- Prison Planet.com - http://www.prisonplanet.com -

Big powers move in on Syria: Russian troops for Tartus. US forces ready to go

Posted By admin On June 16, 2012 @ 1:52 am In World News | Comments Disabled

DEBKAfile [1]
June 15, 2012

A contingent of Russian special forces is on its way to Syria to guard the Russian navy’s deep-water port at the Syria’s Mediterranean coastal town of Tartus, Pentagon officials informed US NBC TV Friday, June 15.

They are coming by ship. According to DEBKAfile’s sources, the contingent is made up of naval marines and is due to land in Syria in the coming hours.

In a separate and earlier announcement, US Defense Department sources in Washington reported that the US military had completed its own planning for a variety of US operations against Syria, or for assisting neighboring countries in the event action was ordered – a reference, according to our sources, to Turkey, Jordan and Israel.

The Syrian civil war is now moving into a new phase of major power military intervention, sayDEBKAfile’s military sources. Moscow, by sending troops to Syria without UN Security Council approval, has set up a precedent for the United States, the European Union and Arab governments to follow.

Full article here [1]


Article printed from Prison Planet.com: http://www.prisonplanet.com

URL to article: http://www.prisonplanet.com/big-powers-move-in-on-syria-russian-troops-for-tartus-us-forces-ready-to-go.html

URLs in this post:

[1] DEBKAfile: http://www.debka.com/article/22088/Big-powers-move-in-on-Syria-Russian-troops-for-Tartus-US-forces-ready-to-go

[2] Russian marine and air power head for Syria versus Western intervention – “to defend Russian citizens,” says Moscow: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russian-marine-and-air-power-head-for-syria-versus-western-intervention-%e2%80%93-%e2%80%9cto-defend-russian-citizens%e2%80%9d-says-moscow.html

[3] Russia is disengaging from Syria: Arms shipments stopped, warships exit Tartus: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-is-disengaging-from-syria-arms-shipments-stopped-warships-exit-tartus.html

[4] Big Russian fleet nears Syria. Iran to fight regime change as foreign forces pile up: http://www.prisonplanet.com/big-russian-fleet-nears-syria-iran-to-fight-regime-change-as-foreign-forces-pile-up.html

[5] Lavrov: Russia will honor its S-300 missile contract with Damascus. Two Russian warships head for Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/lavrov-russia-will-honor-its-s-300-missile-contract-with-damascus-two-russian-warships-head-for-syria.html

[6] Russia evacuates Tartus, also military, diplomatic personnel from Syria. High war alert in Israel: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-evacuates-tartus-also-military-diplomatic-personnel-from-syria-high-war-alert-in-israel.html

Copyright © 2013 PrisonPlanet.com. All rights reserved.