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Sources: Russian warships in Syrian port
times of the internet ^ | 9/18/08 | tiumes of the internet

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.

The military intelligence W

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: debka; geopolitics; israel; russia

1 posted on 09/21/2008 6:07:40 PM PDT by Flavius
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To: Flavius
The article states there is concern that Russia is gearing up for a showdown with the U.S. and NATO over the Caucasus.
2 posted on 09/21/2008 6:14:01 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Flavius

Ten warships? Must of been a BIG order...


3 posted on 09/21/2008 6:14:50 PM PDT by GOPJ ( Bigots are defined by beliefs - not by choice of victim. Dems are the new bigots - ask Sarah.)
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To: Flavius

Ten? Must be all of the Black Sea fleet that can still sail.


4 posted on 09/21/2008 6:20:05 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Flavius

“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.....


5 posted on 09/21/2008 6:21:06 PM PDT by homeguard (Join or Die)
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To: Flavius

Get ukraine in NATO now! Russians are really looking to start something.


6 posted on 09/21/2008 6:25:35 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Flavius

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.


7 posted on 09/21/2008 6:31:21 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Flavius

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.


8 posted on 09/21/2008 6:37:29 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.)
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To: Flavius
It must be true

I read it at DEBKA.

9 posted on 09/21/2008 6:37:52 PM PDT by BBell
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To: Flavius

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.


10 posted on 09/21/2008 6:41:14 PM PDT by G Larry ("Disgust" is a valid expression!-Vote Family Values!)
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To: Flavius

If true, that is certainly a target rich environment.

Russian ships? Meet Davy Jones.

Davy Jones? Meet Russian ships.


11 posted on 09/21/2008 6:43:23 PM PDT by mkjessup (Hope & Change! Hope & Change! B'rrrrrack!!!! Hope & Change! Vote for B'rrrrack!)
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To: Flavius

Debka ...../snicker


12 posted on 09/21/2008 6:48:13 PM PDT by badpacifist (Personal attacks on someones opinion of a "news article" you happened to post is asinine..)
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To: Flavius
Desperate posturing. Plain and simple.
13 posted on 09/21/2008 7:00:17 PM PDT by LiberConservative ("Typical" white guy voting McCain/Palin)
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To: Flavius

Sink them.

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.


14 posted on 09/21/2008 7:22:24 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: gogogodzilla

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.


15 posted on 09/21/2008 7:40:38 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade; gogogodzilla

Sink them anonymously. We don’t have to take credit for it.


16 posted on 09/21/2008 8:34:15 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Flavius
Sources:

Debka? How about posting some stories that cite News of the World?

17 posted on 09/21/2008 8:44:44 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
we've got some real smart guys here... makes you wonder on who's side they truly are..
18 posted on 09/21/2008 8:50:13 PM PDT by LeVSKi
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To: PAR35

really and whom would that be NY Times,NBC, ABC which one


19 posted on 09/21/2008 8:50:44 PM PDT by Flavius
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To: Flavius

News of the World
www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/

***Warning: Site may not be entirely work-friendly***


20 posted on 09/21/2008 9:11:03 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: F15Eagle
Ten? Must be all of the Black Sea fleet that can still sail.

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.

21 posted on 09/21/2008 9:27:26 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Blueflag
Oh, this comes from DEBKA.

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.

22 posted on 09/21/2008 9:54:29 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

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?


23 posted on 09/22/2008 4:02:03 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: gogogodzilla
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?

24 posted on 09/22/2008 4:07:59 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: El Gato

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?


25 posted on 09/22/2008 7:23:55 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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