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    can someone tell me the use of having a war ship in the thames?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peggleftw View Post
    can someone tell me the use of having a war ship in the thames?
    In case the Americans invade. They have guns because they are afraid the British will invade them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StayTuned View Post
    Yo Rich, arent you in the British army? Tell me, how "safe" are the olympics really? Ive read that you guys had some trouble with private security groups....

    from my understanding (which is bad, i have very little interest in the olympics and not followed it really). but the security contract was given to the company "G4S", and about a week before the games begin they failed to get enough people, so the army had to stand in and replace them as security. it should have gone to the army to begin with really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    In case the Americans invade. They have guns because they are afraid the British will invade them.

    lol, dont even think Americas biggest boat would fit up the thames! how did they get it past all the bridges/barriers?!


    but it just seems useless, whats that going to stop? if there was a terrorist attack, they probably wont be doing it by boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    In case the Americans invade. They have guns because they are afraid the British will invade them.
    Y'all burned Washington, we still have to burn London

    It's only fair

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    Quote Originally Posted by peggleftw View Post
    from my understanding (which is bad, i have very little interest in the olympics and not followed it really). but the security contract was given to the company "G4S", and about a week before the games begin they failed to get enough people, so the army had to stand in and replace them as security. it should have gone to the army to begin with really.

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    lol, dont even think Americas biggest boat would fit up the thames! how did they get it past all the bridges/barriers?!


    but it just seems useless, whats that going to stop? if there was a terrorist attack, they probably wont be doing it by boat.
    We blow up your bridges, that is how we get past them.

    And your river too small? We make it bigger, then invade
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    Don't see why the services of terrorists would be required given that the Olympic eye-candy Boris Johnson will already be blowing everyone away.
    "Can your blood atone for genocide, orc? Your Horde killed countless innocents with its rampage across Stormwind and Lordaeron. Do you really think you can just sweep all that away and cast aside your guilt so easily? No, your kind will never change, and I will never stop fighting you." - Grand Admiral Proudmoore

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    What I'm wondering is if we're going to see David Tennant carry that torch or not, he did afterall do it in Doctor Who.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markluzz View Post
    What I'm wondering is if we're going to see David Tennant carry that torch or not, he did afterall do it in Doctor Who.

    probably wont, he would have carried it in Scotland if he was going to, i think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peggleftw View Post
    it should have gone to the army to begin with really.
    Nah, I don't mind them using us begrudgingly to help the country out in a time of need -or- in this case, a private company flat out falling on its arse... We've got enough things to be dealing with like fighting a war in Afghanistan and all the training / fall out / logistical clusterfuck that goes with fighting war to be used as commercial security for public events.

    I know guys that are veterans of 4 tours of Afghanistan, decorated war heroes - and they're stood in London checking bags and security tags... It's fucking depressing.

    Quote Originally Posted by peggleftw View Post
    but it just seems useless, whats that going to stop? if there was a terrorist attack, they probably wont be doing it by boat.
    Warships are the perfect mobile platform to launch operations from. We Marines can project miles inland within a matter of minutes from one of those bad boys via air or sea and deliver maximum violence exactly where it's needed. You can also park it right outside the games which is a massive bonus. All the logistics of running air and sea assets are self-contained as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    In case the Americans invade. They have guns because they are afraid the British will invade them.
    rofl

    I hope the troops get some kind of bonus, the most boring job asignment I can imagine, esp if anyone is forced to do it when they were supposed to be on leave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reqq View Post
    Nah, I don't mind them using us begrudgingly to help the country out in a time of need -or- in this case, a private company flat out falling on its arse... We've got enough things to be dealing with like fighting a war in Afghanistan and all the training / fall out / logistical clusterfuck that goes with fighting war to be used as commercial security for public events.

    I know guys that are veterans of 4 tours of Afghanistan, decorated war heroes - and they're stood in London checking bags and security tags... It's fucking depressing.



    Warships are the perfect mobile platform to launch operations from. We Marines can project miles inland within a matter of minutes from one of those bad boys via air or sea and deliver maximum violence exactly where it's needed. You can also park it right outside the games which is a massive bonus. All the logistics of running air and sea assets are self-contained as well.
    This pretty much, having the ship in the Thames which is central to London will mean the helicopters/other transports can get the troops where they might be needed in the least amount of time. Makes sense.

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