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  • Anyone know anything about the Russians conducting a CFE inspection recently?

    I don't have many details, but apparently not too long ago, the Russians declared they were conducting a surprise inspection of the Irish Defense Forces pursuant to the CFE. They provided 24 hours notice, and then some chaps arrived at Dublin Airport to be taken around the Curragh, Baldonnel, and whatnot.

    Now, it's probable they just wanted a holiday, and Ireland looked like a nice place, but does anyone have any knowledge of exactly what it was they were asking to look for?

    NTM
    Driver, tracks, troops.... Drive and adjust!!

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    whats a CFE
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

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    • #3
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_...rces_in_Europe

      Strangely, Ireland seems to be nothing whatsoever to do with this agreement, so the Russians should have been told where to stick it.

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      • #4
        They must be planning an invasion....


        Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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        • #5
          I do remember (I think) a photo & brief bit about it in An Cosantoir.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DeV View Post
            I do remember (I think) a photo & brief bit about it in An Cosantoir.
            What the invasion?.....













            Dr. Venture: Why is it every time I need to get somewhere, we get waylaid by jackassery?

            Dr. Venture: Dean, you smell like a whore

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            • #7
              Barry is right though, I don't believe we are part of it.....but best to be on the safe side and keep them away from the secret airbase in you know where
              Dr. Venture: Why is it every time I need to get somewhere, we get waylaid by jackassery?

              Dr. Venture: Dean, you smell like a whore

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              • #8
                when they invade, were are we gonna put all the prisoners we capture?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Barry View Post
                  Strangely, Ireland seems to be nothing whatsoever to do with this agreement, so the Russians should have been told where to stick it.
                  Don't take Wikipedia for the be-all and end-all.

                  Ireland has been subject to the CFE since late 1999, give or take: The various treaties/legislation to permit Irish participation in NATO missions under the Partnership for Peace (eg Kosovo, Afghanistan) also make Ireland subject to the CFE and inspections thereto. It apparently caused quite a surprise when the Russians announced their intention to visit, I don't think anyone bothered to think about that consequence.

                  NTM
                  Driver, tracks, troops.... Drive and adjust!!

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                  • #10
                    You mean wikipedia lied to me? *runs off in tears*

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                    • #11
                      Maybe they heard about us stockpiling tanks and fighter jets.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by cooley View Post
                        Maybe they heard about us stockpiling tanks and fighter jets.
                        Abbeyshrule AFB ??

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                        • #13
                          We can keep all the prisoners in Leitrim or somewhere else that nobody admits living in!!!
                          Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Barry View Post
                            You mean wikipedia lied to me? *runs off in tears*
                            lied, betrayed, exploited, used, had its way with, and abandoned you, and humiliated you in front of the lads (just remeber it'll be ok)
                            But there's no danger
                            It's a professional career
                            Though it could be arranged
                            With just a word in Mr. Churchill's ear
                            If you're out of luck you're out of work
                            We could send you to johannesburg.

                            (Elvis Costello, Olivers Army)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by hptmurphy View Post
                              We can keep all the prisoners in Leitrim or somewhere else that nobody admits living in!!!

                              So THATS why leitrim is so violent... all those POW's trying to escape :P

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