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Russian Navy Eyes Syrian Bases to Expand Mideast Presence (Iran & Lebanon too)
Geostrategy Direct ^ | 8/15/7 | Bill Gertz

Posted on 08/13/2007 9:40:50 AM PDT by hardback

Russian Navy eyes Syria bases to expand Mideast presence

MOSCOW — Russia plans to expand its naval presence in the Middle East, starting in Syria. Officials said the Russian Navy has been pressing Moscow's allies to expand basing and anchoring rights.

They said the navy has sought to establish a permanent naval presence that would include such countries as Algeria, Iran, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: armsbuildup; ezekiel38; gertz; russianmilitary; syria

1 posted on 08/13/2007 9:40:58 AM PDT by hardback
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To: hardback

Sounds like the Soviets didn’t learn anything from their presence in Afghanistan.


2 posted on 08/13/2007 9:54:47 AM PDT by marvlus
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To: hardback
Just getting set up for Armageddon.
3 posted on 08/13/2007 9:56:23 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: hardback

Russia resurgent...yet another enemy for our politicians to be scared sh#tless of...


4 posted on 08/13/2007 10:22:55 AM PDT by Levante
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To: OKIEDOC
Actually, it would be Ezekiel's War, which takes place before Armageddon.
5 posted on 08/13/2007 10:53:15 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: hardback

No surprise here - shy do you think they call Syria the Cuba of the Mediterrenean


6 posted on 08/13/2007 11:25:29 AM PDT by spanalot
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To: hardback
Moscow's allies...Algeria, Iran, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen...

Hmmmm, Moscow's allies. Looks like the short list of our enemies

Russia being one of our allies, ya don't suppose that they would help Iran etc against us in the ME???

7 posted on 08/13/2007 12:37:16 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: hardback

Are they running short of places to park their abandoned
junked navy vessels?


8 posted on 08/13/2007 2:23:37 PM PDT by rahbert
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To: rahbert

Hey their subs have state of the art screen doors!


9 posted on 08/13/2007 4:47:01 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Syncro

As long as they still have conracts down there...


10 posted on 08/14/2007 1:02:40 PM PDT by hardback
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