Putin Fires Entire Fleet Of Naval Commanders


B00Mer
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Putin Fires Entire Fleet Of Naval Commanders

Russian President Vladimir Putin has fired his entire naval fleet’s officer class in the Baltic Sea amid concerns in the Kremlin that the fleet is was not following orders to engage western ships.


The Russian Defence Ministry revealed it was sacking the Russian navy’s top brass across its Baltic fleet late last month after officials voiced concerns about failure to follow orders matched with “incompetence and corruption” among the upper echelons of the country’s navy.



The Stalinesque bloodletting followed a month-long audit by the Kremlin, which was apparently sparked by a collision of the submarine Krasnodar with a Polish patrol boat during a training exercise.

Local media reported that the Baltic fleet commanders attempted to cover up the incident, angering defence ministry officials and Mr Putin, who carried out the mass dismissal in a show of Moscow’s strength.

But Observers believe a recent incident where Russian fighter bombers “buzzed” the USS Donald Cook may have been the signal for a series of confrontations with NATO vessels which Baltic Fleet commanders refused to carry out and have now paid with their jobs.



An article in The Moscow Times blamed “chaos” in the Baltic Fleet’s command structure for the dramatic move, citing the Russian Defense Ministry as accusing the officers of dereliction of duty.

“On June 29, the Russian Defense Ministry announced it was purging the entire senior and mid-level command of the Baltic Fleet,” said the report.

“It was a dramatic move that suggested deep structural problems within the fleet command.

“In total, 50 officers were dismissed from their post, including the fleet commander, Vice Admiral Viktor Kravchuk, and his chief of staff, Vice Admiral Sergei Popov.

“Not since Stalin’s purges have so many officers been ousted at once.”

Putin Fires Entire Fleet Of Naval Commanders - Humans At Sea
 
bill barilko
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Last month's 'news'.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilko View Post

Last month's 'news'.

July 13, 2016... you should look at a calendar and LEARN HOW TO READ IT>
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

July 13, 2016... you should look at a calendar and LEARN HOW TO READ IT>

Good idea. Especially when you're claiming credit for being the first to post a thread.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Good idea. Especially when you're claiming credit for being the first to post a thread.

Oh great now you're going to piss and moan like a 4 year old kid on every thread...

 
TenPenny
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Wait until Trump is POTUS, things will get very testy indeed.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny View Post

Wait until Trump is POTUS, things will get very testy indeed.

some people are dreaming in Technicolor ...
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Oh great now you're going to piss and moan like a 4 year old kid on every thread...

Yep, just like you pissed and moaned about my thread not being "original."

Don't want a fight? Don't start one.
 
B00Mer
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Yep, just like you pissed and moaned about my thread not being "original."

Don't want a fight? Don't start one.

At least keep it contained to your narcothread Flossy..
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

At least keep it contained to your narcothread Flossy..

Trying to make the rules now? Nice try.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Trying to make the rules now? Nice try.

Okay Flossy calm down.. Take a Valium or maybe some of MHz's meds.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Okay Flossy calm down..

Keep pretending. It's what you're good at.
 

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