- Russia has no plans for new military bases abroad - minister
- Russia's Pyotr Veliky missile cruiser to make port call in Syria
- Medvedev says Russia to step up navy presence in world's oceans
- Russian Navy dismisses foreign base rumors
Russia's naval supply and maintenance site near Syria's Mediterranean port of Tartus will be modernized to accommodate heavy warships after 2012, the Russian Navy chief said on Monday.
"Tartus will be developed as a naval base. The first stage of development and modernization will be completed in 2012," Adm. Vladimir Vysotsky said, adding it could then serve as a base for guided-missile cruisers and even aircraft carriers.
The Soviet-era facility is operated under a 1971 agreement by Russian personnel.
Since 1992 the port has been in disrepair, with only one of its three floating piers operational.
According to Navy experts, the facility is being renovated to serve as a foothold for a permanent Russian naval presence in the Mediterranean.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said in November 2009 Russia would increase its naval presence in the world's oceans.
Moscow announced in 2007 that its Navy had resumed and would build up a constant presence throughout the world's oceans. Once one the world's most powerful forces, the Russian Navy now has few ships regularly deployed on the open seas.
MOSCOW, August 2 (RIA Novosti)
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- email@example.comA very prudent move on Russia's part03:25, 06/09/2010Knowing what I know about the energy situation in the United States it is a very prudent move for Russia to upgrade its navy and its navy support facilities.
Peak oil was reached in June 2006. World oil production is now at the top of the curve in the flat line position. Beginning in 2011 the world will begin its descent down the downward slope of the oil curve.
From 2015 to 2020 the world will begin experiencing oil shortages. These shortages will eventually lead to a collapse of the world financial markets. This will be precipitated by the collapse of the airline industry, followed by the auto industry, followed by the industries dependent on low oil costs (fertilizer, plastics, trucking, etc). This will then lead to the collapse of the housing industry as millions of people become unemployed.
During this time the United States Government will be scrambling for oil supplies where ever it can find them.
It will be imperative that Russia protect its energy assets. However the Russian Government must do more than this. The Russian government must divorce itself from the current worldwide economic model. This model is based on cheap energy and it will no longer work approaching the year 2015.
Instead a new world wide economic model has been proposed to replace the current energy model that is the basis of currencies worldwide. The new financial model is based on the people living in a country and their ability to do work. It is called “Work Credits”. A countries money supply is determined by the number of people living in that country and their ability to do work. “Work Credits” is not based on available energy supplies in that country.
People are the most valuable natural resource a country has and it is now imperative to use them as the basis of a countries money supply. In this way a country can maintain 100% employment for all people willing to work. The concept of “Work Credits” works hand in hand with capitalism.
Countries that do not accept the new monetary concept of “Work Credits” by the year 2020 will go bankrupt and employment will rise to unimaginable levels because of the dramatic reduction in energy supplies for gasoline and diesel fuel to run their economies.
Mankind has existed for thousands of years without oil to drive his economy. This will once again be the case in 2030 when global energy supplies will be generally exhausted and unable to support either a national or global economy.
Valuing people as a countries most valuable natural resource and applying a value to it, will allow an entire country's population to continue working and getting paid on tasks that benefit their new society.
It is impossible for a country to run out of money to pay its citizens in a “Work Credit” based financial system and society. Today monetary shortages in a country are purposefully inflicted by the government and banking institutions. It is impossible for a country to run out of money because money is an invention of man. This by its very nature makes it unlimited. Governments however manipulate the money supply for reasons good and bad.
By 2015 Russia must be prepared to fight for its energy resources of oil and gas or the United States, Canada and Nato will take them from their control. This situation will only worsen from 2015 to 2030. By 2030 there will be nothing to fight for, energy supplies will be insufficient to run either a national or global economy.
Russia MUST divorce itself from the current worldwide economic model. This model based on cheap energy supplies will begin failing in 2015, will collapse by 2020 and all industrial countries will be off oil by 2030.
A new financial system must be in place between 2015 and 2020 to side step the global collapse financial markets not using the “Work Credit” model.
- firstname.lastname@example.org:08, 14/07/2012Ships coming to Tartus Syria port to pick up Sadaam's WMD before Assad regime falls. PUTIN no dummy.
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