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Friday, December 29, 2017

Russia begins development of Syrian bases to host nuclear warships & warplanes

The Obama-ISIS Gambit
ISIS Was Created To Drive Russia Out of Syria

  • Russia has been an ally of Syria since 1946. The CIA backed Syrian Civil War was never about "liberating" the Syrian people. It was all about arming Islamist monsters in the hope they would drive Russia out of Syria. But the ISIS Frankenstein monster marched east into Iraq, not west against Assad and Russia.
  • Having helped Assad against the Islamists Putin is rewarded with permanent military bases in Syria.
  • Personally I say let Russia have at the steaming rat's nest of the Middle East. More power to them if they can tame the insane locals.

(RT News)  -  The Russian Defense Ministry has started work on upgrading the bases in Tartus and Khmeimim in Syria into permanent military centers. Damascus has agreed to host Russian forces for at least 49 more years.

The bases in Tartus and Khmeimim are among a handful of military installations Russia has in foreign nations. Earlier this year, Russia and Syria finalized an agreement regulating the presence of Russian troops in Syria. Khmeimim Airbase, located near Latakia, and the naval site in the port city of Tartus have both been handed over to Russia for 49 years lease-free, and with a condition of automatic extension unless either country chooses to terminate the deal. The Russian parliament ratified the Khmeimim deal in July and the Tartus deal on Tuesday.

Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu reported on Tuesday that the details of the deployment and development of the two sites had been authorized by President Vladimir Putin last week. “We have started the process of formation of our permanent forces [in Syria],” Shoigu said at a ministry meeting.

Russia has been flying sorties from Khmeimim since 2015, when its Syria anti-terrorist campaign started. The site in Tartus has been operating since the 1970s, but was a small facility meant for resupplying Soviet and later Russian ships. Officially dubbed a “material-technical support point” in naval nomenclature, it is not fitted to dock or repair larger ships.

The Russian Navy, however, reportedly intends to expand the facility significantly. Under the agreement with Syria, the future base would be allowed to host up to 11 Russian warships, including those with a nuclear power plant. At the moment there is only one Russian nuclear-propelled military surface ship, the 24,000-ton battlecruiser ‘Pyotr Velikiy’, although Russia will soon have a nuclear icebreaker – albeit which is unlikely to be given a mission in the Mediterranean – while a brand new Lider-class destroyer project is at the design stage.

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Yet another "Victory" for Comrade Obama

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

really ?!
what is a nuclear warplane ?
a plane propeled on nuke power ?
the russians got one ?
or are you saying nuclear bombs ...
thats old school
they don`t need that , as they got missiles that reach any corner of the world
hosting nuclear warships they already do in Tartus
this news is nonsense news
they got bases ... maybe they are refurbishing those , a few new buildings , a dance hall , a cafetaria , maybe some convenience stores i guess to