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Russian warships enroute to Syria
Gulf News ^ | Sep 5, 2013

Posted on 09/05/2013 4:13:57 PM PDT by KeyLargo

Russian warships enroute to Syria

Russia has kept a constant presence of four warships in the eastern Mediterranean coast

AFP Published: 18:47 September 5, 2013 Gulf News

Istanbul: Three Russian warships crossed Turkey’s Bosphorus Strait Thursday en route to the eastern Mediterranean, near the Syrian coast, amid concern in the region over potential US-led strikes in response to the Damascus regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons.

The SSV-201 intelligence ship Priazovye, accompanied by the two landing ships Minsk and Novocherkassk passed through the Bosphorus known as the Istanbul strait that separates Asia from Europe, an AFP photographer reported. The Priazovye on Sunday started its voyage from its home port of Sevastopol in Ukraine “to the appointed region of military service in the eastern Mediterranean,” a military official told the Interfax news agency.

Russia, a key ally of Damascus, has kept a constant presence of around four warships in the eastern Mediterranean in the Syrian crisis, rotating them every few months.

It also has a naval base in the Syrian port of Tartus whose origins date back to Moscow’s close relationship with Damascus under the Soviet Union.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: military; russia; syria; warships

1 posted on 09/05/2013 4:13:57 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Here we go..............


2 posted on 09/05/2013 4:15:01 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: KeyLargo

Missiles launched in Mediterranean towards Syrian coast, claims Russian defence ministry
Russia has claimed that its missile early warning system has detected the launch of two missiles from the central part of the Mediterranean Sea fired towards the Sea’s eastern coastline.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10282788/Missiles-launched-in-Mediterranean-towards-Syrian-coast-claims-Russian-defence-ministry.html


3 posted on 09/05/2013 4:15:16 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: elkfersupper
Syria Putin warns Russia could come to Syria's aid over US strike
4 posted on 09/05/2013 4:18:20 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

That was the test of the Arrow III system by the Israelis, wasn’t it?


5 posted on 09/05/2013 4:20:03 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: KeyLargo

Can’t they just hitch with the Chicoms?


6 posted on 09/05/2013 4:24:27 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: KeyLargo

Imagine how interesting this could get if the Ruskies have the capability to knock down freshly launched Tomahawks with ships positioned between US ships and the coast?

After all - Tomahawks are not that fast.


7 posted on 09/05/2013 4:25:20 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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To: KeyLargo

Russia has plenty of time to get some of it’s new toys in place. GPS jammers, some of the new counter-Drone electronics, their own UCAV’s, all the goodies they have been said to be working on.

Don’t forget that the drone that was downed in Iran gave the Russians and Chinese lots of good intel to create counter-measures with.


8 posted on 09/05/2013 4:27:06 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: KeyLargo
Wonder if anyone is using underwater drones that mimic Russian subs.

Imagine being in command of a US Destroyer and getting false readings of Ivan surrounding you.

The homo moslem CIC is pathetic.

Saab — yes, Saab — has built an amphibious drone meant to keep submarine crews on their toes.

The Saab AUV62 is a highly sophisticated autonomous underwater vehicle that mimics a submarine, allowing navies to train for anti-submarine warfare as realistically as possible without blowing up expensive submarines.

Though it’s an unmanned vehicle, the AUV62′s unique acoustic payload means it will show up on sonar screens as an enemy sub. It’s essentially the underwater equivalent of skeet shooting, except with torpedoes.

According to Saab, the battery-powered AUV62 can either be preprogrammed to follow a particular underwater route, using collision detection to avoid other vessels, or a remote operator can control it using either a radio or acoustic link. It can travel at speeds as fast as 20 knots, and it can descend to more than 1,640 feet below the surface. It’s possible to launch the AUV62 from the shore, from a submarine, or from a ship — as shown above.

Though several military customers have already ordered AUV62s for anti-submarine target practice, the undersea Saab has abilities other than getting blasted out of the water during training missions. Depending on how it’s configured, it can be used for minesweeping and reconnaissance. The Swedish military has already deployed the AUV62 for such purposes

- See more at: http://auvac.org/community-information/community-news/view/2084#sthash.oyM16e7o.dpuf

9 posted on 09/05/2013 4:28:51 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Rome2000

bttt


10 posted on 09/05/2013 4:31:15 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: KeyLargo

11 posted on 09/05/2013 4:33:20 PM PDT by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Iron Munro

The Kirovs carry twelve octuple S-300F launchers with 96 missiles, and a pair of Osa-MA batteries with 20 missiles each.

If “Peter The Great” is in the area, she has the new Russian Anti-ballistic missile, as well.


12 posted on 09/05/2013 4:33:28 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Eaker

like....


13 posted on 09/05/2013 4:34:11 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: elkfersupper
Let us see. Russian warships, Chinese warships and American warships all in close proximity to a country involved in a civil war. Warnings have been given by Russia and China for us not to bomb Syria. The Clown has threatened to bomb Syria despite the warnings.

Add to the above explosive mix the fact our nations Commander in Chief is an intellectual midget with poor impulse control and a creature of corrupt propensities. His administration is loaded with Equal Opportunity Advisers, corrupt political hacks and in Kerry's case a treasonous disposition. Congress is threatening to veto the Imbecile's wishes and the public quite properly wants America to stay out of Syria. Thus we have divided counsels. In addition who trusts the foul bast*rds that compose Congress anyway. I think a real mess may be coming up.

14 posted on 09/05/2013 4:34:52 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Iron Munro

Obama will sit with his political advisors to see if there is any upside to his fragile ego if he escalates this to war. If not he’ll run like the transgender queen he is. Otherwise he’ll start WWIII along with all his 60’s peacenik advisors. 200,000,000 will die in that region. Someone will set off a nuke and there will be a chain reaction.


15 posted on 09/05/2013 4:39:44 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
News World news Syria

Patrick Wintour in Saint Petersburg theguardian.com, Thursday 5 September 2013 08.51 EDT

Syria crisis: China joins Russia in opposing military strikes

Chinese intervention comes as leaders gather for G20 summit hosted by Vladimir Putin, who has threatened to send a missile shield to Syria if US launches attack without UN backing

Via: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/05/syria-china-russia-opposing-military-strikes

16 posted on 09/05/2013 4:44:22 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
Syria: file it under, "It seemed like a good idea at the time."


17 posted on 09/05/2013 4:44:33 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: liberty or death
REPORT: CHINA SENDS WARSHIPS TO COAST OF SYRIA Part of channel(s): Syria (current event)

China has reportedly sent warships to the coast of Syria to “observe” the actions of US and Russian ships as tensions build in preparation for a potential military strike on Syria which could come as soon as next week.

According to the Russian news outlet Telegrafist.org, the People’s Liberation Army dispatched the Jinggangshan amphibious dock landing ship and the vessel was seen passing through the Red Sea towards the Suez Canal, the waterway in Egypt that leads to the Mediterranean Sea and waters off the coast of Israel, Lebanon and Syria.

According to the report, the ship has not been sent to engage in any aggressive actions but is merely there to “observe” the actions of Russian and US warships. However, the Jinggangshan is equipped for combat, is armed with missiles, and was utilized as part of a “show of force” in maneuvers aimed at defending the South China Sea earlier this year.

The report states that additional PLA warships have also been sent to the region but that their identity is unknown. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=003_1378409479

18 posted on 09/05/2013 4:48:18 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: elkfersupper

Stop worrying and learn to love the bomb.
DC wants to start WW3.


19 posted on 09/05/2013 4:49:16 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Stop Worrying And Just Learn To Love The Bomb!)
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To: KeyLargo
What a laughable drama queen our POTUS. You just know he practices making these faces in the mirror everyday. No substance at all.


20 posted on 09/05/2013 4:52:24 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: KeyLargo

Even though this launch was a test, is it wise to be poking the Bear and the Dragon? This could get out of control real fast. Prayers for our men and ladies in the Med, we have a madman on the US trigger.


21 posted on 09/05/2013 5:28:50 PM PDT by eak3
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To: KeyLargo
Ground to a Halt (Research shows: Suicide-bombers Communists, not Islamists
New York Times ^ | August 3, 2006 | ROBERT PAPE

Posted on Wed Aug 9 01:23:46 2006 by GodGunsGuts

...

In writing my book on suicide attackers, I had researchers scour Lebanese sources to collect martyr videos, pictures and testimonials and the biographies of the Hezbollah bombers. Of the 41, we identified the names, birth places and other personal data for 38. Shockingly, only eight were Islamic fundamentalists. Twenty-seven were from leftist political groups like the Lebanese Communist Party and the Arab Socialist Union. Three were Christians, including a female high-school teacher with a college degree. All were born in Lebanon.

...

Robert A. Pape, a professor of political science at the University of Chicago, is the author of “Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism.”



Iran is also communist, by the way (everything state-owned and much of it doled out to the families of clerics). I posted hundreds of articles on Iran and the need to take care of business there a long time ago, but anti-American, pecuniary, international socialist interests here threw trash in threads at nearly every article. Iran continues to build nuclear weapons.

22 posted on 09/05/2013 6:09:52 PM PDT by familyop
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To: KeyLargo

Our country is run by Captain Bligh. Any Fletcher Christians out there?


23 posted on 09/05/2013 6:10:49 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: KeyLargo
"Russia has claimed that its missile early warning system has detected the launch of two missiles from the central part of the Mediterranean Sea..."

They were only practice missiles launched by the U.S.A. and Israel. The Russians thought the launches were for a more serious purpose but cowered, did nothing about it and publicly complained.


24 posted on 09/05/2013 6:15:34 PM PDT by familyop
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To: KeyLargo
Russia to be neutral in possible Iran-US armed conflict
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1618125/posts

China will stay out of it, too. We have twice the carrier groups needed to take both nations.

Writing on the wall for Iran [Even the UAE and China agree.]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1616282/posts

Chinese official holds nuclear talks with Iran - report
http://www.forbes.com/home/feeds/afx/2006/04/16/afx2672672.html


25 posted on 09/05/2013 6:26:33 PM PDT by familyop
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

if it looks like real hostilities with Russia, Kerry’s first instinct will be surrender. He might offer up the US abandoning our ally Georgia or even more in order to placate them.


26 posted on 09/05/2013 6:54:38 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: tcrlaf

It was “leaked” to ABC News that the plan actually includes strikes from the air. I wonder if this isnt’ obama ratching it up a notch to get more congress people to vote “no”.

He can also say congress took too long and now it’s too late for the eliment of surprise. I wouldn’t be surprised a bit.


27 posted on 09/05/2013 7:50:55 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: tcrlaf
The Kirovs carry twelve octuple S-300F launchers with 96 missiles, and a pair of Osa-MA batteries with 20 missiles each.

If “Peter The Great” is in the area, she has the new Russian Anti-ballistic missile, as well.

Imagine what that capability coud do to Barack "Napoleon" Obama's ego.

I just pray he doesn't get more US military killed needlessly just to build some more false esteem for himself.


28 posted on 09/06/2013 5:59:56 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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To: KeyLargo

GIRLY-MAN CAUSED DISATER

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano decided that a terrorist attack is not a terrorist attack.

It is really just a “Man Caused Disaster.”

It looks like what we will soon witness in the Mediterranean is a “Girly-Man Caused Disaster.”


29 posted on 09/06/2013 6:07:46 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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To: familyop

BEIJING | Fri Sep 6, 2013 8:36am EDT

(Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping told his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama on Friday that the crisis in Syria should not be resolved through a military strike and urged him to consider a political solution, state news agency Xinhua said.


30 posted on 09/06/2013 7:08:38 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: familyop

BREAKING: Russia will help Syria in case of foreign military assault - Putin
RT ^ | September 6, 2013

Posted on Friday, September 06, 2013 8:51:23 AM by maggief
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3063376/posts

Stocks fall sharply on reported Putin comments
Marketwatch ^ | Friday September 6, 2013

Posted on Friday, September 06, 2013 9:06:59 AM by Bigtigermike

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks erased Friday gains, with the major indexes down about 0.5%, after Russia’s president reportedly said his nation would help Syria if that nation were attacked

(Excerpt) Read more at marketwatch.com ...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3063382/posts

Russia sends warship with ‘special cargo’ to Syria
AFP ^ | September 6, 2013

Posted on Friday, September 06, 2013 7:36:47 AM by maggief

MOSCOW — A Russian warship carrying “special cargo” will be dispatched toward Syria, a navy source said on Friday, as the Kremlin beefs up its presence in the region ahead of possible US strikes against the Damascus regime.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3063336/posts


31 posted on 09/06/2013 7:12:46 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: tcrlaf

Peter the Great is in the Arctic. Part of the East Arctic Task Group.

http://en.rian.ru/military_news/20130903/183142070.html


32 posted on 09/08/2013 6:57:46 AM PDT by Tommyjo
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To: KeyLargo

Have they? Infowars is notorious for getting things very, very wrong. I notice no mention from infowars on why these Chinese Ships are in the region or the identity of all of them? This is very easy to find and shows that infowars is only going for the sensationalist headline. The Chinese Navy vessels are part of the international anti-piracy mission off Somalia, Gulf of Aden and Red Sea. They are simply relying on a sighting in the Red Sea that simply could be part of a convoy escort or convoy escort pick up?

The current vessels on the anti-piracy mission.

http://eng.mod.gov.cn/Database/MOOTW/2013-08/09/content_4461311.htm

The Task Force that they relieved heading home.

http://eng.mod.gov.cn/DefenseNews/2013-09/06/content_4464443.htm

Last year one of the Chinese vessels of the then anti-piracy task force visited Israel on a goodwill visit.


33 posted on 09/08/2013 7:05:04 AM PDT by Tommyjo
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To: Tommyjo

Well I guess that would not believe Israel news either.

War Games

Chinese destroyer enters Mediterranean via Suez

Warship crosses through Suez Canal into Mediterranean Sea, possibly en route to Syrian coast for naval maneuvers

Roi Kais
Published: 07.29.12, 19:07 / Israel News

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4261923,00.html

China has reportedly sent its “Jinggangshan” amphibious dock landing ship to the coast of Syria. In case this information is confirmed, it will offer proof that China has changed its attitude towards the local conflicts with the involvement of the US. It is possible that soon China will start, like Russia, using its warships to demonstrate its presence in the given region or for the allocation of political support, or for supplying necessary items to its allies which are subjected to pressure from the West, expert with the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies Vasily Kashin says.
Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/2013_09_09/Will-China-send-its-warships-to-Syrian-coast-2751/

http://voiceofrussia.com/2013_09_09/Will-China-send-its-warships-to-Syrian-coast-2751/


34 posted on 09/09/2013 5:59:34 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

That Israeli news report is from last year. This was when the off going Chinese anti-piracy task force made good will visits to Black Sea ports and even Israel.

Simply because Chinese Navy vessel Jinggangshan was seen in the Red Sea it was assumed that it was going to pass through the Suez Canal. The Chinese vessels are part of the international anti-piracy patrols. They escort convoys transiting the Red Sea/Gulf of Aden and Horn of Africa and have been doing so since 2008.

See image of Jinggangshan on September 11th exercising in the Gulf of Aden.

‘Chinese special troop soldiers of the 15th convoy fleet walk to a helicopter during a shooting training on the Jinggangshan vessel in the Gulf of Aden, on Sept. 11, 2013.’

http://eimg.mod.gov.cn/Photos/attachement/jpg/site22/20130912/14111162e6344654420199.jpg

http://eng.mod.gov.cn/Photos/2013-09/12/content_4465442.htm

The supply and replenishment vessel assigned to the anti-piracy task force was recently in port in Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea.

http://eng.mod.gov.cn/Photos/2013-09/16/content_4466393.htm

‘Chinese navy escort taskforce starts mission at Gulf of Aden’

http://eng.mod.gov.cn/HomePicture/2013-08/27/content_4463618.htm

It is an example of how conspiracy based websites get it so wrong. They didn’t have a clue on why Chinese warships are stationed in the region in the first place and simply jumped to the completely wrong conclusion. You could argue with them until you are blue in the face but they will still believe that the Chinese Navy are now actively patrolling the Eastern Mediterranean.


35 posted on 09/19/2013 3:59:53 AM PDT by Tommyjo
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To: KeyLargo

This is further info that shows your link is from 2012.

Images of the Chinese warships in Israel during 2012 visit.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/158898#.Ujrc5casiSo

http://www.china-defense-mashup.com/pla-navy-11th-naval-escort-taskforce-returns-home-after-visiting-israel.html

‘On the morning of July 27, local time, the naval ship formation composed of the “Qingdao” warship, “Yantai” warship and the “Weishan Lake” supply ship of the 11th Chinese naval escort taskforce of the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) sailed into the Suez Canal of Egypt.’

http://eng.mod.gov.cn/Photos/2012-07/30/content_4387832.htm

http://eng.mod.gov.cn/Photos/2012-07/30/content_4387832_2.htm

If Chinese Navy vessels had recently entered the Suez Canal and passed into the Mediterranean then it would have been all over Egyptian and Israeli press just like every other time and the same goes for Iranian Navy.


36 posted on 09/19/2013 4:19:16 AM PDT by Tommyjo
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To: KeyLargo

Further proof that the Chinese warship Jinggangshan didn’t enter the Mediterranean as reported in the article.

See video at following link. The Jinggangshan as part of the 15th anti-piracy task force is now exercising with the US Navy in the Gulf of Aden.

http://eng.mod.gov.cn/Video/2013-09/12/content_4465450.htm


37 posted on 09/21/2013 7:10:11 AM PDT by Tommyjo
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To: tcrlaf
Peter the Great is now in the Mediterranean.

From Google translation.

'Nuclear cruiser "Peter the Great", was released in the Mediterranean Sea Heavy nuclear missile cruiser (TARKR) of the Northern Fleet (NF) "Peter the Great" was released through the Strait of Gibraltar into the Mediterranean Sea, told reporters Nov. 1 official representative of SF Captain First Rank Vadim Serga.'

Link

38 posted on 11/02/2013 9:36:11 AM PDT by Tommyjo
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