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

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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: cargo; russia; syria
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To: maggief

Now there’s a ship that needs to hit an advanced Chinese naval mine.


21 posted on 09/06/2013 8:11:19 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: maggief

Either Obama blinks, or he starts WWIII.

I expect him to find a way to blink while pretending that he didn’t.


22 posted on 09/06/2013 8:31:13 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: maggief

Special cargo. Dash cam, super size.


23 posted on 09/06/2013 8:35:48 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: Gaffer

Is that the one that can light up our stealth technology?


24 posted on 09/06/2013 8:38:16 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

No. THe stealth one is the S400 Triumf

http://www.ausairpower.net/APA-S-400-Triumf.html


25 posted on 09/06/2013 9:00:09 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

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.


26 posted on 09/06/2013 9:06:44 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: maggief

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.


27 posted on 09/06/2013 9:10:19 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: catnipman

“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?


28 posted on 09/06/2013 9:18:12 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: carriage_hill

Both


29 posted on 09/06/2013 9:36:38 AM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: maggief

Obama is an idiot. This whole thing is retarded.


30 posted on 09/06/2013 9:59:04 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: maggief

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.


31 posted on 09/06/2013 11:16:48 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: DoughtyOne

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.


32 posted on 09/06/2013 11:18:57 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: maggief

I haven’t felt like this since I was a kid in the 80’s when we worried about Russia 24/7.


33 posted on 09/06/2013 11:19:10 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity; ExNewsExSpook

Thanks; thought it might be.


34 posted on 09/06/2013 11:21:34 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Two movie clips come to mind:

This business will get out of control..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emdzsz_XvfA

If he fires one, I’ll fire one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOll3v55Dmo


35 posted on 09/06/2013 11:26:39 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: newnhdad

Excellent clips. Very appropriate.


36 posted on 09/06/2013 11:33:05 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: maggief
"Russia sends warship with 'special cargo' to Syria"
Russia will test its missile defense against our cruise missiles?



37 posted on 09/06/2013 11:50:18 AM PDT by Democrats hate too much
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To: Gaffer

I bet you’re right.


38 posted on 09/06/2013 11:51:56 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: maggief

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.


39 posted on 09/06/2013 12:09:15 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: BuckeyeTexan; maggief

My spider sense is on high alert also....

I remember the “duck and cover” drills in the mid ‘60s...


40 posted on 09/06/2013 4:21:15 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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