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US Warships Ordered To Stay In Mediterranean As Ukraine-Russia Tensions Grow

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered U.S. warships to remain in the Mediterranean Sea as tensions grow between Ukraine and Russia, according to a new report from The Hill.

“Austin directed the USS Harry Truman carrier strike group to remain in European Command’s area of operations instead of transiting to Central Command’s area of operations — which includes Northeast Africa across the Middle East to South Asia,” The Hill reported.

The change “reflects the need for a persistent presence in Europe and is necessary to reassure our allies and partners of our commitment to collective defense,” the official told the outlet.

Russia claims it does not intend to invade Ukraine, however, earlier this month, Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded the U.S. and its European allies prevent Ukraine from joining NATO as Russia has massed an estimated 175,000 troops near the Ukrainian border in apparent preparation for an invasion.

U.S. and Russian officials are set to meet on January 10 for negotiations, and on January 12 there will be a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council.

“The Truman strike group left Naval Station Norfolk, Va., and Mayport, Fla., on Dec. 1 for a regularly scheduled deployment and has been in the Mediterranean Sea. Last week, the group conducted multiple tactical operations and exercises with the Tunisian Navy,” The Hill reported. “The group includes the flagship USS Harry Truman aircraft carrier, as well as the cruiser USS San Jacinto and the guided-missile destroyers USS Bainbridge, USS Cole, USS Gravely, and USS Jason Dunham.”

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  1. Scott

    January 1, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    Yes I’ll bet the Russians are really worried about that☹️

  2. vinnie

    January 1, 2022 at 5:29 pm

    Biden warns, schwarns, his weakness is so obvious that no one is going to pay attention to his “warnings” that are virtually “Toothless” Afghanistan was his failure and a very obvious move that he was weak, taking an adversaries word and pronouncing they were very businesslike? and that was a Signal for Russia, Iran, and China to “Beef up” efforts to dismiss his warnings that didn’t mean anything other than ignorance of dealing with adversaries and inability to show Strength where and when it was necessary

  3. Philly

    January 1, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    I sure hope “Brandon” doesn’t give us wars with China and Russia for a “New Year’s surprise”.

  4. Gennaro

    January 1, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    What makes this “standoff” especially dangerous is that the Democrats are experts at getting the US in a military action.
    They are far behind in public polls, and a military action is a good attention getter. Careful folks, the LBJs, Clinton’s and a RINO named Bush are trigger happy.

  5. CLAY HERBERT

    January 1, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    It’s another deceptive move by the XiBiden handlers! The deal is already done, and Russia will be handed the Ukraine. Next will be Taiwan! This administration is limp as a wet noodle, and the world knows it. Meanwhile the border remains WIDE OPEN, 90% of our prescriptions and 98% of vitamins also come from China. WAKE UP, our main enemy is eating our lunch!

  6. Al Johnson

    January 1, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    There seems to be something wrong with the reporting or the Navy. Austin is SECDEF, which is a step above SECNAV, so why isn’t the Secretary of the Navy giving the orders to operational forces? Is SECNAV Carlos Del Toro out to lunch, incompetent like the rest of the Brandon administration, or is he so competent that AUSTIN has to override him to screw things up and make things par for Brandon? And since when do orders to fleet units tell them to “stay out” any place but in port rather than telling them where to go and what to do when they get there?

  7. Dagney Taggert

    January 1, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    The United States has been WITHOUT a PRESIDENT since 1/20/2021 when an INCONTINENT, INCOMPETENT FORMER VP “assumed” office”. Since that day, there has not been even ONE COMPETENT PERSON in this administration, they are TRAITORS ALL, and SHOULD FACE FIRING SQUADS.

  8. Steven

    January 2, 2022 at 12:14 am

    I’m not sure how this can change things. Certainly the Europeans and Ukrainians wouldn’t depend on Biden to back them up in any kind of invasion and the only thing Putin has been threatened with are sanctions, but many countries are being threatened with sanctions and actually it seems to be forming a league. Economic sanctions would likely harm NATO allies more than Russia and China and Russia are forming economic relationships bypassing the US and Western European nations anyway.
    Will Ukraine return to nuclear status considering that the agreement with Russia, US, and UK in return for giving up nuclear weapons has turned out to be worthless in the face of incursions and incorporation by Russia?
    Ukraine might as well become a Russian protectorate because the US and UK haven’t done anything to uphold the agreement and Russia has blatantly violated it on a continuous basis.

  9. Al Johnson

    January 2, 2022 at 7:06 am

    There seems to be something wrong with the reporting or the Navy. Austin is SECDEF, which is a step above SECNAV, so why isn’t the Secretary of the Navy giving the orders to operational forces? Is SECNAV Carlos Del Toro out to lunch, incompetent like the rest of the Brandon administration, or is he so competent that AUSTIN has to override him to screw things up and make things par for Brandon? And since when do orders to fleet units tell them to “stay out” of any place but a port rather than telling them where to go and what to do when they get there?

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Huge protests erupt in China in defiance of the Chinese Communist Party’s Covid-19 lockdowns

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Much of the world is getting on with life and attempting to recover any of the horrendous damage caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has just imposed even more Covid-19 lockdowns sparking unrest.

Chinese citizens are banning together to protest yet another round of strict covid protocols and lockdowns suffocating their freedom.

In Shanghai, citizens chanted against President Xi Jinping’s rule, according to CNN. Chants “Xi Jinping, step down” and “Communist party, step down” were chanted. Some protesters held up blank sheets of paper to symbolize resistance against the Chinese government.

One social media user explained the black sheets of paper: “We don’t need to write anything on it. It is a symbol of the revolution of the people.”

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An apartment fire in Urumqi, the capital of the far western region of Xinjiang, killed ten people and injured nine last week. The incident triggered “the most recent wave of unrest” because “it was believed that the mobility restrictions in the area either trapped the residents or slowed the dispatch of emergency services” reports National Review.

Various universities including in Shanghai, Beijing, and Nanjing, saw huge crowds of students who honored the victims and denounced China’s zero-Covid-19 policy and strict control measures.

 

 

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