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Here’s UK US$269 Billion Awesome Military Spending Spree To Combat ISIS



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Nov 24 2015
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Brussels remains on lock-down for a fourth day as police hunt for a prime suspect behind the Paris terror attacks. Plus, the U.S. has issued a global travel alert, citing increased terrorist attacks. Caught on camera by an undercover Muslim reporter, a secret British cell of Islamist women is brainwashing young female Muslims in the UK and encouraging them to join ISIS.

 

It’s quite a strange situation. Muslims are running away from their own country because of war or simply lack of freedom. They arrived as refugees or pretended to be refugees in Western countries. They love McDonald’s, free money called benefits, free education and homes, freedom they didn’t get back at home. At the same time, they wanted to destroy their newly found paradise.

Muslim Women in Hijab at McDonalds RestaurantMuslim Women in Hijab - Calling for Jihad at French Army

Prior to Paris attacks, about 27% of British people believed Britain should be accepting “fewer or no refugees”. That survey done by YouGov in September has now changed. A same poll carried out last week (after the Paris attacks resulting in 130 deaths) shows the number has increased to 49%.

 

After the British Government’s Strategic Defence and Security Review claimed that the ISIS was seeking to stage nuclear, chemical and biological attacks on United Kingdom, PM David Cameron said Britain could begin bombing the Islamic State in Syria, joining France and Russia. Thanks to ISIS, UK now can easily justify a bigger budget on its defence spending.

British Prime Minister David Cameron Admiring Typhoon Jet FighterBritish Prime Minister David Cameron Shake Hand with Soldiers

If there’s one economic sector that should send a thank you note to ISIS, it has to be the defence industry. David Cameron announced that spending on defence equipment will be boosted by £12 billion (US$18.1 billion, RM76.7 billion) to £178 billion (US$269 billion; RM1,138 billion) over the next decade.

 

The UK’s Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) also warned that terrorists “are now acquiring ballistic missile technology”. Hence, Cameron administration is set to boost its defences against ballistic missiles which could pose a threat to the UK, the UK Overseas Territories and military bases.

UK Britain Trident Nuclear Submarine - Sketch DesignUK Britain Trident Nuclear Submarine - Range Missile Capability MapUK Britain Trident Nuclear Submarine - Summary Capability

Enter the new plan to replace UK’s four old ballistic missile Vanguard submarines with new Trident nuclear submarines. However, it will cost taxpayers a staggering £31 billion (US$46.8 billion; RM199 billion), up from a projected cost of £25 billion five years ago and £20 billion in 2006. But Cameron said the nuclear machines are “UK’s ultimate insurance policy as a nation”.

 

The SDSR also stated that the number of British jihadis has risen to about 800 – an increase of 100 on previous estimates – with about 450 thought to have returned to UK from fighting in Syria. As a response, Mr. Cameron pledged funding for 1,900 more spies across MI5, MI6 and GCHQ and more money to increase the network of counterterrorism experts in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

British MI5 MI6 Spies - James BondBritish Soldiers in Action

The British prime minister also promised the Royal Navy and RAF an extra 700 personnel, reversing 25 years of cuts. But the Army, which is to have two new rapidly deployable, 5,000-soldierStrike Brigades – will not be increased above 82,000 personnel, its smallest force in 200 years. It is to respond to crises as they emerged, similar to Paris attacks.

 

These 2 new strike brigades, scheduled for operational by 2025 will be assisted with 600 new Ajax family range of vehicles (previously known as Scout), a small tank armed with a 40mm cannon. Manufactured by US defence group General Dynamics, these armoured vehicles will be the UK Army’s first fully digitalised armoured vehicle.

UK Britain Ajax Scout Armoured VehicleUK Britain Military Spending - Boeing P8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft

There will be nine new Boeing P8 maritime patrol aircraft for surveillance, and anti-submarine and anti-surface ship warfare in the Britain’s latest military budget. United States currently operates 28 of P-8A Poseidon aircraft while India and Australia have one of such aircraft each. With a range of 7,200-km, P8 can be fitted with radar, sonobuoys and torpedoes.

 

RAF’s Typhoon jets life will be extended by 10 years through to 2040, allowing the creation of two extra squadrons, giving a total of seven front line squadrons each with about a dozen aircraft. Mr Cameron also announced the acceleration purchase of 24 Lockheed Martin’s F35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft to serve on the UK’s two new aircraft carriers by 2023.

UK Britain Military Spending - British RAF Typhoon Fighter JetUK Britain Military Spending - Lockheed Martin F35 Joint Strike Fighter

At least 20 Protector drones will replace the RAF’s existing 10-strong fleet of MQ-9 Reapers (procured in 2007) which fly in the Middle East but are remotely piloted from RAF Waddington and Nevada, in the USA. While the Reaper can fly for 23 hours and carry four Hellfire missiles and two 500-lb laser guided bombs, the “Protector” can do more.

 

Protector drone, a British name given to U.S. Predator so that it sounds less “killing”, the UAV built by General Atomics can fly 24 hours, quieter, can fly at higher altitudes, are twice the size and can carry loads more weapons and surveillance gear such as high-definition cameras and infrared video. It’s unconfirmed if “Protector” is actually a variant of “Avenger” (Predator C).

UK Britain Military Spending - Predator Protector Drone

The people of Britain will be proud owner of eight Type-26 battleships, down from the 13 initially planned, a replacement for the Navy’s current Type-23 frigates. The extra cost of £12 billion bill will be met by spending cuts elsewhere with police, welfare and business grants in the line of fire – including 30% cut to the number of civilians working in the UK Ministry of Defence.

UK Britain Military Spending - Type-26 Global Combat Ship

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Fighting “terr0rist” is the last thing on their mind.

All Kabuki theatre.

The bigger problem than the rising number of refugees in EU is the whole reason why they had been running away from the Middle East (mainly due ISIS and other affiliated terrorist organizations). The world powers (US + EU + Russian + China + local Kurdish and other Sunni & Shia forces) need to unite in some type of a coalition format and hit the “daesh” with bigger, deadlier force + ground troops to recapture the key cities in Syria and Iraq and then drive them out from the remainder. Until the ISIS won’t be eliminated in Syria and Iraq the number of refugees won’t decrease and the problems associated with it will only intensify on the EU societies, economies and social welfare system.

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