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Tue Jun 2, 2015, 03:41 PM

Spain makes US rapid force at Moron base permanent

Spain makes US rapid force at Moron base permanent
Associated Press
May 29, 2015 9:33 AM

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government approved an accord Friday permanently granting the U.S. military a presence at a southwestern base as a center for a rapid reaction force to deal with crises in Africa and elsewhere.

The deal approved by Spain's Cabinet allows for the U.S. to station up to 3,000 troops at the Moron air base, up from a current 850. The number of aircraft deployed can be increased from 14 to 40.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is to visit Madrid on Sunday and Monday to sign the agreement. Kerry will meet with King Felipe, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo during his stay.

Under a 1988 bilateral agreement, accords permitting U.S. presence at the base have been renewed annually. The new agreement needs to be approved by Spain's Parliament.

More:
http://news.yahoo.com/spain-makes-us-rapid-force-moron-permanent-124856250.html



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Reply Spain makes US rapid force at Moron base permanent (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jun 2015 OP
Warpy Jun 2015 #1
Maedhros Jun 2015 #2
Judi Lynn Jun 2015 #6
geek tragedy Jun 2015 #3
SeattleVet Jun 2015 #4
jmowreader Jun 2015 #5
Wolf Frankula Jun 2015 #7
bemildred Jun 2015 #8

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 04:07 PM

1. Just what we needed, another imperial military outpost

on the other side of the planet, ready to attack black and brown people because it's good business for the arms dealers.

We need to think about closing these places, not opening new ones.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 04:22 PM

2. We really have something called the "Moron Air Base?"

 

Is this its commander?

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Response to Maedhros (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 6, 2015, 02:33 AM

6. He's their guy! n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 04:25 PM

3. they already named a base after George W. Bush? nt

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2015, 06:01 PM

4. Diacritical Marks Matter!


"Morón Air Base"

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Response to SeattleVet (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 3, 2015, 02:57 PM

5. It's better without the diacriticals

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2015, 01:33 PM

7. Washington Falls! Octob, 16 2019.

Mexican forces occupied Washington DC today after a lighting march from the Rio Grande river. Gen. Carlos Yepez, commander of the Mexican army said, "It was the easiest campaign you could imagine. There were no US military forces in the US, they were all fighting on other continents. We only had to worry about baggers, and they ran away when we made to shoot at them."

Mexico will dictate terms to the United States. One of them will be that the United States MUST keep Texas and there will be NO more talk of removing Texas from the United States.

Wolf

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 02:13 AM

8. So, the "Moron rapid deployment force permanent forward base" then. nt

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