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    The fact that the world is a nasty place and we're a small country is reason enough to keep our noses clean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clanrickard View Post
    A lot in that post is true.
    No its not and its certainly not something to take seriously coming from those ************************s who are and always were a threat to this country . If we decide to beef up our security it has to be with the Brits as our only enemy and the coming collapse of that country in mind .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Windowshopper View Post
    The fact that the world is a nasty place and we're a small country is reason enough to keep our noses clean.
    It would also be a reason to make sure we could deliver a nasty bite to those that messed with us , time to nuke up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wascurito View Post
    Jets scrambled after Russian bombers skirt Irish airspace

    The jets that were scrambled weren't Irish.
    We have always been in more danger from the Brit's than we ever have from the Russians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wascurito View Post
    Jets scrambled after Russian bombers skirt Irish airspace

    The jets that were scrambled weren't Irish.
    No Swiss jets scrambled after hijacking... as airforce only works office hours
    No Swiss jets scrambled after hijacking... as airforce only works office hours


    Looks like their Air Force is a bit of a Swizz....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanner Island View Post
    Switzerland is neutral and has a decent enough capability... or at least a lot better than ours although I doubt they'd last long up against Russia...
    I don't think anyone is seriously suggesting the Russians are about to invade anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpast View Post
    No Swiss jets scrambled after hijacking... as airforce only works office hours
    No Swiss jets scrambled after hijacking... as airforce only works office hours


    Looks like their Air Force is a bit of a Swizz....
    Fighter jets are an expensive luxury we can't afford while kids go homeless and water pipes need fixing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RasherHash View Post
    Fighter jets are an expensive luxury we can't afford while kids go homeless and water pipes need fixing.
    The jets that we could afford would be pretty ineffective even within an increased defence budget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat View Post
    The jets that we could afford would be pretty ineffective even within an increased defence budget.
    No-one is suggesting that we should be one of the top military powers in Europe but is it really such a radical idea that we should match the likes of the Finns or Austrians in terms of defence spending as a % of GDP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wascurito View Post
    Jets scrambled after Russian bombers skirt Irish airspace

    The jets that were scrambled weren't Irish.
    Not this old chestnut again. Irish airspace and Irish controlled airspace are two completely different things.
    And what does it say about our loyal Defence Forces that they will allow the RAF to violate Irish airspace to counter a non-incursion into Irish controlled airspace?
    It says they are West Brit collaborators.
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