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Russian Warships headed to Syria

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Just one day after the G8 Summit ended in the failure of Western leaders to overcome Russian resistance to a resolution mandating President Bashar Assad’s ouster, Moscow announced Wednesday June 19, the dispatch to Syria of two warships carrying 600 Russian marines. They were coming, said the official statement, "to protect the Russian citizens there." Russian Deputy Air Force Commander Maj.-Gen. Gradusov added that an air force umbrella would be provided the Russian expeditionary force if needed.


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Some 20,000 Russians live in Syria. In former stages of the conflict, they were given the locations of assembly points should Moscow decide to lift them out of the war-torn country. The evacuation of Russian citizens would in itself dramatically denote the expansion of the Syrian conflict.


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The Russian Interfax news agency identified the warships heading for Syrian shores as the Nikolai Filchenkov Large Landing Ship and the Vice Admiral Kulakov, a Udaloy 1 class destroyer, each carrying 300 marines. Aboard the former are also 20 tanks and 15 armored troop carriers or military trucks, while the Kulakov is designed mainly for anti-submarine warfare


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1. The harming of Russian soldiers would give Moscow an excuse to pile on more military reinforcements in Syria;

2. Russian air power is on its way to Syrian airspace before any decision is taken in the West about imposing a US-led no-fly zone over Syria;

3. The presence of Russian military personnel in Syria would pour more fuel on the already highly incendiary diplomatic and military tensions between Washington and Moscow over this conflict.


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Vols&Shaft83
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heehaw
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fricking powder keg over there...


Alahunter
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Putin clearly stated that the Middle East is going to witness a significant change. Syria will be armed with weapons that have never been seen before [in the Middle East] including computer guided smart missiles that never miss their target.

He also added that Russia will supply Syria with Skean 5 ground -to-sea missiles that are capable of hitting and sinking any target up to 250 km off the Syrian coast


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He added that Russia will also supply Syria with state-of –the-art 24-Barrel rocket launchers which have a range of 6 km ranked as the most developed artillery weapon of its kind


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Alahunter
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fricking powder keg over there...



I agree. And Putin knows our President is a joke when it comes foreign affairs. He's going to push things as far as he can, imo.


GumboPot
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This shite is getting real.

Syria is not a humanitarian mission. This is about oil and gas and the petrodollar.


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Image: http://www.rossrants.com/putinfishing.jpg


$100 says this dude's on one of those ships fishing for tuna until they get to Syria, at which point he'll go "tuna fishing."


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I agree. And Putin knows our President is a joke when it comes foreign affairs. He's going to push things as far as he can, imo.




This would be a perfect time for a beer summit!!


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Putin is no lightweight. He know how the game is played.

Great post Alahunter.



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Tigerlaff
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Do. Not. Care.

If the Russians want to frick around in Syria, I say RIGHT ON!

Assad is better than al Qaeda anyway.


heehaw
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Who said the Cold War was over? I think it just got a little colder for awhile.


OldTigahFot
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He's going to push things as far as he can, imo.


Absolutely. Anything he can do to irritate the US and make us look bad, he will. He is the consummate bully.


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Alahunter
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I don't think Putin is interested in that.

Image: http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02592/Obama-Putin1_2592981b.jpg


Looks like he's ready for a bottle of vodka, already.


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Purpleye
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obama's #s going off a cliff btw. 35% approval.


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Alahunter
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Do. Not. Care. If the Russians want to frick around in Syria, I say RIGHT ON!


Here's the thing. We're stretched out in resources. Russia isn't dallying around with their troops spread over all creation. They could make things very rough for U.S. troops in Syria right now. And with the expenditures and economy still not recovered, the U.S. is in a bad position to get into an armament battle in ANOTHER M.E. country. Especially one that we have no business being in, and one that finds the President taking the same side as Al Qaida.


blowmeauburn
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Do. Not. Care.

If the Russians want to frick around in Syria, I say RIGHT ON!

Assad is better than al Qaeda anyway.



I somewhat agree. I really don't understand our strategy of overthrowing secular regimes in favor of islamic theocracies. It's like we constantly fool ourselves into thinking the "moderates" will take over when in reality there aren't any moderates.


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GumboPot
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hey could make things very rough for U.S. troops in Syria right now.


Wait, we have troops in Syria right now? I though we just decided to send light munitions to the rebels.
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La Place Mike
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This is about oil and gas and the petrodollar.
Syria is not a major oil producer.


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