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US enlists Britain's help to stop ship 'carrying Russian attack helicopters' to Syria
The Telegraph ^ | 06/16/12 | staff

Posted on 06/16/2012 1:41:28 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper

The MV Alaed, a Russian-operated cargo vessel, is currently thought to be sailing through the North Sea after allegedly picking up a consignment of munitions and MI25 helicopters - known as "flying tanks" - from the Russian Baltic port of Kaliningrad.

Washington, which last week condemned Moscow for continuing to arm the Syrian regime, has asked British officials to help stop the Alaed delivering its alleged cargo by using sanctions legislation to force its London-based insurer to withdraw its cover.

Under the terms of the current European Union arms embargo against Syria, imposed in May last year, there is a ban on the "transfer or export" of arms and any related "brokering" services such as insurance. Withdrawal of a ship's insurance cover would make it difficult for it legally to dock elsewhere and could force it to return the cargo to port.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Germany; News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: europeanunion; france; germany; obama; russia; syria; unitedkingdom; waronterror
Yep that will work....lol

Really? I can surely see Putin worrying about his insurance policies...lol

1 posted on 06/16/2012 1:41:37 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper
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To: winoneforthegipper

A blockade is an act of war, yes?


2 posted on 06/16/2012 1:43:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Really? Maybe they should make Obama publicly acknowledge that the Falklands belong to the UK first.


3 posted on 06/16/2012 1:46:58 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: winoneforthegipper

Evacuate all Christians and let the remaining muslims have at each other till there is one left standing.

Give him some hummus and tell him to go to Iraq.


4 posted on 06/16/2012 1:47:53 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: winoneforthegipper
THIS is amazing.

The British Navy is going to block a Putin military cargo vessel?

That’ll be the day.

Replay of the Cuban Missile Crisis...NOT!

5 posted on 06/16/2012 1:48:37 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: BenLurkin

That or a good time for a laxative....!


6 posted on 06/16/2012 1:49:02 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

re: “Really? I can surely see Putin worrying about his insurance policies...lol”

Exactly. This is Obama standing tall against Russian aggression?? Withdrawing insurance for the weapons??

What a joke we are to Putin. He’s already got Obama’s number and knows he could do anything he wants and our government will stand by and let him do it - except maybe Obama might send Putin a very stern letter.

On the other hand, if Obama actually sent some of our ships to block Putin’s what would Obama do if we found it?


7 posted on 06/16/2012 1:55:57 PM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: winoneforthegipper

He’ll have to take the Churchill bust back into the WH first...and then exchange the crappy gifts he gave to the Queen for something more appropriate...oh yeah, and then say; “pretty please, Your Highness”...LMAO!! Whadda jerk!!!


8 posted on 06/16/2012 1:57:02 PM PDT by lgjhn23
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To: winoneforthegipper

Suppose this ship accidentally disappeared in the middle of the ocean due to a massive internal explosion? That would be a real shame.


9 posted on 06/16/2012 1:57:17 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: winoneforthegipper
I guess this is what Hillary called "smart power." Lots of luck with that Hil. I'm sure the Brits will want to act like your bitches just because you tell them to. Especially after three and a half years of obama's racist hateful insults. What squat we have for a gubbermint.
10 posted on 06/16/2012 1:58:45 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: rbg81

Yes!


11 posted on 06/16/2012 2:01:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: ozzymandus

That would be a shame. In a rational world we would support Russia with Syria in return for Russia supporting us with Iran.


12 posted on 06/16/2012 2:08:32 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: BenLurkin

Not always. In the modern world, the UN is often the arbiter of when a blockade is an act of war or not.


13 posted on 06/16/2012 2:11:41 PM PDT by narses
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To: narses

The U.N. is not an arbiter of anything in my world.


14 posted on 06/16/2012 2:14:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: winoneforthegipper
"Mr. President, poor poeple don't have access to doctors!"
"Really? Let me talk to the insurance companies ..."

"Mr. President, we have a foreign policy crisis!"
"Really? Let me talk to the insurance companies ..."

"Mr. President, Lindsay Lohan was found unconscious in her hotel room!"
"Really? Let me talk to the insurance companies ..."

15 posted on 06/16/2012 2:17:21 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Obama needs more time. After all -- Rome wasn't burned in a day.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Perfect!

This does have a Geico commercial written all over it....lol


16 posted on 06/16/2012 2:20:50 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Those who do not learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.

Hitler was selling tanks and planes (which he claimed he didn’t have) to one side of each neighboring country that was involved in civil wars. His goal was complete takeover.

The US and Britain were aware of it, yet didn’t want to get involved, and possibly start WWII.

You know the rest of the story.


17 posted on 06/16/2012 2:34:13 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: BenLurkin

OK.

But in the real world they have been given that power by many countries. This was the rationale for the Korean “police action” that was not a “war”.


18 posted on 06/16/2012 2:47:48 PM PDT by narses
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To: winoneforthegipper
I think the army should send in Obama and Hitlery to handle it. The Brits really don't need to draw Russia's rage upon themselves to please the boy king. Russia has already made noises of using nukes on any country that messes with them and Putin would do it. He's as vicious and sick as Obama. I think Obama is community organizing chaos and violence for all his enemies - which most of us would see as our allies.
19 posted on 06/16/2012 3:16:39 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: winoneforthegipper
TOTUS thinks he's Dennis Haysbert...
AllState
20 posted on 06/16/2012 3:23:23 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: zeestephen
Yup. Assuming the Russian vessel stays in international waters, what are they going to use for legal justification - stone tablets from God?

Meanwhile, has anyone noticed the nice picture in the Telegraph article is actually a POLISH helicopter?

21 posted on 06/16/2012 3:29:22 PM PDT by Heatseeker (Elizabeth Cheney for President)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Funny. Just posted on another thread about Russian arms shipments to Syria.

Similar comments would apply here, but I’ll just say this is funny. Imagine getting the news on the ship.

“Yuri, we need to talk. There is a problem with Lloyds.”

“What is problem Ivan? I have a ship to run here. Insurance is your department.”

“That’s just it. There’s no insurance. Lloyds canceled on us.”

“What? Why?”

“Americans. Annoyed at cargo, they made some phone calls and threw us the finger.”

“Goddamit.” (Russian swearing follows). “We were planning on having that bilge retrofit done in port as part of on-voyage damage! Now you’re telling me we can’t file claim and I’m going to smell this damn thing all the way back home as well?”

I’m sure that the midlevel functionaries that orchestrate the superpower proxy fights have some really fun moments from time to time.


22 posted on 06/16/2012 5:19:04 PM PDT by Robert Teesdale
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To: winoneforthegipper

serious provacation. More on the story:

http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/15/us-believes-russia-has-ship-with-weapons-troops-en-route-to-syria/

Total amateur hour.


23 posted on 06/16/2012 5:33:15 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: shalom aleichem

Story is of a different ship. Odd though and thanks for bringing that to my attention.

Perhaps a diversion so the private container ship makes safe passage?

Either way you are right....Bungles of Obama continue!


24 posted on 06/16/2012 5:39:43 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Robert Teesdale

LOL!


25 posted on 06/16/2012 5:41:20 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Heatseeker

Since you know helicopters...

I thought the concept of attack helicopters came to a brutal end in the last Iraqi War?

I recall an air battle where like 20 USA choppers massed for an attack and almost every one of them sustained serious damage or was shot down.

Obviously, attack choppers against untrained rebels would be successful.

But are sovereign armies still betting on this idea?


26 posted on 06/16/2012 7:58:42 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks winoneforthegipper.


27 posted on 06/17/2012 8:52:23 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: meatloaf

But Russia is supporting both Syria and Iran, just to give us trouble.


28 posted on 06/17/2012 1:38:23 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Heatseeker

Well, it’s an Mi-25 with Polish national markings. I doubt the Poles build their own Mi-25s.


29 posted on 06/17/2012 1:40:06 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

Follow my tagline to cause Russia more problems than they can handle. It’s time to Regan them again.


30 posted on 06/17/2012 3:29:07 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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