Syria Crisis: Gauging Russia's Reactions To Strike Scenario -- Steven Rosenberg, BBC News
There are two subjects Russians talk about a lot: history and geography. In recent days, there's been much public discussion of both.
Russian officials and the media have been constantly recalling "Yugoslavia - 1999", "Iraq - 2003" and "Libya - 2011" as examples of Western military intervention which resulted in regime change.
The suspicion in Moscow is that the West is plotting to add "Syria - 2013" to the list.
One of the headlines this week in the Russian government daily Rossiskaya Gazeta was: "Will Obama risk repeating the Libyan-Iraqi scenario in Syria?"
Moscow appears now to be expecting a US strike on Syria. According to the head of the foreign affairs committee of the Russian Parliament, Alexei Pushkov: "It's only a question of time."
But the Russians have not stopped arguing their case that military intervention would be wrong.
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More News On Russia's Role In Syria
Russia rejects US arguments on Syria, Lavrov tells Kerry -- Global Post/AFP
Russia Warns Military Strike Would Destabilize Syria, Region -- Voice of America
Russia Warns of 'Catastrophic Consequences' If US Meddles in Syria -- ABC News
Russia warns strikes on Syria would destabilise region -- Global Post/AFP
Russia warns US of 'catastrophic consequences' of Syria intervention -- Christian Science Monitor
Russia To Withdraw Personnel From Syria Naval Base -- Reuters
Russia evacuates citizens from Syria -- Seattle Times/AP
Can Russia stop the US launching a military strike on Syria? -- ABC News (Australia)
If U.S. Attacks Syria, 'Russia Would Stay on the Sidelines,' Analyst Says -- Larisa Epatko, PBS Newshour