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U.S. warship heads to Russian-patrolled Georgian port

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posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 03:19 AM
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U.S. warship heads to Russian-patrolled Georgian port


www.alertnet.org

TBILISI, Sept 5 (Reuters) - A warship from the United States navy's Sixth Fleet will arrive in Georgia's Russian-patrolled port of Poti on the Black Sea on Friday, the U.S. embassy in Tbilisi said.

"The third U.S. ship transporting humanitarian aid to Georgia is scheduled to arrive in Poti today at 1700 (1300 GMT)," the embassy said in a statement.

Poti is patrolled by Russian troops who Moscow says are carrying out peacekeeping duties, but Georgia and its Western allies say their presence is part of an illegal occupation.

The vessel is the USS Mount Whitney, a sophisticated command warship. U.S. warships have previously delivered supplies to the Georgian port of Batumi, which is to the south of Russian-patrolled areas.
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[edit on 5-9-2008 by chips]




posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 03:19 AM
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I predicted this would happen a few days ago.

Why is Mount Whitney on its way to a Russian-controlled port?



Sept. 3: USS Mount Whitney, carrying humanitarian aid,
travels through the Bosporus strait in Istanbul on its way to Georgia.




The United States has sent two military ships bearing aid to Georgia, and the USS Mount Whitney — the flagship of the Navy's 6th Fleet — steamed through the Dardanelles early Wednesday and was expected to pass through the Bosporus later in the day. The two Turkish-controlled straits link the Mediterranean to the Black Sea.

(FOXNews.com)





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posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 03:21 AM
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Well lets see, so the Russians can blow it up and start a war maybe?
Or maybe just to deliver the said humanitarian aid and say stuff you to Russia?
Who knows.
en.wikipedia.org...(LCC-20)
Its not really what you'd call a ship meant for fighting, its more for water and food delivery and evacuations.
It has some defensive capability's etc but no serious armaments.

[edit on 5-9-2008 by Interestinggg]



posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 03:28 AM
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Russia must be frustrated!!!!!!!

They know that the US can do whatever they want, because the second they attack all hell breaks loose.

They know the US propaganda machine will spin the story backwards...

The US is like a drunk white guy pushing another sober guy in saying in his face "hit me" "hit me" and sticking his chine out.

What a bitchy move by the US.



posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 03:35 AM
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Russians would not fire on the ship. But once supplies will be unloaded - i am guessing that US forces will escort it to destinations, since town is occupied by "peacekeepers". Now here each soldier and his gun and temperament can turn this conflict in the worst direction.
Still, i think that both sides have enough sense not to turn it into something they do not want.
In my opinion they will dance like that together, with occasional stepping on each others foot, until some kind of cold war will be in place. Naturally, could be wrong.



posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 03:39 AM
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Bring it on ...

when drafted who do we shoot US murderers or commies ???


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posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 03:56 AM
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I don't know if there is any soldiers on the boat.
Would seem civilian merchant seaman might probably transport the aid.
Contractors.This particular boat uses civilian merchant navy guys.For the cargo type stuff and regular navy to run the ship.
Bit of a weird setup really.Maybe the civs are really special forces.Blackwater guys.

[edit on 5-9-2008 by Interestinggg]



posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 04:36 AM
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If this is not a slap in the face to Russia what is? The USA sent aid to the other port last week to avoid the Russians and now they are going to be with in a few meters of each other.

I don't think that is a good idear


And to Roo-meh if you want to fight go out to the pub and get your ass kicked We don't need this war



posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 04:39 AM
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About time for a false flag Op if you ask me.
Deffensless ship, simply carrying humanitarian aid..
If the ruskys fired on a ship that was "merely carrying a simple tribute of humanitarian aid to needy citizens" that would prove the russinas were bad.
Perfect opertunity to pull one of those out of your ASS cheney george...are you there??

God I hope the American admin doesnt do somthing foolish ....but ya knowwwwwwwwww...........



posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 05:25 AM
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The Russians do not need to attack this ship all they need to do is escort it out of the area because lets face it America has no business being there in the first place. All that bull about helping Georgia is just that, Bull crap.

The US is pulling its usual stunts which is to use Georgia to attack Iran and to try and prevent any Russian involvment. Well way to go America, I'm not sure if its people want to get nuked before xmas but there are plenty of dumb ass American patriots so maybe they do want it.



posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 05:30 AM
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Originally posted by magicmushroom
The Russians do not need to attack this ship all they need to do is escort it out of the area because lets face it America has no business being there in the first place. All that bull about helping Georgia is just that, Bull crap.

The US is pulling its usual stunts which is to use Georgia to attack Iran and to try and prevent any Russian involvment. Well way to go America, I'm not sure if its people want to get nuked before xmas but there are plenty of dumb ass American patriots so maybe they do want it.


Delivering humanitarian aid to a country that has been bombed to bits, i'd say it has every right to be there.

Russians are occupying the docks, for what reason?



posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 05:33 AM
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Could not agree with you more.

I have plans this coming march will I enjoy my new found life and live out my days on a stilted beach house in southeast Asia, or will my plans be foiled as Im vaporized in a nuclear holocaust? TUNE IN NEXT WEEK FOR MORE EXCITING ADVENTURES!


IN AGREEMENT WITH magicmushroom by the way...

[edit on 5-9-2008 by snowen20]



posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 05:35 AM
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Well firstly it wasn't "bombed to bits". International observers have remarked at how little damage there is in Georgia and how the Russians confined themselves to destroying Georgian military capability. And secondly they are guarding the docks in case somebody's stupid enough to try to ship weapons into the country that would be used against their peacekeeping forces.



posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 05:36 AM
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TheBlunt, Georgia can get aid from its European neigbours it dose not need it from America, that aid would probally serve a better purpose giving it to Americans who need aid.

The Georgia incident is about growing American Imperialsim in the region and has nothing to do with helping Georgia or anyone else, its about American interests but not necessarily the American peoples interest as it is they who will suffer in the end.



posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 05:51 AM
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Originally posted by magicmushroom
TheBlunt, Georgia can get aid from its European neigbours it dose not need it from America, that aid would probally serve a better purpose giving it to Americans who need aid.

I agree with you there, many homeless people could use that aid.
France Germany Italy etc could provide this aid.



posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 06:04 AM
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Can someone go ahead and slap America around for me because they are not listening to me at all.
So yeah, ... I really dont want to end up on the business end of an SS18 missle strike being as I am living right outside of an NATO AIR training base.

So you know,.. have at it make em listen I was under the imprssion I was somehow "the boss", but not so much im thinking.

My ass is about to be handed to me and im supposed to like it.
just grint my teeth and bare it I suppose..



posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 06:22 AM
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Originally posted by chips

Why is Mount Whitney on its way to a Russian-controlled port?




It seems that a ship with aid going to the port city of Poti has been going on for several years now...
but the warship making delivery part may be new, and in part because of the recent conflict incidents.
see an explainatory overview: www.usaid.gov...:


then here: atlas.mapquest.com...

this maps shows the locations of the 2 ports the US ships have visited recently: Batumi, Poti. Neither port is anywhere near the territory of the coastal breakaway republic of Abkhazia and its several ports (see map)
Poti however does have an inland waterway, Rioni river) ajacent to the port city... perhaps the river is a method of distributing the heavy road equipment to the nations interior... so Poti is/has been vital to the ongoing US aid distribution,
and the USA is not acting in defiance or trying to create more confrontation at all. !?



posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 06:25 AM
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Oh so Russia has become a moral spokesperson for miltary hardware proliferation? So the US has every right to hit Iranian military targets and occupy its ports to make sure the Russians don't ship them anymore military aid. Or even occupy Venezuelan and Cuban ports to for that matter? See the hypocrisy there?

How many "peacekeepers" have been killed with AK47's in Sudan i wonder?


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posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 06:33 AM
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Originally posted by theblunttruth

How many "peacekeepers" have been killed with AK47's in Sudan i wonder?


Probably as many as have been killed by US made weapons and explosives. The manufacturer is irrelevent, the purchasing currency and source are the relevent parts of arms supply business. A rebel waving an AK47 may have actually been provided with the weapon bought by British or American intel agencies through offshore front companies.



posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 06:36 AM
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I don't see any hypocrisy or even any relationship between the two examples. If the Iranians had just attempted ethnic cleansing against one of it's own regions and the US went in to protect them, then a peace plan had been drawn up giving the US responsibility for peacekeeping, they would be justified in guarding the ports to stop any arms shipments from Russia. That would be an accurate comparison and you could point out any hypocrisy then if the Russians complained about it.



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