According to a national leading report this is supposedly in response to us placing several missiles defense systems throughout Eastern Europe.
Look, with tension growing by the second in Syria, Egypt, Iran and we will certainly not leave Israel out of this equation either. We are closer to the threshold of entering a Global Thermonuclear was than at any other point in time since Kennedy's Presidency.
It has been quite some time since any of use have seen any great levels of activity coming from the Russian Bear, however, someone has awaken the sleeping giant. For those who thought that Russia was extinct and not a world player in the regards of military might.....think again!
Heavy aircraft-carrying missile cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov (image from http://pilot.strizhi.info)
Moscow is deploying warships at its base in the Syrian port of Tartus. The long-planned mission comes, providentially, at the very moment when it could help prevent a potential conflict in the strategically important Middle Eastern country.
The Russian battle group will consist of three vessels led by the heavy aircraft-carrying missile cruiser, Admiral Kuznetsov.
Russian military officials insist that the move has no connection with the ongoing crisis in the region and was planned a year ago, the Izvestia newspaper reports. Apart from Syria, the aircraft carrier and its escort ships are set to visit the Lebanese capital, Beirut, Genoa in Italy and Cyprus, says the former Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Viktor Kravchenko.
Nevertheless, he added that the presence of a military force other than NATO’s is very useful for this region, because “it will prevent the outbreak of an armed conflict,” Izvestia quoted Kravchenko as saying.
The Soviet Union, the Admiral recalled, created a special naval squadron to deter Western military forces in the Mediterranean Sea. To repair and supply its ships, Moscow needed its own maintenance base in the region, and that was how the base in Tartus came into being.
Now....If you believe this....I have ocean front property available for sale right here in Arkansas.
This is a well planned and executed move on the part of Russia. Vladimir Putin is truly starting to flex his muscles and with everything falling to pieces in the Middle East it is only going to continue to get worse wit the passing of each and every day.
Get ready cause the bombs are ready to fly! Who will be first?