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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Russia in the News

  • Arutz Sheva:
    The King David Hotel will be closed for 24 hours next week, in order to accommodate Russian President Vladimir Putin, who will be arriving on an official visit. This will be Putin's first visit to Israel since 2005. In order to ensure smooth operations, the hotel decided to leave the entire facility to Putin and his entourage.

    Putin will meet with top officials on his visit, including Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres. He will also dedicate a new memorial in Netanya dedicated to the memory of Jewish soldiers who fell in the defense of Russia. 
  • Debka:
    Moscow is using the time up until Russian President Vladimir Putin faces US President Barack Obama across the G20 conference table in Los Cabos, Mexico Sunday, June 17 - or in its corridors - to ship sophisticated arms to Syria able to prevent a no-fly zone and a fleet of warships to the Mediterranean port of Tartus.


    Russia is, in a word, supplying Bashar Assad, his regime and his army, with the very weapons they may need for warding off Western and Arab air efforts to impose a no-fly zone over Syria, while at the same time enabling him to repel seaborne assaults by his foes from the Mediterranean.

    Since Syrian units have not been trained in the use of these advanced weapons, they are mostly likely coming with Russian technical teams to operate them - although they would be presented as “instructors.”

    The Russians are not trying to conceal their military intervention in Syria in support of the Assad regime.



At Sun Jun 17, 10:03:00 AM 2012, Blogger Leah said...

I could never understand why Russia isn't just called out- a spade, a spade. they don't hide. Why should we?

At Mon Jun 18, 03:52:00 PM 2012, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In order to get to Syria, I guess the Russian Navy has to pass through the Bosporus? Supposedly Turkey is still a part of NATO. So none of this could take place unless the Russian Navy is involved.

At Mon Jun 18, 03:59:00 PM 2012, Blogger yaak said...

By passing through the Bosporus, you're referring to the statement attributed to the Vilna Gaon? After what I saw in the name of the Brisker Rav, I don't know if I can use that any longer. I just don't know.

See also the latest Debka article, which says that China and Iran are involved.

At Mon Jun 18, 04:06:00 PM 2012, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

In this vein what are Erdogan and Obama thinking? And the MSM is completely silent about all this. But it is a big news story on Yahoo whether Adidas has a new racist sports shoe. I guess that that is important!

At Tue Jun 19, 01:10:00 PM 2012, Blogger yaak said...

After this latest report got posted all over the world, Jpost claims that it is a false report and being denied by both Russia and Syria.

I should have figured as much as the report stemmed from Iran's Fars (Farce) News Agency and Syria's ShamLife media outlet. You can't make this stuff up.

At Tue Jun 19, 04:53:00 PM 2012, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

So is the entire story about the war games false?

Or is the story about the arms shipment to Syria false too?

At Tue Jun 19, 05:02:00 PM 2012, Blogger yaak said...

Mistama, the arms shipment is accurate as the US blasted it. Russia still has ships in Syrian ports and the situation there - from a global perspective - is still dangerous.

At Sat Mar 02, 01:01:00 AM 2013, Blogger Unknown said...

Hey Friends,

Russia and China are asking the UN the back off , as they say that they can deal with the matter in Syria , but what have they done till now to stop the violation of human rights in Syria? its been an year!Russia is not looking for a military engagement in Syria. The helicopters were sent back to Russia for refurbishing and they returned them to Syria as per contractual obligations. Its business.


Henry Fenald

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