Russia has operated a naval facility in Syria for decades, since the early 1970s. Syria is their gateway to the Mediterranean and NATO’s soft underbelly. There is no way Russia will allow Bashar al-Assad to be forced from power. The Russian Federation has been supplying the Shia Syrian dictator for four years now in his battles with the rebels. Now Syria is “welcoming” an increased Russian presence in their country.
The large foreign players are starting to take sides in this Middle Eastern Sunni/Shia conflict that is almost sure to widen over time due to American incompetence and appeasement of Iran.
Following Vladimir Putin’s demands for an “immediate cessation of military activities” in Yemen, AFP reports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s comment during a recent interview that “with complete confidence that we welcome any widening of the Russian presence in the eastern Mediterranean and on Syrian coasts and ports, “including the port of Tartus. Amid the Western-backed opposition National Coalition’s planned boycott of talks, Assad pointedly remarked, “the negotiating parties must be independent and must reflect what the Syrian people want… people would not accept that their future, their fate, or their rules are decided from outside.”
Syria would welcome an increased Russian military presence at its sea ports, President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with Russian news channels published Friday. As AFP reports,
“I can say with complete confidence that we welcome any widening of the Russian presence in the eastern Mediterranean and on Syrian coasts and ports,” including the port of Tartus, Assad said. “For us, the larger this presence in our neighbourhood, the better it is for stability in this region,” he told journalists.
Pax Americana has held the peace internationally since World War II. Our economic weakness and lack of competent leadership is now coming home to roost. Military weakness is not a way to prevent war; in fact, it usually hastens it. This is a proven historical truth that the Left does not want to accept despite the evidence.
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