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Report says Assad residing on Russian warship

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad and his family have been living on a warship, with security provided by Russia, intelligence sources told a Saudi newspaper.

An Al-Watan report Monday says the family and Assad aides are residing on the ship in the Mediterranean Sea and that he travels to Syria by helicopter to attend official meetings and receptions.

Otherwise, he stays on the warship, the sources told the Arabic language newspaper.

When he flies to his embattled country, the president lands at undisclosed locations and is transported to the presidential palace under heavy guard, the sources said.

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p.s. Coward

Always thought this technocrat Assad was a coward. He should be on the battlefield like a soldier and leader and not eating caviar and sipping vodka. His father must be rolling his eyes in hell.

Fleeing like a rat from a sinking ship. If the leader perishes on the battlefield a son or relative could always take over. How he can look his family in the eye is beyond me?

Imo, he just lost more supporters by doing this. The Russians should turn him over for war crimes for a good reward and much respect.

The Russians should be petitioned to hand him over. It would be the honorable thing to do for the Russians.

donvino

If Syria falls

Iran will follow. If they attack Iran, they'll start another World War. Russia is dead-set to protect its strategic ally.

I read the US and its allies are giving millions of dollars worth of aid to the rebels. The same rebels who commit atrocities (not unlike Assad) - but also kill Christians and fight alongside Al-Qaeda.

Imagine that! Obama has made the US an "associated force" of Al-Qaeda. Perhaps he should have himself NDAA'd!

Russia

..is a joke. They can barely stand up to the Chechens. All they can do is run prisons. All their soldiers are half drunk all the time and their officers cannot even fit into their uniforms lol

Russia is increasingly a non-issue. 90 per cent of its wealth is in one city. It is the greatest city-state in the history of the world :P

donvino

Dont blame this on Obama

Republicans where arming rebels in South America & The Middle East in the 70's, 80's & 90's. Both sides of the isle dance to the CIA/MIC jig of trying to pick the winner in these c0ck fighting rings of turmoil.

They know full well none of these deals stand for more than 10 years and the whole cycle will begin again, which they will use to create another evil bogeyman to hoist up in front of the masses as the new baddies to scare the people into funding the machine.

Can't pin this on Obama, he is just the current lackey.

You can blame Obama

You can still blame Obama and all the Lacky's, for being that lacky's and not following their oath.

Russian Interventionist Foreign Policy

...marches on. The country has been under martial law for around 40 years, Assad and his goons should answer for their crimes.

How many people did his father ordered/oversaw to be slaughtered?

donvino

I'm sure it will be so much better off....

under the stewardship of the CIA's merry gang of Islamic fundamentalists.

Russian or American intervention, either way the Syrian people are on the losing side of this proposition.

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Nevertheless

It does not look good for Assad and especially his supporters.

They had it good on the backs of their suffering citizens.

p.s. wonder what the Russians are billing him for this service? lol

He would be better off taking command of and paying for his troops on the battlefield imo.

donvino

Assad has never been the "problem".

It is in the best "interests" of the US and UN, not to have a whacking great Russian navel base in Syria.

interesting

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