Ap Analysis: Putin's Syria gambit mak...

Ap Analysis: Putin's Syria gambit makes Russia a key player again in Middle East

There are 11 comments on the The Washington Post story from Sep 11, 2013, titled Ap Analysis: Putin's Syria gambit makes Russia a key player again in Middle East. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

In this Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006 file photo, Vladimir Putin, Russian President, right, and his Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad smile as they shake hands in Moscow's Kremlin.

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Pimpin Hoz

Hazleton, PA

#1 Sep 11, 2013
When weren't they key players in the Middle East. They sell most of their high end weaponry there.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#2 Sep 11, 2013
Pimpin Hoz wrote:
When weren't they key players in the Middle East. They sell most of their high end weaponry there.
since they stopped being the USSR and are now just Russia. their military minister admitted their warships in the region wouldn't be able to do anything if the US attack Syria. they just do not have the power or reach they did before they collapsed...duh, that is why they call it a collapse...

they are mere weapons dealers in the Near East now. syria is their last ally and military base outside of the former SSRs, russia is a shadow of what the former soviet union once was...
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#3 Sep 11, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>since they stopped being the USSR and are now just Russia. their military minister admitted their warships in the region wouldn't be able to do anything if the US attack Syria. they just do not have the power or reach they did before they collapsed...duh, that is why they call it a collapse...
they are mere weapons dealers in the Near East now. syria is their last ally and military base outside of the former SSRs, russia is a shadow of what the former soviet union once was...
Of that I do not know. But they have counter weapons designed against American weapons. and of course nukes. Plenty of nukes. China is playing a hand in this also.

Since: Apr 13

Podolsk, Russia

#4 Sep 11, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>since they stopped being the USSR and are now just Russia. their military minister admitted their warships in the region wouldn't be able to do anything if the US attack Syria. they just do not have the power or reach they did before they collapsed...duh, that is why they call it a collapse...
they are mere weapons dealers in the Near East now. syria is their last ally and military base outside of the former SSRs, russia is a shadow of what the former soviet union once was...
And what Soviet ships did in Vietnam?
Yet, Yanks had been beaten and ran away with tail between their legs.
USSR did in Vietman exactly what Russia does in Syria,- provided it with weapons and China was around too.

As for the ships, at least they can watch American planes and missiles and give that information to Assad.

“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#5 Sep 12, 2013
Russian Ubermensch wrote:
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And what Soviet ships did in Vietnam?
Yet, Yanks had been beaten and ran away with tail between their legs.
USSR did in Vietman exactly what Russia does in Syria,- provided it with weapons and China was around too.
As for the ships, at least they can watch American planes and missiles and give that information to Assad.
Good luck with that.
Ghaznavi

Ware, UK

#6 Sep 12, 2013
Russian UNTERSMENCH wrote:
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And what Soviet ships did in Vietnam?
Yet, Yanks had been beaten and ran away with tail between their legs.
USSR did in Vietman exactly what Russia does in Syria,- provided it with weapons and China was around too.
As for the ships, at least they can watch American planes and missiles and give that information to Assad.
LOL Untersmench, the soviets were sh!t afghanistan destroyed those drunk retarded swines.

Since: Apr 13

Podolsk, Russia

#7 Sep 12, 2013
Ghaznavi wrote:
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LOL Untersmench, the soviets were sh!t afghanistan destroyed those drunk retarded swines.
No, they were not.
Afganies lost 1,5 while Russian lost 10 000.

Your shitty jihadists are being destroyed in Syria now.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#8 Sep 12, 2013
Like Russia cares about muslims. The theater hostage thing was taken care of quickly.
Like the one guy interviewed dropped out of school to help his al-Qaida buddies fighting oppression. Just good ole boys beating another guy with sticks for marrying woman that was divorced. Guess that's why muslims love their goats so not beaten for involvement with wrong woman.
Ghaznavi

Ware, UK

#9 Sep 12, 2013
Russian Ubermensch wrote:
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No, they were not.
Afganies lost 1,5 while Russian lost 10 000.
Your shitty jihadists are being destroyed in Syria now.
LOL yes they were!!
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Why are you so proud of killing and raping innocent people?
You're a true russkie retard!!!

Since: Apr 13

Podolsk, Russia

#10 Sep 12, 2013
Ghaznavi wrote:
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LOL yes they were!!
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Why are you so proud of killing and raping innocent people?
You're a true russkie retard!!!
Jihadists are not people, they are dogs.
Steph

Berlin, Germany

#11 Sep 12, 2013
It is proof that allies of Russia hear Russia.
Do allies of usa hear usa? Can Obama say for his israeli masters: now you should utilize your nuclear arsenal? Has israel only nuclear weapon or chemical and biological one too? When it is utilized?

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