We’re ready to go – Chuck Hagel

We’re ready to go – Chuck Hagel

Chuck Hagel says US is 'ready to go' BBC interview

Chuck Hagel says US is ‘ready to go’ BBC interview

Breaking news only minutes ago, Chuck Hagel, US Secretary of Defence, has stated in an interview with the BBC, that America is ‘ready to go’, when asked if President Obama were to give the order to attack Syria, are they in a position to do so at the press of a button?

This in the wake of allegations that chemical weapons have been used in Syria by the Syrian Regime and not the rebels and Russia growling in the background … actually slightly more than growling.

Russian convoy passes through Strait of Gibraltar 2012

 

But for anyone who’s not been paying attention to the Syrian issue on the news please watch the following youtube film by SourceFed who sum the whole thing up eloquently, and then read on …

 

Over the past few months at least both Russia and the US have been strategically positioning naval forces in and around the Mediterranean, not to mention Cameron using all the political smoke screen that Gibraltar has to offer in sending naval warships into the Mediterranean under the guise of the Gibraltar border queues, as rightly predicted by gibraltar-tourism.com months ago something else is going down!

The UK has been preparing it’s warships for any attack or action on Syria.

So how will all these developments affect Gibraltar?  The latest hostilities with Spain will of course disolve.  All ridiculous talk of fighting a neighbour, no matter how long the arguement of Gibraltar has been going on, will disappear, and quite rightly too, because we are EU neighbours and allies with Spain.  Spain and the UK have been allies for years, and as Gib is part of the UK, so Gib is an allie, and a very important one.

We have Moron Airbase and Rota naval base not far away, as published by gibraltar-tourism.com back in May of this year, suddenly the increased US military presence is clear.

Although Gib likes to be quite insular, shut her eyes and ears to what is really going on in the rest of the world and continue pretending that we’re all still living in the 1950’s, there’s no denying that something serious is about to happen, or at least could.  And things have definately been building for quite some time.

Wonder why Russia suddenly decides to pay a friendly visit to the beautiful island of Cuba at this precise moment in time???

All any of us can do is watch and wait.  But one thing is for certain, all the problems in Syria kinda put the bickering between Spain and Gib into a tiny little box, an infinitesimal  one at that.

Author John Middleton – gibraltartourism@europe.com

Gibraltar spanish fishermen protest exclusive photos

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Gibraltarian onlookers flying the Union Flag

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Gibraltar border queue live webcam

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Gibraltar border queue live webcam

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As the row escalates between Britain and Spain David Cameron has called for European monitors to visit the border between Gibraltar and Spain to see for themselves the excessive border checks that are causing highly distressing delays to commuters, including Gibraltarian locals, Brits and other nationalities and especially Spanish citizens.

But why does David Cameron have to urge the EU to go there when there is a perfectly good live webcam that anyone can watch day or night:

LIVE WEBCAM GIBRALTAR BOARDER

Gibraltar Border Queue

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Now the situation is getting so bad that day tour coaches bringing tens of thousands of tourists to Gibraltar every day to see the sights are not willing to risk the long delays. Rather than sit in traffic for up to 3 or 4 hours just to deliver their tourists into Gibraltar, only to have to make the return journey one hour later, not allowing the poor long suffering tourist time to do anything except use the loo and buy a bottle of water and prepare for the long wait back out and then the long journey back to the Costa del Sol, the coaches are opting to drop off in Spain and have the tourists walk in.

The situation is badly hurting the Gibraltar tourist industry, which is obviously part of the plan.

There is no need for the EU to come and see, it is all there for the world to see live on the link above, and now the world is watching.

And much ado is being made about the British warships due to arrive on routine exercise shortly. HMS Westminster, a type 23 frigate, left Portsmouth naval base in Hampshire, to join nine other vessels taking part in a pre-planned international training exercise called Cougar ’13 in the Mediterranean and Gulf. So pretty unlikely to shoot at any Spanish warships, which would of course be a declaration of war and raise eyebrows all over the place to say the least.

So where will all this chest beating end?

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Gibraltar needs Britain

Gibraltar needs Britain

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With tensions rising between Gibraltar and Spain over boarder delays and incursions into UK waters, many Gibraltarians are turning to the UK in hope of support and back up to defend them against spain.

With the many, coincidental high profile media visits bringing attention to the existence of our tiny enclave to those back in the UK, such as Towie, Top Gear, New Tricks and of course the marvellousl masterpiece of Britain in the Sun, the profile of Gibraltar has certainly been raised back home, and has possibly provoked some sympathy.

But what has it been like for UK Brits coming to live in Gibraltar over recent years?  How easy is it to get a job, equal rights, what are the schools and hospitals like for those outsiders coming for a new life in the sun.

Is it that UK’s are welcome as tourists with pockets full of money, or redundancy packages, inheritance or other means of small fortunes to sink, or is it a different case for those hard working hoping for an even chance.  What has life really been like here on the rock over the past 10 years or so.

And now that Gib is in need of a bit of back up, perhaps there is a slightly more friendly face being shown.

Is there an anti-Brit tone until the proverbial hits the fan, or are Brits welcome in good weather as well as to help weather spanish storms from across the boarder?

At gibraltar-tourism.com we’ll be asking these hard hitting questions in the weeks to come.  We are already conducting covert studies of local Brits, their homes, school life and business’s to see if they are treated any differently.  We’ll be revealing if it is true that in Gibraltar it’s who you know and not what you know.  For example, how do the police treat outsiders in comparisson to Gibraltarians, are licenses more readily granted to locals than UK’s.

The results will be published here exclusively for future  Brits and other nationalities, whether hedgefund managers or hard working families and individuals to judge whether Gibraltar is a fair minded and safe place to move to.

All will be revealed soon, so be careful Gibraltar because right now it’s looking like you need Britain.

Author John Middleton – gibraltartourism@europe.com