US Warships Posted Near Sochi During Olympics
Two US warships with 600 marines deployed aboard, sent as a part of standard military planning for security purposes during the Sochi Olympic Games, have come to the Black Sea.
Days before the opening of the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the frigate USS Ramage and the flag ship of the US Sixth Fleet, the USS Mt. Whitney, have arrived in the Black Sea, Bulgarian private Tv Station BTV announced, citing reports of Interfax.
The Pentagon announced in late January the dispatching of military forces, including two ships in the Black Sea, in order to assist Russia in securing the Sochi Olympics between 7 -23 February.
Earlier in January, Russia has announced a set of security measures, including 37,000 police officers from around the country patrolling Sochi.
An additional 23,000 members of the Ministry for Civil Protection are to be stationed in the city, as well as numerous soldiers, border patrol and an unknown number of intelligence agents.
Naval vessels and submarines will patrol the coast while drones and fighter jets guard the Games from the skies.
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Why? Did Russia ask US for help? What is behind the fresh US "concern"? May be the events in Kiev? There are rumours that "protesters" have the desire to bring closer a decisive bloody battle on Maidan and Sochi Olympics. Thanks to the impudent, sorry to say, Western support to the above scum, the situation in Kiev is rather scary today. And the events during the Beijing Olympics come to mind. Precisely at the moment of its opening Saakashvili launched an attack on South Ossetia...What if something similar is planned here? I'd prefer to be wrong, but look: some years ago, while a "5-day war" in South Ossetia, one of those war ships, Mount Whitney( LCC/JCC 20), entered a port of Georgia with the "humanitarian aid". And today: one of oppositionists,
ultra-nationalist Oleg Tyahnibok, has already thanked U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Payette "for providing support to Evromaydan", referring to the above US war ships in Black Sea. I mean: US humanism is always so scarily timely.....................