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by RF
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Leyte gulf
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: Leyte gulf

They don't have to, once the US is in the war the Washington Naval Treaty limits won't apply, particulary as it was already known that the Tirpitz class battleships didn't conform to treaty limits.
by RF
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Leyte gulf
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: Leyte gulf

If you take out the US carriers, presumably because they don't exist, then the US carrier construction would be replaced with additional battleship construction, including US battleships with 18 inch calibre guns?
by RF
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Leyte gulf
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: Leyte gulf

Strategically I don't think the final outcome would be anything other than US victory.

Removing carriers from the campaign - even if it is US carriers only - does not alter the advantages the USA has in industrial production, population and logistics.
by RF
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Military Conflicts Today
Topic: Turkey and Syria
Replies: 2
Views: 2629

Re: Turkey and Syria

paul.mercer wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:33 am
Gentlemen,
Your opinions please.
Was president Trump correct in pulling out US troops from Syria ?
Yes
by RF
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Can the German Navy Be Saved?
Replies: 7
Views: 10267

Re: Can the German Navy Be Saved?

I would be raising a glass if the UK had a clean break from the EU, which isn't quite what we will get on 31 January 2020. There is a transition process running for the following eleven months which means the UK won't be truly free of the EU before the start of 2021. Even after that we cannot be sur...
by RF
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Britain Sues for Peace 1940.
Replies: 11
Views: 2505

Re: Britain Sues for Peace 1940.

I think the salient factor with these ''what ifs'' is that in 1945 the USA develops the atom bomb. The remaining question is against which enemy it is deployed against first. I would suggest that the world, going forward to 2019, would be very similar to what we have in reality, with the USA as sole...
by RF
Wed May 08, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Climate Change agenda
Replies: 268
Views: 60497

Re: The Climate Change agenda

Further to my last post I have been reminded that the ''climate change'' lobby have been active now for more than 30 years. Various company AGM's that I attend are showing increasing emphasis on zero or neutral carbon policies that the scam promotes and as industry is pushed in to this direction you...
by RF
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Italian fascism and Italy's WW2 performance
Replies: 5
Views: 6362

Re: Italian fascism and Italy's WW2 performance

I don't think Mussolini was all bad by any means. ….. and he did make the trains run on time. He also restored a bit of respect for Italy. Up to 1936 - yes. From then on it was all downhill, particulary with the growing corruption and inefficiencies of a government in power for too long, with no co...
by RF
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Italian fascism and Italy's WW2 performance
Replies: 5
Views: 6362

Re: Italian fascism and Italy's WW2 performance

I don't think Mussolini was all bad by any means. He almost wiped out the Mafia That was completely undone by his decision on 11 December 1941 to declare war on the United States. Unlike his entry into WW2 in June 1940 that decision was made in the context of what clearly was a major long lasting w...
by RF
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Brits want out of the EU
Replies: 25
Views: 11887

Re: The Brits want out of the EU

These MP's are all elected by UK voters. The key question is - will the voters throw them out at the next General Election? Without a credible and properly organised Brexit Party this isn't going to happen, these MP's know it and because they can get away with it they will carry on as they are. The ...
by RF
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Brits want out of the EU
Replies: 25
Views: 11887

Re: The Brits want out of the EU

She doesn't want withdrawal. The ''withdrawal agreement'' she is trying to push through Parliament would create the fiction of withdrawal by removing all UK representation in the EU while the UK remains fully subject to EU law and pays in to the EU budget until the year 2064. There would be no right...
by RF
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Brits want out of the EU
Replies: 25
Views: 11887

Re: The Brits want out of the EU

Nearly three years on and we are still not leaving.
by RF
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Climate Change agenda
Replies: 268
Views: 60497

Re: The Climate Change agenda

There is of course a useful cliché here - the one about empty vessels making the loudest noise. Nothing in life is simple and we need genuine scientific enquiry to understand the environment we live in. Rather unlike the one individual who insisted that carbon dioxide would fry the world and then co...
by RF
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Climate Change agenda
Replies: 268
Views: 60497

Re: The Climate Change agenda

Thank you for posting this.

Another aspect to this is that all the higher education institutions in the UK receive their taxpayer funding via the European Union, which is partly why that institution is also promoting the AGW bubble.
by RF
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Climate Change agenda
Replies: 268
Views: 60497

Re: The Climate Change agenda

Anti-AGW is certainly hostile to academic freedom and free speech. Resolute efforts to silence climate science are deplorable. This is a complete and utter load of twaddle - and encapsulates exactly what the AGW lobbyists want people to believe because there is no coherent basis for AGW. It is in t...