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British tanks join Poland exercises to reassure allies against Putin
telegraph.co.uk ^ | July 28, 2014 | Ben Farmer

Posted on 07/28/2014 12:33:15 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Britain will send an armoured battle group of tanks and 1,350 troops to Poland for Nato war games designed to sure up the alliance’s eastern members against fears of Russian aggression.

The deployment will see British troops backed by Challenger tanks and Warrior armoured fighting vehicles join other Nato forces for a two-month exercise in eastern Europe.

The manoeuvres come as the Kremlin is accused of continuing to stoke the conflict in Ukraine by shelling across the border and increasing the flow of weapons and supplies to Moscow-backed separatists.

The Ministry of Defence in London said the UK would send “a full battle group comprising 1,350 personnel and more than 350 armoured and other vehicles to a major military exercise in Poland as part of a Nato package to reassure Eastern European allies”.

The force to join Exercise Black Eagle from October to December, is the biggest British force sent to Eastern Europe since 2008.

Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, said the deployment showed “our sustained and substantial support to Nato’s eastern border.”

The crisis is likely to dominate the agenda of a Nato summit in Wales next month, as the alliance decides how to react to the sudden plunge in relations with Russia.

Mr Fallon added: “We have a strong opportunity at the Nato summit [in September] to discuss how we will continue our response to Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and its destabilisation of eastern Ukraine. The UK is playing a central role and we are not ruling out further enhancements.”

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1 posted on 07/28/2014 12:33:15 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Where’s the air force of the US of A?


2 posted on 07/28/2014 12:34:30 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Flying 0bama to another fundraiser.


3 posted on 07/28/2014 12:40:14 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: SeekAndFind

To be honest, the way Europe and the UK have always looked down their collective noses at the US, I’m getting to the point of saying “eff ‘em”. Let them shed their blood and treasure.


4 posted on 07/28/2014 12:40:44 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s being dismembered by Obama.

No more A10 Warthogs to fight the tanks, no more Apache helicopters in the NG, no more Tomahawks or Hellfire missiles.

WAKE UP AMERICA!!


5 posted on 07/28/2014 12:41:07 PM PDT by mylife
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Problem is, is if we turn our back, Islam and the Commies get closer to our shores.


6 posted on 07/28/2014 12:42:20 PM PDT by mylife
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Like it or not Europe is pivotal.


7 posted on 07/28/2014 12:44:09 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife

Very true, but their are many there who are communist and muslim sympathizers.


8 posted on 07/28/2014 12:45:08 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Sorry, ‘there’.


9 posted on 07/28/2014 12:46:49 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Obama has established an Islamist beach head in the north of Africa to encroach on Europe.
Now he has the Russkies coming in from the East.

Jaysus this will not end well for the West.


10 posted on 07/28/2014 12:48:19 PM PDT by mylife
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To: All

lather, rinse, repeat...


11 posted on 07/28/2014 12:49:55 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Not Poland...at all! Fast women and good vodka...oh yeah!


12 posted on 07/28/2014 12:51:35 PM PDT by gr8eman (Bill Carson...meet Arch Stanton!)
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To: mylife

It really is frightening. What a mess he has made.


13 posted on 07/28/2014 12:52:16 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Spain,Italy,France,The Balkans and Greece should all know better.

You have been invaded by the Islamic hordes before.


14 posted on 07/28/2014 12:52:24 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This generations “Phony War,” or the beginning of it, anyway?


15 posted on 07/28/2014 12:52:41 PM PDT by cld51860 (Volo pro veritas)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

It’s stunning to watch.


16 posted on 07/28/2014 12:53:35 PM PDT by mylife
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To: gr8eman

Agree. Loved Poland and came close to moving there.


17 posted on 07/28/2014 12:53:42 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

MMMmmmmm Pierogis


18 posted on 07/28/2014 12:58:13 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Tailgunner Joe

With rebels in control of the crash area, and reports of bodies and wreckage being tampered with, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told reporters he had a “very intense” conversation with Putin on Saturday.

Rutte said he told Putin “the opportunity expires to show the world that he is serious about helping.”

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/21/world/europe/ukraine-malaysia-moscow-embassy/index.html


19 posted on 07/28/2014 1:07:18 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: mylife

He has cut the 101st Airborne Division from 4 Brigades to 3. Obie will not be happy until has has totally trashed out military, as he has our nation.


20 posted on 07/28/2014 1:12:02 PM PDT by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Britain comes to the defense of embattled Poland...

Hmmm, why does that ring a bell?


21 posted on 07/28/2014 1:17:14 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: donozark

It is hard to watch.


22 posted on 07/28/2014 1:22:21 PM PDT by mylife
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To: donozark

I think they are doing that to every division to save money and from what I hear the brigades that are left just have skeleton crews. They are doing the old National Guard trick of of pulling from 3 units to form one unit that can be deployed. So basicly a Division is really only a Brigade with a bunch of extra senior officers fighting over slots.


23 posted on 07/28/2014 1:34:47 PM PDT by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: donozark
He has cut the 101st Airborne Division from 4 Brigades to 3.

Which brigade got cut? When did that happen?

Fort Campbell's website for the 101st still shows 4 Brigades, plus Aviation.

24 posted on 07/28/2014 1:38:14 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"The manoeuvres come as the Kremlin is accused of continuing to stoke the conflict in Ukraine by shelling across the border and increasing the flow of weapons and supplies to Moscow-backed separatists."

Foul. Those artillery positions and supply lines should be hit from the air.


25 posted on 07/28/2014 2:23:04 PM PDT by familyop ("Dry land is not just our destination, it is our destiny!" - -Deacon character, "Waterworld")
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To: mylife
Problem is, is if we turn our back, Islam and the Commies get closer to our shores.

Can't get any closer than our southern border and Dearborn, MI

26 posted on 07/28/2014 2:36:55 PM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
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To: mylife

Old Russian saying: “ Everything truly important happens in Europe—always has, always will.”


27 posted on 07/28/2014 2:47:43 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll Onward! Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I guess I won’t be seeing any tanks when I visit the London military museums next month.

Oh well, maybe they’ll leave some stuff there for me.


28 posted on 07/28/2014 3:04:43 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

It is the crossroads.


29 posted on 07/28/2014 3:43:24 PM PDT by mylife
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To: varon

Scary stuff.


30 posted on 07/28/2014 3:44:45 PM PDT by mylife
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To: ClayinVA; Tallguy
4th BCT cut in April. 82nd also lost 4 BCT. And 1st Cav lost ? BCT. 7 more BCT's to be cut. Army Times was my source.

Just sad to see what this skinny Somalian socialist slug is doing to us....

31 posted on 07/28/2014 3:54:35 PM PDT by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Maybe Jeremy Clarkson can take the Range Rover to give them small fast target practice? He did it before with a Challenger II.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wKfpPrRVIo


32 posted on 07/28/2014 4:15:50 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.q)
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To: donozark

Thanks for the info... The 101st ABN’s website has yet to be updated it would seem.


33 posted on 07/29/2014 9:21:50 AM PDT by Tallguy
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