Friday, June 15, 2012

Escalation In Syria: Russia Sending Troops To Tartus

It is beginning to look like the powder keg is about to get ignited:

Russia is sending armed troops to Syria amid escalating violence there, United States military officials told NBC News Friday, in a move certain to frustrate Western efforts to put pressure on the regime of President Bashir Assad.

Moscow has sent a ship carrying a small contingent of combat forces to guard Russia’s deep-water port and military base at the Syrian city of Tartus, the US officials said.

It comes after the conflict was declared by France on Wednesday to be a full-blown civil war.

The head of the U.N. observers in Syria said Friday a recent spike in bloodshed is derailing the mission to monitor and defuse more than a year of violence and could prompt the unarmed force to pull out.

Tartus is one of Russia’s most strategically-important assets, giving it military access to the Mediterranean Sea.

Russia and China, both permanent members of the U.N. Security Council with veto power, frustrated attempts by key Western figures, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to enforce a United Nations peace plan brokered by special envoy Kofi Annan.

At least two ships carrying Russian weapons have reportedly travelled to Syria since the beginning of the year, though possibly not on behalf of state arms exporter Rosoboronexport.


Anonymous said...

I can just hear the sirens going off now~like that of the tornado sirens near us. Scott, you may be burning the midnight oil as you keep us apprised of the latest developments.


Scott said...

You know GU - I was just thinking the same thing :)

Its SO worth it thoughm and its SO exciting - because we know that HIS return is SO near !

Anonymous said...

Perhaps as you play soft music from Hill Song in the background, we'll join you in spirit as you search the web for breaking news.
: )


Scott said...

Anon - NOW you're talking !! :)

Anonymous said...


not to forget >>>>>>>>

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>

Anonymous said...

Bulls are foolish, and stupid.

If they HAD ANY SENSE they would
respect the Grizzly BEAR, but they do not.

Current EWI analysis suggests that
12, 100 is NO LONGER VALID as
of tonite. The new level to watch
is 12, 400.....

on the DJII

If bulls had ANY SENSE AT ALL, they
would not have gotten GREEDY the last two weeks, but it is TOO LATE
for that.

ANY violation of 12, 400 and the
downside is basically an OPEN BOOK.
And that is serious.

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

hartdawg said...

This may be a dumb question but everytime i read or hear of tartus I'm reminded of the word tarterus in 2 peter where fallen angels are held...wonder if there's a connection or if that city is named after tarterus

Anonymous said...

Scott >>>>>

Please go here now >>>>


Stephen !!!!

Anonymous said...

A proxy war between the U.S. And Russia is about to begin.

Scott said...

Stephen, I did see that - very interesting indeed - thanks for that link.

Anon- I think its already started. This will be very very interesting to see as it evolves