Volcano in Iceland: Brits add it to their grievances toward Viking republic
There are 1 comment on the Christian Science Monitor story from Apr 19, 2010, titled Volcano in Iceland: Brits add it to their grievances toward Viking republic. In it, Christian Science Monitor reports that:
Could the volcanic ash cloud currently paralyzing Britain's air traffic and exacting a heavy economic toll on the country be Iceland's latest strike in a curious and long-running spate of hostilities between the Viking republic and Her Majesty's Government? For two NATO allies, Iceland and the United Kingdom have engaged in some pretty nasty spats over the years. As recently as October 2008, London invoked rarely used anti-terrorist legislation to seize Icelandic companiesa s property in Britain in a bid to compensate British savers who had lost $5 billion placed with collapsed Icelandic banks. That move drew the wrath of then-Icelandic Prime Minister Geir Haarde, who termed it an "unfriendly act," and approached Russia for an emergency loan, sparking fears of all sorts of geostrategic shenanigans in the frozen north.
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