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Russia is sending two warships to the east Mediterranean, Interfax news agency said on Thursday, but Moscow denied this meant it was beefing up its naval force there as Western powers prepare for military action against Syria.



Interfax quoted a source in the armed forces' general staff as saying Russia, Syria's most powerful ally, was deploying a missile cruiser from the Black Sea Fleet and a large anti-submarine ship from the Northern Fleet in the "coming days".

"The well-known situation now in the eastern Mediterranean required us to make some adjustments to the naval force," the source said in a reference to the events in Syria.

It was not clear when the vessels would arrive but Interfax said the Moskva missile cruiser was currently in the North Atlantic and would set sail in the next few days.

President Vladimir Putin has said the naval presence is needed to protect national security interests and is not a threat to any nation. Russia cooperates with NATO navies against piracy and its ships call at Western ports.

This is not a new group ... but a planned rotation," an highly-placed navy official who was not identified told state-run RIA news agency.....snip~

Russia sends warships to Mediterranean as Syria tension rises



It appears the Russians are looking to up the game.....with some showboating. Do you think this will garner any response from the West? What do you think about Russia acting a warning system and being able to jam things up in an area for Assad? Guess since the Brits, The French and ourselves have sent ships.....Putin didn't want to be left out of the mix.
 

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Russia is sending two warships to the east Mediterranean, Interfax news agency said on Thursday, but Moscow denied this meant it was beefing up its naval force there as Western powers prepare for military action against Syria.



Interfax quoted a source in the armed forces' general staff as saying Russia, Syria's most powerful ally, was deploying a missile cruiser from the Black Sea Fleet and a large anti-submarine ship from the Northern Fleet in the "coming days".

"The well-known situation now in the eastern Mediterranean required us to make some adjustments to the naval force," the source said in a reference to the events in Syria.

It was not clear when the vessels would arrive but Interfax said the Moskva missile cruiser was currently in the North Atlantic and would set sail in the next few days.

President Vladimir Putin has said the naval presence is needed to protect national security interests and is not a threat to any nation. Russia cooperates with NATO navies against piracy and its ships call at Western ports.

This is not a new group ... but a planned rotation," an highly-placed navy official who was not identified told state-run RIA news agency.....snip~

Russia sends warships to Mediterranean as Syria tension rises



It appears the Russians are looking to up the game.....with some showboating. Do you think this will garner any response from the West? What do you think about Russia acting a warning system and being able to jam things up in an area for Assad? Guess since the Brits, The French and ourselves have sent ships.....Putin didn't want to be left out of the mix.



If the Russkis want to join the game and drop a few missiles on Assad they have my permission.
 

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I think the Russian would be shooting those missiles somewhere else, more like the start of WW3 or the Insurgents. . .

If the Russkis want to join the game and drop a few missiles on Assad they have my permission.
 

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If the Russkis want to join the game and drop a few missiles on Assad they have my permission.
Remember Putin is former KGB. If anything, he is looking so somehow embarrass the US (e.g. the President)...
 

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If the Russkis want to join the game and drop a few missiles on Assad they have my permission.
Heya SN. :2wave: How ya doing today? Yeah I am sure many would like to see that. These ships could give Assad Early Warning concerning any cruise missiles fired by us. Or the hapless Brits and French.

I was surprised the French sent their Big Transport ship to the Port of Toulon. I still don't see how they can say that was Normal.

Putin laid this out knowing this would impact politically. Which He did want to get that point across. Do you think it will ratchet up things any?
 

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Russia is sending two warships to the east Mediterranean, Interfax news agency said on Thursday, but Moscow denied this meant it was beefing up its naval force there as Western powers prepare for military action against Syria.



Interfax quoted a source in the armed forces' general staff as saying Russia, Syria's most powerful ally, was deploying a missile cruiser from the Black Sea Fleet and a large anti-submarine ship from the Northern Fleet in the "coming days".

"The well-known situation now in the eastern Mediterranean required us to make some adjustments to the naval force," the source said in a reference to the events in Syria.

It was not clear when the vessels would arrive but Interfax said the Moskva missile cruiser was currently in the North Atlantic and would set sail in the next few days.

President Vladimir Putin has said the naval presence is needed to protect national security interests and is not a threat to any nation. Russia cooperates with NATO navies against piracy and its ships call at Western ports.

This is not a new group ... but a planned rotation," an highly-placed navy official who was not identified told state-run RIA news agency.....snip~

Russia sends warships to Mediterranean as Syria tension rises



It appears the Russians are looking to up the game.....with some showboating. Do you think this will garner any response from the West? What do you think about Russia acting a warning system and being able to jam things up in an area for Assad? Guess since the Brits, The French and ourselves have sent ships.....Putin didn't want to be left out of the mix.
I don't know that they're upping the game. I think they're acting in response to the actions of the USA. We would most certainly do the same if the situations were reversed.
 

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Russia is sending two warships to the east Mediterranean, Interfax news agency said on Thursday, but Moscow denied this meant it was beefing up its naval force there as Western powers prepare for military action against Syria.



Interfax quoted a source in the armed forces' general staff as saying Russia, Syria's most powerful ally, was deploying a missile cruiser from the Black Sea Fleet and a large anti-submarine ship from the Northern Fleet in the "coming days".

"The well-known situation now in the eastern Mediterranean required us to make some adjustments to the naval force," the source said in a reference to the events in Syria.

It was not clear when the vessels would arrive but Interfax said the Moskva missile cruiser was currently in the North Atlantic and would set sail in the next few days.

President Vladimir Putin has said the naval presence is needed to protect national security interests and is not a threat to any nation. Russia cooperates with NATO navies against piracy and its ships call at Western ports.

This is not a new group ... but a planned rotation," an highly-placed navy official who was not identified told state-run RIA news agency.....snip~

Russia sends warships to Mediterranean as Syria tension rises



It appears the Russians are looking to up the game.....with some showboating. Do you think this will garner any response from the West? What do you think about Russia acting a warning system and being able to jam things up in an area for Assad? Guess since the Brits, The French and ourselves have sent ships.....Putin didn't want to be left out of the mix.
Heya SN. :2wave: How ya doing today? Yeah I am sure many would like to see that. These ships could give Assad Early Warning concerning any cruise missiles fired by us. Or the hapless Brits and French.

I was surprised the French sent their Big Transport ship to the Port of Toulon. I still don't see how they can say that was Normal.

Putin laid this out knowing this would impact politically. Which He did want to get that point across. Do you think it will ratchet up things any?



Not a bit.

What's going to happen is going to happen and later we'll talk about it and we'll hear how so and so would have done it, but it won't change a thing.
 

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I don't know that they're upping the game. I think they're acting in response to the actions of the USA. We would most certainly do the same if the situations were reversed.
Hiya Maggie. :2wave: Well....I would note again that these ships can give Advanced warning to Assad. Also nothing has been said about any Russian Subs. Which could already be around the area. They also can jam Cruise Missiles.

Like the Piece states.....Putin made his point. Just by sending the ships into the region.
 

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It usually all boils down to money.
Well, they have the base of Tartus to worry about and also the Med has a lot of oil and natural gas that has yet to be tapped. So those things are at stake for Russia.
 

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and let us not forget who is supplying assad his weaponry. the Russians.
Well lets not forget who is Supplying Terrorists while trying to hope they can look like the good guys.......That would be the US, UK, and the mouth of the Planet, France! ;)
 

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Well lets not forget who is Supplying Terrorists while trying to hope they can look like the good guys.......That would be the US, UK, and the mouth of the Planet, France! ;)
the free syrian army are considered terrorists?
 

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Moskva missile cruiser

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Guided Missile Cruiser "Moskva"

Guided Missile Cruiser "Moskva" - Fact File


Displacement: 9,800 tonnes standard, 11,28 tonnes full load

Length: 186.5 m

Beam: 20.8 m

Draught: 7.6 m

Machinery: COGOG gas turbines, 90,000 hp, 2 shafts

Speed: 32 knots

Range: 6,000 nm at 15 kn

Armament:

16 xSS-N-12 Sandbox Mod SSM,
8 x 8 SA-N-6 Grumble SAM (with SSM mode) VLS (64 missiles),
2 x Improved SA-N-4 Gecko SR SAM (two twin-arm launchers) (48 missiles),
1 x 2 130 mm DP AK-130 gun,
6 x 6 30 mm AK-630 gatling guns,
2 x 5 553 mm torpedo tubes,
1 Ka-27 / Helix Helicopter

Complement: 510


Weapons: Guided Missile Cruiser "Moskva" - Weapon Systems
 

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the free syrian army are considered terrorists?
The FSA was severely crippled in the early going, and then other groups began moving in. If we were going to intervene at all, the time would have been two years ago and 70,000 less deaths...
 

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Moskva missile cruiser

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Guided Missile Cruiser "Moskva"

Guided Missile Cruiser "Moskva" - Fact File


Displacement: 9,800 tonnes standard, 11,28 tonnes full load

Length: 186.5 m

Beam: 20.8 m

Draught: 7.6 m

Machinery: COGOG gas turbines, 90,000 hp, 2 shafts

Speed: 32 knots

Range: 6,000 nm at 15 kn

Armament:

16 xSS-N-12 Sandbox Mod SSM,
8 x 8 SA-N-6 Grumble SAM (with SSM mode) VLS (64 missiles),
2 x Improved SA-N-4 Gecko SR SAM (two twin-arm launchers) (48 missiles),
1 x 2 130 mm DP AK-130 gun,
6 x 6 30 mm AK-630 gatling guns,
2 x 5 553 mm torpedo tubes,
1 Ka-27 / Helix Helicopter

Complement: 510


Weapons: Guided Missile Cruiser "Moskva" - Weapon Systems
That is a pretty awesome battle ship!
 

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The FSA was severely crippled in the early going, and then other groups began moving in. If we were going to intervene at all, the time would have been two years ago and 70,000 less deaths...
but didn't they have 80,000 soldiers at one point in time?

what is the current size of the rebel force?
 

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the free syrian army are considered terrorists?
Heya UWS. :2wave: Yes.....They are backed by the MB and Salafists, then Al Nusra and AQ. Then there is the Radical Islamist Kurds. They are making up the majority of the Rebels.

If you have noticed they really haven't been using the Term Free Syrian Army much anymore. They are calling them the Opposition. What do you think the reason for this is? Besides Al Nusra coming out and stating they don't acknowledge the FSA or the TNC. That there will be no democracy that Syria will be under Sharia Law.
 

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but didn't they have 80,000 soldiers at one point in time?

what is the current size of the rebel force?
I'm not sure what is left, but I do know that it is not the only dog in the fight now...
 

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Remember Putin is former KGB. If anything, he is looking so somehow embarrass the US (e.g. the President)...
Yup. Russia and Putin want to see if Obama's going to blink. The "allies" are already hedging. Israel's public is nearly panicked. There's also concern now of a Syrian/Iranian cyber attack here. Prices of oil, even in Texas, are speculatively rising on rumor. With Obama at the helm all of this somehow almost ensures he'll actually fire some missiles. Obama went off prompter and made some solemn remarks about a "red line" without considering the consequences of making such an announcement. He's been called on his tough talk.
 

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Moskva missile cruiser

View attachment 67152849

Guided Missile Cruiser "Moskva"

Guided Missile Cruiser "Moskva" - Fact File


Displacement: 9,800 tonnes standard, 11,28 tonnes full load

Length: 186.5 m

Beam: 20.8 m

Draught: 7.6 m

Machinery: COGOG gas turbines, 90,000 hp, 2 shafts

Speed: 32 knots

Range: 6,000 nm at 15 kn

Armament:

16 xSS-N-12 Sandbox Mod SSM,
8 x 8 SA-N-6 Grumble SAM (with SSM mode) VLS (64 missiles),
2 x Improved SA-N-4 Gecko SR SAM (two twin-arm launchers) (48 missiles),
1 x 2 130 mm DP AK-130 gun,
6 x 6 30 mm AK-630 gatling guns,
2 x 5 553 mm torpedo tubes,
1 Ka-27 / Helix Helicopter

Complement: 510


Weapons: Guided Missile Cruiser "Moskva" - Weapon Systems
well at least we are not dealing with a kirov class ship.
 
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