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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Originally posted by flight or fight View Post
    Now you know why they spanked Georgias butt last summer.
    Yeah, makes sense doesn't it?

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  • flight or fight
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    Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
    Those pesky Ruskies. Guess they learned from our gallavanting around the world as "peace keepers".


    Russia wants warships stationed around the world

    Sun Jan 4, 9:11 am ETMOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia's military leaders approved a plan by the navy on Sunday to station warships permanently in friendly ports across the globe.

    Underfunded since the 1991 break up of the Soviet Union, the Russian navy has been reasserting itself over the last year by chasing Somali pirates around the coast of east Africa and steaming across the Atlantic to visit allies in South America.

    "The General Staff has given its position on this issue and it fully supports the position of the (Navy's) main committee," deputy chief of staff Colonel-General Anatoly Nogovitsyn told RIA Novosti news agency.

    A resurgent navy has become central to a strategy for Russia -- which enjoyed a decade of economic revival from 1998 -- to project itself in foreign affairs.

    In August a Russian diplomat said the navy was to make more use of a Syrian Mediterranean Sea port. Last month a Russian warship cruised off Cuba after visiting South America for the first time since 1991.

    Nogovitsyn said Russia was directly negotiating with foreign governments to station warships at bases around the world permanently, although he declined to give exact details.

    "Nobody can predict where problems could flare up," he said. "What we need are permanent bases, but these are very costly. They need to be considered very carefully."

    RIA Novosti wrote that the Russian navy was already in negotiations to build a permanent Black Sea Port in the Russia-backed breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia.

    Now you know why they spanked Georgias butt last summer.

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Originally posted by Big_Saw View Post
    Just what we need....global superpowers building bases all over the world to "keep the peace"....I don't like it when we do it....I sure as hell don't like it when someone else does it, either.

    NIMBY.
    See my previous thread on Putin. This reaks of his doing.

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  • Big_Saw
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    Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
    Those pesky Ruskies. Guess they learned from our gallavanting around the world as "peace keepers".


    Russia wants warships stationed around the world

    Sun Jan 4, 9:11 am ETMOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia's military leaders approved a plan by the navy on Sunday to station warships permanently in friendly ports across the globe.

    Underfunded since the 1991 break up of the Soviet Union, the Russian navy has been reasserting itself over the last year by chasing Somali pirates around the coast of east Africa and steaming across the Atlantic to visit allies in South America.

    "The General Staff has given its position on this issue and it fully supports the position of the (Navy's) main committee," deputy chief of staff Colonel-General Anatoly Nogovitsyn told RIA Novosti news agency.

    A resurgent navy has become central to a strategy for Russia -- which enjoyed a decade of economic revival from 1998 -- to project itself in foreign affairs.

    In August a Russian diplomat said the navy was to make more use of a Syrian Mediterranean Sea port. Last month a Russian warship cruised off Cuba after visiting South America for the first time since 1991.

    Nogovitsyn said Russia was directly negotiating with foreign governments to station warships at bases around the world permanently, although he declined to give exact details.

    "Nobody can predict where problems could flare up," he said. "What we need are permanent bases, but these are very costly. They need to be considered very carefully."

    RIA Novosti wrote that the Russian navy was already in negotiations to build a permanent Black Sea Port in the Russia-backed breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia.
    Just what we need....global superpowers building bases all over the world to "keep the peace"....I don't like it when we do it....I sure as hell don't like it when someone else does it, either.

    NIMBY.

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    News to Ponder 1-4-2008

    Those pesky Ruskies. Guess they learned from our gallavanting around the world as "peace keepers".


    Russia wants warships stationed around the world

    Sun Jan 4, 9:11 am ETMOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia's military leaders approved a plan by the navy on Sunday to station warships permanently in friendly ports across the globe.

    Underfunded since the 1991 break up of the Soviet Union, the Russian navy has been reasserting itself over the last year by chasing Somali pirates around the coast of east Africa and steaming across the Atlantic to visit allies in South America.

    "The General Staff has given its position on this issue and it fully supports the position of the (Navy's) main committee," deputy chief of staff Colonel-General Anatoly Nogovitsyn told RIA Novosti news agency.

    A resurgent navy has become central to a strategy for Russia -- which enjoyed a decade of economic revival from 1998 -- to project itself in foreign affairs.

    In August a Russian diplomat said the navy was to make more use of a Syrian Mediterranean Sea port. Last month a Russian warship cruised off Cuba after visiting South America for the first time since 1991.

    Nogovitsyn said Russia was directly negotiating with foreign governments to station warships at bases around the world permanently, although he declined to give exact details.

    "Nobody can predict where problems could flare up," he said. "What we need are permanent bases, but these are very costly. They need to be considered very carefully."

    RIA Novosti wrote that the Russian navy was already in negotiations to build a permanent Black Sea Port in the Russia-backed breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia.
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