All that lovely open space for the tanks to play in, huge tracts of unpopulated areas for operational low flying training, the boxheads kicking up stink about all those occupation forces sausage side, I reckin we just found a place to move whats left of BAOR into.
Afraid to say yes, was on a recce approx 3 weeks ago for the DMS/DSCA. Large concrete shutters/boards where in place at the time, with plans to pour approx a square mile of surface for a hard standing medical unit.
It was pointed out at the time with all the sand shift etc that in time it may well slide in to the sea but it fell on deaf ears. So it may well become some beach side resort.
That will be the Iraq where women have the vote (even if it has to be Saddam) can drive a car, buy alcohol, wear whatever clothing they like, make up nearly half of university students, a quarter of engineers, a third of doctors, can own property, have their husband arrested for beating them up, which has the largest indigenous Christian community in the middle-east out side the Lebanon, has a small Jewish community with it's own synagogue (both communities protected by law). Yes totally barbaric country compared to its liberal neighbours Saudi and Kuwait.
P.S. Who was the last person found guilty of keeping a slave in the UK under the rather arcane Slavery Act . Oh yes I remember now it was a member of the Kuwaiti royal family in 1991.