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Russia reportedly sending 2 warships with marines to Syria
L.A. Times ^ | 6/18/12 | Patrick J. McDonnell. Sergei L. Loiko in Moscow contributed.

Posted on 06/18/2012 4:00:24 PM PDT by Nachum

BEIRUT -- Russia is preparing to dispatch a pair of warships carrying a contingent of Black Sea Fleet marines to its logistics base in the Syrian port of Tartus, the Russian Interfax news agency reported Monday, in what appeared to be another sign of the deteriorating security situation in the strife-ridden nation.

The report quoted an unidentified Russian naval source saying the amphibious ships Nikolay Filchenkov and Tsezar Kunikov, accompanied by the rescue tug SB-15, were “preparing for a non-routine departure” for Tartus, Russia’s only Mediterranean base.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: islam; israel; marines; russia; syria; warships
What could go wrong?
1 posted on 06/18/2012 4:00:32 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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2 posted on 06/18/2012 4:02:08 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

What could go wrong?

Russian’s could run out of vodka


3 posted on 06/18/2012 4:03:18 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Nachum

Hunt for Red Burka ?


4 posted on 06/18/2012 4:06:36 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Nachum

“Archduke Ferdinand Moment” (trigger-click) in the ME?


5 posted on 06/18/2012 4:07:52 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Nachum

I wonder if the Russians will abstain from alcohol so they don’t upset the Muslims in Syria.


6 posted on 06/18/2012 4:07:59 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Nachum

Going on while Putin is sitting next to Obama in Mexico. I remember Putin’s invasion of Georgia while sitting next to Bush at the Olympics opening ceremony.


7 posted on 06/18/2012 4:09:07 PM PDT by AU72
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To: AppyPappy

I wonder if the Russians will abstain from alcohol so they don’t upset the Muslims in Syria.

LOL ,you so funny I pee myself


8 posted on 06/18/2012 4:10:26 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Nachum

The Russians are well aware of the incompetency of the administration now governing the United States. They now, undoubtably feel now is the time to extend Russian power. However, with the buffoons in charge of our government “The Divine One” and his masters may unexpectedly lash out at the Russians and precipitate WW III. Will a military attack, either directly or indirectly, on Russian forces in Syria be the “October Surprise?”


9 posted on 06/18/2012 4:15:10 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Nachum

Hillary Clinton is on the job!


10 posted on 06/18/2012 4:16:09 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (i a m t h e m a r g i n o f e r r e r)
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To: Nachum

Maybe the Russians have to secure and evacuate the WMD they moved there from Iraq


11 posted on 06/18/2012 4:26:22 PM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Two shiploads of Marines is not an extension of power
It is a security mission

For who, or for what?

Now, planeloads of paratroopers......that would be an extension of power


12 posted on 06/18/2012 4:28:56 PM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: Nachum

This is a situation that needs to be monitored closely.


13 posted on 06/18/2012 4:41:11 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: silverleaf

I think you just hit the nail directly on the head.


14 posted on 06/18/2012 4:41:20 PM PDT by panaxanax (Voting 'Third Party' will ensure a Communist-Marxist-Socialist dominated Supreme Court!)
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To: InvisibleChurch
"Hillary Clinton is on the job!"

Hillary will suck up all their vodka.

15 posted on 06/18/2012 4:53:14 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: silverleaf
Two shiploads of Marines is not an extension of power It is a security mission

Tsezar Kunikov long term accommodation for 230 naval infantry

Nikolay Filchenkov long term for 120

Two LSTs (A Ropoucha and an Alligator)with three companies of naval infantry - hardly an invasion.

16 posted on 06/18/2012 5:00:46 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.- H. L. Mencken)
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To: Nachum

Obama caught on the golf course again.


17 posted on 06/18/2012 5:01:27 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: silverleaf

Maybe the Russians have to secure and evacuate the WMD they moved there from Iraq


Excellent point!


18 posted on 06/18/2012 5:12:31 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: AppyPappy

Re: I wonder if the Russians will abstain from alcohol so they don’t upset the Muslims in Syria.

Last October I met with two Russian (Soviet Era) cosmonauts and there is no way they will give up alcohol. :-)


19 posted on 06/18/2012 5:27:28 PM PDT by jesseam
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To: Nachum

Putin just b-slapped Hillary and Obama.

“Whatchas goin’ to do abowd it? Huh?”


20 posted on 06/18/2012 5:48:54 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Nachum
barack hussein kardashian will have to use an electron microscope to find his balls this time.

LLS

21 posted on 06/18/2012 5:53:45 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: silverleaf

The naval port at Tartus(sp).


22 posted on 06/18/2012 8:36:32 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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