Skip to comments.Russia evacuates Tartus, also military, diplomatic personnel from Syria. High war alert in Israel
Posted on 06/27/2013 6:19:52 AM PDT by Daffynition
Shortly after the DEBKA aired a special video on the Syrian wars 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 governments National Security Council into session in Downing Street on Syria.
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If true, that explains why Russia was looking to Cyprus.
Is DEBKA a credible source?
However, if Russia did pull-out .....
The Russians always align themselves with losers then evacuate once it looks like war.
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.
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)...
Question would be compared to whom? CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and Media Matters? Then Yes!
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It didn’t seem that way in Kosovo. Three Russians have up an ally to the West. I bet Syria isn’t far behind.