Skip to comments.French navy ship equipped with cruise missiles that could strike Assad was 'aggressively buzzed
Posted on 04/12/2018 8:55:38 PM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
A Russian warplane this weekend flew over a French warship at low altitude in the eastern Mediterranean, a deliberate breach of international regulations, a French naval source said on Tuesday.
The weekly magazine Le Point said the Russian plane had flown over frigate Aquitaine over the weekend and was fully-armed.
It also added that the Aquitaine could be used in strikes against the Assad regime.
The incident comes as tensions mount between Russia and Western nations following a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria on April 7. At least 60 people were killed in the attack, according to a Syrian relief agency.
France, the United States and their allies are considering a coordinated military response after accusing the Russia-backed Syrian government of being behind the attack. Damascus and Moscow have denied a chemical attack took place.
The Aquitaine is equipped with 16 cruise missiles and 16 surface-to-air missiles. It is currently operating off Lebanese shores alongside U.S. ships as part of France's contingent fighting Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.
'The flight took place several days ago,' a French naval source said, adding that France had contacted Russian authorities over the matter.
'Passes by military aircraft over warships are things that happen at sea. When it is deemed too close, the opposing party is notified,' the source said.
The Russian air force has already carried out such 'aggressive' flights over Western warships in the past.
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Its about time for another world war
“Its about time for another world war”
Sadly there are a bunch of Neocons here who really want that.
Hopefully Russia sinking this boat will put a quick end to Western ambitions.
One a generation. We’re 3 or 4 generations behind schedule...
Seriously? Do you have an official communist party membership card? Or are you just one of the America haters self absorbed with guilt?
What’s with all the “not equipped”?
All of these were sparked by big-mouth Trumps claim that he had the intention to pull troops out of syria.
“Seriously? Do you have an official communist party membership card? Or are you just one of the America haters self absorbed with guilt? “
Sorry, I have children and I want to see them grow up in something other than a nuclear wasteland.
All of these wars (or military actions if you prefer to call them that) seem to start with CIA false flag "attrocities", but the end result is looting and sacking of any nation that attempts to trade commodities in non USD
Isn't this just the looting and sacking of another one of Russia's allies ; I.e. an extension of Libya .....?
Libya started the same way, first sortie involved a French bomber in order to call it a "coalition force", then the US took it from there.
I think Russia knows the pattern of events all too well
Thet know better than to buss an Israeli ship.
Better options than WW3, regardless of what you NEOCONS demand.
Sad thing is that did anyone learn form the Bush years that getting more involved in the middle east is not worth it, I think even some Freepers are not getting it, unless syria threatens the US stay the hell out of it, let them kill each other, not one more boot in that world dammit.
Yea, pretty sickening. I remember all during the Reagan years being told by the Left that Republicans are a bunch of WAR MONGERS. I used to get really angry hearing it.
But it seems that they were right, at least regarding some of the Neocons here.
The CIA is rotten to the core> They are insane idiots, they could care less if another Iraq happens and our kids die to keep the dollar strong
Same goes for the FBI, they could care less if a crowd gets shot up in Vegas
It's just a game to the deep state swamp creeps. people always fall for this "Humanitarian Disaster" false flag crap.
the ones who should take a load of Tomahawks up the hoo-hah is is the CIA/FBI 007 spook/spy creeps, not Assad
Every parent has had the same feeling since the Cold War.
France and America had a good cooperation in the military intervention in Libya civil war.
Yep. It’s really easy to avoid WW3. Simply DO NOT BOMB RUSSIA’S ALLIES.
Even during the Cold War we didn’t bomb their allies for sport. Why the hell should we start doing it now, particularly after they’ve been modernizing for 25 years, while we sat on our asses.
Really? You think sinking a nuclear powers boat would to anything but guarantee WWIII will happen soon? Are you daft? Hope you dont have kids because they would end up living in a nightmare.
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