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    Russian military intervention and aid to Syria #14

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    Post  JohninMK Mon Mar 14, 2022 2:57 pm

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    Amid a severing of diplomatic contact w. #Russia (except for #JCPOA talks), x2 officials tell me #Moscow has stopped answering the #Syria deconfliction line -- and x1 U.S. DOD official confirmed #Russia has resumed "unsafe and unprofessional" actions around U.S. forces in the NE.



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    Post  GarryB Tue Mar 15, 2022 12:59 am

    Your sending weapons to Ukrainians to kill Russian soldiers so you clearly mean unsafe for your people... GOOD.

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    Post  lancelot Tue Mar 15, 2022 4:13 am

    Iraq is already heating up. It will heat up more. As will Syria.

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    Post  JohninMK Sun Mar 27, 2022 2:17 pm

    Don't think that Russia can't fight on two or more fronts if it has to!!!

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    Russian Ambassador to Syria warned that "israeli" strikes in Syria are “provoking” Russia to react.

    This is one of the biggest warnings Russia gave to "israel" as far as I can remember.


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    Post  GarryB Mon Mar 28, 2022 4:17 am

    Need a picture of a smiling Assad with the words... "over your dead body bitch..."

    It is funny that 1,000 imaginary Syrians are worth more than 600,000 real Iraqi children...

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    Post  JohninMK Sun Apr 24, 2022 12:34 pm

    Surprised it took so long.

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    ISTANBUL, April 23 (Reuters) - Turkish air space has been closed to military and civilian planes carrying troops from Russia to Syria after consultation with Moscow, Turkey's state broadcaster TRT Haber cited Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu as saying on Saturday.
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    Post  flamming_python Sun Apr 24, 2022 1:00 pm

    JohninMK wrote:Surprised it took so long.

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    ISTANBUL, April 23 (Reuters) - Turkish air space has been closed to military and civilian planes carrying troops from Russia to Syria after consultation with Moscow, Turkey's state broadcaster TRT Haber cited Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu as saying on Saturday.

    Russian bombers going to pound north Syria hard over the next week

    Erdo after consultation with his French friend I guess is not happy that Russia didn't agree to an evacuation the beleaguered Azovites to Turkey
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    Post  nero Sun Apr 24, 2022 8:49 pm

    JohninMK wrote:Surprised it took so long.

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    ISTANBUL, April 23 (Reuters) - Turkish air space has been closed to military and civilian planes carrying troops from Russia to Syria after consultation with Moscow, Turkey's state broadcaster TRT Haber cited Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu as saying on Saturday.

    They only used Turkey for charter military flights used to carry personnel. This decision is insignificant as they'll re-route via Iran and Iraq.
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    Post  flamming_python Sun Apr 24, 2022 9:02 pm

    nero wrote:
    JohninMK wrote:Surprised it took so long.

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    ISTANBUL, April 23 (Reuters) - Turkish air space has been closed to military and civilian planes carrying troops from Russia to Syria after consultation with Moscow, Turkey's state broadcaster TRT Haber cited Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu as saying on Saturday.

    They only used Turkey for charter military flights used to carry personnel. This decision is insignificant as they'll re-route via Iran and Iraq.

    They're sending a message

    Quite soon Turkey will let NATO ships into the Black Sea as well, and restart the war in Karabakh

    Don't think they'll cut gas purchases and transit though. Business is business
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    Post  GarryB Mon Apr 25, 2022 7:07 am

    It would make no sense for Turkey to let HATO ships or subs into the Black Sea, and if they did... so what Russia controls the Black Sea and could sink any ship or sub in there, but any HATO ship there even looks like opening fire on Russian forces it makes itself a legitimate target to be sunk... not really a great advantage for the west at all... and well within range of MiG-31Ks with Kinzhals too... not to mention torpedos they really wont have much opportunity to evade.

    It makes them massively more vulnerable without giving any advantage at all.

    And if they want to escalate things in NK I am sure the Russian military would easily demolish the gas fields in Azerbaijan and all the pipelines and stop pumping gas through Turkey to the EU.... I mean if they are going to be enemies too then why keep up any pretense or open business because after opening up the Black Sea and trying to take advantage in NK then the next step would be sanctions on Russia so Russia could simply cut off gas and cooperation and bomb the shit out of Azerbaijans energy sector which is horribly vulnerable.

    It would be Turkey and Azerbaijan that suffer in such a situation... the EU is running out of strings to pull so they will be cutting Russian gas at some stage anyway so cutting off gas through Turkey would actually be a blessing for Russia to blame them for it.

    I honestly don't think they will because they don't benefit from Russia being an enemy and unlike Kiev don't have to do what the US is telling them they have to.
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    Post  lancelot Mon Apr 25, 2022 7:14 am

    If Azerbaijan pushes too hard and goes into Armenian territory you can bet either Russia, Iran, or both, will start blowing up gas compressor stations and the like in Azerbaijan's territory.
    Iran and Turkey are clearly becoming way more assertive. Iran in particular senses the power vacuum the US is leaving in the Middle East. And now they have the long term deal with the Chinese and a working relationship with Russia. They can assert their power a lot more than they used to.

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    Post  Mig-31BM2 Super Irbis-E Tue May 17, 2022 12:27 am

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    #Breaking | On Friday night Israel attacked a vehicle for reloading rockets belonging to a S-300 battery to the west of Masyaf.
    It seems that Russia has activated it's advanced aerial defense system for the first time against Israeli IAF jets.

    Geolocation: (35.178485,36.262079)

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    Post  JohninMK Tue May 17, 2022 12:55 am

    Mig-31BM2 Super Irbis-E wrote:WorldNews IL
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    #Breaking | On Friday night Israel attacked a vehicle for reloading rockets belonging to a S-300 battery to the west of Masyaf.
    It seems that Russia has activated it's advanced aerial defense system for the first time against Israeli IAF jets.

    Geolocation: (35.178485,36.262079)

    That SyAF S-300 battery used to be just down the road from the RuAF S-400 battery, wonder if it still is.
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    Post  franco Tue May 17, 2022 11:54 pm

    https://twitter.com/200_zoka/status/1526673633988562944/photo/2

    Will need confirmation but apparently Russia just launched on Israeli warplanes...

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    Post  crod Wed May 18, 2022 7:45 am

    Isos wrote:

    Mate I’m not sure what way you post those links but they never open.

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    Post  Isos Wed May 18, 2022 9:12 am

    Well they open for me and for many other members so the issue is on your side.

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    Post  Hole Wed May 18, 2022 11:50 am

    Where is the outrage in the west about this blatant attack on a sovereign state?

    Just kidding.

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    Post  Mig-31BM2 Super Irbis-E Wed May 18, 2022 9:53 pm

    Was it just a warning?
    https://aviation21.ru/rossiya-dala-ponyat-izrailyu-chto-nedovolna-ego-dejstviyami-v-sirii-i-poziciej-po-ukraine/
    However, it does not go to the message that the IDF took a re-loading vehicle of S-300/400 under fire.

    If Israel does not want Russia to help Iran in Syria, Israel shouldn't help Ukraine ... Especially since Syria is not a Nazis to the government and the military has it completely different in Ukraine!
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    Post  GarryB Thu May 19, 2022 1:06 pm

    Well they open for me and for many other members so the issue is on your side.

    They never open for me either.

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    Post  JohninMK Sat May 21, 2022 12:42 am

    The Syrian Express, Merchant Marine section still seems to be in use

    The current closure of the Turkish Straits under Montreux applies only to naval vessels. Free transit through the Straits for commercial purposes continues. Russia is abusing this distinction by using civilian merchant vessels as naval auxiliaries to supply logistics to its military operations in Syria and Ukraine. This is not the first time Moscow has done this either. At the height of its Syria campaign, the war effort required more supplies than the Russian Navy, or Voyenno-Morskoy Flot, could carry. Russia bought old civilian cargo ships from Turkey, reflagged them, and began using them for its war.

    And now, Russia is once again using civilian ships to supply its military campaigns in Syria and Libya, and to fulfill existing contracts, such as Rosatom’s nuclear power plant construction in El Dabaa, Egypt or exporting defense products to Algeria. Russia is also plundering commodities from occupied territories in Ukraine, especially from the port of Sevastopol’s Avlita grain terminal. It is absurd that Russia has been allowed to weaponize commercial trade by illegally blockading the Odesa and Chornomorsk harbors, while also profiting from the sale of stolen Ukrainian grain, exported from an occupied Ukrainian port.

    Currently, Russia is using five types of civilian merchant ships for war:

    Cargo vessels owned by logistics company Oboronlogistika, part of the Russian Ministry of Defense. These purportedly civilian ships, such as Pizhma, Sparta, Sparta II, Ursa Major (x-Sparta III), and Sparta IV, regularly carry military cargo from Novorossiysk to Syria and from Baltic ports like Ust-Luga and Kaliningrad to Novorossiysk.

    Russian-flag roll-on/roll-off cargo ships (ro-ros) of “private” Russian companies like Moscow-based M Leasing, which are owned by or working on behalf of the Russian government, such as Adler, Angara, and Lady Mariia, carry defense exports and transport weapons. For example, Russian-flag Lady Mariia carried arms from Kaliningrad to Novorossiysk. The same ship very recently carried weapons from Novorossiysk all the way to Myanmar, another conflict zone.

    Older, non-Russian-flag ro-ros not seen in this region before but brought back into service and flying flags of convenience. These ships, such as Kocatepe (x-Varyag), Barbaros, Hızır, and Şampiyon Trabzonspor, now frequent Novorossiysk harbor, and are likely working as contractors for the Russian government. These ships, which carried military cargo in the past, are now prolonging the war in Ukraine by providing revenue and even transporting weapons for Russia’s use.

    Russian-flag tankers regularly carry jet fuel to Hemeimeem Air Base in Syria. Several smaller tankers, especially Russian-flag Sig and Yaz, have been documented transporting aviation jet fuel to Baniyas, Syria for years. They are clearly not functioning as civilian ships and should be treated as Russian Navy auxiliary vessels. Preventing them from transiting the Turkish Straits would immediately ground the Russian Air Force in the Syrian theater. As Hemeimeem is also a refueling stop for flights to Russian military operations in the Central African Republic, Mali, and Venezuela, stopping these two ships would immediately disrupt Russian military operations globally.

    Russian- or Syrian-flag bulk carriers that transport commodities like wheat, barley, or corn, such as Mikhail Nenashev, Matros Pozynich, Laodicea, Souria, and Finikia.

    Russia has found a way to work around the current closure of the Turkish Straits by supplying logistics to its military operations in Syria or Ukraine using supposedly private companies and civilian ships. The use of civilian merchant vessels for war violates the spirit of the Montreux mechanism that was used to close the Turkish Straits. Even if it is legal, it is not acceptable and should not be allowed.


    https://www.mei.edu/publications/russia-violating-spirit-montreux-using-civilian-ships-war

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    Post  JohninMK Sat May 21, 2022 12:44 am

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    #Russian Navy missile frigate Admiral Grigorovich, seen approaching Dardanelles towards Black Sea today

    Likely escorting two Russian tankers (Yaz, IMO 9735323, and Sig, IMO 9735335)

    The warship is understood to be remaining in Med.
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    Post  GarryB Sat May 21, 2022 11:24 am

    And now, Russia is once again using civilian ships to supply its military campaigns in Syria and Libya, and to fulfill existing contracts, such as Rosatom’s nuclear power plant construction in El Dabaa, Egypt or exporting defense products to Algeria. Russia is also plundering commodities from occupied territories in Ukraine, especially from the port of Sevastopol’s Avlita grain terminal. It is absurd that Russia has been allowed to weaponize commercial trade by illegally blockading the Odesa and Chornomorsk harbors, while also profiting from the sale of stolen Ukrainian grain, exported from an occupied Ukrainian port.

    Hahahaha... the butt hurt is delicious... it is the west that is supplying nazis with weapons and was offering nuclear weapons and also supplying bio weapons.

    The military vessel blockade by Turkey is regarding the conflict in Ukraine and is not related to the humanitarian situation in Libya or Syria or commercial contracts with Egypt or military export sales to Algeria.

    Hilarious considering the UK stole 2 billion from Venezuela, and considering of all the blockades purpetrated around the world it is normally western countries doing the blockading... pot calling a kettle black really.

    The same ship very recently carried weapons from Novorossiysk all the way to Myanmar, another conflict zone.

    Considering the entire west is supplying weapons to the Ukraine, this is also rather amusing... or UK and US supplying weapons to the conflict in Yemen, or just bullets to Israel to kill Palestinian stone throwing boys and girls.

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    Post  Hole Sat May 21, 2022 12:43 pm

    The west is busy in stealing all grain from "Ukraine" it can get his greedy fingers on and is illegaly blockading Yemen which killed tens of thousands in that country. But... Russia!

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