Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Russian Submarines Showing Up In The Gulf Of Mexico?

Michael Peck, National Interest: Coming Soon: Russian Submarines in the Gulf of Mexico?

“Our submarines, too, might have surfaced suddenly some place in the Gulf of Mexico to shock America,” Korotchenko said. “We have the corresponding forces of our submarine fleet there. We do not do that for the simple reason our purpose is not to show off in such a silly way, but to cope with the assigned tasks.”

Russia’s message to the United States: Sail your warships into Russian coastal waters, and we’ll send our warships into yours.

That threat comes after a U.S. Navy destroyer sailed into an area of the Sea of Japan, near the Russian port of Vladivostok, that is claimed by Russia. The USS McCampbell conducted a freedom of navigation operation (FONOPS) cruise to demonstrate that the United States does not recognize Russian sovereignty over those waters.

The McCampbell sailed on December 5 “in the vicinity of Peter the Great Bay to challenge Russia’s excessive maritime claims and uphold the rights, freedoms, and lawful uses of the sea enjoyed by the United States and other nations,” announced the U.S. Pacific Fleet. The Arleigh Burke -class destroyer can carry up to 96 Tomahawk missiles.

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WNU Editor: It would not be the first time that Russian naval vessels were in the Gulf of Mexico .... A Russian spy ship is snooping around US nuclear submarine bases — here's what it's up to (Business Insider).


Anonymous said...

Well yeah Russia is nothing to be fuck with. Plus I’m sure soon they are going to move to Venezuela maybe bring some S-400 and there’s nothing America can do .

opit said...

Anon You mean something like this ?

Venezuela welcomes Russian bombers in show of support for Maduro

Two nuclear-capable ‘Blackjack’ bombers arrive for exercises
Defence minister insists jets not intended as a provocation