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Don´t sell your warships to Putin: David
Cameron urges France to axe arms deal
as he calls for economic cold war

Daily Mail (U.K.), by David Chapman

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 7/22/2014 12:33:02 AM

David Cameron yesterday urged France to abandon a contract to sell warships to Vladimir Putin. Calling for an economic cold war, the Prime Minister urged other EU leaders to agree tough sanctions against Moscow. He insisted there should be an embargo on commercial dealings with Russian defence, banking, energy and aviation firms. Ahead of emergency talks in Brussels today, he insisted the EU should also freeze the assets of the Russian president’s allies, whom he referred to as cronies and oligarchs. Mr Cameron told MPs it had been shown beyond doubt that Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by an SA11 missile fired

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ktwo, 7/22/2014 1:07:27 AM     (No. 9934704)

´tis a puzzlement...

Why is Cameron tossing such a hissy fit about MH17 and the Ukraine? No one is happy about that disaster but only Cameron is advocating extreme economic war.

Is it a trial balloon to see if the US and Europe will buy in?

If others decline to help then the UK will have a tough time caging Putin.

There is a belief that Russia is an economic shambles and will fold. Will it? Or as Galbraith said, does such economic analysis make astrology seem respectable.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/22/2014 4:21:55 AM     (No. 9934740)

France is only selling their half of the warship jointly owned with Britain, the British navy having been cut to canoe levels.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/22/2014 5:19:56 AM     (No. 9934756)

Lily-livered France give up selling warships to Russia? Not going to happen. A better idea is to ship all their muzzies to Russia if Russia wants arms.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 7/22/2014 5:54:54 AM     (No. 9934776)

#1, Cameron and the vast majority of the world´s leaders know that Obama is a paper tiger and dilettante. I´m sure he has not forgotten that when the UK received the last batch of Trident missiles Obama actually gave the "secret" codes to Putin. Not a rumor, a fact.

In the years since then Cameron has seen Obama go from bad to worse and from worse to bloody appalling. For example, when Obama stood up to head NATO countries to intervene in Libya--and then backed out of his pledge to use all the forces he promised, leaving Britain and Europe in the lurch. Cameron knows all too well there will be little or no help from that quarter.

As for France, hard to say. I´m not as familiar with their new leader as I was with Sarkozy. I know he´s significantly more to the left than Sarkozy and could well back Putin--but France´s near neighbor, the Netherlands (roughly 430 miles to the north), which lost a considerable number of people on the plane, will give them undiluted hell if they don´t comply.

#2, perhaps you missed news of the Queen´s recent launch of the new aircraft carrier named for her. See "Britain’s defence is in fighting shape," written by the UK´s newly appointed Minister of Defence, at

http://lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=793257

Not too many planes for it, but they´re on order. Thanks to strict budgeting, a cut in immigration, stringent overview of benefit cheats (who have dropped by the thousands) and so on, defense spending has loosened somewhat. Ironically, Cameron has made cuts in those areas where Obama has hugely increased spending; we can only dream of such sensible budgeting. The heavy damage done by the previous Labour government is beginning to show signs of competent and long-lasting repair.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nevernaught, 7/22/2014 11:24:03 AM     (No. 9935300)

What´s the big deal. Wait until the Russians find out the ships only go in reverse.

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