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« on: 25 May 2009, 21:34:02 »
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http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2445569/Spain-invades-British-waters.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1186822/Ministers-fury-Spanish-moves-Gibraltar-waters-Navy-ship-moves-in.html

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The Royal Navy have forced heavily armed Spanish ships to retreat after they tried to invade British waters around Gibraltar.
Brit warships were scrambled to see off heavily-armed Spanish patrol boats that entered British waters without permission to inspect fishing boats.
The incident echoes historic battles between the Spanish and Sir Francis Drake and the sinking of the Armada in 1588.

The Foreign Office has said it is taking the incident "very seriously".
The British territory on the south coast of Spain has been a continuing source of dispute between the two countries.
British ownership of the Rock of Gibraltar has long been a source of wounded Spanish pride, even though it's 30,000 residents are fiercely loyal to the Queen.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "It's a violation of British sovereignty and something we take very seriously indeed.
"We have made strong representations to the Spanish government. We hope they will stop doing it."

The latest incident took place on May 8 - a day after Gibraltar vowed to contest EU moves to hand responsibility for the area around the Rock to Spain.
Gibraltar's chief minister, Peter Caruana, yesterday accused Spanish politicians of trying to sabotage relations across the border.
And a spokesman for Gibraltar's opposition party said: "This latest incident is far more ­serious than anything that has happened before. It represents a frontal challenge to British sovereignty, jurisdiction and control over Gibraltar's territorial sea.

"As such, the UK must not only respond to Spain, but must also extract guarantees from Madrid that it will never happen again."

There has been no official reaction from the Spanish Government.
The Spanish have refused to accept that Gibraltar has territorial waters because they are not mentioned in the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht, which handed it to Britain.

A week before the latest incident a Spanish launch manned by paramilitary cops was sent into Gibraltar's waters before being seen off by a Royal Navy patrol boat.

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« Reply #1 on: 31 May 2009, 12:55:59 »
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That kind of news make me laugh.

With the pussy government we have actually world "war" does not exist. Our army is just an army of sandwich developers and road makers. Even Marrocco can abuse of us that we will never use weapons, just will tell them Please, don´t do that"

2nd, the real situation as I heard in Spain it´s that armed patrols of Guardia Civil passed by Gibraltar in persecution of tobacco and drugs dealers and the alarm started from the British side. I do not think in actual moment Spain is for any kind of agression.

Distorsion of reality, when everybody knows there are thousand of illegal tobacco and drug tons in a year coming into Europe. The correct acttitude will be cooperate against that and stop thinking nonsenses.

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« Reply #2 on: 31 May 2009, 14:49:45 »
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Hola Solideo!

Great to have you here!

I think I will post (have to look the stuff up, I have posted it somewhere else before but forgot where) the (hilariously humorous) "invasion" of our little island "Pantaleu" right in front of my house some yrs ago (during the Parsley Island Incident with Marrocco) by some British journalists of t"the Guardian" that claimed it for the British Crown (and found themselves with bad luck when they asked for the aircraft carrier or at least some battle ships to protect it at home  hihi, and with equally bad luck when they tried - on a Saturday afternoon - to inform the Spanish government about things and didnt find anyone that spoke English except a cleaning woman in the defense department who - not surprisingly - turned out to be from Poland and did not have the faintest clue what they were talking about  hihi).

Nice read, and on the same level as these routine vice-versa accusations of the both (befriended) governments over Gibraltar.

I understand, though, that the diplomatic departments of each of those governments have to raise it now an then, just for the (possible but improbable) day whre they meet in front of an international court or SC to ask a decision, that is when they will point oout that it all was stated before.

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« Reply #3 on: 31 May 2009, 19:10:05 »
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These kind of stupid news just usually appear when government has some dirty incident to hide, and an international probability of territorial conflict is enough to distract the masses. Perhaps some important member of the government had been photographed wit secret documents in his hand, any royal member had worn some nazi clothes in a party, some pendrive with fiscality had been lost or whatever... anyway the news was as stupid who could think it was true.

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« Reply #4 on: 31 May 2009, 23:55:18 »
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Zapatero-the Spanish Mr. Bean. Knipoog
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« Reply #5 on: 1 June 2009, 08:44:37 »
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Zapatero-the Spanish Mr. Bean. Knipoog


Wish he would be like Mr Bean, he is silly and weird but funny. ZP is simply the first.  Huh?
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« Reply #6 on: 1 June 2009, 15:05:52 »
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I only meant he looks like Mr. Bean.

What part of Spain do you live in Solideo?
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« Reply #7 on: 1 June 2009, 15:10:54 »
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I only meant he looks like Mr. Bean.

What part of Spain do you live in Solideo?


Almeria (Andalucia), are you Spanish?
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« Reply #8 on: 1 June 2009, 20:33:51 »
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No but my wife is.  She is a Jerezana, from Jerez de la Fra. of course.  Our two boys have Spanish citzenship as well as American.  My wife's mom and sibilings all live in Jerez.  She gets to visit a lot and I try to get there as often as possible.  I really enjoy Spain and love Andalucia inparticular.
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« Reply #9 on: 1 June 2009, 21:16:27 »
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Ok, then you are supossed to be a tapa´s lover and good wine aswell, lool. If you ever past by this land just pm me and I will give you my phone for having some beers.

Best regards drunk2 drunk2 drunk2
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« Reply #10 on: 1 June 2009, 21:23:32 »
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... and make sure you get proficient in "Andalú"...  Grijns

Here the appropriate learning tool  hihi:

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« Reply #11 on: 1 June 2009, 21:42:27 »
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Oh ho.  After three beers no puedo hablar espanol ni englais. Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: 2 June 2009, 08:14:51 »
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Looool, Ratler it was a long time since I hadn´t watched that video again, I have laugued a lot even that kind of "andalú" is so specific from Seville I think.

Tanker, don´t worry about the beers, it´s "trainable". Anyway after getting pissed world frontiers dissapear, If they had known it Babel Tower they would have solutioned it easily with wine.

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« Reply #13 on: 2 June 2009, 18:53:15 »
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Ok, then you are supossed to be a tapa´s lover and good wine aswell, lool. If you ever past by this land just pm me and I will give you my phone for having some beers.

Best regards drunk2 drunk2 drunk2


that's the spirit, thx guys, I always enjoy reading stuff like this...gracias  iconclap

the same for Belgium...when you're visiting...give me a call and we'll have a beer...or 2
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« Reply #14 on: 3 June 2009, 08:49:17 »
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Always is time for beers, all around the world  reddevil Who knows. Then Koen listed then for international Brigade of beer drinkers.  (Countries in the allied forces: Spain, Belgium. Other countries representated USA and Germany/Spain)  Brede lach
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Always is time for beers, all around the world  reddevil Who knows. Then Koen listed then for international Brigade of beer drinkers.  (Countries in the allied forces: Spain, Belgium. Other countries representated USA and Germany/Spain)  Brede lach


what do we do with the Dutch who THINK they know beer...Huh?Huh?Huh???
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We can invite to Stoffel to the beer commando, he would know to show if it´s true or not.

Anyway I am glad to have a natural born german in the commando, they also know about beer, as shown in photo below  hihi ( I only talk about the beer  Knipoog)



Cheers  hicks

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« Reply #17 on: 3 June 2009, 19:32:41 »
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Mmmm, beer maids iconclap
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« Reply #18 on: 3 June 2009, 19:36:44 »
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Mmmm, beer maids iconclap


Pssshhh. Remember your wife is Spanish, delete historial of computer if you love your nuts  hihi.
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« Reply #19 on: 3 June 2009, 23:44:31 »
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LOL  waa You are sooo right.
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