US vice-president Mike Pence has canceled his trip to Moscow and Brussels after the fatal Russian submarine accident on Monday.
Could VP Mike Pence’s abrupt trip cancellation be related to the security meetings in Moscow? His staff says no, but that is not stopping rumors in Washington about the coincidence.
Pence was scheduled to fly out to New Hampshire on Tuesday for an event about the opioid crisis, but those plans were scrapped and his airplane never took off.
No reason was given for the change of plans, except “something came up,” leaving the press in the US Freemason capital abuzz in speculation.
Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin had also canceled his plans for the day and was meeting Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu in Moscow. They had a reason: an accident aboard a Russian nuclear submarine on Monday that left 14 sailors dead.
A rumor that the “European security council” was holding an unscheduled meeting on Tuesday prompted further speculation that all of these events were somehow related.
However, there does not appear to be any such body as the “EU Security Council.”
The change of plans was not related to Pence’s health, or that of President Donald Trump, they said. This has not helped put the sabotage rumors to rest.
If there was a genuine emergency involving the Russian submarine accident, nobody seems to have told President Trump. He was merrily tweeting about the upcoming 4th of July events that he ordered spiced up with military pageantry.
President Vladimir Putin said that it’s a “great loss,” adding that 2 heroes of Russia and 7 high-ranking officers were killed.
It is a research vessel, the president said while meeting with the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu in the wake of the tragedy.
Two of those who died in the fire on board the research vessel were previously awarded the nation’s highest honorary title – the Hero of Russia – while seven were navy officers in the rank of ‘captain 1st class.
The Russian Navy’s deep sea research vessel caught fire during a planned operation aimed at exploring the seabed in the Russian territorial waters.
The Russian Investigative Committee launched an investigation into the incident. The Russian Navy also initiated its own probe led by the Navy head, Nikolay Evmenov. The cause of the fire remains unknown so far.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2019.