Russian aircraft carrier off coast of scotland - emergency scramble deployed

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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:05 PM
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Just in on SKY News UK, the british royal navy has deployed an emergency scramble of warships and fighter jets due to a russian aircraft carrier carrying a dozen or more fighter jets in british waters off the coast of scotland, they claim they are on route to syria, where they do indeed have a base on the coast, but i feel this is pure intimidation as they could have navigated away from british waters to avoid conflict.

also there are whispers that US forces are arriving in Jordan, syria's neighbour. Russia has already made it clear that if a US/NATO led attack is fired upon syria , that russia will attack.

HERE WE GO FOLKS, FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELT!




posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:08 PM
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TPTB are flexing muscles now, getting ready for the fight. This cannot end well, I don't see any of these overly confident gov'ts being the first to back down



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:10 PM
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Apparently there is a huge build up of US and UN forces already on the Jordanian/Syrian boarder.

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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:10 PM
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relax and stop panicking - we are going nowhere



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:11 PM
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I've seen nothing on the news.

Link please



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:12 PM
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im in scotland, is this current? as in happening right now?



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:12 PM
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A British Royal Naval destroyer was scrambled on Monday to "keep watch" on a Russian aircraft carrier and its escorts, the Ministry of Defense said.

The Royal Navy's Type 42 destroyer HMS York sailed from Portsmouth, southern England, to meet with Russia's Admiral Kuznetsov off the east coast of Scotland. The 65,000 ton carrier, with warships and support vessels, anchored outside British territorial waters some 30 miles off the Moray Firth, in Scotland.

The Admiral Kuznetsov "was thought to have taken advantage of the relative shelter to avoid the worst of current bad weather in the North Sea," the MOD said in a statement Tuesday.



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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:13 PM
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Got a link?



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:13 PM
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I agree mate, i think this time around as in WW2 , backing down isn't part of negotiations, capable or not, ready or not, we have the arena, now there about to let the lions loose.

some call it doom-porn, hehe maybe! but theres nothing wrong with keeping your ears to the ground and gaining a pre-preparation warning.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:14 PM
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Ok, thats looking scary. What ships are with the Carrier?

The UK mainland has a capable fighter fleet. The Russian Carrier wont be a problem. I am more concerned with the Nuke Sub that usually accompanies a Carrier fleet.
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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:14 PM
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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:14 PM
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cant find it on SKYnews website just yet, there airing it right now on the SKY TV channel.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:15 PM
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What he says with bells on, they are all in on it together. . . . now we just need some super hero to step in and save us lmao. hard to sneek a carrier into our waters without us knowing about it, this is all part of the plan folks, they really do think we are that stupid.
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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:17 PM
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You wont see many dead soldiers in WW3, just lots of dead civilians. Lets hope this ends well.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:17 PM
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Originally posted by relocator



A British Royal Naval destroyer was scrambled on Monday to "keep watch" on a Russian aircraft carrier and its escorts, the Ministry of Defense said.

The Royal Navy's Type 42 destroyer HMS York sailed from Portsmouth, southern England, to meet with Russia's Admiral Kuznetsov off the east coast of Scotland. The 65,000 ton carrier, with warships and support vessels, anchored outside British territorial waters some 30 miles off the Moray Firth, in Scotland.

The Admiral Kuznetsov "was thought to have taken advantage of the relative shelter to avoid the worst of current bad weather in the North Sea," the MOD said in a statement Tuesday.



They state they were taking shelter - it has to be said that there have been huge storms in the area of late. But that doesn't discount the fact that they're on their way.

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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:18 PM
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Originally posted by relocator



A British Royal Naval destroyer was scrambled on Monday to "keep watch" on a Russian aircraft carrier and its escorts, the Ministry of Defense said.

The Royal Navy's Type 42 destroyer HMS York sailed from Portsmouth, southern England, to meet with Russia's Admiral Kuznetsov off the east coast of Scotland. The 65,000 ton carrier, with warships and support vessels, anchored outside British territorial waters some 30 miles off the Moray Firth, in Scotland.

The Admiral Kuznetsov "was thought to have taken advantage of the relative shelter to avoid the worst of current bad weather in the North Sea," the MOD said in a statement Tuesday.



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nice find mate! So it looks like SKY is bigging it up a little, unless they have fallen out offshore! none the less, it looks like russia is keeping to its word.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:18 PM
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Calm down everyone WW3 is going to happen just "yet". This is a play on position and the Russians know it.Show and Tell nothing to see here.



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:19 PM
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Originally posted by eyespying
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news.sky.com...


Scotland is a long way from Syria....



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:19 PM
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This is all I've found so far.

Russia Sends Show Of Support To Syria

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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 03:21 PM
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OH do not worry your little heads just yet my lads, Obama will send in NATO now that is for sure, now as far as the red menace goes, well it seems their a wee bit close for comfort I'd say

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MoD photo of the meeting between HMS York and a Russian carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov.

The Admiral Kuznetsov is being monitored by HMS York

8:04pm UK, Tuesday December 13, 2011

Sam Kiley, defence and security editor
Russia has dispatched the flagship of its fleet, the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov as well as the destroyer Admiral Chabanenko, to the eastern Mediterranean where it will visit a naval base Syria, in a show of support of Bashar al Assad the Syrian president facing calls for his indictment for war crimes.

The Kuznetsov was being monitored by HMS Lincoln 30 miles off the coast of Fife, Scotland, in international waters.

But the Voice of Russia said that its task would be to join an exercise in the Mediterranean.

This will include a visit to Tartus, a Syrian port where Russia has a resupply base.

The news came as the United Nations accused Assad and his regime of the murder of 5,000 of his own citizens.

Russian officials said that the tour by the warship, and its escort of sophisticated submarine hunters and air surveillance weapons, had been planned well ahead of recent violence in Syria.

Either way, the intent to go to Tartus, combined with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov's claim that the West was "immoral" in singling out Assad for criticism, sends a signal to Damascus that it has not been abandoned by its old ally to the north.
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