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Russia Is Deploying The Largest Naval Force Since Cold War

Postby Ready1 on Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:00 pm

Russia Is Deploying The Largest Naval Force Since The Cold War For Syria:

by Tyler Durden
Oct 19, 2016 6:42 PM

Just moments ago we reported that in the latest escalation involving Syria, the Russian aircraft carrier Kuznetsov was now sailing past Norway on its way to Syria, where it is expected to arrive in just under 2 weeks. As part of the carrier naval group, Russia also deployed an escort of seven other Russian ships, which we dubbed the "most powerful Russian naval task force to sail in northern Europe since 2014" according to Russia's Nezavisimaya Gazeta daily reports.
It turns out it it was even bigger, because according to a NATO diplomat cited by Reuters, Russia is "deploying all of the Northern fleet and much of the Baltic fleet in the largest surface deployment since the end of the Cold War," the diplomat said on condition of anonymity.


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Re: Russia Is Deploying The Largest Naval Force Since Cold War

Postby Ready1 on Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:06 pm

Russian warships sail down British coast, likely en route to Syria

By Hilary Clarke, CNN
Updated 1:54 PM ET, Thu October 20, 2016

London (CNN)A fleet of Russian warships and fighter jets, including the flagship aircraft carrier the Admiral Kuznetsov, has reached the North Sea and is headed for the English Channel, the UK's Ministry of Defence told CNN in a statement.
The flotilla is believed to be on its way to the Mediterranean and eventually, most Western defense analysts believe, to Syria.

"It's a show of force and a show of capabilities," Peter Felstead, editor of Jane's Defence Weekly, told CNN.
"In terms of strike missions, they (the Russians) could just as easily have conducted them with the land-based aircraft they already have in Syria."
The UK Ministry of Defense says it is closely monitoring the Russian vessels, which left Russia October 15.
In a statement issued at that time, the Russian navy said the voyage was "to ensure naval presence in the important areas of the World Ocean. Special focus will be made on safeguarding security of maritime traffic and other types of Russian maritime economic activity and also responding to new kinds of modern threats such as piracy and international terrorism."


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They're getting pretty close... :grin:
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Re: Russia Is Deploying The Largest Naval Force Since Cold War

Postby Ready1 on Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:11 pm

Russia plans permanent navy base in Syria

By Tim Hume and Lindsay Isaac, CNN
Updated 9:12 AM ET, Mon October 10, 2016

• Tartus has long been used by Russia as a supply base
• The Syrian port lies on the Mediterranean coast

(CNN)Russia plans to expand its supply base in the Syrian port city of Tartus into a permanent naval base, Deputy Defence Minister Nikolai Pankov said on Monday, according to state news agency TASS.
"In Syria, we will have a permanent naval base in Tartus. The corresponding documents have been drafted. Currently they are in the process of inter-departmental coordination," said Pankov, during a meeting of Russia's Federation Council's international affairs committee.


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10 minutes into Israel...right beside that big natural gas and oil discovery... :grin:
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Re: Russia Is Deploying The Largest Naval Force Since Cold War

Postby Ready1 on Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:21 pm

And they have lovey dovey agreements with Iran, and Turkey, and Libya, and Sudan/Ethiopia Eze 38:5-6

And the world says :bored: :grin:
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Re: Russia Is Deploying The Largest Naval Force Since Cold War

Postby Ready1 on Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:14 am

The Kuznetsov set sail on October 15th from Severomorsk for the Syrian coast together with Peter the Great, two Udaloy-class destroyers, a tanker ship and a large tugboat.  Little noticed is that on the same day a squadron from Russia's Pacific Fleet departed Vladivostok on the other side of the world.  The second grouping consists of two destroyers (Udaloy and Sovremenny class), together with a large tanker and tug, headed for the Indian Ocean.  It's possible that this task force may choose to rally with the Kuznetsov in the Eastern Mediterranean, or perhaps standby on call in nearby waters. 

A host of other naval movements are playing out simultaneously.  One of Russia's newly completed Admiral Grigorovich-class frigates is transferring from the Baltic to the Black Sea Fleet, and may join the group off Syria to fire land attack cruise missiles.  It's possible one of the Northern Fleet's nuclear-powered submarines has joined this tour as well.  The Russian Navy's comparative strength, its submarine force, is unlikely to have been left completely without a role in this affair.

Two large corvettes from the Baltic Fleet have ventured out of port, either to escort the carrier or join it for exercises on its voyage south.  Already on October 18th, the carrier began flight-training operations in the Norwegian Sea, shadowed by the British and Norwegian militaries.  Traveling slowly, the Russian Navy will probably make several exercise stops as a pointed show of force to NATO along the way. 


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Re: Russia Is Deploying The Largest Naval Force Since Cold War

Postby Jay Ross on Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:01 pm

It seems to me that the world is imploding into a global prophetic unfolding of end time events. We have to zoom out a little to see ......

When we have our classes zoomed right in to see a particular tree, it stops us from seeing all of the trees and how they are moving in sync in one direction as a forest.
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Re: Russia Is Deploying The Largest Naval Force Since Cold War

Postby GodsStudent on Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:46 am

EXACTLY, Ready1.....EXACTLY.

I keep saying to loved ones around me....LOOK AT THIS and I keep getting a non response.....it's upsetting.

Russia is on the move.....THEY are not playing or blowing hot air....they are preparing for war. The US powers that be are, too, but because they don't have the backing of the American people, who are clearly still primarily in the dark about the whole affair, for the most part, the US is just now "creating a case for it" in the news media, from what I see. Man, I hope I'm wrong. My opinion is that unless people in the USA are getting their news on the internet, they don't really understand the "realness" of the danger we are facing in these days.
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Re: Russia Is Deploying The Largest Naval Force Since Cold War

Postby Ready1 on Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:30 pm

Russia Drops Bid to Refuel Warships on Spanish Territory as Tensions with NATO Rise
Alliance officials said flotilla including Russia’s sole aircraft carrier is bound for Syria

By Julian E. Barnes in Brussels and Richard Boudreaux in Madrid
Updated Oct. 26, 2016 4:54 p.m. ET

Russia canceled a bid to have Syria-bound warships refuel on Spanish territory as tensions rose between Moscow and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization over Russian ships deploying in the Baltic Sea and new NATO measures to reinforce Eastern European allies.

Moscow rescinded its request to Spanish authorities to allow a flotilla to refuel at Spain’s North African exclave of Ceuta, according to Spain’s Foreign Ministry and Russian state media, a switch that came as Madrid faced rising pressure from U.S. and U.K. officials to refuse the request.

NATO declined to comment on the rescinded request, but allied diplomats privately expressed relief. Moscow’s move on Wednesday took Spain off the hot seat with its fellow NATO members, defusing rising intra-alliance tensions as alliance defense ministers meet in Brussels. But as the Russian flotilla continues to sail toward Syria, there is little likelihood that tensions between the West and Moscow will immediately abate.

It isn’t clear where Russia will turn to refuel its ships, which are based near Murmansk in Severomorsk, the headquarters of Russia’s northern fleet. Western officials said Russia could dispatch an oiler or could seek to refuel in Greece, another NATO ally. The latter course would likely engender a controversy similar to the one over Spain.


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Re: Russia Is Deploying The Largest Naval Force Since Cold War

Postby Ready1 on Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:28 pm

A flotilla of Russian warships is now in the eastern Mediterranean off the Syrian coast after being sent to reinforce Russia's military in the area, a naval commander said on state television.

The commander of Russia's flagship Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, Sergei Artamonov, said via video link that the ships are now in the "designated zone... in the eastern Mediterranean" and "are now jointly carrying out tasks, maneuvering to the west of the Syrian coast."

The battle group has traveled to Syria from the North Sea through the English Channel in the biggest such naval deployment in recent years as part of Russia's military intervention in Syria.


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Re: Russia Is Deploying The Largest Naval Force Since Cold War

Postby GodsStudent on Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:40 pm

I hope my understanding of this is good and right.

I don't have any fears or concerns over this headline since I know that Russia isn't interested in war with the USA, and is interested in, at least for the time being, defeating ISIS and other proxies associated therewith.

I know that our government has said it was interested in defeating ISIS, too, but somehow has been complicit in actually strengthening them and their proxies, but since Obama is a lame duck now and likely wont be doing anything to further act in this area (he better not! he shouldn't do anything serious unless the US is directly in harms way!)....
And since Trump is more interested in removing the USA from the middle east and getting on with US Federal Business and NOT feeding the beast's belly....
These strong actions on the part of Russia should be accepted and acceptable.

I am of the opinion that the USA has done plenty worldwide to influence what they thought was right. In Syria, I do not oppose Russia's standing behind Assad's military to enable Assad to rule in his own country. My opinion might be different if Assad wasn't asking for Russia's help here.

So....and.....yet I know that the elite....the establishment.....want to use this scenario to start a war and fulfill it's own agenda, which really doesn't have much to do with Syria and is more about using Syria's situation to get it's own goals and agenda met....and the citizenry of the USA has stood against the establishment and elected Trump....

You know....I am quite happy JUST FOR NOW. I know a lot of people are not content with the day and the moment and are constantly worrying about what the future holds....but for me and for now, I have needed a break from all the stress and distress and am HAPPY TO take the moment to be just that....happy and satisfied that for today....I'm happy to see the change we voted for coming around....and looking forward to some positive actions out of those votes.

I do not want to be crude, and certainly in today's society this would be considered PG, but it makes a strong point....back in the day, I was speaking to someone who was a therapist about a situation I had on my mind. The therapist taught me something that has stuck for years. He said....stand up and spread your legs. Now envision the future in front of you and the past behind you. He said, anytime you are focused on whats in front or behind, look at what you are doing to today....for those who don't get the visual, you are pottying all over today if your focus is ahead or behind you. The analogy might not awestruck any of you, but if you can remember to be happy today, since today is going well, and not focus on what has been or might be in the future, your today stands a better chance of being good.

We have all gotten very....MUCH TOO.....used to worrying and being dissatisfied....it's our daily GRIND...and it wears us all out and down. Certainly everyone is welcome to obsess over what MIGHT happen, or what Trump might do...and all that foolishness....but TODAY....I choose to take him at his word, because he isn't in office and hasn't begun to fulfill his promises to the American people. Today I am and have every right to be happy and expect he will follow through on his words, and until something BAD happens before he takes office, OR Until he gets into office and doesn't honor his word, I am going to be alright with allowing myself to believe he will do just that....honor his word....and fix all these thorns in the side of America.

I don't care if others follow suit or not, but all the posts that worry and create stress ....I am going to ignore them to the best of my ability. I've been pretty upset for a very long time over what Obama and Co. have been doing, what the establishment (one in the same) have been doing and planning to do....and now God gives us a rainbow and instead of enjoying the beauty of it's reprieve, I see so many staying stuck and hardlined into the habit of obsessing and worrying and projecting......Go ahead, and ....but.....don't mind me if I don't join you.....I am going to give Trump a chance and enjoy his victory, which gives him the opportunity.....

I know he's not everyone's ideal guy, but he is a SMART GUY who has lots of good plans out there and lots of good people backing and working directly with him to implement those plans....and its ok for me to be happy that it's going on and take this time to enjoy that it's all going on....and I will be doing just that, and ONLY THAT, for as long as I can.
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Re: Russia Is Deploying The Largest Naval Force Since Cold War

Postby Mr Baldy on Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:19 pm

GodsStudent wrote:In Syria, I do not oppose Russia's standing behind Assad's military to enable Assad to rule in his own country. My opinion might be different if Assad wasn't asking for Russia's help here.


Lisa, apparently you do not understand the dynamics of what is going on here. You have unequivocally just stated that you support two very dangerous men. Please do your research, on this history of these two very Dictatorial men who assonate those who don't follow their plans.

GodsStudent wrote:I am going to give Trump a chance and enjoy his victory, which gives him the opportunity.


Like it or not Trump is our President - let's just not forget that it is God whom has allowed him to old this office - and it is to carry out His Sovereign Plan. However, Trump is not the Savior - as many want or expect him to be.

GodsStudent wrote:I do not want to be crude, and certainly in today's society this would be considered PG, but it makes a strong point....back in the day, I was speaking to someone who was a therapist about a situation I had on my mind. The therapist taught me something that has stuck for years. He said....stand up and spread your legs.


In closing, Lisa..... if I had a therapist who told me to "stand up and spread your legs" - "about a situation I had on my mind" - I personally would not be looking at the Graduate Degrees he had on his wall - but I would deeply be concerned about this statement he made and deeply question his motive.
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Re: Russia Is Deploying The Largest Naval Force Since Cold War

Postby GodsStudent on Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:48 am

Mr Baldy wrote:
GodsStudent wrote:
GodsStudent wrote:I do not want to be crude, and certainly in today's society this would be considered PG, but it makes a strong point....back in the day, I was speaking to someone who was a therapist about a situation I had on my mind. The therapist taught me something that has stuck for years. He said....stand up and spread your legs.


In closing, Lisa..... if I had a therapist who told me to "stand up and spread your legs" - "about a situation I had on my mind" - I personally would not be looking at the Graduate Degrees he had on his wall - but I would deeply be concerned about this statement he made and deeply question his motive.


WHOA, you misquoted me in the rudest and crudest way. I SAID, he told me to spread my legs and THEN to put the future ahead of me and the past behind me and look at what I was doing to today......this was, in no way, sexual in nature, as you have cut my words off to make them sound. He was saying that I was tinkling on today when I only focused on my future and my past.....

Also, in the here and now of today, Russia's political interest in Syria is about port cities for ships, and they are willing to fight to keep those interests. If you're about to tell me that Syria's Assad is any worse than China's leaders, who don't allow Christians to even meet, or for that matter, Africa's leaders, who....I won't even go there......and the rest of the leadership in the middle east....need I mention Sharia Law....????

As to your direct correction.... you, my brother, don't have a right to speak to me as if I'm an uninformed idiot.....because I am not. I stated I understand the goals, YOU were the one who put words like "unequivocally support" into my text, and you have no right to do that......While I am aware this world is not my home I am also aware and comprehending of politics and what drives and motivates dictators, leaders, presidents, countries, etc. It is you who can be rather dogmatic on an average day....typically, not me so much. Thanks.
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Re: Russia Is Deploying The Largest Naval Force Since Cold War

Postby GodsStudent on Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:36 am

“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.” (Proverbs 27:1 NIV)
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