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Putin To Send Aircraft Carrier To Syria – To Wipe Out ISIS, To Humiliate NATO



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Jul 04 2016
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Forget Barack Obama. Forget America. Forget NATO. They were not serious about crushing terror group ISIS. The brutal ISIS terrorists have since gone on killing sprees despite the holy month of Ramadan. Unless you could recite the Quran / Koran, you would be slaughtered, as experienced by 20 people in a cafe in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.

ISIS Islamic State Holding Flags Swords and Gun

The Saturday terror attack in Bangladesh is yet another proof that ISIS Muslim terrorists do not give a damn about another Muslim country. The Dhaka deadly attack has raised eyebrows – the background of the 6 attackers was products of Bangladesh’s elite. One was the son of a former city leader in the prime minister’s own Awami League, the governing party.

 

At least 2 terrorists who appear in the photographs posted by the Islamic State had also attended the Scholastica School, one of the top private schools in Dhaka. Several of the men pictured had studied in Malaysia, at least one at Monash University, and that at least one other had studied at North South University, a private college in Dhaka.

Bangladesh Dhaka ISIS Terrorist Attack - Photo of Attackers

After the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka, the ISIS claims responsibility for Baghdad suicide bombing. The Iraq’s attack at a busy shopping district killed at least 125 people, including 25 children and 20 women. The latest number from CNN shows at least the deaths have climbed to 200. Again, this proves that ISIS does not discriminate when comes to killing.

 

While the world was busy condemning and mourning together with rhetoric speeches, which clearly did little to stopping next attacks, Russian President Vladimir Putin is showing the West the meaning of “actions speak louder than words”. According to a military-diplomatic source in Moscow, Putin is sending Russia’s largest battleship to Syria – the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier.

Vladimir Putin on board the Admiral Kuznetsov Aircraft Carrier

The 55,000 tonnes Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier will be deployed to Syria and is set to deliver strikes against ISIS militants in Syria from an eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea between October 2016 and January 2017. It will then return home in February-March to undergo maintenance and modernization in Severodvinsk, supposedly at Sevmash.

 

Russia has a naval base in Tartus, Syria, where ships from its Mediterranean fleet occasionally dock to take on supplies and conduct small repairs. Since Russia’s military involvement in Syria since the beginning of September 2015, the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier has been rumoured to be joining in the Syrian War, but never materialized, until now.

Russian Su-33 Flanker-D Fighter Jet & Admiral Kuznetsov Aircraft
Earlier in the week, the head of the Russian State Duma’s Defense Committee and former commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, Admiral Vladimir Komoedov, stressed that the carrier should join the Russian fleet in the Mediterranean to protect Moscow’s interests in the region. ISIS’ attacks in Bangladesh and Iraq help justify Putin’s new presence in the region.

 

Russia’s only aircraft carrier, it will reportedly have 15 Sukhoi Su-33 all-weather air superiority fighters and 15 Mikoyan MiG-29K/KUB multirole fighters onboard, as well as 30 Kamov Ka-52K, Ka-27, and Ka-31 helicopters. This means pilots from Russia’s task force based at Syria’s Khmeimim airbase and those from the aircraft carrier will be working together.

Russian Sukhoi Su-33 Flanker-D Jet Fighter

Russian Kamov Ka-52K (Hokum-B) Helicopter

Besides bombing ISIS terrorists, the deployment of the Russian aircraft carrier deployment may lead to United States’ scrambling of a similar force in order not to lose face. After Brexit, the timing of the deployment could be deliberately coincided to test NATO’s response, which has shipped troops and equipment to the Russian border.

 

When the Soviet Union launched the Admiral Kuznetsov in 1985it was a major technical accomplishment for the then-superpower. Around the same time, Moscow began assembling Varyag, a sister ship of the Admiral  Kuznetsov, but it was never completed or commissioned by the Soviet Union, which collapse in 1991.

Russia Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov

China Aircraft Carrier Liaoning

The second hull of Varyag was eventually sold to China, which is today known as Liaoning. Interestingly, since the ship was commissioned into frontline service in the early 1990s, the Admiral Kuznetsov has deployed just 5 times. The Syrian War deployment would be the aircraft carrier’s sixth. And it could easily humiliate U.S. and NATO if it’s deployment able to deliver serious damage to ISIS terror group.

 

The Admiral Kuznetsov, however, is not like other aircraft carriers which are essentially just floating airbases. The Admiral Kuznetsov is an aircraft-carrying cruiser, which means the aircraft carrier possess powerful missiles. Russia is the only country in the world with such a heavily armed aircraft carrier. For that reason, Washington should think twice about provoking Moscow.

On board Russian Admiral Kuznetsov - Sukhoi Taking Off

Although the Russian aircraft carrier needs escort ships, it doesn’t need as many as its American counterparts. Armed with 12 Granit anti-ship cruise missiles, 6 AK-630 automatic weapon systems, 2 Udav rocket launchers with 60 depth charges, a Kinzhal surface-to-air missile system and a Kortik gun-missile system, it can defend itself if necessary.

 

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