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Russian Warships in Eastern Mediterranean to Protect Russian Strike Fighters in Syria

Russian cruiser Moscow.

Russian cruiser Moscow.

A Black Sea-based Russian surface action group scrambled to the Eastern Mediterranean —under the guise of drilling in the region — are likely there to provide an air defense bubble to protect Russian fighters striking targets in Syria, according to a Russian press report.
In the last three weeks, several surface combatants have departed the Russian Black Sea headquarters in Sevastopol on the Crimean peninsula for the Mediterranean for an announced series of anti-ship and anti-air drills.

At the time the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) denied the drills had any connection to the Russian build-up of forces in Syria but reports from independent Russian news wire service Interfax-AVN quoted a military source on Friday saying the exercise was to, “test the efficiency of the system protecting the air base near Latakia from air strikes.”

A separate source told The Daily Mail, “ships of the navy’s task force led by the Moskva missile cruiser deployed in the eastern part of the Mediterranean have started taking measures to ensure the aerial defense of the air base near Latakia, where a collection of Russian Air Force fighters has been deployed.”

Russian state controlled media announced on Monday four Russian Navy ships had conducted live anti-surface and anti-air exercises in the region.

Guided missile cruiser and Black Sea flagship Moscow (or Moskva), Krivak-class guided missile frigates Ladny, Pytlivy and Kashin-class frigate Smetlivy “completed firing exercises at marine and air targets using artillery and missile complexes,” read a Black Sea fleet statement to state-controlled wire Sputnik.

In addition to the surface ships, the Russian Navy also deployed a surveillance ship as well as several amphibious ships.

In the last few weeks, Russia has been quietly moving air assets into Syria publically to strike Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL) targets — but more likely to keep Russian ally Syrian president Bashar al–Assad in power and assert their role in the Middle East.

Russian air strikes began last week with not only strikes on ISIS positions but several targeted at Free Syrian Army (FSA) sites, according to press reports.

Russian Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer operating from the Latakia Air Base in Syria.

Russian Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer operating from the Latakia Air Base in Syria.

Air defense protection from the deployed ships would give the Russian forces a hedge against any possible U.S.-led collation action over Western Syria.

“By moving big ships like this into place, Russia is sending a clear message to the Americans that if they were to attack the planes at Latakia, there would be a response,” Igor Sutyagin, with the Royal United Services Institute, told the Mail.

While the presence of the Russian ships may constitute a warning to the coalition, what is unknown is the efficacy of both the weapons and the sensors on the 1980s era Russian ships.

Since the end of the Cold War, the Russian surface fleet has been one of the most neglected components of the post-Soviet military and efforts to modernize the force have been repeatedly stalled.

  • Curtis Conway

    Going to have to bring back the 6th Fleet presence. A light carrier would do just fine.

  • James Jones

    Be interesting to see an Arleigh Burke class DDG up against one of those relics.

  • James Jones

    I think I know a few young officers who would not mind testing their VLS systems

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  • Sibir_RUS

    Find
    Activist Post. USA
    September 8, 2013
    435 Tweets to Congress: Impeach Obama for Aiding al Qaeda in Syria
    “Video shows the Free Syrian Army (FSA) battalions officially unifying with the al Qaeda Al Nusra Front group earlier this year. Multiple mainstream media articles have declared the Syrian rebels and Al Nusra Front are working together, including joint attacks on an ancient Christian village just days ago. These groups are working together to overthrow the Syrian government and the Obama Administration has issued support to them through seemingly every means possible.”

  • disqus_zommBwspv9

    How comes the Russian ships look like killers? Still impressive ships, I the Moscow cruiser was overhauled within the last few years? Gorshkov frigate is impressive looking. 130 mm gun, 75 new Russian warships to be built by 2020 including 24 new submarines. Anymore Akula’s found in Gulf of Mexico lately?

    • Sibir_RUS

      “Anymore Akula’s found in Gulf of Mexico lately? ”
      such information I not can share with you…

      • Pablo Jay

        Our Boats and their boats have been doing this for decades, this is old news, by the way, if NATO forces detected Russian boats, why do you think it would be made public? Or indeed, if we didn’t.
        The bubblehead world is a murky one 😛

    • Secundius

      @ Sailboater.

      Are you sure about the Project 22350, Admiral Gorshkov class Frigates? I thought they “Sitting On Blocks” because of Lack of Engines. Engine Supplier, Zorya-Mashproekt is located in the Ukraine Republic…

    • Dave_TX

      Russia does not have the funds to build 75 new warships in the next few years. Vlad talks big to stay in power at home. The fact that he controls the domestic media reduces the distribution of alternative stories to a bare minimum.

      • GreggorytheGreat

        The Russians are building enough ships to take care of business. Plus China is sending its new Aircraft Carrier to Syria to assist Syria and Russia in taking out all the terrorists including the CIA backed terrorists.

        • Pablo Jay

          That “new carrier” is not even worked up, it wont be going anywhere.

          • GreggorytheGreat

            For your information the Chinese Aircraft Carrier has already been off the shores of Syria since October 1st and will be assisting Russia bombing terrorists targets in the very near future. The Chinese Carrier is fully operational and fully armed.

          • Pablo Jay

            LOL, where do you get this stuff from?
            There is NO Chinese carrier off Syria, this is from the PLAN itself and this is their stance.
            “”China’s position is to respect the free choice of the Syrian people and
            not to add to a military intervention in Syria or a forcible power
            shift, which is why China could not send an aircraft carrier to Syria
            to interfere in the internal affairs of the country,” Zhang said.”
            Nice try though dude.
            Secondly, the Liaoning-CV-16is classed by the Chinese themselves as a “training ship” so umm, no, she isnt fully operational as you put it.

            There are only two ways to get a ship from China to the eastern Med, one is through the straits of Gibraltar, a British controlled strategic choke point, and the other is the Suez canal, so tell me, how do you “sneak” an aircraft carrier past those two obstacles….??..

          • GreggorytheGreat

            There is a Chinese Aircraft Carrier sitting in the Mediterranean off the shores of Syria since October 1st. It was reported by Debka Files. So yell at them. Word of advise keep up with the news. You seem to be back in the 1980’s dream world.

          • Pablo Jay

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

          • GreggorytheGreat

            Are you trying to pronounce Ha Ha Clinton Dix, the football player on the Green Bay Packers but Putin got your tongue.

          • Pablo Jay

            Debka is well known Russian Troll haunt, so you would be quite at home there. Sorry this isn’t RT, where you programmed people are used to crying to a moderator to ban anyone who doesn’t toe the party line, awww, well, go post on RT the braindead puppets on their will fawn all over you again, meanwhile, in the real world, we all see right through your propaganda.

          • GreggorytheGreat

            I’m more at home with Tass and Sputnik. Their more balanced. But go on watch CNN Jewmerican Propaganda.

          • Pablo Jay

            TASS and Sputnik “balanced”?? LMAO, in which universe, they spit the very same party political line as RT, why dont you do yourself a favour and open your mind to a whole new world and actually watch something other than Russian centric news channels??
            Thats what the rest of us do.

          • GreggorytheGreat

            It’s fully operational and you are in dream land. Your eating to much fruit loops.

          • Pablo Jay

            NOPE it a training ship, this is from the Chinese Navy the PLAN, are we to believe some brainwashed Russian dude who lives on RT or the Chinese government?
            I think you already know the answer to that one.

          • GreggorytheGreat

            No not quite. Look it up. The Chinese aircraft carrier is fully operational and is off the Syrian coast it was not even reported on RT smart alic. It was reported on Debka File. Read my lips. Debka File. Its an Isreali military analysis website that has nothing to do with Russia. So take that Comrade. You have fun watching what happens in Syria.

    • GreggorytheGreat

      The Russians have a very impressive nuclear arsenal that the Russians will use and said they will use in advance of an attack on Russia. The end of the year Russia is getting 20 new Balistic Nuclear Missles just those will wipe out every major city in the U.S. It would be unwise to start shooting at Russians. They can out maneuver any Missle Shield that the U.S. or Israel have.

      • Pablo Jay

        Nonsense, Russian nuclear posture is based on a doctrine called “Deconfliction” , which means Russia will conduct a first strike when it is obvious their conventional forces are about to be overrun, Putin brought this policy in, around 1999.
        Actually Putin wants 40 more ICBMs I dont know which type but go ahead, start a new nuclear arms race.

        • GreggorytheGreat

          That is off the table since the U.S. Coupe illegally toppling the Ukraine Government. Putin said all Nuclear agreements are off the table. He also said Russia has the right to have a pre-emptive nuclear strike if the missile shield is about to go into operation. He also started Nuclear Bomber exercises one of which came within 20 miles of Obama when he visited Alaska. You a dreaming to think that some how Putin is scared of the U.S. intimidation.just wait when those 40 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles come into service. Obama and the Pentagon better not miscalculate like they usually do. You have it all wrong and stop listening to the Jewmerica propaganda.

          • Pablo Jay

            Putin has a habit of ripping up agreements, and he has done this since 1999, so nothing new there and it didn’t start when Putin subverted the independent state of Ukraine.
            There is NO US missile shield capable of countering Russian ICBMs, and umm, I cant see Putin ordering a pre emptive nuclear strike, what for?? Does he want to reside over a burnt out ashtray which is what Russia would be turned into along with the rest of the planet.

            Putin may not be scared of the US but he certainly doesn’t want to go to war with the US, that’s for shizzle.
            The miscalculation will come from Putin, Russia is in NO position to threaten NATO with conventional forces, in naval forces alone we outnumber him by 6 or 7-1 in hulls, keep dreaming and go post on RT where the braindead masses will lap up your propaganda, it isnt happening on this page for you is it.

          • GreggorytheGreat

            It’s more like the Jewmericans rip up agreements. They do it all the time. Jewmericans also put pressure on the other parties through corruption and putting the other parties at a disadvantage were those parties have no choice but to sign those agreements. The Jewmericans are not honest brokers and these are the same brokers that got us in the economic crises in the first place. They are criminals.

          • Pablo Jay

            Go away, you love RT so much what are you doing on here?

          • GreggorytheGreat

            Putin just dared the U.S. and Israel to counter him militarily this past week. The U.S. blinked and stood down not only that the U.S. Navy a whole fleet of Navy ships including a U.S. aircraft carrier has left the area by orders from Obama himself. Who is chicken little here. The Jewmericans because they only use military again weakling countries. Putin has conventional muscle the only miscalculations will come from Jewmerica like usual. You can go ahead to your Jewmerican poison of CNN. I’ll take RT any day. Tass and Spudnik and Infowars and Rense are great also.

          • Pablo Jay

            Counter them?? Has he attacked either Israel or the US military, ummm, NOPE Putin is careful about whom he picks a fight with, he seems to pick guys who cant fight back….
            What have you been smoking?
            LMAO, you sir, are just a deluded Russian troll, go post back on RT dot com where they will lap up your rhetoric, on here nobody is buying into it, it must suck to feel as lonely as you.

          • GreggorytheGreat

            CNN is more your flavor of the day. You talk about brain dead. Propaganda is sure coming from you.

          • Pablo Jay

            YAWN.

    • Pablo Jay

      Well if you are going to build 75 covettes then I guess you could build a 100 in a couple of years, the reality with larger ships is different.
      Russia has shipyard capacity problems, which is why they asked the French to build the Mistrals for them.
      The new project Russian frigates which look very capable and are more like western designs, are being built at a rate of one every 4/5 years because Russian yards have bled skills since the fall in 1990 and the hiatus in naval builds.
      Akulas are few but nice boats but they arent going to be defeating Assads enemies……

      • GreggorytheGreat

        Putin does not care about those stats really who cares. He has ICBMs that can out maneuver any missile shield the Americans have. The Americans do know this so the cake is in the pudding. The reality is the Americans have backed down and the Russians have superiority over Syrian airspace. I have not heard of any Russian war planes being shot down lately.

        • Pablo Jay

          Ok I am done with you I am going to stop feeding the troll, have fun comrade.

          • GreggorytheGreat

            Who’s the troll it’s you giving some BS that does not match with what’s is happening on the ground. You give some stupid stats which does not even have anything relation on the ground in Syria. The Russians are not even Communists. That’s how way out in left field you are not even dealing with reality. The Russians are Orthodox Christians and they hate Communism. Stop watching CNN.

          • Pablo Jay

            Stop watching RT it is rotting your brain, obviously. Why dont you run to a Mod and get me banned because I dont kiss Putins butt?

            You cant do that on here can you dude 😛

          • GreggorytheGreat

            Just like Putin don’t kiss Jewmerican butt. Anyways RT is nothing I watch Sputnik more balanced. LOL. Good luck on your Jewmerican butt kissing marathon.

          • Pablo Jay

            Lol sputnik thats just as dire, you are bankrupt of integrity.

          • GreggorytheGreat

            Hey Zionist troll. Your mom finally let you out to play. Its been Thirteen days.

  • Secundius

    How many of these Ship’s had to be Towed Into Position…

    • GreggorytheGreat

      Towed! Your talking the U.S. Navy that wear pink tights and allow Homosexuals on Naval Ships in small quarters. The Naval Ships are flying Rainbow Flags. Putin laughs at Obama’s New Navy.

    • joexyz

      Let me give you a hint: the plural for ship is ships, not ship’s.

  • Urodoc

    None of these ships are younger than 32 years old (Moskva). The Krivaks are 35 and the Kashin is close to half a century old. Refits, modifications/modernization aside, there is just so much metal and engine fatigue ships that age can take. A carrier battle group (escorted by AEGIS capable Ticonderoga class cruisers and Arleigh Burke DDGs) with submarine support have the capability to make the remaining lives of these Cold War relics very, very short if push came to shove. The problem is we have a President who has no understanding of how to handle tyrants like Putin, the basic concepts taught in International Relations 101, or how to act like a superpower. As such Putin will continue to posture and probe for additional Western/USA weakness and unwillingness to engage not only in the Middle East but in other critical regions. Next stop additional actions in Ukraine or the Baltic States. Hey-ah, Mr. “President” the 1930s want their foreign policy back.

    • GreggorytheGreat

      Sorry to tell you the Moskva has been updated with the state of the art equipment. But the Americans will find this out surely enough if they decide to attack Russian Forces.

      • Pablo Jay

        There is no comparison between the Russian navy and the USN, sorry but its that simple.
        Where are the Russian carrier battle groups?
        Why do Russian surface action ready groups always sail with an ocean going tug? Putin may have modernized small areas of the Russian Fleet but it hasn’t been done to even 20% as of yet, its still a hollow force.
        The Subsurface force is the same.
        The Caspian Sea group of more modern missile corvettes is an exception.
        The Russian air force and has been the main beneficiary in terms of modernization and that force still has nowhere near the networked capability of the US or NATO forces, this gap in particular, is growing ever larger.

        • GreggorytheGreat

          Ok we will very shortly will see how darn awful the Russian Navy is if Obama is stupid enough to put The Russians to the test. Obama got caught with his pants down on this whole Russian episode in Syria. The future is for Putin, certainly past the first test which Obama and Kerry made available to him. Lets see if he passes the next test which Putin will not blink. Christians have been killed by U.S. supported terrorists. Americans have had their heads cut off on video by U.S. supported terrorists. But I’m sure that just flew over your head like those Russian Cruise Missles flew over the Middle East the other night and hit their targets.

          • Pablo Jay

            The fist test as you put it was Ukraine, its Russia back yard so who cares?
            This second test, its Syria, again, who cares? Putin is welcome to it, I am glad Putin isnt as eager as you are for world war 3.

          • GreggorytheGreat

            Obama is the one who is eager to have WW III. The Ukraine and Syria are examples. Trying to push Putin to the brink. Putin to Obama’s demise is out smarting NATO and the Pentagon. Russia is now on its high horse.

          • Pablo Jay

            On its high horse how, with a worthless currency and a failing economy battered by just level one sanctions, desperately seeking oil sales deals with China and getting screwed on the price. High horse? More like a high poster from RT dot com….

          • GreggorytheGreat

            Not quite. Russia is getting its economy back. The dollar is worthless and the world is dumping it. Russia produces more oil than the U.S. and Americans by Russia’s oil in the Homeland. What are you talking about with China. Yes Russia is on a high horse in the Middle East. Where is the U.S. in the Middle East. Where?

          • Pablo Jay

            Nope, wrong again empty head, the real inflation rate in Russia is 30%, average wages have dropped 10% over the last 12 months, food prices have risen 17% over the last year, the price of oil will remain flat lined for more than a decade according to Oil industry forecasters because there is way too much production and demand is LOW because of the worldwide economic slump.

            Russia`a hard currency reserves are being used to artificially prop up the RUBBLE, sorry, Rouble, and that is a case of diminishing returns, literally, its like setting fire to bank notes.

            Every respectable Russian economic forecaster, commentator who isn’t owned by the Putin spin machine says Russia is swirling down an economic black hole and there is even worse to come.
            Putins Russia is on borrowed time. The USA overtook Russia as the worlds largest Oil and gas producer THIS year, its over comrade but I think someone forgot to send you the memo.

            In Syria Putin is acting from a position of WEAKNESS, his plan is two fold, get back into the International communities good books after he shafted the Ukrainian people with subversion and annexation by trying to act like some sort of international white knight fighting ISIS ( whom he doesn’t even hit), that will fail because nobody is buying it, and to secure a Russian military toehold in a region where Russia only has ONE friend, Assad.
            I have to say, its pitiful to watch Russia go out like this.

          • GreggorytheGreat

            Jewmerican dead brain. Your petty sanctions have not hurt Russia’s economy but is putting the hurt on the E.U. and the Jewmerican Banksters are about to feel the crash which will cripple Jewamerica. You will be eating out of the gutter living in a cardboard box at the end of November. LOL.

          • Pablo Jay

            I am a dead brain but you think sanctions which arent just from the EU but also the US are hurting the EI rather than Russia shows me you dont have two braincells to rub together.

          • GreggorytheGreat

            The Russians are not hurting at all. Really. Their economic forecast is even much better than the Jewmericans which is going to crash very soon because the Jewmerican System is corrupt and it’s in sooo much dept. A house of cards built on sand. Its going to crumble down hopefully you will lose your shirt for being stupid.

          • Pablo Jay

            Russia economic forecast is dire, and this comes from inside Russia, sorry comrade but nobody believes you , not now nor earlier, I think you are wasting your time, in fact everything you write is excruciatingly poor, please stop embarrassing yourself its awful to see.

          • Pablo Jay

            Which banking crash are you seeing in your communist tinted red glasses? Or maybe a Gypsy crystal ball? I am going to save your post so we can all laugh at you in December when nothing happens.

          • GreggorytheGreat

            I hate Communism you babbling idiot. You are right your brain is dead doing to many of your psychotropic it’s really showing in your ridiculous comments.

          • Pablo Jay

            You arent the only person who laughs at your posts, that feeling is universal, keep it coming its quite amusing.

          • GreggorytheGreat

            Nice try Jokerman ! How’s Israel doing these days?

  • Danger_Dan

    Sam’s point about the viability of these 1980’s era weapons and sensors is a good observation. The Slava is always an impressive sight, but hit one missile silo and the rest go up like a string of firecrackers. Like Putin and his forces in Syria, its more about optics than anything else. I doubt the US and Coalition forces had any plan to plaster the Russian airbases, but Putin once again provides the optics that resonate the passions of the Russian people back in the motherland.

    • GreggorytheGreat

      The Russians are not the old Soviet era run of a mill outdated equipment. Putin has upgraded the Moskva it’s state of the art Naval Ship. The advanced S-300s is no match for the U.S. and Israelis war planes. The Israelis know this that’s why the Prime Minister went to Moscow to meet Putin and got Putin not sell the advanced S-300s to Syria and Iran.
      Putin has turned the Middle East in his favor in one week. The future is for Putin not the U.S. and Israel. Iraq is going to ask Putin to intervene in eradicating terrorists in their Country in the near future.

      • Pablo Jay

        So how many Moskvas do you have? Lmao, yep ONE.

        • GreggorytheGreat

          Actually Putin has a couple plus a lot more will be in service next year just in time for WW III. Where you live Jewish midtown Manhattan.

          • Pablo Jay

            NOPE there is ONE ship of that class, what are the names of the others and where are they??
            Come on, I am WAITING???????

    • Pablo Jay

      Truth be told deapite the barrage of strike videos posted in russian state controlled tv the average russian doesnt give a damn about Syria and why should they?

      • GreggorytheGreat

        How about the Jewmerican Media Cartel that warped your little pea size brain Rainbow Flag Waver. Join the Army so you can be commanded by your Homosexual General. Don’t forget your pink tights it’ll fit nicely with the pink tanks. Putin is laughing at your little pink army waving Rainbow Flags.

        • Pablo Jay

          YAWN, is this the best you can do??? Tell them to at least send a troll with a semblance of intelligence, you suck lol

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  • MrTractor75 .

    Those P-500 and P-1000 supersonic missiles are still mighty impressive and would cause huge damage to any US surface combatant if they get through

    • GreggorytheGreat

      How about the advanced S-300s. Everyone knows what they could do. The only combat planes that can evade the S-300s are the Stealth warplanes because the can not be detected on radar.

  • disqus_zommBwspv9

    Everyone seems pretty certain that the Russians are a hollow force. Now Zorya-Mashproekt that makes the engines for the Gorshkov frigates is on the Russian side of the river, and all they have to do to get what they want from the west is to have trouble with providing Natural Gas, etc to the west. You all sound like those that say a boiler power ship blowing black smoke is a major engine problem. When it is only a fuel air mix that any fireman can correct

    Oh, there is only one krivak frigate left according to Janes

    • Secundius

      @ Sailboater.

      Actually Sir, it’s not. Zorya-Mashproekt is on the Ukraine Controlled Side of the Disputed Border. And YES there still Producing Marine Gas Turbines, but NOT FOR Russian Federation according to the Local Press. That mostly the Reason, US Destroyers are patrolling the Black Sea. To Protect the Facilities, in accordance with the Montreux Convention of 1936. They can stay in the area, for up to 21-days. I’d be more Worried if they Blew “Blue” Smoke…

      • disqus_zommBwspv9

        You know there are U tube videos of the Gorshkov on sea trials. So the manufacturing plant for those marine gas turbines is not on the east side of the river, that is what there website describes Interesting, Well Putin will get those engines, just like he will get the Mistral Warships. Within 6 months, i bet Putin gets them back

        • Pablo Jay

          ??How is Putin going to get the Mistrals back when France has already refunded Russia?
          Reality check required.

    • Pablo Jay

      Ukraine made all russian naval powerplants hows that working for you now?

  • disqus_zommBwspv9

    According to an Israeli news source 10/6/2015. 4 Russian Warship fired 26 missles from the Caspian Sea and destroyed 11 targets in Syria.

    • GreggorytheGreat

      Does not sound like an old depleted Soviet era Navy that most Americans think. They are in for a surprise and if Obama attacks Russian military assets he will be in for a big surprise. It will be the October Surprise.

      • disqus_zommBwspv9

        I agree, Putin has been redoing the Russian Military for a number of years. After the fall of the USSR. Many of the older class ships of the navel were scrapped. Military, on the ships, i believe about 1/4 to 1/3 of the manning is officers. in contrast to other navies

        • GreggorytheGreat

          The Americans and Israel are afraid to counter Russia militarily because they know what the Russians can do from the air and the sea. This is a modern military power that the Americans are realizing this is not military weaklings like Serbia, Afghanistan, Iraq, or Libya.

          • Pablo Jay

            I dont think anyone is afraid of Russia having 30 aircraft in Syria and Russia only managing to muster 26 missiles fired from some crappy corvettes with 4 of them finding a new home in the middle of an Iranian desert by mistake lol . “Cue the Russian national anthem”.

          • GreggorytheGreat

            30 Russian Warplanes are doing a lot more damage that 300 Jewmerican warplanes. LOL.

    • Pablo Jay

      You forgot to mention , 4 of those missiles got lost and crashed into Iran, lol

  • GreggorytheGreat

    The Moskva has the deadly accurate advanced S-300s. The Moskva has 64 of these ship to air missiles. There are no known defenses to these missles. They can also accurately shoot down Cruise Missles. It has been reported by Debka website, that the Russians are imposing a, No Fly Zone over Syria Syria aimed at U.S. and Israeli Warplanes at the request of the Syrian Government. The Moskva is off shore of Northern Syria positioned to protect the Golan area from attack by Israeli warplanes. The S-300s have the capability of hitting Israeli warplanes well inside Israel. The No Fly Zone Russia is enforcing is the reason for the interception of U.S. Drones flying illegally in Syrian airspace. For the U.S. to fly bombing sorties they need approval from the Syrian Government and that is why the U.S. is holding talks with the Russian Military.

    • Pablo Jay

      There is no talk of a no fly xone over Syria Debka is a bullshit propaganda site and if you can prove this so called fantasy no fly zone is being set up then I welcome you to provide proof from the Kremlin, but you cant because its not happening.

      • GreggorytheGreat

        You watch to much CBS Evening News your main source of Jewmerican News by the way Debka are your Isreali Comrades. Shouldn’t talk bad about your country Israel.

        • Pablo Jay

          I asked you for PROOF this is happening, where is this no fly zone?? Show me proof or you can stick your lame propaganda where the sun doesn’t shine, well come on, I am waiting?????

  • winston smith

    I told you that Putin isn’t going to allow the Americans to sink Syria and take away his only naval base outside the former Soviet Union. The American protectors of ISIS were looking on the left side of the map for Russian naval action. However, the attack came from the right…. via the Caspian Sea. That’s what I call fucking intelligence! Fuck you Obama…. you murderer. You still got a lot to learn about this neighbourhood, especially its geography. Iran doesn’t need nuclear weapons, it will similarly just give Putin permission to fire some (over Iranian airspace) to hit any of your misguided criminal interests in the Middle East (like ISIS). Have a good day.

    • Pablo Jay

      I would hardly call any of your post intelligence, especially when you realize that 4 missiles appparently were fired from the caspian sea and realise that that is a Fraction of the ordnance fired by the Russian military..
      Those missiles were tested by the Caspian sea flotilla earlier in 2015 and firing such a tiny number of missiles was militarily insignificant.
      On the first day of the war in gulf war one the USN fired over 200 Tomahawk missiles and this was 24 years ago so get real.

      • GreggorytheGreat

        Pablo you are stupid. You are a Rainbow Flag waver LGBT. That’s why you hate Russia. They outlaw Homosexuals and you hate that with a passion. So go wave your little Rainbow Flag somewhere else Go watch your Homosexual CNN.

        • Pablo Jay

          Go away, I am not interested in your miserable existence.

  • Keithon de Bique

    A lot of posters underestimate Russia. The US Navy at one time after independence coundn’t hope to be in the sea as the Royal Navy but look 10 aircraft carriers later.
    Russia is on the mend. And I’m happy they spit in the west’s face, smashing their jihadist allies. Air defense is a precaustion and warning. Don’t be surprised Iraq seizing the moment in the near future requesting Putin to intervene LEGALLY in their conflict.

    • Pablo Jay

      Putin is hitting NO jihadis, he is hitting Assads rebel enemy, amd no they are not terrorists and no they arent beheading anyone stop feeding on the same bullshit as the rest of the unwashed from Russian state controlled zombie tv. Think for yourself.

      • Keithon de Bique

        But you feed on the AP propaganda.
        How about you think – raise arms against against an UN recognized state you’re terrorist. And to aid your thought process – study TOWs supplied to “moderates” benefit IS who are in bed with rebels.

        • Pablo Jay

          AP? Dont think so, what, do you think I look at ONE news source, i dont but nice try. Raise arms against a UN recognized state you mean Like Ukraine? Or doesn’t Ukraine count because it doesn’t mesh with your propaganda, now do you realize how fake you are?
          Now YOU take a look at YOUR thought process, then come back to me with a logical response.

      • GreggorytheGreat

        Pablo go wave your Rainbow Flag with Obama.

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