Skip to comments.Are There or Arenít there Russian Troops in Syria?
Posted on 03/20/2012 9:19:04 PM PDT by U-238
Well, things in Syria are getting a bit more complicated. Weeks after the news that special operators from NATO countries may be inside Syria advising the rebels, comes the news that Russia has dispatched counterterrorism troops to the embattled nation.
Now, some news reports say the Russians claim theyve just sent a Navy tanker to support anti-piracy operations in Middle Eastern waters and that any troops aboard that ship are simply there to protect the tankers civilian crew and that there are no Russian counterterror troop in Syria. Now, the ship is docked in the Syrian port of Tartus on the Mediterranean Sea. Thats a very long way from the Gulf of Aden in the Indian Sea the site of most anti-piracy ops. Hey, it could just be making a brief port call. Oh wait, other reports say the ship, and its complement of Russian marines, is in Tartus to demonstrate Kremlin concern over Syrias stability, and to assist in case of a possible evacuation of Russian civilians from the region
While Moscow says its officially neutral in the conflict between the Syrian government and its people, Russia continues to sell arms to the Syrian President Bashar al Assads regime.
Needless to say, if these Russian troops come ashore in Syria, it will make any intervention by the West a bit more difficult
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Most importantly, the troops can land in Syria in what, 30 seconds after being given the order?
Of course they aren't likely to make any difference in fighting. Syrian army is much better suited for that, since Syrians at least know who is who in the urban combat. It is much easier for Russia to send 100 tons of arms and ammo than one soldier. But as a token they will do just fine, and it costs nothing to have them on the ship.
Relax. They are just there to protect the 50 Pantsyr-1 batteries manned by other Russian expert radar technicians, as well as the protecting the Russian manned tracking radar complexes near the Golan and along the coast ... mostly totally harmless ...
What is Defense Tech?
What are its credentials?
Why is Slate, MSNBC and Salon praising Defense Tech?
The following is the Morse Code weather transmission from the tanker Iman from 12 GMT today.
RCV DE RMGB QSA ? QTC K @1204Z
RMGB 193 19 21 1600 193 BT SML FOR RJH45 RJE73 BT
21121 99349 10358 41998 03502 10190 40200 53001 70200 80000 22200 00190 20000 88000 80000 21015 BT AR
From the second and third groups 99349 10358
This breaks to
34.9N 35.8E (Tartus, Syria)
From the 11th group the vessel is indicating 00 which means hove to / at anchor / stopped.
It has been transmitting its position and weather data ever since it left the Black Sea.
RCV = Call sign of Head quarters Black Sea Fleet, Sevastopol
RMGB = Call sign of tanker Iman
I’m hoping Assad wins, but only after wiping out most of Syria. I hope he gets plenty of help.
Defense Tech is used quite often by posters who use this site.
If you doubt my veracity do a search on the site of the people who use the site. If was not kosher, “the management” would have this site blocked.
Lastly, Defense Tech is an offshoot of Military.com
I have been oil cargo from Venezuela to Syria.
Rather I should say, tracking oil shipments.
“Lastly, Defense Tech is an offshoot of Military.com”
I get that, U-238. I’ve traced Tech’s pedigree.
Here’s the question:
Why is Slate, MSNBC and Salon praising Defense Tech? These are all hard-core commie, left wing sites.
Maybe you don’t know the sources you’re posting. It would be good and proper etiquette to inform FR members that Defense Tech is loved by MSNBC and other rat traitors.
I’m willing to work with you.
There are others before me who have used the site. So they should inform me,right?
I am willing to work with you
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An example of another poster using the same site
“Ask the web master of the website.”
I’m asking you why you’re posting crap propaganda from a leftist site without informing Freepers of that site’s leftist leanings. One of the troll writers at Defense Tech is a Politico propagandist and operative.
I do like the passion.I do want to fight with you. Save it for someone else.
Russian Navy Tanker Iman has over the last couple of days moved from Tartus, Syria and is now located off Eastern Cyprus according to the Morse Code weather transmissions. It has been hove to off the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.