Skip to comments.Sources: Russian warships in Syrian port
Posted on 09/21/2008 6:07:39 PM PDT by Flavius
Ten Russian warships are docked in the Syrian port city of Tartus to the apparent surprise of the Israeli military, military sources say.
The unidentified sources said Israeli military leaders were unaware that Russian had already moved so many vessels into Syrian territory following a Sept. 12 agreement between the two countries, DEBKAfile, a Israeli news Web site, reported Friday.
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Ten warships? Must of been a BIG order...
Ten? Must be all of the Black Sea fleet that can still sail.
“The unidentified sources said Israeli military leaders were unaware that Russian had already moved so many vessels into Syrian territory...”
I seriously doubt that....both the US and Israel know who is floating around in the East Med at all times......especially russkie targets.....
Get ukraine in NATO now! Russians are really looking to start something.
Ten *capital* ships would be a nice show of force. I wonder what actually docked there?
Oh, this comes from DEBKA.
I doubt the Israelis were surprised.
I don’t think this is a surprise to everyone. My daughter told me the Russians have been dredging this harbor to accommodate larger ships for some time.
I read it at DEBKA.
Putin is taking advantage of U.S. distractions, as will China. It’s time to pull the plug on a few of those ships and watch their bravado as they go down the drain.
If true, that is certainly a target rich environment.
Russian ships? Meet Davy Jones.
Davy Jones? Meet Russian ships.
A submarine-based special operations team could swim over to the ships... and plant remote-controlled limpet mines.
Then, after they return back to their sub, activate the mines and watch them sink.
Sink the ships and watch the Russians lose some nukes to a terrorist group or two. Then watch as New York blows up and glows as Putin says he’s so sorry.
Sink them anonymously. We don’t have to take credit for it.
Debka? How about posting some stories that cite News of the World?
really and whom would that be NY Times,NBC, ABC which one
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It doesn't say what sort of warships. Patrol boats or small missile boats would be my guess. Maybe an old frigate or destroyer to shepherd them along.
The basic story is from the UPI, only the part about the Israelis being surprised comes from DEBKA.
As close as that port is to Israel (it's just north of the Lebanese border with Syria, and considering how far any boats or ships would have to sail out of the Black Sea, pretty much right through downtown Istanbul, the chances of the Israelis not noticing are slim to none. I guess it's possible they didn't have advance notice of their sailing, but once they sailed, they'd have know pretty much what and where they were.
Right, and how’s he supposed to know who did it? Do you really think that we’re supposed to let them know about our deeds afterwards?
Why start a war if you're not willing to advertise it?
The Admiral Kuznetsov was supposed to go but I don’t know if it’s part of this group. I don’t know if they can handle one of that size. She might have to lay offshore a ways?
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