"I've Never Seen Anything Like It" - Russia Declares 'Unusual' Missile Drill, Just Miles From Sweden

Rather than exercising caution after the nerve gas attack in the United Kingdom and a tidal wave of Russian diplomatic expulsions from Washington, Eurozone, and other countries, Moscow is upping the ante which has surprised the Eurozone and the West on Thursday. Besides the tit-for-tat expulsions of Russian and American diplomats, President Vladimir Putin has chosen to flex his war muscles next week with an unusual missile exercise in international waters, but close enough to Sweden and Latvia that it will shut down commercial airspace.

The Russian cruiser Marshal Ustinov, assigned to the 43rd Missile Ship Division of the Russian Northern Fleet, has been deployed to the Baltic Sea for a live firing exercise in international waters near Sweden and Latvia on April 06 through 08, TASS reported, citing the Russian Navy’s press release.

According to Sweden's Aftonbladet, the Swedish Civil Aviation Administration received a Russian telegram on Tuesday alerting officials that “rocket test firings in the southern part of the Baltic Sea” will take place in proximity to Karlskrona, Sweden. The test area is known as “Russia 1”, from April 4 at 6:00 to 6 April at 18:00.

“Russia has announced that they are planning some sort of launch next week. It is an area of international water but in Swedish airspace, “says Sofia Bergström, communications officer at the Civil Aviation Administration.

During the missile exercise, the Swedish Civil Aviation Administration will refer to the D-area, as “Dangerous Area,” and all air traffic and civilian aircraft will be rerouted during the exercise.

“The rocket launches mean that air traffic will be led around this area and it will mean delays for civil aviation,” says Sara Eriksson, Press Manager at Transportstyrelsen. 

Aftonbladet indicates that “Russia has not practiced this far west on the Baltic Sea in the past.”

“I have never before seen another nation carry out bouts in the Swedish FIR except during a coexercise with Sweden. Clearly outside the normal,” tweets Defense Commander Wiseman, Lieutenant Colonel Carl Bergqvist, on Twitter (Translated from Swedish by Microsoft via Bing).

“This is very rare,” a source within the Swedish Armed Forces told Expressen.

A curator for various social media channels monitoring Russian military exercises tweeted: “Bloody hell. Russian navy just reserved missile firings area for 4-6 April up to 18000m in intl waters real close to Sweden. How provocative you can go?”

A political editor for BILD raised an interesting point, “Two days after Germany issued the final permit to realize NordStream2, the Russian Army flexes its muscles exactly above the planned course of the pipeline. Missile tests to take place from April 4 to April 6. A clear sign to Denmark and #Sweden.#PutinAtWar.”

Sweden’s public service radio broadcaster said, “Russian missiles will be tested in international waters unusually close to Sweden next week. Air traffic near Öland and Bornholm will have to be redirected.

"I’ve never seen anything like it” said flight traffic chief Jörgen Andersson to @MatsEriksson7.”

Relations between Washington and Moscow have plunged to lows not seen since the gloomy days of the Cold War — following the nerve gas attack in the United Kingdom. In response to the West’s anti-Russian campaign along with a barrage of Russian diplomat expulsions, President Vladimir Putin has ordered a new wave of war drills across the Russian Federation.

Western elites/media who have conditioned the American people with 24/7 anti-Russian propaganda could eventually get their wish of the Cold War 2.0 turning hot, as Moscow will be forced to deploy an even greater deterrence pushing the region toward a point of no return.

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GUS100CORRINA Belrev Sat, 03/31/2018 - 15:10 Permalink

"I've Never Seen Anything Like It" - Russia Declares 'Unusual' Missile Drill, Just Miles From Sweden

My response: This RUSSIA business is going to get out of control, we will all be sorry and the MARXIST PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL POLICE STATE and NEOCONS will get what they have always wanted: WWIII

MICC is ALIVE and WELL.
 

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mobius8curve Pandelis Sat, 03/31/2018 - 15:28 Permalink

Russia along with many other countries are preparing for the day when they deal with the bully in the playground:

 

Revelation 18:8-18  Therefore in one day shall her plagues come, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire; for strong is the Lord God who judged her.  (9)  And the kings of the earth, who committed fornication and lived wantonly with her, shall weep and wail over her, when they look upon the smoke of her burning,  (10)  standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.  (11)  And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, for no man buyeth their merchandise any more;........  (17) for in one hour so great riches is made desolate. And every shipmaster, and every one that saileth any whither, and mariners, and as many as gain their living by sea, stood afar off,  (18)  and cried out as they looked upon the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like the great city?

When has so many nations had the capacity to cause another country to totally burn in one day and what other country(city) is richer than this country and ships +90% of their trade to the rest of the world?

Babylon was both a city and an empire and His~story(history) repeats:

Ecclesiastes 1:9  That which hath been is that which shall be; and that which hath been done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

Prepare accordingly:

https://sumofthyword.com/2017/12/19/all-israel/

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The Ram yomutti2 Sat, 03/31/2018 - 15:53 Permalink

I am sorry, but you mean 'Americans' are useless......Seems to me that America gave up what we use to make for the rest of the world to make lots of weapons and debt. In the process, America has killed millions of people.  Maybe you should have a discussion with someone from Vietnam who is 60 or older, or Cambodia, or Laos, or Iraq....the list gets long.  

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rejected The Ram Sat, 03/31/2018 - 16:56 Permalink

"Maybe you should have a discussion with someone from Vietnam who is 60 or older"

He's the sort that got 56,000 of us killed.... then, after starting the shit they tucked tail and ran.... that was some kind of disgusting exit but it looks like we're gonna get to see it again shortly. They never tire of volunteering others to die for their ego trips. 

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rgraf The Ram Sat, 03/31/2018 - 18:35 Permalink

Viet Nan vets would have to be at least 61 by now. I'm 60, and I was too young. When I called the recruiting office, on my 18th birthday, I was told, "Don't come in. We're not taking anybody" There was a recession, and everybody signed up, once the war had ended.

The banksters need WW3, as an out. There are too many people aware of their game, and once you acheive a critical percentage (10% or so), there is no stopping the movement. Around 10 years ago, any anti authoritarian message could be shouted down, on the web. Not any more. Any comment critical of the police was likely to get at least a half dozen negative replies. Today, the numbers are reversed.

I would never quit posting, unless I got booted. Now, I'm hardly alone.

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Wild E Coyote yomutti2 Sat, 03/31/2018 - 22:32 Permalink

If everyone wants to buy western products, why do the western products need 75% in marketing costs? 

Why the west have to arm twist foreign Governments to open their markets, or remove their normal local taxes? 

The west push their products and lifestyle into other nations. Do not mistake  that with demand. If west stop their bullying efforts, then you can see reality. 

Western bullying effort comes from their military superiority. Hence the Russians concentrate on weapons Yomutti2. 

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Davidduke2000 yomutti2 Sun, 04/01/2018 - 00:03 Permalink

Russia is interested in helping the people of the Russian federation, it has zero debts, with $500 billion surplus and no yearly deficit.

the us owes $21 trillion in national federal debts with almost $2 trillion in yearly deficit, plus $200 trillions in unfunded liabilities plus all the states debts and the munis bonds we are talking at least a debt of $500 trillion and still has no manufacturing of anything the world wants.

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OverTheHedge mobius8curve Sat, 03/31/2018 - 16:10 Permalink

 

"Therefore in one day shall her plagues come, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire; for strong is the Lord God who judged her"

You probably think that the god who would do such things is a might, rightious and powerful god, cleansing the world and righting the wrongs.

I see him as a) make-believe and b) a vicious, genocidal, merciless, amoral lunatic.

We all have different ideas about the world - my take on the Christian god is that he is deeply, deeply unpleasant. Mostly, I choose not to share my opinions, as I am aware that they make some people uncomfortable, but constant religio-spamming gets old quite quickly. Yes, the middle-east is the centre of the end of the world, but that's because we are all supposed to worship a middle-eastern god. Almost all religions have a world-end myth, and mostly they don't centre around Damascus, shocking as that knowledge may be to you. 

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MoralsAreEssential OverTheHedge Sat, 03/31/2018 - 17:04 Permalink

I upvoted you; however, there is much historical Truth in the books of the Abrahamic religions.  It is just they have been distorted and edited by mainly those who CALL THEMSELVES semitic "Jews" and the Roman Empire who merged Paganism and Christianity for their political control goals.  Not to say their version of "Apocalypse" as prophesied is what or whom they say, but both the Bible and Koran state that 13 months from Israel moving on the Palestinians, there will be 4 days of fire falling on the earth from (take your pick) Planet X or a Quantum Wave.  This will end in the "AntiChrist" appearing and ruling for 3 years, the Years of Peace, by the Jews and rebuilding the Temple.  This mythos is why Israhell wants the War.  Israhell has already cut stones for the new temple and have been training accolytes in sacrifices.  If you believe in Dimensions, although the details of Apocalypse are altered, Apocalypse and the physical universe events bringing it on are NOT NECESSARILY false.

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Farqued Up OverTheHedge Sat, 03/31/2018 - 18:19 Permalink

Do Christians have a super-special Communion this weekend? Do they still swill Mogen David and nibble on bread to signify drinking the blood of Christ and partaking of his flesh? That ranks with Jehovah drowning everybody and repopulating through incest. Sounds Satanic to me, as in Spirit Cooking. Not to worry, Francis says that hell does not exist. I agree, turn in your frock and auction off the Vatican, you are going to need the money, nobody is scared any longer. Also, show the world the secrets that your antecedents stole when they sacked the library in Alexandria.

Easter; a pagan holiday celebrating fertility with bunny rabbits and eggs. It falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. That's for you Christians that have never bothered to think of why it doesn't fall on a certain date each year. Also, once every 4 years the Catholic and Orthodox Easters fall on the same Sunday. Did Constantinople not have an appointments calendar when they moved?

Man hasn't evolved one fucking iota emotionally nor spiritually. There may very well be a god or gods but it sure as hell isn't Jehovah. Maybe there is an alien ET race that can save us, we humans are devolving into self destruction.

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CharmingOne Farqued Up Sat, 03/31/2018 - 22:27 Permalink

So, you allow for the possibility that there is a god....but you are positive it is not Jehovah!?

What's your beef with Jehovah, anyway? Yes, I am a Christian...of the zealot variety...and I would agree with you on your points regarding the compromised nature of the true faith through the "joining in" of pagan rituals and customs...and one can thank Rome for that.....ah, politics!

That point notwithstanding, If you are familiar with the canon of scripture, and it appears you are, how you can reduce the entirety of the Gospel message to "God is unfair, unjust, and just mean"?  I can only conclude the diametrically opposite you have, and am therefore flummoxed as to how we reach such different conclusions!

You fancy Jehovah a tyrant....I know Him to be benevolent, longsuffering towards us, full of mercy and fully capable of delivering any one who would seek Him absolution!

I will not gratuitously throw scripture verses at you, but I would invite you to reconsider your perspective....after all, EVERY major (and minor for that matter) religion in existence today believes, and some level, that their way is THE WAY---by definition they all can't be true.  Life is full of choices, choose wisely...... 

 

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slobbermut OverTheHedge Sun, 04/01/2018 - 11:56 Permalink

"my take on the Christian god is that he is deeply, deeply unpleasant"?? 

Why...because He warns of the eventual punishment of sin (?), or seems to make demands at odds with your free will (?), or warns of impending accountability (?), or because, for whatever reason, He does not choose, at the first opportunity, to intervene to prevent injustice, evil and suffering (?), or more simply because He just does not fit your image of what God should be??

By what standard do you judge the "Christian God" that He warrants such poor marks?

I posit that your standard is flawed through your own ignorance of this "Christian God" who you so tritely disparage.  

Are you familiar with the phrase 'you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink? 

"The Christian God" as you refer to him plainly teaches in Christian Scripture...that the consequence of sin is eventual death (the wages of sin is death) and that those who perish or go into everlasting punishment do so from the hardening of their own heart which they freely choose - it is a choice to reject God's free pass, His free offering of salvation by the atoning blood of His 'only begotten son' on the cross at Calvary.

I conjecture that you speak from ignorance, but ignorance is not a sufficient defense, as you 'choose' to remain ignorant instead of gaining a genuine understanding through a process of careful investigation.  

There are numerous written accounts of those who set out to disprove the Good News of Salvation through the atoning Blood of Christ, but ended up being convinced of the absolute accuracy and truth conveyed in the Christian Bible...I urge you to at least investigate more thoroughly than you seemingly have to date before dismissing "the Christian God" and His plan to freely pardon all who will confess Jesus (Yeshua) the Christ as Lord and Savior and believe in their heart that God raised Him from the dead.

Yeshua the Christ himself said "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me"; "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved."  

The 'Christian God' does not want any to perish, or enter eternal punishment due to their sin...He has bent over backward trying to provide an escape - going to the point of becoming a man and paying the penalty, once for all, of that sin...and He freely offers that payment to all who will accept it.

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Teja 1.21 jigawatts Sat, 03/31/2018 - 15:46 Permalink

Russian bullying against Israel? Nice try. With lots of Israelis being immigrants from Russia, I would expect there are deep if hidden links between Israel and Russia. Israeli defense in the region is oriented not against Russian interests, but against Iranian ones. And it should be obvious even to America haters that Russian interests are not identical to those of Iran and Hezbollah.

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