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Russian Spy Ship Spotted Off Atlantic Coast, Possibly Near N.J.

Posted by on Feb. 15, 2017 at 10:50 AM
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Russian Spy Ship Spotted Off Atlantic Coast, Possibly Near N.J.

The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed a bombshell report that says a Russian spy ship sailed off the Atlantic Coast, possibly 30 miles offshore. 

 February 15, 2017 10:14 am ET

The U.S. Coast Guard said it's aware that the Russian spy ship Viktor Leonov has been sailing close to the Atlantic Coast in recent days - and possibly near New Jersey - as revealed in a bombshell Fox News report.

Reports say the ship was spotted about about 30 miles south of the Navy submarine base in Groton, Ct. after it was spotted 70 miles off the coast of Delaware, and then presumably sailed passed New Jersey and New York as it moved north.

"We are aware there is a ship," Petty Officer Joshua Canup told Patch. Canup would only say that they were aware the ship is off the Atlantic coast.

The spy ship is technically in international waters but U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) shared the Fox News story on his Twitter page and wrote, “Russia is acting like it has a permission slip to expand influence, test limits of reach. Questions are obvious: does it, and if so, why?”

A U.S. official said the Russian spy ship was “loitering” in the water, Fox News reports.
 

Russia is acting like it has a permission slip to expand influence, test limits of reach. Questions are obvious: does it, and if so, why? https://twitter.com/lucasfoxnews/status/831847716506497027 

Fox News states that the purpose of the Russian spy ship is to “intercept communication and collect data” on U.S. Navy sonar capability, but adds that the ship does have missiles too.

Officials say they can’t ever recall a Russian spy ship advancing this far up the eastern seaboard. Pentagon officials told Fox News that they expect the ship to head back to the Caribbean eventually but no timetable was given.


These developments are among a number of hits the Trump Administration has taken over the past couple days concerning ties to Russia.

These include Michael Flynn stepping down as National Security Advisor on Monday. Patch previously reported Flynn’s departure had followed revelations that he misled White House officials about communications concerning sanctions he had with a Russian official back in December.

A day later, a New York Times report surfaced Tuesday which suggested that multiple campaign associates were in contact with Russian intelligence officials for a year prior to the election. CNN then published an article later that night relaying similar findings.

Patch previously reported that phone records and intercepted calls had documented the communications, according to the report. The report notes that they have not found evidence that campaign aides, or Trump himself, collaborated with the hacks of the Democratic National Committee or of Hillary Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta's emails.

Read the full Fox News report here.

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ILovemyPaulie
by on Feb. 15, 2017 at 10:57 AM

Protecting us from China most likely.  Thank God we have them as an Ally.

jomami
by Bronze Member on Feb. 15, 2017 at 10:59 AM
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LOL

The world sees that our White House is a mess and our president is incompetent.  We are so vulnerable right now and leaders around the world know it.

This is getting very scary...

Quoting ILovemyPaulie:

Protecting us from China most likely.  Thank God we have them as an Ally.


SuG4
by Sugar on Feb. 15, 2017 at 10:59 AM
Right.......
newlife1214
by Bronze Member on Feb. 15, 2017 at 11:00 AM
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They also just harassed a US Navy destroyer. Just 5 days ago!

https://www.navytimes.com/articles/russian-jets-harass-the-destroyer-porter

Challenging the new President like NKorea? Or is this getting serious.

It seriously pisses me off, I tell ya!

jomami
by Bronze Member on Feb. 15, 2017 at 11:05 AM
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Sounds like it's stalking the Navy base in CT right now:

Russian spy ship spotted closer to US, near Navy submarine base

The Russian spy ship Viktor Leonov on Wednesday morning was spotted 40 miles closer to the U.S. -- and not far from a Navy submarine base in Connecticut, a U.S. official told Fox News.

The ship was spotted 30 miles south of Groton, Conn., but it remained in international waters. The U.S. territorial boundary extends 12 miles from the coast.

The Russian spy ship was currently “loitering” in the water, the U.S. official said. 

The spy ship is armed with surface-to-air missiles, but its main function is to intercept communications and collect data on U.S. Navy sonar capability.


RUSSIA DEPLOYS BANNED MISSILES, BUZZES US WARSHIP


Quoting newlife1214:

They also just harassed a US Navy destroyer. Just 5 days ago!

https://www.navytimes.com/articles/russian-jets-harass-the-destroyer-porter

Challenging the new President like NKorea? Or is this getting serious.

It seriously pisses me off, I tell ya!


KittyMom1026
by Silver Member on Feb. 15, 2017 at 11:08 AM
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Then how do you explain the 4 fully armed planes that buzzed one of our ships out in the ocean and wouldn't answer us when we tried to contact them?

And the ship deployed a missle. Why would it do that if it was going to protect us? Especially since there were no other ships in sight.

Oh, and if that were so, then they'd be on the WEST coast since that's where China would be coming from.Please learn some geography so you won't wind up sounding so stupid.

It's more likely that trump reneged on whatever he promised Putin and he's being shown that Russia isn't taking it lightly.


Quoting ILovemyPaulie:

Protecting us from China most likely.  Thank God we have them as an Ally.


romalove
by Roma on Feb. 15, 2017 at 11:12 AM
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Please tell me you're joking.

Quoting ILovemyPaulie:

Protecting us from China most likely.  Thank God we have them as an Ally.

romalove
by Roma on Feb. 15, 2017 at 11:14 AM
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How delusional must a person be to think a Russian spy ship is trolling 30 miles off the East coast to help protect us from the Chinese?


Quoting KittyMom1026:

Then how do you explain the 4 fully armed planes that buzzed one of our ships out in the ocean and wouldn't answer us when we tried to contact them?

And the ship deployed a missle. Why would it do that if it was going to protect us? Especially since there were no other ships in sight.

Oh, and if that were so, then they'd be on the WEST coast since that's where China would be coming from.Please learn some geography so you won't wind up sounding so stupid.

It's more likely that trump reneged on whatever he promised Putin and he's being shown that Russia isn't taking it lightly.

Quoting ILovemyPaulie:

Protecting us from China most likely.  Thank God we have them as an Ally.

Sundance8
by Silver Member on Feb. 15, 2017 at 11:20 AM
Are you deranged?

Quoting ILovemyPaulie:

Protecting us from China most likely.  Thank God we have them as an Ally.

SuG4
by Sugar on Feb. 15, 2017 at 11:24 AM
😂😂

Quoting Sundance8: Are you deranged?

Quoting ILovemyPaulie:

Protecting us from China most likely.  Thank God we have them as an Ally.

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