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#1 That is what you get for alienating our closest ally and sending back the bust of Churchill, Obama.
Your arrogance and incompetence has made this world a much more dangerous place.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-10-26 11:33||
#2 No Diego Garcia? Gonna be some tired pilots but theyll manage.
Posted by Rjschwarz 2012-10-26 14:26||
#3 I doubt Diego Garcia is the problem, the US leases it, so presumably wouldn't need permission.
I'd guess the UK's sovereign bases on Cyprus are the issue, where the US doesn't have combat planes based.
Posted by phil_b 2012-10-26 17:54||
#4 Methinks the Brits think they'll be biting off more than they can chew iff post-strike Iran orders its MilTerr proxies to initiate TerrOps agz Israel + the US-NATO, its poor Domestic economy, Falklands + the Scottish independence referendum come 2014. Lets also not fergit China-vs-Japan,ASEAN in ECS + SCS, of which no one can doubt Diego Garcia will be a de facto target for the PLA.
London may stay for Afghanistan or AFPAK, but its "no" or "hell no" per Iran.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-10-26 22:24||