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    Re: US agrees to tell Russia Britain's nuclear secrets

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post

    If the Brits wanna keep it hush hush they should build their own damn missiles and stop leeching off us.
    I can't argue with you on that one. If they really didn't want it shared...
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    Re: US agrees to tell Russia Britain's nuclear secrets

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    If the Brits wanna keep it hush hush they should build their own damn missiles and stop leeching off us.
    I guess it's leeching to pay you $50 billion to get ratted out to the enemy. You think you've been donating these missiles?
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    Re: US agrees to tell Russia Britain's nuclear secrets

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I guess it's leeching to pay you $50 billion to get ratted out to the enemy. You think you've been donating these missiles?
    Like hell the U.K. paid $50 billion for the Trident missiles. They're not that expensive. Never mind that we helped them pay for the damn things. You should understand that U.S. arms sales are essentially charitable contributions without all the ethical considerations.
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    Re: US agrees to tell Russia Britain's nuclear secrets

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    WikiLeaks cables: US agrees to tell Russia Britain's nuclear secrets - Telegraph


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    I went to your link, which is an article by the UK's Daily Telegraph newspaper. However, that article did not link to the WikiLeak cable that proves the US agreed to tell Russia Britain's nuclear secrets.

    Has anyone actually read the cable in question, and if so, could a link to it be provided?

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    Re: US agrees to tell Russia Britain's nuclear secrets

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    Like hell the U.K. paid $50 billion for the Trident missiles. They're not that expensive. Never mind that we helped them pay for the damn things. You should understand that U.S. arms sales are essentially charitable contributions without all the ethical considerations.
    I don't know the original price, but the Trident renewal that is currently awaiting signatures is for $54 billion. Go check. I have.
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    Re: US agrees to tell Russia Britain's nuclear secrets

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I don't know the original price, but the Trident renewal that is currently awaiting signatures is for $54 billion. Go check. I have.
    I looked and all mentions of these figures seem to be just estimates on the overall cost and no mention of how much, if any, goes to the U.S.
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    Re: US agrees to tell Russia Britain's nuclear secrets

    Quote Originally Posted by iamitter View Post
    Demon, if we really tried to kill civilization with nukes, we could do it now. If we focused the world's energy on building just nukes, in 30-40 years we'd have enough to knock the moon off its orbit and into earth.
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    Re: US agrees to tell Russia Britain's nuclear secrets

    Britain doesn't need nuclear weapons. It can rely on the American nuclear umbrella.

    It's time for Britain to disarm. Brits can rely on Americans.

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    Re: US agrees to tell Russia Britain's nuclear secrets

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Knowing how many the enemy has helps you account for them.
    Oh knock it off. This won't help Russia one bit. It's not like they can round each one of now that they know how many there are. And it doesn't make Russia any safer or have a strategic advantage to know this.

    You're just looking for another thing to bash Obama with. Give it a ****ing rest.

    An one more thing... How do you know the numbers are accurate? It would be easy to fudge the numbers with no way to verify them while GB pretends to be outraged. It wouldn't be the first time this has happened. The ol' man was attending an intelligence school in Europe. He said they purposely left out false documents for the janitor that was collecting information for the Russians.
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    Re: US agrees to tell Russia Britain's nuclear secrets

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Or perhaps... the whole "We'll tell you the serial #'s" was a red herring, as the U.S. knew the U.K. wouldn't renew but just used it as a bargaining chip with the Russians to get what we wanted? That would be pretty shrewd.
    Do you think the US making it clear it will happily give away its "allies" military secrets when they specifically said "no thanks, that's a rubbish idea" is going to go down well with other US allies?

    Doesn't sound like "shrewd" to me I'm afraid.

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    -- If the Brits wanna keep it hush hush they should build their own damn missiles and stop leeching off us.
    I just hope our UK leaders think along your lines too next time you guys come knocking looking for allies to die alongside your boys.

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