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#1 Yeah but, IIRC, Putin wasn't all that happy with NATO bombing Libya either.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-06-12 16:27||
#2 IMO this move is Moscow using the Assad Regime to break the Caucasus insurgencies "over there", i.e. the flow of $$$, arms, + fighters = support to Caucasus Militants from the Middle East proper. DITTO ALSO FOR PREVENTING ANY ESCALATION IN THE SYRIAN CRISIS VEE DE FACTO IRANIAN MIL INTERVENTION TO PROTECT ITS SYRIAN ALLY + [overland]STRATEGIC ACCESS TO THE MED.
IIUC, in MOSCOW'S MIND, any Iranian intervention in Syria will undoubtedly extend to the CAUCASUS + EX-SSRS in CENTASIA [CAR]. There is also WEST ASIA = Iran BFF Nuclear-armed Pakistan to consider.
NEO-OTTOMANISM [Turkey], vs. NEO-PERSIANISM [Iran], wid lots of overlapping ex-Territories, Ethno-similar Peoples claimed by One or Both.
IMO Moscow wants to nip things in the bud.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-06-12 20:29||
#3 FYI RENSE > TRAPLEY - RUSSIA READIES SPECIAL FORCES FOR SYRIA DUTY | [Tarpley.Net] RUSSIA REPORTEDLY PREPARING TWO DIVISIONS, SPETZNATZ BRIGADE FOR DEPLOYMENT TO SYRIA.
* SAME > [WSWS = World Socialist Web Site] RUSSIA PREPARES ARMY FOR SYRIAN DEPLOYMENT.
Putin has allgeedly ordered Russia's military to prep for various international missions outside of Russia, including [but not limited to] SYRIA.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-06-12 21:02||
#4 Should say, Russa: US sending attack drones
Posted by Fat Bob Unotch3711 2012-06-12 21:48||
#5 OTOH FM Lavrov claimed that a Bus carrying Russian Soldiers = "Specialists/Peacekeepers" was recently attacked in western Damascus, + had been attacked times previously???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-06-12 23:16||
#6 DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER LAVROV HAS MADE IT CLEAR IRAN SHOULD NOT BE EXCLUDED FROM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SYRIA -PUTTING IT [Russia] ON A COLLISION COURSE WID THE US ON THE STALLED PEACE PROCESS | [RT.com] RUSSIA INSISTS ON IRAN ROLE OVER SYRIA.
* TOPIX > [USA] BRINGING AL-QAEDA TO SOUTHEAST MEDITERRANEAN [Syria + Lebanon] A GRAVER THREAT TO EUROPE THAN [Iranain?]NUCLEAR WEAPONS: IRANIAN GENERAL.
Iran JCS Chair MGEN Hassan Fairouzabodi.
ARTIC > IRAN = US + ARAB ALLIES CREATED AL-QAEDA + TALIBAN, thus are directly responsible for the on-going chaos in the Middle East + Muslim World + Globe in general.
* SAME > IRAN PLANS TO BECOME [Electrical]POWER TRANSIT HUB [Exports] TO EUROPE + MIDDLE EAST: OFFICIAL.
* TOPIX > TURKEY'S PRESIDENT ABDULLAH GUL INVOKES INSHALLAH, SAYS ALL TERRITORIES OF AZERBAIJAN OCCUPIED BY ARMENIA WILL BE LIBERATED.
* SAME > PRESIDENT: TURKEY IS MAKING EVERY EFFORT TO LIBERATE AZERI LANDS.
* WAFF > ARMENIAN EXPERT RICHARD GIRAGOSIAN: AZERBAIJAN WILL DECLARE WAR [agz Armenia] IN 2014.
* WAFF > GREECE'S "FUHRER" WANTS INSTANBUL [+ other ancient Greek-Hellenic-Macedon] BACK,
as in TURKO-MUSLIM INSTANBUL FKA GRECO-ROMAN CONSTANTINOPLE/BYZANTIUM, preferably under
"sole" Greek sovereignty, but may be willing accept a more realistic Greco-Turkic national "sharing" of common heritage places???
"Golden Dawn" ultra-Right Party Leader NIKOS MIHALOLIAKOS.
Lest we fergit, 1990's NET > rise of the "YELLOW/YELLOW-RED DAWN" Group-Movement in Asia.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-06-13 00:12||