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Wed Sep 4, 2019, 08:03 PM

Peaceful Iceland amazed at weapons in Pence security detail

KEFLAVIK AIRPORT, Iceland (AP) U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's arrival in Iceland with military jets and armed personnel set eyes popping Wednesday in a nation consistently ranked as the world's most peaceful.

The size and standards of the vice president's security detail also required adjustments. The guards protecting Pence got back up from a police force that only allows elite "Viking SWAT" members carry guns.

Icelandic authorities gave U.S. personnel special permission to carry firearms. Bomb-sniffing dogs were cleared to enter the country because of a strict quarantine for imported animals.

Pence is the first U.S. vice president to visit Iceland, a country of just 350,000 people, since George H.W. Bush came to Reykjavik in 1983.

The Reykjavik Metropolitan Police requested backup from police stations in neighboring towns and villages to meet U.S. manpower standards.

"This is incredibly expensive," Police Chief Asgeir Asgeirsson told the Morgunbladid daily newspaper.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/peaceful-iceland-amazed-at-weapons-in-pence-security-detail/ar-AAGO917?li=BBnb7Kz

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 01:26 AM

1. Was the security unusual?

 

The president and VP usually travel with lots of security; was this trip unusual?

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Thu Sep 5, 2019, 01:36 AM

2. Next door to Greenland

Maybe he plans to mount a strategic attack and colonise their neighbour.

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Thu Sep 5, 2019, 03:56 AM

3. Iceland says...




This is what I found from my drag queen friend from Iceland.

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