posted on Jul, 14 2012 @ 02:43 PM
Its new departure under a Russian flag will provoke fresh tensions because the Kremlin sent a flotilla of naval ships headed by a destroyer, the
Admiral Chabanenko, to the Mediterranean earlier this week. The flotilla is a short way ahead of the Alaed and is destined to call at Tartus, the
Syrian port where Russia has a naval base.
This time there is no British insurer in the way !!
Putin is a very inteligent man and know damn well how to play chess..
better then Obama and all his staff.
He has been working for the KGB for yrs before his first presidency term
Hilary comments probably helped the decision to return and try to deliver the helicopters under the russian flag
and a fleet of warship that will protect the ship on its way to Syria
On Wednesday, a senior Russian defence official said its navy could be dispatched to ensure the passage of merchant shipping to Syria.
"The fleet will be sent on task to guarantee the safety of our ships, to prevent anyone interfering with them in the event of a blockade," Vyacheslav
Dzirkaln said. "I remind you, there are no limits."
Rosoboronexport, Russia's state arms agency, confirmed in a statement on Friday that the overhauled helicopters were on board the Alaed. It did not
mention the number, but originally there were three, which are thought to be the first deliveries of a larger batch.
Moscow has insisted that it is breaking no laws in delivering the aircraft, which already belonged to Syria but had been serviced in Russia under a
contract signed in 2008. It says the helicopters are in parts and would take three months to assemble.
Russia also accuses the west of hypocrisy, pointing to reports that the CIA is coordinating arms supplies to Syrian rebels via Arab intermediaries.
Members of the Syrian National Council, a coalition of groups opposing Mr al-Assad, said this week during a visit to Moscow they were concerned the
presence of Russian naval ships off Syria could encourage the president to use more violence against civilians.
Helicopter gunships reportedly fired on villagers in Ham province on Thursday, killing as many as 200 people.
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The russian inteligence knows that the US is arming the terrorists in Syria to topple Assad
then its ok to deliver helicopter that are not even armed
Nobody will dare touch the ship until it arrive to Syria
if the US try to intercept it .. they will have 6 russia warships on their arss
edit on 7/14/2012 by Ben81 because: (no reason given)