Skip to comments.Russian military denies plan to send warships
Posted on 08/03/2012 4:32:33 PM PDT by Olog-hai
There were conficting claims yesterday that Russia was to dispatch three warships to the Syrian port of Tartus in an apparent show of support for the regime of president Bashar al-Assad.
A Russian military source was quoted as saying Moscow was sending three ships and up to 360 marines, but a defense ministry spokesman later maintained there were no such plans.
Three Russian news agencies had quoted a source in the Russian general staff as saying the vessels, already in the Mediterranean, would arrive in Tartus this week or early next week with supplies for Russias only permanent warm-water port outside the former Soviet Union.
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Given that the Russians haven’t sent over a tripwire force already, I suspect they’re either (1) not fully invested in Assad’s survival or (2) don’t see his regime falling to the rebels. My bet is on (2). As long as his Russian and Chinese backers can ward off a NATO intervention, Assad will prevail over the rebels.
Assad will prevail over the rebels.
His dad took out 30,000 Palestinians, so he has a good grounding in the fundamentals.