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Russia sends warships to Mediterranean as Syria tensions escalate



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Russia is sending an anti-submarine ship and a missile cruiser to the Mediterranean as Western powers prepare for possible strikes against Syria.


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Russia sends warships to the Mediterranean, but says it is nothing out of the ordinary.
Britain sends six Typhoon jets to base in Cyprus.
France says strike plans against Assad regime "difficult to develop".
UN team investigating chemical weapons use to leave Syria on Saturday




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Lsupimp
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In other news, Archduke Franz Ferdinand has announced a very brief automobile tour of Sarajevo.





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Good time to be a season ticket holder with nice side line seats.





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It's only 3:35 in the afternoon in Syria, so if today's the day we won't hear about it until late this afternoon EST.






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Dow Jones futures are higher this morning at the idea that Syria tensions are "easing".

Maybe the market knows that Obama will back off.






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In other news, Archduke Franz Ferdinand has announced a very brief automobile tour of Sarajevo.


Well played






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In other news, Archduke Franz Ferdinand has announced a very brief automobile tour of Sarajevo.


I hope his driver has GPS.






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My effort at humor.


MSNBC: Obama has shown up on the White House lawn with a horde of kitty cats , I wonder if this is kitty cat day !!!!! Well , we will find out in a few minutes Joe, looks like he's taking the podium now.

Obama: I I I just want to say , ummm err ummmmmm Mr Putin sir , somewhere along the corridors of time , our messages got crossed up emmm I i i, well you see Mr Putin , my secretary of state thought I said get the posse ready , but ehhhh I i i meant get the pussies ready.

With all due deference , I truly apologise sir , now me and all my pussy friends are headed back inside for fish sticks and carrot juice.



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Russia is sending an anti-submarine ship and a missile cruiser to the Mediterranean as Western powers prepare for possible strikes against Syria.

Do we have a carrier in the Med right now?






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NbamaTiger90
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It's perhaps no coincidence that that the Barry is now deployed offshore Syria, one of four American destroyers sailing in the eastern Mediterranean, each equipped with 90 surface-to-air and cruise missiles. One ship, the Mahan, was due to return to home base Virginia but has been kept near Syria.






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Do we have a carrier in the Med right now?


stratfor.com tracks that information, but I don't have a subscription.






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Russia and China will not do a thing if the USA/Britain/France launch bombs against Syria.






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My effort at humor.


friggin' awful. Just awful.






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NbamaTiger90
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Russia will not do a thing if the USA launch bombs against Syria.



They are just out there burning fuel for the fun of it all.






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Rex
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They are just out there burning fuel for the fun of it all.

They're doing it for bluster.






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It's perhaps no coincidence that that the Barry is now deployed offshore
wow...Obama already has a shipped named after him. I thought they usually wait until after the presidency is over...






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It's perhaps no coincidence that that the Barry is now deployed offshore Syria, one of four American destroyers sailing in the eastern Mediterranean, each equipped with 90 surface-to-air and cruise missiles. One ship, the Mahan, was due to return to home base Virginia but has been kept near Syria.

I'm not agreeing in any way that we do anything.

But with Russian grandstanding, sending a Carrier in >>> a couple of destroyers. The Russians are a lot less likely to showboat around a carrier battle group. If Obama is insistent about doing this, having a carrier there will hopefully preclude the Russians from any more than tough talk. Dont put the Navy in a position where they have to make a choice to defend themselves.






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Russia and China will not do a thing if the USA/Britain/France launch bombs against Syria.



why wouldn't they?






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DeltaDoc
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Russia and China will not do a thing if the USA/Britain/France launch bombs against Syria.


I think you are probably right. I would not be surprised to see Iran/Syria attack Israel, however. Which would prompt retaliation from Israel. Once that happens, the whole lid could come off.

How is it again that you are supporting this given your stance in the past against Romney on the exact same issue?






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How is it again that you are supporting this given your stance in the past against Romney on the exact same issue?

Where did I say I support this, whatever "this" you're talking about? Also, where did I say I was against Romney punishing Assad for gassing civilians?






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