Navy task force part of routine exercise, claims General
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Russian General Staff chief Nikolai Makarov today denied that Russia had sent warships to the Mediterranean Sea in defense of Syria, claiming instead that the dispatch of a Russian Navy task force was part of a routine exercise.
“We are not sending anything [to Syria],” Makarov told RIA Novosti, refusing to be drawn on when the naval exercise would take place.
“Earlier in the day a Russian Defense Ministry source denied media reports that a group of Russian warships led by the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier would arrive at the Syrian port of Tartus in the spring of 2012,” states the report.
Turkey, along with other Arab states, is rumored to be preparing to enforce a “no fly zone” over the country with U.S. logistical support. As we saw with Libya, a ‘no fly zone’ is a euphemism for an aerial bombardment.
These tensions have prompted Russia to respond by reportedly arming Syria with a sophisticated missile defense system designed to rebel enemy aircraft. Syrian sources claimed that Russian warships entered Syrian territorial waters last week as a deterrent to any NATO-led assault.
Reports that Russia had sent warships into Syrian territorial waters were followed by the revelation that the aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush was repositioned off the coast of Syria having moved from its usual theater of operations in the Straits of Hormuz.
As we highlighted yesterday, the same Al-Qaeda terrorists who aided NATO in overthrowing Colonel Gaddafi are now being airlifted into Syria to carry out attacks against President Assad’s forces following secret meetings between the Libyan National Transitional Council and Syrian rebels.
Reports circulating today suggest that 600 Libyan rebels are “already fighting in Syria,” even as the establishment media still characterizes opposition forces as “protesters” and “civilians”.
“The fighters have joined the Free Syria Army, the militant group carrying out attacks on government forces in Syria, reports the Egyptian news website Al-Ray Al-Arabi citing its sources. The report says the troops entered Syria through Turkish territory,” according to Russia Today.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.