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LSURussian
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Russia to send marines and perhaps tanks to Syria


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MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian navy ships are completing preparations to sail to Syria with a unit of marines on a mission to protect Russian citizens and the nation's base there, a news report said Monday. The deployment appears to reflect Moscow's growing concern about Syrian President Bashar Assad's future.

The official said the ships will carry an unspecified number of marines to protect Russians in Syria and evacuate some equipment from Tartus, if necessary.

Each ship is capable of carrying up to 300 marines and a dozen tanks, according to Russian media reports. That would make it the largest known Russian troop deployment to Syria, signaling that Moscow is becoming increasingly uneasy about Syria's slide toward civil war.


Which way will they be shooting???







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Doc Fenton
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re: Russia to send marines and perhaps tanks to Syria


They've already been sending attack helicopters, per Hillary Clinton.





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Shane4689
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LSURussian
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"Who cares?"

Seriously??






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Jrv2damac
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What do we do russian?!!?!





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Anodyne
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What is Russia's end game in this situation? Are they just trying to keep order or are they trying to protect and support the current regime?





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ehidal1
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So the Russians are posturing to take Syria's side in case of a US attack? Am I interpreting that correctly?





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summacumdawg
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Anybody else think those marines are going to help Assad further crush the rebels?





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Teddy Ruxpin
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So the Russians are posturing to take Syria's side in case of a US attack? Am I interpreting that correctly?


Lets just say that the chances of an errant bomb or missile hitting a Russian is starting to go up, if we so choose to fire one.

That's not good.






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LSURussian
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re: Russia to send marines and perhaps tanks to Syria


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So the Russians are posturing to take Syria's side in case of a US attack? Am I interpreting that correctly?

Possibly, or they will be there to prevent the US from giving arms to the opposition.

IMO, the real danger is if the Russians start shooting at the opposition, Obama, in an election year, won't just look the other way. He would be derided for doing nothing as "innocent" Syrian citizens are killed by Russians.

To quote the admiral from "Hunt for Red October" things are likely to get dicey in that situation....






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Doc Fenton
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Obama, in an election year, won't just look the other way.


Are you kidding? Obama won't do shit, especially because it's an election year. No way in hell he would ever confront the Russians anyway, but just saying.






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ProjectP2294
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I feel like we may have been a bit hasty in changing the enemy in the Red Dawn remake to North Korea.





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dreaux
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Somewhere in Belgium or a cave somewhere, there are 5 men huddled around a game of risk and monopoly.





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LSURussian
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Obama won't do shit, especially because it's an election year.
I think you have it backwards.

I hope we don't find out who's correct.....






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dreaux
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He will feel obligated to do something. That is my concern as well





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Doc Fenton
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Tough sanctions is his M.O.





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Decatur
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So how do you stop Russia from doing this?

Just cancel the boat's insurance

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(CNN) -- The U.K. marine insurer the Standard Club has stopped coverage for Russian operator Femco's cargo ship, MV Alaed, amid allegations it is carrying weapons to Syria.

"We were made aware of the allegations that the Alaed was carrying munitions destined for Syria and have already informed the ship owner that their insurance cover ceased automatically in view of the nature of the voyage," the company told CNN on Monday.

The vessel is currently off the north coast of Scotland, according to ship-tracking data. U.S. officials have claimed the ship is heading for Syria with attack helicopters and munitions for the al-Assad regime from the port of Kaliningrad.

The withdrawal of coverage applies to the whole Femco fleet of eight vessels entered with the company, according to officials at Standard Club in London.


Forgetaboutit






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CITWTT
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I read a report that has Russia, China, and Iran sending troops and ships to Syria and the Med sea.





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Celery
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Russia is just posturing to prove that they are still relevant as a super power. They've been investing in Syria (and Iran) for years, so now they have to back it up.





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La Place Mike
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Obama must have forgotten his reset button today.


I heard the meeting was not very warm and fuzzy.






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