So this whole - Britain might supply weapons to the Syrians...

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  1. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    What exactly?
     
  2. fu2

    fu2 LE

    Typhoons ! or if we want to be sure they win SLR´s.
     
  3. Whatever it is, I suspect it will be fitted for but not supplied with ammo.
     
  4. A fully armed Trident sub, just to make the news interesting again.
     
  5. Your mum
     
  6. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    Seems pretty obvious to me. There's a whole load of stuff in Afghanistan that we don't want back because it was only bought for there and there's no budget to take it on the books or maintain it. We can't leave it in Kabul because then the taliban will get it and we can't destroy it because then the Treasury will charge MOD for the cost of it as if it were on the books. BUT, if the FO give it to Syria it gets paid for out of the Aid budget. Wins and trebles all round.
     
  7. Does anyone remember the hoo-ha when the septics were supplying gats to the freedom fighters in NI? At least that was private initiative. This smacks more of Libya's state sponsored terrorism. Especially as the 'popular front' has failed to win in the last two years.

    Egypt is turning out well though.
     
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  8. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    So no one else has any idea of specifically what in hell HMG is going to hand over either then?
     
  9. The Russians will kick our cunts in if we start supplying arms to the Syrian opposition. I know we love a good proxy war but still...
     
  10. Surely the Saudi's are the nominated suppliers of bombs n' bullets for this one?
     
  11. I think we are going to be major supporters of FYR arms factories overtime bill, and North African ex-dictatorships. We buy 'em, ship them to a high intensity war zone, where they get used up in double quick time, rather than float about in the hands of AQ wannabes.
     
  12. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    They would like to receive anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles, but I haven't a clue what HMG may consider appropriate, if anything.
     
  13. SLRs, DMS/puttees and trousers Lt Wt - job done.
     
  14. They have oil. We need oil. Seems like a plan.
     
  15. No charge effendi. You like dirty postcards. You like jigajig my seeester.