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US official: Russia sends troops to Syria as peace hopes fade

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.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; Russia; War on Terror
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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 (
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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:

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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To: Greysard

Putin ... plays Chess ...

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

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 (
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