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"Instead of Turkey": the United States strengthens military cooperation with Greece

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The United States is expanding military cooperation with Greece amid cooling relations with Turkey. According to Contra Magazin, the United States is looking for a new location for its military bases.


Greek Defense Minister Nikos Panayotopoulos stated that military cooperation between the United States and Greece has reached "unprecedented heights." Washington and Athens are planning to sign a new security treaty this summer that will provide Americans with new opportunities to conduct military activities on Greek territory.

According to military analysts, the United States is looking for a new place in the Mediterranean to locate its military bases due to disagreements with Turkey. Against this background, Greece, which is in "tense relations" with Turkey, despite the fact that both countries are members of NATO, is ready to become an alternative for the Americans. It is not excluded that the US military is already looking out for a place in Greece for the deployment of the military contingent withdrawn from the Turkish military base Incirlik.

However, while Turkey is silent, and the Americans continue to operate the Turkish airbase. An American missile defense radar is also deployed in Turkey.

Another reason for the "friendship" between the United States and Greece may be the strengthening of the positions of Russia and China in the region, which Washington is trying to prevent. According to the Greek Minister of Defense, Russia's military presence in the region has recently increased, while China is strengthening its financial presence. To curb this, the Americans have significantly increased the number of operations from Greek bases in the past three years.

To date, the American MQ-9 Reaper attack drones are deployed in Greece. In addition, the port of Alexandroupoli is used to rotate US troops in Europe.
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  1. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 17 May 2021 10: 00
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    And what is this yacht in the photo?
    1. isv000
      isv000 17 May 2021 12: 37
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      Abramovich ...
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 17 May 2021 12: 41
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        Yes, it looks more like for Musk, he loves such an exclusive, so that he is a super duper and the only one in the world.
    2. Pandiurin
      Pandiurin 19 May 2021 20: 52
      +1
      Quote: tralflot1832
      And what is this yacht in the photo?

      Partly "yacht" is a high-speed secret auxiliary transport - landing ship.
      The main civilian crew is subordinate to the military.

      USNS yuma T-EPF-8
  2. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 17 May 2021 10: 05
    +1
    Money is needed to maintain the base. When will their printing press break down?
    1. Intruder
      Intruder 17 May 2021 11: 31
      -4
      When will their printing press break down?
      Do not be afraid, your great-grandchildren will still have these sweet bucks to print .. laughing
    2. isv000
      isv000 17 May 2021 12: 39
      -1
      The Greeks will pay, the Poles can be consulted ...
  3. Anar
    Anar 17 May 2021 10: 05
    +5
    Although there will be a new base on Mars, whatever one may say, in order to pass through the strait, you need to ask permission from Turkey ... At the moment, both the United States and Russia benefit from the fact that the wrong country does not have full control over the strait.
    1. ProkletyiPirat
      ProkletyiPirat 17 May 2021 10: 10
      +2
      Quote: Anar
      At the moment, both the United States and Russia benefit from the fact that the wrong country does not have full control over the strait.

      This is not only beneficial for the United States and the Russian Federation, it is IN GENERAL beneficial to EVERYONE, since in the event of "incapacity" it is possible to strengthen the enemy and gain profit by the wrong hands.
    2. Intruder
      Intruder 17 May 2021 11: 33
      -4
      At the moment, both the United States and Russia benefit from the fact that the wrong country does not have full control over the strait.
      Full control is and will be, especially in the straits, the Kingston will open on two container ships and "block" this strait, as recently the Suez "sausage", from only one thing, and you will have to prostrate before the Sultan and ask ... his permission! wink
  4. prior
    prior 17 May 2021 10: 14
    +1
    Greece is put in a twine pose.
    Curious how this will end? recourse
    Probably not only torn pants ... request
    After the US leaves Turkey for Greece, relations between the latter will clearly not improve.
    1. bayard
      bayard 17 May 2021 14: 22
      +1
      Quote: prior
      After the US leaves Turkey for Greece, relations between the latter will clearly not improve.

      Yes, they have a long-standing relationship like Hezbollah has with Israel.
  5. Prisoner
    Prisoner 17 May 2021 10: 15
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    "Lucky" for the Greeks. And so they did not live very well, now there will be a completely edge.
    1. Pavlos Melas
      Pavlos Melas 17 May 2021 16: 03
      +1
      "Lucky" for the Greeks. And so they did not live very well, now there will be a completely edge.

      And why did the Greeks come to the edge, how did you come to this conclusion?
      1. parkello
        parkello 17 May 2021 16: 28
        +2
        Pavle. You see. The less they understand something. The louder the screeching and barking. I like what people write about the Greeks and Greece who neither know Greeks nor have ever been to Greece laughing , so at random and anyhow INTO, the main thing is to write .. but what .. it's not important .. the main thing is to pour the slops under the sly and woo-ala mse.grand pardon alla ce la vie so laughing
        1. pytar
          pytar 17 May 2021 17: 10
          +2
          those people who neither know the Greeks nor have ever been to Greece, so at random and anyhow INTO, the main thing is to write .. what .. it doesn't matter .. the main thing is to pour the slops under the sly and woo-ala mse.grand sorry alla ce la you are so

          Dear Yorgos hi not only against the Greeks, they write this against everyone. It seems to me that the reason is elementary ...
          1. parkello
            parkello 17 May 2021 17: 51
            +1
            Boyan. I'm talking about this. the less they understand, the louder the barking, and the continuous negative. I do not mean someone from the forum. It's right now everywhere. I'm not here for the first year and I know who breathes what, I just registered here a year later, and as a rule, they write nonsense about the Greeks and Greece here. ... I do not write a comment for the sake of what to write, I would rather keep silent sometimes than prove myself to be narrow-minded, my reputation is more valuable, and I value it. hi
      2. Prisoner
        Prisoner 17 May 2021 16: 35
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        Have you come? what Read what I wrote more carefully and edit your question. hi
      3. pytar
        pytar 17 May 2021 17: 05
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        Greece is the oldest country that gave mankind the greatest world culture! The Greeks were and will be, far after those who prophesy to them the end / end /. I wish peace and prosperity to your country, dear Pavlos! hi
        1. Pavlos Melas
          Pavlos Melas 17 May 2021 20: 51
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          Thank you Pitar, the people of the Balkans know what and how it happens, what problems there are. Well, these grief commentators just leave negative comments. As they say, our caravan is moving, not as fast as we would like, but it is moving forward. As for my question, it was rather rhetorical. A commentator with a well-known predilection threw a stone at the "enemy" of his older brother. When asked why you are throwing stones, he began to be clever but did not answer clearly.
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 17 May 2021 10: 37
    +3
    The US is looking for a new location for its military bases.
    Are they really looking. Previously, wherever you poke your finger on the map, there a new base appeared. Well, Greece will gladly give up its territory, the main thing is to pay at least a little. I would not be surprised if, over time, Orthodox monasteries and churches are sold to the Pope.
    1. isv000
      isv000 17 May 2021 13: 03
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      ... paid a little ... - not in this case. Here the Greeks themselves will have to pay for the roof ...
  7. Basarev
    Basarev 17 May 2021 10: 59
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    A wise decision. It is time to expel these crazed Seljuks from everywhere.
    1. Xlor
      Xlor 17 May 2021 11: 12
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      They are not Seljuks - they are Ottomans ...
  8. Doccor18
    Doccor18 17 May 2021 11: 06
    +4
    Another reason for the "friendship" between the United States and Greece may be the strengthening of the positions of Russia and China in the region, which Washington is trying to prevent.

    Too late, already admitted.
    China firmly "settled" in Greece, crushing energy and transport infrastructure (controls a large port near Athens), builds roads, bridges, gives loans ...
    The Americans are swinging for a long time and, as a result, the Chinese are everywhere ahead of the "world gendarme" ...
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 17 May 2021 11: 37
      +2
      It's right. And it's not just a "long swing."
      The Chinese have learned to build large infrastructure facilities
      faster and better than all competitors.
      Completely with its own technique and its imported materials.
      In Israel, the Chinese built two ports at a fantastic rate.
      A sea breakwater made of giant stone blocks oni
      built like Lego and put "polish" in a few days.
      Others would have been poking around for months.
  9. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 17 May 2021 11: 31
    +1
    The most suitable place for a base is Crete.
    There, the port is capacious, and airfields can be easily built.
    1. isv000
      isv000 17 May 2021 13: 01
      -3
      Again, Khmeimim next to Tartus, it won't be painful to cover yourself with a copper basin ...
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 17 May 2021 13: 21
        +1
        Khmeimim and Tartus are completely safe. drinks
        They are threatened only by militants from Idlib, but the cautious Turks prudently do not supply Tornado and similar missiles by the militants.
  10. isv000
    isv000 17 May 2021 12: 59
    +1
    Does the sultan jump off? Then his views towards Israel become meaningful, because a little push and the Jews will flow from there like water and Erdogan's dream of a New Ottoman Empire will sparkle with new colors ...
  11. Fantazer911
    Fantazer911 17 May 2021 13: 55
    +1
    Zrada in greek hi
  12. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 17 May 2021 14: 35
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    Quote: Intruder
    When will their printing press break down?
    Do not be afraid, your great-grandchildren will still have these sweet bucks to print .. laughing

    Spit over your left shoulder or you'll jinx the "economist" laughing .
  13. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 17 May 2021 14: 40
    +1
    Quote: Basarev
    A wise decision. It is time to expel these crazed Seljuks from everywhere.

    Kakeya "Seljuks" laughing There were 500 Ottomans themselves, the rest were Armenians, Greeks, Georgians, Bulgarians, Croats and Serbs, who were thrown out in the ass for adopting Islam. laughing Erdogan is of course a "Turk" from an Adjarian village. laughing
  14. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 17 May 2021 14: 44
    -1
    Quote: isv000
    Again, Khmeimim next to Tartus, it won't be painful to cover yourself with a copper basin ...

    Well, the "Greeks" koi generally have little to do with Odysseus from Ithaca, they are more Arabs by blood. laughing
  15. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 17 May 2021 14: 45
    -2
    Quote: isv000
    ... paid a little ... - not in this case. Here the Greeks themselves will have to pay for the roof ...

    In kind? laughing
  16. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 17 May 2021 14: 47
    -2
    Quote: rotmistr60
    The US is looking for a new location for its military bases.
    Are they really looking. Previously, wherever you poke your finger on the map, there a new base appeared. Well, Greece will gladly give up its territory, the main thing is to pay at least a little. I would not be surprised if, over time, Orthodox monasteries and churches are sold to the Pope.

    Wait when the power will change, these "brothers" Where will they gallop in the first place? laughing
  17. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 17 May 2021 14: 49
    -3
    Kurds slaughter Greeks and Armenians, and Turks slaughter Kurds. wassat
  18. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 17 May 2021 21: 05
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    Quote: Gennady Fomkin
    Quote: isv000
    Again, Khmeimim next to Tartus, it won't be painful to cover yourself with a copper basin ...

    Well, the "Greeks" koi generally have little to do with Odysseus from Ithaca, they are more Arabs by blood. laughing

    Currently, there are many different myths and unscientific hypotheses that supposedly modern Greeks are not descendants of ancient Greeks. Moreover, this topic is exaggerated by a variety of groups and nationalities - the Nazis spread delusional tales that they say the ancient Greeks were fair-haired and blue-eyed, the Turks argue that modern Greeks strongly mixed with the Turks, the Albanians that the majority of Greeks are of Albanian origin (and therefore Illyrian ). in addition, for a long time it was believed that many Greeks of Slavic origin (that is, they are supposedly Hellenized South Slavs who came to the Peloponnese in the 6-7 centuries). But all these myths are refuted by anthropological and genetic research.
    Modern genetic studies show that Y-haplogroups E1b1b1 and J2 (which are common in the Mediterranean region, Northeast Africa and the Middle East) prevail among the Greeks, with E1b1b1 prevailing in the Peloponnese, and J2 dominating in Crete.
    Y-DNA of the haplogroup of the inhabitants of Greece according to the website "Eupedia: Your Guide to Europe in English":
    * haplogroup E1b1b1 - 27%
    * haplogroup J2 - 25%
    * haplogroup R1a - 12%
    * haplogroup R1b - 12%
    * haplogroup I2a - 10%
    * haplogroup I1 - 4%
    * haplogroup G2a - 3,5%
    * haplogroups T and L - 3%
    * haplogroup J1 - 2%
    * haplogroup I2b - 1,5%

    Based on the results of anthropological studies, I quote a translation of an article published by Dienekes Pontikos:

    The most extensive study of modern Greeks was carried out by the Greek anthropologist Aris Poulyanos. Poulanos' research involved collecting data and examining more than seventy different anthropometric measurements of thousands of Greeks from various regions of the country. The conclusions of his research are that all Greek populations are basically a mixture of the Aegean type (local Mediterranean variant) and Epyrotic (Dinaric) type, and originate from the people who inhabited these lands in antiquity. The presence of people of the Nordic race is minimal, and does not exceed 4-6% of the population, even in the most depigmented populations of Greece. Representatives of the Alpine race are more common. In some populations, their number reaches 20-30%, and often they are mixed with more southern racial types. Poulianos' conclusions about Greek "continuity" are not just wishful thinking. In a critical review of his book [53], Lawrence Angel states that "Poulyanos is correct in his judgments ... that there is a genetic continuity of the Greeks from antiquity to the present."
    Nikolaus Xirotiris, later analyzed Greek skeletal material, as well as a considerable amount of genetic and anthropometric studies of modern Greeks. His discoveries were based on the fact that the Greek landscape, which promotes isolation, led to the formation of local types through micro-evolution. He also draws conclusions about racial continuity in Greece, finding no traces of any significant change in the Greek racial complex in prehistoric times, the Classical period, the Middle Ages and the modern era.
    American anthropologist Roland Dixon studied the Spartans' funeral masks and found out that they were representatives of the Alpine type. The Italian anthropologist Rafaello Bataglia has found Mycenaean death masks, which show features of the Dinaric type. Lawrence Angel has always proceeded from the fact that northern aliens in Greece have always been carriers of the “dinaric-alpinoid Central European component”, which mixed with the earlier Mediterranean-alpine substrate. At the time of the creation of Greek civilization, the racial elements were not isolated, but mixed. Ultimately, a comprehensive comparison of ancient and modern Greek skulls led to the discovery of "a remarkable similarity in craniofacial morphology between modern and ancient Greeks."
    Baker debates the origins of blondness and says that “it is often assumed that blondness is a sign of a Nordic admixture. But in some cases there is no connection here. " Therefore, it can be assumed that the existence of blond people during the Classical period does not require the presence of the North-Caucasian admixture, which is indicated by both Hans Gunther and Nordicists in general. Later, Baker's opinion was shared by Buxton in, where he states, “With regard to the Achaeans, we can say that there seems to be no reason to suspect the presence of a North Caucasian component.” Debets also expresses a similar opinion when he states that "In the composition of the population of the Bronze Age, we generally find the same anthropological types as in the modern population, only with a different percentage of representatives of certain types. We cannot talk about mixing with the Nordic race." With regard to modern Greeks, Buxton says [30 ]: “The evidence of blue eyes is certainly not enough to establish the presence of them [northern Caucasians] as a significant element in the then population.” Carlton Kuhn also speaks out against the inclusion of light-pigmented elements in Mediterranean populations as “the invasion of the Goths or Scythians, or mixing with the crusaders "noting that" one of the characteristics of the Mediterranean race is the tendency to dep (blonism) "Kuhn argues that" we cannot be sure that all prehistoric skeletal material that appears to be North Caucasian in the osteological sense was associated with light pigmentation. " The same view is reflected by Angel, who states with respect to one morphological type (Nord-Iranid) that "there is no reason to suppose that the Nord-Iranid in Greece was as light-pigmented as the Nordids in the northern latitudes." In addition, among the representatives of the Alpine race (common in most of continental Europe), there are, as an exception to the rule, blond hair and gray eyes. W. Howells of Harvard University also notes that "Not all northern Caucasians are blond, and not all blondes are Northern Caucasians." American anthropologist E. Hooton suggested that the presence of "random" blondes in Greek literature "does not speak of the pseudo-historical influence of the northern tribes invading Greece." American anthropologist V. Krogman justified this quite simply: “Nowadays, not only northern Caucasians have light pigmentation” the article in the original is located at this address: http://dienekes.110mb.com/articles/hellenes/

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  19. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 17 May 2021 21: 18
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    το ελενικον ελευθεριον laughing