This is what we know so far…. Naval Forces in the region, as well as some daily intelligence to digest here. We have not provided specific links but all of this information is gleaned from unclassified, open source information. Please remember we will not put exact locations, troop numbers, troop movements or any other information about America and Allied forces out. This is a one time list just to show that we are building up for something much greater than a “limited in scope and duration” attack on Syrian WMD. We will be contending with China, Russia, Iran and perhaps other Communist, Islamic forces, including but not limited to terror cells deployed within the United States proper.
Kaliningrad (landing ship)
Shabalin (landing ship)
Saratov (landing ship)
Avoz (landing ship)
Smetlivy (submarine destroyer)
Admiral Chabanenko (anti-submarine destroyer)
Moskva (guided missile cruiser)
Priazovye (intelligence and reconnaissance ship)
Novocherkassk (landing ship)
Minsk (landing ship)
Nikolai Filchenkov (large landing ship, en route to Syria)
RFS Admiral Panteleyev (may be present)
RFS Peresvet (may be present)
RFS Admiral Nevelskoi (may be present)
William P. Lawrence (destroyer)
USS Florida (sub)
USS Georgia (sub)
USS San Antonio (amphibious landing ship)
Illustrious (helicopter carrier)
Bulwark (landing ship)
Chevalier Paul (anti-aircraft frigate)
Jinggangshan (confirmed to be present)
Internet communications being monitored by several news outlets tell of China sending ships through the Red Sea into the Bosphorus to “observe” Russian and US naval and military activities there. China reportedly already has several ships laying off the Syria coast, but their names and types are currently unknown.
A multitude of missiles, both US and Russia, French and British are present in the region. Chinese radar systems are deployed at this time in Syria. Russian radar and anti-missile systems are deployed within Syria at this time, along with an unknown Russian presence. The Syrians are believed to have S-300 long range anti-aircraft missile systems deployed in the region as well.
Iran may or may not have a submarine in the area, and they have reportedly (rumors) deployed Republican Guard troops to the region. The Iranians have also “ordered” their “militias” to retaliate against America if Syria is attacked. The Iranians may also have a ship in the region at this time, but there are no firm details as of yet.
Today the US removed diplomats from Lebanon, Turkey Amid Threats to embassies and Russia cancelled it’s “lobbying” mission to DC to try to convince Congress to back off.
US Navy destroyers in the Mediterranean are “fully ready” to launch cruise missiles into Syria as part of a US military campaign that would not involve “extraordinary” monetary costs, a top admiral said Thursday.
Syria is moving the chemical weapons assets at this time and obviously they will place them in schools, hospitals and civilian population centers.