Skip to comments.Russia sends warship with 'special cargo' to Syria
Posted on 09/06/2013 5:36:47 AM PDT 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.
The large landing ship Nikolai Filchenkov will on Friday leave the Ukrainian port city of Sevastopol for the Russian Black Sea port of Novorossiisk, from where it will head to Syria's coast, the Interfax news agency quoted a source from the Saint Petersburg-based central naval command as saying.
"The ship will make call in Novorossiisk, where it will take on board special cargo and set off for the designated area of its combat duty in the eastern Mediterranean," the source said.
The source did not specify the nature of the cargo.
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A full up S-300 PMU Missile System with crew I’ll bet.
That’s my guess too.
Obama’s not afraid. He’s a former community advisor you know? with multiple tours in some of the blackest neighborhoods in Chicago. And he did personally rip Osama Bin Laden’s head off and spit down his neck. Syria will be a walk in the park for him. even with Russian antiship/aircraft weapons deployed.
Russian ships heads for Syria raising fears of larger conflict
The Russian step raises fears of a larger regional conflict if the US orders a military strike against Syria
AP , Friday 6 Sep 2013
Russian warships cross Bosphorus, en route to Syria
AFP ^ | September 5, 2013
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.
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Can they shoot down cruise missiles, or just planes?
Mainly for long range acquisition and tracking of airplanes, under some circumstances probably stealth too.
CMs would be low altitude and wouldn’t pop up on the radar until in horizon range which is <10 miles... so probably not an S-300 would get one. But there are others like an SRAD SA-15 that might.
The point of the S-300 is that with two, three maybe 4 systems, they could blanket the parts of Syria we’d likely attack (each covering a 300 km circle). It is a plane killer and a very good one. We would not get through unscathed.
Thanks; that’s kinda what I was thinking might be happening. This isn’t going to go or end well, in any scenario contemplated by 0muslim&Co. I pray for our Military that we don’t have to waste any more lives in that stinking ME hellhole.
Obama has played this just right.
Now it will look to the world like Russia moved in and we blinked.
That Obama, he certainly is a crafty son of a bitch.
If there’s a way to diminish U. S. prestige, Bath-house Barry will find it.
Patriot can shoot down cruise missiles if cued from and airborne radar.
Yeah...it was a software upgrade to a generation old radar.
It is not a very capable radar, IMO. Because of the type phase shifters they use, it is not capable of using the same settings on transmit and receive, thus no Pulse-Doppler capability...a big drawback.
Sun Tzu Goes To War:
"Secret operations are essential in war; upon them the army relies to make its every move."
Barack Obama Goes To War:
What if its nuclear?
I’m guessing it’s not bananas.
One day we’re going to wake up to that in our backyard.
Wouldn’t be the first time Russian personnel engaged and fired on our aircraft in conflict.
Probably not matryoshka, either.
Putin: Syria chemical attack is rebels’ provocation in hope of intervention
Published time: September 06, 2013 13:29
Russia will help Syria in the event of a military strike, Putin stressed as he responded to a reporters question at the summit.
Will we help Syria? We will. And we are already helping, we send arms, we cooperate in the economics sphere, we hope to expand our cooperation in the humanitarian sphere, which includes sending humanitarian aid to support those people the civilians who have found themselves in a very dire situation in this country, Putin said.
Both...the Russian system is one of the best in the world.
Now there’s a ship that needs to hit an advanced Chinese naval mine.
Either Obama blinks, or he starts WWIII.
I expect him to find a way to blink while pretending that he didn’t.
Special cargo. Dash cam, super size.
Is that the one that can light up our stealth technology?
No. THe stealth one is the S400 Triumf
I think it’s claiming it can kill ballistic, cruise, and stealth. If so, and if that’s what they’re bringing to the party, then they are serious.
While Putin probably want’s everybody to think there’s something particularly big and bad aboard, it’s probably just a boat load of popcorn to resupply dwindling stocks. While he’s at it, it’d help if he would send a boat load to the U.S. as well.
“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.”
I guess it isn’t bacon?
Obama is an idiot. This whole thing is retarded.
Not good. Not good at all. Too many ships in the Med from multiple countries watching the Syrian civil war makes for itchy trigger fingers. Unintended actions could start WWIII.
From an anti American perspective he really can’t go wrong here. Either he starts a serious conflict by assisting known terrorists, getting American kids killed and spending a lot of money and equipment our military really doesn’t have OR he blinks and our prestige is wrecked in the world’s eyes.
I haven’t felt like this since I was a kid in the 80’s when we worried about Russia 24/7.
Thanks; thought it might be.
Two movie clips come to mind:
This business will get out of control..
If he fires one, I’ll fire one.
Excellent clips. Very appropriate.
I bet you’re right.
Thank you American voters for giving us BHO. Here’s hoping the planet doesn’t heat up for ya too much in the near future and you get that free birth control, although you may not need it.
My spider sense is on high alert also....
I remember the “duck and cover” drills in the mid ‘60s...
President, President, Prime Minister, President, Putin only cares about the last military base outside of Russia, Tartus, in Syria.
He doesn’t care about anyone’s politics. He’d be Barry’s new boytoy if it got him what he wanted.
As a Muslim terrorist, Obama and his insane Muzzies want the west to destroy themselves so they can pick up the pieces and rule the world.
Hussein Obama is sure Americans are fool enough to let it happen.
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