Iceland Presses U.S. Not to Remove Jets

burnedout

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Washington Post

"A move by the Bush administration to withdraw the last several U.S. Air Force fighter jets from Iceland has drawn strong objection from Icelandic authorities and threatened to disrupt relations with yet another NATO ally."

*Sigh* More complaints from "charity" cases. ;)
 

Czar

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there is a contract between the US and Iceland over defense and how the gov looks at it then its the planes stay or everything goes
 

Nitemare

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Originally posted by: burnedout
Washington Post

"A move by the Bush administration to withdraw the last several U.S. Air Force fighter jets from Iceland has drawn strong objection from Icelandic authorities and threatened to disrupt relations with yet another NATO ally."

*Sigh* More complaints from "charity" cases. ;)
Why were they there to begin with? Seems like a good idea to remove them
 

AvesPKS

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Originally posted by: burnedout
Washington Post

"A move by the Bush administration to withdraw the last several U.S. Air Force fighter jets from Iceland has drawn strong objection from Icelandic authorities and threatened to disrupt relations with yet another NATO ally."

*Sigh* More complaints from "charity" cases. ;)
They're complaining about losing their last 4 F-15's? That's their entire air defense? Go over to the Boneyard and give them some scrap planes or something, see what they can do with them...
 

Czar

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Originally posted by: Nitemare
Originally posted by: burnedout
Washington Post

"A move by the Bush administration to withdraw the last several U.S. Air Force fighter jets from Iceland has drawn strong objection from Icelandic authorities and threatened to disrupt relations with yet another NATO ally."

*Sigh* More complaints from "charity" cases. ;)
Why were they there to begin with? Seems like a good idea to remove them
defense contract, ww2, cold war, the biggest airspace in the world

 

Dari

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I guess everyone in that country isn't like czar here. They value america's friendship and committment to a safer world.
 

Moonbeam

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Oh goodie, a chance to bash Iceland and indirectly Czar. Crybaby socialist Vikueen.
 

Czar

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Originally posted by: Dari
I guess everyone in that country isn't like czar here. They value america's friendship and committment to a safer world.
actually no, we value the income that comes with the base
 

Dari

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Originally posted by: Czar
Originally posted by: Dari
I guess everyone in that country isn't like czar here. They value america's friendship and committment to a safer world.
actually no, we value the income that comes with the base
I'm shocked, you actually put self-interest above all else. shocked! shocked! shocked!!!!!!!!!

I thought only neocons and/or americans had such greedy ambitions. never did I consider a socialist like you to be in league with us.


EDIT:But if that's your opinion, let's close the bases and watch you collect money from the local welfare office.
 

Nitemare

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Originally posted by: Czar
Originally posted by: Dari
I guess everyone in that country isn't like czar here. They value america's friendship and committment to a safer world.
actually no, we value the income that comes with the base
Looks like it's back to fishing and whale hunting now
 

Czar

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Originally posted by: Dari
Originally posted by: Czar
Originally posted by: Dari
I guess everyone in that country isn't like czar here. They value america's friendship and committment to a safer world.
actually no, we value the income that comes with the base
I'm shocked, you actually put self-interest above all else. shocked! shocked! shocked!!!!!!!!!

I thought only neocons and/or americans had such greedy ambitions. never did I consider a socialist like you to be in league with us.
only one almost dead because of it so far, not so bad
 

lozina

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Iceland is a bizzarre place, I'd love to go there on vacation! I had no idea we have a base there, and don't know what good it provides us in the past 2 decades... but a contract is a contract.
 

jjones

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But Iceland, which has no military, regards the aircraft as essential to its air defense and, even more important, as a symbol of a U.S. commitment to defend the nation.
Here's a serious question I have though. Isn't it about time for Iceland to step up to the plate in regards to its own defense? I don't know exactly what Iceland's commitments are as a NATO ally considering that it has no military. I am only left to assume that they are a NATO ally because they allowed us to place our military there. The world is a dangerous place, but isn't it time that Iceland invested in protecting itself instead of the continual reliance on the US?
 

Czar

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Originally posted by: jjones
But Iceland, which has no military, regards the aircraft as essential to its air defense and, even more important, as a symbol of a U.S. commitment to defend the nation.
Here's a serious question I have though. Isn't it about time for Iceland to step up to the plate in regards to its own defense? I don't know exactly what Iceland's commitments are as a NATO ally considering that it has no military. I am only left to assume that they are a NATO ally because they allowed us to place our military there. The world is a dangerous place, but isn't it time that Iceland invested in protecting itself instead of the continual reliance on the US?
1. Population is only around 270.000
2. We provide medical staff, engineers and other highly educated civilians for nato operations.
 

burnedout

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Originally posted by: Nitemare
Originally posted by: burnedout
Washington Post

"A move by the Bush administration to withdraw the last several U.S. Air Force fighter jets from Iceland has drawn strong objection from Icelandic authorities and threatened to disrupt relations with yet another NATO ally."

*Sigh* More complaints from "charity" cases. ;)
Why were they there to begin with? Seems like a good idea to remove them
History - U.S. Naval Air Station, Keflavik, Iceland
 

rudder

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Originally posted by: Czar
Originally posted by: jjones
But Iceland, which has no military, regards the aircraft as essential to its air defense and, even more important, as a symbol of a U.S. commitment to defend the nation.
Here's a serious question I have though. Isn't it about time for Iceland to step up to the plate in regards to its own defense? I don't know exactly what Iceland's commitments are as a NATO ally considering that it has no military. I am only left to assume that they are a NATO ally because they allowed us to place our military there. The world is a dangerous place, but isn't it time that Iceland invested in protecting itself instead of the continual reliance on the US?
1. Population is only around 270.000
2. We provide medical staff, engineers and other highly educated civilians for nato operations.

Who the crap wants to invade Iceland anyway? Do they even need to worry about defense?
 

Czar

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Originally posted by: rudder
Originally posted by: Czar
Originally posted by: jjones
But Iceland, which has no military, regards the aircraft as essential to its air defense and, even more important, as a symbol of a U.S. commitment to defend the nation.
Here's a serious question I have though. Isn't it about time for Iceland to step up to the plate in regards to its own defense? I don't know exactly what Iceland's commitments are as a NATO ally considering that it has no military. I am only left to assume that they are a NATO ally because they allowed us to place our military there. The world is a dangerous place, but isn't it time that Iceland invested in protecting itself instead of the continual reliance on the US?
1. Population is only around 270.000
2. We provide medical staff, engineers and other highly educated civilians for nato operations.

Who the crap wants to invade Iceland anyway? Do they even need to worry about defense?
exactly

 

Dari

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Originally posted by: rudder
Originally posted by: Czar
Originally posted by: jjones
But Iceland, which has no military, regards the aircraft as essential to its air defense and, even more important, as a symbol of a U.S. commitment to defend the nation.
Here's a serious question I have though. Isn't it about time for Iceland to step up to the plate in regards to its own defense? I don't know exactly what Iceland's commitments are as a NATO ally considering that it has no military. I am only left to assume that they are a NATO ally because they allowed us to place our military there. The world is a dangerous place, but isn't it time that Iceland invested in protecting itself instead of the continual reliance on the US?
1. Population is only around 270.000
2. We provide medical staff, engineers and other highly educated civilians for nato operations.

Who the crap wants to invade Iceland anyway? Do they even need to worry about defense?
if no defence to worry about? then the french, of course.
 

jjones

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Originally posted by: Czar
Originally posted by: jjones
But Iceland, which has no military, regards the aircraft as essential to its air defense and, even more important, as a symbol of a U.S. commitment to defend the nation.
Here's a serious question I have though. Isn't it about time for Iceland to step up to the plate in regards to its own defense? I don't know exactly what Iceland's commitments are as a NATO ally considering that it has no military. I am only left to assume that they are a NATO ally because they allowed us to place our military there. The world is a dangerous place, but isn't it time that Iceland invested in protecting itself instead of the continual reliance on the US?
1. Population is only around 270.000
2. We provide medical staff, engineers and other highly educated civilians for nato operations.
Fair enough. Still, as a member of NATO, Iceland's defense is not in question, at least to me it doesn't seem so. NATO is redefining its mission in the wake of the Cold War and I think we'll see many more of these kind of issues pop up. IMHO, military assets should be based on defensive and logistical needs, not on economical considerations.

 

Rainsford

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Got to be a lie. No one would want an American base in their country. In fact, I bet Iceland is right now brimming with terrorists pissed off at our base being there and with plans to kill random large groups of Americans.
 

Red Dawn

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Doesn't the Air Force punish Officers and Airmen by stationing them in Iceland? It's kind of a frozen Alcatraz for the Air Force isn't it?!
 

Lucky

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Originally posted by: Czar
:p
there is a contract between the US and Iceland over defense and how the gov looks at it then its the planes stay or everything goes
...which expired two years ago.
 

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