I have put this in the Naafi, because I am only half serious but... What if the Russians could be persuaded to join NATO? Then they wouldn't have any promblems if their neighbours were also members. We could co opt most of the old USSR/CIS, and then get on with the job of fulfilling Orwells prophecies, albeit a quarter of a century late, and wait for the Chinks to attack. Then most of Africa and some of Latin America could join in on the Sino side, and we could sort out the lot of them/lose spectacularily. The war to end all wars. We could then get little Whassisname Joel Osment and Tom Cruise to teach us all about Vanilla Skies, and AI, etc etc, there's enough post apocapalyctic training out there guys, since most of us would be dead, and just crack on with the job in hand of being figments of our own imaginations. Which we are anyway if you are atall existentiallist. Discuss.