Absolutely. Tartus is the only warm water port. The other base in the Crimea (Sevastopol) is the second closest ( to the Med Sea) but it's ships and subs are effectively bottled up by the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits which Turkey controls.
as they should...
 October 2, 2015 at 4:40pm
If this rain keeps-up, the house just might float down your way…..Zip.
 October 2, 2015 at 3:45pm
Hillary’s campaign will keep on pushing this deflection of guilt, until masses believe the
Republicans were responsible for the security breach/tragedy in Benghazi.
It reminds me of the heady days of Sputnik and Yuri Gagarin when the world trembled at the sound of our rockets. Now they will tremble again …
 September 24, 2015 at 11:55pm
So….once again, Vladimir Putin is forcing Barack Obama to respond to bold moves on the geopolitical chess board. This time Syria, especially Tartus, a Russian seaport in Syria. Of of the few, out of the Motherland.
And once again, as Russia pours forces and military hardware into a corner of Syria, as 0bama has had to adjust.
Echoing its stealthy military build-up in Crimea, Russia is adding to its military presence in Syria.
 September 24, 2015 at 11:37pm
Right beside you..Foo, on that one.
Another necessary course in human events.
 September 24, 2015 at 6:46pm
You can’t go!! All the plants are gonna die……Soul.
 September 24, 2015 at 3:13pm
Putin will be checking 0bama’s flexibility, in more ways than one.
I was hoping Obama was flying to Russia next week. It would be a shame if the government shut down while he was over there. We would need to bring his secret service personnel home, and Putin's security could protect Obama...
 September 24, 2015 at 1:29am
And…Circle gets the square..!
 September 24, 2015 at 12:13am
Carly Fiorina in 2005 invested in a health care website similar to WebMD that touted abortion benefits and directed users to Planned Parenthood.
The Revolution Health Group website assured users abortion is safe and directed them to pro-choice groups including Planned Parenthood for more information, but did not link to any pro-life groups or offer a pro-choice perspective.
 September 23, 2015 at 12:13am
Yeah…yeah, we’re a cult that obviously lives in your head. In which, denies
you sleep…causing these broken-record rants.
 September 22, 2015 at 7:53pm
Too bad, Hank Kimball doesn’t work there anymore…..RJJ.
Hank Kimball: In the future, all farmers will not have to depend on people like myself to get information about farming. I will be replaced by a computer.
Oliver Douglas: I’ll drink to that.
 September 22, 2015 at 12:31am
Nice retort, Counselor.
….hook….line and sinker.
 September 22, 2015 at 12:25am
Another, incomprehensible day in the Criminal Justice System, when…
“the charge could be reduced to murder”.
 September 22, 2015 at 12:04am
The officer was in uniform, that’s why he was targeted.
Low blow counselor…ain’t going to gain points with the jurors…
I have heard that a police officer is always on duty whether on the clock or not.
Just being in uniform and with his squad car speaks more about being on duty than out at a movie in plain clothes with his wife. He would be on duty with his badge and pistol in a movie too.
This a pooh slinging low life attorney.
he was pumping gas not ethyl.
in uniform, into a marked vehicle - that precludes any other perceived activity.
texas fry the thug.