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Re: The war against Syria

Postby Southerner » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:25 pm

wyoming cowboy wrote:what a mystery this whole east Mediterranean thing is becoming.....US/Russian cooperation, then Russian/Chinese battleships sailing there, US/Israel/Greece/Cyprus maritime maneuvers.....US/Turk cooperation etc etc....who is fighting who?

Russia and China don't have any Battleships, only the US retain battleships of the WWII Iowa Class and they're in mothballs for most of the time.
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Re: The war against Syria

Postby kimon07 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:46 pm

Southerner wrote:
wyoming cowboy wrote:what a mystery this whole east Mediterranean thing is becoming.....US/Russian cooperation, then Russian/Chinese battleships sailing there, US/Israel/Greece/Cyprus maritime maneuvers.....US/Turk cooperation etc etc....who is fighting who?

Russia and China don't have any Battleships, only the US retain battleships of the WWII Iowa Class and they're in mothballs for most of the time.


When most people and reporters say "battleships" they mean war ships in general, be them destroyers or frigates or even corvettes or whatever else (excluding plane carriers and submarines). Lets not be too technical.
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Re: The war against Syria

Postby Southerner » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:49 am

kimon07 wrote:
Southerner wrote:
wyoming cowboy wrote:what a mystery this whole east Mediterranean thing is becoming.....US/Russian cooperation, then Russian/Chinese battleships sailing there, US/Israel/Greece/Cyprus maritime maneuvers.....US/Turk cooperation etc etc....who is fighting who?

Russia and China don't have any Battleships, only the US retain battleships of the WWII Iowa Class and they're in mothballs for most of the time.


When most people and reporters say "battleships" they mean war ships in general, be them destroyers or frigates or even corvettes or whatever else (excluding plane carriers and submarines). Lets not be too technical.


Nothing to do with technicaity but about fact, Battleships are capital ships which were last used in ship on ship action during WWII, since WWII they have been used mainly for shore bombardment as in Korea, Vietnam, middle east conflics and the Gulf war where the main 16" gun armament was augmented with Tomahawk Missiles.
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Re: The war against Syria

Postby yialousa1971 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:33 am

Turkish Terrorist Arrested in Aleppo, Syria

Posted on August 26, 2012



One of the Turkish terrorists sent by his commander Erdogan arrested in Aleppo fighting the men of God, the Syrian Arab Army..
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Re: The war against Syria

Postby yialousa1971 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:50 am

Civilians Massacred in Daraya A Town Overrun By NATO’s FSA

The NATO run mainstream media claims the Syrian military was responsible for a massacre in the town of Daraya, however the residents of Daraya have a different point of view.
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Re: The war against Syria

Postby supporttheunderdog » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:57 am

kimon07 wrote:
Southerner wrote:
wyoming cowboy wrote:what a mystery this whole east Mediterranean thing is becoming.....US/Russian cooperation, then Russian/Chinese battleships sailing there, US/Israel/Greece/Cyprus maritime maneuvers.....US/Turk cooperation etc etc....who is fighting who?

Russia and China don't have any Battleships, only the US retain battleships of the WWII Iowa Class and they're in mothballs for most of the time.


When most people and reporters say "battleships" they mean war ships in general, be them destroyers or frigates or even corvettes or whatever else (excluding plane carriers and submarines). Lets not be too technical.


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Re: The war against Syria

Postby CBBB » Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:22 am

supporttheunderdog wrote:
kimon07 wrote:
Southerner wrote:
wyoming cowboy wrote:what a mystery this whole east Mediterranean thing is becoming.....US/Russian cooperation, then Russian/Chinese battleships sailing there, US/Israel/Greece/Cyprus maritime maneuvers.....US/Turk cooperation etc etc....who is fighting who?

Russia and China don't have any Battleships, only the US retain battleships of the WWII Iowa Class and they're in mothballs for most of the time.


When most people and reporters say "battleships" they mean war ships in general, be them destroyers or frigates or even corvettes or whatever else (excluding plane carriers and submarines). Lets not be too technical.


A Cyprus "Battleship"
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Re: The war against Syria

Postby yialousa1971 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:24 am

Christians (Greeks) in Syria Fearful of FSA (Fake Syrian Army) – Patriarch Laham Exposes Terrorists Tactics
Posted on August 26, 2012



Christians in Syria Fearful of FSA, Patriarch Laham Exposes 'FSA' (Fake Syrian Army) Terroristic Tactics.

One of the world's oldest Christian communities going back to ancient Antioch and Damascus in the first century AD, Syria's Christians are fearful of an uncertain future in a country that is becoming very hostile against minorities, after satanic jihadists have been massacring and expelling Christians and Alawites from their towns and villages.

The "Free Syrian Army" (FSA) terrorists also hide specifically in Christian areas so that the Syrian army causes collateral damage in these areas, leading to the evacuation of the Christians.

Those FSA terrorists went into Christian areas and massacred entire families in a very gruesome way to cause panic and fear among the local population. Consequently, the FSA terrorists also issued ultimatums to many Christian villages, especially those surrounding Homs, so they can force them to flee before those mercenary terrorists kidnap and kill anyone remaining there. The Melkite Greek Catholic patriarch, Gregorios III Laham, speaks to Sky News about his views on the Christians' fear of potential extinction.

What's happening in Syria is deja vu. After the US invasion of Iraq and the toppling of Saddam Hussein, al Qaeda and other Sunni extremist groups affiliated with al Qaeda started targeting the Christians of Iraq to kill and expel them. The toppling of Mubarak in Egypt brought the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist rule that are both trying to squeeze the Coptic Christian population out of their ancient homeland.

These Sunni extremists have one goal, to kill and expel all non-Sunni minorities in the Middle East and to establish an Islamic Caliphate state with Sharia law.
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Re: The war against Syria

Postby yialousa1971 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:46 am

Aleppo Residents Celebrating Cleansing Their Neighbourhoods From Turkey’s FSA Terrorists

After suffering for few weeks of horror imposed by Turkey's FSA terrorists in their city, Aleppo residents went out in packed rallies celebrating the cleansing by the Syrian Arab Army of a number of neighborhoods from those terrorists.
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Re: The war against Syria

Postby yialousa1971 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:02 am

Turkey's FSA Thugs Threaten to Attack Civilian Airplanes & Airports in Syria



Syrian rebels give airlines '72-hour warning' before they plan to seize civilian airports
Published: 01 September, 2012, 15:44
Edited: 01 September, 2012, 20:55
The Free Syrian Army (FSA) gave a 72-hour advance warning to airlines to suspend flights to Syria before the rebels try to seize civilian airports in Damascus and Aleppo. They claim the Syrian Air Force is using them 'illegally.'

­The 72-hour period begins on Saturday, September 1, the FSA told Asharq Al-Awsat, the major pan-Arab daily newspaper based in London.
The FSA believes that Syria's civilian airports are being used to support pro-regime military operations.


“The criminal regime of Syria has begun to use civilian airports for take-off and landing of warplanes,” the FSA said.

International law prohibits attacks on civilian airports, whether during internal conflicts or wars between states. Prior to the FSA's ultimatum, some international companies already cancelled flights to Syria over security and cost concerns.

The UAE’s Etihad Airways suspended flights to Damascus on Friday, citing the country's “deteriorating security situation.” Royal Jordanian Airlines suspended all flights to Syria in July. Russia’s Aeroflot also ceased flights to Damascus in the beginning of August until further notice.

The rebels believe the Assad regime has been forced to use civilian airports for military purposes after an allegedly successful attack against the army's Abu Zuhour airbase in Syria's Idlib province, near the Turkish border. In the attack, rebels claimed they destroyed 10 grounded MIG-23 fighter jets and shot down two others.

Government forces thwarted another opposition attack on the Rasmi al-Aboud airport near the city of Aleppo on Saturday, Syrian state television reports. Images of cars filled with machine guns and other weapons were broadcast, and the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed the attack. The group claims many government troops were killed and injured in the assault, though no exact figures were forthcoming.


Syrian state television acknowledged that rebels had targeting the base, but said “the terrorists” were forced to flee after suffering heavy losses.

Speaking exclusively to Asharq Al-Awsat, the FSA's Colonel Riad al-Asaad claimed that all of the downed aircraft – including “eight to ten helicopters” – were damaged with heavy 14.5mm machine guns, and not with anti-aircraft missiles.

In August, NBC reported that two dozen portable surface-to-air (SAM) missiles, possibly Soviet-made, were smuggled through Turkey to the FSA. The weapons may have originated in Libya, where thousands of SAM launchers were stolen from military arsenals after the fall of the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

The rebels have requested SAMs to challenge the air superiority of Assad's troops. The Persian Gulf monarchies Saudi Arabia and Qatar support the idea, and said they were ready to pay for the arms.

But many fear that the portable SAMs may end up in the hands of militants with links to Al Qaeda and other international terrorist organizations that have infiltrated the ranks of the FSA.


Dr. Ali Mohammad, the editor in chief of Syria Tribune, told RT that the threat to seize civilian airports shows the Syrian rebels terrorist intent.

“First, there is no proof that they will only be targeting government aircraft… I don’t think they have the means to distinguish which are government ones and which are not. The rebels saying they are attacking civilian airports now is just one more step in reveling their terrorist nature,” he said.

Dr. Mohammad supported comments made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Saturday, who said it is “absolutely unrealistic” to expect the Syrian government to “unilaterally capitulate.” He claims the West contradicts itself in claiming its desire to protect civilians, when its actions are directly fueling the ongoing conflict.

“The only reason the rebels are still fighting until today is because they enjoy logistic, weapons and financial support from many countries. What Mr. Lavrov said is very important. How can you ask a national army in any country in the world to stop fighting rebels [whose] existence you recognize…what do you expect the army to do,” he said.

“How can your protect civilians by imposing war? If you want to protect civilians you have to stop war, and stopping war starts with stopping the influx of weapons and money to the rebels,” he continued.


http://rt.com/news/rebels-warning-civil ... ports-114/
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