Two Chinese Warships Enter The Black Sea

Tyler Durden's picture

On Friday we reported that for the first time in history, Chinese and Russian navies will begin a significant joint naval exercise in The Mediterranean Sea in mid-May.

Citied by RT, Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng said that "The aim is to deepen both countries' friendly and practical cooperation, and increase our navies' ability to jointly deal with maritime security threats," but diplomatically added "these exercises are not aimed at any third party and have nothing to do with the regional situation."

Against a background of this week's "upgraded Japan-American military relationship" following Abe's visit to Obama, as one analyst notes, "the geopolitical significance of its exercising alongside Russia will not be lost on the U.S. and NATO."

While it was unclear if directly related to the upcoming "historic" drill, the Bosphorus Navy Blog reports that in what is a comparable "first" yesterday two warships from Peoples Republic of China were seen passing through the Bosphorus, and entering the Black Sea.

More:

Two Jiangkai II (type 054A) class frigates 550 Weifang and 547 Linyi from PLAN North Sea Fleet made a northbound passage through the Turkish Straits. The destination of these Chinese ships were not disclosed.

The frigates shown below, as they were seen crossing the naval barrier between Europe and Asia:

Chinese frigate 547 Linyi passing through Bosphorus. Photos: Nurderen Özbek and Yörük I??k.

Chinese frigate 547 Linyi passing through Bosphorus. Photo:

Chinese frigate 550 Weifang passing through Bosphorus. Photo: Nurderen Özbek.

Chinese frigate 550 Weifang passing through Bosphorus. Photo: Yörük I??k

NATO promptly responded and hours ago AP reported that a top NATO commander said the alliance will briefly move its allied joint force command from Italy to Romania - which has a historic Black Sea port in the town of Constanta - as NATO continues to react to Russia's moves in Ukraine.

Admiral Mark Ferguson, Commander of Allied Joint Force Command based in Naples, Italy, said the command will be based in Cincu, central Romania, for 12 days in June, to support a NATO exercise involving 1,000 troops from 21 NATO states.

 

Cincu is Romania's largest military shooting range, some 180 kilometers (112 miles) northwest of Bucharest.

 

"This deployment will be the first time a NATO Joint Force Command Headquarters has deployed to Romania," Ferguson said Tuesday.

 

At the same time, NATO will conduct exercises in Poland, the Baltics and the Baltic Sea.

As a reminder, in the summer of 2013 when the Syria war tensions saw a build of US, Russian and even Chinese ships in the Mediterranean ahead of what could be the first global Middle East war. The war was avoided in the last minute. This time the naval build up is taking place even closer to both Europe and Russia, and now even China is present.

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nuclearsquid's picture

Whatever.  two SM-2 missiles and its 'So Solly'

Wonder if they brought subs.

 

Latina Lover's picture

Gotta give the NeoCons credit:  only supreme morons could have driven Russia and China, traditional asian rivals, into each others arms.  Well done Nudelman! 

Or, as a future Secretary of State, she will likely say:

What difference does it make, since I never suffer the consequences of my overarching hubris?

stewie's picture

No worries, everything is going as planned.  Nothing like wide-scale destruction to boost the global debt up tracking the required exponential.

SMG's picture

Well the Globalists are going to get their world war and then their Global Scientific Dictatorship/Technocracy.

Here's their plan:

http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com/keytopics/threats.html

You have about 4-5 years to get you and your family ready.   Watch N. Korea as the trigger with about a week after that the missles will start flying.

HowdyDoody's picture

China to US: So solly, all Walmart deliveries acquired by Russia, so maybe extreme rioting in US. We wish you a nice day from Hong Kong.

V in PA's picture

Two Chinese warships enter the Black Sea, and the bartender says...

Anusocracy's picture

I like the Chinese village that the Linyi 947 brought with it on its deck in the second picture. Nice family touch.

AIIB's picture

@SMG

 

Just so I'm clear about this, can you give me a LIST of whom you deem the TOP 10 'Globalists' on your scary chart. I'm interested to know their identities.

SMG's picture

The Globalists work very hard to stay out of the public limelight.

At the top, you might look at names like Rockefeller, Rothschild, Warburg.

Mid-level You might look at people like Soros, Kissenger, Brezinsky, even Gates and Buffet

Luciferian Globallist Oligarchs every one, pushing the world towards a Luciferian Global Scientific Dictatorship.

Interesting times.

AIIB's picture

Gates & Buffett are 'tools'. They're just rich fucks. Sure, the foundation does some fucked up shit (probably under 'orders'), but, assuming this 'Globalism' does in fact exist, they have as much input on real policy maneuvers as Spuds MacKenzie.

Handful of Dust's picture

" If you have it, flaunt it. "

 

~ Old Chinee Proverb

Joe Panama's picture

Ok... now open the vault.   Take the gold out of your pocket.   Now put it in the vault.   Now shut the vault.

Me chinese.

Me play joke.

Me make banksters

go flat broke.

 

(I wonder if anyone will remember this joke from kindergarten?   Man!   It's been over 40 years, but karma sure has a sting don't it?)

indygo55's picture

Thats a good read from Joel Skousen but it seems to me that the timeline has been moved forward a bit. It seems things are speeding up. I can feel it in my bones. Everyone at the gym seem to be mesmerized by the CNBC programming. Amazing really.

 

SMG's picture

You could be right, but Skousen thinks Russia/China will wait until the early 2020s when some of the new cutting edge weapon systems come on line.

I feel like the whole US is standing in the middle of the road and a truck is coming right at them, I'm screaming but no one hears.

It's a surreal feeling.

Pesky Labrador's picture

Joel M. Skousen is a whack job. You would be wise to not listen to him.

SMG's picture

Really? So what specific point that he made makes you question his sanity?

fudge's picture

A lot of worry because honored guests of the Russian Federation at the 70th anniversary of the surrender of the Third Reich decide bring their own yachts. NATO are strange but give much humor :-)

booboo's picture

"traditional asian rivals"???

They seemed to get along nicely since the Korean War and adopted Soviet style communism post WW2, throw in mutual support in vietnam for good measure. More like kissing cousins than rivals, all we did was solidify their support one for another, afterall it's a pretty natural relationship. I could give a shit one way or another but the children here may get the wrong history lesson from your comment.

FidTheRED's picture

From what I've heard the Chinese are pissed off at the Russian for land possessions northeast and a little northwest of the Mongolia. The Chinese have claimed that traditionally this territory had belonged to the Chinese empire and I think it was sold to Russian for war repatriate or for settling debt. During the late 1800s early 1900s?

It's pretty much a wasteland covered in ice and the extreme weather conditions makes it uninhabitable unless you're a descendent of the Eskimo tribes

An enemy of my enemy is my friend

Latina Lover's picture

Fair enough, Booboo   Read further if it interests you:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Soviet_split

bid the soldiers shoot's picture

 

And you, Latina, read Sun Tzu.

 

"All warfare is based on deception"

COSMOS's picture

Yo fid I think that issue got resolved when Russia and China finalized their border issues not too long ago.  The fact that the Soviets were quiet on Tibet and never armed the insurgency tells you that border issues were settled a loooong time ago.  China gained control of the region where most of its water comes from, a bit better than frozen taiga.

bid the soldiers shoot's picture

So the Chinese are more pissed off at the Russians than they are at the US.

Where did you go to college?  The Mass Institute of Delusions? 

 

I wonder why the Russians and the Chinese want you to think they are at each other's throats?

You have any idea?

Latina Lover's picture

The Chinese benefit the most from the manufactured tensions between the USSA/EU and Russia. 

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

"Well done Nudelman!"

Once a Zionista, always a Zionista.

Cow's picture

"According to some specialized media, 27 sailors from the USS Donald Cook requested to be relieved from active service."

Seriously?  You believe this crap?  RT didn't even try to make it believable.  They need more imagination.

Urban Roman's picture

I do not know. That one account on voltairenet is the only one I've seen. A site which clearly has a point of view, not of the 'mainstream'.

Some of the reports of Russian military systems are clearly fabricated of whole cloth. Perhaps we will see if there is substance to any of them, in the near future.

In general, I think that missile technology has progressed faster than armor since WWII, and many of the inventions of 20th century warfare, such as the aircraft carrier, will soon be consigned to the dustbin of military history. Subs may abide for a while longer, though..

thatthingcanfly's picture

My thoughts exactly squid. There's a reason Navy people refer to frigates as Missile-Sponges. China moving a couple of 'em through the straits is not really newsworthy.

I think we finally retired the last of our OHPs last year. About bloody time.

datura's picture

I think it is newsworthy - not that it would really start any war, but China is for the first time officially showing the USA that they stand with Russia not just in economy, but even militarily. Many Americans have been refusing to believe that China would side with Russia, I still read so many silly comments about how China needs the USA, so they cannot side with Russia. This is a very important political statement from Russia and China: "We stand together, deal with it."  

HowdyDoody's picture

Both China and Russia remeber the no-fly zone scam in Libya, which was an essential part of the plan to deprive China particularly of its trading links with Libya and N Africa. It ain't gona happen again. They know with certainty tha white man speak with forked tongue.

MonetaryApostate's picture

The prophecies say the Kings of the East are going to rise up at this time, so.....

(Prepare for a serious ass whipping warhawks...)

R E T R E A T !!!!

Stumpy4516's picture

Did not Russia/Putin vote for the initial sanctions and then give consent for further actions against Libya by abstaining from voting?

Did Putin not give consent for actions against the rebels in Yemen in the same fashion.

Same for Iran.

Freddie's picture

These Chinese ships have Long Dong cruise missiles.  And Yu Fuk'd anti ship missiles.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Knowing the Navy as I do, you can bet there will be Subs, only perhaps a couple more than announced.

Besides Flag showing and all that shit, these exercises are always massive joint (or individual) espionage events.

That said, it's really really really interesting what a replay this time seems of 1913 or 1932-ish.

And we well read and sentient humans are reading and watching all that is happening, recognizing the patterns and completely un-able to do anything about it.

Or are we?

I'm making some music, Sequence 14... 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYBO6cJUsFA

 

Ignatius's picture

John Lennon once made a comment about the pretense of naming songs and suggested he should just number them.

"Sequence '14' "

Plant seeds and sing.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Plant seeds and sing...what a life eh?

Cano et labora?

Oh regional Indian's picture

Hah! How about smoke weed and hum? :-)

But I see what you did there Will. (Some handles like yours feel kinda awkward to type by the way).

Thank god there is no intelligent commentator with a handle like Pullmyschlong, eh? Because even PMS would be weird....

Ignatius's picture

"I wanna party with you, dude." -- Bill Murray

Oh regional Indian's picture

Anytime a known ZH brother is in Bangalore Igatius...I can just imagine the conversation. 

 

Think for yourself's picture

I've been thinking about Varanasi/Dharamsala for a long time. Would defo' drop you a line if I went through Bangalore :)

WillyGroper's picture

Sounds like the more mellow option. ;)

Urban Redneck's picture

But where would the Chinese leave their subs when the ships cross the Bosporus?  Tartus?  the bathtub floor at Club Med?  Regardless of Art 12 of the Montreux Convention I think they have less than 70' feet of water for both maneuvering and camouflage unless they want to go John Wayne straddle the shipping lanes (oceangrafix.com took down the free copy of chart 55048, or I can't find it).