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DEBKAfile Says Russian Submarine with 20 ICBMs and 200 Nuclear Warheads Is Sailing to Syria

Monday, September 7, 2015 15:17
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Russian submarine with 20 ICBMs and 200 nuclear warheads is sailing to Syria

Dmitri Donskoy TK-208 submarine heads for Syria

The world’s largest submarine, the Dmitri Donskoy (TK-208), Nato-coded Typhoon, has set sail for the Mediterranean and is destined for the Syrian coast, debkafile reports exclusively from its military and intelligence sources. Aboard the sub are 20 Bulava (NATO-code SS-N-30) intercontinental ballistic missiles with an estimated up to 200 nuclear warheads. Each missile, with a reported range of 10,000km, carries 6-10 MIRV nuclear warheads.

The Russian sub set sail from its North Sea base on Sept. 4, escorted by two anti-sub warfare ships. Their arrival at destination in 10 days time will top up the new Russian military deployment in Syria.

President Vladimir Putin’s introduction of a nuclear force opposite Syrian shores builds up what first looked like an operation to fortify Assad’s regime in Damascus into a military expedition capable of an air and sea confrontation with US forces in the Middle East.
US Secretary of State John Kerry suggested as much Saturday, Sept. 5, when he expressed concern over reports of Russia’s “increasing military build-up in Syria” in a phone call to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The State Department reported: “The Secretary made clear that if such reports were accurate, these actions could further escalate the conflict, lead to greater loss of innocent life, increase refugee flows and risk confrontation with the anti-ISIL coalition operation in Syria.”

Kerry was referring to potential Russian interference with US-led coalition air strikes against the Islamic State in Syria.

DEBKAfile’s sources in Washington and Moscow report that the dispatch of a nuclear sub to Syrian waters is taken as a strong message that the Kremlin will not let the US impede its military intervention in the Syrian conflict and will go to extreme lengths to keep the way open for the flow of Russian troops to the war-torn country.

This situation has gone a long way beyond Obama administration intentions when US-Russian talks were initially held for US forces posted in Turkey and Iraq, together with the Russian troops arriving in Syria, to launch a combined effort against the Islamic State. Those talks came to naught.
In its coming issue out Friday, Sept. 11, DEBKA Weekly 678 will reveal for the first time how Putin intends to array the Russian forces he is consigning to Syria, their operational planning, their military coordination with Iran and, above all, how the new Russian intervention in Syria may impact US Middle East policy and Israel.


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  • Debkafile makes stuff up. Like the death of Putin earlier this year.

    Ballistic missile submarines exist to HIDE in the deep ocean and survive a first strike. They are a deterrent force.

    A war zone is the last place you would park your deterrent force.

  • I would trust the Russians to take out ISIS, before I would trust the Marxist, Muslim, homosexual son of a whore we have the the White House to do anything against radical Islam.

  • WAR is imminent and Damascus will be a heap of ruin, if it isn’t already. GOD’S WORD WILL COME TO PASS! Americans need to turn to Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, just like the founding fathers! Repent for the DAY OF THE LORD is at hand! The American forefathers believed in Jesus Christ and many were saved through perils. The reality of destruction is everywhere because Americans have forgotten God and many blatantly reject Him. RECEIVE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST NO MATTER HOW FAR YOU HAVE FALLEN, THEN HE WILL PROTECT YOU AND PUT THE HELMET OF SALVATION UPON YOUR FOREHEAD!!! 2Thessalonians5:2-4 2For yourselves know perfectly that the DAY OF THE LORD so cometh as a thief in the night. 3For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 4But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. 1Thessalonians 5:8-11 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. 9For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 10Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

  • Here we go, here we go, here we go. :razz:

    Here we go, here we go, here we go-o. :shock:

  • Debka is nothing more than a propaganda tool for Israel.

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