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Syrian War Report – April 11, 2018: US Destroyers, Subs With Hundreds Of Missiles Near Syria

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The US Navy is creating a strike group with hundreds of Tomahawk cruise missiles for a possible attack on Syria.

The USS Donald Cook has already drawn attention to its actions in the eastern Mediterranean where it has reportedly been “harassed” by Russian warplanes.

The USS Carney is also deployed somewhere in Mediterranean, while the USS Porteris somewhere en route to or has already entered it. Another guided-missile destroyer, the USS Laboon is also somewhere near the Mediterranean. These four guided-missile destroyers together can carry up to 240 Tomahawk cruise missiles.

Considering that the USS Georgia and USS John Warner nuclear submarines are also deployed in the region, the US Navy could have about 406 Tomahawks to use for its attack on the Assad government.

On April 11, the USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is set to depart Naval Station Norfolk for deployment in the Middle East and Europe. The strike group includes the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy and the guided-missile destroyers USS Arleigh Burke, USS Bulkeley, USS Forrest Sherman and USS Farragut. The destroyers USS Jason Dunham and USS The Sullivans will join the strike group later.
If the attack on Syria does not take place in the coming days, the USS Harry S. Truman will further strengthen the US offensive capabilities for a possible large-scale invasion against the Assad government and thus Russian and Iranian forces deployed in Syria.

SF recalls that on April 10, US President Donald Trump canceled his trip to South America. According to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, he “will remain in the United States to oversee the American response to Syria and to monitor developments around the world.”

It looks like Russia is not happy to see such developments. On April 10, a Russian Su-34 fighter jet armed with what looks like Kh-35 cruise anti-ship missiles was photographed over the Syrian city of Tartus, where the Russian naval facility is located. According to local sources, this was not the only Russian jet armed with Kh-35 cruise missiles flying in the area.

Russia’s envoy to the European Union told Euronews on the same day that “Russia has warned U.S. representatives, publicly as well as through proper channels, over the grave consequences that could arise if these strikes happen and whether deliberately or otherwise Russian citizens are hurt.”

Meanwhile, the UN Security Council failed to approve three draft resolutions on chemical weapons attacks. Russia vetoed a US text, while two Russian-drafted resolutions did not get nine votes to pass.

Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya also revealed that the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons will send two expert teams to Syria later this week to investigate the April 7 Douma incident, which the US-led bloc seeks to use as a pretext for a military action against Syria.

However, the chances of a military escalation still remain high.

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leon mc pilibin

JewSA navy will be sitting Donald Cooks,lol

jerry hamilton

406 Tomahawks. That’s a heck of a lot.
How many innocent civilians do America want to murder?

Joe

406 Tomahawks will not do much damage to the military capabilities .

Heck the ships would be unarmed after that … Syria need to send one to sink one.

jerry hamilton

I agree with you but how many civilians could they kill?

ruca

According to the ziofags, the more the better.

Ivan Freely

Sinking a US ship would give the Zios all the political ammunition to wage a real war (i.e. Gulf of Tonkin). It’s best to neutralize the Tomahawks. It’s just as demoralizing to the Zios and a huge boost to the SAA and friends fighting on the ground.

Joe

If you have read the signal that’s what the US coalition wants
..to the next level where they can directly attack with their air Force to support the Terrorists in Syria. Old methods failed.

That’s why is very dangerous now if russia can allow it or not

Reasons have gone out if the window…

Russia already put their foot down and is stronger with good allies.

Both countries are now playing high stake poker
….end of world or not

Zarathustra

Unarmed lol

Joe

When no more missiles left …are they armed? They have to sail back to their bases if still floating.

On land resupply is easy

Zarathustra

They have all kind of other missiles guns rockets railguns lasers artilerry etc….

Jesus

Based on last year’s Tomahawk performance against Syrian and russian defenses taken by surprise, over 50% of them did not reach their target, Russia abstaining from firing.
Since then Syrian and Russian air defenses have been integrated, more SAM defenses have been deployed, and their naval presence is far more robust, since most of the Black Sea fleet is deployed.
Currently Russia has at least two battalions of S400 with a total of 64 launchers, and probably 200 missiles and reloads, two battalions of S300 with 64 launchers and a similar number of missiles and at least a battalion of S350 with 80 launchers and 200 or so missiles.
Of course these batteries are protected by Pantsir point defenses, with short range missiles and 30mm auto cannons.

On top of that there are several Krasukha EW platforms ready to jam any GPS or electronic linkages needed for a coordinated attack.

Then in the Mediterranean Sea, Moskva Slava type cruiser has at its disposal 64 S300F surface to air missiles, along with a couple of frigates that have 20 Shtil surface to air missiles.

Then there are the “black hole” diesel subs equipped with torpedoes and Kaliber missiles lurking quietly in predefined positions.

Then you have the Syrian air defenses integrated within the same network.

jerry hamilton

What exactly do America want to achieve?
Yes I know dispose of Assad and put their own man in but you don’t send such a military to kill one man.
Do they wan’t to destroy Russia so they can play top dog?
This could be their worst mistake ever.
America could get seriously damaged and half of Israel would be laughing their heads off.

Jesus

If America will get damaged, Israel will too, they will have to eat a barrage of Scud missiles directed at them.
US cannot accept the fact that it lost the war in Syria, now they are trying to flex their “presumed” military muscle to intimidate Russia and somehow convince the world they won in Syria. The policy makers in US are an unelected bunch that view US military power from Hollywood’s perspective, without realizing that the weapons that will Be used in Syria are on the border of obsolescence, Russians having figured them out and developed effective countermeasures that produced superior weapons.

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ruca

Actually half of Israel could have their heads removed.

jerry hamilton

Yes and that would be blamed on Palestinian knife attacks.

Joe Doe

You have to take in to consideration that america most likely made improvements and this time they will use different tactic. I would not be surprise, if Americans attack Syria from IRAQ and Jordan and Lebanon

Jesus

The offensive long range weapon US relies on is the Tomahawk, regardless wherever it is launched from, it is deficient and susceptible to jamming. Russia with Iran can close the Persian gulf and make US try to reach Syria from the Indian Ocean.
If they use aircraft, the F16 and F15 are dead meat to S400 and S350, if they use F35, their payload in the stealth mode is very minimal, and they will find out how F35 will do against the S400 and S350.

Joe Doe

The question is, will Russia have ba.ll to use the S-400 and S-300

Jesus

I would not use expensive missile to shoot down Tomahawk, I would use the EW and point defenses to take care of them, since they are slow and not vey maneuverable.
I would use the S300 and S400 on pricier targets like fighters and bombers or high value surveillance drones.

Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

a good strategy :)))

Tudor Miron

“how F35 will do against the S400 and S350.” The only thing that f 35 does extremely well is sucking money out of US tax payers and making some scums very reach.

Jesus

Yes, it is a PR stunt.

Zarathustra

Only in your dreams, putins bitch.

Nigel Maund

Vulgarity and low level insult defines the average US shill = ignorant, low educational level and low class personality lacking the ability and personal refinement to debate in an intelligent manner. You sink yourself with your sheer idiocy, arrogance and hubris.

Zarathustra

This is not a place and partners to debate in a normal way. Those are russians with their russian manners, they don’t deserve to be treated in a civilised manner. All world now knows this. They will get what they asked for.

IH8Lies

At least they have manners unlike you TROLL.

Zarathustra

They only fake manners.

IH8Lies

Whatever TROLL

Zarathustra

No, they are Trolls, faking manners and everything, but they can’t do shit. Fake manners but behind them only evil.

Jens Holm

Seemes like Your knowledge about it is dead meat.

King_GeorgXIII

I have a feeling some cruise misiles change course towards iran or china!

Jesus

Not China, maybe Iran if it flies over Israel and S. Arabia…..maybe not, depending on the flight pattern. If the fly over Syria and go through Iraq, the Russians will notify the Iranians, or possible incapacitate them, before they get too far.

King_GeorgXIII

That was a joke! They will attack iran on porpuse! Maybe from Saudia arabi etc! Or from the straight of H. China will fight with Russia no matter what! because Syria is on the silk road, and if russia loose china is next! Better fight with good odds, tah with bad odds!

Jesus

Let’s see how US does in Syria before thinking about Iran, Russia and Iran can close the Persian Gulf and isolate Saudi Arabia, I would take the Iranian ballistic missiles over the Tomahawk.

Monte George Jr

All. No number of deaths will satisfy the beast.

Tudor Miron

Thing is that military effect of last years 60 tomahawl strike was extremely limited. Airbase was functioning as normal within 24 hours after that.

SnowCatzor

It won’t actually be that many, that’s just the theoretical amount the fleet could hold. Their cruise missiles use the same vertical launchers as their air defence missiles, so they’ll have to reserve some for those.

Nigel Maund

The answer is simple – the US and NATO could not give a damn as long as they get what they want – the destruction of Assad, Iran and Russia.

Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

I hope russian navy has a grand admiral thrawn among their ranks to win :)))

Daniel Miller

dont worry they have the naval advantage since the black sea fleat is alot closer then any other US ships.

Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

Nice :))

Jens Holm

Let me remind You, that the Nato has a lot of ships close to Syria.

Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

and?

Peter Williams

Yes, six German boats unable to go to sea due to defects. The RN reduced to rowboats. Sorry, it was once the Real Navy, now it’s the Reject Navy!

Daniel Miller

none of them pose any real naval threat all of them are configured with old sea to land tomahawk cruise missiles form the 1980’s.

Ivan Freely

Don’t NATO have naval base close to the Black Sea fleet?

Daniel Miller

Yes but they do not posses any advaced desil electric subs and the vessels they do have are qute small and weak the black sea fleet is the most powerful the the medeteranian and black sea.

Jens Holm

I think one tryed to cross eufrat at DEZ and died.

Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

i think u are lying ;))))

antoun

us attacked tartou ?? i don,t care!! very funny!

jerry hamilton

I find the thought of all those family members hearing their family member died rather upsetting.
That is until I hear the words Died Fighting for their Country.
And Syria… How dare you threaten America that way.

Iona four

Terrorist Turkey.

Vince Dhimos

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http://21stcenturywire.com/2016/09/23/exclusive-the-real-syria-civil-defence-expose-natos-white-helmets-as-terrorist-linked-imposters/

Iona four

No they Real.

jerry hamilton

Yes, they are real but they do good things AND bad things.

oldenyoung

21st century wire is under attack and is still down

jerry hamilton

Thanks for that. I didn’t know if it was down or country censored.

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jerry hamilton

What just happened? I read it before it was deleted and the shorter version put up.

jerry hamilton

One of the replies to that post was…
“You people that deny the gas attack are just as bad as the bush did 9 11 people”.
Are they really that thick?

Iona four

The chemical attacks they talking about are they.

Iona four

They sick attacks.

Joe Doe

Russia needs to cut snake head now. The rest will fall a part by itself

paul ( original )

For me part I don’t want to see Russia waiting while its enemy masses its
forces. This was done before and a very high price was paid. Let not
Putin commit the error of Stalin. There will be good Russian
commanders who know that to strike early is to strike for victory.
Let that advice be taken and God speed the hammer of righteousness.

Jens Holm

Hard to see any relations to Stalin at all.

Their forces were not able to attack at all. When germans finally, did they met an amputee of the worst kind made by Stalin itself.

Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

yes, an unexpected surprise attack almost always gives you the advantage. at this point russia and syria and allies are definitely anticipating an attack, and americans/allies are anticipating russia/allies to strike back. the side which does something totally unexpected will gain the upper hand, at least in the beginning stages of the conflict, and i hope that it is russia!

Paul Greenwood

Syria is the outer defence of the Russian Air Defence system. It is facing NATO aggression to test the Barbarossa Plan

Jens Holm

More like Russia want Estonia, Latvia, Lituania, Poland and Ukraina as colonies again.

Joe

Your grandfather told you that perhaps ….Soviet times

Zarathustra

Exactly, those are Russian manners. They want everything and for free.

Paul Greenwood

No-one wants Estonia or Lithuania or Latvia – even their young population has left to go west. The President of Lithuania is a CIA operative trained in Georgetown.

Clyde Weathers

Hoping someone works out a way to electronically hijack these missiles (if launched) and send them all to i$rael….

JustPassingThrough

4 ships
240 missiles
they have used this before (Iraq) but there was no enemy to shoot back.
it’s a different story now.

it will be only one volley/ship, maybe.
after that they will be at the bottom of the ocean.

the last time they launched Tomahawks vs Syria only a fraction got through the defenses.
the KH-35 has been used before. It hits what it is programmed to hit.
The electronic jamming devices have disabled the D. Cook destroyer before in the Black Sea.

a carrier strike group is a sitting duck.
think about it.
it can’t hide.
its aircraft cannot take out the missiles fired at it from Russia, for example.
s400s will complicate any land attacks.
submarines will do their share.
they are floating graveyards.
as one ami admiral once said (paraphrase) “In the next conflict there will only be submarines and their targets.”

the russians have been training for a number of years now in Syria.
the amis have been killing lightly armed adversaries during the same time and for many years before.

It’s not all gravy D.T. no matter what bibi is telling you.
Maybe you should listen to POTRF Putin’s speech of a couple of weeks ago.
Do you think he was joking?

Clyde Weathers

None of this matters. Pax Judaica has spoken.

Jens Holm

Hard to believe a carrier is not cowered by many korvets and other ships filled with missiles.

Joe

Trouble is if against small countries ok, but vs russia the Navy cannot outgun the land forces

JustPassingThrough

there was an incident, last year (i think), where the news reported how a chines sub surfaced in the middle of a u.s carrier group that was on maneuvers with other “allies.” totally unannounced.

The russian subs have been reported cruising the u.s. east coast totally undiscovered and that was just a couple of months ago.

carrier groups are yesterday’s news with today’s new missile tech, i would opinion.

Peter Williams

The Chinese boat was in 2007, please keep up with the news!

JustPassingThrough
Zarathustra

Russia has zero chances against US military. ZERO NOTHING NADA NULL

Antikapitalista

A single underwater explosion of a nuclear torpedo would blow the U.S. military out of the water, literally.
The U.S. military will have zero chances to do anything about it. ZERO, NOTHING, NADA, NULL.

The families of the morons who could not afford U.S. tuition fees and were so stupid as to serve under a mentally unstable blusterous moron, will be at most treated to images of fish feasting on dead rotting bodies of their family members, if the United Stated of Aggression does attempt to mount some search and rescue operation.

Zarathustra

The torpedo will never leave the submarine, all of them malfunctioning. Submarine will end like Kursk.

IH8Lies

Really? and why is that?
Seems the US navy keeps getting hit by commercial vessels, how will it go with vessels that want to destroy it?
You need to read up on what happened to USS Donald Cook in the Black sea, before you think it’s a cake walk.

schiamachy

I recall Vietnam kicked American butts while the Taliban are still thriving in Afghanistan and gaining control of more territory. As the Actress said to the Bishop, it may be big but do you know how to use that weapon.

JustPassingThrough

sources?
…or are you just the resident troll?

Zarathustra

U can see it when u look into putins eyes, he knows….

Zarathustra

Russian technology 50 years behind….

JustPassingThrough

resident troll, got it.

Zarathustra

NOT

Oscar Silva Martinez

Let the games begin!

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Jens Holm

Hard to believe any usual propaganda garbage from Splutnik as You do.

You pray for Putin 5 times a day ?

Joe

It’s other way round, you read western bs for certainty.

Yet yu refuse to agree with everything reported in SF.

Note most Western news portal do not have readers’ comments as they would be blasted left and right

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Rhumbero

would you mind stop using the word “regime” when you speak of the syrian government, but use it when you speak of the US regime and its puppets.

Jens Holm

There is no Goverment in Syria. More like private ownership + colonies.

Joe

Stupid nonsense

gustavo

I support very much this statement.

Catch-22

406 is the estimate, The UK has missals – and you can fire them from longer range positions.

It was stated in Sputnik: UK operatives were captured: the placement and deployment o of UK and French Military in Syria – was a prelude – to a full ground invasion: The IDF, NATO, SAUDI Arabia –but their objectives were ended by the SAA and Russians ending all enclaves or fighters

However, these forces – 70,000 are still in the area, The NATO/IDF Response – might be to blast into Syria no matter what—the IDF into Lebanon or Strike on IRAN ( ITS NOW OR NEVER THING)

Push is coming to shove

The cross roads: If NATO and The IDF take Huge Losses – they may pull back or go nuclear — I fear this is the path, they would rather die then allow the loss – they would rather a world war then accept the Russians and Iranians as the SAA a win

We Will see, but that is lot of fire power, on both sides
The UN meeting, was one of war
The Sending of Diplomates home is war
Sanctions are war
Seizing Assets is war

All this is seen in history,

The question is, ( the rationalist) think that logic and reason will prevail – or that some kind of order can be maintained in the battle ( like pulling back thing) No one knows: In an exchange – the loss of 7 ships and the reality that you may lose everything for the west might just make them go for the button – or rethink their position

The odds suck for the earth and the people

Justin

This attack could be to hinder Russia and Syria’s ability to create a no fly zone! If they launch a full volley of missiles (lets not forget that UK and France also have cruise missiles) then we could be looking at 600 cruise missiles launch at all air defence batteries. This may be too much for Russia and Syria to handle! Of this,russia would sink ships that launched these missiles! It would be better for Russia to strike first but we all know they wont!

Keeping mind that if this were to occur, Israel could expect ballistic missiles raining dow on them from Iran! Ukraine will be invaded by russia and this would divert greatly the war in syria because Russia has an advantage in ukraine! Georgie would be invaded also and perhaps Azerbajan! This would hinder any gas or oil getting to Europe!

Russia and Iran could easily cut off the flow energy resources to Europe which would kill Europes industries and destroy the US petro dollar!

Russia could easily rush through the Caucus region of southern russia where they would pick up oil rich nations and join up a land transit route with Iran and possibly Pakistan! All would be connected and much of the Middle East controlled!

Ifthings were to escalate Iran would surely attack KSA from Yemen, from Iran and from Lebanon via Hezbollah! Keep in mind tat Iran has a lot of power with the Shiia population within Saudi Arabia! KSA would be in turmoil if this were to occur!

Coalition forces may get the first strike, but when a counter attack occurs, it will literally fuck those who dared to start this! Europe, America and Saudi Arabia will feel the pain more so than russia or Iran because these nations have their own gas and oil so their industries will continue to run! Europe has no gas or oil! they would be completely screwed!

Zarathustra

Bye bye Assad

gustavo

The USA planned war is not a game, and Russia knows it. If you are a religious person….better to pray right away.

alejoeisabel

When a nuclear war begins, Russia will preemptively destroy all enemy nuclear weapons in its proximity. That includes Israel’s 300 nuclear bombs. One Sarmat nuclear bomb over Tel Aviv will destroy all of Israel’s nuclear weapons….ALL in one Sarmat explosion. A Sarmat preemptive strike in each Nato country will also eliminate a threat to Russia as well. Russia has thousands of these bombs. You can also add California, New York and Washington, DC to this list. Is a war for Israel a good idea?

Antikapitalista

Like I said before: the only answer is stationing nukes in Syria.
Just like the Murricans did it in Turkey.

That would send a clear message to the Israelis and, by extension, to their stooges as well.

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