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USA sends 12 F-15's to Iceland
« on: April 02, 2016, 11:20:27 PM »
The USA has sent 12 F15 Eagles to Iceland along with 350 support troops.  The USA had a base on Iceland during the cold war but closed it in 2006.  Since it looks like we have a new cold war brewing the USA has decided to support Iceland who does not have a military.

http://www.kcci.com/politics/us-f15s-deployed-to-iceland/38835316
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Re: USA sends 12 F-15's to Iceland
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2016, 05:12:39 AM »
The USA has sent 12 F15 Eagles to Iceland along with 350 support troops.  The USA had a base on Iceland during the cold war but closed it in 2006.  Since it looks like we have a new cold war brewing the USA has decided to support Iceland who does not have a military.

http://www.kcci.com/politics/us-f15s-deployed-to-iceland/38835316

 :laugh:  They need to get their stupid asses off there.. If I was living in Iceland I would spend my weekends going around giving those yanks hell!! I expect plenty would join me... :thumbsup:

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Re: USA sends 12 F-15's to Iceland
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2016, 06:03:51 AM »
The USA has sent 12 F15 Eagles to Iceland along with 350 support troops.  The USA had a base on Iceland during the cold war but closed it in 2006.  Since it looks like we have a new cold war brewing the USA has decided to support Iceland who does not have a military.

http://www.kcci.com/politics/us-f15s-deployed-to-iceland/38835316

 :laugh:  They need to get their stupid asses off there.. If I was living in Iceland I would spend my weekends going around giving those yanks hell!! I expect plenty would join me... :thumbsup:

Only an American would think that Iceland needs/wants defending. Ant, if you knew anything about the culture & political opinion in Iceland, you'd be embarrassed by your post. This is for the US and nobody else.


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Re: USA sends 12 F-15's to Iceland
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2016, 06:18:00 AM »
I always thought every country needs to be defended by the US... :ROFL: :ROFL:

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Re: USA sends 12 F-15's to Iceland
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2016, 06:37:12 AM »
Didn't Russia bail out Iceland a few years ago?
If so it's a hell of a way to show gratitude.
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Re: USA sends 12 F-15's to Iceland
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2016, 07:21:03 AM »
USA has to find some place to store these decrepit 1970's designed warplanes.  Iceland or the Nevada desert?

Besides they have an operational range of <2000 KM  No threat whatsoever to Russia...

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Re: USA sends 12 F-15's to Iceland
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2016, 08:54:47 AM »
USA has to find some place to store these decrepit 1970's designed warplanes.  Iceland or the Nevada desert?

Besides they have an operational range of <2000 KM  No threat whatsoever to Russia...

They are not there to threaten Russia.  They are there to prevent Russia from threatening Iceland since Russia has been making unlawful over flights.  They're also being used for training missions in the Netherlands.
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Re: USA sends 12 F-15's to Iceland
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2016, 09:36:33 AM »
The USA has sent 12 F15 Eagles to Iceland along with 350 support troops.  The USA had a base on Iceland during the cold war but closed it in 2006.  Since it looks like we have a new cold war brewing the USA has decided to support Iceland who does not have a military.

http://www.kcci.com/politics/us-f15s-deployed-to-iceland/38835316

The US base in Iceland is leased, and although they closed it some 10 years ago, they continued to honour the lease agreement, they have now decided to re-open the base, much to the disgust and objections of the Icelandic populace, who have openly stated that they do not want US forces on their soil anymore.

The US is NOT interested in what the people say, and are doing exactly as they have always done, imposing their will..

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Re: USA sends 12 F-15's to Iceland
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2016, 09:37:38 AM »
USA has to find some place to store these decrepit 1970's designed warplanes.  Iceland or the Nevada desert?

Besides they have an operational range of <2000 KM  No threat whatsoever to Russia...

And can quickly be neutralised if so desired...

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Re: USA sends 12 F-15's to Iceland
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2016, 10:46:32 AM »
Ah, thanks for that, I was going to look see if the Icelanders had invited this 'protection'. So, now we know. The US presence is unwanted.

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Re: USA sends 12 F-15's to Iceland
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2016, 11:56:58 AM »
Iceland and the USA have a long friendship and mutual respect.  After all, the United States was the first country to recognize Iceland's independence in 1944 following Danish rule.

(so much for the anti-USA propaganda from the usual suspects)


http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3396.htm
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Re: USA sends 12 F-15's to Iceland
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2016, 12:15:56 PM »
Iceland and the USA have a long friendship and mutual respect.  After all, the United States was the first country to recognize Iceland's independence in 1944 following Danish rule.

(so much for the anti-USA propaganda from the usual suspects)


http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3396.htm

1, The yanks kept it quiet from the Icelandic populace.
2, They stated that they were only going to up-rate 1 hanger for a P8.
3, They have again imposed themselves onto another country contrary to the populations wishes.

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Re: USA sends 12 F-15's to Iceland
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2016, 12:22:58 PM »
Iceland and the USA have a long friendship and mutual respect.  After all, the United States was the first country to recognize Iceland's independence in 1944 following Danish rule.

(so much for the anti-USA propaganda from the usual suspects)


http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3396.htm

Yea that's right. The US & Iceland are big buddies and politically aligned. Iceland will be delighted that you lot have muscled in on another territory around the globe.

If the Russians had done it, the Whitehouse would be rinsing their knickers.

#brainwashed

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Re: USA sends 12 F-15's to Iceland
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2016, 12:28:51 PM »
After all, the United States was the first country to recognize Iceland's independence in 1944 following Danish rule.

Pity they don't similarly recognise Crimea.

Actually, scrub that, it doesn't really matter who/what they recognise.

The US does have a history of putting its stuff in places where there is zero threat, and then trumpeting it as a method of deterring "Russian aggression" (that doesn't exist). As we see in the Baltics and eastern Europe.

Its a simple PR stunt to keep the anti-Russian propaganda machine rumbling. McCain will be there next babbling his crap.

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Re: USA sends 12 F-15's to Iceland
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2016, 12:32:46 PM »
Iceland and the USA have a long friendship and mutual respect.  After all, the United States was the first country to recognize Iceland's independence in 1944 following Danish rule.

(so much for the anti-USA propaganda from the usual suspects)


http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3396.htm

Yea that's right. The US & Iceland are big buddies and politically aligned. Iceland will be delighted that you lot have muscled in on another territory around the globe.


If you bothered to read the original agreement going back to 1951 you would know that we have a right to be there, no muscling needed.  In fact far more of a right than Russia had in Crimea where they had to send in highly armed masked men to steal territory from Ukraine.  That caused a lot of "delight". 

However keep repeating your mantra "USA bad".  Too bad we won't cut you blokes in the UK off from our protection like we should.  Brainwashed indeed.  :fighting0025:
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