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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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To: RaceBannon

It was huge when Russia decided to move its Fleet intothe Med several years ago.

Now they are using that fleet to prtoject power in the face of Obama’s weakness in the region.

Putin wins.

Obama loses.

There goes the “Arab Spring” Buahahahahahaha!

The Russians are about to displace any US influence in Egypt, Libya,Syria and Iran.

Thank you so called President Obama. Thank you for THAT hope and Change.


21 posted on 06/18/2012 6:16:45 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: PastorBooks

Pastor, do not know why yet am not worried. Guess my dream (or thought) of Jesus waving the Star and Stripes (Israeli flag) keeps me from going insane.


22 posted on 06/18/2012 6:19:26 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: Anti-Bubba182
Russia has a naval base in Syria.

Correct. Russia sends warships to Syria all the time. Syria is an ally.

23 posted on 06/18/2012 6:30:46 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: no-to-illegals

Yup, the Lord is in control.


24 posted on 06/18/2012 6:45:05 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: Leep
Obama seems very displeased with Puttie...So,I am conflicted

I know how you feel. I was rooting for Col Kadaffi in Libya against my own country a few months ago.

25 posted on 06/18/2012 7:14:26 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: ScreamingFist

Does China have a base in Syria as well?


26 posted on 06/18/2012 7:14:45 PM PDT by RedhairRedhair (I STILL love my (scab made) Toyota)
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To: RaceBannon

We should send a couple of carrier groups to the area. Create a false flag event to get things rolling, sink their ships in ‘retaliation’, and use tactical nukes against their bases in Syria. It would restart the Cold War, boost the economy, and unite a majority of the country in a common purpose with “Communism” as the enemy.

/partial sarc (that WOULD be a little interesting/fun to watch)


27 posted on 06/18/2012 7:27:46 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Hojczyk

Batchelor is a military cluleless hypster.

This whole story consists of people frantically hyping a subject they don’t know anything about.


28 posted on 06/18/2012 8:35:28 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Leep
Hmmm, in light of the Russian cargo vessel stopped near Scotland today (which was carryion MIL attack helicopters to Syria), I wonder if Putin is engineering a way for the boy king to look "Presidential," amd like a great "Leader."

Let's watch and see.

29 posted on 06/18/2012 11:00:40 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Cyber Liberty
"It’s a perfectly good opportunity to butt out. Let the Russians have it..."

Agree, we don't need anymore lives, limbs, or treasure spent on these unappreciative tribal barbarians. Let Russia have Syria. What is the down side?

31 posted on 06/19/2012 4:15:49 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: Candor7
"The Russians are about to displace any US influence in Egypt, Libya,Syria and Iran." Other than Iran, I have no problem with the rest. Let Russia own the, rather than the Islamis cult being uncontrolled. I'm figuring Russia as learn some lessons with its Aftganiscrap situation.

The one thing I learned while being a "cold war" sailor is that Russians (and past Soviets) actually care about there children. That's why MAD worked so well. The Islamists live to die and take their women and children with them. If Russia can stall the 7th century madness of 21st high-tech ability, I say let them, so as not on our dime.

If given open season, I believe Russia will put Iran down, commerce or not. As for China, they won't align with Russia to attack the US, we owe them too much. That's a paranoid falsehood. The world is too economically entertwined. It's all chess, and I see Russia about to check the middle east. Better they die, then our children.

And if Russia or China gets too uppity and powerful, here is a warm thought for you...always think Trident! They are out there an no one knows where, unless Obama wants to "leak" their locations, but then they simply move according the Joint Chiefs. They alone could blow much of the world away. MAD is still the best game in town except for Islamist crazies. Again, let Russia deal with them. I don't want to see one more coffin or prosthetics on our children.

32 posted on 06/19/2012 4:47:36 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: RaceBannon

if it keeps another middle eastern state from being ruled by islamic law??....GO VLAD!


33 posted on 06/19/2012 5:01:16 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: A Navy Vet

Do you truly think we owe the Chinese so much that the possibility of obtaining all US natural resources through an attack is off the table. We have so many assets that I cannot imagine Russia and China not considering it. Seems to be a ripe time to attempt to conquer America... We are divided, broke, militarily weakened. I think our natural resources AND making yourself top global dog, far outweigh any debts we owe China. Russia, China and Iran are not certainly sitting around the table simply discussing Syria.


34 posted on 06/19/2012 5:04:18 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia. 2016 starts today!)
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To: A Navy Vet

I agree with you, assuming that the Russians will stay neatly in that box you describe. IMHO eventually they will control almost all of Europes energy resources and start pulling those chains, which is what this is ALL really about( that is not in the box you described).


35 posted on 06/19/2012 5:32:57 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: RaceBannon

Are all those “Russian citizens” they’re so concerned about, by any chance employees of independent security contractors?


36 posted on 06/19/2012 6:22:13 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: RaceBannon

I smell Gog and Magog coming together very well with the Russian, Syria and Iran coming together in a military alliance. China chomping at the bit to cross the dried up river with the army of 200 million. You can almost hear the footsteps of Jesus. He is right at the door.


37 posted on 06/19/2012 6:46:41 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (Paul said the world would look like in the last days: See Romans 1: 13-32 for the examples.)
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To: no-to-illegals

zer0 is going to be even more displeased when Russia reinforces Syria with enough firepower to make the whole world sit up and take notice. Pootie-poot has had four whole years to manufacture, plan, train, prepare. I thought from the beginning that someone somewhere was going to take advantage of American weakness and ineptitude to redraw some international borders. If I’m right, Russjie is going to come down hard, as in with an iron boot, in the ME and say... deal me in.


38 posted on 06/19/2012 10:36:00 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: omega4412

Not just the Kurdish area but remember the Golan Heights also. The Israelis haven’t annexed it yet but I expect they will if there is a big disruption in Syrian gov’t. But since the Russians lost Ukraine they don’t have their big Black Sea base either——their base in Syria is extremely valuable to them and protecting it against Syrian changes explains most of their actions to this point. Not to mention the money Asshat owes Putin. Ivan is getting sick of arabs welching on their arms debts no doubt.

There are Syrian refugee camps on every border. It wouldn’t be surprising at all if Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq AND Israel all decided to take a piece of Syria——in memory of Attaturk, of course.


39 posted on 06/19/2012 12:55:28 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: 353FMG

Capable bunch no doubt but this time they don’t have an endless supply of American aluminum, locomotives, or Studebaker trucks.


40 posted on 06/19/2012 1:04:16 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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