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Fri Oct 21, 2016, 04:44 PM

Russian Navy Deployment "Stupid"

"Sending these very specialized ships to the Mediterranean – well, it's like sending a Tyrannosaur to catch mice," said Moscow-based defense analyst Pavel Felgenhauer, adding that it is "not effective. Stupid, actually."

"Some of these ships can attack large targets with cruise missiles," he said. "But, basically, they can do that from any place. They do not have to go close to the Syrian coast for that."


http://www.voanews.com/a/russian-navy-deployed-to-syria-in-show-of-force/3560983.html


What is Putin thinking?




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wonderwarthog Oct 2016 OP
cologeek Oct 2016 #1
wonderwarthog Oct 2016 #2
Qukid Oct 2016 #3
akaConcernedCanuk Oct 2016 #4
wonderwarthog Oct 2016 #5

Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Fri Oct 21, 2016, 04:55 PM

1. It's called "Showing the Flag"

Demonstrating in a prominent way that you have the ability to project your military power into the region.

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Response to cologeek (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 21, 2016, 05:02 PM

2. This would be cheaper

And work better


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Response to cologeek (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 21, 2016, 06:06 PM

3. But, with the Russians

they don't have a lot to project, And their fleet is unreliable. There is a high risk of embarrassment.

That said, I was on a USS in the 80s, sailing through the northern Malacca Straight, and we went dead in the water. A Soviet sub surfaced a few hundred yards to port while we were drifting. That was embarrassing... and a bit unnerving.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Fri Oct 21, 2016, 10:42 PM

4. Maybe he doesn't want all his military assets sitting in one spot?

Hillary IS threatening Russia -

Now, I do not know where USA's most strength is over there - but maybe he is moving assets around more to handle a perceived threat from the USA?

I am convinced of one thing -

Putin is NOT stupid.

Far from it.

CC

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Response to akaConcernedCanuk (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 21, 2016, 11:08 PM

5. Agree

Nothing stupid about the man.

He is a wolf.

And unfortunately, the interests of his nation are diametrically opposed to mine.

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