posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 05:48 PM
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Particularly when the Black Sea fleet is the 911 force Russia would be sending if Putin decided he really DOES care enough about Syria to do
more than drop strong warnings to back off the place.
I think you have garnered the focus of the "exercise".
Despite that Korea is the MSM / ATS focus right now , the situation in the Syrian "Zone" is the one that is moving. Recently the CiA has upped their
participation in the Syrian conflict by directly assisting insurgent and weapons transfers through Jordan.
The Patriot Missile batteries are in place.
The rebels have in fact used chemical weapons (the western Red Line).
Damascus is under direct siege now by the insurgency, which continues to receive fresh fighters and weapons.
American Military personnel have been recalled to duty but aren't saying where thy are going.
Huge distraction in the press and here about some other piss ant non threat country...
Which begs the question why Russia is just now conducting amphibious exercises in the Black Sea (which connects to the Mediterranean and their base at
Tartus on Syria's shoreline).
In my mind that is the best indicator of the real ramp up going on in the world. They would of course have more surveillance and intelligence
gathering networks than we about the buildups in the area around Syria's borders. That they chose the Black Sea to conduct exercises shows they are
readying their posture as well.