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Putin: Russia can replace Austria in Golan UN force

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posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 10:55 AM

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia is ready to send peacekeepers to the Golan Heights to replace Austrian forces after Vienna said it would recall its troops from a UN monitoring force due to worsening fighting in Syria.

"We could replace the leaving Austrian contingent in this region on the border between Israeli troops and the Syrian army," Putin told the RIA Novosti news agency.

I'm sure more precaution will be taken by the IDF if Russian troops were floating around these areas.

Who has the final say on whether this will go down? UN as a whole?

posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 11:02 AM
Russia is so far from neutral that they will not be selected to replace any contingent in the Golan.

posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 11:14 AM
What could possibly go wrong with this?

You have to question why Putin would even suggest such an obviously unpopular offer that will never be approved. And let's say for argument sake it is approved and the Russian military is sent there, WHY would Putin want that? If it's a bluff it is one that has no up side if it's called by the UN.
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posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 11:27 AM
reply to post by Carreau

I can see exactly why Putin wants it. It's the same reason the United States has forces in South Korea that even US Command knows won't survive a full blown invasion from the numbers in the north. We aren't supermen and neither are the Russians. They are a tripwire force though, right? If North Korea busts down across the DMZ and obliterates U.S. Commands as they go, they know the full force of hell is coming right behind those loses with the whole might and power of the United States to back it. Without those forces being lost? It's doubtful such radical response could be mustered for support, IMO.

So, with Russia. If they have real uniformed Russian troops outside Tartus as their naval base or other known and fixed positions? Well, attacking Syria becomes FAR more complicated. World news footage of Russian bodies spread all over a position no one knew was held in part by Russian peacekeepers ...would give Putin all he needed to insure the next waves weren't in any way peace minded, and justified to be sent.

I think it's close to Check-Mate when one considers to S-300's that make for Check.

posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 11:34 AM
Russia has gotten Syria to agree to the convention in Geneva. Only the rebels said they would not go and represent themselves but want to continue their push.

This is a smart move by Putin. Russia has established that they desire peace and are neutral in the conflict. They withheld delivery of anti aircraft missiles until the EU suspended their arms embargo.

As viewed upon as somewhat of a supporter of Assad, and representing the UN "peacemakers" army with Russian troops, Putin is acting as a buffer or bridge between Israel, as an ally to both. what better neutral army to have between two hostilities?

posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 11:34 AM
it posted twice, Ive been having trouble with my internet...
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posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 12:52 PM
reply to post by CALGARIAN

the russian presense could delay or prevent israel and it's allies from rash or unwise decisions.

i would see the russians as a stabilizing infuence, the usa and israel will not hesitate to kill a hundred thousand arab muslim, but killing a few dozen russians would be different and propably avoided.

anything that adds restrain in that part of the world is a plus, imo.

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