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Tue Feb 14, 2017, 03:24 PM

Russian jets in 'unsafe' encounters with destroyer: U.S. official

Source: Reuters

Multiple Russian military aircraft came close to a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Black Sea on Feb. 10, incidents considered "unsafe and unprofessional," a U.S. official said on Tuesday.

There were three separate incidents involving Russian aircraft and the USS Porter, Captain Danny Hernandez, a spokesman for U.S. European Command, said. One involved two Russian Su-24 jets, another a separate Su-24, and the third involved a larger IL-38.

"USS Porter queried all aircraft and received no response," Hernandez said.

"Such incidents are concerning because they can result in accident or miscalculation," he added.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-military-idUSKBN15T2MU?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social

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Reply Russian jets in 'unsafe' encounters with destroyer: U.S. official (Original post)
Jose Garcia Feb 2017 OP
Squinch Feb 2017 #1
titaniumsalute Feb 2017 #6
Squinch Feb 2017 #7
olddad56 Feb 2017 #23
ck4829 Feb 2017 #2
unblock Feb 2017 #3
Johnny2X2X Feb 2017 #4
Cosmocat Feb 2017 #5
StarryNite Feb 2017 #8
coco22 Feb 2017 #9
BumRushDaShow Feb 2017 #14
Schema Thing Feb 2017 #17
global1 Feb 2017 #18
simguy225 Feb 2017 #22
elmac Feb 2017 #10
heaven05 Feb 2017 #11
maxrandb Feb 2017 #12
paleotn Feb 2017 #16
Occulus Feb 2017 #27
truthisfreedom Feb 2017 #13
matt819 Feb 2017 #15
lagomorph777 Feb 2017 #20
Blue_Tires Feb 2017 #19
ManiacJoe Feb 2017 #21
dalton99a Feb 2017 #24
Corey_Baker08 Feb 2017 #25
workinclasszero Feb 2017 #26

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 03:26 PM

1. Gosh. They're really pissed one of their mouthpieces got canned, aren't they?

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Response to Squinch (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 03:37 PM

6. Well it was 4 days ago

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Response to titaniumsalute (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 03:38 PM

7. Oops. Missed that. But someone pissed them off. Wonder what Trump promised that he didn't deliver.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 07:43 PM

23. electronic evesdropping that close to their border might have pissed them off.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 03:27 PM

2. If only Russia was smaller and Muslim-y, then someone can put them "on notice"

But they're not so I guess we have to put up with it.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 03:31 PM

3. donnie promised during the campaign, no one's tougher on russia than him, so

i'm sure putin's quaking in his boots....

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 03:34 PM

4. Trump is going to rage

I bet he only lets Putin sleep with his wife and not his daughter too on his next visit, that will show him.

Seriously though, don't be surprised if Trump and Putin manufacture a conflict where Trump can look tough on Russia.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 03:36 PM

5. This is Putin doing to 45 what 45 is doing to the US

45 is a natural predator, and since the stupid in this country is strong enough to put him in the white house, we now have to suffer as a country by being treated the way a predator treats people - puts them under aggression and stresses them.

But, make no mistake, Putin is 10 times smarter and nastier than 45, and now after he successfully cowed Trump into his influence to get elected, and worked to active take advantage of the already strongly programmed brain washing of the soft headed dolt conservatives in this country, all toward the aim of getting 45 elected, he is now going to do what he does - put the buffoon in a never ending series of no win situations ...

It is only only starting, and it will only get worse, on both accounts.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 03:39 PM

8. I'm very suspicious about this

The timing...something just doesn't add up. I think Trump and Putin are trying to make it appear that they aren't as friendly as they really are in order to take some heat off of Trump.

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Response to StarryNite (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 03:41 PM

9. Exactly..

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Response to StarryNite (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 04:03 PM

14. Pure phony. nt

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Response to StarryNite (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 05:01 PM

17. Quite possibly. I've had that thought too.



but it could also be that, while definitely conspiratorial on some things, Putin and Trump are not joined at the hip, and Putin is letting him know that "I can make you my bitch - or I can make you look strong"... wrt some or another aspect of geopolitics.

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Response to StarryNite (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 05:02 PM

18. Agreed - 1000%....nt

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Response to StarryNite (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 07:31 PM

22. They've been sowing their oats for a bit now...

 

with TU-96 skirting the lines around Great Britain, for example.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 03:41 PM

10. Their just checking out their new navy

 

Putin owns us, lock, stock, and yes, barrel.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 03:42 PM

11. staged

 

by putin after call from boy potus puppet of presidents bannon and miller.........no doubt

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 03:45 PM

12. Shit! It would have to be a ship named the Porter

You must read this entire story about the USS WILLIAM D. PORTER

http://bobrosssr.tripod.com/porterstory.html

From November 1943, until her demise in June 1945, the American destroyer William D Porter was often hailed - whenever she entered port or joined other Naval ships - with the greetings:'Don't shoot, we're Republicans!'

For a half a century , the US Navy kept a lid on the details of the incident that prompted this salutation. A Miami news reporter made the first public disclosure in 1958 after he stumbled upon the truth while covering a reunion of the destroyer's crew. The Pentagon reluctantly and tersely confirmed his story, but only a smattering of newspapers took notice.

Fifty years ago, the Willie D as the Porter was nicknamed, accidentally fired a live torpedo at the battleship Iowa during a practice exercise. As if this weren't bad enough, the Iowa was carrying President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the time, along with Secretary of State, Cordell Hull and all of the Country's WWII military brass. They were headed for the Big Three Conference in Tehran, where Roosevelt was to meet Stalin and Churchill. Had the Porter's torpedo struck the Iowa at the aiming point, the last 50 years of world history might have been quite different.

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 04:54 PM

16. Interesting bit of history.

Thanks!

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 07:25 AM

27. That was one hell of a story.

Read the whole thing. Thanks!

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 03:45 PM

13. Or is it pootie reminding twitler to stay in line?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 04:37 PM

15. Therein lies the problem

How does the Russian mole respond?

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Response to matt819 (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 05:10 PM

20. However Vlad tells him to.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 05:04 PM

19. Su-24 Fencers?

Russia should have the respect to buzz us with the expensive, good stuff and not the cheap trash... Who do they think we are, Finland?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 06:44 PM

21. Nothing a little CIWS won't put and end to.


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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 09:09 PM

24. Don't fall for this bullshit. It's just for show. The Trump-Putin love burns bright as ever.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 11:25 PM

25. Why Don't I See Anything About The Russian Spy Ship Sitting Off The Coast Of Delaware?

It was on CNN about 3:30 seemed like a big deal yet no mention even on nightly news...

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 11:32 PM

26. Putin push back

 

For his pal Flynn?

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