Russian marine and air power head for Syria versus Western interventionSubmitted by germanRPfan on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 12:20
Russian marine and air power head for Syria versus Western intervention – “to defend Russian citizens,” says Moscow
Just one day after the G8 Summit ended in the failure of Western leaders to overcome Russian resistance to a resolution mandating President Bashar Assad’s ouster, Moscow announced Wednesday June 19, the dispatch to Syria of two warships carrying 600 Russian marines. They were coming, said the official statement, "to protect the Russian citizens there." Russian Deputy Air Force Commander Maj.-Gen. Gradusov added that an air force umbrella would be provided the Russian expeditionary force if needed.
The harming of Russian soldiers would give Moscow an excuse to pile on more military reinforcements in Syria;
Russian air power is on its way to Syrian airspace before any decision is taken in the West about imposing a US-led no-fly zone over Syria
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I hope the west understands the message and backs off. This is dangerous. This is another cold war. But not so cold I guess.