007 villains and their high tech world domination feasible or realistic?

#1
In this day and age when you can get and buy anything above or below the global counter - as opposed to a few decades ago such as combat aircraft, helos and warships and of course tactical weaponary. Also theres the odd threat by terrorists regarding nukes? And Osama preaches his threat to the western world like say Blofield on live tv.

So take Moonraker - space entrepreneur and manufacturer has a dark side, builds his shuttles and launches them from Brazil from silos in the Amazonian jungle - forget fiction take reality would the Brazilian government say or do nothing if someone did this? Or would they take it as their piece of land is good for launching the space race and sign all sorts of agreements with said manufacturer so he can base his launch pads there albeit drilling into the mountaineous caverns.

All how about You Only Live Twice - some despot government uses a criminal organisation to launch their rocket to nick the Wests space capsules -(not all that difficult to lay hands on say an ex Sov ICBM and re build it) but how about constructing a silo type launcher in a disused volcano or mountain in a neutral country? Wouldn't anyone twig something like that happening on their patch?

Or in The Spy Who Loved Me - how about nicking a 'boomer' sub by interfering with the systems and making the crew surface to be swallowed up by a super vessel to launch Armageddon? I suppose with EW developments it probably wouldnt be difficult at all?

Cheers
 
#4
It's already started! From little acorns, etc...

Better order a few aircraft carriers, just to be on the safe side.
 
#5
What was the one with the newspaper bloke?

He may have been trying to take over the world but at least he wasn't phone hacking.

Guess somethings are too out of order even for a Jim Bond plotline?
 
#6
AND ANOTHER THING,

Where would our latter day Blofeld recruit his henchmen?

Jobcentre plus?
Not exactly secure from being caught at the first interview stages.
and where does he outfit said henchmen once successfully recruited?
Local Millets or Army Surplus?
I think not, they'd be onto the local police like a rat up a drain pipe.
 
#8
AND ANOTHER THING,

Where would our latter day Blofeld recruit his henchmen?

Jobcentre plus?
Not exactly secure from being caught at the first interview stages.
and where does he outfit said henchmen once successfully recruited?
Local Millets or Army Surplus?
I think not, they'd be onto the local police like a rat up a drain pipe.
China. Recruiting and outfitting. There are billions of the blighters and they can knock you up a set of evil henceman outfits in about 5 minutes in a choice of colours.
 

Bouillabaisse

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#9
Recruiting henchmen is easy. You need a bunch of deviant, amoral bastards who'll do anything for cash? Try the "jobs" section on Arrse.
 
#10
see you've both made my point.
any half decent int officer at '5 or '6 would look here and scupper the plans
unless govt spending means that too has been outsourced to the far east.....
 
#11
Recruiting henchmen is easy. You need a bunch of deviant, amoral bastards who'll do anything for cash? Try the "jobs" section on Arrse.
**** the job section, just recruit the user base.
 
#12
So take Moonraker -

You Only Live Twice -

The Spy Who Loved Me

Our late lamented Defence Minister - Dr. Liam Fox and his bosom buddy Adam Werritty have associations with Universal Exports Charity Foundation, who allegedly posted some £60,000 into Adam's hotel and travelling expenses.

Now, Universal Exports, where have I come across that name? Oh yes, It was Ian Fleming's cover name in the Bond series for SIS. Doesn't life imitate art on occasions?
 
#13
What was the one with the newspaper bloke?

He may have been trying to take over the world but at least he wasn't phone hacking.

Guess somethings are too out of order even for a Jim Bond plotline?
Tomorrow never dies, had to study it as part of my media module on how media moguls can affect and shape the news in the 21st century.
 

Sixty

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#15
China. Recruiting and outfitting. There are billions of the blighters and they can knock you up a set of evil henceman outfits in about 5 minutes in a choice of colours.
Plus they can all use the same ID card.
 
#16
Tomorrow never dies, had to study it as part of my media module on how media moguls can affect and shape the news in the 21st century.
Cool. You got to watch a Bond film for a taught course?! Awesome.
 
#18
Couldn't make an evil lair nowadays - health and safety.

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#19
Who would want world domination anyway, a nice little Desert Island will do for me with a small cult following giving me their money and labour in return for taking their pretty wives and (age legal) daughters.

Imagine owning (all of) africa, pakistan, iran, afghanistan and all the problems which come with that.
 
#20
**** the job section, just recruit the user base.
Jeez James Bond wouldn't have to bother turning up.
Within 5 minutes of RVing it would be a free for all **** off between Cold War Warriors, 21st C UberSojers, Army Cadet AIs, Civvies and Westpoint sockpuppets.
The survivors would then limp off to the pub and within an hour be too lashed up to operate anything more technical than a Zippo lighter let alone space rockets, laser beams or submarines.
I'd go with recruiting from the RAF Regiment they could deploy barriers along the nations motorways and refuse to "Barrier up" until Blofelds demands were met.
 

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