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Reader comment on item: Middle East Provocations and Predictions
in response to reader comment: If Only Those on the Global Stage Were Just Acting - Instead of Acting Out

Submitted by Michael S (United States), Oct 1, 2015 at 05:54

Hi, Tovey

In my last post, which I think was on this forum, I had gotten sucker-punched by DEBKA in to saying that the Chinese aircraft carrier (the Liaoning) had docked in Syria in support of the Russian intervention there. Here's the sequence of events -- posted on the Internet, which is always true:

English.news.cn 2015-06-12 17:36:24
QINGDAO, June 12 (Xinhua) -- "Liaoning", China's first aircraft carrier, on Friday left a military port in Qingdao in Shandong Province, east China, to undertake a training and testing mission.
-- http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-06/12/c_134321829.htm

As of today September 24th 2015 China has announced it will be joining Russia in supplying "aerial support" for their Russian and Syrian allies. Along with a small fleet of battleships with a contingent of military advisors. They are expected to arrive within 6 weeks.
-- http://trilliumnoire.com/2015/09/24/russia-and-china-unite-to-fight-isis/

As US President Barack Obama welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping to the White House on Friday, Sept. 25, and spoke of the friendship between the two countries, the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning-CV-16 docked at the Syrian port of Tartus, accompanied by a guided missile cruiser. This is revealed exclusively by DEBKAfile.
-- http://www.thetotalcollapse.com/tag/news/

China Joining Russia In Syria While Germany Prepares to Leave NATO In Advance of World War III
25 Sep, 2015 by Dave Hodges
-- http://motheofgod.com/threads/what-do-you-make-of-this.8076/

There's no Chinese aircraft carrier in Syria
By J.E. Dyer on September 27, 2015 at 3:12 am...
There is zero likelihood that the actual aircraft carrier Liaoning is even scheduled to go to the Mediterranean in the near future, much less that it is already there.
-- http://libertyunyielding.com/2015/09/27/theres-no-chinese-aircraft-carrier-in-syria/

US President lands American fighter on Chinese carrier; announces Russian "mission completed" in Syria
-- //imadethateoneup.moc

That makes the "Super Moon" a less than awesome event. It heralded yet another escalation by the Russians, in what may become their new Vietnam War; that's about it.


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