Saturday, February 18, 2017

Earth to Sheeple: Why IS the Russian spy ship 'loitering' off Virginia near world's largest naval base?

DAHBOO77 reports on Russian Spy Ship
"Victor Leonov" sailing off US Coast

USrael Main$tream Media is going bonkers today over the newz that a Russian Spy Ship is "loitering" off the coast of North Eastern United States.  Here is the report from Fox News and I will have my thoughts in comments to follow:

Russian spy ship 'loitering' off Virginia near world's largest naval base, officials say


From Faux Newz

The Russian spy ship Viktor Leonov is currently “loitering” off the coast of Norfolk, Va., home to the largest naval base in the world, two U.S. officials tell Fox News.

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As of Friday morning, the Russian spy ship is slowly patrolling only 17 nautical miles -- roughly 19 miles -- from land, according to officials. United States territorial waters extend 12 nautical miles from shore.

Fox News was first to report the sighting of the Russian spy ship off the coast of Delaware on Tuesday.

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The Victor Leonov, armed with an array of intelligence gathering equipment used to intercept communications and analyze U.S. Navy sonar capability, later traveled within 30 miles off the Connecticut coast near a submarine base earlier this week.

“It’s lawful [and] similar to operations we do around the world,” Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters Friday.

The Russian spy ship left her homeport in the Barents Sea near Norway, part of Russia’s northern fleet, around New Year’s Day, according to American defense officials. Following a port call in Jamaica, the Russian ship then began its voyage north along the east coast of the United States.

The deployment of the Russian intelligence-gathering ship was likely planned for months before it set sail in early January, according to U.S. defense officials. They said it apparently was not tied to the Obama administration’s Dec. 29 order that Moscow shut down two of its “vacation” properties, which the U.S. government said were used to intercept American communications. One was on New York's Long Island and the other was at Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

It’s the first time the Viktor Leonov has appeared off the east coast of the United States since April 2015. The ship was spotted in Havana Harbor in January 2015 as the Obama administration eased relations with Cuba. U.S. officials have said they believe the Russian spy ship will eventually make its way back to the Caribbean.

At a White House Press conference Thursday, President Donald Trump was asked about the Russian spy ship.




The greatest thing I could do is shoot that ship that’s 30 miles offshore right out of the water. Everyone is going to say that’s so great. That’s not great. I would love to get along with Russia,” Trump said.

When the president was later asked about other recent Russian provocations including the buzzing of a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Black Sea roughly 180 miles southwest of Russian held Crimea, Trump responded, "Not good."

The four Russian jets came within 200 yards of the USS Porter and had their identifying transponders turned off according to a spokesman for the U.S. military’s European Command.

In Brussels Thursday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was asked by Fox News' Jennifer Griffin if he trusted the Russians enough to potentially work with them in the future.

“Russia is going to have to prove itself first,” Mattis answered, adding it was premature to talk about cooperating militarily with Moscow.

Yet roughly 2,600 miles away from Brussels, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford, was meeting his Russian military counterpart, Valeriy Gerasimov, in Azerbaijan pledging to "enhance communications" between respective militaries, according to a Pentagon statement following their meeting.

The Pentagon cut off military-to-military talks with Moscow after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014.

Elsewhere in Europe Thursday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Tillerson was on his first overseas trip as Secretary of State to attend the G-20 ministerial meeting in Bonn, Germany.

“The United States will consider working with Russia when we can find areas of practical cooperation that will benefit the American people. Where we do not see eye to eye the United States will stand up for the interests and values of America and her allies,” Tillerson said after his meeting with Lavrov.

The Russian foreign minister said U.S. sanctions against Russia were not discussed in his meeting with Tillerson.


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Yes, the "Terrorize the Stupid Sheeple" M$M press is at it again...telling half the story in order to whip the sheeple up into a frenzy.  This frenzy can then be used in conjunction with a "false flag" to start a conflict or escalate the newly re-ignited "Cold War" that the MIC so desperately needs to command huge budgets for USrael.  And, at his recent disastrous press conference, the newly installed "Bull in the China Shop" resident of the White House inflamed the situation by ad libbing:

“The greatest thing I could do is shoot that ship that’s 30 miles offshore right out of the water. Everyone is going to say that’s so great. That’s not great. I would love to get along with Russia,” Trump said.

When the president was later asked about other recent Russian provocations including the buzzing of a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Black Sea roughly 180 miles southwest of Russian held Crimea, Trump responded, "Not good."
Instead of behaving "presidential" and calming the citizenry by telling them the whole truth...Trump spoke "tough" like a kid in a schoolyard...colloquially referring to "shoot"[ing] the ship "right out of the water".  Earth to Trump.  That is NOT how a president speaks.  For the hard of thinking...I will re-phrase what Trump said with what he SHOULD have said:

"Yes, my military advisors have informed me about the Russian ship off our coast. But let me assure Americans that this ship has been travelling only in international waters throughout it's routine voyage. Let me also remind Americans that American naval vessels also routinely sail in international waters off the coast of other countries, including Russia. In fact, at the present time, there are American Naval vessels participating in NATO drills in the Black Sea off the coast of Russia. Now there is a treaty (the Montreaux Convention) limiting our stay in those waters and we will be strictly adhering to that treaty.  Perhaps the Russian vessel is sailing nearby our coasts because we are sailing nearby their coasts."

See?  It's not so hard to speak presidentially and/or tell the whole truth about a geopolitical event.  But, and this is the unfortunate point of this post.  I don't think either the US media and/or President Trump have the will and/or capacity to make the effort.  And this can and will be catastrophic for this planet.

7 comments:

Ed(itor) said...

The author at the link is a retired US Army intel officer (Lt. Col.) once assigned to work with special forces and Green berets who now resides in Virginia. http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2017/02/httpsenwikipediaorgwikivishnya-class_intelligence_ship-1.html

"... “It’s lawful [and] similar to operations we do around the world,” Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters Friday.

The Russian spy ship left her homeport in the Barents Sea near Norway, part of Russia’s northern fleet, around New Year’s Day, according to American defense officials. Following a port call in Jamaica, the Russian ship then began its voyage north along the east coast of the United States.

The deployment of the Russian intelligence-gathering ship was likely planned for months before it set sail in early January, according to U.S. defense officials. They said it apparently was not tied to the Obama administration’s Dec. 29 order that Moscow shut down two of its “vacation” properties, which the U.S. government said were used to intercept American communications. One was on New York's Long Island and the other was at Maryland’s Eastern Shore....

This is fun for the feebleminded warmongers of the world . All major powers, ALL MAJOR POWERS operate big, roomy cargo type ships as SIGINT collect platforms around the world. WE DO IT as Captain, USN Jeff Davis told the world from the Pentagon. Do the names USS Liberty and USS Pueblo mean anything to you? Do they strike a bell?

This ship, the Russian Navy vessel Viktor Leonov is engaged in lawful and non-threatening routine SIGINT collection operations. If we had any sense we would invite them into Norfolk for a liberty port call. The restaurants, bars and whores down there could used the business....."

greencrow said...

"...If we had any sense we would invite them into Norfolk for a liberty port call."

YOU should be the president, Ed(itor)!

Northerntruthseeker said...

Crow... I have no problem with the Russians having their spy ships in international waters, which they are allowed to do, some 30 miles off the American coast... For we can not forget the fact that the US and NATO have always had THEIR spy ships close to Russian waters for decades.. And the Americans have used spy ships to listen off the Chinese coast in the south China sea for decades as well...

Again the ship is in international waters, and according to international law of the seas, the Russians are perfectly within their rights to be there...

Its called listening in, and what is good for the Americans should be good for the Russians....

There should be no problem here at all... I look at this as just the Jew spew media once again trying to find SOMETHING to vilify Russia..

SingingSam said...

Trump uses buffoonery like a weapon. His unpresidential speech and manner got him elected.

Much of the world underestimates him, and that is unwise.

greencrow said...

NTS:

Makes sense to me...and why Americans wouldn't apply logic and reason to the situation is as a result of their internal programming.

greencrow said...

Hi SingingSam:

"....Much of the world underestimates him, and that is unwise."

Given his recent blunders...that's truly scary.

Ed(itor) said...

Thanks for your vote, GC. I didn't say that; that was the retired Army intel officer. But if elected, I'd refuse to serve. I'd be shot on day two, anyway. Anybody remember the movie "Zotz!" with Tom Poston? I could be miniaturized along with a tiny one-room apartment fit into that inner niche just above the President's earlobe and I could whisper.