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Gibraltar's vital role for the US Navy's operations is underlined

Thursday, February 26th 2015 - 23:21 UTC
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Gibraltar plays a ‘vital’ role for the US Navy’s submarine operations at a time of increased Russian naval activity, a US think tank said. The Heritage Foundation made the statement in its Index of US Military Strength 2015, a wide-ranging annual research project that assesses the ability of the United States Armed Forces. Read full article

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  • Briton

    This has already been covered,
    as I presume the Gibraltarians would welcome American backing, but
    one would hope that the British government was big enough and ugly enough to deal with the arrogance of Spain by itself,
    or maybe not,
    just a thought.

    Feb 26th, 2015 - 11:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “Gibraltar's vital role for the US Navy's operations is underlined”

    but, who said that?
    the heritage foundation?
    LOL x 1 MILLION

    The Fall of the Heritage Foundation and the Death of Republican Ideas
    How the Heritage Foundation went from the intellectual backbone of the conservative movement to the GOP's bane—and how it's hurting the party's hopes for a turnaround
    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/09/the-fall-of-the-heritage-foundation-and-the-death-of-republican-ideas/279955/

    How the NSA Scandal Is Roiling the Heritage Foundation
    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/09/the-fall-of-the-heritage-foundation-and-the-death-of-republican-ideas/279955/

    Feb 26th, 2015 - 11:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Oops!

    Poor Spain. There there!

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 02:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    The Heritage Foundation? Must be truth LOL

    Another example of stolen land by England that sooner or later will be returned like Malvinas.

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 03:24 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Troy Tempest

    @2 Pablo's irrelevant and outdated articles are from 2013.

    Marcos the puppy dog impotently echoes his non-post, on true vacuous Marcos style.

    The two most incompetent Trolls.

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 05:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Haha I onow. Both Paul and Marcos are so funny. Their Argentinean education shining through.

    What they can't deny is that the U.S. Navy actually uses Gibraltar. The Heritage Foundation is unimportant when the US Navy parks their subs in a British territory and NOT Spain.

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 05:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @4 Marcos A,
    Wishing something will not make it so!
    Never mind, Marcos.
    Smell the coffee.

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 10:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Orbit

    Marcos ... 500 years of history already and counting... Its going to be later, much later, or more accurately 'never'. The most active 10 years of spurious agitation from your government have achieved ... wait for it .... the sum total of nothing.

    And the best thing is that your illegal claim will forever be associated with CFK. You know, the woman who destroyed your economy and surrendered sovereignty to the Chinese... only for enough dollars to get her through to October before it all collapses and she can say its not my fault? Good luck with that.

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 10:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #2
    I reckon that's you stuffed then!

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 11:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @2. I can see why you don't like the Heritage Foundation. “based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense”

    You just hate those things, don't you? So foreign to your 'intelligence'. Another thing you don't have any of!

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 12:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    @4

    Hey Marcos...

    “Missiones, Chaco and Formosa. Another example of stolen land by Argentina that sooner or later will be returned.”
    There, fixed it for you. ;)

    http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b521/imoyaro/chopperlaff_zpsrpl58kjd.gif

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 12:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    The Atlantic is a liberal rag and has as reliable of an “opinion” as MSNBC or the NY Times.

    Not even good for the bottom of the bird cage.

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 01:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 7 lsolde
    “Smell the coffee.”

    He can't afford coffee. :o)

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 04:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Maybe he takes a sip when he is carrying it to someone's table?

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 05:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 14 Skip
    That's a gruesome thought but probably smack on the money. :o)

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 06:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @14 & 15,
    That is nasty, but also funny, lol!
    And probably true.
    l have no sympathy as they brought it on themselves.

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 08:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    7 lsolde
    Mate for me Isolde, smell the fresh fruit and vegetables Isolde...

    Feb 28th, 2015 - 12:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    14, 15, 16
    His real name is Manuel!

    Que?

    Feb 28th, 2015 - 02:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Oh, so Marcos serves Mate and not coffee!

    He doesn't even get to sip the coffee.

    Bahahahahaha

    Feb 28th, 2015 - 03:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    19
    The mate se “ceba” no “serve” Mr. Ignoramus of South America traditions.

    Bahahahahaha

    Feb 28th, 2015 - 04:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    20

    idiotic jibber jabber...

    Feb 28th, 2015 - 04:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    The new generation of Canadian jihadists who have stormed the Internet...

    Feb 28th, 2015 - 05:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    ??

    Explain please. If you can.

    Feb 28th, 2015 - 07:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Give up while you can, Marcos.
    l get plenty of fresh fruit & vegetables.
    Nothing like growing your own.
    l do miss tropical fruit though.

    Feb 28th, 2015 - 08:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Britain's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth sighted in River Forth as £6billion fitting-out of Royal Navy's biggest ever ship continues

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2972278/Britain-s-new-aircraft-carrier-HMS-Queen-Elizabeth-sighted-River-Forth-6billion-fitting-Royal-Navy-s-biggest-ship-continues.html

    Latest pictures of the carrier,
    And a small comparison between ours and the American carrier,

    a good detailed look at HMS Queen Elizabeth.
    .

    Feb 28th, 2015 - 09:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Gibraltar is Spain. The sins of England are many!

    Feb 28th, 2015 - 03:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 26 Brasso

    Piss off you plonker!

    Feb 28th, 2015 - 04:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    '26
    The sins in your postings are even more !

    Feb 28th, 2015 - 06:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    The way in which Spain treats the Gibraltarian's,
    im surprised the Americas have based their ships there ,

    they should tell Spain if they keep interfering and mistreating Gibraltar they would withdraw its ships.

    just a thought.

    Feb 28th, 2015 - 08:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    #26 “Gibraltar is Spain. The sins of England are many”!

    Wrong! Gib is British and has been for hundreds and hundreds of years.
    You lot need to look at your own history before you start casting stones at others. But of course losers do think that winning is sinful since winning is something that they don’t do.
    Winners win and losers whine and whinge and cry foul! Spain and Argentina et al are experts at that.

    Mar 01st, 2015 - 05:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    @26
    And the border of Paraguay is the Rio Blanco. The sins of Brazil are unforgiveable! I am enjoying watching your country going down the tubes. ;)

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/18/Historia_de_la_frontera_Paraguaya.JPG/800px-Historia_de_la_frontera_Paraguaya.JPG

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/18/Historia_de_la_frontera_Paraguaya.JPG/800px-Historia_de_la_frontera_Paraguaya.JPG

    Mar 01st, 2015 - 01:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Spain is giving help to the Russians,
    Cyprus is not aiding the Russians
    Greece want to help the Russians,
    heck, who's next

    Mar 01st, 2015 - 08:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @26
    “Gibraltar is Spain.”

    Spain signed it away in a treaty- but then again Spain and Argentina and sticking to treaties doesn't happen.

    @17
    “smell the fresh fruit and vegetables Isolde..”

    Plenty of that on the Falklands and any that isn't can be imported-because the Islands have the money to pay for it.

    And you can transplant carrot seedlings in Falklands-not in UK though...

    Hope you get Teaberries in Argentina-sadly not grown in the UK.

    I've heard of black Diddle Dee in Scotland, but the red ones everywhere in the Falklands-for free!

    Mar 03rd, 2015 - 11:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    for these imbeciles who named the treaty of utrecht as if it was the doctrine of truth, the same treaty allowed britain to commerce the slaves of the indias.
    now, who in his right mind can consider this fucking treaty as valid after 400 years?
    nobody, except the cretin english.

    like in the case of northern ireland, malvinas, etc, the important thing here is territorial integrity, and not what a bunch of squatters wants.

    Mar 04th, 2015 - 11:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    34 Pablo - I'm a government dupe Cedrone

    “for these imbeciles who named the treaty of utrecht as if it was the doctrine of truth, ”

    That would make Spain “imbeciles” then - they agreed and signed it!

    If you choose to say that you are the legitimate “successors” and “inheritors” to Spain in the Americas - that makes you “imbeciles” too - by your own definition.

    British abolished slavery in 1833
    'Argentina' abolished slavery in 1853, but later in BA.

    Argentina settled the problem of black slaves, like no other country. In fact, there are very few blacks in Arg. now.

    ” Ironically, at about this time, the black population of Argentina began to plunge.

    Historians generally attribute two major factors to this sudden “mass disappearance” of black Africans from the country – the deadly war against Paraguay from 1865-1870 (in which thousands of blacks fought on the frontlines for the Argentine military) as well as various other wars; and the onset of yellow fever in Buenos Aires in 1871.

    The heavy casualties suffered by black Argentines in military combat created a huge gender gap among the African population – a circumstance that appears to have led black women to mate with whites, further diluting the black population. Many other black Argentines fled to neighboring Brazil and Uruguay, which were viewed as somewhat more hospitable to them.

    Others claim something more nefarious at work.

    It has been alleged that the president of Argentina from 1868 to 1874, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, sought to wipe out blacks from the country in a policy of covert genocide through extremely repressive policies (including possibly the forced recruitment of Africans into the army and by forcing blacks to remain in neighborhoods where disease would decimate them in the absence of adequate health care).”

    http://m.ibtimes.com/blackout-how-argentina-eliminated-africans-its-history-conscience-1289381

    Mar 05th, 2015 - 12:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #34
    Can you enlighten me as to what treaty was signed in 1615 (400 years ago) ?

    Mar 05th, 2015 - 09:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    400 or 300 years ago...it is the same
    how old were you at that time, grandpa?

    Mar 05th, 2015 - 02:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #37
    Not quite that old but infinitely wiser than you. You cannot see the difference between 300/400.... a sure sign of the great deficiencies in Argentine education.

    If you ever had to go in front of a court with your sloppy attitude, you would be made to look the fool you are.

    Mar 05th, 2015 - 06:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    paulcedron,
    You are an oxygen-thief.
    Please stop breathing other people's air, immediately.
    Gracias.

    Mar 05th, 2015 - 09:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    300 or 400 years does not change the fact that that treaty cannot be respected now in 2015.
    that treaty established that england could occupy gibraltar.
    and that treaty established that england could trade slaves from the “indias”.
    you need more proof to understand that what a pair of drunk kings signed 300 years ago was pure shite?

    Mar 05th, 2015 - 10:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    40 Pablo - simpleton-Said-Drone

    “300 or 400 years does not change the fact that that treaty cannot be respected now in 2015.”

    Sorry, El Perry Masono - you are sadly deluded if you think you can arbitrarily decide which treaties and historical precedents you wish to disregard.

    I choose to disregard the ownership papers to your dinosaur of a motorcycle - its too old, and I could make better use of it.

    How's that???

    Mar 05th, 2015 - 10:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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