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October 12, 2010

I shall fall

Like a bright exhalation in the evening: Royal Navy to reduce to smallest size ever to save carriers.

The Navy is set to be reduced to the smallest size in its history after admirals yesterday offered drastic reductions in the fleet in order to save two new aircraft carriers from defence cuts.

And no man see me more.: Royal Navy are pirates, says Argentina's president.

The president of Argentina has described the Royal Navy as pirates and accused the British government of behaving like an imperial power with regard to the Falkland Islands.

In a more civilized age, they would have shelled the nest of pirates at Quinta de Olivos. Sadly, for gunboat diplomacy to work you need gunboats.

Farewell! a long farewell, to all my greatness!
This is the state of man: to-day he puts forth
The tender leaves of hopes; to-morrow blossoms,
And bears his blushing honours thick upon him;
The third day comes a frost, a killing frost,
And when he thinks, good easy man, full surely
His greatness is a-ripening, nips his root,
And then he falls, as I do. I have ventured,
Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders,
This many summers in a sea of glory,
But far beyond my depth.

- Henry VIII, 3. 2

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 12, 2010 09:04 AM