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US official: Russia sends troops to Syria as peace hopes fade
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Posted on 06/15/2012 1:26:43 PM PDT by Perdogg

Russia is sending armed troops to Syria amid escalating violence there, United States military officials told NBC News Friday, in a move certain to frustrate Western efforts to put pressure on the regime of President Bashir Assad.

(Excerpt) Read more at worldnews.msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: condorlegion; israel; legioncondor; russia; syria; waronterror
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1 posted on 06/15/2012 1:26:49 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Our Russian allies. As trustworthy as Pakistan or Saudi Arabia.


2 posted on 06/15/2012 1:29:05 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Perdogg

“Russia is sending armed troops to Syria” because only a dumbass would send UNARMED troops. Geez, I hate the media.


3 posted on 06/15/2012 1:30:33 PM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: Perdogg

Muslims killing Muslims killing Russians????

Where’s the downside?


4 posted on 06/15/2012 1:31:19 PM PDT by Lexington Green (''Those who bite the hand that feeds them will lick the boots that kick them.'' -- Eric Hoffer)
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To: dead

“Our Russian allies.”

We do not have a treaty alliance with Russia so they are not our allies.


5 posted on 06/15/2012 1:31:35 PM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: Perdogg
Ha!

Putin has beaten Barack Hussein Kardashian to the punch. The punk with the prompter now CANNOT send troops to Syria without tangling with the Russians, and we KNOW the punk doesn't have the BALLS to do that.

The ENTIRE Middle East policy of this jerkwad is a disaster. He is a friend to NO ONE in that region, and has done untold damage to our reputation as an ally.

Iran and Syria have been able to count on Russia as an ally.

Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan and Israel have seen America (really, Obamugabe) as an UNRELIABLE ally.

Decades will be taken to repair the damage done by the punk in this region...globally, too. Consider: if Obamugabe so quickly threw our allies in these nations under the bus, why would ANYONE trust us for ANYTHING? He is a diplomatic septic tank.

6 posted on 06/15/2012 1:40:41 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Perdogg

Is this big? This seems big to me. Russian involvement seems big. I have a brother in Syria. I have to go take a shower.


7 posted on 06/15/2012 1:40:41 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: Lexington Green

We should send in Orville Redenbacher armed with popcorn. He’d be pretty busy with our allies!


8 posted on 06/15/2012 1:43:16 PM PDT by gr8eman (Ron Swanson for President!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
...if Obamugabe so quickly threw our allies in these nations under the bus, why would ANYONE trust us for ANYTHING? He is a diplomatic septic tank.

A slight correction: 0bama is not a diplomatic septic tank, he is what is found inside the septic tank.
9 posted on 06/15/2012 1:44:50 PM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: Perdogg

Just in case anyone missed it, this is exactly the type of military adventurism that creeps up when you cut your own forces too much.

We can attribute this directly to Barack Obama’s failure as president, and the Republicans who let him get away with gutting our military.

We’re going to war, and I’m not talking about nations that don’t have nukes here.

The average U. S. Citizen doesn’t have a clue.


10 posted on 06/15/2012 1:49:41 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: Lexington Green

Exactly. Spengler’s recent column noted that this was a proxy war between Shia Islam and Sunni Islam. We want both sides to win. Any Russians are a bonus.


11 posted on 06/15/2012 1:49:53 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Perdogg

Arab Spring -> Arab Winter -> Cold War Redux -> ?


12 posted on 06/15/2012 1:52:31 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (How much better off would we be if these bastards would just leave us alone?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Remember when the Ruskies got to some important airport in former Yugoslavia first and General Weasel Clarke wanted to use force to kick them out until a British commander told Weasel that he would not allow him to start World War III.


13 posted on 06/15/2012 1:55:49 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: SoFloFreeper

Pristina Airport redux. Only thing missing is General Wesley Clark...


14 posted on 06/15/2012 1:56:07 PM PDT by donozark (The 7th Wisconsin had more men killed in battle than any other Union Regiment.)
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To: Perdogg

Good for the Russians. The Alawites in Syria protects the Christians. If the Alawites are overthrown, it’ll be open season on Christians in Syria.....


15 posted on 06/15/2012 2:00:38 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: Perdogg

What? Did Debka get this one half-right? Shocking


16 posted on 06/15/2012 2:00:38 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Perdogg

MSNBC certainly isnt talking about Hillay’s “Reset Button” with Russia much anymore.

My, it sure was easier to criticize Bush when the Left wasnt in power...


17 posted on 06/15/2012 2:19:03 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Perdogg

Who do we want to come out ahead in this battle?


18 posted on 06/15/2012 2:19:56 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Perdogg

The Almighty is about to press His reset button and than the SHTF for the false messiah and his minions.


19 posted on 06/15/2012 2:29:04 PM PDT by Mat_Helm
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To: Perdogg

Gee whats very close to Syria. Sounds almost biblical


20 posted on 06/15/2012 2:29:20 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Perdogg

Russia may actually protect the Christians there.


21 posted on 06/15/2012 2:31:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: driftdiver

Gog, meet Magog.


22 posted on 06/15/2012 2:32:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Kind of funny. Putin isn’t a Christian? After all, he was a kGB Agent.


23 posted on 06/15/2012 2:35:24 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: Perdogg

Looks like the Russians thought they were being over charged for that reset button.


24 posted on 06/15/2012 2:38:34 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: MinorityRepublican
Good for the Russians. The Alawites in Syria protects the Christians. If the Alawites are overthrown, it’ll be open season on Christians in Syria.....

Unfortunately, the overthrow of the Alawites with a government support by Saudi Arabia is in the best interest of the United State. It cuts Iran Shia Crescent in half and could ultimately lead to the overthrow of the Mullahs in Iran (assuming Obama is not the president and blows it again).

The problem is the US does not call in its blood and money spent in the Middle East an insist that Christians are protected.

25 posted on 06/15/2012 2:40:06 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Perdogg

Good for the Russians. Syria is now, officially off limits to any American expeditionary force assembled by Barack Hussein Obama and John McCain.

We’ll save countless lives-American lives


26 posted on 06/15/2012 2:44:57 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Perdogg; Quix; Alamo-Girl; M. Espinola; whitedog57; stephenjohnbanker; All
Please note: Russia acted without UN approval !

LOL ! Report is also here:

http://www.debka.com/article/22088/Big-powers-move-in-on-Syria-Russian-troops-for-Tartus-US-forces-ready-to-go

What will our usurper president do now _____ ? Send in U.S. troops by illegal executive order, probably.

Or surely to call on demonic powers to aid him and possibly to prostrate himself before a huge statue dedicated to the Satanic deity known as Molech . . .

Will Obama to go to Bohemian Grove himself or just send one of his appointed minions to represent the government ___ ?

27 posted on 06/15/2012 2:49:29 PM PDT by ex-Texan (Ecclesiastes 5:10 - 20)
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To: Perdogg

This is like the late 70s and 1980 all over again. A lousy economy led by an incompetent president, high oil prices, the Soviets invading some muslim country, our Armed Forces being dismantled and demoralized, bad music on the radio...


28 posted on 06/15/2012 2:50:21 PM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: Lexington Green
"Muslims killing Muslims killing Russians???? Where’s the downside?"

Muslims killing Christians (who are unfortunately 'allied' with Assad). Russians indiscriminately killing everyone.

29 posted on 06/15/2012 2:54:48 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Leep

I’m supporting the Christians which means rooting for the Russians, Syrians (Alawites) and even the Iranians over Saudi Arabia and the Muslim Brotherhood.

The best thing we can do is order up plenty of popcorn and sit on the sidelines. If I was president I’d call Putin and encourage him.


30 posted on 06/15/2012 2:56:32 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: dead

Allies? Sense when? Russia is no one’s friend. BUT we are trapped in a classic Chess move—The Fork—Putin is a master Chess player. If we move on Russians in Syria, he will close our land route to Afghanistan leaving our guys trapped with no supplies. Pakistan will not let fuel or ammunition come in. This was well thought out plan to pull Syria into the New Russian Empire—These guys will put an end to the Civil War with a brutal crackdown. They start with a port—end with the whole nation. To stave this off Obama will have to get clever—and he has no “clever” to use. Now Hillary might have something up her sleeve—Use french troops??? She is as clever as a snake and just as poisonous. I don’t think this will end well for the USA.


31 posted on 06/15/2012 2:59:53 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Allies? Sense when? Russia is no one’s friend.

That was my point.

32 posted on 06/15/2012 3:03:14 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Putin is a bigtime Christian—or at least he says so and goes to Church and holds the candle. Whats in his heart? Only God know that. The question is what sort of Christian is he? His Russia is building and restoring churches—I think for political reasons at home he may well protect Christians in Syria. Remember the 3rd Rome legend that Russia will bring Europe and the world to Christ—if they want it or not.


33 posted on 06/15/2012 3:07:15 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Perdogg
Russia says that they haven't sent any troops yet, though they admit that several transports with marines are ready to go on a short notice.

Here is an archive photo:

Perhaps this information was intentionally released to create uncertainty. At the cost of one free news item the whole Syria is now off limits to Obama.

34 posted on 06/15/2012 3:07:45 PM PDT by Greysard
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Putin ... plays Chess ...

Obama ... plays with ... his "Body Man" (what's his name again ?)


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36 posted on 06/15/2012 3:15:14 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: donozark
[Pristina Airport redux. Only thing missing is General Wesley Clark...]

This reminds me of the Balkans, Libya, Egypt—all the atrocity stories the press highlighted to get us into a war. Like Afghanistan, Russia's going to find it's a lot easier to go to Syria than it will be to leave Syria.

37 posted on 06/15/2012 3:20:17 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Perdogg

Secretary Clinton is in her office, hitting the “Reset” button like crazy.


38 posted on 06/15/2012 3:22:12 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Yep it will happen, sooner rather than later with liberals in charge.

One of many ignored reasons why we can’t afford to stop working while we give them everything. We need to work to save all our lives.


39 posted on 06/15/2012 3:35:56 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Perdogg; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Perdogg. G'night all (just have the APoD to do):
40 posted on 06/15/2012 3:37:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Williams

I agree.


41 posted on 06/15/2012 3:42:03 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
He is a friend to NO ONE in that region...unless it's Beelzebub.
42 posted on 06/15/2012 3:45:12 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: ex-Texan

It’s fashionable . . . considered even erudite and PC by even conservatives normally hostile to PC . .

to be dismissive to fiercely hostile and derisive about

demonic spiritual forces . . .

particularly as acting through globalist political elite stooges of satan.

People who talk about THE TRUTH as The Bible warned so clearly about in the END TIMES ERA . . . are even considered by some to be kooks, ignorant, insane, etc.

I wonder what they’ll tell themselves when the new gestapo shows up at their doors.


43 posted on 06/15/2012 4:03:17 PM PDT by Quix (Time is short: INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Leep

That’s a great question!

We gonna support the radical Muslim Brotherhood or a nasty arab dictator... It is hard to believe anyone calls what Obama has done in the Middle East an American foreign policy. He’s leading us into a world war.

Putin caught Bush off guard when Bush made the assumption he was harmless and Bam has mistaken Putin for a friendly fellow travelor from the KGB. America is Putin enemy.


44 posted on 06/15/2012 4:05:07 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: 11th Commandment
The problem is the US does not call in its blood and money spent in the Middle East an insist that Christians are protected.

The US certainly did not help the Christians in Egypt or any other country that was supporting "Arab Spring." Helping the Muslim Brotherhood seems to be more important to this current administration.

45 posted on 06/15/2012 4:13:27 PM PDT by olezip
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To: MeganC

Post perfection.


46 posted on 06/15/2012 5:01:01 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: Lexington Green
Where’s the downside?

Us getting drawn in this summer.

47 posted on 06/15/2012 5:30:53 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: FreedomPoster
Exactly. Spengler’s recent column noted that this was a proxy war between Shia Islam and Sunni Islam. We want both sides to win. Any Russians are a bonus.

Exactly.

48 posted on 06/15/2012 5:34:09 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Putin has beaten Barack Hussein Kardashian to the punch. The punk with the prompter now CANNOT send troops to Syria without tangling with the Russians, and we KNOW the punk doesn't have the BALLS to do that.

He also cannot bomb Syria, or do Predator strikes, without risking hitting a Russian, which is probably why Putin sent them.

You think Clinton would have bombed the Serbs if there had been Russian advisers there?

49 posted on 06/15/2012 5:41:32 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: Perdogg

Barry is simply extending the Mideast damage from the Carter administration into warp drive.

It will be an islamic caliphate by the time this moron is through.


50 posted on 06/15/2012 6:10:29 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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