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Act of War: Israel Attacks Syrian Weapons Depot Containing Advanced Russian Arms

Act of War: Israel Attacks Syrian Weapons Depot Containing Advanced Russian Arms

A massive explosion last Thursday at a major Syrian weapons depot in Latakia, not far from the main port of Tartus, completely destroyed the facility and munitions stored there.   Tartus is Syria’s main port.  It is largely controlled by the Russian military, and the route by which all weapons transported by sea would enter Syria.  As such, any advanced Russian weaponry would enter via Tartous and might be stored in the Latakia depot. Read More »

Putin: 600 Russians and Europeans are fighting in Syria

Putin: 600 Russians and Europeans are fighting in Syria

The Russian President Vladimir Putin said yesterday that at least 600 persons from Europe and Russia are fighting along the terrorists in Syria at a plenary meeting of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and the Russian President is sure correct in his statement. Read More »

Cameron insults our intelligence over Syria… and gets a slap from Putin

Cameron insults our intelligence over Syria… and gets a slap from Putin

They say a picture paints a thousand words. The photograph of British Prime Minister David Cameron and Russian President Vladimir Putin in London recently certainly does. When the two leaders gave a press conference at the weekend in Downing Street ahead to the G8 summit, Cameron had the excruciating look of a desperate man. Putin, by contrast, appeared in control. The latter spoke in measured tones and with discernible contempt in his voice. Read More »

Syria: About Lions and Bears

Syria: About Lions and Bears

There is always an uncertainty about how “Russia” ultimately will behave with respect to Syria for now, while the range of opinions reach from “Putin has depreciated Syria” to “Russia Suriya my friend” [sic in the most recent video of ANNA News from South Daraya]. Read More »