Skip to comments.Black Sea Fleet ships ready to go to Syrian coast – General Staff (Pooty-Poot Russia)
Posted on 06/18/2012 6:45:56 AM PDT by F15Eagle
MOSCOW, June 15 (Itar-Tass) A number of warships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet are prepared to go to Syria, the Russian General Staff told Itar-Tass on Friday.
The Mediterranean Sea is a zone of the Black Sea Fleet responsibility. Hence, warships may go there in the case it is necessary to protect the Russian logistics base in Tartous, Syria, it said.
Several warships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, including large landing ships with marines aboard, are fully prepared to go on the voyage, he said.
The Cesar Kunikov large landing ship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, which is returning from Italian Messina to base, passed the Bosporus Strait on Friday. It will return to Sevastopol on Saturday, the staff said.
It strongly denied U.S. media reports claiming that a Black Sea Fleet warship had already headed for Tartous. All the ships are staying in Sevastopol but the Cesar Kunikov large landing ship. Either the U.S. intelligence service works poorly or they have a poor knowledge of geography, the source said.
The U.S. media said that Russia had sent a small group of servicemen to Syria for protecting the Tartous base. NBC said with the reference to a U.S. official that the servicemen were going to Tartous aboard a warship. The State Department spokesperson said she could not confirm the NBC report.
A group of Russian warships led by the Admiral Kuznetsov heavy aircraft carrying cruiser visited Tartous in January. The group visited the port for replenishing reserves and giving maintenance to ship systems.
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The Russian Navy was sinking at the docks in the mid 1990’s. Then Algore rushed over with $7,000,000,000.00 and they were back in business. Now it is time for us to pay for electing these worthless Democrat Globalist.
I’ll leave it to others with more knowledge to debate it or explain it further...but I’ve seen comments on FR basically saying if you are a Christian living in Syria this move by the Russians is welcome.
I didn’t know the Russkies had any triremes left!
Russia's Medvedev hails "comrade" Obama
Associated Foreign Press (AFP) ^ | April 2, 2009 | Anna Smolchenko
"Russia's Dmitry Medvedev hailed Barack Obama as "my new comrade" Thursday after their first face-to-face talks"
April 1, 2009:
"Obama, Medvedev pledge new era of relations":
"In a private conversation about the planned U.S.-led NATO missile defense system in Europe, President Barack Obama asked outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for space on the issue.
This is my last election, Obama told Medvedev. After my election I have more flexibility.
I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir, Medvedev said, referring to incoming President Vladimir Putin."
Obama was talking with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev when neither of them realized that their conversation was being picked up by microphones. Here is what they said:
Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved, but its important for him to give me space.
Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you ...
Obama: This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.
Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.
This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility. That statement tells us much about the presidents mindset.
The specific mention of missile defense is worrisome enough. Mr. Obama has retreated from the missile defense plan that was negotiated with European allies during the George W. Bush administration. Apparently, he is signaling Moscow that he intends to retreat further. The clear implication from the presidents comments is that he cannot tell the American people before the election what he plans to do after the election.
In addition, there is the phrase on all these issues, implying more is at stake than just missile defense.
Article: Obama plans double cross on missile defense
When it comes to keeping America safe, we shouldnt be too flexible:
Vladimir Putin praised Cold War-era scientists on Thursday for stealing U.S. nuclear secrets so that United States would not be the world's sole atomic power, in comments reflecting his vision of Russia as a counterweight to U.S. power.
Spies with suitcases full of data helped the Soviet Union build its atomic bomb, he told military commanders.
"You know, when the States already had nuclear weapons and the Soviet Union was only building them, we got a significant amount of information through Soviet foreign intelligence channels," Putin said, according to state-run Itar-Tass.
"The were carrying the information away not on microfilm but literally in suitcases. Suitcases!"
Putin's remarks referred to the dawn of the Cold War more than half a century ago, but they echoed a message he has made loud and clear more recently: that the United States needs to be restrained, and Russia is the country to do it.
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Appeasement: From ObamaCare to recess appointments, honoring the Constitution has not been an administration hallmark. But when it comes to betraying secrets to mollify the Russians, it becomes a document the president hides behind.
It was bad enough that the 2012 defense authorization bill signed by President Obama set America on a downward spiral of military mediocrity.
He also issued a signing statement, something he once opposed, saying that language in the bill aimed at protecting top-secret technical data on the U.S. Standard Missile-3 linchpin of our missile defense might impinge on his constitutional foreign-policy authority.
Section 1227 of the defense law prohibits spending any funds that would be used to give Russian officials access to sensitive missile-defense technology as part of a cooperation agreement without first sending Congress a report identifying the specific secrets, how they'd be used and steps to protect the data from compromise.
The president is required to certify that any technology shared will not be passed on to third parties such as China, North Korea or Iran, that the Russians will not use transferred secrets to develop countermeasures and that the Russians are reciprocating in sharing missile-defense technology.
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Russia has revealed details of its ambitious plan to upgrade its army over the next ten years, planning to spend US$650 billion on the project.
The unveiled large-scale plans of the Russian defense ministry propose the spending of vast sums of money up to 2020.
First and foremost, Russian defense will focus on the development of strategic nuclear weapons, construction of over 100 military vessels for Russian Navy, including construction of four originally French-made Mistral-class amphibious assault ships, and the introduction into the Air Force of over 1,000 helicopters and 600 military planes, including fifth generation PAK-FA fighter.
Most of the military hardware will be equipped with next-generation weaponry.
China and Russia launched joint naval exercises Sunday in the Yellow Sea between the east coast of mainland China and the Korean peninsula.
Sixteen Chinese surface vessels and two submarines as well as four Russian warships will take part in the six days of drills. ...
China and Russia have conducted four bilateral and multilateral military exercises since 2005.
"the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the [20th] century" -Russian leader Vladimir Putin on the collapse of the Soviet Union...
"World democratic opinion has yet to realize the alarming implications of President Vladimir Putin's State of the Union speech on April 25, 2005, in which he said that the collapse of the Soviet Union represented the 'greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century.'
"'The Black Book of Communism,'; a scholarly accounting of communisms crimes, counts about 94 million murdered by the supposed champions of the common man (20 million for the Soviets alone), and some say that number is too low."
Forgetting the Evils of Communism: The amnesia bites a little deeper
By Jonah Goldberg, August 2008:
"Editors note: The following report on Vice President Al Gores alleged past drug use, as well as his deep connections with Soviet operative Armand Hammer, was researched and written by native Tennessee reporters Charles C. Thompson II and Tony Hays. Thompson is a long-time veteran of network news, having been a founding producer of ABCs 20/20, as well as Mike Wallaces producer at CBS 60 Minutes. ..."
"A secret agent for the Soviet Union since 1921, Hammer managed to make and lose several fortunes during his long life, along the way skirting investigations of money-laundering, fraud, conspiracy, espionage, bribery and countless other crimes by the FBI, Justice Department, Securities and Exchange Commission and other government agencies. The tale of his serial betrayals (of his family, his religion, his country), endless self-aggrandizement and success at courting the rich and famous makes fascinating reading, but there is a contemporary hook: Hammer loomed very large in the lives of one of America's prominent political families, the Albert Gores."--Mona Charen
Tracking the Soviets, er, Russian movements shouldn’t be too hard- oil slicks and empty vodka bottles in their wake removes the need for radar.
Potatoes, red cabbage and cracked black pepper
“The Bedford Incident”
Just for fun, I cooked this up after watching the movie.
Sliced potatoes, white onion, evoo and butter. Fried up in the pan, then add finely sliced red cabbage and cracked black pepper and salt. And some Italian dressing, too. Cook thoroughly.
It actually made a pretty fine meal.
The Russian will send a warship—maybe two (one to tow the other if it breaks down) —It should be a short hop from the Black Sea to Syria. All for political purposes. If they had some guts they would send the Peter The Great Cruiser, their Flagship. The crew will have a vacation and buy some dates and other foods not normally found in Russia. It will be a great day for Syrian Christian Hookers.
Hopefully a Russian military presence will deter a NATO attack on Syria which would facilitate the installation of an Islamist government and the slaughter of all non-Muslims.
*Burp* That Italian dressing might be a game-changer on that :)
First they have to get past the Bosporus into the sea of Marmara then thru the Dardanelles into the Aegean sea, then the Mediterranean sea to the port of Tartus. None of this can happen if Turkey doesn’t let them thru into the Med. Turkey is still a NATO member. Or did Odumbo piss them off too?
A Russian ship believed to be carrying helicopters and missiles for Syria has been effectively stopped in its tracks off the coast of Scotland after its insurance was cancelled at the behest of the British government. The British marine insurer Standard Club said it had withdrawn cover from all the ships owned by Femco, a Russian cargo line, including the MV Alaed.
>>>>>>>>A Russian ship believed to be carrying helicopters and missiles for Syria has been effectively stopped in its tracks off the coast of Scotland after its insurance was cancelled at the behest of the British government. The British marine insurer Standard Club said it had withdrawn cover from all the ships owned by Femco, a Russian cargo line, including the MV Alaed.>>>>>>>>>>>
Is it ever legal if true?
>>>>>>>>>>First they have to get past the Bosporus into the sea of Marmara then thru the Dardanelles into the Aegean sea, then the Mediterranean sea to the port of Tartus. None of this can happen if Turkey doesnt let them thru into the Med. Turkey is still a NATO member. Or did Odumbo piss them off too?>>>>>>>>>>>>
NATO member or bot but for some reason I belive Turkey won’t poke a bear.
In fact I’m with Russia on that. Syria is too much of a gift for Al-Qaeda to takeover. Let Muzzie&bros have it and Pakis same way a year later and you have a huge Islamist nuclear capable superpower in ME and Africa. I think people in Israel will have to pack bags soon, let alone the fact an Iran seems to be a responsible party comparing to this future “nation”.
“I think people in Israel will have to pack bags soon” Now that’s a can of wup ass, no one in the region wants to open, bar none!
>>>>>>>>I think people in Israel will have to pack bags soon Now thats a can of wup ass, no one in the region wants to open, bar none!>>>>>>>>>>>
Oh, c’mon. Al-Qaeda has effectively attacked America at the time they were much weaker. Syrian government is an obstacle foe Al-Qaeda which you are supporting empowering into a federation of a dozen destabilized states with a population and economic power of hundreds million people, a number of nuclear weapons and you think they won’t wipe Israel out?
I think even the “Great Satan” as they call America is in danger. They are pretty thankless people so don’t expect mercy for stopping Russian ships etc.
Having the benefit of visiting Israel, and seeing how some of their security systems work. They are ready Al-Qaeda or anyone else who mean harm or ill will toward their nation. “you think they wont wipe Israel out?” No I don’t, wanting to and doing are two different things.” America is in danger.” Only because you have a muslim in the White House, helping his brothers. Are you saying The Israelis are thankless people? Some maybe, most are not in the least. Name me one nation in the middle east, that would back the Unites States in an all out war? Israel is the only one!!!
Thankless people are muslims, not Israelis, backed my US in their takeover of Syria. As for Israel it is in their interest to keep Assad in power. Israel’s and Russia’s interests are mutual on this point.
As for a threat for the West and Israel I think you can’t see any change in ME.
Every recently ousted secular dictator was replaced by muslim brotherhood thugs. That is a Pan-Arab movement, Al-Qaeda is a militant arm of it and their goal is a huge united muslim nation from Northern Africa to Caucasus.
You are plain naive if you see Assad, who are strictly opposing it, as a bigger threat.
Last time I’ve check it wasn’t Assad who did nine eleven.