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Originally posted by SLAYER69
Nixon bombed the crap out of North Vietnam during the 24/7 Christmas bombings in 71 even with plenty of Russian ships anchored offshore.
Having said that, I find this story dubious at best.
edit on 18-11-2011 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by samsamm9
And In 67 Israel attacked the USS Liberty for hours while a Russia ship was not far from the incident. 2nd line
Originally posted by jcord
reply to post by lonewolf19792000
The NWO has definately taken a turn with Obama. But that is not to say that the old agenda is not still in place. Perhaps we are rounding the bend. And in regard to the Muslim Brotherhood comment you brought up, Mr Erdogan has been the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Turkey...just in case you were not aware that it is bigger than just what the US/NATO has handed them with the phony Arab Spring.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
Assisting in arming a revolution, which if successfull will give Russia a key ally in the Middle East.
It's genius really, they've been looking for key allies in the region for years, maybe even a place to provide security for the rebuilding of the nation. Millitary bases and the ability to anchor off shore in Syrian waters.
That would be a game changer.
Russia and Syria have long been allies, with similar interests in counter-balancing US influence both globally and in the region, and in arms deals. Military cooperation between the two started in 1971 with an agreement to place a naval base in Tartous, according to the Russian News and Information Agency. For years, Moscow has supplied the Syrian army with a full range of weapons and Russia will complete a navy base in Syria's Mediterranean port of Tartous by 2012.
With US standing in the Middle East waning since the war on Iraq, the Syrian uprising has given Russia an additional chance to reassert its influence in the region.
"Russia cares about Syria's stability because of strategic considerations. It cannot allow for further American influence in the region through the UN or other means and hence will step up efforts to solve the Syrian crisis," said Taha Abdul-Wahed, a journalist and expert in Syrian-Russian relations. "There is no way that Russia will agree on an arms embargo, as it risks losing a major importer of Russian arms."
Originally posted by princeofpeace
UMMMMMM....Russian warships have not entered Syrian waters so this thread is predicated on a falsehood.
Originally posted by relpobre000
reply to post by ModernAcademia
I don't think Russia deploying warships to Syria is any more of a coincidence than American troops being deployed to Australia.
Originally posted by antar
reply to post by ModernAcademia
Call me what you will but back during the Bush administration I had an awakening which told me not to worry until Syria is attacked, then and only then would a world war happen which will affect everyone on the planet.
Originally posted by gladtobehere
reply to post by Corruption Exposed
What are "Russian interests" in the area? We're all familiar with the US's "interests": mineral wealth, control of strategically important geography and attacking the so called enemies of Israel.