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A Jaunt Through The English Channel

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A Jaunt Through The English Channel

putinby baldilocks

Jef­frey Pelt: Mr. Ambas­sador, you have nearly a hun­dred naval ves­sels oper­at­ing in the North Atlantic right now. Your air­craft has dropped enough sonar buoys so that a man could walk from Green­land to Ice­land to Scot­land with­out get­ting his feet wet. Now, shall we dis­pense with the bull?

Ambas­sador Lysenko: You make your point as del­i­cately as ever, Mr. Pelt.

Jef­frey Pelt: It would be well for your gov­ern­ment to con­sider that hav­ing your ships and ours, your air­craft and ours, in such prox­im­ity… is inher­ently DAN­GER­OUS. Wars have begun that way, Mr. Ambassador.

The Hunt for Red October

I’m old enough to remem­ber when this report would have made my blood run cold.

A FLEET of Russ­ian nuclear ships have been spot­ted steam­ing out of base – and it is head­ing for Britain.

Vladimir Putin‘s pol­icy of gun­boat diplo­macy con­tin­ued as a giant air­craft car­rier and nuclear sub­ma­rine were among eight ves­sels snapped sail­ing south past Nor­way yesterday.

The fear­some fleet is headed for Russia’s Mediter­ranean base in Tar­tus, Syria.

But first, the ships are set to pass through the Eng­lish Chan­nel in the lat­est act of sabre-​rattling from Moscow.

Royal Navy war­ships are being read­ied to inter­cept the fleet which could pass within miles of the British coast.

Russia’s flag­ship air­craft car­rier Admi­ral Kuznetsov was amongst the ships to depart from the Arc­tic port of Severo­morsk on Saturday.

The 55,000-tonne colos­sus is trav­el­ling with the Pyotr Veliky bat­tle­cruiser, the Vice-​Admiral Kulakov destroyer and large anti-​submarine ships.

The con­voy was caught on cam­era by Nor­we­gian spy planes on Monday

The show of strength is the lat­est act of defi­ance from Moscow in the face of West­ern pres­sure over its bomb­ing cam­paign in Syria.

Back when the War was Cold, I thought I knew who the enemy was. Now, how­ever, it seems that the onion has end­less lay­ers wait­ing to be peeled back — to reveal the true nature of our ene­mies and our “friends.”

Too few care about this approach­ing feces storm. But I sus­pect that we will be made to care.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel will be done in 2016. Fol­low her on Twit­ter.

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putinby baldilocks

Jeffrey Pelt: Mr. Ambassador, you have nearly a hundred naval vessels operating in the North Atlantic right now. Your aircraft has dropped enough sonar buoys so that a man could walk from Greenland to Iceland to Scotland without getting his feet wet. Now, shall we dispense with the bull?

Ambassador Lysenko: You make your point as delicately as ever, Mr. Pelt.

Jeffrey Pelt: It would be well for your government to consider that having your ships and ours, your aircraft and ours, in such proximity… is inherently DANGEROUS. Wars have begun that way, Mr. Ambassador.

The Hunt for Red October

I’m old enough to remember when this report would have made my blood run cold.

A FLEET of Russian nuclear ships have been spotted steaming out of base – and it is heading for Britain.

Vladimir Putin‘s policy of gunboat diplomacy continued as a giant aircraft carrier and nuclear submarine were among eight vessels snapped sailing south past Norway yesterday.

The fearsome fleet is headed for Russia’s Mediterranean base in Tartus, Syria.

But first, the ships are set to pass through the English Channel in the latest act of sabre-rattling from Moscow.

Royal Navy warships are being readied to intercept the fleet which could pass within miles of the British coast.

Russia’s flagship aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov was amongst the ships to depart from the Arctic port of Severomorsk on Saturday.

The 55,000-tonne colossus is travelling with the Pyotr Veliky battlecruiser, the Vice-Admiral Kulakov destroyer and large anti-submarine ships.

The convoy was caught on camera by Norwegian spy planes on Monday

The show of strength is the latest act of defiance from Moscow in the face of Western pressure over its bombing campaign in Syria.

Back when the War was Cold, I thought I knew who the enemy was. Now, however, it seems that the onion has endless layers waiting to be peeled back—to reveal the true nature of our enemies and our “friends.”

Too few care about this approaching feces storm. But I suspect that we will be made to care.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel will be done in 2016. Follow her on Twitter.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism—->>>>>baldilocks