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Wed Feb 26, 2014, 09:38 PM

 

Russian spy ship docked in Havana

Source: yahoo news

Havana (AFP) - A Russian warship was docked in Havana Wednesday, without explanation from Communist Cuba or its state media.

The Viktor Leonov CCB-175 boat, measuring 91.5 meters (300 feet) long and 14.5 meters wide, was docked at the port of Havana's cruise ship area, near the Russian Orthodox Cathedral.

The Vishnya, or Meridian-class intelligence ship, which has a crew of around 200, went into service in the Black Sea in 1988 before it was transferred seven years later to the northern fleet, Russian media sources said.

Neither Cuban authorities nor state media have mentioned the ship's visit, unlike on previous tours by Russian warships.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/russian-spy-ship-docked-havana-224015753.html;_ylt=AwrBJR5Abg5TY3cAUS_QtDMD

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frwrfpos Feb 2014 OP
Thinkingabout Feb 2014 #1
juxtaposed Feb 2014 #2
newfie11 Feb 2014 #3
juxtaposed Feb 2014 #5
Mr.Bill Feb 2014 #4
juxtaposed Feb 2014 #7
okaawhatever Feb 2014 #6
juxtaposed Feb 2014 #8
Judi Lynn Feb 2014 #9
frwrfpos Feb 2014 #10
AngryDem001 Feb 2014 #16
LarryNM Feb 2014 #13
L0oniX Feb 2014 #11
kentauros Feb 2014 #22
idendoit Feb 2014 #12
geek tragedy Feb 2014 #14
Judi Lynn Feb 2014 #15
freshwest Feb 2014 #17
kentauros Feb 2014 #23
fleabiscuit Feb 2014 #18
BeatleBoot Feb 2014 #19
yurbud Feb 2014 #20
DeSwiss Feb 2014 #21
PeoViejo Feb 2014 #24
rppper Feb 2014 #25

Response to frwrfpos (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 09:56 PM

1. Oh, wow, Russia has spy ships, guess lots of countries spy.

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Response to frwrfpos (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 09:58 PM

2. why would cuda or russia need to tell state media that a ship came into port?

 

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Response to juxtaposed (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 10:00 PM

3. Exactly. Nt

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Response to juxtaposed (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 10:01 PM

5. sorry,,, yahoo said so

 

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Response to frwrfpos (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 10:01 PM

4. If we know it's a spy ship,

and we know where it is, they are not doing their job very well.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 10:07 PM

7. this is not at all news, should not be posted as such.

 

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Response to frwrfpos (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 10:06 PM

6. Putin was saber rattling earlier too. It was only reported on Russian media, but he claims he wants

to open up a few overseas naval bases. He's mentioned Vietnam, The Seychelles, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Singapore. We'll see. I only saw the story because I googled something else about their navy, so I'm so sure if the statement was purely for domestic consumption.
He said the same thing back in July 2012.

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Response to okaawhatever (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 10:09 PM

8. rattle, rattle, rattle, you should have wait a few more minutes to respond. rattle!

 

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Response to frwrfpos (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 10:32 PM

9. Whoooooo! Run away! Head for the hills. Send the military, wipe'em out.

How dare they!

Hope they won't get in the road of the insane hostilities the US has been conducting against that small country all these long years, going back even to the 1800's.
How thoughtful to shoot the scary news to us so quickly.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 10:39 PM

10. yep

 

we must always be at war with eurasia

puke

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Response to frwrfpos (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 12:04 AM

16. No.

We are at war with Eastaisa. We have always been at war with Eastasia.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 11:44 PM

13. +1 n/t

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Response to frwrfpos (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 10:39 PM

11. The missiles are back. Calling Dr. Strangelove...

 

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 01:46 AM

22. Maybe he can tell usq

if we have a mine-shaft gap

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Response to frwrfpos (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 11:37 PM

12. Fidel sheds a nostalgic tear for his long departed allies.

 

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Response to frwrfpos (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 11:54 PM

14. that comes as a complete shock and suprise

 

said no one

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Response to frwrfpos (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 11:57 PM

15. Fortunately they only sent the one this time, whew.

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God only knows they can do a powerful lot of spying from just one.

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Response to frwrfpos (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 12:15 AM

17. And just who will be going on shore to work on their suntans? Huh, huh?



Yes, that really is Cuba. Nice vacation spot.



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Response to freshwest (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 01:48 AM

23. Nice!

I really wish we'd kick out the idiots so we can add Cuba to tourist trips. I guess in the first few years it would be too crowded, though...

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Response to frwrfpos (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 12:41 AM

18. Shoot, that's not the news.

Where the news came from is the real news, AFP http://www.afp.com/en/home/

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Response to frwrfpos (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 12:50 AM

19. Either dropping off ousted Ukraine president

or removing old man Castro...

were my first thoughts...

I have no idea!

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Response to frwrfpos (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 12:55 AM

20. are we supposed to piss ourselves or something?

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Response to frwrfpos (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 01:07 AM

21. Mr. President, we cannot permit a spy-ship gap!!!

 



- It's so tragic to see us having to grab at old strawmen from the 1950s in order to try to keep the level of fear high and make the people scared and crying for Uncle Sammy to make all the bad men go away!

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Response to frwrfpos (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 07:46 AM

24. Russia used to have a spy ship anchored off of Portsmouth NH

 

..just beyond the 12 Mile Limit. They were monitoring communications from Pease AFB and the Subs coming in and out of the Navy Yard. A fisherman I knew said they would go out to it and trade Booze and cigarettes to the crew. No big deal and the crew were friendly. I think it was called the Remora, after the fish that attach themselves to Sharks and Whales.

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Response to frwrfpos (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 10:30 AM

25. Ran into one of those off the coast of Scotland..

...in 1990. It was flanked by a destroyer and a frigate who attempted to harass us when we hit the 12 mile point....followed us for a day, criss crossed our bow at distances of less than 300 yards(that's bumper to bumper traffic in open ocean btw...) we gave them the bird a lot, they returned the favor, they pointed their guns at us and we had torpedoes in the tubes. We finally dove and lost them pretty fast after that. The destroyer and the frigate were pretty scary looking, but their asw systems weren't very hot....good old fun from the Cold War days....

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