Russian fleet in the med

#3
Well I thought it would maybe interest a few of the Intellectuals on here, Hence the "Current Affairs, News and Analysis" Not the NAAFI. If you don't have anything to say then don't say anything.

And don't bother trying to get me to bite.
Or type for the sake of typing.
 
#4
You mean the Russians scrapped together some ships from their Black Sea base, passed through Turkey to their leased base in Syria because they couldn't send merchant shipping via the North Seas (to supply Assad).

And it's 7 hours old news.

I even find the Economist lacking insight these days.
 
#5
A lot of the Russian surface fleet have been re-fitted recently, with even older ships flying ensigns so that crews stay 'active' 650 has recently been upgraded and its on its way to the region.

Might also be in response to Irans threat to tax shipping in the Hormuz Straight.

Just kids in the playground flexing their muscles

http://www.rt.com/news/russian-warship-drill-syria-917/
 
#8
Well I thought it would maybe interest a few of the Intellectuals on here, Hence the "Current Affairs, News and Analysis" Not the NAAFI. If you don't have anything to say then don't say anything.

And don't bother trying to get me to bite.
Or type for the sake of typing.
Then post an opinion or question, not just a link. And stop capitalising random words.
 
#10
Well since we are now arguing about capitalization let me just say that I am learning German and their habits towards big-letters is doing my nut right in.
 
#11
A lot of the Russian surface fleet have been re-fitted recently, with even older ships flying ensigns so that crews stay 'active' 650 has recently been upgraded and its on its way to the region.

Might also be in response to Irans threat to tax shipping in the Hormuz Straight.

Just kids in the playground flexing their muscles

Russian warships on maneuvers, will re-supply in Syria — RT
If the Japanese send a fleet to the Med it might give the Russians nasty flashbacks!
Battle of Tsushima - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
#13
What about talking about the post and not my grammar.
**** me that signature block is clever - for a moment I thought a penguin was really spying on me!

What's the capbadge by the way?
 
#16
**** me that signature block is clever - for a moment I thought a penguin was really spying on me!

What's the capbadge by the way?
the cap badge is Fifeshire Artillery formed in 1860 in Kirkaldy. TA Royal Artillery battery still use the old barracks as a TAC.
The cap badge is on a bronze plaque next to the gate.
 

seaweed

LE
Book Reviewer
#17
A serious post followed by silly, juvenile comments.

Oliver Cromwell: "A man-of-war is the best ambassador" .. and he a land animal.
 
#18
Did they bring the obligatory ocean going salvage tug with them?*






*No, not a joke, they always deploy with a salvage tug as terminal breakdowns are the norm for their ships.
 

Goatman

ADC
Book Reviewer
#19
You mean the Russians scrapped together some ships from their Black Sea base, passed through Turkey to their leased base in Syria because they couldn't send merchant shipping via the North Seas (to supply Assad).

And it's 7 hours old news.

I even find the Economist lacking insight these days.
Hee - I know how hurt they'll be......here y'go - offtopic but.....if I was POTUS this is what I'd be getting slightly more sleepless nights over

Asia's balance of power: China

 
#20
I'd have to agree- looks like a strategic move to keep the west out of syria. However more defections. UN made to look ineffectual [which it has done for decades] with china calling the shots.
 

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