Tag "South China Sea"

The heart of the matter in the South China Sea

by Pepe Escobar for The Saker Blog and originally posted at Asia Times When the Ronald Reagan and Nimitz carrier strike groups recently engaged in “operations” in the South China Sea, it did not escape to many a cynic that the US Pacific Fleet was doing its best to turn the infantile Thucydides Trap theory into a self-fulfilling prophecy. The pro forma official spin, via Rear Adm. Jim Kirk, commander

Navy Brief 10/17 May 9th 2017 St Petersburg Naval Parade

by LeDahu   The case of the disappearing ships. The Russian Navy arrived in St Petersburg, moored on the river Neva, in preparation for the 9 May Victory Day, on the evening of the 3rd May (Video) #ВИДЕО: Военные #корабли вошли в Неву #Петербург pic.twitter.com/96coiRQWzJ — Пятый канал Новости (@5tv) May 3, 2017 Including the submarine “Kolpino” and the corvette “Urengoy” at night. This was followed by the “Zelenodolsk”, and

Naval Briefing NB 04/17 April 2017, by LeDahu

The various West/US/NATO deployments puts the security environment in Eastern Europe, Syria and South China Sea in a precarious situation.   Not in the news but… The USA flagged Ro-ro “Liberty Passion”, recently called into Beirut on the 4th April.  It is doing a whistle stop tour of some of the seven seas, so it seems.  It’s previous port call was Constanta in Romania, dropping off 200 or so pieces

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