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Russia prepares to send warships to Syria
FT.COM ^ | 06/18/2012 | By Charles Clover in Moscow and Abigail Fielding-Smith in Beirut

Posted on 06/18/2012 4:19:16 PM PDT by RaceBannon

Edited 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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: israel; middleeast; prepares; russia; send; syria; warships
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This is huge

HUGE

1 posted on 06/18/2012 4:19:26 PM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: RaceBannon

To evacuate the WMD the Russians moved to Syria when GWB invaded Iraq


2 posted on 06/18/2012 4:23:58 PM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: RaceBannon

Russia has a naval base in Syria.


3 posted on 06/18/2012 4:24:09 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: RaceBannon

Are black sea marines an elite group or something? I keep seeing references to ‘black sea marines’ like they’re something special.


4 posted on 06/18/2012 4:24:09 PM PDT by Copenhagen Smile
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To: RaceBannon
What happened to the “reset” button?

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

5 posted on 06/18/2012 4:27:44 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: RaceBannon

Obama seems very displeased with Puttie...So,I am conflicted.


6 posted on 06/18/2012 4:31:53 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Copenhagen Smile

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.)


7 posted on 06/18/2012 4:35:12 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: RaceBannon
To remove the WMDs that Saddam didn't have and that weren't moved to Syria in the runup to the Iraq war?

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?

8 posted on 06/18/2012 4:42:43 PM PDT by omega4412
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To: Leep
Obama seems very displeased with Puttie

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.

9 posted on 06/18/2012 4:43:11 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: RaceBannon

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.


10 posted on 06/18/2012 4:45:41 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: RaceBannon

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.


11 posted on 06/18/2012 4:48:38 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: silverleaf

You forgot the sarcasm tag.


12 posted on 06/18/2012 5:01:41 PM PDT by Decombobulator
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To: Decombobulator
John Batchelor was just on Larry Kudlow....Russia is sending everything to defend Assad....troops special forces.....Russia got took by Obama in Libya..,.will not happen this time..big trouble for Obama
13 posted on 06/18/2012 5:12:15 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: RaceBannon

Could this be a move against Israel?


14 posted on 06/18/2012 5:18:15 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: RaceBannon

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!


15 posted on 06/18/2012 5:21:56 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Under Romney's Governorship, MA. was the birthplace of gay marriage & socialized medicine in America)
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To: RaceBannon

Power will fill a vacuum. Obamugabe has given up on our allies in the Middle East, so the Soviet trained Putin will fill it.

Obamafailure.


16 posted on 06/18/2012 5:23:07 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: PastorBooks
An iranian news source stated today that there were to be joint military exercises between syria, iran, russian and china in syria later this year. A link was on the main board earlier. Could be misinformation, could be an attack on islamists (in syria - which is doubtful), or could be the real thing. Unknown at this point. Source cannot be trusted. Source being iran news source.
17 posted on 06/18/2012 5:31:51 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: RaceBannon
Good evening, I hope you are doing well.

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.

Maybe not?

5.56mm

18 posted on 06/18/2012 5:39:54 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Copenhagen Smile

>Are black sea marines an elite group or something?<

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They are NOT black — but they have the same DNA that beat the Nazis all the way from Stalingrad to Berlin.


19 posted on 06/18/2012 5:54:42 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: no-to-illegals

I saw that thread — scary, if it’s true. That’s why Israel was at the top of my mind when I saw this.


20 posted on 06/18/2012 5:55:18 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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