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Russian Warship Sunk Off Crimea
gCaptain ^ | March 6, 2014 | Rob Almeida

Posted on 03/06/2014 6:48:33 PM PST by artichokegrower

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense released the above image today showing the Russian Navy’s Ochakov, a Kara-class cruiser, which was intentionally sunk last night to blockade the Ukrainian Navy ships located in Novoozerne.

(Excerpt) Read more at gcaptain.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: russiaship; russiashipsunk; ukrainecrisis
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Do you get the feeling that our media is not giving us the whole story on what is happening over there?
1 posted on 03/06/2014 6:48:33 PM PST by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

Well they told us the Pope embraced civil unions for homos and that the Muslim Brotherhood was moderate... seems legit.


2 posted on 03/06/2014 6:49:27 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: artichokegrower

Sky News (UK) does pretty well.


3 posted on 03/06/2014 6:50:03 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: GeronL; KC_Lion; TigersEye; nuconvert; txhurl

Ping.


4 posted on 03/06/2014 6:50:52 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: artichokegrower

Bingo.


5 posted on 03/06/2014 6:51:26 PM PST by Fungi
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To: artichokegrower

Uh.

WOW.


6 posted on 03/06/2014 6:51:57 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Viennacon

.....And a CNN anchorlady actually believes, or believed that “global warming” could make meteor strikes more likely.

(She asked that of Bill Nye The “Science” Guy on air anyway. I’m a little surprised the moron didn’t say that it was.)


7 posted on 03/06/2014 6:54:03 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: artichokegrower

Demolition team could split it with high explosives but a big mess and not quick to get it cleaned up.


8 posted on 03/06/2014 6:55:29 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: artichokegrower

Damn, global warming must have done the sinking.

On 2nd thought, probably not or the mainstream media would have told us about this.


9 posted on 03/06/2014 6:58:12 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: steve86

Russia scuttled it. If a Demo team approached they would simply wave them off (under arms) claiming salvage rights. “No, Anatov, that was a mistake we made, she sunk accidently! We wish to raise this ship so it can sail again! Will only take 5 months or so!”


10 posted on 03/06/2014 6:58:57 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: SevenofNine; caww

ping.


11 posted on 03/06/2014 7:00:01 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: steve86
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what's the deal with the ship's paint colors ?

they're not standard "sea going" gray.

the ship might have been ready to be scrapped.

nevertheless, a very nice "pawn to king's four" move ...



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12 posted on 03/06/2014 7:00:56 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: artichokegrower

The ship they sunk in the channel was the Ochakov. a Kara-Class late-60’s-era cruiser, that was already heading for the scrapper’s torch.

Laid up for 27 years, since 1987. Was to be rebuilt in the 90’s, but caught fire in the yard, heavily damaging it. Finally was written off and decommissioned in 2011.


13 posted on 03/06/2014 7:01:32 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Yes, junk scrap metal that made a nice bar across the door.


14 posted on 03/06/2014 7:02:08 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: Lazamataz
Russia scuttled it. If a Demo team approached they would simply wave them off (under arms) claiming salvage rights. “No, Anatov, that was a mistake we made, she sunk accidently! We wish to raise this ship so it can sail again! Will only take 5 months or so!”

In Russian, it would be "... he sunk accidently."

I think it would be "sank accidently, but whatever.

15 posted on 03/06/2014 7:02:14 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Viennacon

Good enough for me. </snort>


16 posted on 03/06/2014 7:03:39 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: artichokegrower

seeing they could do a blockade with ships they didn’t have to sink, i don’t quite believe this bs.


17 posted on 03/06/2014 7:05:05 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: steve86; All

Interesting side note:
The inlet that the Ukrainian fleet is bottled up in was the old Soviet Hovercraft and Assault Landing Craft base, and at one time housed thousands of Naval Marines.


18 posted on 03/06/2014 7:11:17 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Steely Tom

Molodyetz!

In Russian, military ships are referred to as `he’, but civilian vessels are `she’.


19 posted on 03/06/2014 7:12:00 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: artichokegrower

Putin, the new rise of Hitler.


20 posted on 03/06/2014 7:13:05 PM PST by Logical me
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