Report: Russian Troops Enter Syria to Assist Assad Regime


Russian Anti-Terror Troops Arrive in Syria (ABC News)

ABC is reporting that Russian troops have entered Syria to assist the Assad regime with the anti-government protests.
ABC News reported:

A Russian military unit has arrived in Syria, according to Russian news reports, a development that a United Nations Security Council source told ABC News was “a bomb” certain to have serious repercussions.

Russia, one of President Bashar al-Assad’s strongest allies despite international condemnation of the government’s violent crackdown on the country’s uprising, has repeatedly blocked the United Nations Security Council’s attempts to halt the violence, accusing the U.S. and its allies of trying to start another war.

Now the Russian Black Sea fleet’s Iman tanker has arrived in the Syrian port of Tartus on the Mediterranean Sea with an anti-terror squad from the Russian Marines aboard according to the Interfax news agency. The Assad government has insisted it is fighting a terrorist insurgency.

The Iman replaced another Russian ship “which had been sent to Syria for demonstrating (sic) the Russian presence in the turbulent region and possible evaluation of Russian citizens,” the Black Sea Fleet told Interfax.

RIA Novosti, a news outlet with strong ties to the Kremlin, trumpeted the news in a banner headline that appeared only on its Arabic language website. The Russian embassy to the US and to the UN had no comment, saying they have “no particular information on” the arrival of a Russian anti-terrorism squad to Syria.

Russia also urged the West to tone down the anti-Assad rhetoric… (as Assad continues to slaughter protesters).

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  • Skinner

    They will get what they are looking for…

    And the world thinks the Russian Communists don’t exist?

    They are still our enemy, and the enemy of freedom.

    .

  • Sanmon

    If true I guess the US does not have to go in. Took something off Obamas war plate. He does not have to worry now about how to honor our troops that might have had fight his war. See how Obama saved and created our military.

  • bg

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    and they accuse Israel of faux massacre’s.. *sigh*

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  • Dianne

    Still – I’d rather have the Russians fighting the muslim brotherhood than no one – and obama is making it worse, not better. So I’m glad Russia is doing this. I just pray to God obama doesn’t help the mb bomb Russian troops while they are there.

    The enemy of my enemy is my FFN (friend for now).

  • wanumba

    Makes me a little nervous to have Gog and Magog in the area.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Bashar Assad always struck me as a Heinrich Himmler with more hair and more height.

  • democraps suck

    Looks like another undeclared war for obozo and his cronies….I say send in all democrat congressmen and be done with it…no loss at all

  • Taxpayer

    Ruh-roh. History is repeating itself….

  • Redwine

    Quick! Get Shrillary! She needs to get her little “Reset” (well, “overcharge”) button to Putin real fast!

  • xkaydet65

    Why would anyone expect the Russians who demolished Grozny and killed thousands and thousands of Chechnyans to be upset or put off by Assad’s murder of a mere 8,000.

  • donh

    Once again the New Wolrd Order cult makes a big military move during the Ides of March.

  • Larkin

    For once I agree with the russians.

    No matter how bad an arab dictator, he’s still less of a threat to the world than the islamists and sharia.

  • Mad Hatter

    When the Soviet Union fell apart, and the Berlin Wall came down, I remember a late night talk show host said, (and I’m paraphrasing)

    “This is a KGB operation, they’re cutting off some of the small states, and presenting themselves as a new and free country in order to get trade deals, so they can get their economy going. Nothing has changed except the size of the country.”

    At first, I thought he was crazy. As years have passed, I can now see he was 100% right.

  • Woody

    That’s going to make it a little awkward if we want to bomb Syria the way we bombed Libya.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    See the generals in their masses….. Just like witches at black masses…..

    http://grooveshark.com/s/War+Pigs/2vM25e?src=5

  • P. Aaron

    Syria must owe Russia money. That’s the only reason the troops are there…to make sure Syria pays up.

  • Dave-O

    According to Shrillary – President Assad is a “reformer”

    Not to worry though – we have the smartest President in the history of the United States – maybe the smartest man EVER! working on this. Along with his ace VP Biden and Shrillary.

    What could possibly go wrong?

  • P. Aaron

    Syria must owe Russia money.

  • the real wow

    Where’s that “Reset” button? Oh, I forgot, the Russians have it and are resetting everything.

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  • freeus

    Is there any evidence the Saudis asked for this? Anyone know?

    For that matter did Jordan, or Turkey ask for this?

    On the outside chance, since Germany has been lovin’ them some Russian oil deals, (along with the Chinese), did Germany ask for this? What about France? I mean Europe has got to have some oil stability if things go whiskey, tango, foxtrot with Iran and the Hormuz area.

    Heritage has had a long history documenting Putin’s desire for a Russian OPEC. Major moves, and progress have been made on this, but siding with Assad places Putin actually in the Middle East in a way which can develop the Russian OPEC goal. I realize Putin has a friend in Iran, but if there is a war, or if the Iranian leadership is toppled, then you have a unstable region, and in particular when it comes to oil supplies. There are a ton of upsides for the Russians to do this, but I do not see them defending Assad without there being a larger direct benefit.

    An alarm in my head that keeps going off is how weakened we are when it comes to world leadership. Whether it is NATO, or the UN, we are more often looking from the outside in, and many in the world leader department appear to laugh at the U.S. more than taking us seriously, or fearing what we could do. Some Saudi leader once said, while they did not agree with GW Bush, they at least did respect him because they knew he would keep his word, and he meant what he said. In the world power rankings, we are taking a nose dive, and Russia along with China, and India are on the rise in a major way. This move definitely makes us look weak.

    Assad is pure evil, but I have to agree with his statement in fighting terrorists. It looks like Mooky al Sadr is sending in folks, and so are the Egyptians. Of course, so is Iran. The genocide is horrific, but so far, I look at Assad as being much like Mubarak, and I an not keen on seeing anymore Muslims leaders toppled which only end in the nation being divided up, like in Libya, or having the leaders replaced by the MB, or Salafis. But that is just me.

    Just a random thought here, but we are sending quite a few alphabets into Africa. Supposedly in small numbers, but it is being done in a way that Congress should be alarmed, and so should Americans. This president is fully capable of another Black Hawk Down. This is not going to be good if the Russians “branch out”, and we end up clashing with them in some areas. I am thinking what might happen in the future with Rwanda, Somalia, Kenya, etc. Could helping Syria be a base, or launching pad for the Russians if they do not like what we are doing in these areas? Like I said, random thought. 🙂

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  • Adi

    It is only fair, I think.

    USA intervened in Libya without the accord of Russia and China. Let the Russians to fight AlQ and MB for a change, for every US/NATO soldier killed there’s a jihadist life saved. It doesn’t worth it and for what? Syrian oil goes to China anyways.

  • Obama 2016

    GOOD! It’s springtime, time to plant a garden….I hope they plant a lot of Islamic Jihadists in a nice safe place – 6 feet deep! The fewer Jihadists that walk away from the Russians, the fewer are left to bomb children and local markets.

    Ask a few of the chechnyan rebels how they like dealing with the Russian bear, or living in piles of rubble – not much is my guess.

  • Obama 2016

    @#1 March 19, 2012 at 4:01 pm
    Skinner commented: “They are still our enemy, and the enemy of freedom.”

    WTF, are you insane? Do you think the Muslims are our friends? Do you think Islamist’s are friends of FREEDOM??? Is that the drugs talking or are you part of the Obama Utopian Society?

    The commies are totalitarians just as much as the Muslims, they’re riding the same horse in the race to suppress the human soul – let em kill each other and be glad it’s not America spending her blood and treasure to rescue some thankful tyrant.

  • Hunter

    The days of the cow boys are over.., These are the days of the stalin men…!!

  • Perfected democrat

    The tall guy on the left is one very strange looking dude, wonder what he does for fun…

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  • noway

    i think it has more to do with making obama look like the idiot he is to the world. dc tried to interfere in the russian election. o’s bud soros was messing with their economy. putin doesn’t care for that bs. something to consider. maybe they have had enough to o’s bs in the middle east.

  • bg

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    LAST UPDATED AT 07:56 ON Thu 15 Mar 2012

    (fitb) shopped for luxuries and music while 8,000 (fitb) died

    sound familiar??

    how stupid are we??

    because we’re headed in the same direction.. *sigh*

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  • bg

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    re: #30 March 20, 2012 at 11:27 am bg

    okay, so how about:

    The Obama’s (fitb) and (fitb) while 8,000 (fitb) died

    better?? /s/

    ==

  • Soldat Amir

    Long Live Russia, finally she has returned to save the region from Yankee-Islamists

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXP1NmbCcFo&feature=youtu.be

  • No Doubt True

    No doubt true, just look at the faces. Russia doubling its defense expenses and its nuclear reactor sales to China, Vietnam, India, Iran, Turkey (notwithstanding Fukushima and last not least Chernobyl), then this. What’s up. Are we headed for Last Days’ All Countries War.