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Brexit – A Message For Young People

Posted in America, Australia, Britain, Canada, England, European Union, News, Old Age Pensioner, Parliament, Teens with tags , , , , on 29/06/2016 by floroy1942

So Brexit has won and now the whole country is going mad – why? Our young people are up in arms because they lost the vote to stay in the Union, but it seems that not one of them has evaluated the situation properly.

In my view they should all calm down instead of demonstrating outside Parliament, and wait and see what happens, as should many other people who were against the break. At the moment we have no idea what will happen in the near future, but I can assure you that when all the hubbub dies down and reason returns, things will not be as bad as they currently seem. The reason I say this is because the Union has as much to lose as we do.

Brexit!Firstly, we have to wait until the negotiations with Brussels begin to see how things turn out. Once cooler heads start talks we will have a better picture of how the future will look. As you would expect, there is a lot of disgruntled people in Brussels who are saying they will make it hard on Britain to leave.

Most of those are people in the Commission who are deadly afraid that other nations will follow Britain and hold a referendum. They are desperately afraid of the results, which could mean that many other countries will follow Britain’s lead.

If the European Union collapses completely this would result in them being out of a job and lose not only their power, and but also their numerous monetary benefits. You have to remember that none of these people were voted into power, and indeed, have no right to run the Union. Why nations have accepted this up until now is beyond me.

Our youth voted to stay in because they are totally unaware of what is happening to the the Union. We are coming more and more under the control of Brussels as are all the other countries in the bloc.

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As the above graph shows (Official Figures), Britain is rapidly losing its capacity to govern this country as more and more regulations and decisions are made in Brussels. They are slowly taking over all decisions and dictating to us what we should do, and how. Anyone dumb enough to think that this will stop is a fool, because it will never end, and they will finally be in complete control of our country. We have to make those who are demonstrating against Brexit aware of what is really happening.

This is one of the reasons why older people, who are much more ‘world wise’, voted against the E.U., for many have the life experience and knowledge to see what is happening. You cannot say that about the young, for they have not yet learned about the way the world works.

All the cries to hold a second referendum will do no good, for the leaders in Brussels have already said they will not honour the result of such a thing. For them the die is cast, the people have spoken and that is an end to it. So what we need to do now is sit back, relax, and see what comes out of the negotiations.

Airbus WingsI don’t believe it will be that bad for Britain because the Union has as much to lose as we do. Trade may change a little, but there are many companies in Europe that rely on our goods, and will not want to start searching for new sources of supply. Airbus have already said they will not search for new manufacturers of wings for their Airbus planes, and there are many more such companies.

One of the big things in our favour is that countries like Australia, New Zealand, Canada and many more look forward to doing business with us again. It may take some time after the Brexit becomes final, but trade will pick up and we will be doing what we did before the European Union came along.

Already the pound and the FTSE are beginning to rally after the huge drops we saw immediately after the results of the referendum were made known, and as I said before in previous posts, we may go through a hard time, but it will be short and we will come out much better off than we were before.

It doesn’t help to get all ‘hot under the collar’ and start screaming for a new referendum, because all we need is a little patience and the whole problem will sort itself out. I firmly believe that this country will be far better off, and have a much better future once we get out from under the jackboot of the E.U.

My advice is to relax and see what comes out of the negotiations with Brussels in a few months time, for it may not be as tough as many people think.

Roy.

The Russia Dilemma

Posted in America, Britain, Canada, European Union, Germany, News, Nuclear Weapons, Obama, Politics, Russia with tags , , , , on 24/06/2016 by floroy1942

1It may not be top of the news at the moment, what with the Brexit referendum, but we should spare a thought for the rising tensions between Russia and the West. If things keep going the way they are we could be heading for a war on the European continent within a short time.

NATO is moving four battalions of extra troops into Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on top of the missiles they have already moved into eastern nations because they fear a Russian attack on these countries.

As you would expect, the Russian leaders are worried because they consider this a threat to them, and are moving extra troops into their western border areas. So we have a build-up of troops on both sides of the border with Russia, and to say the least, this is an inflammatory situation that neither side wants.

The problem is that if the Russians answer this new NATO threat by adding yet more troops to the border area then NATO will answer with even more troops and so it goes on. As the tensions rise, at some point in the future the dam will break and we will be in a third world war.

So what do we do about it?

It would seem to me that the only solution is for both sides to pull back their forces and have a so-called ‘neutral zone’ between the two sides. All the border countries like Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and Ukraine must become neutral nations much like Switzerland. All foreign forces must be withdrawn and Russia must provide a similar zone on their side of the border.

It will take some high-level talks to agree to this plan, but to me that is the only option if we are to solve this problem. When tensions rise between countries it inevitably turns to war if either or both do not back down.

It would seem to me that the only way to solve this problem is for dialogue between America, NATO and the Russians if we are to avoid a war. With the number of nuclear weapons both sides hold it would only take one idiot to push a button and we could see a nuclear war between east and west which may well signal the end of humanity on this planet.

I for one would not like to see this, for I may be old but I’m not dead yet.

The big problem with the world today is a total lack of common sense in governments everywhere. I might add that goes for the greater majority of the populace of the world.

All nations should think more about working together to solve the many problems that abound in the world today, instead of being ‘out for what they can get’.

Little countries like Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will be of no great significance to a country as large as Russia, and the same goes for the western nations. They are but a pinprick on the map of the world. It is true that to take these countries back will give Russia a large swathe of the Baltic Sea coastline, but if there is peace why would they need it.

The major countries involved in this threat must come together and talk, for that is the only way we keep peace on our planet. If the current tensions continue to rise we can look forward to a war within the not too distant future and we must prevent that at all costs. The main reason being, the future of mankind on this planet is at stake.

Roy.

The Iran Dilemma

Posted in Al Quada, America, Britain, European Union, Iran, News, Nuclear Proliferation, Politics, Terrorism, United Nations with tags , , , , on 25/06/2015 by floroy1942

I have for a long time believed that a nuclear deal with Iran will never turn out satisfactorily. Ever since the USA accused them of attempting to make nuclear weapons in 2003, negotiations have been on-going to reach an agreement that would stop the Middle East nation from acquiring these weapons. Iran insists their work is for ‘peaceful purposes’ directed at providing nuclear powered electricity only, and not weapons. however, most of the evidence puts this statement into doubt.

IAEA Inspection Team

IAEA Inspection Team

Inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have shown Iran is enriching uranium far beyond that needed for a nuclear reactor to produce electricity. Last year it was revealed that they have successfully created a nuclear trigger which is required to initiate a nuclear explosion. What do they need such a thing for if all they wish to do is produce electricity? Since that time serious negotiations have been taking place to make sure this practice is stopped, and to make Iran agree not to ‘go nuclear’.

At every step of the way through the negotiations since 2004, Iran had placed one roadblock after another to prevent an agreement. But after more than ten years of negotiations some countries cannot see ‘the writing on the wall’ and still live in hope. But the interesting thing is, the research is still going on at secret locations.

Iran Leader Khamenei

Iran Leader Khamenei

Now the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has stepped into the ring and stated coldly that Iran will not accept the agreement thus reached and dismantle its nuclear infrastructure unless all sanctions are dropped immediately instead of the phased plan proposed by the USA, no freeze on research, or IAEA inspections of military sites. This means that their research can continue at military sites without the world knowing about it.

So its looks to me that the last eleven years of high level meetings have been all for nothing, and Iran is still determined to go its own way. Put in simple terms, Iran has no intention of giving up its nuclear ambitions which is what I always thought.

For a country that has openly funded and provided weapons to terrorist organizations like al Quada, Hamas, I.S. etc. to have nuclear weapons is probably the most serious threat to peace the world has ever known. The consequences of such an event are unthinkable.

Iran Nuclear Faciclities

Iran Nuclear Facilities

All the years they have been negotiating with smiles on their faces, but I believe there lurks behind the smile a deadly purpose, to become a nuclear power. Nuclear weapons would make them king of the Middle East who could dictate to all the oil rich nations what they should and should not do. With their insane hatred of the USA, they could pass on nuclear weapons to terrorists with the intention of destroying major American cities like Washington or New York and then claim their innocence, that they knew nothing about it.

It may be easy to say, “Oh but they are not that crazy”, but they are Muslims with a belief that when they die they will all get their 72 virgins.

Who Is Aiming At Whom?

Who Is Aiming At Whom?

And what of Israel? If Iran became a nuclear power it may be their plan to follow through on their threat to nuke the country and “remove it from the face of the Earth.” If Iran ever became a nuclear nation there is no telling what they would do with the power. The dangers of a nuclear war in the world would become extremely high if these nutters get the bomb.

Israel has already said that if they proceed and get the materials and ‘know-how’ to make a bomb they will nuke the country to stop it happening. This would be a massive gamble, for it would turn every Muslim on the planet against them, even though secretly  many would be happy they had.

I am sure that every country in the Middle East does not want to see Iran become a nuclear power for their own safety. The leaders of Saudi Arabia have already made it known they would seek to become a nuclear power if Iran does, so where does that leave us?

Reagan and Gorbachov Sign Nuclear Treaty.

Reagan and Gorbachov Sign Nuclear Treaty.

To date the balance of power and the agreements signed between the United States and Russia have removed the threat of an all-out nuclear war on the planet, but if Iran goes nuclear what will happen then? They will become to a great extent a threat to the peace of the world. It could take only one nuclear missile launch to destroy the peace we have known since World War Two. If missiles start flying across the globe there is one thing for sure, mankind will not live to produce another generation.

I sincerely hope I am wrong, but to me there could be hard time ahead for the world. Whichever way you look at it, I am glad I am not a teenager with the whole of my life before me, for if they achieve their ambition dangerous times are ahead.

Roy.

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