11 Russian Warships Leave Syrian Port To Conduct Exercises

Update: The Russian warships leaving port has been reported as a drill, as InterFax reports:

Russian Navy ships, starting from April 11, will conduct exercises near the coast of Syria, follow from the international notification for aviation personnel (NOTAM) and navigational warning for seafarers.

The reports contain the coordinates of the closed area, as well as the conduct of training shooting there.

The training area, located in the international waters of the Mediterranean, is adjacent to the sea border of Syria. It will be closed on 11-12, 17-19 and 25-26 April from 10 to 18 Moscow time.

Currently, as part of the permanent operational connection of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea, there are about 15 warships and vessels providing the Black Sea Fleet, including the carriers of the Caliber cruise missiles Frigates Admiral Grigorovich and Admiral Essen, as well as submarines that repeatedly struck at the targets of terrorists in Syria.

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US equity markets are re-surging following headlines that satellite images show eleven Russian battleships leaving a port in Syria. It appears the market has interpreted this as potentially reducing the immediate fears of a proxy war becoming a world war, though some would argue it is the opposite as ships cannot fight at port and are potentially moving into a more strategic position.

A snapshot of the port of Tartus, shows the Russian warships at anchor before, according to ISI:

And after: a single Russian submarine remains at Tartus.

More details from Fox News:

Additionally, a Russian lawmaker has confirmed that Moscow is in direct contact with US military staff for Syria.

This sent Nasdaq above yesterday's highs as the machines ran stops.

And the Ruble has reversed all its losses for the day and is now higher..

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Vilfredo Pareto BennyBoy Wed, 04/11/2018 - 20:37 Permalink

Oh I think the Americans will come thru it relatively unscathed but I could be wrong.

 

Russians will lose any sub that launches an anti ship missile.  

 

If they think they can knock out a couple of the ships that launched missiles I think they will go for it.  I would and I tend to think like a Russian sometimes.  If they lose most of their assets in the area, well,  it ain't over till its over.   They and the Iranians can decide what to do next. Hezbollah might as well launch those 150,000 missiles they have.  An asymmetric war of attrition is the likely result.  We can only hope lol.  Still that entails risk and it bogs us down in a new theater in a tit for tat.

 

All this for forty sandniggers who may or may not have been gassed and it may or may not have been the Syrian government.

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Famunda Cheeze GreatCaesar'sGhost Wed, 04/11/2018 - 20:27 Permalink

Hey dumb ass.  The Israelis never entered into Syrian airspace they stayed over Lebanon.  Everyone is trying to get Putin to do something outside of Syria so they can say look at Putin's aggression he shot down a plane,  sunk a ship or whatever.  They need him to act first to justify all their lying they have been doing.  Wake Up.  They are not running...a naval ship doesn't fight from port.

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GreatCaesar'sGhost Famunda Cheeze Wed, 04/11/2018 - 21:53 Permalink

If the Syrians bombed Israel from outer space, the Israelis would respond in about five seconds. If anyone bombed Israel from anywhere, the US would attack in five minutes. The Syrians and the Russians bend over like a couple of sissies, and do nothing. Russia is okay at bombing terrorists with pee shooters, but Israel can bomb Syria any day of the week, and Putin cowers.

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