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De-escalation Off: US Navy Sends Warship To Black Sea "In Direct Response To Ukraine Circumstances"

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On the heels of NATO's declaration that is was suspending all practical cooperation with Russia (and ordered military planners to draft new measures to strengthen its defenses), Bloomberg reports that the US will be sending a Navy warship back to the Black Sea. Pentagon spokesman Army Colonel Steve Warren told reporters that the ship (as yet unnamed) wil be there to conduct exercises with allies and is a "direct response to the circumstances in Ukraine." and is the first in the Black Sea for 2 weeks.

 

NATO started the day off aggressively...

Nato said earlier on Tuesday it was suspending all practical cooperation with Russia in protest at its annexation of Crimea, and ordered military planners to draft measures to strengthen its defenses and reassure nervous Eastern European countries.

Which came on the heels of...

Move follows U.S. deployment of F-16 fighters to Poland and F-15 fighters to the Baltic to assist allies with regional air patrols

And now the US steps up the actions (as well as words)

U.S. in next several days will send a Navy warship into the Black Sea to conduct exercises with allies, Pentagon spokesman Army Colonel Steve Warren tells reporters

 

Warren wouldn’t name the vessel, the first in that body of water since a U.S. vessel departed March 21

 

Deployment is “direct response to the circumstances in the Ukraine

We can only wonder how long until Russia "test fires" another ICBM?

 

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Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:25 | 4617810 icanhasbailout
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U.S.S. Target Practice

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:28 | 4617820 kliguy38
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thank God......for a minute I thought that sanity had taken place. Let's go now.....roll out McCain and Lindsey and BEAT THAT DRUM!

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:32 | 4617842 Joe Davola
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Is this what they mean by "chumming the waters"?

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:37 | 4617866 Gringo Viejo
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"You've killed us you arrogant ass."

.....1st Officer to Soviet Sub Commander
"The Hunt For Red October"

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:40 | 4617882 kaiserhoff
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Stupid is as stupid does.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:42 | 4617895 negative rates
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Sorry about that, it was a misfire!

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:53 | 4617946 ParkAveFlasher
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Maybe they are just stopping at the new gas station in Crimea, before heading home to Norfolk.  I hear some Russian owns it now.  Yeah, nice guy, they say.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:59 | 4617967 Headbanger
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Uh oh..  CNN.co headline :

It could happen in 12 hours

William Hearst would be so proud of them!

 

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:12 | 4618044 Ignatius
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Remember The... Remember The [as yet unnamed] !!

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:40 | 4618392 Urban Redneck
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If it's an estimate coming from NATO command is Brussels, it is WRONG.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:18 | 4618065 robertocarlos
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Don't forget to buy a lotto ticket.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:40 | 4617883 pods
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Day late and a dollar short there guys.

Haven't they heard?  Crimea is already Russian.  

Hope the unnamed ship isn't the Liberty or Maine.

pods

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:00 | 4617971 Unknown User
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Crimea? No. They want to demolish as much of Ukraine and Russia as possible so they would then have to borrow money from the banksters to rebuild what they themselves destroyed.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:14 | 4618054 Ignatius
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How 'bout... USS ObamaCare.

Sure to go to the bottom with all hands.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:51 | 4618435 Karl von Bahnhof
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It sank already!

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:51 | 4618198 McMolotov
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I just re-watched "The Hunt For Red October" over the weekend since Netflix was getting ready to remove it from streaming, and I pointed out to my kids that now we have people like Snowden fleeing to Russia.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:00 | 4617973 RafterManFMJ
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Radar contact! It's the North Vietnamese Navy! They are attacking us!

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:02 | 4619088 StychoKiller
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Yo, be on the lookout for small, hi-speed torpedo boats!

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:32 | 4617844 camaro68ss
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spreading "democracy" one false flag at a time.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:14 | 4618052 ThirdWorldDude
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Did you think the satanist Tribe that runs the western world could ever reconcile with the thought of getting bitch-slapped by Russia twice in a year? Not just no but hell no; they'd rather get 95% of humanity killed than seeing their plans crumble in front of them.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 17:34 | 4618799 The Chief
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Russians have nothing to fear. After Clinton was elected in 1992-3, the Navy enjoyed a dismantling like nothing ever seen before or since.

We replaced brilliant commanders with wannabes. Hundreds of them. HUNDREDS. It was carried out by an effeminant SecNav under orders, in my opinion. Destroy any vestige of espirit de corp in all of the services was amongst the first thing that a draft dodging pot smoker foisted upon the service.

We inserted...by force...a huge number of boot-lickers and politicians (because that's what it takes, just ask 'em) as flag officers.

We rammed a huge number of militant lesbian war-mongers into command positions. You know the type. It may be appropriate to add HERE that the Navy got along just fine for 150 years without ANY women.

With the snarling, snapping, cigarette stained teeth of Pelosi and Boxer, we spit women into combat ships. War ready? Ha! You guys can't even imagine what we are dealing with out there. To be fair, most don't want to be there. Hell, most men don't want to be at sea, let alone do-nothing women.

I don't know about y'all, but I'm fixin' to make me some popcorn. Do I want to see my tax dollars going to the bottom of the Black Sea? Not particularly. It's no longer my Navy though, it's just tax dollars and very unimportant lives aboard (I say that tongue-in-cheek). So why should americans care? We give billions away to crony bankers. BILLIONS.

Watching the skipper of that vessel surrender it to the Russians or skuttle it in fear will be particularly heart warming. Maybe the skipper can become a REAL patriot and do the right thing. Hell, maybe we have an American Captain Ramius on our side. One can only hope...

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 21:21 | 4623559 IronForge
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I take it that you stayed in or didn't retire from Active Duty until after the Clinton Downsizings were over, Chief.

I'm a Son of a Chief(WWII/Korea - Vietnam post AD Retirement on Aux Fleet Oilers with the 7th FLT) myself; and I Enlisted to go to the Trade School Pipeline for my Ring of the Seven Seas.

I got out during the Downsizing Myself  - The Cold War just ended, my Late Father was just diagnozed with Alzheimer's with 2years to live, and the Detailer was talking about my going to Sea for up to 5 years to make LCDR due to the overcrowding in my MOS - when my Year Group was On Deck for the Early Promo Boards in a Year or two.  

When I qualified for the Separation Bonus, I already served 2 beyond my Obligation and got out, eventually got him into a VA Alzheimer's Ward (actually lived 7years), moved my Mother near him, and heard about the Chaos regarding all the Officer Manpower shortages from letting too much talent go and not retiring the passed-over deadweight LIFERs fast enough.

7Ps Rule come to mind. 

Mixed crews were on Tenders and Hospital Ships in my Time - I'm sure the Fleet had some adjustments to make in order to accomodate Mixed Crews on Warships with all the tight Berthing Spaces.

Regards,

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 03:57 | 4624077 The Chief
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We burned through a few billion dollars in accomodating the fairer sex building berthing infrastructure. Great spend. Then we spent another few hundred million trying to figure out how to shore up holes in the fleet when half of them wouldn't report for sea duty.

I got out right about when you did. I was at Office of Legislative Affairs and it was sooooo much fun trying to lobby to keep women off of combat ships, gays out of the military, etc, etc. I was a quality of life guy...pay raises for sailors, etc. It was always my trump card..."What's that Chief of Staff so-and-so? The Senator doesn't have time to discuss giving a 1.0% raise to our sailors yet he just gave himself a 12% one? Thanks, that's all I wanted to know. I'll inform the CNO on your, er, I mean, HIS position."

That was the place where I learned that they are all, ALL, a bunch of lying, self-important, scumbags. The D or R makes no difference. My personal favorite for the world's largest douche was Howard Metzenbaum-Ohio. One of the tribe and I'm fairly certain a dual-citizen (if not, he sure acted like he was). He hated the 2nd amendment. He hated freedom of any kind. In my opinion, pure communist.

I have stories. Good God. I thought Frank Kelso would have a heart attack about a dozen times. He was one of the last great flags. God only knows where they get the flags of today. Instead of retiring to a nice cushy job at Lockheed Martin or Boeing, the bastards today lobby Facebook and Google for work. What does that tell you?

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:34 | 4617857 Payne
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watch them run aground and have to ask for help.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:28 | 4617823 Headbanger
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This is fucking nuts!

God bless her crew.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:30 | 4617831 Grande Tetons
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None of THEIR children will be on board...that is for sure. 

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:51 | 4617935 maskone909
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just wait until they incentivise this by paying off student loans for sign-ups. 

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:00 | 4617972 Big Corked Boots
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They do that already - provided you have a degree in something useful, like STEM - but then, if you had that kind of degree, you wouldn't need their deal.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:30 | 4617832 Two-bits
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U.S.S. Friendly Fire.

 

Fixed it.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:59 | 4618234 Sabibaby
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U.S.S False Flag.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:07 | 4618008 NOZZLE
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Deployment orders issued by COMCINCUS.

 

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:25 | 4617811 JJSF
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Just want a bit more time on this rally to get the short on..

http://signalinea.com/1914-this-week-or-1921-next-week-es_f/

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:25 | 4617812 Canadian Dirtlump
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THey are going to bait russia into goin into Ukraine to protect ethnic russians by getting their neo bazi shock troops bussed in to the particular areas to start roughing them up.

 

Putin warned he would only go in under those circumstances and they are going to make it happen, then lie like cement on the evening news like they do every day.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:42 | 4617889 pods
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Do they even have evening news on anymore?

Ever since I found Scooby Doo reruns and Looney Tunes I stopped caring what is on tv after I eat.

pods

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:43 | 4617900 icanhasbailout
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I remember television, I had one installed on my horse-drawn carriage

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:05 | 4618005 RafterManFMJ
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I quit watching Scooby Doo soon after the introduction of Scrappy Doo; I watched for a few shows, hoping he'd die a violent bloody death but quit when it became clear he was around to stay.

Same with that punk kid they added to Married With Children.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:16 | 4618060 pods
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Oh no no, no Scrappy, the grey dog, or the Globetrotters. Only the original will do!

pods

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:49 | 4618193 Canadian Dirtlump
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The new Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated is actually quite good. Certainly as you say better than watching someone read something that isn't true.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:26 | 4617813 ciscokid
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Defcon 2.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:26 | 4617815 Obama_4_Dictator
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Why...Why Why?  Why are we doing this?....this is retarded and will accomplish nothing except anger other countries that control our financial future and can/will wipe us off the face ofhte earth militarily...God help us all (except Obama and obama supporters).

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:43 | 4617873 10mm
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The same reason as Iraq Afghanistan. And of course it's in America's intrest.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:42 | 4617890 Kaiser Sousa
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i have said over and over again...

the people who  r ur government r the MoneyChangers ....

the MoneyChangers r sociopaths...

they care not about anyone or anything else accept that which they desire...

and because of they r obsessed with their selfish desires they will destroy everything,anyone, even themselves in pursuit of their narcissitic objectives...

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:46 | 4617907 Obama_4_Dictator
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Can we start a "Kiev" here......

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:18 | 4618069 ThirdWorldDude
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Sure, just find a Rotschild bank that'll finance your endeavour

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:13 | 4618280 tony wilson
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Why...Why Why?  Why are we doing this?

 

 

hush now son.

you talkin like a faggot dats been adopted by elton johns.

we do dis cos we can

we are the exceptable naision

we are the cock of the walks baby cock of der broadwalks.

in the country of der blind the one eyed cock is king.

you get wid the cock war programme soldier or yer for the low jump.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:26 | 4617816 medium giraffe
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Uh oh, Choom In Chief sent the cabin boys in.  Pooty must be shitting it.

 

Are we really going to let these fucking idiots start another war?

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:02 | 4617982 Abitdodgie
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Of course we are going to let them start another war , just think of all thoses stupid people in the armed forces they cannot wait to kill people in the name of defending America and our freedoms. We as a human race get what we deserve.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:26 | 4617817 blabam
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Let it rest ya cunts! 

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:27 | 4617818 Truther
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ICBMs or not, Putin is laughing his ass off..... "Barak Obama? Never heard of her."

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:49 | 4617928 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Putin, laughing his ass off:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjmiyOgO66g

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:58 | 4618454 Karl von Bahnhof
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Dear Russian patriots, grandsons of heroes of Big Patriotic war, which they won against brutal agressors.

Please close the Afghanistan northern transit window. And let them burn!

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:28 | 4617824 jubber
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they will probally run it aground again...

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:29 | 4617826 Dr. Engali
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Remind me again what the ukrain has to do with us? Nothing?....exactly!

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:34 | 4617851 Big Corked Boots
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Ukraine is the leading exporter to the US for topless dancers in NJ juice bars.

Surely that counts for something in world affairs.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 18:37 | 4618986 813kml
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Hopefully NATO can airlift the rest of those nubile young women from Ukraine before any shots are fired.  That would be the only humanitarian mission they ever got right.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:30 | 4618121 caustixoid
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Remind me again what the ukrain has to do with us?

Sorry Doc, I don't the word "us" means what you think it means.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:29 | 4617827 yrad
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So much for War-Weary America... The MIC is somewhere in a huge circle-jerk.

 

Hey Ron Paul!! Think you can come back for one more run at it???

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:07 | 4618016 RafterManFMJ
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Ron Paul's likely building a bunker right about now.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:29 | 4617829 I am a Man I am...
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Helping out GDP every way they can.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:30 | 4617837 Der Wille Zur Macht
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Can somebody give me a relative comparison in terms of Russian and American armaments? Are Sukhoz jets comparable to Lockheed jets?

Are Yakhont missiles superior to Tomahawks? Who has more sophisticated weaponry?

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:35 | 4617854 medium giraffe
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Both sides have nukes.  People will die.  Anything else is just masturbating over military hardware.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:36 | 4617860 Big Corked Boots
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I assure you both that the US has the finest weapons that American grandchildren can pay for.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:37 | 4617870 Winston Churchill
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Janes has all you want.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:42 | 4617894 nightshiftsucks
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Wait for Freddy,he loves Russian hardware,especially Russian cock.As far as your question goes,who knows ? The available specs are propaganda,we'll have to see the missles fly to find out the truth.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:48 | 4617909 Overfed
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P-800 and 3M-54 (P-270, too) are vastly superior to Tomahawk, but the Tomahawk isn't primarily designed to be an anti-ship missile. Russian anti-ship missiles can definitely put a damper on US force-projection.

 

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:50 | 4617930 ebworthen
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We can't lose nearly as many people as they can; even worse if fighting China - and we're broke - but that won't stop the M.I.C. from trying to kill more of our kids and blow more taxpayer money on pointless foreign entaglements.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:31 | 4617838 disabledvet
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We can only wonder at the diplomacy actually.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyHO6fkvEGU

"we won, you lost" is the opening negotiating position?

"ummmm, that's a very fine suit you are wearing Mr. Foreign Minister. Might I inquire as to your tailor?"

This is the kind of insanity i love. "Obama et al grow the mustachio."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42i-bL5bZuE

You wanna play with the big boyz now phuckers? Then start payin' homage to the Master. "skull phucking and all" you putrid human waste product.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:45 | 4617903 negative rates
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I wonder about your sanity too, I only know a couple people who suffer as bad as you do.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:49 | 4618419 HyperinflatmyNutts
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 One upvote. Why did you upvote yourself?  lol

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:35 | 4617859 1835jackson
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Tanks, guns, aircraft, troops mean nothing in the face of a nuclear warhead. 

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:00 | 4617974 Overfed
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Well, if anything will save us, it will be the self-preservation instincts of our sociopathic "leaders".

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:21 | 4618317 Sabibaby
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I have a feeling our sociopathic leaders are being led into a trap...

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:37 | 4617865 vote_libertaria...
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Oh great.  

 

Now we just need some drunk Russian tugboat captain deciding he wants to be a badass.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:05 | 4617910 ebworthen
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U.S. black ops team embedded on the Crimean coast to fire a land-ship missile on the U.S.S. Guppy (whatever it is) - blame the Russians "The horror, the horror" - to get the U.S. sheeple all fired up to send NATO into Ukraine.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:08 | 4618027 ParkAveFlasher
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MIC would not seek out the American people's approval to go to war.  They would wait for the Red Shield based in Europe to give the go-ahead, then comes the event, and then the propaganda.

This is just my opinion.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:37 | 4617867 Hindenburg...Oh Man
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Just noise. "Whatever" the markets want, the markets will get. Noticed that the e mini NASDAQ 100 futures refuse to go even -.0.01 percent negative today. just danced around it and then are bought up.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:37 | 4617869 PlusTic
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When you tell someone beforehand that you are moving military hardware into their domain, you have no intention on using it...

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:38 | 4617874 dogismycopilot
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Squids are probably too dumb to read the NY Times

Records Show Doubts on ’64 Vietnam Crisis

WASHINGTON — In an echo of the debates over the discredited intelligence that helped make the case for the war in Iraq, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday released more than 1,100 pages of previously classified Vietnam-era transcripts that show senators of the time sharply questioning whether they had been deceived by the White House and the Pentagon over the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/15/world/asia/15vietnam.html?_r=4&emc=eta1&

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:38 | 4617876 AlmostUncirculated
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Good luck anyway, Sunburn and Oniks missiles await..

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:39 | 4617878 SmilinJoeFizzion
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According to Carney it's just looking for MH 370

 

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:39 | 4617879 Sizzurp
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Gasoline on the fire.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:40 | 4617881 PHantomofthemarkets
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The exercises with Romania and Bulgaria have not finished or maybe couple of days ago.

Exercises were suspended for min a week because of bad weather so I don't think this news is correct.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:41 | 4617884 Yen Cross
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     Hoist the "False Flag" matey's, and Godspeed to you. At the rate TOTUS and Horsehead Kohn are escalating this debacle, we'll all be glowing green by summer.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:48 | 4617917 Lin S
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What does the first 'T' in TOTUS stand for?

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:55 | 4617955 medium giraffe
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Turdburglar

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:55 | 4617956 Brit_Abroad
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Teleprompter

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:07 | 4618012 unplugged
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tyrant

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:04 | 4618250 Yen Cross
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 teleprompter.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:03 | 4618504 Anusocracy
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Tuches

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:45 | 4617887 inky
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NATO is acting like a rabid dog,just waiting for any excuse to escalate this situation.

Grow the FUCK up will you and for once for humanity`s sake act your fucking age.

If the powers across the world have got a problem with eachother,i think the human race would prefer if you would just duke it out between yourselves and leave us the fuck out of it.

No wonder countrys around the world are going to shit with riots & stuff,they are just copying our great leaders examples of how to act.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:43 | 4617897 ebworthen
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"In the Navy" hum-hum-hum-hum-hum.

Wow, a ship in the Black Sea, that'll show 'em!

Toot-toot!

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:49 | 4617925 Spastica Rex
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Are the Village People still around? Send them.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:55 | 4617957 Big Corked Boots
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I'm assuming the UK will NOT send backup in the form of HMS Pinafore.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:49 | 4617918 Cannon Fodder
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What is the possible benefit of moving a navyship into the black sea? Does anyone really think it is a threat? Flexing military muscle is only good if you are willing to use it, and if that is the case, then it is the literal end of the world - WWIII. This is so totally insane....

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:54 | 4617919 A_Nejad
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The empire has no clothes...quit huff and puffing and take care of your own people, if you have any dignity (or ink...) left America!

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:12 | 4618047 ParkAveFlasher
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Yeah, like they wish.  Any lunar eclipse can be red, it depends on your viewing location and timing. 

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:26 | 4618346 Sabibaby
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This one takes place before a Grand Cross and a solar eclipse on the 29th. Last time this happened was 1933. 

 

Astrology is just a legit as economics when it comes to war.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:52 | 4617937 Sambo
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1963 all over again. Where is Mcnamara?

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:52 | 4617941 valkir
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I know the ships name.truxton

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:55 | 4617958 q99x2
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Can't some US Military generals arrest these Globalists. If Obama doesn't have any decision making power concerning the United States of America and is in fact a TOTUS, can't the generals arrest the Globalists that control him for terrorism against the United States of America?

This sucks. If it comes down to it I hope Russia and China do the right thing and go after the globalists personally instead of jeopordizing the destruction of the world and the United States of America.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:34 | 4618369 Obama_4_Dictator
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We the people deserve it too.....elections have consequences....

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:59 | 4617965 Citxmech
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Here comes the new, improved, and expanded Monroe doctrine where the West tries to consolidate control of resouce-rich areas and lock the Eastern bloc out.  It'll be interesting to see what happens in the Arctic for instance. . .  

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:00 | 4617969 q99x2
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These people are absolutely nuts. If they were aware of just how many Russians were in the US they would realize the globalists have lost it. In my German language class there is one Ukrainian and one Russion. At least two of the bookstore workers are Russion. There has to be many thousands Russian citizens in the California college system alone. WTF

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:02 | 4617975 Gadfly
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Our government easily satisfies the characteristics of a psychopath.

15 traits of a psychopath:

1.       Grandiose sense of self-worth

2.       Glibness and superficial charm

3.       Need for stimulation/proneness to boredom

4.       Pathological lying

5.       Cunning/manipulative

6.       Lack of remorse or guilt

7.       Shallow affect/emotional range

8.       Callous/lack of empathy

9.       Parasitic lifestyle

10.   Poor behavioral controls

11.   Lack of realistic long-term goals

12.   Impulsivity

13.   Irresponsibility

14.   Failure to accept responsibility for own actions

15.   Criminal versatility

"The Psychopath Test" by Jon Ronson and minddisorders.com

We are so fucked.

 

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 02:02 | 4620200 trader1
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and if the government is psychopathic, then what does that tell you about the pathology of everyone who casts a vote into such a system?

will americans wake up?

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:01 | 4617976 americanspirit
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This ship is carrying the DOD's newest weaponry - a sophisticated system that lets US warships draw a big red line in the water. The plan is to deploy this awesome weapon right down the middle of the Black Sea. Red on Black - get it? That's gonna terrify Ivan and make him slink back to momma, fer sure.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:56 | 4618219 Two-bits
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I thought red on black was a friend to Jack?

 

Red on yellow though..

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:03 | 4617986 unplugged
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this is the only method that the Rothschild Regime has left to defend their monetary hegemony - the final stand - petro$ death watch

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:03 | 4617988 Sakhalinite
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Maybe just a little Naval exercise standing off from Sakhalin or Kamchatka...with perhaps an amphibious landing exercise in the Japanese Kuril Islands.  Something to put doubt in Putin's mind and challenge his perception of relative power.  After all, they are more than 4000 miles from Moscow via a single railroad link.  Bremerton Navy Yard is closer, but across blue sea.  Who has a greater claim to Eastern Siberia - European Russians or those to whom the czar unloaded Alaska?  Someone needs to protect the Chukotko-Kamchatkan speakers.  Not to mention there is lotsa gas in Kamchatka...

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:08 | 4618022 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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U.S. in next several days will send a Navy warship into the Black Sea to conduct exercises with allies, Pentagon spokesman Army Colonel Steve Warren tells reporters

 

Warren wouldn’t name the vessel, the first in that body of water since a U.S. vessel departed March 21

 

Deployment is “direct response to the circumstances in the Ukraine

Exercises my ass that boat is nothing more than an armed 'cargo' ship to drop off supplies.

It is not the US that needs to be involved just NATO then everyone gets sucked into it because of these treaties. If the guns come out it is going to be all out to save that financial backdoor globalist control system these parasites use to control the whole game.

 

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:10 | 4618038 JR
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Russia holds the cards, not only stragetically, but in world opinion.

These are two superpowers; both with nuclear weapons; both with heavy financial connections in every country of the world.

There isn’t going to be a war. They are pushing everything to get leverage against each other. The bankers are trying to leverage Ukraine as an extension of their debt empire. And Putin is resisting. The US has some leverage power, yes, but Putin has considerable leverage power. And Putin’s leverage is military. There is no substitute for soldiers on the battlefield rather than air power.

No one knows at all, but I for one do not think there will be a war. A war of this magnitude means everybody loses.

If America is under control of the Federal Feserve owners, this is what they do. It is the identical system they employed in Russia when they took over the Czar's government.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:18 | 4618067 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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That is absolutely true you need boots on the ground to hold an area if they ain't yours, it ain't yours simple as that something these mercenary using lovers seem to forget. Air primarly for protection or expansion not for holding existing territories.

It is real simple refuse to participate and that includes non-mercenary military people by refusing to follow orders if they are forced to pick weapons to fight except in defending themselves or defending their own homelands. Force these globalist assholes to fight this one with their mercenaries and resources out in the open so everyone can see who is the real problems here. Stop allowing them hijack our sovereignty and using our country as a front for their criminality.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:19 | 4618076 El Hosel
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.... and The Federallies are sending sells into the grain and oil futures dark pool. Look ma, no inflation, stocks are cheap, zirp forever.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:51 | 4618202 Boxed Merlot
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Putin’s leverage is military. There is no substitute for soldiers...

 

 

But aren't we being told the trigger point is gas / oil / petro-dollar and even the re-alignment fracking is having on the global energy balance?  With this in mind, what about Russia's ability to disrupt Alaskan flows?  I suppose US can defend our interests there, but our primary focus for over a decade has been in desert and heat, not boots on the tundra.

 

Ya know, there's something to be said about Russia's ability to annex Crimea without so much as a single legitimate fire fight from the citizens to prevent it.  Frankly, I wish the Oligarchs could find a better way to retire a reserve currency than to pay for it with the loss of lives of those other than their own.

jmo.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:21 | 4618080 JimmyRainbow
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as part of europistan:

me dont want war.

additionally i want to take position here,

there is no sicker point on world to start a war with russia

than crimea.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:22 | 4618086 waterwitch
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Seems only appropriate for the US to send in a SWIFT-boat given the circumstances, don't you think?

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:42 | 4618397 pupdog1
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Hopefully wih Secretary of State Lurch duct-taped to the bow.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 17:55 | 4618850 shovelhead
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Damn the torpedos...

Full Speed Horsehead.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:23 | 4618088 Tracerfan
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The Russian Navy might put a nuke sub right off the U.S. East Coast in response.

The Black Sea is a Russian lake and we had best not put more than one ship in there.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:25 | 4618097 waterwitch
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I suspect it (and more) are already there.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:03 | 4618246 HungrySeagull
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Forget the East Coast. Go right up the Chesapeake or the Mississippi. THAT will show em! YEssir.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:26 | 4618100 Itchy and Scratchy
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Send the U.S.S Homo-Transgendered!

That'll show the Rooskies!

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:45 | 4618173 Mi Naem
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Missile launchers and depth charges - in the break room. 

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:27 | 4618111 Son of Captain Nemo
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Bloomberg reports that the US will be sending a Navy warship back to the Black Sea.

Ain't getting too queasy their in the stomach department because you'll be needing all your intestinal fortitude for this job!

Hope you got more plans for hardware deployments than that Colonel -cause you'll be needing it? That and a another epic "false flag" to get the players motivated for what you think you're about to do!!!

 

 

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:41 | 4618144 ThisIsBob
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The stupidity of this scares me more than the guns scare any Russians.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:56 | 4618458 Son of Captain Nemo
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Guess it proves that saving face and perpetuating the facade that all is well through market manipulation is just as important as starting a World War! 

And to your point this is truly when you know your leadership is 'off it's nutter'.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:28 | 4618112 Joe A
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There is a book that says that the world was sleepwalking into WWI. Seems to me that if there is another generation after WWIII they would say that we barged into it.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:32 | 4618131 yogibear
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The banksters are irate....

." The Russians are not playing our game so lets try and force them to do so."

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:33 | 4618139 ThisIsBob
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Fish in a barrel, ducks on a pond.  Excellent strategy.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:35 | 4618143 piss pants
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Let's not forget that Barry is the proud recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.  Given the way he's handled all other foreign policy the ship is likely en route to deliver a full surrender of the US to Putin.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:51 | 4618200 Mi Naem
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Well the world is sufficiently upside down that it is not entirely unreasonable to hope for the captain of any US Navy vessel ordered to fire, unprovoked, onto any other target in that area to contact their local counter-parties, and say "I defect".  Or, at least for his subordinates to refuse to commit a futile suicide with a resolute cacophony of "Sir, no sir!" 

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:07 | 4618260 Jorgen
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It already happened. In Kosovo War.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:02 | 4618241 HungrySeagull
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In Russia, US Navy provides SINKEX Ships.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:19 | 4618305 tony wilson
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these fuckin russkis are bat ship shit crazy.

dis is a suicidie die mission.

you are corract nothing can beets der uss sink x class ships

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 18:17 | 4618911 813kml
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Your schtick is getting crusty and stale.

I miss Boris Allotovkrap, he had the right broken English and much better material and comic timing.  You, sir, are no Boris Allotovkrap.

I hope Boris wasn't a victim of the Crimean "invasion", MSM told me there were many shots (of vodka) fired.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:38 | 4620347 JR
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You, sir, are speaking for yourself. In my book, Tony Wilson is the greatest, incomparable. His use of irony and tongue-in-cheek dialect comedy at times borders on genius. In fact, I save them. Lighten up.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:05 | 4618255 Jorgen
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We can only wonder how long until Russia "test fires" another ICBM?

 

... from Cuba?

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:24 | 4618332 Spungo
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Oh shit! Not a boat! This boat fucks up gas pipelines or something!

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:27 | 4618350 Seize Mars
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Blackwater and Mossad are already on site. They will sink this ship, blame the Russians and the Murican media will be "outraged."
Rothschild wins again!
This looks just like their Boer War gambit.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:09 | 4620327 Haager
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It worked before, so they'll try it again. Failures, like in Syria, don't count.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:58 | 4618472 Enceladus
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U.S. shuts NASA CCCP cooperation

http://www.popsci.com/article/science/nasa-severing-ties-russia

What happens when Russia says neyt to space station access and cargo?

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:02 | 4618483 tony wilson
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The UK is preparing to send troops to take part in joint Nato war games in Eastern Europe in response to Russia’s ongoing actions against Ukraine, the Defence Secretary has said.

Philip Hammond said British typhoon aircraft would likely be based in Estonia to help police the skies around the Baltic sea, as part of a commitment to “greater participation in exercises in the Baltic States”.

 

independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/ukraine-crisis-british-troops-to-mobilise-in-nato-eastern-europe-military-exercises-9225477.html

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 17:50 | 4618831 shovelhead
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Unnamed because calling it USS Expendable might make a few sailors doubt their mission.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:13 | 4620329 Haager
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De-escalation isn't happening, it never happened. It's just a call to blame Russia who did nothing but defend their positions of gas, oil and militarily locations. You know something is terribly wrong if defending yourself is called an escalation while the aggressive escalation efforts like sanctions and NATO-movements of the West are called a response or protection.

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