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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox View Post
    Not really. It's not like NZ is constantly under siege or something. I see nothing wrong with them saying "Sorry, Dad, I don't need your nukes." You really are coming off as some whiny twit all upset because someone won't let the US call all their shots. I think "defense of their country" is their call. If that upsets the US, take your toys and go home, but don't threaten all kinds of unrelated bullshit like a schoolyard bully.
    Your right we shouldn't threaten we should do it and much much more so they never talk back to us again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by o1pickleboy View Post
    Your right we shouldn't threaten would should do it and much much more so they never talk back to us again.
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    Sarcastic, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bringthenoise View Post
    Sarcastic, I think.
    It's getting hard to tell.
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    Seriously, it's pickle. Why would you take anything he says to heart?
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    Seriously, MikeKerr, pickle and Ian have all made posts here that it took a Ouija board to decipher. Might be related to posting on a portable device, could be drugs, you decide!
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    In pickle's case, it's merely a case of being pickle.
    'Dox out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikekerrIII View Post
    Its silly games whjen you keep the most powerfully weapon that can be used in you defense out of your country.
    Defence against who? Who does New Zealand need nuclear weapons to defend themselves against? And come on, it's clearly not about New Zealand's defence if the US ignores treaties and intelligence sharing and ends the fucking visa waiver over it. That's about the US being enraged that New Zealand is acting like a sovereign nation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iangould View Post
    New Zealand did not "block the whole US Navy". The US requested approval for a port visit by a nuclear-capable ship; New Zealand asked the US to confirm whether or not it had nukes on board - and the US took its toys and went home.
    All US warships are nuclear capable, and the US never tells which ones are armed at any given time, That provison requires the US warships return to the US and disarm themselves before traveling to NZ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles RB View Post
    Defence against who? Who does New Zealand need nuclear weapons to defend themselves against? And come on, it's clearly not about New Zealand's defence if the US ignores treaties and intelligence sharing and ends the fucking visa waiver over it. That's about the US being enraged that New Zealand is acting like a sovereign nation.
    If NZ doesn't need the US Navy to help in it;s defense our treaty with them seems a bit of a waste doesn't it
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikekerrIII View Post
    If NZ doesn't need the US Navy to help in it;s defense our treaty with them seems a bit of a waste doesn't it
    I don't see the connection between intelligence sharing and the US being able to freely dock in New Zealand ports. It's not like that's the only thing that we get out of our relationship with New Zealand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iangould View Post
    Are you drunk or just being deliberately obnoxious?
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    Sarcastic, I think.
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    All of the above?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikekerrIII View Post
    All US warships are nuclear capable, and the US never tells which ones are armed at any given time, That provison requires the US warships return to the US and disarm themselves before traveling to NZ.
    Or you could actually tell a neutral, friendly nation that's allied with you under a decades-old treaty "nah, we haven't got any" if it's that important to dock in New Zealand.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikekerrIII View Post
    If NZ doesn't need the US Navy to help in it;s defense our treaty with them seems a bit of a waste doesn't it
    What the fuck has needing navy ships got to do with joint-forces training and intelligence sharing? They're still terrorist targets and they still might go on joint operations with US forces (and Australians ones).

    It certainly has nothing to do with the visa waiver. That's just twatty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles RB View Post
    Or you could actually tell a neutral, friendly nation that's allied with you under a decades-old treaty "nah, we haven't got any" if it's that important to dock in New Zealand.
    But that would be dishonest and the US is always scrupulously accurate when sharing unverifiable information. It's just the information that is verifiable that we lie through our teeth about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikekerrIII View Post
    If NZ doesn't need the US Navy to help in it;s defense our treaty with them seems a bit of a waste doesn't it
    So who was the US navy helping defend New Zealand from?

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