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    Re: America Sends Missile-Destroying Warship Into Russian Waters.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    More brilliant insight from Kobie. You have a way with words, dont let anyone tell you otherwise.

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    Re: America Sends Missile-Destroying Warship Into Russian Waters.....

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    I hadn't envisioned a time in the near future when Russia might use it's nuclear forces but, this bold move by the US might make it come sooner than expected.

    Dangerous indeed.
    Your paranoia of Russia is radical. How can a person live in such constant fear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    The idea that Russia will use its nuclear weapons is utterly preposterous.
    Obviously we're not so sure about that prospect.
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    Re: America Sends Missile-Destroying Warship Into Russian Waters.....

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Your paranoia of Russia is radical. How can a person live in such constant fear?
    WTF are you talking about?

    The only thing I'm even slightly 'paranoid' about is who's running this country.
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    Re: America Sends Missile-Destroying Warship Into Russian Waters.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya HB.....I am willing to bet that Putin knows about that weakness.
    No doubt at all. It's exactly the type of thing that could occur if the west continues to wobble. More resolution on the defensive front is necessary to avoid such things.

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    Re: America Sends Missile-Destroying Warship Into Russian Waters.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Showing the flag
    Ever since Russian armed forces invaded and annexed the Ukrainian province of Crimea last month, the U.S. government has struggled to find an appropriate response. Trade sanctions and visa freezes on Russian government officials could punish Russia for what it's done in Crimea. But what could the U.S. do to deter further aggression?

    This week, it appears the Obama administration hit upon its solution. It took the USS Donald Cook and sent it to Russia. Armed with new Standard Missile-3 IB weaponry from Raytheon (NYSE: RTN ) , the Cook boasts a robust version of Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT ) Aegis ballistic missile defense system capable of shooting down supersonic, high-trajectory missiles such as Russia uses to carry its nuclear warheads. The warship was modified for ballistic missile defense (BMD) duty as part of a $22 billion project to build shipborne and land-based missile defense stations to protect Europe from Iranian long-range missiles. But just as President Putin predicted, it appears to have use in countering Russian threats as well.



    Departing its new base in Spain, the Cook is now en route to the Black Sea, where it will "show the flag" off the Ukrainian and Russian coasts -- a concrete demonstration to President Putin of how aggression in Crimea could bring about the very thing he fears: U.S. ballistic missile defenses set up right next to the Russian border.

    What this move does show us, though, is that the $22 billion ballistic missile defense system has wider application than it was initially planned for. It can help to contain the threat of a future Iranian nuclear missile and it can help to disarm Russia's nuclear arsenal as well.....snip~

    America Sends Missile-Destroying Warship Into Russian Waters. President Putin Presumably Not Pleased.


    Our ship arrived there yesterday. Now it will sit off the Coast of the Ukraine. Think we have Putin's attention now? What say ye?
    It's a single ship. This affects nothing and no one of substance in the West or in Russia cares. Now if we'd sent a flotilla? Maybe.

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    Re: America Sends Missile-Destroying Warship Into Russian Waters.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    It's a single ship. This affects nothing and no one of substance in the West or in Russia cares. Now if we'd sent a flotilla? Maybe.
    I suspect it's not a single ship, but rather a single ship on the surface. The US has 72 active submarines by what I looked up.

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    Re: America Sends Missile-Destroying Warship Into Russian Waters.....

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    I suspect it's not a single ship, but rather a single ship on the surface. The US has 72 active submarines by what I looked up.
    I doubt we have sent a flotilla of submarines into the Black Sea. It's also largely unnecessary.

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    Re: America Sends Missile-Destroying Warship Into Russian Waters.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    It's a single ship. This affects nothing and no one of substance in the West or in Russia cares. Now if we'd sent a flotilla? Maybe.


    Yeah, other than to sit off the Coast and show the Flag.....Even if we had 10 ships there. Its not enough to intimidate The Russians. Not when they have 50 some ships of their own.....plus the 51 they captured.

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    Re: America Sends Missile-Destroying Warship Into Russian Waters.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yeah, other than to sit off the Coast and show the Flag.....Even if we had 10 ships there. Its not enough to intimidate The Russians. Not when they have 50 some ships of their own.....plus the 51 they captured.
    are we supposed to send more ships into the black sea to counter this? we have very few friendly ports in the region.
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