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Russian air force to cover the ships if sent to Syria for evacuation of Russian citizens

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posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 02:32 AM
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Russian Air Force ready to provide air cover for ships of the Navy if they are sent to Syria to evacuate the Russians (citizens), said on Saturday the Air Force Deputy Commander, Major-General Vladimir Degrees.
www.ria.ru...




posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 02:52 AM
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They are not evacuating...they are taking strong hold to the only port to the middle east...it's like a thumb in the nose to the states



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 02:53 AM
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Good to hear
I wonder who the main threat is to the boat, Israel, US, pirates or mercenaries?
Its not the first time Israel have invaded and opened fire on a civilian boat before.



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 04:03 AM
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haha could you imagine the whole armada by air and sea sent for the evacuation of peaceful citizens? They are many btw, incl mixed marriages - tens of thousands. But they could be evacuated with civilian aircraft. As it happened from Lebanon and Libya. Perhaps Turkey would not shoot them down while flyover its territory. Turkey is quite wise recently, being dangerously close and on the way of Russia to the Middle East.
So Russia is going to stay in Syria for quite some time. I wonder what's next some general would announce somewhere.
edit on 17-6-2012 by 2012newstart because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 05:04 AM
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Gen. Gradusov, vice-commander of Air Force (translated as "gen. Degrees" by google, sorry), further said:



"Air Force will be ready to perform any task that we will receive by the supreme commander "- he said, answering a question about whether the Russian Air Force is ready to cover the air above Russian warships in case they are sent to Syria for protection and evacuation of Russian citizens there. Gradusov expressed confidence that in the case of a possible escalation of tensions in the area the Russians will not be abandoned to their fate. "Logic dictates that our citizens should be protected, and I am confident that we will not abandon them and provide them with necessary evacuation and removal (from the conflict zone)," - he added.



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 05:36 AM
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putin vs obama.



who said the cccp doesn't exist.


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posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 02:57 PM
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this is not CCCP, this is not possible to happen in CCCP
the election debate between Zhirinovski and Prochorov



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 02:59 PM
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LOL the only port in the middle east? Are you serious? Where do you thinkg the US 5th fleet is stationed? It aint in China!!!



Originally posted by SarnholeOntarable
They are not evacuating...they are taking strong hold to the only port to the middle east...it's like a thumb in the nose to the states



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 03:15 PM
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Communist leader Zyuganov crtisizes the ruling politics of United Russia (Putin)



posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 05:14 AM
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Originally posted by princeofpeace
LOL the only port in the middle east? Are you serious? Where do you thinkg the US 5th fleet is stationed? It aint in China!!!



Originally posted by SarnholeOntarable
They are not evacuating...they are taking strong hold to the only port to the middle east...it's like a thumb in the nose to the states


I understand it "the only port in ME available for Russia". Of course Tartus is not the only port of Mediterranean, we know that. lapsus linguae.
I watch more Russian news on Yandex and they also comment the rescue operation as a possibility. Pretty possible scenario if Russia wants to be there and doesn't have another excuse. There are many thousands of Russian citizens in Syria.

Remember what happened in Georgia months before the war 2008. Russia evacuated all its embassy and other citizens and their families in unprecedented move for any ex-Soviet republic.

It is comparable only to the foreign evacuation from Lebanon before the last Israeli war there. And of course to Libya most recently. If Russia goes to that move, the war afterwards may become pretty ugly. Including chemical wmd or others.



posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 07:50 AM
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RT "Russian warships 'on way to Syria' to defend own citizens" on.rt.com/53ueti

The controversy with the Russian official and semiofficial leaks followed by denouncements followed by yet more leaks, make me think something big is coming, although we are not told exactly and will not be told before it is a done fact. Pretty much the Russian media style in the Fall 2008 preceding the planes and ships to Venezuela. We were surprised by the landing of bombers that was announced only post factum, despite they had 17 hours flight incl. along the US East Coast escorted by US planes. No one informed the public. What if it was the pre-designed start of WW3 and those bombers fired at New York and Washington all of their 24 supersonic cruise missiles? Luckily they landed in Venezuela. Luckily they and the following ships departed the area. "At the end we lucked it out! It was a luck!", said Robert McNamara about the Cuban crisis (vid on youtube). In a similar way, we will be informed of events after they are a done fact in the Middle East. I am not a prophet to say what they might be, several scenarios are equally possible and it might be something not in sight right now. Or not convenient to speak about. The end game is coming quickly.



posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 08:06 AM
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here is the news video from 2008 with pretty good comment connecting the war in Georgia to the bomber and the following ships



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