The UK’s TRIDENT weapon system – unacceptably UNRELIABLE?

At the back end of 2015, a post was published here [TRIDENT REPLACEMENT – it’s got to be a joke, but it isn’t funny?], that posed 16 pertinent questions that MPs needed to ask themselves before they debated about replacing the ‘current’ TRIDENT system and voted on it. Now, there apparently was one glaring omission […]

America ‘State of the Union 2016’ – what was that all about? [UPDATED]

   Anyone this side of the pond who as interested observers waited-up into the early hours of the morning last week to listen to President Barrack Obama’s 7th and final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress (and guests), probably wishes that they hadn’t bothered, eh? It didn’t take long for […]

TRIDENT REPLACEMENT – its got to be a joke, but it isn’t funny?

Later, sometime next year, our erstwhile MPs are going to decide about proceeding with the full Trident replacement at an enormous cost, that is likely to bankrupt this Country. The current Trident 1 has been operational only half a dozen years more than it took to get it into service in 1994, when it replaced […]

Putin and Russia versus Obama and the West – no contest?

   Russian aircraft in Syria (photo Daily Mirror) It is a few year now since Vladimir Putin set out to tweak the nose of Barrack Obama, isn’t it? Russia following the demise of the USSR had already lost its pride of place as a joint superpower with America, when Putin initiated his campaign. We all […]

The evil of ISIS has to be confronted and defeated – but who is going to do it though?

It has been evident to even non-military people that we are on a loser when it comes to dealing with the threat posed by the bloodthirsty ISIS terrorists, hasn’t it? But how comes we have got into that state of affairs when we in the West have a massive military capability with large numbers of […]

The United Kingdom Miner Strike 1984 – time surely for a ‘Full’ Public Enquiry?

  Some thirty years ago the British coal miners went on strike. The miners were a large group of workers admired by the general public for their courage working in dangerous conditions miles underground, their backbreaking hard work in foul gruelling environments, their contribution to our Country in providing a main source of energy, their […]

Britain and Nuclear Weapons – should we keep them?

There should be no doubt in anybody’s mind – rightly or wrongly the atom bomb brought an early end to the Second World War with Japan. In conjunction with the Americans we dropped two such nuclear bombs on Japan wiping out the cities of Hiroshima & Nagasaki. Not dropped on military installations that we might […]

Ukraine – should we prepare for War?

    Did you know that a couple of weeks ago the Russians sent two bombers (one nuclear carrying) over to the UK? They were met by RAF Typhoon fighter aircraft of course but carefully kept themselves just outside British airspace, over the Channel no less. Normally when Russia sends threatening planes as an airspace […]

Our military troops – thugs & born killers or not?

   Britain has a long and distinguished ‘fighting’ history – we are an island you see that has historically been regularly invaded and the defenders conquered by stronger forces, wouldn’t you say? In those days it was fight for yourself, your family, your possessions, your community, or die, wasn’t it? But that history has left […]

American space rocket blows up on launch 2014 – and we still believe they went to the Moon in 1969?

1969 2014 A couple of days ago the USA’s unmanned cargo new rocket, heading for the International Space Station blew-up a few seconds after lift-off. This is undoubtedly a technological disaster for the Americans – a slap in the face indeed that puts major question marks over their supposed supremacy in expertise, equipment, capability, and […]