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    I read in the paper on monday that the US and UK will patrol our skies when Bush is here next year.... disgraceful, an absolute embarassment of our nation, a government source has admitted the current and new aircraft will be entirely insufficient and useless and suggested that in future we will have to sign up to alliances to have our airspace patrolled by UK military in the case where this is necessary, because we havent got the resources and probably never will, similiar to the role they play in providing our long range SAR, if this is the case then what really is the point in keeping an air corps?

    Im very disheartened to think we cant defend our sovereignity, this govt wont get my vote next time around.
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    Is this news to you? Ireland has never had a viable air defence.

    It's not this government's fault alone, successive governments have ignored the issue. It doesn't matter who you vote for, no party is going to invest in capable fighter aircraft anytime soon.
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    • #3
      Even if we did have fighters(sound of loud laughter in the background) they would only be operated between the hours of 9am to 4pm...


      Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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      • #4
        "Even if we did have fighters(sound of loud laughter in the background) they would only be operated between the hours of 9am to 4pm..."

        You forgot about the weekends.

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        • #5
          No FM this is not news to us. It's just hard to read it in print. If our grandfathers were dead they would turn in their graves. The state has never had so much money and we still cant defend it ourselves.

          We are not a war or are likely to be so we dont need a huge fighter force but I believe a token squadron needs to be in place to pass on training methods a small show of force. They could even support UN ground troops like the Sweeds did for us in the Congo.

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          • #6
            Eh, "our grandfathers" were the very same. Ireland has never had a credible air-defence setup.
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            With 50,000 men getting killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?

            Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people.

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            • #7
              Sigh:o
              "It is a general popular error to imagine that loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for it's welfare" Edmund Burke

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              • #8
                we had better fire power in the late 40's & 50's. I'm sure that the IAC of the old would defeat the present IAC....PC9's or no PC9's. No offence boyz

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                • #9
                  During WWII didn't we have spitfires which were contempory fighters at the time. Did we make a decision not to maintain a fighter force or did it just happen over time.

                  When was the last time we had a contempory fighter ?

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                  • #10
                    Eh, "our grandfathers" were the very same.

                    Our grandfather's wasted their lives fighting to free this nation from British rule and when they succeeded they founded a political party called Fianna Fail. 80 years later this "republican" party has decided that the grandchildren of those men who were murdered by our grandparents must defend this banana republic.

                    If I wasn't middle-aged, cynical and anti-everything republican, I would be embarrassed.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Groundhog
                      Our grandfather's wasted their lives fighting to free this nation from British rule and when they succeeded they founded a political party called Fianna Fail. 80 years later this "republican" party has decided that the grandchildren of those men who were murdered by our grandparents must defend this banana republic.
                      I've read this five times now and there isn't one part of it I understand.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Groundhog
                        Eh, "our grandfathers" were the very same.

                        Our grandfather's wasted their lives fighting to free this nation from British rule and when they succeeded they founded a political party called Fianna Fail. 80 years later this "republican" party has decided that the grandchildren of those men who were murdered by our grandparents must defend this banana republic.

                        If I wasn't middle-aged, cynical and anti-everything republican, I would be embarrassed.
                        You'd rather they didn't free Ireland?

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                        • #13
                          I've read this five times now and there isn't one part of it I understand.

                          Try adult education.

                          You'd rather they didn't free Ireland?

                          I'd rather they hadn't wasted their time and, in some cases, their lives to have their memories urinated upon by Fianna Fail. I'd also rather that our government warned other political leaders not to come here where they cannot be protected rather than suffer the shame of having foreigner soldiers tasked with protecting our country.
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                          • #14
                            Well it doesn't seem like there is a reason to have a bunch of fighters since Ireland isn't really fighting too many wars.....but even too-neutral-to-join-the-UN/EU-Switzerland has F-18's!! I'm sure many would disagree, but y'all need a conservative to increase defence spending.
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                            • #15
                              Maybe I should

                              Or

                              Maybe you should read it again.

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