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Wed Feb 15, 2017, 12:34 PM

There's a Russian spy ship hanging out off the East Coast

Source: Salon

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 10:50 AM EST

A Russian spy ship has moved 40 miles closer to the U.S. shore, and is now sitting 30 miles off the coast of Groton, Connecticut, according to a report by Fox News.

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Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy, a Democrat, has challenged the shipís actions on Twitter.

"Russia is acting like it has a permission slip to expand influence, test limits of reach. Questions are obvious: does it, and if so, why?"

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This is the latest in a series of military escalations from Russia since national security adviser Michael T. Flynn was compelled to resign on Tuesday. Flynn had well-known ties to the regime of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, although it is unclear whether there is any connection between Flynnís resignation and the recent escalations.

The other escalations include the deployment of a cruise missile in violation of a treaty that helped end the Cold War, carrying out flights near a Navy warship, and sending a spy ship off the coast of Delaware.

Read more: http://www.salon.com/2017/02/15/theres-a-russian-spy-ship-hanging-out-off-the-east-coast/

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Reply There's a Russian spy ship hanging out off the East Coast (Original post)
inanna Feb 2017 OP
Botany Feb 2017 #1
oldmanandthesea Feb 2017 #2
bora13 Feb 2017 #3
Historic NY Feb 2017 #4
Ray Bruns Feb 2017 #5
LanternWaste Feb 2017 #10
Ray Bruns Feb 2017 #12
HockeyMom Feb 2017 #11
hack89 Feb 2017 #18
lagomorph777 Feb 2017 #6
hack89 Feb 2017 #19
FoxNewsSucks Feb 2017 #7
SummerSnow Feb 2017 #8
Achilleaze Feb 2017 #9
LudwigPastorius Feb 2017 #13
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2017 #17
Liberalagogo Feb 2017 #14
sarcasmo Feb 2017 #15
BumRushDaShow Feb 2017 #16
BREMPRO Feb 2017 #20
yurbud Feb 2017 #21

Response to inanna (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 12:38 PM

1. Don's taxi is here

n/t

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 12:39 PM

2. Hey Flynn ! Your UBER is here.

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 12:41 PM

3. i see nothing

mama bear to goldilocks, have two packages, one large (with small hands) and one small.

rendezvous at 12:30 hrs.

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 12:41 PM

4. How about our jets buzz it...........

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 12:42 PM

5. We watch them, they watch us.

When I was in the Navy during the 80's, there always was a Russian ship hanging around just outside the 12 mile limit out of Norfolk, VA. We would see them as we went on deployment. As long as they are outside the 12 mile limit (international waters), nothing we can do.


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Response to Ray Bruns (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 01:01 PM

10. And yet, the act is still part and parcel of the international language of diplomacy.

And yet, the act is still part and parcel of the international language of diplomacy, and it incumbent upon us to both accurately interpret and from that, appropriately act on their immediate presence.

Looking at one ship as no more and no less than simply one ship, rather than as part of the whole of communication would have had catastrophic, possibly apocalyptic results during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 01:12 PM

12. That was my point.

Let's not make a mountain out of a mole hill. We should act appropriately, not fly off the handle about one ship in international waters doing what we regularly do to other nations. Personally, I am more worried about reports Russia is breaking the INF treaty. That is a provocation.

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Response to Ray Bruns (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 01:08 PM

11. I believe there is a Naval Base in Groton

Interesting Russians picked these bases, then and now.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 02:23 PM

18. There are only four naval bases on the East Coast to choose from

not sure that it is such a big deal.

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 12:43 PM

6. Nice. And how many subs are with it, surrounding our main sub port?

If Trumps Chumps needed a wake-up, this would be it. Won't be on Faux "News" though, so I'm afraid it won't help.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 02:25 PM

19. I would suspect none

the Russian submarine fleet has withered away to just a handful of operational boats. They don't venture far from home waters.

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 12:43 PM

7. If things had gone right,

that would have been tRump, Manafort, Flynn and Bannon's party barge.

Considering the current total fuck-up that is the White House, I think it's actually a threat from their real boss. Next stop - Siberia.

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 12:44 PM

8. Trump gave them the OK to spy on us. I remember when this was considered an act of war

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 12:45 PM

9. It's the escape pod for the illegitimate KGOP

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 01:12 PM

13. Word is that the FSB's code name for Trump is "Corned Beef Dirigible'.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 02:22 PM

17. LOL!!

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 01:30 PM

14. And away we go....

 

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 01:53 PM

15. And I thought Flynn would take the Red Eye to Moscow.

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 02:06 PM

16. There's a nasty storm due to form in the Atlantic today/tomorrow



(TWC will be calling it "Pluto")

The winds will be kicking it out over the ocean where that ship is trolling us.

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 02:39 PM

20. WTF! right off our coast and no alarm from the executive branch!!???

oh that's right, T's a P puppet. friendly sightseeing of their new territory ...

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 02:42 PM

21. if it's waiting to evacuate Trump, let them take him.

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