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Tue Feb 14, 2017, 05:29 PM

Russian spy ship patrolling off U.S. East Coast.

'A Russian spy ship is patrolling off the east coast of the United States, reports CBS News national security correspondent David Martin.

The ship, known as an AGI (Auxiliary, General Intelligence), made a port call in Cuba and has been working its way up the east coast.

Currently the ship is off the coast of Delaware, well in international waters. It is expected to continue north until it gets to the sub base at New London, Conn., then turn around and head south toward Cuba.

The presence of foreign vessels and aircraft near U.S. territory is nothing new. In 2015, there was a flap about a Russian spy ship hanging out in a spot where the transatlantic cables are laid.'

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/russian-spy-ship-patrolling-off-u-s-east-coast/

'Sorry' we missed it! My daughter was at her condo @ MD beachfront last weekend!

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Reply Russian spy ship patrolling off U.S. East Coast. (Original post)
elleng Feb 2017 OP
Wounded Bear Feb 2017 #1
unblock Feb 2017 #2
former9thward Feb 2017 #23
unblock Feb 2017 #25
Ilsa Feb 2017 #3
jmg257 Feb 2017 #7
nolabear Feb 2017 #8
Ilsa Feb 2017 #10
grantcart Feb 2017 #15
irisblue Feb 2017 #4
BumRushDaShow Feb 2017 #5
Ilsa Feb 2017 #11
BumRushDaShow Feb 2017 #12
HoneyBadger Feb 2017 #6
yortsed snacilbuper Feb 2017 #9
Stinky The Clown Feb 2017 #13
elleng Feb 2017 #17
Thrill Feb 2017 #14
linuxman Feb 2017 #20
TrekLuver Feb 2017 #16
elleng Feb 2017 #18
Lucinda Feb 2017 #19
Ilsa Feb 2017 #22
ManiacJoe Feb 2017 #21
Renew Deal Feb 2017 #24
MineralMan Feb 2017 #26

Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 05:30 PM

1. I'm sure they're always out there somewhere...

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 05:33 PM

2. they are, of course, but usually not in the news.

putin is strutting.

he is showing the world that he can do whatever he wants, donnie will do nothing to stop him.

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Response to unblock (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 07:04 PM

23. And exactly what should the U.S. do?

Blow a ship out of international waters? Should Russia do the same to U.S. spy ships? Do you make this complaint when they did it when Obama was president? Some people would really like to get into a war with Russia. A war they would not fight.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #23)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 08:09 PM

25. yes, that's exactly what i said

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 05:33 PM

3. Picking up or dropping off? NT

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 05:47 PM

7. HAHA LOL! That's funny! Good job.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 05:49 PM

8. HAH! Funny on so many levels.

I miss the Car Talk guys.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 06:05 PM

10. I remember that exact line from Ghostbusters, too,

when the police wagon met with Janine Melnitz (Annie Potts) and dropped off Louis Tully (Rick Moranis).

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 06:31 PM

15. Wins the thread

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 05:34 PM

4. They are always there. We are always in the Artic near Murmansk.

Submarines. Always

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 05:43 PM

5. So it's gonna soon run into a couple cyclones out there, eh?

This was the one from over the weekend -



This is what's on its way the rest of this week -



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 06:15 PM

11. Oh, I like this!

I hope they toss cookies for a week.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 06:29 PM

12. If they are sitting off the coast of Delaware headed north

at some point they are going to run into some rough seas when the southern stream storm scoots off the SE coast headed NE towards New England (when they either still chugging their way to CT or on their way back down). Meanwhile a clipper is supposed to cut across the northern tier states and combine with that southern storm, where the new single entity will probably undergo "bombogenesis" and rapidly deepen, generating some major wind gusts.

They are going to have to go WAY out away from the east coast area to avoid it (they can't come closer or they'll be out of international waters). IMHO, they need to just go on and follow that storm further northeast as it heads towards the UK and go on and bother England or something.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 05:46 PM

6. Some of the foreign "fishing" vessels operating 3 miles from shore

 

Have always been "spy" vessels

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 05:51 PM

9. I was in the Coast Guard,

they have always been spying on us.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 06:30 PM

13. Fun and games with Russian spy ships

I was in the Navy in the late 60s. I served mostly on minesweepers. There was a 90 day TDY (temporary duty) where I was aboard this thing:



When I was on board, she was known as MSS-1, or Minesweeper, Special. Before it was commissioned, it was considered a "device". She had a crew of four or five, with a lower grade officer as "captain" and chief boatswain mate as the brains of the outfit. I was there with three other guys for the sole purpose of ptting her spare parts in order. On sailing down the East Coast to Charleston, SC, she encountered rough weather. Thousands of tiny electronic parts like resisters and such spilled from bins. Ours was the heroic ( ) task of picking up the little things and place into one of the hundreds of small open bis from which they's fallen while at sea.

Anyway, the shit had no superstructure apart from a small forward superstructure topped by a tiny cube mounted to shock absorbers. A weird craft, indeed.

On her way down from the St Lawrence Seaway she encountered Russian "trawlers" who approached pretty aggressively and were seen to be taking pictures. The ship had to put in to Portsmouth NH Naval Shipyard to take on additional gear. In answer to the trawlers, they also had some fun. They welded some 55 gallon steel drums end to end, added a cone to one end, and painted things in bright colors. They then welded these things to the deck. It looked like a massive war machine, bristling with missiles. As Portsmouth was a provisioning yard for boomers, the notion of loading missiles was not far fetched. Well, it was, but that was the story.

MSS-1 was back on her way.

And the trawlers were EVERYWHERE! Like a swarm of bees to a spilled bowl of sugar water.

The ship made the trip to Charleston MineLant headquarters to be fitted out further and then off to her testing in the Gulf, out of the Mine Warefare Lab in Panama City.

Anyway, the Russians seemed to like the show of this thing, which was a former Liberty Ship that was to be scrapped.

Oh. Her actual purpose? To explode mines ON. HER. HULL! She was filled with foam and ping balls to make her unsinkable. With nothing below deck (she used these massive outboard motors) it was easy to fill her up.

If you're interested, here's more about the "device". Kind of a wacky story, really.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/11/1701.htm

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 06:38 PM

17. Wacky and cool!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 06:30 PM

14. They can do that with their puppet in the WH

Move on nothing to see here

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Response to Thrill (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 06:45 PM

20. They can do that literally anytime they want.

 

They actually have been for many decades under every president of your lifetime.

For the record, we also do it to them.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 06:32 PM

16. Do you think this spy ship and missle launch by the Russians is a ruse? Meaning they worked

 

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this out with Trashbag so Trashbag will take some bogus action against them to make it look like he's not in cahoots?? I feel like I'm turning into a crazy right winger conspiracy theory nut.

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Response to TrekLuver (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 06:39 PM

18. No. See #s 9 and 13.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 06:39 PM

19. Someone said on an earlier post today - "Tell Flynn his ride was here"

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 06:54 PM

22. LOL! Scary to think about. nt

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 06:51 PM

21. Must be a slow news day.

They do it.
We do it.
Everyone else with a large navy does it.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 07:10 PM

24. Torpedo it

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 08:14 PM

26. Emergency! Emergency! Everybody to get from street!

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