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We just had a brief from eurocontrol. I doubt today they have people inspecting douhma, (I know spelt wrong) so I doubt it 

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And accroding to Limassol and Paphos airports flights in and out of Cyprus are taking place as sceduled...

 

Cheers

 

Mallard

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I think they were put on notice but nothing happened, keep the commercial flights out of the area just in case. I saw a report the RAF was on notice in Cyprus so they could be involved as well.

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it had been on the notams for 3 days about the area.. 

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Yea it was basically just an air show, they had days to get anything important out.

They just bombed Syria after Syria bombed Syria to teach Syria not to bomb Syria, not sure they got the message

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Couldnt agree more, grandstanding at its best.  Although so much for those s400 the media had been banging on about

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Sounds good as long as people are willing to ignore the fact that civilians were deliberately targeted by chemical weapons, and the allies targeted the facilities used to support use of said weapons (of mass destruction) against said civilians....

I imagine it must really suck to be a family trapped on the ground waiting for the chemicals to arrive, while people safe in their homes poo-poo at anything being done about it.

Yeah, this will probably be removed, and I'll probably be warned or worse, but hey.

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Reality is Syria is the host of Russia's only naval base in the Mediterranean, which is vital for their Navy. Without it they have to pass through the Bosphorus Strait which is controlled by a NATO country.  They are not going to give up on Syria ever. 

The only thing that changes in the Middle East are the light bulbs. 

Edited by Matthew Kane

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Hmmmmmmm.... It was once said the US would not give up Iran, ever.

The only thing constant is change.

Ask the Shah, or any of a seemingly endless string of strongmen who were sure they would rule for life, until they were reigned in by history.

And wasn't it also once said Russia would never give up Afghanistan? Or Poland? Or East Germany? Or.......

I never discount the sweep of history.

 

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Posted (edited)
56 minutes ago, HiFlyer said:

Hmmmmmmm.... It was once said the US would not give up Iran, ever.

 

Too many differences

Russia is centuries old, USA is not, Russian Empire has been involved in this region for centuries when USA was developing as a nation, Russia has built bilateral relations with Syria since 1944, and also prior to that when the Russian Empire was engaged with the former Ottoman Empire, Russia has had support from pockets of that former region back then that continues today.

USA has no history like that in the region.

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