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Originally posted by jrmcleod
Originally posted by hmdphantom
reply to post by jrmcleod
The whole issue is just old and they will not attack Syria like they didn't attack Iran.
I will personally guarantee you that the UK, France, US will attack Syria.
This WILL happenedit on 18/11/11 by jrmcleod because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
Personally I strongly doubt Russia is doing this out of the goodness of their hearts
The Moscow Times stated that the sum of Russian exports to Syria was 1.1 billion dollars in 2010, whereas Russian investments in the country amounted to 19.4 billion dollars in 2009. It can therefore be said that Russia has a lot on the line. The Moscow Times quoted Antoine Medrativ, sales manager for Uralmash drilling Co. that orders and export deals “invested in Syria and implemented for 14 years on the ground in Syria have come to a stop, as if they’ve reached a dead end.” He added that the nature of the company’s business necessitates working with people on the ground, dialogue and negotiation but that the current security situation makes that impossible.
Why they shouldn't even consider a joint nuclear project.
When Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was in Damascus recently, he announced the possibility of Russia giving nuclear assistance to Syria. At the joint press conference with Syrian president Bashar Assad he stated that cooperation on atomic energy could get a second chance. At the same time the Russian Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko publicly confirmed rumors related to Moscow's aid to the Syrians in building a nuclear power station.
The move made by the Kremlin should indicate to Washington and the European capitals that Moscow is far from giving up its meddling in the Middle East--a naïve notion circulated in the U.S. capital after Russia agreed to vote for the toothless U.N. sanctions against Iran.
Originally posted by TheMatrixusesYou
In conclusion, the biggest payoff is hold out for as long as you can if not indefinitely on WWIII, because that's where fear can be prolonged. It's the lead up to sex that's the most fun. Not the last couple of seconds.
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 would resist any foreign intervention in the country's civil unrest.
Originally posted by milkyway12
Um ... what are these Russians warship going to do to stop a NATO intervention? Russia is part of NATO.
Unless it drops its membership.
Russian warships wont stop NATO if they want to take Assad out of power.
I guarantee you these warships are being followed by a submarine.edit on 04/30/2011 by milkyway12 because: (no reason given)