Russian Warships Carrying Military Hardware Spotted Crossing Bosporus Towards Syria

Two Russian warships carrying military hardware have been spotted en route to Syria as the world awaits the Kremlin's response to last weekend's coordinated strike on three Syrian facilities, marking the fourth recent deployment of Russian military equipment to Syria.

An Alligator-landing ship carrying tanks, trucks, ambulances and an IED radar was headed to the Russian naval base at Tartus, Syria, according to Bosporus-based naval observer Yörük Işık - who also spotted the Alexandr Tkachenko, a yellow RoRo (Roll-on / Roll-off) vessel carrying high-speed patrol boats, several trucks and a temporary bridge structure. 

The blue Project 117 LST Orsk 148 ship was carrying Soviet BTR-80 tanks, Ramaz trucks and a Pelena-1 bomb radar, used to detect IEDs.

A second yellow cargo vessel was equipped with a BMK-T boat used for building temporary bridges and an array of other military hardware. -Daily Mail

The RoRo supply ship was spotted on April 13 carrying a "Project 03160 Raptor, BMK-T bridge erection boat, KamAZ & Ural 4320 trucks," according to Işık.

Via the Daily Mail

The hardware shipments come amid a third round of sanctions on Monday for "enabling the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons in civil war," announced over the weekend by US ambassador Nikki Haley following US-led airstrikes which included France and Britain.

The United States, France and Britain launched over 103 missiles on Saturday night at three Syrian facilities in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack in the city of Douma seven days prior.

US-led forces hit:

  • The Barzeh Research and Development Center - hit with 57 U.S. Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAMs) and 19 joint air-to-surface missiles, which the Pentagon's Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. says will "set the Syrian chemical weapons program back for years."

 

 

Soldiers sift through rubble at the Barzah Scientific Research center with no protective gear.
  • The Him Shinshar chemical weapons depot, - was struck by nine U.S. Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAMs), eight Storm Shadow missiles, three naval cruise missiles and two Scout land attack cruise missiles, according to NPR. The Him Shinshar chemical weapons bunker facility - located over 4 miles from the chemical weapons depot, was hit with seven Scout missiles.

The third strike was on a command center.

While the West has conclusively blamed the Assad government for the attack, serious questions have arisen over everything from Assad's motive, the type of nerve agent used, to the credibility of the first responders - an NGO known as the White Helmets who have a reputation for staging evidence.

Don't call it a war though!

French President Emmanuel Macron today insisted the allied forces had not 'declared war' on Syria.

He told a French TV station: 'We have not declared war on the regime of Bashar al-Assad.' During the two-hour interview he also claimed he had 'convinced' Trump to maintain a military presence in Syria after the US leader threatened to pull out of the country entirely.

It emerged that Trump called Mr Macron twice before he shared his intention to strike Syria in a Twitter post. But he failed to call UK Prime Minister Theresa May in the early stages of the operation, giving the French leader the opportunity to claim France is America's leading ally in Europe. -Daily Mail

In a Sunday warning, Vladimir Putin said that further attacks on Syria by Western forces, "in violation of the U.N. Charter," would send international relations into "chaos."

In a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, Putin and Rouhani agreed that the Western strikes had damaged the chances of achieving a political resolution in the seven-year Syria conflict, according to a Kremlin statement. -Reuters

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad continues to deny the use of chemical weapons, telling a delegation of Russian politicians visiting on Monday that Western air strikes against his country were done so based on a campaign of "lies" and misinformation at the UN.

Comments

Adolph.H. beepbop Tue, 04/17/2018 - 01:14 Permalink

There are tons of things you don't know about Russian strategy. 

Take for instance the fact that they track enemy subs with more modern and agile ones:

https://sputniknews.com/military/201804161063602048-russia-uk-subs-chas…

Because of course in case of conflict they would have to obliterate each one of them to avoid missiles raining. 

What do you think they are doing about Israeli subs? 

----

It's okay not to be a Jew.

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MoreSun Laowei Gweilo Mon, 04/16/2018 - 23:21 Permalink

"Alas it's not going to be the end anytime soon, because if there is one single thing Jews are good at, one thing that defines their non racial inbred group of parasites, it's effectively parasitism.

Financial parasitism, which turns into information leeching, hence their fabulous appetite for anything related to information and data mining."

Combine that with their warmongering from Bonaparte till now and you have a jew supremacist paradise of their own creation- they sip the goy blood and say "we had a good day"

A Great Factual Read: "The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit: And Its Impact on World History" E. Michael Jones 

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FireBrander Dame Ednas Possum Mon, 04/16/2018 - 20:52 Permalink

What did the USA know, and when did they know it...regarding all of these "facilities"?

Look at the video of that Ghouta bomb..seriously, how the hell did it land on the bed; it had to have bounced off the floor. Assad has a "chemical weapons program" and look at how crude that bomb is..the whole thing just doesn't look right.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/world/syrian-activist-uploads-vide…

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matermaker Jim in MN Mon, 04/16/2018 - 21:33 Permalink

there is a nice site called syria-dot-liveuamap-dot-com that I've been watching for years.  It's like watching a game of Risk in real time.  If you pull it up, you will notice that Syria has won.  As in there are like two small pockets of rebels to clean up.  Of which they are currently doing.  There is a spearhead from Turkey in the north around Idlib. The Turks call that "operation Olive Branch".  A point contested by the Jews and Hezbollah south of Damascus and an inroad in the southeast at the borders of Jordan and Iraq.  Kurds and Americans squared off to the northeast against the Turks in "operation Euphrates Shield".  The "civil war" is days away from being "won".  What then?  Who gets to say, "get the hell out of my country!"

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cowdiddly Jim in MN Mon, 04/16/2018 - 21:45 Permalink

You know what I think? Troops are coming home babe. Trump said this before the phony missile stuff.

Look at what is on the ships. River crossing gear, river patrol boats, bridge building equipment.

most of the US bases are on the other side of the Euphrates. Looks like the Russians are going in.

That missile strike was just to telegraphed, like 5-6 days in advance so the Russians could move their stuff out of the way. Then it just hit 3 empty buildings with no canisters, tanks NOTHING.

That's not Trumps style to tell you he is coming but he can't call Putin directly due to circumstances.At least that's what he said while running for office that he would not tell you if he is going to attack.

Then Trump baits the media AGAIN with the drama queen baby killer Assad line to draw them in.

Now after the phony missile show He is back to saying he wants to get the troops home and its a one time thing. I think he is trying to outfox some bad actors in our gov't. I think through some back channels or something that carrier group coming will be used for evacuations. I know for a fact that carrier could be there in 5 days(they are fast enough to get a speeding ticket on a freeway believe it or not) but it has to dink around for other developments. And this has all been planned behind the scenes with all the important parties in the know and going along with the charade.

I might be wrong but that missile attack just did not add up. something more. I hope we might still be proud of our military and Mattis yet and this is an end around the deep state, McCain and his headchopper, govt contractors and lobby.. But who knows and let the down votes fly but something bigger than is on the surface is going on here than meets the eye.

 

 

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matermaker cowdiddly Mon, 04/16/2018 - 21:52 Permalink

   I said it seemed like it was the Bay of Pigs redux, this time last week. It sure smelled like the Brits got thrown under the bus.  Trump keeps talking about sharing the price tags.  I fully agree.  The rest of Europe ain't so happy with the poodles. We're letting the other kids out on the playground, for a change.    

   It's been 80 years or a generation.

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matermaker N0TME Mon, 04/16/2018 - 22:24 Permalink

Stalin was born in Georgia that shared an Ottoman border. Everyone is waiting to see where Constantinople will fall.  The Russ have much influence and affiliations with the Turks.  Turkey is absolutely the key of Bosporus in this whole thing.

   and right now, the Bosporus is flowing.

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matermaker matermaker Mon, 04/16/2018 - 23:11 Permalink

Unfortunately, I fear the Kurds are once again going to go lubeless and without poppers.  Turkey will give Russia the support it needs in exchange for allowing them to get medieval on the Kurds.    ...which will probably be the next chapter of people getting gassed or whatever.  There is no way we will keep people in Eastern Syria.  Iraq has already turned on us.  The posts would be landlocked.  Unless the US wants to fight for a United Kurdistan, Russia and Turkey get it.  Go a hair south and you have a nice wide band of Iran to Beirut.  Get to the coast and it's some apoplectic jews.   That's it in a nutshell.  Hey? four of the five countries in the world that produce the most oil are the 4 nations that wrap the northern hemisphere

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francis scott … matermaker Tue, 04/17/2018 - 01:53 Permalink

The Bosphorus will always empty the Black Sea into the Mediterranean and

not NATO into it.

 

Turkey was key when it provoked a false flag in the downing of a Russian

jet which the Pentagon ate up with gusto.  Obama, too.  6 months later 

with help of the Russians, they staged a phony coup and caught thousands 

of intel operatives from around the world, plus plenty of homegrown Turks

who had taken the CIA's shilling.

 

It's hard to believe that Washington still believes that Turkey will return

to the West's corrupt fold.  Just one more unbelievable factoid in a story

with too many unbelievable factoids. 

 

 

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francis scott … cowdiddly Tue, 04/17/2018 - 01:15 Permalink

        Something bigger than meets the eye

 

No fooling. I've been saying that for months. The only

thing that makes sense to me is that we are witnessing

a revolt in the Deep State:  A war inspired by John

Milton's vision of the Fallen Angels rebellion and battle

in Heaven, titled "Paradise Lost".  For that's what  it was

then. While today it is the expulsion of exceptional Americans

from the greatest paradise ever seen by human eyes.

 

A key difference between our reality and Milton's

is we're never quite sure which side our Fallen

Orange Gumball is on. 

 

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J. Peasemold G… cowdiddly Tue, 04/17/2018 - 02:19 Permalink

You have raised some useful points bovine one.

But may I be so bold as to add a few points, that being that the Russian ships made no attempt in any way to conceal the cargo on the deck.

And the ships travelled in plain sight during daylight hours.

And for gods sake where did they find and why make use of a ship with a bright yellow hull!! Can't the myriad spy satellites pick up ships without a fluoro paint job?

All that was missing was a big neon sign on decks flashing 'Come and get it boys!' as might be seen on the roof of a cheap and nasty Vegas cat house, replete with a bevvy of Russian sailor girls flashing their military assets.

Of course we don't know what is in the hold but if this isn't so obvious then where can I find a monkey's uncle?

Send a message? They just fired up the world's biggest clown megaphone.

 

J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock

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francis scott … Jim in MN Mon, 04/16/2018 - 23:48 Permalink

If they really need it in a hurry, Putin would fly it in but that would be the most

expensive.  So If they need it but not in a real big hurry they could off load it in

Istanbul and truck it to Syria unless it's going to Damascus.  It's not as expensive. 

The cheapest and the slowest is transiting it through the Bosphorus, where all the

busybodies can see exactly what Putin wants them to see.

 

I don't think we'll see a hot conventional war in Syria. 

Who knows besides Trump & Putin anyhow?

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francis scott … OverTheHedge Tue, 04/17/2018 - 02:03 Permalink

What's below decks?  Just stuff that will help the Syrian Army shoo

the US military out of Syria.  And if the Americans are too stubborn 

to leave, then it's back to Putin's Plan "A".

 

Russia's got all its bases covered and is playing the waiting game.  

 

Mattis is taking concerned citizens ideas in his suggestion box.

 

The topic is "How to have a nuclear war and not get burnt."  

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matermaker francis scott … Tue, 04/17/2018 - 00:23 Permalink

  The West has put Russia's balls in a vice, financially.   Do you see how many large vehicles are on those ships slowly slipping by Constantinople?  The Berlin Airlift might draw too much attention.  They  won.   They are refortifying with the blessing of the Bosporus.   Erdogan or whatever his name is was furiously calling every one from Vienna to the East about 10 hours ago.  Just as those ships are passing.   And the Western Christian Zealots should remember that the Christians east of Constantinople are of a Byzantine Orthodox.  But hey?  It was the Jews that started WWIII.   Check the timeline, right now.

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francis scott … matermaker Tue, 04/17/2018 - 01:40 Permalink

"The wish is father to the thought", mm.

You are premature.  Let's wait and see.

We don't have anything else to do and

we have Adblock Plus.

 

It may have been the Jews that started

WWIII, but it was the Rosenbergs who 

gave Russia the bomb, without which

we'd all be singing a different tune

and I don't mean a better one.

 

It's all too easy to catalogue the

bad things the Jews have done. 

Let's try to occasionally give them

give them credit when they stop

evil in its tracks.

 

 

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