Thursday, 4 April 2013

Trident - a solution looking for a problem

Trident, David Cameron Prime Minister of the UK asks: "Does anyone seriously argue that it would be wise for Britain, faced with this evolving threat today, to surrender our deterrent?”
Well of course they do David.

Only the retention of our independent deterrent makes clear to any adversary that the devastating cost of an attack on the UK or its allies will always be far greater than anything it might hope to gain,” he says.

In Dave's view countries like North Korea and Iran might do what exactly if the UK didn't have trident ? 

North Korea has already threatend to launch a nuclear strike at the USA which in case you hadn't noticed has a lot more nuclear weapons than the UK. 

Sorry to have to quote Black Adder - but explaining to the rather dim George the origins of the first world war, Black Adder says: "The idea was that there would be two great power blocks with us, the Russians and the French on one side and the Germans and the the Austro-Hungarians on the other, so that each side would act as the other's deterrant. There was just one slight flaw in the plan."
Baldrick: "What was that?"
Blackadder: "It was bollocks."

Deterence didn't work because people are people.

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