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Russian General Killed in Syria
Pundit Press ^ | 8/8/2012 | Matthew

Posted on 08/08/2012 12:47:11 AM PDT by therightliveswithus

Arab media is reporting a claim that the Free Syrian Army killed a Russian General and his translator in Syria. According to the rebels, General Vladimir Kojaiv was assisting the Syrian regime. This included what the rebels described as "humanitarian crimes."

Russia is believed to have hundreds of troops and advisors still in Syria. Russia also operates its naval base at Tartus, the only Russian base outside of its borders. Russia also docked weapons for the regime in the port since the uprising began.

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: kojaiv; russia; syria
This could be something
1 posted on 08/08/2012 12:47:25 AM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: therightliveswithus

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Guess which one? :-)


2 posted on 08/08/2012 1:03:38 AM PDT by Matt_DZ_PL
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To: therightliveswithus

Uh-oh... Putin is NOT going to be happy about this, and even if I think he’s a scumbag Commie/Socialist in disguise, the one thing I have to respect him for is doing what is right - in his estimation - for his country... I can’t imagine he’ll let this go without some sort of payback or retaliation.

As far as Russia having people still in Syria - they just sent another ship there, did they not?

Anyway, with Obama sending money and support to the rebels “secretly”, and Russia helping the regime it looks like this is about to blow up... God help us all when it does.


3 posted on 08/08/2012 1:05:05 AM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: therightliveswithus

Here’s the update:

UPDATE: 3:47 EST: Russia denies that the general was killed at all.

A source with Russian law enforcement and security agencies has branded as provocation and invention reports by the Free Syrian Army that a Russian general identified as Vladimir Kodzhiyev had been killed in Syria.

“A man with such a name holding the rank of general has never existed, and therefore reports on his death can only be nonsense and invention,” he said.


4 posted on 08/08/2012 1:08:01 AM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: therightliveswithus
Indeed, Putin has too big an ego to let this go unpunished.

His “Red Army” is an underfunded paper tiger due to the graft and corruption from Russian organized crime he empowers with his vainglorious efforts to exhume the Soviet Union.

He knows Syria may be his Afghanistan.

Look for him to stage a massacre there,declare victory and then leave.

5 posted on 08/08/2012 1:29:42 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("11/10 was the biopsy 11/12 we remove the malignancy.")
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To: LibertyRocks

It would be nice to see a massive “rebel” assault on the naval ports at Tartus, Latakia and other bases where the Soviets, oops, I mean the Russians are based and ready to defend.


6 posted on 08/08/2012 1:55:55 AM PDT by Netz (Netz)
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To: therightliveswithus

A General getting KIA is definitely something. The consequences ought to be interesting... and by interesting I mean bloody of course.


7 posted on 08/08/2012 2:10:16 AM PDT by RC one (this space intentionally left blank)
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To: therightliveswithus

Uh oh...


8 posted on 08/08/2012 2:19:06 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: LibertyRocks
Voice of Russia denies the report also. No General with that name. Perhaps it was a mercenary or someone lower in ranking.

Russia denies death of Russian general in Syria

9 posted on 08/08/2012 2:41:38 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Netz

Would not recommend an attack on the Russian Naval base. They really do not care about the base infrastructure and know full well that it is a sitting duck that can blow up real good. They have a small flotilla of ships with a few thousand marines performing war games out in the open sea. Just off the coast of Syria. Much safer with them out there. You do not want that bunch landing on your shores.


10 posted on 08/08/2012 2:44:56 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: therightliveswithus
Well now this is getting interesting. The Jerusalem Post is reporting that the Russian General was working as a consultant for the Syrian Army and was employed by them. Perhaps a former Russian military person the Syrians just gave the rank of General. Also the Iranians admit that some of their Revolutionary Guard that were captured are actually retired former members. Working on the side apparently. Who the heck does NOT have mercs in Syria ? What a minefield.

'Syria rebels kill Russian general helping regime'

11 posted on 08/08/2012 2:52:56 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: therightliveswithus

Vladimir Petrovich Kojiev in Russian sounds as weird as Leroy Merlin Abdul Hakim in English.

I call a hoax.


12 posted on 08/08/2012 3:02:22 AM PDT by cunning_fish (.)
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To: justa-hairyape
That's my point. I DO want the Russkies landing in port and blowing the _____ out of the very infrastructure that they helped the Syrian Navy build. I DO want to see massive exchanges of fire between “rebels” and the Soviet, oops, I mean Russkie Navy. I DO want to see the “rebels” sink” some Soviet, oops, I mean Russian naval vessels. They are, after all, allies!!! Goody, goody!
13 posted on 08/08/2012 3:58:17 AM PDT by Netz (Netz)
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To: Netz
Many are Islamic terrorists. Not my allies. Most are not even local rebels either. Quite a few foreign insurgents. The people within the US that support these so-called rebels are mostly RINOs and DINOs. Just check out who signed this letter. None other then Karl Rove.

Foreign Policy Experts to Obama: Do Something About Syria

And the Russians offshore, want to invade. Just looking for an excuse. There are roughly 100,000 Russian citizens living in Syria. That is what the Russian marines are their to protect. Port infrastructure can be rebuilt. Russians have stated the port would still be functional to them, if all the support buildings were blown up. They would just anchor offshore. Bringing the Iranians in at full strength or bringing the Russians in at full strength, would be suicide for this rag tag group of rebellious insurgents.

14 posted on 08/08/2012 4:17:21 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: therightliveswithus

http://www.gazeta.ru/politics/2012/08/08_a_4716417.shtml

General Vladimir Kuzheyev left Syria in 2010 and now lives in Moscow.
Syrian rebels presented an old document (dated 2007) probably from a military archive.


15 posted on 08/08/2012 4:17:29 AM PDT by vertolet888
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To: justa-hairyape
So, in effect, what you're saying is that these “rebels” do not have a chance in hell of bringing Assad down at all? The Iranians, Hizbollah and the myriad of other groups seem to be devouring the rebels. If Aleppo falls back into Assad’s hands, that's it, the gig is over? The rest will flee to neighboring Turkey and Jordan?
16 posted on 08/08/2012 4:39:36 AM PDT by Netz (Netz)
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To: therightliveswithus
seems odd a flag officer would be that close to the sharp end even for the Russians...
17 posted on 08/08/2012 5:00:50 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Netz
The current state of affairs can be summarized in the article linked below. Basically, the Obama/Hillary plan is a failure. But we have come to expect that from them. Syria should have been handled in the beginning just like Iraq was handled. Unfortunately our progressive leadership certainly could not replicate the GWB plan, because they all claimed it was a failure. Yes, the back end of the GWB plan was complicated by the unexpected insurgency. The front end however, was correct and worked like a charm. With Obama/Hillary, their front end is so bad that their back end could only end up looking like the abyss. We should either stand down or bring the A-game. The latter is what the RINO's plan on doing. And good luck with that. Syria is Iraq with all of Saddam's WMD's still intact.

Syrian conflict a proxy war to reshape the Middle East

We are gonna need some more popcorn.

18 posted on 08/08/2012 5:04:09 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

Meh...work is where ya find it.


19 posted on 08/08/2012 6:53:26 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: justa-hairyape
Syria can be viewed in two ways:

1) Keep Assad in power - he's a known quantity and somehow...stable.
2) Oust Assad and take whatever comes next - Islamic Jihad operating on the Turkish, Iraqi, Jordanian and Israeli borders.

I can just see it now. Israel will be asked to perform some sort of “goodwill gesture” to the Jihadis in the Golan Heights as they were forced to do time and time again with the PLO (now called the Palestinian Authority - PA). Good old Mad Albright was behind that mess and Shrillary Clintoon is furthering her disasterous policies began in the early 1990’s.

Oh woe is us if this dynamic duo are reelected. A word of advice to the Israelis: Dig your bomb shelters even deeper if BHO is reelected.

20 posted on 08/08/2012 7:03:24 AM PDT by Netz (Netz)
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To: justa-hairyape
Syria can be viewed in two ways:

1) Keep Assad in power - he's a known quantity and somehow...stable.
2) Oust Assad and take whatever comes next - Islamic Jihad operating on the Turkish, Iraqi, Jordanian and Israeli borders.

I can just see it now. Israel will be asked to perform some sort of “goodwill gesture” to the Jihadis in the Golan Heights as they were forced to do time and time again with the PLO (now called the Palestinian Authority - PA). Good old Mad Albright was behind that mess and Shrillary Clintoon is furthering her disasterous policies began in the early 1990’s.

Oh woe is us if this dynamic duo are reelected. A word of advice to the Israelis: Dig your bomb shelters even deeper if BHO is reelected.

21 posted on 08/08/2012 7:08:52 AM PDT by Netz (Netz)
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To: Matt_DZ_PL

Another one rides the bus?


22 posted on 08/08/2012 9:14:24 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Bingo :)


23 posted on 08/08/2012 10:32:41 AM PDT by Matt_DZ_PL
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks therightliveswithus.
...the Free Syrian Army killed ... General Vladimir Kojaiv ... Russia is believed to have hundreds of troops and advisors still in Syria. Russia also operates its naval base at Tartus, the only Russian base outside of its borders. Russia also docked weapons for the regime in the port since the uprising began.
First of many body bags returning to bury the Putin dictatorship.


24 posted on 08/08/2012 5:25:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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