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Plane Spotters Found Guilty  
User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 12 months 10 hours ago) and read 993 times:


Latest from the BBC

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/newsid_1953000/1953132.stm

Hope the link works.

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User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (11 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 957 times:

Right, so the spotters are invited by the Greek Air Force to take photos but are then arrested for writing the registration numbers down.....

Do we need this type of country in the EU?



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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (11 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 953 times:

Do we need this type of country in the EU?
No,they need the EU.


User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3592 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (11 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 937 times:

Its hard to believe that they were 'invited' in the military base. Its really hard to get invited in civil airports in Greece. I believe that the verdict is insane too.

I will try to neglect the above statements from the two British gentlemen who talk while they'd rather be out of the EU.


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (11 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 923 times:

I think that second comment is a fair point, Lewis, so I shan't take issue with the EU and Greece! Big grin

I'm curious to know though, what the general reaction to the verdicts and sentences is amongst the Greek people as a whole? Is your view common or not?



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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (11 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 916 times:

Yeah, the entire country should be judged on 1 court case alone...


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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 906 times:

What if they're actually are guilty? Were you there. No. Keep your mouth shut.

User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (11 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 900 times:

Hey guys, I can't get the article to open for whatever reason, could someone provide an unbaised replay of it for me?

Thanks!



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User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 896 times:

Guilty of keeping tabs on an airforce that borders on Third World, who's entire fleet specs and details could be learned within a few hours on the Internet?....and who's capabilities are already known by their adversaries as required by treaties?

Someone in the Hellenic Air Force is suffering from a serious case of small penis syndrome.


User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5564 posts, RR: 37
Reply 9, posted (11 years 12 months 7 hours ago) and read 887 times:

I am simply shocked. This is ridiculous. Come to Switzerland, here you may take photographs of our F/A 18 Hornet. As many as you want to.

User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3592 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (11 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 872 times:

We dont care about any other country. Here, laws are laws. Although I believe that they werent spies, they should have been more careful when entering a military base. Even if you are invited, you ask about every possible detail, even how to take a piss... you dont take decisions by yourself. End of story.

PanAm747: Dont talk about a country that you know nothing about....


User currently offlineLambourne From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 12 months 5 hours ago) and read 858 times:

Lewis has a point, Greek law has to be respected and as far as I am concerned common sense should tell you that some countries do not understand the concept of plane spotting and who can blame them, some of us must look like total nut cases.
Of course those countries that turn a blind eye to such activities will be outraged, but when in Rome.........


User currently offlineDash80 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 12 months 5 hours ago) and read 852 times:

I also posted this in the civil av thread:
During my USAF career, European planespotters were the bain of my existence. Fences, rules, limitations were for "other people"...but we're SPOTTERS was the attitude when they were told they couldn't have access to a "non-public area". My take...they violated the laws of soverign nation while participating in their "hobby". Do the crime...do the time.



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