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Re: [coldwarcomms] US Aid to Republic of Georgia

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  • james kester
    What if Minsk arbitrarily decides they want Poland back? ... From: Ron Subject: [coldwarcomms] US Aid to Republic of Georgia To:
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      What if Minsk arbitrarily decides they want Poland back?

      --- On Fri, 8/22/08, Ron <rojoha@...> wrote:
      From: Ron <rojoha@...>
      Subject: [coldwarcomms] US Aid to Republic of Georgia
      To: coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, August 22, 2008, 1:46 PM











      Per CNN < http://www.cnn com/2008/ WORLD/europe/ 08/20/navy. georgia.aid/ index.html > the US has 3 ships available to bring Humanitarian aid to Georgia, if requested by the Georgians. However only 2 were allowed into the Black Sea by Turkey. The Navy destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74, an Arleigh Burke Guided Missile Destroyer) and USCG Cutter Dallas (WHEC 760, a High Endurance Cutter) were cleared into the Black Sea but the USS Mt. Whittney (LCC/JCC 20, A Blue Ridge Class Command Ship and The current Flag ship of the US Sixth Fleet) ) was not granted permission to enter the Black Sea. The Mt. Whitneys web site identifies it " As the most sophisticated Command, Control, Communications, Computer, and Intelligence (C4I) ship ever commissioned, MTW incorporates various elements of the most advanced C4I equipment and gives the embarked Joint Task Force Commander the capability to effectively command widely dispersed air, ground and maritime
      units in an integrated fashion."

      Wonder if it's because the Mt. Whitney not only has lots of MREs and the ability to make 100K gallons of fresh H2O each day, but its electronic spectrum vacuum cleaner capabilities that might be the deal breaker? Maybe the Bear dropped a word to it's Turkish neighbors on how it would feel about having such a nosey visitor in the neighborhood at the moment? Or maybe they don't want the purloined HUMMWVs reposessed? I thought the Turks were sorta on our side of the ledger?

      Shades of the old days, eh?

      Regards, Ron





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