Big powers move in on Syria: Russian troops for Tartus. US forces ready to go

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A contingent of Russian special forces is on its way to Syria to guard the Russian navy’s deep-water port at the Syria’s Mediterranean coastal town of Tartus, Pentagon officials informed US NBC TV Friday, June 15. They are coming by ship. According to debkafile’s sources, the contingent is made up of naval marines and is due to land in Syria in the coming hours.

In a separate and earlier announcement, US Defense Department sources in Washington reported that the US military had completed its own planning for a variety of US operations against Syria, or for assisting neighboring countries in the event action was ordered – a reference, according to our sources, to Turkey, Jordan and Israel.

The Syrian civil war is now moving into a new phase of major power military intervention, say debkafile’s military sources. Moscow, by sending troops to Syria without UN Security Council approval, has set up a precedent for the United States, the European Union and Arab governments to follow. They all held back from sending troops to Syria because all motions to apply force for halting the bloodshed in Syria was blocked in the UN body.

According to US military sources, in recent weeks, the Pentagon has finalized its assessment of what types of units would be needed and how many troops. The military planning includes a scenario for a no-fly zone as well as protecting chemical and biological sites. The U.S. Navy is maintaining a presence of three surface combatants and a submarine in the eastern Mediterranean to conduct electronic surveillance and reconnaissance on the Syrian regime, a senior Pentagon official said.

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3 Responses

  1. dave says:

    I agree with Spectator . It is painfully obvious that the lackeys of Israel are responsible for the civil unrest in Syria . and no matter how many people know this . it wont have any impact on our so called democratic governments . Western Governments have stooped to the level of dishonesty and evilness that depicts Israel . I cannot imagine what will make the people of these immoral and unethical countries rise up and say enough is enough . To do so means protesting and demonstrating . which means confronting the police state that so many Western countries have become . and sadly it will make no impact on the Jewish / Israel lackeys . Dark days have arrived and will continue for a long time to come . I believe Churchill said [prior to WW1] that “The lights are going out all over Europe ” The lights are out all over the world and will stay out until two evil countries are purged from the face of the world . Namely The USA and its Master ISRAEL .

  2. P'Neal says:

    You know you are definitely in for major trouble when the U.S. says it’s going to ‘assist’ you.

  3. Spectator says:

    Why bother repeating Mossad propaganda (Debkafile)? The aggressors throughout this wholly-manufactured “crisis” have been Israel and its Western lackeys. Russia is simply being prudent, and trying to avoid the fate suffered by all the Chinese workers and projects that had to be abandoned in Libya just last year when that phoney “civil war” escalated due to the interference of the same culprits as threaten peace today.

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