US warship sails in Sea of Japan waters claimed by Russia

| December 5, 2018

USS McCampbellThe guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell

Trailing her coattails right in front of the home of the Russian Pacific Fleet? That sends an unmistakable message to Vlad and his cronies. Now if we could get something going in the Black Sea…

By Lucas Tomlinson, Samuel Chamberlain
A U.S. Navy warship sailed in waters claimed by Russia in the Sea of Japan on Wednesday as tensions increase over the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from a decades-old arms control treaty.

A spokesperson for the U.S. Pacific Fleet says the guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell sailed “in the vicinity of” Peter the Great Bay, a body of water off the Russian port city of Vladivostok, “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.”

Vladivostok, in Russia’s far southeast, is home to the country’s Pacific Fleet. The last time the U.S. Navy sailed in the area was 1987, the same year the U.S. signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia. On Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the U.S. will suspend its obligations under the treaty in 60 days, and he accused Russia of “cheating” on the deal.

Did someone mention the Black Sea?

The U.S. Navy is also preparing to send a warship into the Black Sea for the first time in a month to shore up support to Ukraine after Russian forces seized three Ukrainian vessels and 24 sailors aboard on Nov. 25.

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  1. Mason says:

    More signs of outright collusion with and capitulation to Russian interests.

    • The Other Whitey says:

      Yeah, when I think of collusion, waving a big middle finger in Ivan’s face is exactly what comes to mind!

      • GDContractor says:

        Waiting for Occasional Cortex to weigh in on this. Or perhaps Cunthulio, aka Lars Taylor.

        • The Other Whitey says:

          Ojos-Locos couldn’t find Russia on a globe if you colored it bright red. I wouldn’t be surprised if she also thinks Siberia is where they make cyberspace.

  2. 5th/77th FA says:

    Some of commentators on the Fox News linkie don’t have a clue; left or right leaning. One idiot even posted “pop a nuke or two and everything will settle down”. What a f’ing idiot. We that have prepared for war and gone to war know that we do not want a war. Especially a nuclear war.

    You know who wins a nuclear war? Nobody!

    The dims will say this is colluding. dTrump is damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t. Two years of investigating and nothing yet. On the other hand, bodaprez did pat Putin on the knee and say on open mike, “I’ll have more leeway after the election.” Hitlery did sell the Ruskkies 20+-% of our uranium stocks for a nice donation. These are known facts. When you gonna investigate that?.c.h.i.r.p That’s what I thought.

    • The Other Whitey says:

      IIRC, the Glorious Leader’s open-mike conversation was actually with Medvedev, and not Putin. Not only did it show that Barry intended to roll over for the Russians, but it also disproved the notion that Putin wasn’t still calling the shots during Medvedev’s presidency. So he fucked up from both sides’ perspectives.

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        T.O.W. my bad, you are probably correct, I lost some of my memory banks in Mar & May and did not proof read before I hit post. I’m old and wearing out, y’all bear with me and keep me straight. Putin been there so long, pulling strings or running things, stuff kinda runs together.

  3. sj says:

    “Trailing her coattails” Splain please for an Army guy. tnx.

  4. Ex-PH2 says:

    I don’t understand how dTrump can justify colluding with Vlad Putin in such a bald-faced, snarky way. It is just unbelievable! The effrontery is unwarranted!! /s

  5. Adm. Dewey says:

    I’d be more impressed if Trump had the 7th fleet steam through the Formosa Straits.

  6. W2 says:

    The navy has been pulling in to Vladivostok since at least 1994 (that I can prove with a port visit), so whoever wrote the USN hasn’t operated there since 1987 is a dunderhead.

    Also, be careful about what you say about Vlad the commie AW1 Ed, you might get taken off the president’s Christmas card list. That would be a tragedy.

    W2 (((OUT))) was

    • MustangCryppie says:

      Maybe they meant this type of op. They sure as hell aint gonna pull into Vlad for any liberty after this!!!

  7. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    The Navy was obviously ordered to sail that ship on a collusion course.

  8. 26Limabeans says:

    Well, this nice and related.

    Don’t poke the Bear but show him you mean business should he growl and show his teeth.