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US Destroyer Enters Black Sea To "Reassure NATO Allies And Black Sea Partners"

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The war of words between the west and Russia escalated some more on Wednesday after NATO's top military commander in Europe, General Philip Breedlove, said the Russian military presence at the border with Ukraine continued and released satellite photos of tanks, attack helicopters and war planes to validate this. 

Russia promptly replied that it would have none of this, and not only denied once more that it has any plans to invade Ukraine, but foreign minister Lavrov said that Russia was merely retaliating to what it sees as a NATO build up in proximity to Russia:

"The constant accusations against us by the secretary general convince us that the alliance is trying to use the crisis in Ukraine to rally its ranks in the face of an imaginary external threat to Nato members and to strengthen demand for the alliance ... in the 21st century."

As opposed to the 19th century, one assumes, eh John Kerry?

Today it was NATO's turn to retaliate once more. First with words, after NATO Secretary General Rasmussen said: "I have this message to Russia: you have a choice to stop blaming others for your own actions, to stop massing your troops, to stop escalating this crisis and start engaging in a genuine dialogue." He added: "If Russia is serious about a dialogue, the first step should be to pull back its troops."

And then with actions, by explicitly confirming that Lavrov was absolutely correct when he accused NATO of building up weapons around Russia and thus forcing Russia on the defensive, when US destroyer Donald Cook crossed the Bosphorus overnight and entered the Black Sea. Why? To "show America's commitment to the region."

“The Donald Cook’s mission is to reassure NATO allies and Black Sea partners of America’s commitment to strengthen and improve interoperability while working towards mutual goals in the region,” Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren said.

More importantly, it will also reassure Russia and its citizens that their country's stance that the arms building up along Ukraine's borders is indeed simply to defend against a boosted NATO presence is valid, and will likely prompt even more of a troop and weapons build up.

Until finally someone on either side of the border "accidentally" fires a shot across into the other side and then the war of words will progress into the real thing.

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So keep an eye on further escalations by both NATO, and naturally Russia - which suddenly is once again on the defensive in its view - and perhaps on what Russia's aircraft carrier currently in Cyprus' port of Limassol is doing.


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Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:21 | 4643320 1000yrdstare
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things are movin pretty fast,....

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:26 | 4643354 McMolotov
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We're sending ships but accusing Russia of a military "build-up." Hypocrisy, thy name is Uncle Sam.

Calling troops and equipment on a military base a "build-up" is like accusing a grocery store of hoarding food.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:30 | 4643393 Dr. Engali
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I'm more concerned with the military buildup within our own borders. Our local police department just got some nice slightly used military hardware.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:34 | 4643424 Two-bits
Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:36 | 4643435 Dr. Engali
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Nope, Indiana.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:39 | 4643451 Two-bits
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Sorry to hear that your area is occupied territory.


At least you have 911.  Here in WA, it has been out most of the day. 


I sure hope no one has an emergency.  Now that I think about it, the response times won't change much,

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:08 | 4643644 TBT or not TBT
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Dr Engali, The Man From Nope.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:29 | 4643759 sushi
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I am pretty sure that is what everyone voted for.

Nope and change.

Turns out all those posters had a misprint. Bad spelling. Cannot be helped. It's Murika.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:34 | 4644021 DanDaley
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Omojo warned that he was going to do this "civilian army" crap in Colorado in 2008


As for the Daily Iowan newspaper, if the extreme leftists of Iowa City are worried, you know something is up.


Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:36 | 4643432 TBT or not TBT
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Yeah. Stateside, the military calls 911 when someone starts shooting at them. The world's largest military base is defenseless but small town cops ride to the rescue.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:59 | 4643566 Kirk2NCC1701
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Hate to say it, but there are only so many decent-paying jobs with benefits left in the private sector, that don't have a hire/fire policy indexed to stock price fluctuations.  When the stock's Up, they hire.  When it's down, they can't fire (lay off) fast enough.  Except that their PR and legal sharks have told them to rephrase things.  Early Retirement is now popular, as it sounds so caring and liberating.

Eventually, a guy will do what he has to do to pay the bills for his family (to get by) or for his brood of proper modern consumers (to make the finance people happy) -- as the case might be.  History teaches us that there are ALWAYS plenty of people to do anything their masters ask or demand of them.  I wouldn't put too much faith in the "decency" of these LEA guys, unless you know them really well, or (better still) have some serious dirt on them, like TPTB do.  Plan accordingly.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:08 | 4643605 TBT or not TBT
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Just take a look at what IRS agents will do for the Lightbringer. Now imagine the thoughts going through the heads of Bureau of Land Management "snipers" or Dept of Education SWAT team folks.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:47 | 4644080 Emergency Ward
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TSA agents dream of the day when they can sport a Glock on the hip, sayin' "We don't take no lip."

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:31 | 4643400 fudge
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Rather nice gesture by the US,,,delivery of a new artificial reef,,well done.



Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:38 | 4643446 hungarianboy
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What if Russia would send two to 5 ships for excersise towards the US border? If the US is free to go wherever they want, why not the Russians?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:44 | 4643484 Boomberg
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Russia should invest $5 billion in promoting democracy in Mexico. 

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:54 | 4643551 TBT or not TBT
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They should start with rule of law. They could try our constitution for a while. We're not using it.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:27 | 4643360 pods
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Might wanna double check those nautical charts.  

Keep an eye on the Hummingbird too, when it gets into single digits, you might wanna stop.


Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:38 | 4643444 Gringo Viejo
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My regret is that it's not crewed by obama, hillary, horseface and the us congress. And bring Jeb for extra ballast.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:47 | 4643503 Kirk2NCC1701
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If it's done for the benefit of the EU and NATO, shouldn't the EU or NATO be sending a ship, instead of the US/DOD using the EU and NATO as pretexts/cover for their own imperialist expansion?

So many questions, so few answers.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:05 | 4643622 Stoploss
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Text book false flag setup..  OK now im a little worried.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:40 | 4643826 Event Horizon
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Currency wars >>> Current Sea Wars

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:22 | 4643331 Winston Churchill
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Maybe they can can start shooting in July, that would be the 100th anniversary of the

"war to end all wars".

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:37 | 4643438 TBT or not TBT
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President Wilson's version of Hope.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:23 | 4643333 1000yrdstare
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Can you guys wait? I would like to finish Game of thrones and The walking dead....also my last AR15 build...

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:52 | 4643529 TBT or not TBT
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It's a very affordable hobby if you enjoy dry firing and saying "pow".

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:23 | 4643335 BandGap
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Remember the Maine.

That is all.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:26 | 4643359 Poundsand
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There's a ship I wouldn't want to be serving on.  The US has a history of losing single ships sent into or near harms way that suddenly get attacked and go down.  The Maine is a great example, but not the only one.

If you're on the ship, you better have your affairs in order. 

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:23 | 4643337 DavidC
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I'm no fan of Putin or Yanukovich but the USA started this, going with $5bn to destabilize the democratically elected government - thanks, Victoria Nuland.


Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:30 | 4643389 Zero Debt
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Nuland works hard for Exxon Mobil and Chevron to liberate oppressed energy resources under tyrannic foreign ownership.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:39 | 4643449 The man with po...
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Free Brent Crude!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:04 | 4643616 TBT or not TBT
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Sounds like a national treasure to me, when you put it that way.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:42 | 4644296 paddyirishman
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plus she's a member of the tribe, dirty slimeballs

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:24 | 4643340 Two-bits
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Sweet jesus, it is time for the CIA to get in the zodiac.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:42 | 4643470 Ignatius
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Someone here needs to call the CIA and let them know that there's problems brewing in Ukraine.

They really need to be there.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:24 | 4643346 disabledvet
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that would be bad.

surely there is some singing and dancing somewhere.


Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:24 | 4643347 medium giraffe
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Oh yeah, I feel a lot fucking safer now.  Thanks a bunch.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:26 | 4643351 jefferson32
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Never underestimate the average Russian's resistance to hardship.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:32 | 4643408 Kilgore Trout
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Napolean's on the way? Burn down the town.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:25 | 4643353 _ConanTheLibert...
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Just start WWIII already.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:25 | 4643355 Bill of Rights
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DXY break down at the blue line


Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:27 | 4643358 Itchy and Scratchy
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American exceptionalism in action!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:26 | 4643361 Dr. Engali
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We are going to need moar boats. The empire has it's hands full. 

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:28 | 4643378 Itchy and Scratchy
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The USS Homo Transgendered to the rescue!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:35 | 4643428 Canucklehead
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... It ain't over until Johnny Onions and the Liver Eaters sing...

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:06 | 4643627 TBT or not TBT
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Queue the Village People belting out "In The Navy".

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:29 | 4643379 new game
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im no fan of war. the postering is what scares me. over what-someone tell me what this is really about? america imperial march to base nato in ukraine? pipelines? petrodollar? maybe russia should send a destoyer to the pacific and see how americans like that...

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:29 | 4643387 youngman
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well I hope their eyes and ears are on full alert....Russians hate to be challenged...they will fire the first shot..

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:30 | 4643391 Seasmoke
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Just watch out for Israeli torpedoes. 

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:31 | 4643402 new game
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dont hear much about the bird shit covered islands over by japan anymore...

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:33 | 4643418 esum
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obama sends sacrificial lamb to the slaughter...

benghazi redux


hey guys .... i got a fundraiser be back at ya tomorrow or so... and moochelle has to go to the vineyard and bo is getting antsy... 


lots of luck all the best... ill watch on the drone vidfeed... ciao

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:34 | 4643426 q99x2
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Where are they going to find all the mercenaries to fight for Banksters and the NWO Politicians. Maybe they are remote controlled vehicles with clones of Jamie Dimon and Loyd Blankfein in them.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:42 | 4643436 Itchy and Scratchy
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Cue Kd4 to Qe5 : Russian nuclear weapon capability to Iran. Check!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:38 | 4643445 Man-Bear-Pig
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Please Tyler, don't be so dramatic.

It's ONE ship.  It isn't a threat.  The US and Russia are not going to shoot at one another.  Why?  Because no one really gives a shit about Ukraine. 


When's lunch?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:44 | 4643453 Chuck Knoblauch
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All this feels like another build up to invade Syria. The Israelis still want it, so it's still viable. BTW, are Israeli diplomats still on strike. I ask because 3 of them were arrested at an airport in India a few days ago. I wish India well. 

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:47 | 4643501 fudge
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There's currently 11 Russia surface ships in the Med + Subs .. I don't think Syria is going to happen yet.


Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:39 | 4643454 Gadfly
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U.S. Government = shit for brains

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:42 | 4643471 readyforit
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Russia's answer for those pesky US Ships:


Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:42 | 4643478 A_Nejad
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US fleet, meet Iskander missiles, just in case you get some sort'a idea before going all Western movies...

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:43 | 4643480 1000yrdstare
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Where are they going to find all the mercenaries to fight for Banksters and the NWO Politicians. Maybe they are remote controlled vehicles with clones of Jamie Dimon and Loyd Blankfein in them.

There are still plenty of "Merikans" willing to die for the flag...

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:47 | 4643505 Chuck Knoblauch
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The Neoconservative Communists have demoralized Americans for nearly 40 years, at least 3 generations. If there are any remaining Patriots, the fight is at home, not over there. Protect your homeland.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:43 | 4643481 QQQBall
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Look, Obomber is not going to do anything and if he does it will make things worse.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:44 | 4643485 Element
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One sea mine away from an impromptu reef.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:49 | 4643518 Perimetr
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the USS Donald Cook carries the Aegis BMD system, so this is the US putting BMD into the Black Sea, in close proximity to Russia's only warm water port.

how can that possibly be of concern to Russia?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:07 | 4643950 Oldrepublic
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regarding Russian warm water ports:

Kalingrad on the Baltic sea and Murmansk in the arctic are also ice free year round

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:50 | 4643522 Ifigenia
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"US Destroyer Enters Black Sea To "Reassure NATO Allies And Black Sea Partners"


Perhaps sending back gold to Angela is the best way to reassure Allies and even the World.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:26 | 4643570 Chuck Knoblauch
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Good point. Threat of invasion is a great way to confiscate gold from Turkey? Why doesn't China buy it directly from Turkey? Why confiscate, then sell to China? Could the Turkish government be stupid enough to give away its sovereignty indirectly to China? Sure they can, the US and UK did!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:51 | 4643524 kchrisc
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What?! The USS Liberty crossed into the Black Sea.

Ruh roh!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:52 | 4643536 Chuck Knoblauch
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The enemy isn't Russia, it's the CFR. The CFR was started by a Communist, and its members are Communists. Do your own research. It began, in America, with E.M. House.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:53 | 4643542 intric8
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Another economic/banker instigated fucking war is brewing! Im an american citizen but id be rooting for russia if war broke out, how am i supposed to feel about this? Someone tell these clowns that news propoganda doesnt work that well anymore. 22 us veteran suicides a day, men wracked with guilt from fighting senseless and illegal wars no doubt

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:28 | 4643754 Chuck Knoblauch
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Your enemy is anyone who wants to turn you into a slave.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:53 | 4643548 mayhem_korner
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...commitment to the region.


Is the crew donned in coveralls and armed with pitchforks?

If they want to show commitment to the region, have Mooschelle take the spawn on an all-expense vacation to Kiev.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:01 | 4643596 Bryan
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Say Hello to my little friend!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:04 | 4643612 joego1
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The USS Sitting Duck has arrived and awaiting your (Jamie's) orders Mr President.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:08 | 4643640 Itchy and Scratchy
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Cue 'In the Navy' - Village People 1978

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:08 | 4643636 SpanishGoop
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"The Donald cook" is that thing named after a now unemployed Crimerian burgerflipper ?


Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:11 | 4643654 marcusfenix
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so some crappy satellite photos of Russian military equipment at Russian military bases inside of Russia necessitate a NATO military build up in eastern Europe and the Black sea. 

but at least we can rest assured that there will be no US "boots on the ground".

oh, wait..

NATO commander says US troops may be deployed to Europe over Ukrainian crisis

 and of course yet another diplomatic overture by Putin is being ignored by the west as general breedlove  has just shot the most recent attempt down with the statement that if Russia wants to talk seriously about solving the Ukraine crises diplomatically they must first withdrawal from the boarder...

so he's saying Russian must pull it's military back.

from it's own border.

inside it's own country.

all while NATO continues to build up it's own presence and promises more to come.

yeah, cause that makes perfect sense.

one might just conclude from all this that the west is intentionally trying to provoke Russia to the point where they will have no choice but to throw the first punch...




Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:14 | 4643680 SpanishGoop
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If you closely look at those same crappy satellite photos you see the Donald Cook towing an enormous red line behind him.

Wonder where he is going to drop it.


Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:29 | 4644242 zerohedgejjxxzz12
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One thing for sure, you cannot trust the American Gov.

 They are exceptional "Liars and Thieves"!

They will False flag something, and of course the Presstitutes will con the easily conned American public with a "special bulletin just out" following American Idol (because they won't interupt that show) and the couch parked unemployed, potatoe chip eating American's will swallow it hook line and Pepsi.

What a sad state of affairs.

Perhaps the Mayan civilization ended this way, with one group thinking they were exceptional.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:11 | 4643657 smacker
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I have always said on ZH that the West's incursions into Ukraine and Crimea were primarily about installing NATO on Russia's borders to further surround it and contain it from whatever the latest paranoid belief is. Putin outflanked them and may do so again by moving into East Ukraine, leaving West Ukraine to align itself with the bankrupt EU. Good luck with that.

Recent events have proved me right and this latest spew from NATO Secretary General Rasmussen confirms it.

A realistic way of viewing Russia's response to what NATO is trying to do is to consider what the USG response would be if Russia installed vast quantities of military hardware and missiles along the Mexican border with the US. We all know the USG would not tolerate it.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:29 | 4643743 Element
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" ...and contain it from whatever the latest paranoid belief is."

Nice one.

But don't lose sight of the bigger game, Ukraine is not as significant as breaking the back of US meddling in EU foreign policy and action. The Russians are stuck with Ukraine, one way or another, NATO will not defend it and actually can't, plus already said they won't get into it, militarily, with Russia.

But Moscow can get rid of the US in Europe, so that the strategic bullshit that it causes both Moscow and all other European capitals finally goes away, all they have to do is pressure Europe to tell Washington to get out of Europe.

What the hell is wrong with Europe, they're 700 million people and they seem to think they need the 320 million USA war-criminal to protect them ... still? ... really?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:33 | 4644022 Emergency Ward
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The US has occupied Germany for seventy years -- I don't think it will end soon.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:25 | 4644226 smacker
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What's wrong with Europe?


   France: world's leading manufacturer of white flags.

   Germany: serious constitutional limitations on militarisation.

   Italy: makes the world's only tank with more reverse gears than forward gears.

   Britain: its defence & spying agencies are fully integrated with the US, and inseparable.

There is nobody else worth mentioning.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:16 | 4643669 Element
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It's quite obvious what the US is seeking to do with this shit, they've done it numerous times in that past, for example:

"... Such a plan would enable a logical build-up of incidents to be combined with other seemingly unrelated events to camouflage the ultimate objective and create the necessary impression of Cuban rashness and irresponsibility on a large scale, directed at other countries as well as the United States. The plan would also properly integrate and time phase the courses of action to be pursued. The desired resultant from the execution of this plan would be to place the United States in the apparent position of suffering defensible grievances from a rash and irresponsible government of Cuba and to develop an international image of a Cuban threat to peace in the Western Hemisphere. ..."


- Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense, regarding Opration Northwoods development of a USA pretext to invade Cuba, March 13th 1962. (see page 8 ... and read from there)

Only this time the dopey feckless clowns like Kerry and Obaaaaahma are actually trying such idiotic crap on a major nuclear power.



Classic post-2008 US Tragi-Hope.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:14 | 4643688 nowhereman
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I smell a false flag

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:41 | 4643793 Chuck Knoblauch
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If it is a false flag, know that all this is being staged to convince you to become a slave to those who promise more security after the false flag op. The same people guilty of the false flag want to control you by promising you protection. This is an old tactic, but they use it because it works evey time.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:36 | 4643798 Itchy and Scratchy
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I smell Pussy Riot!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:17 | 4643700 Tulpa
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Perhaps Lavrov could explain how massing troops on Ukraine's LAND BORDER is intended to defend against NATO naval vessels in the Black Sea.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:25 | 4643734 NuYawkFrankie
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It's O-V-E-R

The fall of the USSA will be swift & shocking. Prepare accordingly.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:22 | 4643845 The Chief
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JFK once said (paraphrasing), "Any man who is asked in this century what he has done to make his life worthwhile, could say with a good deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served in the United States Navy."

I am truly ashamed. This Skipper must do the right thing here.

Kennedy. Dead. The Navy. Dead. Killed by the same assassins.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:25 | 4643745 kurt
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Look at the second picture. The tweet'r was high in his own airplane or helicopter above an aircraft carrier, caught the picture AS the jets were flying formation. Sure. Fuck that.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:28 | 4643758 Itchy and Scratchy
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Countdown to the Pussy Riot .............................................finally! Woohoo!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:16 | 4643976 Emergency Ward
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I think Reverend Wright's uptight Trinity Church could use some Pussy Riot.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:31 | 4643775 deeply indebted
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Anti-Maidan activists have detained a foreign national in Kharkov’s Beketova Street and posted the video footage on the web. The same video features a group of aggressive people using strong language while interrogating an unidentified person wearing the uniform of the Sokol (Falcon) police task force.

The unknown man, pinned to the ground, speaks English and says he is a US citizen.

This proves the earlier reports that US mercenaries have indeed arrived to take part in a military operation in the southeast of Ukraine. The mercenaries have indeed changed into the uniforms of one of Ukraine’s elite police task forces.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:39 | 4643813 Chuck Knoblauch
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Finally, some intelligent Ukrainians are taking power away from western interlopers.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:37 | 4643799 Van Halen
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US military on the move for NATO/Europe oil interests.

Leftwing protesters blocking traffic and screaming hysterically in anti-war marches in




WHO is it in control now? WHO is it running the American war machine? WHO is beholden to BIG OIL and BIG Banking and BIG Corporate and BIG money in politics?


Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:22 | 4643968 Emergency Ward
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There are some Starbucks windows to smash
and Monsanto GMOs to trash.....

Then take your Government Phone
and leave ANTI_WAR talk alone....

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:49 | 4643868 Itchy and Scratchy
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US Homo Navy vs USSR Pussy Riot. Too close to call!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:02 | 4643926 A_Nejad
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always, I mean ALWAYS bet on the pussy...

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:55 | 4643894 joego1
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Ready the fiat cannons and high frequency propaganda lasers!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:57 | 4643904 Mr Giggles
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You can get into the Black sea. Can you get out?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:25 | 4644324 813kml
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Only in lifeboats.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:59 | 4643912 Seize Mars
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Hey US sailors, stop obeying illegal, unconstitutional orders. You took an oath to defend the US constitution from enemies foreign and domestic. Did you ever think about actually upholding that oath?
Your bosses are foreign infiltrators and their lackeys. Uphold your oath.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:01 | 4643923 Itchy and Scratchy
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'Ship 'o Fools'

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:23 | 4643997 aleph0
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They're doing it again ... laughing at us

Where do they get these names from ...


War Chief = Breed Love.


I give up.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:25 | 4644002 FreeNewEnergy
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All of this is bullish, of course. Check your memories or look at stock charts from when we invaded Iraq, March 2003, if memory serves correctly.

Meanwhile, a friend says her son in the Army reserve has been told to be prepared to deploy to Africa next year. Is there any possibility that this entire agenda has been pre-planned some time ago?

That is a rhetorical question.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:34 | 4644025 phat ho
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Isn't the Kracken around there somewhere? Release it and let's get this myth-buster going

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:37 | 4644032 Hannibal
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Not to worry folks. The US has not won any "wars" since 1945



Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:12 | 4644185 Tulpa
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Huh?  We won two wars in Iraq and a war in Afghanistan.  True, we weren't able to stop Iraqis and Afghanis from continuing to kill each other afterwards, but the war part was won.  

And nobody else has challenged us to a war where we weren't at a complete geographic and logistical disadvantage (Korea, Vietnam).  Putin's playing hardball in this case because the territory in question is right on his border.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:22 | 4644220 Volkodav
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Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:42 | 4644056 BudFox2012
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So the US is sending a destroyer to the Black Sea - how to you say "disposable pawn" in Russian?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:49 | 4644320 813kml
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Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:43 | 4644058 NuYawkFrankie
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No one believes one iota of the USSA script anymore.

It's beyong tiresome - it's cringingly embarrassing.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:45 | 4644064 Itchy and Scratchy
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'Change You Can Believe In'

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:47 | 4644082 exartizo
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hmmm... that's funny.

the MSM hasn't said a word about this.

wonder why.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:48 | 4644089 exartizo
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Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:52 | 4644107 Itchy and Scratchy
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Maybe their lookin' for Malaysian Flight MH370?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:46 | 4644278 tony wilson
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do not mock freedom

you scum

for you are free.

do not laugh at the us navy.

do not mock the uss donald duck

it is not a sitting quaking thing.


israel is are friend

they would never

hurt us.




do not remember the uss liberty

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:56 | 4644349 Itchy and Scratchy
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How about the USS Disney Magic?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:09 | 4644406 ThisIsBob
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This stuff is soooo last century, Jeezus!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:32 | 4644546 Manipuflation
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So, we sent one destroyer into the Black Sea?  That seems really stupid unless it is there to try to gather some sort of information or extract somebody.  The Donald Cook has been retrofitted to carry the most current of versions of the AEGIS weapons systems.  I am no expert on these types of weapons systems but that would be the only logical reason that you would send in just one destroyer.  It is there for confirmation on targeting.  The AEGIS system seems to be questionable in some cases.

One has wonder what the sailors aboard the Donald Cook must be thinking right about now.  Someone said it earlier on this post that American servicemen did not sign up to to protect NATO.  They signed up and swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States.  At least a few of those sailors must be wondering why they are now in the Black Sea alone. 

I have a better idea.  How about the Donald Cook turns about and heads for it's home port.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:58 | 4644630 quietdude
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Children, can you say Anti Ship Missle Magnet?

Sure, I knew you could!

Clusterfuck inbound, brace for impact.

War is a racket.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:45 | 4644829 syntaxterror
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Sending in a single boat? That's like taking a sling shot to a shoot out.

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