in what our defense forces have done throughout the world.

    When has the Irish army killed little kids?
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    I think they should give the job of putting out fires to the army rather than sending them abroad to get shot at doing "peacekeeping".

    We could then abolish the fire brigade and make significant savings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Telemachus View Post
    I think they should give the job of putting out fires to the army rather than sending them abroad to get shot at doing "peacekeeping".

    We could then abolish the fire brigade and make significant savings.
    Abolish the fire-brigade and then ask the army to become the fire-brigade? We'd still have a fire-brigade but it'll be made up of people who aren't trained to fight fires.

    You're not the brightest spark in the fire are you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Telemachus View Post
    I think they should give the job of putting out fires to the army rather than sending them abroad to get shot at doing "peacekeeping".

    We could then abolish the fire brigade and make significant savings.
    Ah bless. You thinks it's just wet stuff on hot stuff.

    Have a cookie. Your mammy will be back in a bit to collect you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ribeye View Post
    Here's a novel way of protecting soldiers, don't send them to other countries to kill people who just wish to be left alone!
    But DO send them to countries that host fundamentalist terrorists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ribeye View Post
    I'm surprised FF, as someone who makes a living protecting life, I didn't think you would be a supporter of scared 19 year olds being given assault rifles and being sent into small towns in a foreign land to kill little kids?
    Where are all these scared 19 year-olds ? This isn't the Frist World War; they're all volunteers and if you'd watched programmes like "Regiment " on the Beeb they seem to be able to cope pretty well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firefly123 View Post
    Maybe when those 19 year olds save communites from being massacred by their presence it's worth the risk. Ok sometimes the UN fails but Irish soldiers have protected countless lives by risking theirs.
    It might not conform to the world view of some idiots on here but we have a lot to be proud of in what our defense forces have done throughout the world.

    When has the Irish army killed little kids?
    Crossed wires here I think FF, my posts were referring to the British Armys deployments in Iraq & Afghanistan, i wasnt being negative about Peacekeepers which I appreciate is a different kettle of fish, although i have also have very stong reservations about UN forces,
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