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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 11:53 AM
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Russian Navy Squadron Sails To Syrian Port; Damascus Deploys Tanks On Turkey Border
Russias Defense Ministry said a navy squadron has set off for the Mediterranean as an Egyptian official said that a U.S. nuclear submarine has passed through the Suez Canal earlier this week heading to the Mediterranean.

Russian news reports quoted the ministry as saying that the squadron was to make a call at the Syrian port of Tartus to replenish supplies. The ministry said the visit had been planned long ago and had no relation to the Syrian crisis, The Associated Press reported.

Russian television stations showed the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft cruiser sailing off Tuesday from Severomorsk, the Arctic base of Russias Northern Fleet. The carrier is being escorted by a destroyer and several supply ships and will be joined later by several other warships.

Moscow has strongly opposed the Western push for international sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assads government for its violent crackdown on protests.

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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 01:47 PM
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1. Lovely.
Edited on Wed Dec-07-11 01:47 PM by marmar

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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 07:32 PM
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2.  Who is in charge?
Our foreign policies seem to be made outside of our shores.
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DRoseDARs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 09:12 PM
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3. So I learned today that "squadron" applies to things outside of aviation, and Russia desperately...
...wishes to be taken seriously still.
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