Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The Shirtfront (non) Event


News.com.au 11 November 2014:

However suggestions Mr Abbott would ‘shirt-front’ the Russian President appeared to fall flat.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, quoted by the Russian state news agency, scoffed when asked if Mr Abbott delivered on his promise.
“It appears that he did not try,” Mr Peskov said….
Despite his threat to “shirt front” Mr Putin, it was the tough man Russian President who appeared to give the cold shoulder to Mr Abbott when they were seen together.
While it was hardly akin to the threatened AFL-style collision, the body language between Mr Abbott and the Russian President was far from friendly.
Mr Putin turned away from Mr Abbott and the pair barely made eye contact when they were seated next to each other at the first formal leaders meeting on the outskirts of Beijing yesterday.....

5 comments:

John Fraser said...

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Abbott threatens to "shirtfront" Putin.

Putin has the cruiser Varyag just of Australia.

Weaponry of the Varyag :

16x P-500 Bazalt (SS-N-12 Sandbox) anti-ship missiles
8x8 (64) S-300PMU Favorit (SA-N-6 Grumble) long-range surface-to-air missiles
2x20 (40) OSA-MA (SA-N-4 Gecko) SR SAM
1x twin AK-130 130mm/L70 dual purpose guns
6xAK-630 close-in weapons systems possibly replaced by Kashtan (CADS-N-1)
2x RBU-6000 anti-submarine mortars
10x(2 quin) 533mm torpedo tubes

Nuclear capable Cruise missiles.

Doing a great job of *ucking up Australia .... Abbott.

Anonymous said...

And the 4 Russian warships sailing to Brisbane are indicative of?

John Fraser said...

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@Anonymous

The sheer stupidity of Abbott and you.

Anonymous said...

Appeasement is the answer eh John Fraser, I'd love you to be watching MY back!

Tell the families of the dead on the Malaysian Air flight it's all Abbotts fault that Russian warships are on their way here, that if the plane hadn't been there it wouldn't have been shot down, ....

And now today we read Russia is sending in fresh columns of tanks, troops and military hardware into Ukraine as it prepares for war.

History shows some bullies cannot be appeased, there comes a time when you have to fight for what's right, sometimes your simplistic thought process and hatred of our current PM seems to get you on the wrong side, I wonder why you don't just move over there and see how you like it!

PS and tell you what I've been there, it's no utopia by any means, hungry deprived people with stuff all of what we take for granted.

John Fraser said...

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"Anonymous" has been calling for war since 1945.

A relic better left alone.