October 16, 2004

SON OF THATCHER WELCOMES SON OF STAR WARS:

Blair brings 'son of Star Wars' to UK (BRIAN BRADY, 10/17/04, Scotland on Sunday)

STAR Wars missiles designed to shoot down incoming nuclear weapons will ‘inevitably’ be based on British soil following a far-reaching defence agreement between Tony Blair and George Bush, Scotland on Sunday can reveal.

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that it has signed a £30m agreement to help develop and test a new generation of ballistic weapons, dubbed ‘son of Star Wars’ and designed to intercept attacks from rogue states and terrorist groups.

But in an even more significant move, it is understood the Prime Minister has given his consent ‘in principle’ to the siting of American missile interceptor batteries in Britain, probably at Fylingdales in North Yorkshire.

The move would represent a drastic shift in Britain's approach to the Star Wars missile shield initiative, which has provoked furious opposition from campaigners who believe it will accelerate the arms race and make the UK a target for attack.


Interesting to watch the President knit together the Axis of Good with these technologies.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 16, 2004 8:56 PM
Comments

provoked furious opposition from campaigners who believe it will accelerate the arms race

Have these folks noticed that the USSR doesn't exist any more? Or do they think this is needlessly provocative to Iran? Do they also think that locking their windows accelerates the home security race with burglars?

Posted by: PapayaSF at October 16, 2004 9:16 PM

This also means, since Israel will be likewise defended, that the first Islamofascist Iranian nuclear strike will probably be against the frogs or the krauts.

Posted by: jd watson at October 16, 2004 11:19 PM

One could easily envision a cross-aisle agreement between Labour's loony left and the Europhile Tories to scuttle this initiative.

Posted by: Bart at October 17, 2004 2:29 AM
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