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Russian navy battle group to sail down west coast

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  • 13-12-2007 10:09pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,348 ✭✭✭


    Take a look at this from the Fighter Control website:

    Have been following a thread on another forum and Admiral Kutznetsov and her battle group sailed from Northern Russia last week on exercises west of Norway. The carrier and her escorts are now in the Northern North Sea in amongst the Oil/Gas rigs according to the oil rig workers (who took photos of the carrier extremely close to one rig, having no regard to safety of the helicopter flights to and from the rigs of which have been suspended due to the carrier continually flying jets when close to the rigs.

    The Carrier group will be moving across the north of Scotland and then down the west coast of Eire this week/weekend and then through the Gibraltar straights into the Med Sea for further exercises.

    The GAAW must be pleading ignorance, funny that, they were always in the know when it came to Salthill airshow. But then, they are not American or British, different rules apply. This is quite a formidable force by anyones standard including the nuclear powered battle cruiser Pyotr Veliky.

    Take a look www.fightercontrol.co.uk


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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 16,267 Mod ✭✭✭✭Manic Moran


    Good for them. The Russian navy has been in need of a boost ever since the Kursk incident.

    NTM


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 476 ✭✭cp251


    'Don't worry the GAAW will withdraw the permanent protest against atrocities in Chechnya from outside the Russian embassy and all board the Aran Island ferry to intercept the Russian Navy.'

    Hah! As if. The Russians are far dangerous to annoy with protests. The GAAW are not noted for their bravery in the face of............. anything really.:rolleyes: Besides the double A in the name really means Anti American.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 982 ✭✭✭Mick86


    As Richard Boyd Barrett admitted recently, the Anti-war movement isn't actually anti-war but anti-imperialist. i.e. anti-American, anti-British and anti-Israeli.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 476 ✭✭cp251


    Mick86 wrote: »
    As Richard Boyd Barrett admitted recently, the Anti-war movement isn't actually anti-war but anti-imperialist. i.e. anti-American, anti-British and anti-Israeli.

    At least he admits the truth. The trouble with most of the anti crowd is that they don't even realise it themselves. The truth is that they are for the most part neo-communist with an anti-democratic agenda.

    If the Salthill airshow only featured Russian aircraft, you wouldn't hear a peep out of them.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,082 ✭✭✭lostexpectation


    I think the Russia Chechnya conlfict could be considered imperlialist, but atleast there not using Ireland to attack Chechnya


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,082 ✭✭✭lostexpectation


    what info did GAAW know about salthill that wasn't already in the public domain as opposed to this stuff... where exactly are the photos?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,348 ✭✭✭vulcan57


    what info did GAAW know about salthill that wasn't already in the public domain as opposed to this stuff... where exactly are the photos?

    They obviously went to great lenghts to seach national media and websites for any signs of anything that they could use in their, so called moral cause. You only had to look at the remarks from them in the local press. If they had made the same efforts on an on going basis, they would quite easily have found out about this as it has been mentioned on several sites and just as much in the public domain. Where do you think they got all the info on the pilots and aircraft and where they were stationed etc. But now they have added their bit towards closing the airshow they have probably crawled back into their lonely litle holes for the Christmas!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,034 ✭✭✭astraboy


    Guys, I'll be in West Cork over Xmas, any idea when the Navy might be off the west cork coast, and if so will they visible from land? Thanks!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,266 ✭✭✭Steyr


    astraboy wrote: »
    Guys, I'll be in West Cork over Xmas, any idea when the Navy might be off the west cork coast, and if so will they visible from land? Thanks!

    Unless you have goggles that can see out past the 12 Mile Territorial Waters..:p


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,827 ✭✭✭ex_infantry man


    you,ll know if there around they,ll probably have fighter jets do fly by,s of the cliffs of moher god help us with the embarrassment if one of our naval vessels was close to there fleet they,d probably think one of there boarding boats fell off there ship or sumthing!!!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 982 ✭✭✭Mick86


    cp251 wrote: »
    At least he admits the truth...

    I'm amazed that he did. A slip of the tongue I presume.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,985 ✭✭✭skelliser


    will rte being sending jim fahy out to talk to them!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 982 ✭✭✭Mick86


    ...god help us with the embarrassment if one of our naval vessels was close to there fleet they,d probably think one of there boarding boats fell off there ship or sumthing!!!

    I wouldn't worry about it. The Russians once had the electricity cut off to a naval base in Vladivostock due to their inability to pay the bill. They had to phone the local power company to get the power switched back on as their nuclear subs were parked up and plugged into the mains. Apparently the leccy was necessary to keep the coolant circulating about the reactor and loss of same meant that an nuclear event would be inevitable.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 982 ✭✭✭Mick86


    skelliser wrote: »
    will rte being sending jim fahy out to talk to them!

    Charlie Bird is doing a full report from Gran Canaria.:D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 159 ✭✭irishsurfer


    Gaaw ????????


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,348 ✭✭✭vulcan57


    Gaaw ????????

    Sometimes wonder the same thing!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,266 ✭✭✭Steyr


    You know that new movie "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" actually has an F-16 in the background shot, i wonder do i need to tell the GAAW and the Rent-A-Crowd as it SO is glorifying war and war machines. Nomatter what colour the AC is...:rolleyes: Fvcking wankstains they are.


    magorium-stinks.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,270 ✭✭✭JCJCJC


    GAA Women. Camogie players. The only crowd the spetsnatz are afraid of.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,335 ✭✭✭Dohvolle




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,655 ✭✭✭roadmaster




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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,518 ✭✭✭monkeybutter


    lucky you were there to provide a timely answer, have you watched Mr Magorium yet?



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,335 ✭✭✭Dohvolle




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,655 ✭✭✭roadmaster


    U are hardly saying that the meeting between the russians and our honest fishermen went like this.


    Yuri: Gentlemen i am sure we can work this out.


    Fishermen: We take Euros only preferably 50 euro notes. No bank transfers or cheques or Bitcoin!



  • Registered Users Posts: 443 ✭✭eastie17


    They better watch out heading past Broadhaven Bay, The Chief and the lads held up Shell for 3 years and I wouldnt put it past them to soften Ivans cough as he steams past



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