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Brazil to get its first nuclear subs
France24 ^

Posted on 03/01/2013 7:00:13 PM PST by Perdogg

Brazil is set to join the select group of countries that have nuclear-powered submarines, President Dilma Rousseff said Friday.

Rousseff stressed Brazil was committed to peace but also needed its defense deterrent, as she inaugurated a naval shipyard in Rio de Janeiro state where the country's first nuclear-powered sub is set to be built in partnership with France.

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Brazil has always wanted a nuclear weapon despite public claims. I believe if they have not already got one, they are pretty close.
1 posted on 03/01/2013 7:00:17 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Who is a threat to Brazil? Argentina? Venezuela?


2 posted on 03/01/2013 7:07:07 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Is dilma rouseff a muslim?


3 posted on 03/01/2013 7:09:06 PM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: BenLurkin

All the crazies of south america.


4 posted on 03/01/2013 7:09:17 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Perdogg
“select group of countries that have nuclear-powered submarines”

Free Republic should have it’s own nuclear powered submarine.

5 posted on 03/01/2013 7:09:35 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (ok)
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To: Perdogg
It's only a matter of time until Brazil...a true Third World country...has a Commandante Chavez of her own.Add nuclear subs to that...
6 posted on 03/01/2013 7:10:30 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: BenLurkin

“Who is a threat to Brazil? Argentina? Venezuela?”

If North Korea or Iran launches a successful EMP attack and wipes out the US, the rest of the world could get very interesting.


7 posted on 03/01/2013 7:12:43 PM PST by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Free Republic should have it’s own nuclear powered submarine.

Imagine the quarterly FReepathons....

8 posted on 03/01/2013 7:12:43 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: BenLurkin

As far as brazil is concerned, the United States of America. It fancies itself a world power, and the numbers seem to indicate the brazilians may be on to something.


9 posted on 03/01/2013 7:15:57 PM PST by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: okie01

“Imagine the quarterly FReepathons.... “

That’s what I was thinking also. My daughter is a nuclear engineer, she could help with maintenance. That would help some on the costs.

I could paint if needed....


10 posted on 03/01/2013 7:17:03 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (ok)
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To: Soul of the South

Huh? An EMP cannot “wipe out” the US. Damage power lines? Sure. But you’ve been watching a few too many movies.


11 posted on 03/01/2013 7:18:18 PM PST by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Alter Kaker

“Huh? An EMP cannot “wipe out” the US. Damage power lines? Sure. But you’ve been watching a few too many movies.”

The article from 12/19/12:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/dec/19/north-korea-emp-attack-could-destroy-us-now/?page=all

Also:

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/01/11/north-korean-emp-attack-could-destroy-u-s-a/


12 posted on 03/01/2013 7:23:50 PM PST by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland; Admin Moderator
That’s what I was thinking also. My daughter is a nuclear engineer, she could help with maintenance. That would help some on the costs.

By golly, it would give the moderators a serious Zot Machine...

13 posted on 03/01/2013 7:26:04 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01


14 posted on 03/01/2013 7:33:37 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Free Republic should have it’s own nuclear powered submarine.

Agreed.

Are you starting the Free Republic sub-athon? Wonder how much it would cost to buy one from the Russians...

15 posted on 03/01/2013 7:38:02 PM PST by eldoradude (Let's water the tree of liberty with THEIR blood...)
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To: Perdogg

Well, based on what I know of nuclear subs - which is precious little - this sounds more like a “bragging rights” project for Brazil than maybe the best military policy.

If their objective is coastal defense and to protect their oil rigs, I would think purchasing late model diesel-electric boats would be a sounder policy. You don’t need the around-the-world range of a nuke if you’re staying close to home. I would think you could also afford to buy several of them for the price of one nuc, with lower maintenance and operating costs as well.

Again, though, that’s just my armchair admiral-ing. Feel free to correct me if I’m off base here, folks.


16 posted on 03/01/2013 8:01:00 PM PST by DemforBush (When life gives you lemons, hoard them and make a killing in citrus futures!)
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To: DemforBush

Given the record of the French nuclear carrier, the Brazilian attempt to build a nuclear anything with the French should keep cartoonists busy for years.

The French carrier even lost a blade off one of the propellers.

Bad Froggie, BAD, BAAAD Froggie!


17 posted on 03/01/2013 8:20:41 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: Perdogg

The Brazilian nuclear weapons program was abandoned a long time ago.


18 posted on 03/02/2013 3:24:23 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: himno hero

She was a full blown communist rebel, or as they call them in Brasil, a “Community Organizer”.


19 posted on 03/02/2013 5:01:20 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: okie01

“By golly, it would give the moderators a serious Zot Machine... “

You betcha.

We haven’t talked about the USS Jim Robinson’s offensive capabilities; but I would assume at least some nuclear tipped cruise missiles would be included.


20 posted on 03/02/2013 7:22:17 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (ok)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
We haven’t talked about the USS Jim Robinson’s offensive capabilities...

I think that "the FRS Sarah Palin" would be a better name for this ship.

FRS = Free Republic Ship, of course

21 posted on 03/02/2013 7:39:26 AM PST by Leaning Right
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To: Leaning Right

Nothing wrong with a 2 sub fleet. Just have to figure out how to pay for two.


22 posted on 03/02/2013 7:46:04 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (ok)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Free Republic should have it’s own nuclear powered submarine.

Heck, there was a bill in the state legislature some time ago for the state of Kentucky to buy the USS Louisville to patrol the Ohio River ...
23 posted on 03/02/2013 11:47:48 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: Caipirabob

...one of Obama’s fellow marxists.


24 posted on 03/02/2013 1:09:13 PM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Soul of the South
Thank God if somebody posts something on the Internet it must be true!

Reality: The EMP threat is vastly over-hyped. First it's far from clear that the Norks have any kind of weaponized warhead, despite the recent test, let alone a "super EMP" device. A Super EMP device remains purely theoretical having never been tested by any power, let alone North Korea. Moreover, the idea that an EMP burst would kill 200 million Americans is laughable. You COULD see short term blackouts, mostly as a result of failure of high tension power lines. No reason to believe that that would collapse society or lead to wide spread famine.

25 posted on 03/03/2013 7:51:58 AM PST by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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