Originally posted by Senduko
reply to post by cheesy
Nah mate, it'l need more then that to really start something. Now say if a ship got attacked, that would be a game changer.
No American ships or planes stationed in the Mediterranean have launched any missiles, US officials told CBS News.
Originally posted by aarys
Ok now msm is reporting the same thing. Could it be one of those Israeli subs trying to spark a bit of retaliation.Can someone show a link for the news on the raptor getting shot down.
Two ballistic "objects" that Russia said were launched toward the eastern coast of the Mediterranean on Tuesday fell into the sea, state-run Russian news agency RIA cited a source in Damascus as saying. Earlier, the state-run news agency RIA quoted the Defense Ministry as saying that Russian radars detected two ballistic "objects" that were fired towards the eastern Mediterranean from the central part of the sea. The Defense Ministry declined immediate comment to Reuters. A ministry official had earlier criticized the United States for deploying warships in the Mediterranean close to Syria. Shortly after the Russian Embassy in Syria said there were no signs of a missile attack or explosions in Damascus, Itar-Tass news agency said. Israel also said on Tuesday it was unaware of any ballistic missile launch being conducted in the eastern Mediterranean. "We are not aware, at this time, of such an event having occurred," a military spokeswoman in Jerusalem said after a Russian news agency reported the launch of two ballistic "objects" from the central part of the sea eastward.
Emerging Stocks Erase Gains After Missile Report; Lira Tumbles By Maria Levitov - Sep 3, 2013 2:43 AM PT Facebook Share Tweet LinkedIn Google +1 0 Comments Print QUEUE Q Emerging-market stocks erased gains with India and Turkey leading losses after RIA Novosti reported the detection of a missile launch in the Mediterranean. Turkey’s lira tumbled and the shekel weakened. Akbank TAS, the Turkish lender part-owned by Citigroup Inc., fell 2 percent, as Turkey’s Borsa Istanbul National 100 Index slid 1.2 percent. India’s S&P BSE Sensex index dropped 4 percent. Russia’s Micex Index added 0.3 percent as crude price rose 0.5 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.2 after Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said he’s confident the country will meet this year’s economic goals.
The MSCI Emerging Markets Index fell 0.1 percent to 937.31 as of 10:40 a.m. in London, its first loss in four days. Russia’s missile tracking system detected the launch of two ballistic rockets in the central Mediterranean, heading toward targets in eastern Mediterranean, Russia’s state-run RIA Novosti reported, citing Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. “The missile spooked the market,” Michael Ganske, head of emerging markets at Rogge Global Partners Plc in London, said by e-mail. “It’s a good indication of what we have to expect in the coming month: a very nervous market.”