In a move considered aggressive by US and European officials, Russia has sent at least 12 warships to patrol waters near its naval base in Tartous, Syria.
The deployment appears to be a warning to Israeli and Western officials against military intervention in Syria’s bloody civil war, which has now claimed the lives of over 80,000 people.
Russia’s increased presence in the region — which began raising eyebrows in the US three [...]
Russia has started to evacuate Russian citizens and nationals from Syria after sending two planes to deliver humanitarian aid to the war-torn Middle East country.
The planes carried more than 40 tons of humanitarian aid, including food, tents and power generators. And 99 people who wanted to leave Syria have arrived in Moscow on Wednesday morning.
“Our current task is to make registrations for the returned nationals. Then we will send them [...]
Hundreds of supporters swarmed around Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, after he made a speech denouncing the opposition as “puppets of the West”.
Fleet of Russian warships reportedly en route to Syria to head off a Western attack.
Fleet of Russian warships reportedly en route to Syria to head off a Western attack.(TOI).flotilla of five Russian warships laden with hundreds of troops, which is headed toward Syria, is a show of force meant [...]
On Dec. 5, the first American, Dutch and German Patriot missiles landed in Turkey.
Within hours, three Russian warships had put into Syria’s Tartus port – the Novocherkassk and Saratov landing craft and the MB-304 supply vessel. Aboard were 300 marines. And not only fighting men. They also delivered a fearsome weapon for Assad’s army and a game changer in the Syrian conflict: 24 Iskander 9K720 (NATO codenamed SS-26 Stone) cruise [...]
Chemical Weapons and Russian Warships
We reported yesterday:
10,000 U.S. troops – as well as French, British and Nato troops – are amassing off the coast of Syria for a potential invasion
“Anonymous U.S. sources” are claiming that Syria is mixing chemical weapons … but that claim is ridiculous … and could be part of a long-contemplated false flag attack in Syria
War against Syria could lead to WWIII
Here are updates in this quickly-moving situation:
Pentagon officials say that there is no evidence that [...]
Russian warships anchored off the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea to prepare the evacuation of Russians in the area, should the conflict in Gaza escalate, The Voice of Russia quoted a Russian Navy Command source on Friday.
“The detachment of combat ships of the Black Sea Fleet, including the Guards missile cruiser Moskva, the patrol ship Smetliviy, large landing ships Novocherkassk and Saratov, the sea tug MB-304 and the big [...]
The Democratic Party’s national convention in Charlotte, N.C., may have doubled down on insulting the U.S. military community.
The Democratic National Committee has already apologized for using a photo of four Soviet-era Russian warships in a giant stage backdrop intended to illustrate the party’s support for military personnel and veterans.
That huge image, visible in the Time Warner Cable Arena during speeches by Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry and retired Admiral John B. Nathman, also depicted [...]
An Israeli military strike on Iran may be just weeks or at most a couple of months away,” a former Israeli intelligence chief said Friday, while stressing that he personally did not think the time was right for an Israeli attack.
“It seems to me,” said Aharon Zeevi Farkash, former head of Military Intelligence in the IDF, “that [an Israeli attack] could come in the near future… that is, weeks or [...]
Russian, Western and Arab forces were piling up on Syrian borders Wednesday, July 25, bringing closer a war confrontation which could spur the Assad regime into making good on its threat to use chemical weapons against “external aggression.”
Based on this reading, Moscow added its voice Tuesday to that of US President Obama and warned Bashar Assad against using chemical weapons in view of “its commitments under the international convention it [...]
Russian warships dispatched to Syria: Report
Russia has reportedly sent a naval flotilla led by destroyer-class warship Smetlivy to Syrian Mediterranean port of Tartous on a training mission.
According to Russian military sources, the flotilla, including two destroyers and three amphibious landing vessels, started their mission from the Russia’s Arctic port of Severomorsk to Tartus.
Russia’s Interfax news agency quoted a military source as saying that the ships’ mission had nothing to do [...]
A Russian naval task force will perform combat training missions in the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, the Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.
The task force comprises warships from Russia’s Northern, Baltic and Black Sea Fleets, a ministry official told RIA Novosti.
“The ships are headed toward the northern Atlantic,” he said.
‘Foreign policy does not imply isolationism’ – Putin
In an address to Russia’s diplomat corps, President Vladimir Putin touched upon [...]
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3 Russian warship file paperwork to transit into Med next week maybe on their way to #Syria
WASHINGTON — A Pentagon official says the U.S. believes that three Russian ships carrying supplies and possibly personnel are now preparing to depart for Syria.
Capt. John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesman, says the U.S. has no reason to believe the supplies are headed anywhere other than Russia’s naval base in the Syrian port [...]
Russia warns Turkey, NATO against military action Syrian army on second highest alert after downing of aircraft
Russia has sent a backdoor warning to Turkey and NATO that Moscow will not tolerate any military action against Syria in response to the downing of a Turkish aircraft on Friday, according to a Syrian government source.
The source told WND the Syrian military is on its second-highest alert as Turkey announced yesterday it will discuss [...]
Russia has announced it is readying two warships to sail to Syria to protect Russian citizens, in a sign that it is taking precautions against a worsening of the security situation there.
A spokesman for Russia’s Black Sea fleet, Vyacheslav Trukhachev, told Russia’s Interfax news agency the mission would be undertaken “in case of necessity” and his comments appeared designed to clarify speculation that warships had already set sail for Syria. [...]
A clear message by the new Anti-west elite ( Russia,China,Syria )
TEHRAN, June 16 (MNA) – An informed source has announced that Iran, Russia, China, and Syria plan to stage a joint war game in Syria in the near future, the Persian service of the Fars News Agency reported on Monday.
90,000 forces from the four countries will be involved in the war game, the informed source said.
No official from the countries [...]
Given the worsening crisis in Syria, the Nezavisimaya Gazeta newspaper reported that the Russian army is apparently being prepared for a mission in Syria. Citing anonymous sources in the military leadership, the newspaper said that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the general staff to work out a plan for military operations outside Russia, including in Syria. The units being prepared for an intervention are the 76th Division of airborne forces [...]
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QINGDAO, April 21 (Xinhua) — A Russian naval task force arrived at a naval base in Qingdao of east China’s Shandong province on Saturday for a joint exercise with the Chinese navy next week.
The task force, four warships from Russian navy’s Pacific Fleet and three supply ships, left their home port in Vladivostok on April 15 to join in the war game slated for April 22-27 [...]
Warns it will not tolerate western powers crossing a “red line”
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, November 24, 2011
We now know what those six Russian warships that reportedly entered Syrian territorial waters last week were carrying. Aside from representing a show of strength to discourage NATO powers from launching a military attack, on board were Russian technical experts ready to help Damascus set up a sophisticated missile defense system sold to them [...]
A report Thursday said that Russia has supplied Syria with advanced S-300 missiles, and has sent advisers to help Syria run the system.
Russian warships that have reached waters off Syria in recent days were carrying, among other things, Russian technical advisors who will help the Syrians set up an array of S-300 missiles Damascus has received in recent weeks, a report in the London-based Arabic language Al Quds-Al Arabi said [...]
Moscow in aggressive move to stop another “humanitarian intervention”
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, November 18, 2011
Russian warships have entered Syrian territorial waters in an aggressive move designed to prevent any NATO-led attack on the country under the guise of a “humanitarian intervention”.
“Russian warships are due to arrive at Syrian territorial waters, a Syrian news agency said on Thursday, indicating that the move represented a clear message to the West that Moscow [...]