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Topic: What's going on in Scandinavia, North Atlantic, Baltic States and Scotland? (Read 57772 times)

  • jax
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What's going on in Scandinavia, North Atlantic, Baltic States and Scotland?
So what is happening in those barely populated areas linked to the North Atlantic ocean?

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Re: What's going on in Scandinavia, North Atlantic, Baltic States and Scotland?
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  • krake
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Re: What's going on in Scandinavia, North Atlantic, Baltic States and Scotland?
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Bars in downtown Reykjavík ran out of beer serving thirsty US sailors and marines
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Several bars in downtown Reykjavík ran out of beer while serving thirsty US sailors and marines who were in port over the weekend participating in the NATO military exercises Trident Juncture.

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Re: What's going on in Scandinavia, North Atlantic, Baltic States and Scotland?
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Bars in downtown Reykjavík ran out of beer serving thirsty US sailors and marines

I'm not sure the point of that article. Were the bars under stocked? Unaccustomed to military ships on shore-leave? Were the personnel exceptionally thirsty or numerous? Hell, were they sailors, Marines or soldiers, or all the above? (all different things)

That is one of those articles where reading the headline is all you need. Nothing else was really said.  

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The point of the article
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They were American.

  • ensbb3
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Oh, right. Them assholes. Spending their money in a foreign port, smh.

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Re: What's going on in Scandinavia, North Atlantic, Baltic States and Scotland?
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That was a fringe story to a bigger event, and somewhat exaggerated. Reykjavik is not that small town, and 6000 is not that a lot of soldiers. But military exercises tend to be in thinly populated areas that suddenly get a lot of people running around, driving around, and yes, drinking around. That they were American is besides the point, particularly in Iceland that is as Trans-Atlantic as you get. Geologically Reykjavik is on the American side of Iceland.

Back in my days the British had the bad reputation. They may have been specially trained soldiers, but also started the bar fights and trashed places. I think they cleaned that up decades ago. Today the running, shooting, driving and drinking passes on with little inconvenience to the locals (and some extra income for the local suppliers).