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Russian Anti-Terror Troops Arrive in Syria
ABC News ^ | March 19, 2012 | Kirit Radia and Rym Momtaz

Posted on 03/19/2012 12:10:46 PM PDT by C19fan

A Russian military unit has arrived in Syria, according to Russian news reports, a development that a United Nations Security Council source told ABC News was "a bomb" certain to have serious repercussions.

Russia, one of President Bashar al-Assad's strongest allies despite international condemnation of the government's violent crackdown on the country's uprising, has repeatedly blocked the United Nations Security Council's attempts to halt the violence, accusing the U.S. and its allies of trying to start another war.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: assad; condorlegion; iran; isreal; legioncondor; proxywar; russia; syria

1 posted on 03/19/2012 12:10:56 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Restart. Button. Not.


2 posted on 03/19/2012 12:15:28 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: C19fan
Just a guess, but I imagine the Russian military presence in Syria will continue to grow.
3 posted on 03/19/2012 12:18:12 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: C19fan
Russia, one of President Bashar al-Assad's strongest allies despite international condemnation of the government's violent crackdown on the country's uprising, has repeatedly blocked the United Nations Security Council's attempts to halt the violence, accusing the U.S. and its allies of trying to start another war.

Gee, for some reason this is the first I've heard of that little factoid.

When such a charge is leveled, by a foreign power, against a Republican president, you hear about it 24-7. Bette Midler's immortal rendition of From A Distance gets resurrected for back-to-back airplay once again.

4 posted on 03/19/2012 12:19:36 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: C19fan

They —ANYONE— need to secure the chem weapons there and make sure they do not fall into the hands of VERY BAD PEOPLE.

Which is what did happen in Libya...


5 posted on 03/19/2012 12:31:50 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: C19fan

Like I said weeks ago, Obama & Hillary telling everyone that Assad’s regime is coming to an end, is absurd.
As long as Iran & the Rusiians support him, he’s there to stay.


6 posted on 03/19/2012 12:37:16 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Someone explained to them what an S400 can do and its range. This is not Libya.


7 posted on 03/19/2012 12:41:44 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: C19fan

A trip-wire, like US troops in Korea, are.
NATO doesn’t DARE to intervene in Syria with Russian Troops there.

“Humanitarian Bombing!” in another Obama not-a-war War might kill a Russian Soldier, and that would have HUGE repercussions.


8 posted on 03/19/2012 12:42:47 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf
NATO doesn’t DARE to intervene in Syria with Russian Troops there.

Bring back Gen. Wesley Clark.

9 posted on 03/19/2012 1:05:21 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: dirtboy

Spetsnaz meet Muslim Brotherhood. Muslim Brotherhood meet Spetsnaz. Muslim Brotherhood .... Muslim Brotherhood?


10 posted on 03/19/2012 2:10:02 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: C19fan

Now Assad has a group of Russians he can send against his upper echelon or they can wisk him away -either, if need be.

His wife, a former investment banker, already golden parachuted to London.


11 posted on 03/19/2012 3:09:02 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: C19fan

Russians are killing Al Qaeda in Syria. Good hunting spetznaz


12 posted on 03/19/2012 3:53:43 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: tcrlaf
“Humanitarian Bombing!” in another Obama not-a-war War might kill a Russian Soldier, and that would have HUGE repercussions.

More to the point, Russia would have every right to sell Syria first-tier anti-aircraft defenses. What does Obama do when a US plane is shot down over Syria and the pilot is displayed on international TV?

13 posted on 03/19/2012 3:57:56 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: C19fan

Is this good or bad? Because I really do not know that
Russia is worse than muslims.


14 posted on 03/19/2012 4:06:39 PM PDT by jusduat (on the mercy of the Lord alone.)
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To: jusduat; All

Syria is using Stalinist/Putin tacticts to quell a rebellion.


15 posted on 03/19/2012 8:08:43 PM PDT by U-238
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To: sauropod; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Ping


16 posted on 03/19/2012 8:12:42 PM PDT by U-238
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To: F15Eagle

Wowsers. Things are getting interesting to say the least. Russkies picking a fight with Yahweh...dumb, dumb and dumber.


17 posted on 03/19/2012 10:03:20 PM PDT by 444Flyer (~Leaning on the everlasting arms~ (Deuteronomy 33:27) (John 3))
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To: rmlew

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYTfbD4Jezw&has_verified=1

Russian national sport - hunting for bearded apes (jihadis).


18 posted on 03/19/2012 10:54:30 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: 444Flyer

It will be done the hard way.


19 posted on 03/20/2012 12:37:07 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: U-238; Marine_Uncle; SunkenCiv; blam; NormsRevenge; BOBTHENAILER; SierraWasp; Grampa Dave; ...

Maybe they are there just to operate some of the latest stuff Assad bought from the Russkies...but they are there.


20 posted on 03/20/2012 10:48:35 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: C19fan
From the article:

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Now the Russian Black Sea fleet's Iman tanker has arrived in the Syrian port of Tartus on the Mediterranean Sea with an anti-terror squad from the Russian Marines aboard according to the Interfax news agency. The Assad government has insisted it is fighting a terrorist insurgency. The Russian news reports did not elaborate on the Russian troops' mission in Syria or if they are expected to leave the port.

21 posted on 03/20/2012 11:09:05 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

JUst STay Outsda Bekaa Valley.. Could get real hot there .. and soon..


22 posted on 03/20/2012 12:46:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m not going anywhere...just waiting for the earthquakes to march north.


23 posted on 03/20/2012 1:01:19 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’m really surprised the Russians had waited this long to make a move. Of course they have had that port of entry for a long time. It may turn out to be as simple as their interest in protecting their assets at the port and some other facilities. That at least could be viewed as a logical move that does not necessarily threaten anyone other then those that might want to destroy their property.


24 posted on 03/20/2012 1:38:07 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: Marine_Uncle

If the Marines leave the ship that would indicate something....otherwise ...not that big of a deal at present.


25 posted on 03/20/2012 1:54:16 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
And even if they where to leave the ship it still is no big deal. Why can't they have patrols set up to police their areas of the port to protect their assets. I have no problem with that particular type action taken on their port.
Of course we know, :) there will be other things that will take place. Under the proper order, I can envision Syrian forces destroying say a lot of things that might be found in the Beka Valley. Don't want anyone eventually coming in and verifying the type of wmd that where herded out of Iraq as we where invading by the Russians.
26 posted on 03/20/2012 2:05:25 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: F15Eagle

“It will be done the hard way.”

Yep. And it looks like more dogs are a piling on:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4203818,00.html


27 posted on 03/20/2012 2:15:26 PM PDT by 444Flyer (~Leaning on the everlasting arms~ (Deuteronomy 33:27) (John 3))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...
br>Thanks Ernest_at_the_Beach, additional: thanks U-238: sidebars, thanks sukhoi-30mki:
28 posted on 03/20/2012 7:27:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: F15Eagle

Hook, Jaw etc.

“Iran will produce nuclear weapons if attacked: Russia”

http://news.yahoo.com/iran-produce-nuclear-weapons-attacked-russia-174255728.html


29 posted on 03/21/2012 8:38:39 AM PDT by 444Flyer (~Leaning on the everlasting arms~ (Deuteronomy 33:27) (John 3))
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To: 444Flyer

Thanks, will check it out.


30 posted on 03/21/2012 10:39:42 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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