US missile in Black Sea triggers Russian anti-ship missile deployment

Mobile missile shifting is preferrably done at night for less traffic concerns

Mobile missile shifting is preferrably done at night for less traffic concerns

Russia welcomes US Destroyer Truxtun by moving Bastion anti-ship missiles to Crimea

 … from Defense Update


[ Editors Note: Nothing is really a surprise here. All of this shadow boxing will remind everybody about defense stuff they are paying for but rarely see. And the military just loves to get the attention. But Americans may want to note that our American leaders don’t really feel we require a rational reason for our aggressive destabilization  subversion on Russia’s border. 

And if it all backfires on us, which is what so often happens, what genius is going to dive on a sword from his second story window? Inquiring minds would like to know… Jim W. Dean ]


A Bastion Missile battery in Russia

A Bastion Missile battery in Russia

–  First published March 9,  2014  –


These missiles are not deployed in ones and twos.

These missiles are not deployed in ones and twos.

Unconfirmed news reports claim the Russian Navy is deploying land-based ‘Bastion’ anti-ship missile systems as a response to the recent U.S. move entering two naval vessels to the Black Sea.

The two American Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG-103) crossed the Bosphorus Strait Friday, headed into the Black Sea, as tensions simmer over Ukraine’s Crimea region.

The Russians also moved two naval combatants from the Mediterranean Task Force back to the Black Sea Fleet. Tension is mounting in the Crimea Peninsula with the preparations for a referendum on independence from Ukraine later this week.

As of today, the Truxtun remain the only US warship in the Black Sea following the southbound passage of FF(G)-50 USS Taylor through the Bosphorus. The Taylor, a Perry class frigate was deployed to the Black Sea before the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games started.

USS Taylor and the flag ship of the US 6th Fleet USS Mount Whitney were sent to the Black Sea to help with the evacuation of US athletes and spectators in case of an terror attack to the Games. However, when visiting the Black Sea port of Samsun, Turkey, the frigate damaged her propelled and had to be towed away to Souda, Crete for repairs.

USS Taylor being towed by the tug Coastal Voyager. The tug Kurtaran 1 from Turkish Coastal Safety Agency is preventing the ship from drifting at the back. Turkish Coast Guard vessel TCSG-90 is providing security. Photo via

USS Taylor being towed by the tug Coastal Voyager. The tug Kurtaran 1 from Turkish Coastal Safety Agency is preventing the ship from drifting at the back. Turkish Coast Guard vessel TCSG-90 is providing security. Photo via

The US Navy said in a statement on Thursday that the ship was bound for the Black Sea to conduct military exercises with Bulgarian and Romanian naval forces. According to the Montreux Convention, warships of countries which do not border the Black Sea can only stay in the waters for 21 days.

The Bastion anti-ship missile system was deployed last night (8-9 March) to Sevastopol from the Russian town of Anapa, Krasnodar, about 250 miles to the East. Follow bystanders recorded the movement of Bastion anti-ship launcher complex on the streets Crimea.

The K-300P Bastion-P employs P-800 Yakhont (SS-N-26) anti-ship cruise missile hypersonic anti-ship missiles carried on mobile transporter-erector-launchers (TEL) is a Russian. The missiles are used as mobile coastal defence systems, having an effective range of 300 km.

USS Truxton

USS Truxton

USS Truxtun Passed Through The Bosphorus March 8, 2014. Photo: Ms. Eser Çelebiler, via


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16 Responses to "US missile in Black Sea triggers Russian anti-ship missile deployment"

  1. bobby  March 13, 2014 at 5:09 am

    LOL How happy you think the crew of the Taylor was, in fact, it could have been run aground on purpose to get the HELL out of there. You’re exactly right, it will be the Israelis, as they’re no strangers to destroying our ships (or skyscrapers) if the Russians aren’t part of the “BIG PICTURE”. But I still wouldn’t count out Russia as being a major “player” in all of this. If so, Mossad doesn’t need to intervene.

  2. bobby  March 12, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I wonder if it’s all ONE GRAND SHOW for all of us to witness. Rothschild bank is well established in both countries after all The unfortunate thing if this is the case, is that it will not be left to the People of the United States to decide whether we want to go to war with Putin. One kill on either side will set things in motion that can not be easily back paddled. Ladies and Gentlemen, the NWO is well on it’s way. A peaceful solution, although I guess it’s a ridiculous, naive notion, is for the American people to just say ENOUGH. Stay home, don’t go to work. Stop paying bills. Shut down the Bankster’s economy. It’s quite literally the ONLY thing we have left. We can’t vote them out. Another president just means another puppet (best case scenario), a puppet master,(worst case, but less bureaucracy). I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m tired of watching all of this and feeling absolutely helpless. We are all being played big time!

  3. Bente  March 12, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    what is “interesting” is the USA has never actually fought a war against a military power that most likely is superior to what USA can muster. What we are hearing too is that the US military is tired out by 70 years of war and their morale is low. As they would also be meeting an enemy that is fighting to defend it’s land and interests, where as USA as usual will not defend but offend and fight for the interests of big finance, it is obvious to those who can still put 2+2 together and get 4… that the US will lose… that we will all be burned to death or very sick by radiation is just a sidenote… we shall all have dead and sick people and we shall have cities smashed … but whereas EU has been there done that 2 times in the last 100 years and know they can build it up again, USA has not, and will be smashed even more than the EU … only the brave will survive ‘over there’ like the Gordon Duffs and Jim Deans… and they will have to build a new USA we can then work with… pitty it has to cost so much.

  4. James Bettes  March 12, 2014 at 2:24 am

    The US government has not acted in the best interest of it’s people for many years now. I don’t know why oblunder is making these boneheaded moves. There is nothing there that we need to protect, and they (the Ukraine) sure haven’t asked us to be there. Tensions in our own country are probably the highest they’ve been since the 1865 end of our civil war. If the powers that be weren’t so good at keeping the sheeple divided, or keeping their eyes wrapped with wool, we’d probably be in the middle of another civil war right now. They know that if they want to complete their plan, that they have to disarm us, but there are enough of us (so far) that are working to keep our God given rights.

  5. adeUK  March 12, 2014 at 1:29 am

    USS Truxtun (DDG-103) is a US Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. Its keel was laid down on 11 April 2005 and she was launched on 17 April 2007

    • adeUK  March 12, 2014 at 9:45 am

      USS Taylor (FFG-50) Taylor’s keel was laid down by Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath, Maine, on May 5, 1983. She was launched November 5, 1983, and commissioned December 1, 1984

      On 8 January 2014, Taylor left Naval Station Mayport for her last 7-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleets. She is scheduled to be decommissioned in 2015.

      Commander Taylor was forced to break off his own persistent attacks. Rather than try to abandon his plane in enemy territory, he elected to try to ditch in the Gulf of Tonkin. However, the fire burned through the wing of his plane and it crashed before he had time to leave it. For his heroic determination to save a fellow pilot, even at great risk to his own life, Commander Taylor was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross.[1]

  6. franktalk  March 11, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Makes a rational person question just how many cartel groups are running this country?

  7. NortonSmitty  March 11, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    This is hilarious. As an ex-squid on an old small guided missile cruiser (CG-30) I know the brave sailors on the Thruxton know they are baited toast. They have been deployed with 1950’s era technology like a 20mm GE chain gun that debuted on a F100 fighter in ’54 on their Vulcan anti-missile system to keep them safe. The S-300 hypersonic anti-ship missile cruises at 7000 MPH+, roughly three times as fast as the bullets we will send to shoot it down. It’s amazing what you can do with a defense budget 1/15th the size of ours when your mission is to actually create cutting edge weapons instead of making the capitalists cronies rich.

    • russscott  March 12, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      The Russians were very clever with their defense budget (unlike ours theirs really is about defense). They addressed about 10 weapons systems they deemed game changers and spared no expense on them. The sunburn missile and the s-300 and s-400 anti aircraft missiles are great examples of this. They definitely get more for their money. Anybody need a $325 million f-35, anybody? It may or may not work, but hey some corporations are getting richer for it.

  8. Chandler  March 11, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Oh goodie! While Secretary Hagel, under orders from President Oblunder to cut the size of our military, decided to confront a super-power country. Vunderful darling, vunderful! So, appropriately, below Divine Law asks, “When was the last time they met a contender that can actually do real damage?” How applicable!.
    America is so far in debt, if we ran our checkbooks as they do OUR budget, we would be on cash-only status, jobless, and homeless. And to think, if we don’t pay our taxes, the IRS comes knockin’. So how do any of us accept our USG spending OUR money to the point of a debt on the trillions without anyone holding them accountable? What an absolute failure of leadership. They killed Kennedy because he sought peace, and was obtaining it. We pay in many ways to these incompetents who seek and obtain their war. A Christian nation as we are, but we ignore God. A peaceful nation but we allowed them to kill a president seeking peace. The leadership of this country is out of touch with reality, experiences grand illusions, lies so easily it misleads their own capabilities. We taxpayers are sitting ducks being suckered by impotent war-mongering public servants. War after war after war. When we ever learn?

    • ani  March 13, 2014 at 2:00 am


      some years ago it became very clear to me that nobody really knows who God is.

      I was shocked and horrified and firmed up my resolution to find God if the quest killed me

      heh heh

      “A Christian nation as we are, but we ignore God.”

      I not only did not die in my quest, I was granted New Life, just as is promised.

      But first, I had to give up all my worldly attachments.

      Tell that to the self-appointed who stand above us as Divinely Appointed ‘authorities’

      I am deeply interested in whether Mr Putin reveals congruence; i.e., as an Orthodox Christian, will Mr Putin ultimately detach the blood-sucking ticks, or will Mr Putin dance to the same old puppeteers’ manipulations?

      I in Christ
      and Christ in me

  9. haroldsmith  March 11, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    What would be the point of the “U.S. government” sending a ship, or even a few ships, to the Black Sea? They think their cannon-fodder-laden ship will intimidate anyone?

    The only thing that makes sense is that the ships were sent there for the Jews to sink – and then blame Russia of course. After all, if the sheeple believe that “Arabs” did 9/11, and that “Adam Lanza” did Sandy Hook, and that the Tsarnaev brothers did the Bostin Marathon bombing, they’ll certainly believe that Russia sank a U.S. ship – even if the Jews get caught red-handed doing it.

  10. Divine Law  March 11, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Looks like the USA is really soft in the head. When was the last time that they met a contender that can actually do real damage? If the USA defines victory as in Grenada and Panama, they are in for a battle in which they will lose. Go Russia Go teach the western duruks what pain is all about.

    • prairiedog  March 11, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      I can’t remember when Murder Inc. had to fight a war with a country that had a real army.

    • Bente  March 12, 2014 at 1:59 am

      To Prairiedog
      That was well said…. to VT thanks for good data…. and re missile destroyer, interesting name… me thinks they are going to be destroyed before the can blink…

  11. maca001  March 11, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Has the first of the ‘sacrificial lambs’ arrived ? Remember the USS Liberty ?

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