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What HMG should do as a reaction to the events in Egypt?

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by KGB_resident, Feb 4, 2011.

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  1. Nothing

    43 vote(s)
  2. Some unclear verbal protests

    0 vote(s)
  3. To protest in strongest terms without real actions

    6 vote(s)
  4. To threaten sanctions in the future

    3 vote(s)
  5. To freeze bank accounts and stop to issue visas to the UK to Mubarak’s clan

    10 vote(s)
  6. Send troops to Suez

    17 vote(s)
  1. Nothing
    Some unclear verbal protests
    To protest in strongest terms without real actions
    To threaten sanctions in the future
    To freeze bank accounts and stop to issue visas to the UK to Mubarak’s clan
    Send troops to Suez
  2. Quick stand to the paras
  3. Fronty

    Fronty Old-Salt Book Reviewer

    Sorry, the Paras have a prior engagement. Can you wait a couple of months? I'm sure they'd love to be there....
  4. Send in more news gathering teams, to gather more photos of locals wearing kitchen equipment.
  5. Tunisia, Yemen, Jordan and now Egypt. HMG should consider the repurcussions and start contingency planning in the event that such popular uprisings spread around the Middle East and more radical versions of the Islamic Brotherhood take over, particularly in the Gulf states.
  6. Bugger all let them sort it out. Every time we interfere it cost .
  7. Raise the threat level from "Slightly Miffed" to "Peeved" ?
  8. See my sig block!!!

  9. I knew I'd seen it somewhere before!

    (Sorry about any copyright issues)
  10. What about if we had a couple of aircraft carriers, each with a dozen Harriers embarked??

    That'd show those pesky towel-heads; and it would increase Britannia's standing in the world...........
  11. I selected send troops to Suez by mistake. Sorry ... [Probably a bit of nostalgia for my days in the Near/Middle East]
    It should have been do nothing.
  12. That might be scarily close to the truth though.......
  13. Fronty

    Fronty Old-Salt Book Reviewer

    Interesting question though... Would the UK learn from the past mistakes that the US made with South-East Asia and steer clear of direct intervention, or would/could we take part in something that might have the possibility to destabilise (well, further destabilise) the region?

    More to the point, how long before Israel decides that the need to think about number 1 and takes proactive stabilising measure?
  14. Congratulate the Egyptian people on removing an odious, nasty dictator.
  15. IIRC Belarus maybe next, time will tell..