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43. Do you think the politicians would volunteer first?
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  -UK pilots asked to consider kamikaze scenario sabra  Apr-03-07 08:56 AM   #0 
  - O brother! If their intelligence is as reliable as ours, they'll be  soothsayer   Apr-03-07 08:58 AM   #1 
  - Greater love hath no man than he should lay down his life ...  Sentinel Chicken   Apr-03-07 09:02 AM   #2 
  - Yes sir, absolutely, we'll fly kamikaze missions....  Chimpys_Last_Stand   Apr-03-07 09:02 AM   #3 
  - Yep! You the "Leader"  hobbit709   Apr-03-07 09:06 AM   #5 
  - The more pertinent question might be  MindPilot   Apr-03-07 09:06 AM   #4 
  - Yeah, I thought those 20mm Vulcans were supposed to be the last resort  Kagemusha   Apr-03-07 09:23 AM   #10 
  - kamikaze pilots are just beyond....  kaal   Apr-03-07 09:08 AM   #6 
  - And then there's the money  MindPilot   Apr-03-07 09:15 AM   #8 
     - A contractor will make a lot of money building a new a new jet. (nt)  w4rma   Apr-03-07 10:11 AM   #18 
  - The comical aspect of all this is that "Kamikaze" tactics are  EST   Apr-03-07 09:11 AM   #7 
  - That weakness is known. Doesn't need to be stated  kaal   Apr-03-07 09:33 AM   #12 
  - At it's peak (before "shock and awe")  CJCRANE   Apr-03-07 10:29 AM   #19 
  - "I'm sorry, sir, but I am too crazy to fly this suicide mission."  TechBear_Seattle   Apr-03-07 09:21 AM   #9 
  - This guy needs to ask his son or grandson what they think about  acmavm   Apr-03-07 09:30 AM   #11 
  - The strategy we've observed so far ranges from barbarianism -  higher class   Apr-03-07 09:46 AM   #13 
  - What the FUCK are we fighting for?  policypunk   Apr-03-07 09:48 AM   #14 
  - Good question.  redqueen   Apr-03-07 10:53 AM   #23 
  - And it's one, two, three, ...........  sutz12   Apr-03-07 12:54 PM   #33 
  - "Unreasonable"?  DemoTex   Apr-03-07 09:58 AM   #15 
  - This is more common that many think  Solo_in_MD   Apr-03-07 10:01 AM   #16 
  - I'm sure it does  CJCRANE   Apr-03-07 10:34 AM   #20 
  - I remember sitting with a bumch of fellow pilots once talking about the best way to survive  Solo_in_MD   Apr-03-07 02:27 PM   #48 
  - Yeah, but back in your day, the brass might have been more interested in your safe return  havocmom   Apr-03-07 11:08 AM   #28 
     - I think you are a bit to negative on the military brass  Solo_in_MD   Apr-03-07 02:16 PM   #46 
        - LOL: seems lots of the good brass got canned  havocmom   Apr-03-07 02:29 PM   #49 
           - Thus my qualifier about combat branches  Solo_in_MD   Apr-03-07 02:39 PM   #51 
              - Sadly, those chaps report to the fools in the big five sided building  havocmom   Apr-03-07 02:44 PM   #52 
  - so Blair does not have the courage to put on a uniform  DrDan   Apr-03-07 10:03 AM   #17 
  - "Only if you're in the plane with me, sir."  DavidD   Apr-03-07 10:36 AM   #21 
  - If only  Briar   Apr-03-07 10:41 AM   #22 
  - "You go first. I'll, err, be right behind you." nt  VegasWolf   Apr-03-07 10:54 AM   #24 
  - What. the. fuck?  Javaman   Apr-03-07 10:56 AM   #25 
  - The Brit Brass seems to have hit upon a partial solution to treating Veterans  havocmom   Apr-03-07 11:02 AM   #26 
  - Thought experiment, nothing more  Show_Me _The_Truth   Apr-03-07 11:05 AM   #27 
  - At least the emperor was a descendent of the Gods  NYCALIZ   Apr-03-07 11:43 AM   #29 
  - Isn't the modern military automated?  onehandle   Apr-03-07 11:45 AM   #30 
  - The guy probably suggested this -  ckramer   Apr-03-07 11:45 AM   #31 
  - I fail to see the necessity with this  krispos42   Apr-03-07 12:35 PM   #32 
  - nudging or ramming, sure ...  Lisa   Apr-03-07 05:08 PM   #60 
  - Fury at RAF Kamikaze plan  bambino   Apr-03-07 01:30 PM   #34 
  - dupe, thank you anyway  uppityperson   Apr-03-07 01:30 PM   #35 
  - That's going to do wonders for recruitment.  tanyev   Apr-03-07 01:30 PM   #36 
  - underlines the amount of care  PDJane   Apr-03-07 01:30 PM   #37 
  - Best response...  krkaufman   Apr-03-07 01:30 PM   #38 
  - The appropriate response is "You first."  aquart   Apr-03-07 01:30 PM   #39 
  - Do you think the politicians would volunteer first?  bambino   Apr-03-07 01:30 PM   #43 
  - What a coincidence...  brooklynite   Apr-03-07 02:01 PM   #45 
  - Fascism is already well installed both in the UK and here in the U.S. militaries  whistle   Apr-03-07 01:30 PM   #40 
  - Don't forget that the Japanese had to drug their Kamikaze pilots  whistle   Apr-03-07 01:30 PM   #41 
  - Incorrect  jollyreaper2112   Apr-03-07 01:31 PM   #44 
  - A slight correction about Wake Island. Just saw a documentary on it.  reprobate   Apr-03-07 02:33 PM   #50 
  - surrendering to the japs not a good idea  jollyreaper2112   Apr-03-07 02:49 PM   #53 
  - Re: jollyreaper2112  picadilly   Apr-03-07 07:50 PM   #62 
     - still missing the point I made  jollyreaper2112   Apr-05-07 08:12 AM   #67 
  - Not true  Solo_in_MD   Apr-03-07 02:18 PM   #47 
  - UK supports Suicide Bombers Strategy  NYCALIZ   Apr-03-07 01:30 PM   #42 
  - that's an interesting point!  bambino   Apr-03-07 04:56 PM   #58 
  - "I want you to lay down your life, Perkins"  stormymonday   Apr-03-07 03:57 PM   #56 
  - reminds me of an old Cheech and Chong skit  TX-RAT   Apr-03-07 03:26 PM   #54 
  - He should lead the mission as the number uno!  MasonJar   Apr-03-07 03:55 PM   #55 
  - There's a slim chance of this scenario happening.  pinniped   Apr-03-07 03:59 PM   #57 
  - Anybody willing should be kicked out of their army.  superconnected   Apr-03-07 05:08 PM   #59 
  - oh, great -- now there would be TWO aircraft falling out of the sky!  Lisa   Apr-03-07 05:19 PM   #61 
  - Didn't the French  Oldtimeralso   Apr-03-07 09:41 PM   #63 
  - Sounds like a Monty Python sketch  Canuckistanian   Apr-03-07 09:53 PM   #64 
  - Ths is less likely than our ticking bomb scenario. It's like a cut off your hand scenario.  Bucky   Apr-04-07 01:16 AM   #65 
  - Say, can anyone pick out Air Vice-Marshal David Walker from this line up?  Bucky   Apr-04-07 01:30 AM   #66 

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