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This is what we are here for! US "unfrozen" Keflavik base in Iceland

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The United States “unfroze” its Keflavik air base in Iceland. US anti-submarine aircraft taking off from the air base again began patrolling the waters of the North Atlantic in search of Russian submarines, Warspot reports, citing Deutsche Welle


This is what we are here for! US "unfrozen" Keflavik base in Iceland


During the Cold War, the Keflavik base served to track down Soviet submarines, as well as to intercept strategic bombers. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the United States gradually reduced the number of base personnel, officially it stopped working in the 2006 year.

In 2014, people from Washington called me. They wanted to visit the base and then return some staff here. I did not ask questions because I was used to such things. This is what we are here for.
- told the commander of the base Keflavik captain John Goodnesson.

Previously, Keflavik could hold American soldiers to 3000, but now the base will not work at full capacity. It is known that the US Department of Defense allocated $ 14,4 million to restore the base. During the modernization, it is planned to re-equip the hangar under the P-8 Poseidon aircraft, which previously had a P-3 Orion.
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  1. Maz
    Maz April 30 2018 06: 42
    +26
    Strong frosts, heavy snowfalls, frequent snowstorms and blizzards to our partners. laughing
    1. Masya masya
      Masya masya April 30 2018 06: 43
      +4
      forgot the blizzard ... wink
    2. bald
      bald April 30 2018 07: 16
      +10
      They forgot about the main thing - plentiful dusting with ash, from numerous volcanoes - enough to sleep.
      1. Vitaly Anisimov
        Vitaly Anisimov April 30 2018 07: 24
        +4
        The United States is afraid of Russia .. And this is very good, so we are reborn!
        1. bald
          bald April 30 2018 07: 36
          +2
          Happy Vitali! good
          1. Vitaly Anisimov
            Vitaly Anisimov April 30 2018 08: 29
            +1
            Quote: bald
            Happy Vitali! good

            And you, Vladimir! The USA is becoming impudent, afraid that they will have to answer for everything ..
            1. bald
              bald April 30 2018 08: 50
              +4
              Here we say, they say they do not care - aaa no, otherwise they would not have fussed. They are in the international arena, driven themselves into quicksand - let them twitch.
      2. gippernano
        gippernano 2 May 2018 05: 59
        +1
        And the movements of the earth's crust characteristic of this area
    3. APASUS
      APASUS April 30 2018 10: 01
      +4
      Quote: Maz
      Strong frosts, heavy snowfalls, frequent snowstorms and blizzards to our partners. laughing

      This is Iceland, what are the frosts?
      Weather in Iceland in winter
      In winter, cold strong winds are widespread throughout this state. In December, the darkest time comes in Iceland, when daylight hours last no more than five hours. This is more than compensated in June, when the time comes for white nights. In general, the weather in Iceland is mild and windy in winter. The coldest month of the winter season is January, at this time on the coast the temperature in the daytime is from 0 to 2 degrees Celsius, and at night it is minus 3-4.
      1. just exp
        just exp April 30 2018 11: 23
        +1
        golfstream?
  2. Simon
    Simon April 30 2018 06: 45
    +4
    It looks like they are getting ready to control the Arctic!
    1. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg April 30 2018 11: 21
      +2
      Quote: Simon
      It looks like they are getting ready to control the Arctic!


      The word "control" must be written in quotation marks. They won’t really control anything, but again they will spoil Iceland. Of course, they will spoil it.
    2. Lelek
      Lelek April 30 2018 22: 13
      0
      Quote: Simon
      It looks like they are getting ready to control the Arctic!

      hi
      Well, yes, they also announced the program of seizure of the Northern Sea Route from Russia, and our Arctic affairs through the MO line are like a cactus under their tail.
  3. Masya masya
    Masya masya April 30 2018 06: 47
    +1
    Now the base will not work at full capacity

    why? $ 14,4 million will not be enough?
    1. just exp
      just exp April 30 2018 11: 24
      +2
      enough for the opening party with blackjack and frivolous girls.
      sawn the rest later.
      appetite comes with eating.
    2. Lelek
      Lelek April 30 2018 22: 16
      +1
      Quote: Masya Masya
      why? $ 14,4 million will not be enough?

      hi
      An order of magnitude more they will tear off NATO members and even return these $ 14,4 million. The experience of blackmail is huge.
  4. svp67
    svp67 April 30 2018 06: 50
    0
    During the Cold War, the Keflavik base was used to track down Soviet submarines, as well as to intercept strategic bombers.

    They will do the same now
    In 2014, people from Washington called me. They wanted to go to the base and then return some staff here.
    I wonder what month of 2014 this happened when Washington ALREADY started the “new cold war”
  5. Lerych
    Lerych April 30 2018 06: 56
    +1
    New Earth. Not far from me. Kuzkin Mother forgot?
  6. Yak28
    Yak28 April 30 2018 07: 47
    +4
    Our poor-minded characters, all bases in different countries were abandoned forever, and smart people canned, so that later they would return
  7. Zomanus
    Zomanus April 30 2018 08: 19
    +1
    Well, in general, nothing new. We are getting stronger
    the enemy begins to respond adequately to us.
    Interestingly, SOSUS is still in service?)))
  8. Zomanus
    Zomanus April 30 2018 08: 20
    +3
    Quote: Yak28
    Our poor-minded characters, all bases in different countries were abandoned forever, and smart people canned, so that later they would return

    This is because we lost the Cold War to them. And they respectively won it.
  9. Wizard_57
    Wizard_57 April 30 2018 08: 48
    +3
    Quote: Yak28
    Our poor-minded characters, all bases in different countries were abandoned forever, and smart people canned, so that later they would return

    In 2008, Iceland’s President Olafur Ragnar Grimson offered Moscow the Keflavik airbase. It belonged to the United States until 2006. Grimson ... officially offered Russia the Keflavik military base. Grimson hoped that an air base would be useful in Moscow, where American troops were stationed from 1951 to 2006. "The president expressed his thoughts to the Russian ambassador, who was" a little surprised and smiling. "According to Grimson, Iceland does not need a base."
  10. Olddetractor
    Olddetractor April 30 2018 09: 09
    +1
    Quote: Zomanus
    Interestingly, SOSUS is still in service?)))

    SOSUS is working, And yes, "re-conservation" has begun
  11. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov April 30 2018 09: 23
    0
    In the USSR, there is also much that is “preserved until the right moment” and is well preserved (not all of course, many were blown up and looted in the wild 90s) Especially a lot in the Arctic and the impassable taiga ..
  12. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh April 30 2018 09: 26
    +4
    "US Air Force Keflavik officially ceased operations in 2006" ////
    "In 2014, people from Washington called me. They wanted to go to the base and then return some staff here." ////

    What I wrote several times already.
    Obama closed almost all American bases in Europe,
    brought tanks out. NATO was on the verge of self-dissolution.
    But in 2014, Russia so successfully “rose from its knees” that NATO was saved. smile
    Geopolitics... fellow
    1. ventel
      ventel April 30 2018 09: 43
      +1
      And you will not prove this to patriots by thinking at the level of slogans.
      1. midivan
        midivan April 30 2018 11: 07
        +3
        Quote: ventel
        And you will not prove this to patriots by thinking at the level of slogans.

        You would have changed the ensign for a start, otherwise your statement would look ridiculous, well, at least it would be in Polish, and then it didn’t go where. yes
        1. ventel
          ventel April 30 2018 12: 05
          +2
          I, unlike some, do not hide under Soviet flags. And secondly, the head is given not only to eat but also to think. And better to read a person who says smart things not the same one other than labels and the fact that different Solovyovs and Co. are on TV you vparivayut.
          1. midivan
            midivan 1 May 2018 13: 34
            0
            Quote: ventel
            And better to read a man who says smart things

            I read and respect Aleksey with pleasure, but there is one thing, but I don’t listen to the recipes of a person who treats the back who walks hunched over (allegory, for some people understand it too literally), do you really consider Israeli politics to be the standard of wisdom? I do not, when beautiful girls are forced to run with weapons for me this is the land. And would you like to tell me that -
            Quote: ventel
            the head is given not only to eat but to think

            Did you think a lot there? I guess what you wanted to say, but there are too many examples from life, there’s nothing to think about, I’m talking with Ukrainians and now I have a bus with your numbers for repair, I listen to them, and Solovyov once a month, there is someone to listen to, too I listen to everyone, and I believe everyone, I trust not everyone wink PS I apologize for the late reply, work.
            1. omit
              omit 1 May 2018 13: 52
              0
              midivan
              "beautiful girls are forced to run with weapons"
              And you continue to squeeze out Jews to Israel there, then there will be girls to replace ke. good laughing
              1. midivan
                midivan 1 May 2018 14: 05
                0
                Quote: omit
                And you continue to squeeze out Jews to Israel there, then there will be girls to replace ke.

                Yes, our times are more beautiful wink it offends me for you, but who squeezes? Well, it was not superfluous to shoot some, yes. But let's say I worked like it was time in Moscow (now in the Moscow region) Forest lane, you can check it is not big, there was a Jewish bakery on the contrary, there were very good people, there were good relations and no one oppressed them, and the words weren’t bad he said.
            2. ventel
              ventel 1 May 2018 21: 11
              0
              Think of my advice to you with your own head and don’t believe everyone, even if your government tells you the atom will pass the time and you’ll be in berets and not defend your homeland but the interests of the state in another country. After all, when Zhirinovsky says that Ukrainians need to be deported to Magadan, an audience applauds for him Russians for such a nation, there is no Ukrainian, only Little Russia.
              1. midivan
                midivan 1 May 2018 21: 34
                0
                Quote: ventel
                My advice to you is to think with your head and do not believe everyone

                To believe does not mean not to think wink and not have an opinion, let alone agree.
                Quote: ventel
                even if your government tells you the atom will pass the time and you are already in berets and not defend your homeland but the interests of the state in another country.

                Health does not allow me to be in berets in another country, it remains only to my homeland if that. According to you, poor Americans, how many berets in other countries protect the interests of the state
                Quote: ventel
                After all, when Zhirinovsky says that Ukrainians need to be deported to Magadan, the audience applauds him

                I don’t agree with him, those who go zigzag and pray for the bandar must be hung up for a start, and there you will see someone in Magadan.
                Quote: ventel
                for you Russians such a nation does not exist; the Ukrainian is only a Little Russia.

                Little Russia is Russian, but what can you do a lot of Ukrainians died in the 14m, but the evil fascist revived in proportion to the dead.
                1. ventel
                  ventel 1 May 2018 21: 55
                  0
                  In what if not the second faction in the Russian parliament. You may not agree, but some part of the population agrees. You are also being zigzagged on the Russian March, but they don’t hang anyone, they even guard and do not send him to Magadan. At 14-16, too, many were scattered, only your media died, it made a fool of yourself that in Ukraine the fascists were rushing to fight for the Russian peace and save the Russian world and that as a result, death and grief on both sides.
    2. midivan
      midivan April 30 2018 11: 05
      +5
      Quote: voyaka uh
      But in 2014, Russia so successfully “rose from its knees” that NATO was saved.
      Geopolitics...

      It was necessary to give the Crimea under the state base and NATO would develop?
    3. just exp
      just exp April 30 2018 11: 26
      +3
      But what did Russia do wrong in 2014?
  13. Comrade Beria
    Comrade Beria April 30 2018 12: 20
    +4
    Base no keбLovek, and Keфshop.
  14. andron-30
    andron-30 April 30 2018 19: 39
    0
    the Yankees began to move, they began to feel the pressure of the steel; it’s not for you to keep the dogs in the 90s in the wind, otherwise they will quickly clean the pig.
  15. Div Divich
    Div Divich 1 May 2018 21: 56
    0
    Most interestingly, the United States is responding to ongoing actions within Russia.

    This means that they are closely monitoring Russia, and they come up with resistance for every action.
    They can be controlled ... Put several residential blocks near Alaska, and they will build another military base, simulate violent activity there, so they drag the floor of the army there, let them freeze. And our frost is the usual thing, a good salary, five meals a day, a bathhouse, and you get a resort.
  16. gippernano
    gippernano 2 May 2018 06: 11
    0
    Not every place on earth attracts the inquiring gaze of rocketers. Just extraordinary, what an attractive target.