RUSSIANS WANTED TO STEAL ROCKALL – STATE PAPERS


first_imgNewly-released State papers have revealed several hidden stories from 1981 including fears that the Russians were looking at Rockall, an outcrop off Donegal, as a possible Cold War base!The outcrop – 250 miles off Donegal – is claimed by Ireland, Britain, Denmark and Iceland!The Irish Intelligence Service (G2) believed that the USSR would try to seize the rock and use it for an underwater missile base. Ireland, however, was more interested in the threat to Irish summertime from an EEC proposal to synchronise clocks across Europe.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.  Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyRUSSIANS WANTED TO STEAL ROCKALL – STATE PAPERS was last modified: December 31st, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:rockallussrlast_img read more