Skip to comments.U.S. congresswoman says Russian-French Mistral deal threatens U.S. security
Posted on 06/23/2011 7:43:07 AM PDT by justlittleoleme
A purchase of French-built Mistral class amphibious assault ships by Russia poses a threat to U.S. security and is aimed against Washington's allies, the chairwoman of the U.S. House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs Committee has said.
"It is deeply troubling that France, a NATO ally, has decided to ignore the clear danger of selling advanced warships to Russia even as Moscow is taking an increasingly hostile approach toward the U.S., its neighbors, and Europe itself," Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said in a statement.
The deal has alarmed Russia's neighbors, especially Georgia, whose relations with Russia remain very tense since the August 2008 five-day war between the countries over the breakaway republic of South Ossetia, which Russia subsequently recognized as independent.
A Mistral class ship is capable of carrying 16 helicopters, four landing vessels, 70 armored vehicles, and 450 personnel.
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it doesn’t threaten the US economy as much as the previous Obama-Reid-Pelosi deals...
Why? Somebody planning another D-Day invasion?
In the entire world there are not as many amphibious warfare ships and landing craft as there were at D-Day
If it were Swedish, maybe I’d worry the Russkies were up to something.
I’m sorry, but I just don’t care.
The US should pull out of NATO anyway.