Russian maneuvers off the Syrian coast

Russian maneuvers off the Syrian coast

There are 27 comments on the Russia Beyond the Headlines story from Jan 23, 2013, titled Russian maneuvers off the Syrian coast. In it, Russia Beyond the Headlines reports that:

Throughout January of this year, the Russian navy has been running drills in the Mediterranean Sea, and not just with one or two fleets, as before.

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Syrian

Waterford, CT

#1 Jan 23, 2013
Looks like the Russians are taking in the scenery!
Oliver Comwell

Fleetwood, UK

#2 Jan 23, 2013
Yes quite a lot of war ships marines and aircraft,largest for years,looks like they are sending a message.
George

Red Deer, Canada

#3 Jan 23, 2013
If that is making a statement what do you think of this:

The real objective is not to demonstrate the growing power of the Russian navy or square up to other naval powers (the U.S., for example, has just one fleet in the region, but its combat strength is comparable to Russia's four fleets combined: one or two carriers, 40 warships, 175 aircraft, 21,000 personnel), but to prepare for the possible evacuation of Russian citizens.
Chris

Toronto, Canada

#4 Jan 23, 2013
George wrote:
If that is making a statement what do you think of this:
The real objective is not to demonstrate the growing power of the Russian navy or square up to other naval powers (the U.S., for example, has just one fleet in the region, but its combat strength is comparable to Russia's four fleets combined: one or two carriers, 40 warships, 175 aircraft, 21,000 personnel), but to prepare for the possible evacuation of Russian citizens.
Dream on..........
Jay

Sherwood Park, Canada

#5 Jan 23, 2013
I suppose when it's time to go they will be ready and well protected. I don't see the strength numbers significant to invade or hold land for a long period. A PR run for Putin to evac Russians to the ships would benefit him in the poles.
Syrian

Waterford, CT

#6 Jan 24, 2013
Oliver Comwell wrote:
Yes quite a lot of war ships marines and aircraft,largest for years,looks like they are sending a message.
Yes, the message is that the Syrian regime is not going anywhere! The Russian fleets probably have a few hundred nuclear tipped cruse missiles at their disposal, so no one is going to say BOO to anything that they do!!
Oliver Comwell

Glasgow, UK

#7 Jan 24, 2013
Syrian wrote:
<quoted text> Yes, the message is that the Syrian regime is not going anywhere! The Russian fleets probably have a few hundred nuclear tipped cruse missiles at their disposal, so no one is going to say BOO to anything that they do!!
Its a shame Putin wasn't in charge before those Nato Gangsters attacked Yugoslavia hundreds of thousand of lives would have been saved because many of the wars since wouldn't have taken place.

Since: Apr 11

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#8 Jan 24, 2013
George wrote:
If that is making a statement what do you think of this:
The real objective is not to demonstrate the growing power of the Russian navy or square up to other naval powers (the U.S., for example, has just one fleet in the region, but its combat strength is comparable to Russia's four fleets combined: one or two carriers, 40 warships, 175 aircraft, 21,000 personnel), but to prepare for the possible evacuation of Russian citizens.
.

All your crap is wishful thinking,

keep dreaming JackassGeorge. Hehehehe.
George

Red Deer, Canada

#9 Jan 24, 2013
Chris wrote:
<quoted text>
Dream on..........
Hey dipshit, those are the printed facts of the situation in the Syrian waters, not my dreamed up statements, if you do not believe look it up yourself.
George

Red Deer, Canada

#10 Jan 24, 2013
Jay wrote:
I suppose when it's time to go they will be ready and well protected. I don't see the strength numbers significant to invade or hold land for a long period. A PR run for Putin to evac Russians to the ships would benefit him in the poles.
Absolutely and this is a perfect scenario for a training mission.
George

Red Deer, Canada

#11 Jan 24, 2013
Syrian wrote:
<quoted text> Yes, the message is that the Syrian regime is not going anywhere! The Russian fleets probably have a few hundred nuclear tipped cruse missiles at their disposal, so no one is going to say BOO to anything that they do!!
Russia is far smarter than you give them credit for.
Syrian

Waterford, CT

#12 Jan 24, 2013
Oliver Comwell wrote:
<quoted text>
Its a shame Putin wasn't in charge before those Nato Gangsters attacked Yugoslavia hundreds of thousand of lives would have been saved because many of the wars since wouldn't have taken place.
Putin is restoring Russia's position on the world stage. Between Russia and China, a balance of power is now being created against the West.
Jay

Sherwood Park, Canada

#13 Jan 24, 2013
The Russian flow of oil has beefed up the coffers, Putin and his FSB cronies have profited immensely from state control that fed them weapon and oil industry finances to such a point they are richer than filthy rich. Now with the artic becoming a possibility for oil money he is developing more subs, aircraft, and missiles total KGB mentality. One thing he best remember is all the stupid moves of dumping chemical, biological, and nuclear waste all over the northern part of Russian waters. I've always thought sinking nuclear subs that they couldn't afford to repair and run was an incompetent idea and only a matter of time before one has a meltdown breach or disaster. At least its off of Russia's coast, a nice short sighted self inflicted wound. Russia can maneuver off the coast of Syria all they want, just keep in mind two American battle groups are sitting on the horizon and the USS America is v lining for Africa so any terribly rash moves by Putin can be confronted, but Syrias only mistake for US involvement is strictly the use of chemical weapons, than you'll see a coalition of many countries destroy the regime. (Probably a long shot and Assad knows better, but Europe would guarantee a non-Russian natural gas line and that is really what Russia has its envious eyes on controlling)

Since: Apr 11

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#14 Jan 24, 2013
Jay wrote:
The Russian flow of oil has beefed up the coffers, Putin and his FSB cronies have profited immensely from state control that fed them weapon and oil industry finances to such a point they are richer than filthy rich. Now with the artic becoming a possibility for oil money he is developing more subs, aircraft, and missiles total KGB mentality. One thing he best remember is all the stupid moves of dumping chemical, biological, and nuclear waste all over the northern part of Russian waters. I've always thought sinking nuclear subs that they couldn't afford to repair and run was an incompetent idea and only a matter of time before one has a meltdown breach or disaster. At least its off of Russia's coast, a nice short sighted self inflicted wound. Russia can maneuver off the coast of Syria all they want, just keep in mind two American battle groups are sitting on the horizon and the USS America is v lining for Africa so any terribly rash moves by Putin can be confronted, but Syrias only mistake for US involvement is strictly the use of chemical weapons, than you'll see a coalition of many countries destroy the regime.(Probably a long shot and Assad knows better, but Europe would guarantee a non-Russian natural gas line and that is really what Russia has its envious eyes on controlling)
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JackassJay talking bollocks again, what a dumb baboon. Hehehehe.
Jay

Sherwood Park, Canada

#15 Jan 24, 2013
Dimitri100 wrote:
<quoted text>.
JackassJay talking bollocks again, what a dumb baboon. Hehehehe.
Love you too dimwit. Hehehe? Go blow a goat.
Syrian

Waterford, CT

#16 Jan 25, 2013
Jay wrote:
The Russian flow of oil has beefed up the coffers, Putin and his FSB cronies have profited immensely from state control that fed them weapon and oil industry finances to such a point they are richer than filthy rich. Now with the artic becoming a possibility for oil money he is developing more subs, aircraft, and missiles total KGB mentality. One thing he best remember is all the stupid moves of dumping chemical, biological, and nuclear waste all over the northern part of Russian waters. I've always thought sinking nuclear subs that they couldn't afford to repair and run was an incompetent idea and only a matter of time before one has a meltdown breach or disaster. At least its off of Russia's coast, a nice short sighted self inflicted wound. Russia can maneuver off the coast of Syria all they want, just keep in mind two American battle groups are sitting on the horizon and the USS America is v lining for Africa so any terribly rash moves by Putin can be confronted, but Syrias only mistake for US involvement is strictly the use of chemical weapons, than you'll see a coalition of many countries destroy the regime.(Probably a long shot and Assad knows better, but Europe would guarantee a non-Russian natural gas line and that is really what Russia has its envious eyes on controlling)
The West has been mouthing off for years, but they have no intention of putting any military skin in the game. No one is going to confront a nuclear armed Russia or China, especially over any matter as strategically insignificant as this Syrian revolt.

Since: Apr 11

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#17 Jan 25, 2013
Jay wrote:
<quoted text>
Love you too dimwit. Hehehe? Go blow a goat.
.

JackassJay mouthing is usual bollocks again, what an dumb baboon. Hehehehehe.

Since: Nov 09

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#19 Jan 25, 2013
Syrian wrote:
<quoted text> The West has been mouthing off for years, but they have no intention of putting any military skin in the game. No one is going to confront a nuclear armed Russia or China, especially over any matter as strategically insignificant as this Syrian revolt.
Russia and China could create a military union against NATO.
That would make sence, since China + Russia are able to deter USA in the most importent places in the world.

Iran could join in either.

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#20 Jan 25, 2013
George wrote:
If that is making a statement what do you think of this:
The real objective is not to demonstrate the growing power of the Russian navy or square up to other naval powers (the U.S., for example, has just one fleet in the region, but its combat strength is comparable to Russia's four fleets combined: one or two carriers, 40 warships, 175 aircraft, 21,000 personnel), but to prepare for the possible evacuation of Russian citizens.
There`s no need to use military ships for sucn evactuation.
Especially ones like Moskva which is armed with missiles to destroy carriers.
Avenger

Kitchener, Canada

#21 Jan 25, 2013
Alexey25 wrote:
<quoted text>
Russia and China could create a military union against NATO.
That would make sence, since China + Russia are able to deter USA in the most importent places in the world.
Iran could join in either.
Chinese masses will assimilate Russian far east China has always claimed it anyways.

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