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US concerned over ship Moscow sent to Syria

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posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 12:25 PM
It sounds like somebody at a Russian company (Westberg ltd.) told somebody else that some Russian ship is carrying dangerous cargo of all things !

Bullets are the cargo they say.

The U.S. State Dept is inquiring of course.

The ship stopped in Cyprus, and said the cargo was not destined for Syria.
(in writing)

A Russian arms dealer is evidently involved ! (Rosoboronexport)

JPost - 01/13/2012 20:56

WASHINGTON - The United States said on Friday it had raised concerns with Moscow over a Russian-operated ship that has arrived in Syria and which sources said contained a cargo of bullets.

"With regard to the ship we have raised our concerns about this both with Russia and with Cyprus, which was the last port of call for the ship, and we are continuing to seek clarification as to what went down here," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.

Source at vessel's St. Petersburg-based firm says ship carrying dangerous cargo.

JSC Rosoboronexport (Russian: OAO Рособоронэкспорт) is the sole state intermediary agency for Russia's exports/imports of defense-related and dual use products, technologies and services. The corporation was set up by a Decree of the President of Russian Federation and is charged with implementation of the policy of the State in the area of military-technical cooperation between Russia and foreign countries.

The official status of Rosoboronexport guarantees the support of the Russian Government in all export operations. The Rosoboronexport State Corporation is exclusively entitled to supply the international market the whole range of Russian armaments officially allowed for export.

Rosoboronexport is ranked among the leading operators in the international arms market. The status of a state intermediary agency provides the corporation with unique opportunities in expanding and strengthening long-term mutually beneficial cooperation with foreign partners.


Maybe more than meets the eye ?

posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 01:42 PM
If it is just bullets that is no big deal.

Only when loaded into a cartridge, with powder and a primer are they dangerous.

Unless they also sent slingshots...

posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 01:47 PM
Russia is free to sell to whoever the wish, the fact the US want regime change in Syria is not Russia's concern, if anything just an opportunity to earn some more money, it is not like America doesn't supply arms to the ME

posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 01:53 PM
Some more whines from "the exceptional and the entitled"... as if anyone was listening!
edit on 14-1-2012 by Brasov because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 01:59 PM
The U.S. can give Israel and Saudi Arabia anything it wants but if they think Russia might be delivering some bullets they start acting like drama queens.

Talk about a bunch of clowns in the White House.

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