- Russia Moves 11 Navy Ships Out of Syrian Port
by ART MOORE, http://mobile.wnd.com/
Moscow heeds Trump warning to ‘get ready’ for strike
Russia has moved at least 11 navy ships deployed in Syria out to sea in the event of a U.S. military strike, which appears to be imminent in the wake of an exchange of threats between President Trump and Russian officials.
Trump replied early Wednesday to a Russian threat to shoot down any U.S. missiles in Syria with a tweet: “Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’”
The threatened military strike is a response to an alleged chemical attack last week on civilians blamed on the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The Israel-based commercial organization ImageSat International provided satellite images to Fox News showing 11 Russian naval craft in the port of Tartus have departed, leaving only a single submarine.
The Syrian army also is evacuating military bases and transferring aircraft to bases with strong Russian support. Meanwhile, a U.S. guided missile destroyer, the U.S.S. Donald Cook, already is in position off the coast of Syria with 75 Tomahawk missiles on board. The ship also has 20 surface-to-air missiles ready in the case of any confrontation with Russian war planes.