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"Russia trades it's fighter jets with beef and wheat from Argentina : UK outraged"

Discussion in 'The Americas' started by HMS Astute, Dec 28, 2014.

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  1. HMS Astute

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    President Putin’s visit to Argentina in July laid the groundwork for exchanging Russian military hardware for wheat, beef and other goods Moscow needs due to EU food embargoes. The deal involves a lease/lend of 12 Sukhoi Su-24 supersonic, all-weather attack aircraft.

    They are ageing but Nato still regards what it codenames “Fencers” as “super-fighters”, with their 2,000-mile range and laser-guided missiles. Russia has been increasing its links with Argentina since 2010, when it provided two Mi17 assault helicopters which are in service with the 7th Air Force Brigade. Buenos Aires needs to replace its decrepit fighter fleet but its attempts over the past two years have failed so far.

    In October, defence minister Agustin Rossi announced the purchase of 24 Saab Gripen fighters, which were to be provided by Brazil, which has just purchased 36, but Whitehall squashed the deal as some of the jet’s parts are made in the UK Tensions over the islands resurfaced after exploratory seabed drilling revealed the promise of an oil bonanza.
     
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    sam2012 Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Mate this is obvious right? West sanctions russia and sipports ukraine Russia being an military power would respond im one way or other , Argentina is one way

    Soon they might engage North korea and Iran to their advantage this is Cold war-2
     
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    DrSomnath999 Major RESEARCHER

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    thats unusual from Russia .

    but i have heard that Argentine was interested in JF 17 also

    CHEERS
     
  4. Paliwal Warrior

    Paliwal Warrior Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    why dont we propose barter system

    cotton fabrics denim
    chemicals drugs
    foods seafood dairy etc
     
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    m2monty Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    India should help them too.
     
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    Skinny cows with no meat? Doubt you can make burger or steak out of them.
     
  7. GUNS-N- ROSES

    GUNS-N- ROSES Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    I am willing to ignore ur comment knowing that ur knowledge of India is purely superficial.

    Argentina has asked for India's help through backdoor (football diplomacy to be accurate) diplomacy and India has denied it. u might as well keep a good opinion on our good relations.
     
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    Anish Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    A dozen aged Su-24? What's Russia playing at exactly? That is nothing against the assets RAF has at Mt. Pleasant.

    What is going to give air cover to these planes?

    The Argentinians are really desperate for winged flying objects. Russia should atleast sell them some old Mig-31's which are up for retirement to complement these ground attack/maritime strike Su-24. Would give the Argentinians a fighting chance if their pilots are any good.
     
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    Do you think Argentina is in a position to re-invade/take the falkland militarily?

    It seems to me that argentina president is like a desperate monkey that just got a coconut.
     
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    the pirate eats beef?

    According to official figures from the government’s Family Food report, the poorest 10 percent of the UK population – around 6.4 million people – aren’t eating enough food to maintain their body weight.

    The report, published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, found that some 6.4 million people ate just 1,997 calories a day last year. Guidelines stipulate that people should consume at least 2,080 calories to maintain a healthy lifestyle, the Independent on Sunday reports.

    “The data absolutely shocked me. What it shows is for the first time since the Second World War, if you are poor you cannot afford to eat sufficient calories," said Chris Goodall, an award-winning author who writes about energy.

    However, in the period after the Second World War, although there was rationing until 1954, many people grew their own vegetables and there wasn’t a culture of low-in-nutrition fast and frozen foods.

    He also pointed out the widening gap in Britain between the rich and the poor. In 2001/2002, there was little difference between the amount of calories eaten by the rich and the poor, with the richest 10 percent eating about 4 percent more calories than the poorest. But by 2013 that had surged to 15 Millions of impoverished Britons malnourished – report — RT UK
     
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    the British pirates talk about threat, what a buffoon:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    soldiers who downed 3 British helicopters in 1982 during the Malvinas war
     
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    for more insights on this - to understand this issue

    pl read the

    Sauravjhas book - the nexus
    and

    sauravjhas tweets on this subject - the nexus between - food water & energy
     
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