Russian and US warships 'nearly collide' in 'dangerous' and 'unsafe' manoeuvring

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rudemarine
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Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:38 pm

The Russian and American navies have accused each other of nearly causing a collision after the two warships came within as little as 50ft of each other in the Philippine Sea.

Vladimir Putin's Pacific Fleet claimed a US guided missile cruiser was to blame as it accused the American ship, the USS Chancellorsville, of "dangerous" manoeuvring.

But the US Navy later dismissed Moscow's claims as "propaganda" and accused the Russian destroyer's "unprofessional" crew of making "an unsafe manoeuvre".
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-new ... s-16460957

You can see from Video, the wake behind the Russian destroyer proves who turned into who. Putin trying to show his Chinese friends who has their back. That would not have been very good had the two traded paint and the US Captain decided to turn that Russian destroyers bridge into Swiss cheese.

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Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:33 pm

Next will be a Russian ship on the left and Chinese ship on the right. And then ?

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Update:

MOSCOW — After years of increasing assertiveness by Russia’s military in waters and airspace around its borders, a Russian destroyer nearly collided on Friday with a United States warship in the Philippine Sea.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/07/worl ... a-usa.html
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Yingyang wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:33 pm
Next will be a Russian ship on the left and Chinese ship on the right. And then ?
Do you really think they will try that stunt? The US Navy has dealt with these little childish games by the Soviets before, multiple ramming s in the Black Sea that nearly sunk the little Russian boats. The US Navy speaks softly and it carries the biggest stick. We could get very violent and load out every ship with tons of nuclear weapons each but we haven't !

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Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:22 pm

China solely did several times no consequences Russia as I said last year would join forces with china as has happened knowing combination would severely suppress America, Europe and NATO. And now Russia in waters far from home supporting china put up the challenge once again no consequences. Combined they are a worthy challenge and they know it. The tests have been happening since before Russians shot down civilian plane , and land grabs. Just as china is claiming the ground and sea they want. Nobody has seriously challenged them to stop. Just tried slowing it down. Really you have an answer for the lack of action to stop this or at least explain why things have gone so far without more serious consequences.?

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Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:27 pm

rudemarine wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:11 pm
Yingyang wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:33 pm
Next will be a Russian ship on the left and Chinese ship on the right. And then ?
Do you really think they will try that stunt? The US Navy has dealt with these little childish games by the Soviets before, multiple ramming s in the Black Sea that nearly sunk the little Russian boats. The US Navy speaks softly and it carries the biggest stick. We could get very violent and load out every ship with tons of nuclear weapons each but we haven't !
And yes this sort of thing has always happenened. I just see different situation. A new one . New and bigger challenge being presented unlike history before.

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Yingyang wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:27 pm
rudemarine wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:11 pm
Yingyang wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:33 pm
Next will be a Russian ship on the left and Chinese ship on the right. And then ?
Do you really think they will try that stunt? The US Navy has dealt with these little childish games by the Soviets before, multiple ramming s in the Black Sea that nearly sunk the little Russian boats. The US Navy speaks softly and it carries the biggest stick. We could get very violent and load out every ship with tons of nuclear weapons each but we haven't !
And yes this sort of thing has always happenened. I just see different situation. A new one . New and bigger challenge being presented unlike history before.
Unlike before? Your joking right? Several time the Russians have actually Rammed the USS Yorktown and Cason in the Black Sea. They also tossed Hand Grenades to mimic depth charges on our Subs to keep them under to the point where they almost started a real shooting war. Although it looked like he wanted to ram the US ship, he smartly avoided it knowing Trump might fly off the handle order the US Captain to sink his Russian destroyer. Only a dam fool puts his ship that close to a USN Cruiser that is meant to destroy anything and everything on the high seas. The US Captain could have tore the brige of the Russian ship to shreds with CIWS before the Russian captain could have said Oh Crap.

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Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:36 am

We almost always ask ourselves when incidents like this happen is this the one that almost flung us into a shooting war.
Truth is we’ll never know until the kinetic exchange begins, and then.........

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Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:10 am

There's no way any Russia/China alliance will stick. They might give the appearance of being allied, but they fear and distrust one another almost as much as they fear and mistrust the US. In the long run this is much ado about not much.

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CreepyMonkey wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:10 am
There's no way any Russia/China alliance will stick. They might give the appearance of being allied, but they fear and distrust one another almost as much as they fear and mistrust the US. In the long run this is much ado about not much.
I disagree. They're bro's apparently. Xi's words, not mine. War's coming to this country. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48537663
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