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    I notice the Pacific Teal is on its way to cherbourg with a load of Waste for recycling(from Warheads it seems)
    Did the NS play a part in the Last convoy of this type,and was it there to prevent the protesters getting in the way,or to prevent the ship from entering irish waters?(I Understand they have their own self defence capability)


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

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    Green party demand defending of coastal waters

    From the RTE Website

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2004/1004/nuclear.html

    Green party demand defending of coastal waters

    04 October 2004 11:00

    The Green Party is demanding that Irish naval vessels be sent off the south coast to ensure that two ships carrying weapons-grade plutonium to France do not enter Ireland's territorial waters.

    Party leader Trevor Sargent said assurances given to the Irish Government from the US and France were simply not enough and that the transport of such a deadly cargo was completely unjustifiable.

    The vessels are carrying more than 300 pounds of plutonium from US nuclear warheads.

    The weapons-grade plutonium on board will be recycled into nuclear fuel in France and then transported back to the United States.

    The environmental group Greenpeace says it is awaiting the ships with a flotilla.

    The group may set up road blockades to prevent the plutonium being transported to processing plants in southeast France.

    It is believed the shipment could pass within 40 miles of the Kerry coast.

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    • #3
      Green Party DEMAND defence of Irish Waters

      Whats the difference between the Green Party and the Karma Sutra? The Karma sutra has less positions.....

      http://www.rte.ie/news/2004/1004/nuclear.html

      "The Green Party is demanding that Irish naval vessels be sent off the south coast to ensure that two ships carrying weapons-grade plutonium to France do not enter Ireland's territorial waters"

      The same naval service they want to turn into a coastguard
      You're even dumber than I tell people

      You might have been infected but you never were a bore

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      • #4
        I'm not sure where the Green Party stand on all this, except that it's very stupid regardless.

        The ship is taking weapons grade plutonium to be turned into MOX fuel - which is a lot safer for the world all told. Maybe the Green Party would suggest a way of dealing with existing stocks of nuclear material satisfactory to them that does not involve having it disappear magically?

        The Greens suggest that this shipment passing within 40 miles of the Irish coast poses a major risk to us, though they haven't got around to explaining how exactly. The shipping requirements for this material are stringent to say the least.

        Finally what do they propose the Naval Service does about the shipments?
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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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        • #5
          Sink them probably.
          To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

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          • #6
            What about all the tree-hugging, anti-militarist, love-and-peace-man guff?
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            • #7
              Now the stuff is actually decommissioned nuc warheads..would they prefer they were left active?


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

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              • #8
                So I wonder if the gp would support the expansion of the NS to protect us from all possible sources of nasty mean radiation? The bonus being we could prevent those terrible american warships from visiting us too...

                Does an OTO Melara fire daffodils?


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

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                • #9
                  Green navigator

                  Two vessels sailing from the USA to Cherbourg to pass 40 miles off the Kerry coast !!! lets hope the Navigation officer is not a member of the Green party!

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                  • #10
                    Its called Great circle track.

                    The earth aint flat


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

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Stoker
                      Two vessels sailing from the USA to Cherbourg to pass 40 miles off the Kerry coast !!! lets hope the Navigation officer is not a member of the Green party!
                      Lets hope he's not pissed like the captain of the Exxon Valdez.

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