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bushmeister0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-08 08:00 AM
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12. Moskva back on patrol.

"Russia's flagship cruiser re-entered the Black Sea on Monday for weapons tests hours after the Russian military complained about the presence of U.S. and other NATO naval ships near the Georgian coast. . .

The presence of so many ships from NATO countries earlier drew the ire of a Russian military spokesman during a daily media briefing on the conflict.

'The fact that there are nine Western warships in the Black Sea cannot but be a cause for concern. They include two U.S. warships, one each from Spain and Poland, and four from Turkey,' Anatoly Nogovitsyn, the deputy chief of the Russian military's General Staff said.

'"Moskva" has today departed toward the Black Sea Fleet's naval training range to check its radio-controlled weapons and onboard communications systems,' Captain Igor Dygalo was quoted as saying by Interfax.

On Sunday, the U.S. guided missile destroyer USS McFaul arrived with aid including camp beds, bedding, tents and mobile kitchen units, the U.S Defense Department spokesman Bryan. Whitman said.

Separately, the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Dallas has been dispatched with aid, while a third vessel, the Navy command ship USS Mount Whitney, is being loaded in Italy with humanitarian supplies for Georgia, he said." (Itlay, huh? Isn't Darth going to Italy next week?)

BBC reports:

"Some Russian troops also continue to operate near the Black Sea port of Poti, south of Abkhazia, where Russia says it will carry out regular inspections of cargo.

The US said on Tuesday that its warships would deliver aid to Georgia's port of Poti, which is under Russian control. The move could mean US and Russian forces coming face-to-face.
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  -US warships to dock in Georgia's flashpoint port inanna  Aug-26-08 06:11 AM   #0 
  - I don't believe it's out-of-line to suggest the possibility of a false-flag operation  Cirque du So-What   Aug-26-08 06:21 AM   #1 
  - I'm extremely anxious about this situation  inanna   Aug-26-08 06:25 AM   #2 
  - We already know that Darth loves Flase-Flag operations  Phred42   Aug-26-08 09:33 AM   #17 
  - yeah but . . . The Russians are there!  bushmeister0   Aug-26-08 06:38 AM   #3 
  - Remember the Maine  liberal N proud   Aug-26-08 06:40 AM   #4 
  - More from Washington Post:  inanna   Aug-26-08 07:16 AM   #5 
  - This could get strange very quickly.  sourmilk   Aug-26-08 07:36 AM   #6 
  - McFaul "on guard" at sea huh?  bushmeister0   Aug-26-08 07:38 AM   #7 
  - Ukraine wants to kick the Russian Black Sea fleet out of Sevastopol  biggerfishsmallpond   Aug-26-08 07:48 AM   #8 
  - The Russians have no intention of leaving Sevastopol.  bushmeister0   Aug-26-08 08:06 AM   #13 
     - Interesting history about that port  Sequoia   Aug-26-08 12:40 PM   #23 
  - Russian troops still in Poti. Haven't withdrawn to the "buffer zones" there.  pampango   Aug-26-08 07:49 AM   #9 
  - BINGO  inanna   Aug-26-08 07:51 AM   #10 
  - Moskva back on patrol.  bushmeister0   Aug-26-08 08:00 AM   #12 
  - Where did you get that Poti is "the terminus of the oil/gas pipeline" to the Black Sea?  reorg   Aug-26-08 10:42 AM   #22 
     - Poti is not the pipeline terminus.  Ghost Dog   Aug-27-08 03:26 AM   #29 
  - WAG. THE. DOG.  DrZeeLit   Aug-26-08 07:56 AM   #11 
  - US no longer confirms navy ships headed for Poti  inanna   Aug-26-08 08:06 AM   #14 
  - Hmm . . . looks like someone blinked.  bushmeister0   Aug-26-08 08:25 AM   #15 
     - Ships are just mere toys to play with on the water.  NutmegYankee   Aug-26-08 09:00 PM   #27 
  - So they just HAVE to fuck with the Russians  Gman   Aug-26-08 08:45 AM   #16 
  - It's the only way to get InSane McCain's number up in the Polls  Phred42   Aug-26-08 09:34 AM   #18 
  - ASDF  bongbong   Aug-26-08 09:35 AM   #19 
  - Russia: NATO warships in Black Sea are "worrying"  maddezmom   Aug-26-08 10:21 AM   #20 
  - Picking a fight we don't want...again n/t  DaDeacon   Aug-26-08 10:37 AM   #21 
  - Thanks for posting.  cliss   Aug-26-08 03:23 PM   #24 
  - Is there any country besides the US which has destroyers?  oldhippie   Aug-26-08 07:41 PM   #25 
  - This exercise has been scheduled for some time.  amandabeech   Aug-26-08 09:59 PM   #28 
  - Can you say "incongruous"?  FatDave   Aug-26-08 08:52 PM   #26 

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