The aircraft carrier would be sent to join Russia's current naval deployment ,off the coast of Syria the minister said during a television broadcast.
"At the moment the Russian task force in the Eastern Mediterranean consists of no fewer than six combat ships and three or four logistic ships from all fleets" the minister affirmed, adding that "to build up the group’s combat capabilities we plan to reinforce it with an Admiral Kuznetsov-led group.”
The Russian Navy has been permanently present in the Eastern Mediterranean since 2013.
While Russia has been flying a bombing campaign in Syria for the past year in support of Bashar al-Assad and has deployed a naval contingent to back up its operation, this is the first time that the Soviet-era Kuznetsov, part of Russia's Northern fleet based in Murmansk, will join the Russian deployment having recently undergone a refurbishment.
Russia has a base in government-controlled Syrian territory from which it has flown most of its bombing raids in the country. There is also a naval base in the town of Tartus which Russia has used extensively on past occasions. Long-range bombing raids have been flown from bases in Russia and cruise missiles fired from ships in the Caspian Sea and a submarine in the Mediterranean.
However, those were either not considered enough to totally obliterate any attack on Syria Obama is stupid enough to order, or Russia just felt like it needs to make an even more forceful statement in the wake of continuing US provocation. It also means that US aircraft carriers will promptly match the Russian move, and soon be located within torpedo distance of Russian ships. We doubt any of these developments will lead to a de-escalation of hostilities in the region, and if anything, will only lead to a worsening of east - west relations in the middle-east.
In the summer of 2013, at the peak of the first major escalation of US - Russian tensions over the US sponsored bid by ISIS terrorist forces to depose President Assad, the Mediterranean briefly looked like a parking lot, with US and Russian ships on anchor just off the Syrian coast prepared for any eventuality.
Face off between Russian and US Naval Forces in 2013 (Image source: Zero Hedge)
UN Peace Council: The Syria conflict is a proxy invasion by the United States
This blog and our other publications have been saying ever since the 'Arab Spring' was stirred up by a stupid, demogogical speech made in Cairo by Obama, that the US aim was a proxy war with Russia and Iran in the middle east. Look what happened since then. Secular Muslim leaders in Egypt and Libya were overthrown by US led regime change campaigns ...
America: President Trump
Trump or Clinton it's America's choice
Kissinger touts New World Order
New World Order propose Global Bank
NWO - faceless corporation will dominate nations
NWO wants cashless society
NWO pushes regime change
NWO whistle blower
Obama doctrine failure
Obama - Duterte trade insults
Sidi Obama's Jihad
Obama and Kerry selling war
Obama the real danger
Syria: The FUKUS Axis War
Syria: Obama foreign policy disaster
How Obama underestimated Assad and Syria
How can Obama claim he brought peace to Syria
Syria - Putin's allies
US fighting a proxy war in Syria
USA and UK hypocrites over Syria
Obama Promises UN His Legacy Will Be Global Authoritarian Dictatorship
Did USA Use Syria Ceasefire To Position Itself For Another Escalation Of Conflict?
Russia Accuses USA & NATO Of Defending ISIS
The Difference In Voting For Hillbillary or Trump Is One Promises War With Russia, (the other is named Donald
Wiki Leak Found Email Linking Obama, Clinton To ISIS
Former Russian Leader Gorbachev Warned USA Of Foreign Policy Folly Twenty Years Ago
How Media Distorted Syrian Ceasefire’s Breakdown
Ukraine Ready To Explode? Russia Deploys S-400 Missile System To Crimea.
Success in Syria Gives Putin The Advantage In Obama's Proxy War In Syria
Now Turkey's Lunatic Leader Wants To Start World War Three
Will 'President Trump' Mean The End Of NATO?
Kerry Demolishes Obama's 'Moderate Rebels' Syria Narrative
Elsewhere: [ The Original Boggart Blog] ... [ Daily Stirre.shtml ]...[Little Nicky Machiavelli]... [ Ian's Authorsden Pages ]... [Scribd]...[Wikinut] ... [ Boggart Abroad] ... [ Grenteeth Bites ] ... [ Latest Posts ] [Ian Thorpe at Flickr ] ... [Latest Posts] ... [ Tumblr ] ... [Ian at Minds ] ... [ Authorsden blog ] ... [Daily Stirrer News Aggregator]