In Ian Tinkler’s letter of 6th March he refers to the UK nuclear missile submarines and his experience in the Royal Navy.
However, it appears strange that he omits to mention that the guidance systems for these missiles is entirely controlled by the USA and they cannot be fired without US permission – appropriately enough for a vassal power of the American empire.
The pretence of an “independent” British nuclear deterrent is outrageously misleading, to put it politely.
Since this kind of military virility symbol is not possessed by the Scandinavian countries – or the Irish Republic for that matter – presumably in Mr Tinkler’s view these countries can expect to be attacked and invaded by Russian forces any day now.
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