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June 04, 2011


Martin Marprelate- A Man in the Street!

I can't say I am in any way proud about this. Much as I hope our servicemen are not injured doing the job they are ordered to do I cannot support this military adventurism by Cameron and Hague.

john parkes

I understand these helicopters are operating from the carrier HMS Ocean, which will perhaps reassure those who were convinced they would be based ashore in Libya, provoking dark mutterings about "boots on the ground".
This complementary capability, together with a similar one provided by the French, enables NATO to refine its targetting; while accepting the added risk of the inherent vulnerability these aircraft have to enemy ground fire. However there will doubtless be counter-measures that will reduce such attacks. Whatever, it is hardly an escalation, which should ease further the minds of the doubters.
Continued effective operations to degrade Libyan ground force capability will continue to bring pressure to bear on those members of Gaddafi`s own supporters as they consider their own bleak future. The International Court trying human rights cases at The Hague cannot be an attractive prospect. Time to bail out?

Ultimo Tiger

I'd still rather we had Ark Royal and the Harriers. Much less vulnerable than a chopper.


Well done to our troops. Best in world. Stay safe heroes

Martin Marprelate- A Man in the Street!

@ John Parkes "Time to bail out?" YES for NATO! I bet that far more Libyans on both sides have died or been badly injurded and more infrastructure has been destroyed than if he had kept our big noses out and let Gadaffi and the rebels sort this internal matter out for themselves.


4 Apache helicopters would be better used at Dover keeping out asylum seekers. Anything better than the Tories can do.

Failed party not sure why i voted for them for 28 years. Never again.

Ultimo Tiger

How on earth would an attack helicopter keep asylum seekers out?

Hellfire missile at the Eurostars?

F****** hell I read some stupidity on the internet but that takes the bait.

Martin Marprelate- A Man in the Street!

"4 Apache helicopters would be better used at Dover keeping out asylum seekers."

A very extreme solution indeed but at least our Armed Forces would be practicing our shores and our interets not wasted on some foreign adventure which is none of our business and no benefit to us.

Martin Marprelate- A Man in the Street!

Or even protecting our shores.

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