US intends to deploy troops in Crete


The United States has achieved its goal - American military installations with a high degree of probability will soon cover the island of Crete, which will allow controlling the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea.


Washington has recently been exploring various options, intending to deploy its troops to the region. Earlier, at the end of 2018, the Russian Foreign Ministry warned the Republic of Cyprus against deploying units of the American army.

There is information about the active study by the Americans of the possibilities of building up their military presence in Cyprus.


In response, it was stated that "we are not looking for militarization." Unable to break into Cyprus, the Pentagon found a workaround.

Against the backdrop of the escalation of tension between Greece and Turkey on October 5, the agreement on defense cooperation concluded between Athens and Washington was adjusted. However, the details of the amendments were unknown until recently.

They were disclosed only after the introduction of a bill on December 23 in the Greek parliament for approval. In essence, the new arrangements will allow the US military to use all of the Greek military facilities located on the island of Crete. According to experts, with the growing conflict between Athens and Ankara, ratification is formal.

It should be noted that the failed deployment of troops in Cyprus, which is the "underbelly" of the Levant, would be more advantageous from a strategic point of view.
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  1. Mytholog 26 December 2019 02: 23 New
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    Nimble crooks.
    The tensions with Turkey started a little - they are already expanding in Greece.
    It is clear that they are looking east, on the Syrian coast.
    But how smartly they work, bastards ...
    1. bessmertniy 26 December 2019 03: 17 New
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      This is clearly in the peak of Turkey, which announced that it might ask the Americans from Incirlik base. In principle, being able to place airplanes in Turkey, neither Cyprus nor Crete are relevant to the Americans. But, if they are really squeezed out of Turkey, then it will be very important for them to cling to some island. It is clear that the Greeks, in the wake of intensifying the confrontation with Turkey, will without any problems provide the Amers with plots for bases. what
      1. Dmitry Gundorov 26 December 2019 08: 12 New
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        Turkey will never ask anyone from the base, just recently, the Americans signed a contract with Turkish companies for the maintenance and modernization of Figs.
        1. Snake catcher 26 December 2019 17: 09 New
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          Quote: Dmitry Gundorov
          Turkey will never ask anyone from the base, just recently, the Americans signed a contract with Turkish companies for the maintenance and modernization of Figs.

          Never say never ... hi It’s not yet evening, NATO is bursting at the seams and in general it’s very difficult to predict anything now .. The world is changing before our eyes and this is not a small merit of Russia!
          We can’t sit still in our restless soul. soldier
  2. Victor_B 26 December 2019 02: 39 New
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    Brothers are Greeks (although they are not brothers at all) and brothers are Bulgarians and other Slavs, having lifted up their pants, crap Russia.
    Although if it were not for Syria (and, apparently, Libya), then hell would be with them in the Mediterranean Sea.
    1. Siberia 75 26 December 2019 07: 17 New
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      Quote: Victor_B
      Brothers are Greeks (although they are not brothers at all) and brothers are Bulgarians and other Slavs, having lifted up their pants, crap Russia.

      "rejecting - offer (s)"
      What now can Russia offer to "little brothers" and not to little brothers. They are in the EU and NATO.
      Russia itself needs to be strengthened, both in the military and in the economic sphere. Then, in our opinion, they will listen more carefully
      1. Victor_B 26 December 2019 08: 24 New
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        Quote: Siberia 75
        What now can Russia offer to "little brothers" and not to little brothers.

        You probably wanted to write - HOW MUCH?
        Quote: Siberia 75
        They are in the EU and NATO.

        Well, the Greeks, let’s say, a long time ago, but they have never been such enemies of Russia as the British and Poles.
        But for the Bulgarians - "bros" insulting.
        And do not talk about the leadership / government / elites, their brothers themselves chose and HOW they will show off against Russia perfectly represented.
      2. knn54 26 December 2019 10: 59 New
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        The site in the Gulf of the Court was acquired before the revolution by the Russian company of shipping and trade (ROPiT). However, after the revolution, Russian property abroad was forgotten, and the ROPiT company ceased to exist at all. Taking advantage of this, one of the Greek businessmen pocketed this territory, and later it was transferred by the authorities to the Americans under their naval base.
        So legally, you can require the Yankees to get out of Russian soil.
  3. Cowbra 26 December 2019 02: 46 New
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    So do not 3,14zdTE.
    Troop deployment in Crete - war with Turkey
    1. Same lech 26 December 2019 03: 27 New
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      Troop deployment in Crete - war with Turkey

      I’m not thinking ... it’s rather a consequence of Erdogan’s policy, who bought the S-400 from Russia ... maybe the bases of the Americans stationed in Turkey will be transferred to Crete ... along with nuclear weapons away from sin.
      The ambitions of the Turks are growing, they want more influence in this region ... the Americans, as always, are trying to stake out the tidbits for their troops.
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  5. Rostislav Bely 26 December 2019 03: 35 New
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    Strange as it may seem, Israel will be extreme (closest to the zone of confrontation), since it is possible in Syria that we will strengthen air defense forces including automation, over-the-horizon radars, electronic warfare forces, etc. ... countermeasures will be modernized, so to speak, and improve in conditions close to combat, increase the arms market
  6. Ross xnumx 26 December 2019 04: 51 New
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    US intends to deploy troops in Crete

    Intend and place two big differences, as their partners say.
    Judging by the situation in the world, the time is approaching when American military bases on foreign territory will be maintained either solely at the expense of the owners, with a surcharge to the owners, or under an incredible economic and political oppression.
  7. Cowbra 26 December 2019 04: 56 New
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    Post you anything. See here:
    1. Krasnodar 26 December 2019 05: 44 New
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      Favorite, permanent store? laughing
      1. pru-pavel 26 December 2019 08: 14 New
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        Print more of these photos, and you can no longer be afraid of anything.
  8. orionvitt 26 December 2019 05: 06 New
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    The United States has succeeded

    Yes, it was worth a lot of work. The Greeks, like the Baltic states with all sorts of Ukraine, Poland and Georgia, jump out of their pants so that the Americans deploy their bases. They live by the principle, did not lick the owner on time - the day was gone.
  9. rotmistr60 26 December 2019 06: 25 New
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    The Americans, using the tension between Greece and Turkey and in retaliation for the acquisition of the S-400, were the last to quickly go ahead and explain to the spineless Greeks how “beneficial” it was for them. And Greece’s policy towards Russia has changed dramatically over the past year. This is the search for Russian spies, and Russian intervention (it is not clear what?), And the positive attitude of some hierarchs of the Greek church to the church schism in Ukraine. Therefore, it is not surprising if soon Russophobic speeches will come from Greece.
  10. Karaul14 26 December 2019 08: 00 New
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    Not surprisingly, most countries are not against US military bases, since this is a guarantee of security and peace, there is no need to think about the resolution for a long time.
    It will not be so with the Russians. Ukraine was one of the few countries that had a Russian military base on its territory - the base of the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, which has become with its territories, I think there is no need to comment. Therefore, even Lukashenko against the military bases of the Russian Federation in Belarus, only inveterate dictators who fight against their people and who have nothing to lose - Assad, Maduro and others agree.
    1. Alexey RA 26 December 2019 13: 47 New
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      Quote: Karaul14
      Not surprisingly, most countries are not against US military bases, as this is the key to security and peace.

      Yeah ... tell Erdogan about this. Pomnitsa, in Turkey, the rebels after an unsuccessful coup tried to hide on an American base.
      You can also tell Panama about the guarantee of security and peace.
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      Therefore, even Lukashenko against the military bases of the Russian Federation in Belarus

      The AHL is not against the military bases of the Russian Federation in Belarus themselves — they already exist there. AHL just wants non-zero, that is, for nothing to get everything that Russia planned to place on these bases: why do you need a base, give it all to us, and we will protect you.
      Quote: Karaul14
      Ukraine was one of the few countries that had a Russian military base on its territory - the base of the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, which has become with its territories, I think there is no need to comment.

      In a similar situation, the USA did not even need bases - they organized an independent Texas Republic on Mexican territory without them. And then they attacked Mexico, eventually turning the puppet republic into another state.
  11. Forest 26 December 2019 08: 35 New
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    Having such a debt and another base to open, well done let them open a dozen more there)
  12. Professor 26 December 2019 11: 18 New
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    It should be noted that the failed deployment of troops in Cyprus, which is the "underbelly" of the Levant, would be more advantageous from a strategic point of view.

    In Cyprus, the British base is located on British territory. What has that changed? request
  13. Jarserge 26 December 2019 17: 34 New
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    Greece has problems with the economy ... debts. Someone crucified that the Greeks are friends of Russia. The same as the Bulgarians and others ..... Money does not smell
  14. Zaurbek 26 December 2019 20: 54 New
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    On about. Crete was a US base. I walked there somehow and discovered this object.