Sunday, October 30, 2016

Russia Positions Submarines Off The Coast Of Syria

Crew members onboard a Russian submarine during celebrations in July 26. The Swedish armed forces refused to comment on whether the latest discovery could be a similar vessel. Photograph: Yuri Maltsev/Reuters

The Independent: Russia sending three submarines towards Syria in preparation for major assault on Aleppo

Russia previously used the vessels to target Isis in Syria.

Three Russian submarines armed with cruise missiles have reportedly joined a naval battleforce heading towards Syria.

The Royal Navy and Nato have been tracking the two Akula-class submarines and a diesel-powered Kilo-class sub as they travelled to join the fleet of Russian ships headed by the Soviet-era aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov.

“The Russians now have submarines in the Med,” a senior naval source told The Sunday Times.

It is feared the submarines may be armed with Kalibr cruise missiles and could be used to support the final assault on the besieged city of Aleppo.

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WNU Editor: Even though there are reports that Russian President Putin has rejected Russian military requests to resume the bombing of Aleppo .... Aleppo: Putin rejects army request to resume air raids (Al Jazeera) .... I cannot help but feel that with an approaching Russian naval task force, the positioning of these subs, plus comments like this one .... Putin says Russia has no option but to clear Aleppo of militants (Reuters) ..... that a major offensive to retake Aleppo is now in the final stage of preparation.

1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

You can mask news of civilian casualties in Aleppo when the Battle of Mosul gets into full swing.

Putin is making a calculated (& good) PR move.

The American press will want to criticize him being the good apparatchiks they are. However, much of the oxygen will be sucked up by the Battle for Mosul, since the good presstitutes, press prostitutes, have to lavish praise on the Dear Leader and 'his' victory.

The press has used a moving spotlight looking at this topic for a short period of time before darting off to some interesting topic, that they simply cannot give a dashboard view of the news.

The Americasn press does news ADHD style and has for years. The habit is so ingrained, they probably cannot stop now.

So Putin is waiting until the IA goes the final 4 miles, actually reaches Mosul, and the battle hots up.