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U.S. Navy Sending Destroyer to Black Sea
NBC ^ | April 2nd 2014, 1:14 pm | Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube

Posted on 04/02/2014 5:47:51 PM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com

The U.S. Navy is sending a destroyer into the Black Sea in the coming days as a symbolic gesture of support for Ukraine and other allies in the region, according to two senior defense officials.

The USS Donald Cook, a guided missile destroyer based in Rota, Spain, and will travel to the Black Sea "in the next week or so," according to one senior defense official.

The ship will take part in to-be-scheduled exercises with allies in the region — most likely pass exercises, where ships from different nations pass one another while at sea — and the Donald Cook will make several to-be-scheduled port calls.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: ukraine; usnavy

1 posted on 04/02/2014 5:47:51 PM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Yeah, it’s been carefully stripped of all weapons and ammunition.


2 posted on 04/02/2014 5:50:57 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

3 posted on 04/02/2014 5:51:40 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Just plain stupid.


4 posted on 04/02/2014 5:55:03 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

I can remember when we didn’t announce to the world when we were going into the Black Sea.


5 posted on 04/02/2014 5:55:29 PM PDT by MNnice
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To: UCANSEE2

That was/is a great game.


6 posted on 04/02/2014 5:55:34 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: MNnice

Loose lips . . .


7 posted on 04/02/2014 6:00:41 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Sacajaweau
Agreed- complete idiocy: combines all the risks of possible armed confrontation with the certainty of a humiliating defeat.

After watching his performance on TV yesterday, it seems an unavoidable conclusion that we a governed by a psychopathic, narcissistic liar with no grip on any reality outside his fantasies.

8 posted on 04/02/2014 6:01:31 PM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Are we ... are we giving Putin one of our ships?


9 posted on 04/02/2014 6:02:14 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy

Why not, Obama gave him the ISS.


10 posted on 04/02/2014 6:04:27 PM PDT by slouper (LWRC SPR 223)
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11 posted on 04/02/2014 6:19:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Turkey’s OK with this ?


12 posted on 04/02/2014 6:29:06 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

We are truly governed by total idiots


13 posted on 04/02/2014 6:29:41 PM PDT by cork (Gun control = hitting what you aim at)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

What IS with this “U.S. Navy sending....” stuff?

Wonder what the C in C is doing while the Navy sends our ship into the Black Sea? OH THAT’S RIGHT....He’s attending a fundraiser. (Heaviest of /Sarc.)


14 posted on 04/02/2014 7:41:10 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Time for a port call to Odessa.


15 posted on 04/02/2014 7:41:33 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Sacajaweau

Because you wouldn’t want the US to defend a free sovereign people from Russian military aggression and occupation?


16 posted on 04/03/2014 4:25:22 PM PDT by KOZ.
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To: UCANSEE2

"Ukraine is game to you?"

17 posted on 04/03/2014 4:27:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

The dithering commander has finally decsided to pretend to do something that looks like wagging a stick


18 posted on 04/03/2014 4:30:41 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: dfwgator

LOL


19 posted on 04/03/2014 9:29:39 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com
... as a symbolic gesture of support for Ukraine

I'm sure the people of Ukraine appreciate the symbolism...while Putin laughs.

5.56mm

20 posted on 04/03/2014 9:38:13 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Steely Tom
Yeah, it’s been carefully stripped
of all weapons and ammunition.
well then, Just send him an (Gay) Postcard w/ love (no reservations :),...
from SoS John "Whimp" KERRY and Slacker-in-Chief pResident 0'Muslim

21 posted on 04/03/2014 9:38:38 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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