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Originally posted by zeetroyman
DukeEligos, its on marine traffic, im looking at it now. Exactly where it should be:
Scottish NE coast. Im sure my buddies on the rigs will enjoy the excitement.
Originally posted by jrmcleod
OK first things first, the MV Alead IS NOT a Russian vessel. The media would love for you all to believe that she is when infact she is NOT.
I work in the marine industry for a company who owns over 300 vessels operating worldwide.
For those of you who don't know, every vessel has a "flag", this flag is the country which the vessel must conform with i.e. the regulations of the US if she was US Flagged and so on.
The MV Alaed is flagged by Netherlands Antilles, a small country in the Caribbean, She is a Netherlands Antilles vessel, not Russian.
At present she is sitting OUT OF BRITISH WATERS to the West of North Rona, about 44 miles from the Outer Hebrides.
This is another PERFECT example of how the media would love for you all to believe that she is Russian. She may be taking things from Russia but she is not Russian.
Location of MV Alaed
Flag of MV Alaed
MV Alaed Details
The last port she was in was Helsingborg in Sweden. If there were issues, she should have been stopped there when she had a Port State Inspection.
This whole thing reeks of PR
Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
reply to post by TritonTaranis
Your twisting of words, personal insults, and derailments of the topic are pathetic to say the least but I will humor you one last time.
I said there were similarities to Afghanistan, in form of foreign backed regime change. You should look up the Project for a New American Century (PNAC) they are doing everything they said they would. You are missing out on the bigger picture my friend. Do your research before you come on here making a fool of yourself.
Also, for you to call the Free Syrian Army "peaceful protesters" is laughable.
Now have a good day.
Originally posted by GrandHeretic
Then there is C) get irrationally hosed and give the POTUS an ultimatum.....
Originally posted by MDDoxs
reply to post by jrmcleod
Thank you for the great insight!
I have a bit of an unrelated question/off topic but is still relevant.
How long do you believe that for, military purposes, the sea be a vital transportation route and in your opinion is control of the sea still as vital for military/commercial intervention as it was back in 1940's.
Please note i realize you may not be an military expert, but i would like to get your viewpoint based on your current and past experiences.
edit on 19-6-2012 by MDDoxs because: (no reason given)