Voices from Russia

Monday, 9 January 2012

Syria Hails Visit of Russian Warships to Tartus

Russian naval task force centred on the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov… the Bear’s back and he’s telling the American aggressors to back off on Syria

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Syrian authorities called the visit of a Russian naval task force to the port of Tartus a “show of solidarity with the Syrian people”, the official SANA news agency reported. On Sunday, a Russian task force, led by the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, arrived in Tartus to replenish water and food supplies during a long-term training mission in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. SANA cited Governor Atef al-Naddaf of Tartus as saying, “We highly respect Russia’s honourable stance in support of the Syrian people”. Russia maintains a Soviet-era naval maintenance site near Tartus as its only military foothold in the Mediterranean. Moscow is planning to modernise the facility to accommodate large warships, including missile cruisers and even aircraft carriers after 2012. On Sunday, the Defence Ministry reiterated that the visit of Russian warships to Tartus wasn’t in connection with the current political crisis in Syria, and said that the task force would leave the port on 9 January to continue with its training mission.

9 January 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/russia/20120109/170675862.html

Editor’s Note:

Despite the denials, we all know why the Russian task force is in Syria… it’s to deter the USA from launching aggression against Syria, full stop. Russia stopped American aggression in South Ossetia in ’08, and it looks like its ready to stand against American Hegemonism yet again. The bear’s back and that may mean that the violence and mayhem that America’s unleashed on the world over the last twenty years may cease… God willing, let it be so…

BMD

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