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NATO plans campaign in Syria, tightens noose around Iran - Rogozin (beachhhead?)
RIA Novosti ^ | 08/05/11

Posted on 08/05/2011 6:17:18 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

NATO plans campaign in Syria, tightens noose around Iran - Rogozin

Topic: Protests in Syria

05:48 05/08/2011

MOSCOW, August 5 (RIA Novosti)

NATO is planning a military campaign against Syria to help overthrow the regime of President Bashar al-Assad with a long-reaching goal of preparing a beachhead for an attack on Iran, Russia's envoy to NATO Dmitry Rogozin said.

The UN Security Council condemned on Wednesday ongoing violence in Syria and urged the country's authorities to stop using force against peaceful protesters, while saying the current situation in the country has not yet called for NATO interference.

"[This statement] means that the planning [of the military campaign] is well underway. It could be a logical conclusion of those military and propaganda operations, which have been carried out by certain Western countries against North Africa," Rogozin said in an interview with the Izvestia newspaper published on Friday.

The Russian diplomat pointed out at the fact that the alliance is aiming to interfere only with the regimes "whose views do not coincide with those of the West."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0bamasezdaysnotweeks; arabsshwing; isitlibyayet; jokenews; militaryaction; moscow; nato; novost; pravda; rogozin; russia; russiannews; syria; unrest

1 posted on 08/05/2011 6:17:28 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; nuconvert; AdmSmith; FARS
From Debka:

after Russian President Dmitry Medvedev warned Assad he faced a “sad fate” if he failed to introduce reforms, Moscow's envoy to NATO Dmitry Rogozin accused the Western alliance of planning a military campaign against Syria to help overthrow the Assad regime “with the long-reaching goal of preparing a beachhead for an attack on Iran.”

2 posted on 08/05/2011 6:18:33 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

That’s funny. They can’t even get their act together in Libya.


3 posted on 08/05/2011 6:19:13 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: TigerLikesRooster

How many unfinished overthrows does Nato have on its dance card?


4 posted on 08/05/2011 6:21:07 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Rudder
They have a lot, but they have been such a nice ‘peace-loving’ power for a long time that they forgot how to fight. OOPS!
5 posted on 08/05/2011 6:27:40 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

From what I understand, the U.S. pays 70% of the cost of NATO. Where are we getting the money and why?


6 posted on 08/05/2011 6:29:50 PM PDT by RC2
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To: Rudder

..obama is seeking to give it a major coronary...

all part of the script...


7 posted on 08/05/2011 6:30:37 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: TigerLikesRooster; rbg81
Not sure about NATO plans in Syria, however, the tweets out of Libya tonight claim NATO is going ballistic-literally. Near simultaneous attacks on Tripoli, Zlitan, and Tiji (Nafusa Mts.). Also a camel train reportedly struck. PETA will dislike THAT!

Maybe NATO is pissed at Ghadaffi for firing missiles at the Italian Frigate and British destroyer. Or maybe they really want to get Khamis Ghadaffi, etal and wrap this thing (Libya) up.

8 posted on 08/05/2011 6:34:47 PM PDT by donozark (Never loan money to a preacher...)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
We've seen this movie before.


9 posted on 08/05/2011 6:36:58 PM PDT by McGruff (I am Sarah Palin)
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To: RC2
To make things worse, Europe is in more financial trouble than U.S.. There has been some implicit threat to all hostile powers who would take on U.S. allies, that is, if they move on them, U.S. would turn up and join the fight later. That assumption is now in doubt due to U.S. economic trouble. Which leads to hostile countries' calculation that they can act without fear of U.S. military power. More military conflicts will ensue as a result.

This has been expected. We just didn't know when and how. That part is now unfolding. Enemies definitely want to exploit this window of opportunity. Later on, these enemies will be also in economic disasters of their own. Then things will metastasize.

10 posted on 08/05/2011 6:41:05 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I find it interesting that reports are coming out about the economic troubles that countries are having...........except Russia. Why? We destroyed the USSR economically....is it now their turn?


11 posted on 08/05/2011 6:52:33 PM PDT by RC2
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To: RC2

Russia decided to live on grains and natural resources, and hate the likes of Soros. So far they have lived within their means. However, if their imperial ambition acts up and corruption goes rampant again, they will fare no better than others currently in trouble.


12 posted on 08/05/2011 6:59:52 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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I’ve got the feeling that Putin will take care of any problems. He has no choice if he wants to stay in power. I just find it interesting nobody is talking about Russia.


13 posted on 08/05/2011 7:07:09 PM PDT by RC2
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To: RC2
I find it interesting that reports are coming out about the economic troubles that countries are having...........except Russia. Why?

Because Russia is swimming in cash, that's why. That "destruction of the USSR" that you speak of was like surgery of cancer after which the patient gets better.

USSR was half-dead by 1990, doomed by ineffective economy, lack of leadership, and by peripheral republics that took more than they produced. The dissolution of USSR allowed Russia to change the rules of the game overnight. In particular, republics eagerly went their own way; what happened to them is another interesting study, but the point is that Russia now has 1/3 of the population of the USSR, about 90% of the territory, and most of natural resources. Russia quickly repaid most of the debts and now collects money from energy-starved Europe.

14 posted on 08/05/2011 7:56:50 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Nothing more reliable than a leftover Soviet news service quoting a Putin appointed Russian diplomat.


15 posted on 08/05/2011 8:20:45 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Watching the total incompetence on display in Libya, I’m sure the Syrians are shaking in their boots.


16 posted on 08/05/2011 8:24:06 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: RC2

Putin is a free-market supporter. That is why Russia is stronger now.


17 posted on 08/05/2011 8:51:43 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: donozark

What is up with Libya?

Instead of hunkering down they need to go on the offensive and sink a couple of euro ships.

Come on even the Georgians managed to down some Russian jets in the 2008 war. Get with it Libya.


18 posted on 08/05/2011 9:18:01 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: JimWayne

free market supporter, thats why he’s taking control of the press and TV? He’s been busy trying to throw businessmen who oppose him into prison, or poison/kill them (like independent journalists).


19 posted on 08/05/2011 9:23:08 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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It is a question of degree. He is definitely a strongman on the political front.


20 posted on 08/05/2011 11:02:27 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: GeronL
free market supporter, thats why he’s taking control of the press and TV? He’s been busy trying to throw businessmen who oppose him into prison, or poison/kill them (like independent journalists).

Because press and TV are political weapons and only businessmen he's going after are those that have politically opposed him.

Putin isn't stupid. He lived in soviet communism and all it's idiocies, gaining insight that few westerners can match. He wants Russia to regain the superpower position that USSR, knows it needs a well-functioning economy for that and is simply smart enough to avoid unnecessary meddling.

Business itself doesn't care for freedom. As long as the regulatory environment is stable and predictable enough, property rights are honored and taxes (or bribes) are reasonable, business can prosper even if the country is ruled by a strongman.
21 posted on 08/06/2011 3:44:00 AM PDT by MirrorField (Just an opinion from atheist, minarchist and small-l libertarian.)
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Putin is both stupid and evil. He served communism loyally all his life and was devastated when the Berlin Wall and his evil dreams came tumbling down before his eyes. He knows he cannot remake the Soviet Union and allow freedom to flourish. For him to resurrect the Soviet Union as a power which opposes the USA he must extinguish his people's freedom. To direct Russian businesses as weapons against the USA and against his own people he must bring back the Soviet Command Economy which he is doing. He has betrayed his people and he is destroying Russia like he and his stupid communist comrades destroyed the USSR.

Putin is the enemy of Russia and the world.

22 posted on 08/06/2011 1:36:29 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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“preparing a beachhead for an attack on Iran”

lol. Don’t we have a ‘beachhead’ in Iraq already?


23 posted on 08/06/2011 5:22:10 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Is American money paying for this?

If so, WHY?


24 posted on 08/06/2011 5:23:16 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (We are not tea partiers ... we are good tea partiers. Life-long tea partiers)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks TigerLikesRooster.
Russia's envoy to NATO Dmitry Rogozin said.
Hey, it turns out he's not wrong.

Of course you realize that the price will be to support Palishittian statehood.


25 posted on 08/06/2011 10:34:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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