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Massive cuts in Royal Navy

 

The British Royal Navy has just been told to cut its fleet in half. This shocking report was just published by The Telegraph of London.

 

"Navy to cut its fleet by half."

 

"Royal Navy commanders were in uproar yesterday after it was revealed that almost half of the Fleet's 44 warships are to be mothballed as part of a Ministry of Defence cost-cutting measure. ...

 

A need to cut the defence budget by £250 million this year to meet spending requirements has forced ministers to look at drastic measures.

 

MoD sources have admitted it is possible that the Royal Navy will discontinue one of its major commitments around the world at a time when Sir Jonathon Band, the First Sea Lord, has said more ships are needed to protect

the high seas against terrorism and piracy.

 

The six warships to be mothballed are the Type 22 frigates Cumberland, Chatham, Cornwall and Campbeltown and two Type 42 destroyers Southampton and Exeter.

 

It is likely that they will eventually be sold or scrapped. There are also fears in the Admiralty that two new aircraft carriers, promised in 1998, might never be built.

 

Meanwhile the French navy, which will be far superior to the Royal Navy after the cuts, will announce before the April presidential elections that a new carrier will be built.

 

Two of eight advanced air defence Type 45 destroyers on the Navy's order books will not be bought, defence sources said. The order is already six months behind schedule and £157 million over budget.

 

A senior officer, currently serving with the Fleet in Portsmouth, said:"What this means is that we are now no better than a coastal defence force or a fleet of dug-out canoes. The Dutch now have a better navy than us.'"

 

At a time when new and wild-eyed powers are building their military power, halving Britain's naval strength seems astonishingly irresponsible.

 

There are two obvious lessons for Americans. One is that in a social democracy like Britain under the Labour Party, all the political pressure goes to welfare payoffs to various political constituencies. The National Health Service is politically untouchable, and is rationing and postponing such things as major surgeries.

 

A second lesson suggests that under a Eurosocialist regime, the military are last in line for strategic and philosophical reasons. In Britain under Labour, the aim is to sink the national military in favor of the international military -- in this case, the European Union's planned military arm. The aim is to weaken the institutional strength of the military, and to send a strong signal to ambitious young officers that the only path of advancement is through the EU. That is how the EU is suborning the national bureaucracies of its 25 member states, and funneling their personnel into its own unelected new elite.

 

There's a third lesson: Europe's media and political elites may hate America, but they will be militarily dependent upon Uncle Sam for the foreseeable future. Socialist democracies cannot defend themselves --- either financially or ideologically. The EU will have a hostile-dependent relationship with us for the foreseeable future, as long as the United States does not let its policies be dictated by Brussels.

 

With the instruments of sovereignty being systematically undermined, Britain is likely to slip more and more deeply into the control of the French-style dictatorial bureaucracy of the EU. The only option it has is to lean on the United States, and France (and sometimes Germany) are determined to stop that from happening in the future.

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Massive cuts in Royal Navy

 

The British Royal Navy has just been told to cut its fleet in half. This shocking report was just published by The Telegraph of London.

 

"Navy to cut its fleet by half."

 

"Royal Navy commanders were in uproar yesterday after it was revealed that almost half of the Fleet's 44 warships are to be mothballed as part of a Ministry of Defence cost-cutting measure. ...

 

A need to cut the defence budget by £250 million this year to meet spending requirements has forced ministers to look at drastic measures.

 

MoD sources have admitted it is possible that the Royal Navy will discontinue one of its major commitments around the world at a time when Sir Jonathon Band, the First Sea Lord, has said more ships are needed to protect

the high seas against terrorism and piracy.

 

The six warships to be mothballed are the Type 22 frigates Cumberland, Chatham, Cornwall and Campbeltown and two Type 42 destroyers Southampton and Exeter.

 

It is likely that they will eventually be sold or scrapped. There are also fears in the Admiralty that two new aircraft carriers, promised in 1998, might never be built.

 

Meanwhile the French navy, which will be far superior to the Royal Navy after the cuts, will announce before the April presidential elections that a new carrier will be built.

 

Two of eight advanced air defence Type 45 destroyers on the Navy's order books will not be bought, defence sources said. The order is already six months behind schedule and £157 million over budget.

 

A senior officer, currently serving with the Fleet in Portsmouth, said:"What this means is that we are now no better than a coastal defence force or a fleet of dug-out canoes. The Dutch now have a better navy than us.'"

 

At a time when new and wild-eyed powers are building their military power, halving Britain's naval strength seems astonishingly irresponsible.

 

There are two obvious lessons for Americans. One is that in a social democracy like Britain under the Labour Party, all the political pressure goes to welfare payoffs to various political constituencies. The National Health Service is politically untouchable, and is rationing and postponing such things as major surgeries.

 

A second lesson suggests that under a Eurosocialist regime, the military are last in line for strategic and philosophical reasons. In Britain under Labour, the aim is to sink the national military in favor of the international military -- in this case, the European Union's planned military arm. The aim is to weaken the institutional strength of the military, and to send a strong signal to ambitious young officers that the only path of advancement is through the EU. That is how the EU is suborning the national bureaucracies of its 25 member states, and funneling their personnel into its own unelected new elite.

 

There's a third lesson: Europe's media and political elites may hate America, but they will be militarily dependent upon Uncle Sam for the foreseeable future. Socialist democracies cannot defend themselves --- either financially or ideologically. The EU will have a hostile-dependent relationship with us for the foreseeable future, as long as the United States does not let its policies be dictated by Brussels.

 

With the instruments of sovereignty being systematically undermined, Britain is likely to slip more and more deeply into the control of the French-style dictatorial bureaucracy of the EU. The only option it has is to lean on the United States, and France (and sometimes Germany) are determined to stop that from happening in the future.

:ph34r:

Scusate, la traduzione è orrenda:

Voluminoso taglio per la Royal Navy. La marina reale britannica sta per ridurre alla metà la sua flotta. Questo rapporto scioccante è stato pubblicato appena dal telegrafo di Londra. “La Royal Navy sta per tagliare la relativa flotta dalla metà.„ “I comandanti reali erano ieri nel uproar dopo che fosse rivelato che quasi la metà delle navi da guerra della flotta (44 )è vecchia come componente di un Ministero della misura di riduzione dei costi della difesa. … Una necessità di tagliare il preventivo della difesa da £250 milione questo anno per fare fronte alle richieste di spesa ha forzato i ministri allo sguardo alle misure drastiche. Le fonti del MOD hanno ammesso che è possibile che la marina reale interromperà uno dei relativi impegni importanti intorno al mondo in un momento in cui il sir Jonathon Band, il primo lord del mare, ha detto più navi è necessario proteggere i mari contro terrorismo e pirateria. Le sei navi da guerra vecchie sono il tipo 22 i frigates Cumberland, Chatham, Cornwall e Campbeltown e due tipo 42 i destroyers Southampton ed Exeter. È probabile che finalmente saranno vendute o scartate. Ci sono inoltre timori nel Ministero della marina che le due nuove portaerei promesse in 1998, potrebbero non essere costruite mai. Nel frattempo la marina francese, che sarà superiore alla reale marina inglese dopo i tagli, annuncerà prima delle elezioni presidenziali di aprile che una nuova portaerei sarà costruita. Due altre unità del tipo più avanzato ed altri otto destroyers per la difesa d' area in programma per la Royal Navy non saranno comprati, questo da fonti della difesa . L'ordine è già di sei mesi in ritardo e preventivo eccessivo £157 milione. Un funzionario di grado elevato, attualmente servente con la flotta a Portsmouth, ad esempio: “Che cosa questo il mezzo è che ora siamo no migliori di una forza litoranea della difesa o di una flotta dei canoes di dug-out. I tedeschi ora hanno una marina migliore. '„ In un momento in cui le nuove ed alimentazioni selvaggio-eyed stanno sviluppando la loro alimentazione militare, dimezzare la potenza navale della Gran-Bretagna sembra assolutamente irresponsabile. Ci sono due lezioni evidenti per gli Americani. Uno è quello in una democrazia sociale come la Gran-Bretagna sotto i laburisti, tutta la pressione politica va ai profitti di assistenza sociale ai vari collegi elettorali politici. Il servizio medico-sanitario nazionale è politicamente intoccabile ed è razionante e posponente tali cose come gli ambulatori importanti. Una seconda lezione suggerisce che sotto un regime di Eurosocialist, i militari sono ultimi nella linea per i motivi strategici e filosofici. In Gran-Bretagna sotto il lavoro, lo scopo è affondare i militari nazionali per i militari internazionali -- in questo caso, il braccio militare previsto del sindacato europeo. Lo scopo è di indebolire la resistenza istituzionale dei militari e trasmettere un segnale forte agli ufficiali giovani ambiziosi che l'unico percorso dell'avanzamento è con l'UE. Quello è come l'UE suborning le burocrazie nazionali dei relativi 25 Stati membri e versando i loro personali con un imbuto nella relativa propria nuova elite unelected. Ci è una terza lezione: I mezzi e le elite politiche dell'Europa possono odiare l'America, ma dipenderanno militarmente dallo zio SAM per il prossimo futuro. Le democrazie socialiste non possono difendersi --- finanziariamente o ideologicamente. L'UE ci avrà un rapporto ostile-dipendente con per il prossimo futuro, finchè gli Stati Uniti non lasciano le relative politiche essere dettati da Bruxelles. Con gli strumenti della sovranità che è insidiata sistematicamente, la Gran-Bretagna è probabile slittare sempre più profondamente nel controllo della burocrazia dictatorial di Francese-stile dell'UE. L'unica opzione che ha è di appoggiarsi a sugli Stati Uniti e la Francia (ed a volte la Germania) sono determinate per arrestare quella dall'accadere in avvenire.

Edited by SM79

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