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An Assessment solving the Syrian crisis - By David Eshel According to latest reports from Russia, the large Landing Ship - Tanks (LST) Nikolai Filchenkov from...
Russia is considering deploying a permanent naval task force in the Mediterranean Sea. Such a task force will be commanded by the Black Sea Fleet and could consist of up to 10 combat and auxiliary ships deployed on rgathered from three Russian fleets. These vessels could rely on ports in Cyprus, Montenegro, Greece as resupply points, in addition to Syria.
With Syria disintegrating and sliding into civil war and chaos, compromising its missile arsenal and chemical weapons, seep into the black market, falling to the hands of terrorists and extremists all over the world. Can this nightmare be averted? Who can sieze these weapons before the final fall of the Syrian regime?