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August 08, 2010

Dutch Joint Strike Fighter order unlikely

The disarmament of the West continues. Good. As I have said before, unless we are prepared to use our weapons we are better off without them. If we do not buy them they cannot fall into the hands of some Emir. The Caliphate won't be able to maintain its bounty arsenals, still less replace them, but they will be able to do a lot of damage before they are through with them.

True for the "British". Truer, sooner, for the "Dutch" under their incoming prime minister Mark Rutte.

[S]ources say Rutte is in favour of buying a second test aircraft in order to guarantee the participation of Dutch firms in the development and production process.
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The paper says Rutte is well aware that ordering JSF aircraft at a cost of €6bn would be very sensitive at a time of cuts in education, healthcare and social security spending. He is committed to finding austerity measures to generate €18bn in savings between now and 2015.

With so many new mouths to feed, cloth, house, educate and treat, small wonder the few remaining Dutch can no longer afford to defend themselves.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 8, 2010 09:26 AM