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Russia evacuates Tartus, also military, diplomatic personnel from Syria. High war alert in Israel
DEBKA.com ^ | June 26, 2013 | staff reporter

Posted on 06/27/2013 6:19:52 AM PDT by Daffynition

Shortly after the DEBKA aired a special video on the Syrian war’s widening circle, Moscow announced Wednesday June 26, that the evacuation which had begun Friday of all military and diplomatic personnel from Syria was now complete, including the Russian naval base at Tartus.

“Russia decided to withdraw its personnel because of the risks from the conflict in Syria, as well as the fear of an incident involving the Russian military that could have larger consequences,” said a defense ministry official in Moscow. He stressed that a 16-ship naval task force in the eastern Mediterranean remains on post and arms shipments, including anti-air weapons, would continue to the Syrian government in keeping with former contracts.

In another sign of an impending escalation in Syria, the Israeli Golan brigade staged Wednesday an unannounced war maneuver on the Golan, attended by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and top army chiefs. In London, Prime Minister David Cameron called the government’s National Security Council into session in Downing Street on Syria.

(Excerpt) Read more at debka.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: israel; russia; syria; waronterror
USA.....leading from behind. [again]
1 posted on 06/27/2013 6:19:52 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

If true, that explains why Russia was looking to Cyprus.


2 posted on 06/27/2013 6:20:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Daffynition

Is DEBKA a credible source?


3 posted on 06/27/2013 6:24:13 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/956701/posts

However, if Russia did pull-out .....

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Report-Russia-withdraws-army-personnel-from-Syria-317844


4 posted on 06/27/2013 6:30:08 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

The Russians always align themselves with losers then evacuate once it looks like war.


5 posted on 06/27/2013 6:30:51 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Second American Revolution)
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To: Daffynition

If there is a real war alert Russians are usually inserting personnel, not removing. Willing surrender still counts as a felony and treason by their book.


6 posted on 06/27/2013 6:31:16 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: ryan71
Methinks the Russkies are controlling the whole scenario. They're not afraid that their personnel are going to get hurt. They are bringing in S-300 missiles which they know the Israelis will hit as it leaves the port or on lorries.

This is all smoke and mirrors. The Russkies are keeping the Israelis on edge on purpose. “All a game Blythe, all a game” (from Band of Brothers)...

7 posted on 06/27/2013 6:40:17 AM PDT by Netz (Netz)
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To: Fiji Hill

Question would be compared to whom? CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and Media Matters? Then Yes!

http://www.stratfor.com/sample/situation-report/syria-russia-removes-military-personnel-country

I am not a subscriber so I can’t access the article. Headline appears to support Debka. Perhaps someone at Debka subscribes and repackages the info.


8 posted on 06/27/2013 6:45:08 AM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: Fiji Hill
If they are the only ones reporting something they are reliably unreliable. Sometimes they make Globe and National Enquirer look authoritative.
9 posted on 06/27/2013 8:21:32 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: cunning_fish

It didn’t seem that way in Kosovo. Three Russians have up an ally to the West. I bet Syria isn’t far behind.


10 posted on 06/27/2013 4:01:32 PM PDT by Sawdring
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