Skip to comments.Russian General Killed in Syria
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
A General getting KIA is definitely something. The consequences ought to be interesting... and by interesting I mean bloody of course.
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.
Vladimir Petrovich Kojiev in Russian sounds as weird as Leroy Merlin Abdul Hakim in English.
I call a hoax.
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.
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.
We are gonna need some more popcorn.
Meh...work is where ya find it.
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.
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