Skip to comments.Russia prepares to send warships to Syria
Posted on 06/18/2012 4:19:16 PM PDT by RaceBannonEdited on 06/18/2012 4:26:47 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Russia has announced it is readying two warships to sail to Syria to protect Russian citizens, in a sign that it is taking precautions against a worsening of the security situation there.
A spokesman for Russia’s Black Sea fleet, Vyacheslav Trukhachev, told Russia’s Interfax news agency the mission would be undertaken “in case of necessity”. His comments appeared designed to clarify speculation that warships had already set sail for Syria. Interfax had earlier quoted an anonymous official as saying that was the case on Monday morning.
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To evacuate the WMD the Russians moved to Syria when GWB invaded Iraq
Russia has a naval base in Syria.
Are black sea marines an elite group or something? I keep seeing references to ‘black sea marines’ like they’re something special.
How is it that Putin and Obama aren't riding a bicycle built for two?
I thought us selling out the Poles and Czechs was going to but some god will.
I feel like I need a shower/s
Obama seems very displeased with Puttie...So,I am conflicted.
I don’t know about elite, but I would imagine they share much of the same duties that the United States’ Marine Expeditionary Units share; large, re-enforced force with much more training at the company level (Next “layer” up would be a MEU-SOC; very nasty force to have pissed at you.)
An interesting qualifier: while retaining the country's current boundaries. The Russians think the boundaries of Syria are in play? How so? A Kurdish state, to include the Kurdish areas of Iraq and Turkey, with access to the sea through the Kurdish area of Syria?
This was to be another victory for the moslem brotherhood (egypt, libya, and syria), thus zer0 is displeased Putin is standing in the way of who zer0 supports.
It’s a perfectly good opportunity to butt out. Let the Russians have it...they will live to regret it when the chickens come home to roost in Chechnya. It’s too late for the US to exercise influence in that God-forsaken place, so let it boil.
Instead, we should stand ready to help Lebanon. Lebanon will be the primary beneficiary of Syria’s collapse. Lebanon used to be the Riviera of the East Coast of the Med. Now it’s...well, it’s Beirut.
Saw where UK stopped the ship with the helicopters for syria from Russia. Canceled the insurance (on the ship) and utilized this (as excuse) to stop the shipment. One can imagine the diplomatic channels are at the fry point.
You forgot the sarcasm tag.
Could this be a move against Israel?
Calling Joel Rosenberg..... Another one of your books coming to a planet near you...
Time to dust off my Ezekiel commentary and start digging in the Word!
Power will fill a vacuum. Obamugabe has given up on our allies in the Middle East, so the Soviet trained Putin will fill it.
This is huge
Maybe. Coupled with the joint FTX w/Iran, Ivan, and Assad, who knows?
The Bible (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth) have had many prophecies come true, some more than just once. Beware Isiah, and Ezekiel regarding Damascus and Megido.
This positioning of forces for Russia, the training with possible allies, the arab winter, all could be part of the final chapter.
>Are black sea marines an elite group or something?<
They are NOT black — but they have the same DNA that beat the Nazis all the way from Stalingrad to Berlin.
I saw that thread — scary, if it’s true. That’s why Israel was at the top of my mind when I saw this.