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"Britain to install early warning bases in Oregon."
May 2, 2001 2:18 PM   Subscribe

"Britain to install early warning bases in Oregon." These will be sited on US air bases in areas of protected wilderness, but will be leased out to the UK and solely answerable to HM Govt, with no state or Congressional accountability. If you protest outside, you'll be prosecuted on trumped-up charges. Oh, and they'll be tapping your phones and emails as well. (more inside...)
posted by holgate (11 comments total)

 
If you find that fictional scenario scandalous, you'll appreciate why I'm furious at the potentially factual one. We are now set to be Dubya's bitch: tattoo a bullseye on our arses.
posted by holgate at 2:21 PM on May 2, 2001


and how is that different from the pretty-much-same scenario of protesting outside one of the american bases in britain, a country with a hell of a lot more (publicly admitted at least) public surveillance and government bigbrotherhood than the US...
posted by DiplomaticImmunity at 2:23 PM on May 2, 2001


all your base...ah, never mind.
posted by black8 at 2:26 PM on May 2, 2001


On the bright side you'll have statehood before Puerto Rico
posted by Mick at 3:24 PM on May 2, 2001


doesn't the US have similar outposts all over the place in places that aren't don't belong to them? i haven't read the linked site at all, but it does sound a little unbalanced to be angry about this.
posted by titboy at 3:27 PM on May 2, 2001


If you find that fictional scenario scandalous
posted by alan at 3:35 PM on May 2, 2001


On the bright side you'll have statehood before Puerto Rico

At least that might give us constitutional protection against being spied upon from our doorstep.
posted by holgate at 4:01 PM on May 2, 2001


two words from an australian: pine gap.
posted by johnboy at 4:38 PM on May 2, 2001


Once a running dog, always a running dog.

Y'all in the US will be reassured to know that the Australian government is falling all over itself to serve your missile defense needs.

All the way wuth L.B.J. G.W.B.!!
posted by lagado at 4:47 PM on May 2, 2001


doesn't the US have similar outposts all over the place in places that aren't don't belong to them?

titboy,

ALL THEIR OUTPOSTS AREN'T DON'T BELONG TO THEM!

sorry
posted by lagado at 4:53 PM on May 2, 2001


oh shoosh
posted by titboy at 3:29 PM on May 13, 2001


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