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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sources: Russian warships in Syrian port - UPI.com

When you consider that it is Israel who is pushing for the U.S. to go to war with Iran, this is not surprising and it is quite welcome as far as i'm concerned.  Russia said they would not allow an attack on Iran.  Now they are stationed in a place where they can fight Israel, the cause of our conflict with Iran, if the U.S. attacks Iran.  Pretty clever really.  And it might just nip any ideas of an October surprise by attacking Iran, in the bud.  I LIKE IT!

TARTUS, Syria, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Ten Russian warships are docked in the Syrian port city of Tartus to the apparent surprise of the Israeli military, military sources say.

The unidentified sources said Israeli military leaders were unaware that Russian had already moved so many vessels into Syrian territory following a Sept. 12 agreement between the two countries, DEBKAfile, a Israeli news Web site, reported Friday.

The military intelligence Web site said the agreement reached between Russian navy commander Adm. Vladimir Wysotsky and Syrian naval commander Gen. Taleb al-Barri allows Russia to use Syrian ports as long-term naval bases.

Rear Adm. Baranov said that the Russian vessels are in Tartus to help widen the harbor to accommodate additional vessels in the future.

Such a potential increased military presence by Russian in Syria has Israeli officials concerned that their nearby country could be forced into a potential international conflict. DEBKAfile said some Israeli officials fear Russia is preparing for a showdown with the United States and NATO regarding the situation in Georgia and the rest of the Caucasus region.

Sources: Russian warships in Syrian port - UPI.com

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