Tuesday, May 10, 2016

USS Florida.

This is coolbert:

NATO versus NATO?

Think within the sovereignty issues surrounding the Rock of Gibraltar and the contested claims regarding same.

"Royal Navy fires warning shots at tiny Spanish ship ‘hassling’ 18,000-ton US nuclear sub"

"British sailors have fired warning shots at a Spanish Guardia Civil vessel which they claim was hassling the 560-ft-long USS Florida nuclear submarine docking in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar".

"The incident, which occurred in April but was only reported on Thursday, saw the Royal Navy deploy an attack vessel, HMS Sabre, which then shot flares across the bow of the 20-ton Spanish vessel Rio Cedena."

"This is not only a very dangerous game for the Spanish to play but it is unbecoming of a NATO ally to treat the US Navy with such contempt.'”

. . . .

"Though Britain considers Gibraltar an overseas territory under the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht, Spain has never relinquished its claim."

USS Florida an Ohio class submarine that has been converted to fire cruise missiles. NO longer fires the Trident ICBM. Florida can fire Tomahawk missiles PRESUMABLE NONE OF WHICH ARE CARRYING AN ATOMIC WARHEAD. I just do not know! I had originally thought this action might be a possible compromise of nuclear weaponry [even an action that precludes the use of such weapons is considered a compromise in the broadest sense of the word] but this does not appear to be so! But rather too close nonetheless.


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