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Stratfor publishes satellite images confirming Russia's presence in Syria

The information noise of the last week, turning into hysteria regarding the presence of Russia in Syria, prompted me to go to the Stratfort website and search for what they published after all.

After giving Strathfor your email address on this page:,
You literally in a few minutes will receive a short report on the e-mail with a portion of satellite images confirming something in the opinion of Strtafora analysts.

I do not know what analysts saw such an extraordinary (or they have even more convincing evidence besides these pictures), but, in my opinion, these pictures confirm only an incomplete update of a part of the military airport. Which indicates anything, up to the fact that Assad finally had the money and time for this airfield ...

Judge for yourself (the translation in the pictures, I hope, is not needed; the language of potential "partners" needs to be known at least at a minimum level :))

Further, the text of the article:
The deployment of Russian troops in Syria may be an attempt to support the government of President Bashar Al-Assad or an instrument of pressure during confidential negotiations. In any case, it will be increasingly difficult for Russians to avoid blurring the mission’s mandate. [probably referring to fighting ISIS], as they strengthen the support of their faction in the Syrian conflict.

A satellite survey of the Bassel Al-Asad International Airport in Latakia, Syria, confirms reports of regular Russian military transport flights to the Syrian airfield, where Russians are creating a base for operations.
[I note the indiscriminate, actual recognition and imposition in the analysis of the opinion that the Russian troops ALREADY in Syria and are preparing some operations ...]
The satellite imagery taken on September 4 shows the newly built air traffic control points; In the vicinity of this station, a new asphalt was recently laid, construction of transport and logistics structures is also under way, and accommodation of mobile residential units (complexes) is possible. Construction is carried out throughout the airport; the surfaces were leveled and new structures erected. Excavation work is visible along the entire length of the Eastern airstrip, probably within the framework of "improvements to the airfield for the possibility of receiving heavy transport aircraft."

Actually the pictures themselves:
Stratfor publishes satellite images confirming Russia's presence in Syria

Is not it extremely convincing evidence? But then again ... is it Stratfor himself? So, they have something and heavier than vague shots of Syrian asphalt ....

Ps Yes, it is completely incomprehensible (well, in fact, everything is clear ...) free dissemination of information, since it is clear in terms of licensing, confidentiality, terms of use and other things that Stratfort cannot simply reprint and distribute information. In addition, a free subscription goes only to a narrow number of topics ... for everything else - a paid subscription.
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  1. sl22277
    sl22277 15 September 2015 05: 20 New
    Firstly, what conclusions can be drawn from these pictures, one can only fantasize ?! However, Russia emphasizes that military cooperation with Syria is completely legal and is carried out in accordance with contracts for the supply of weapons to this country. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia does not support the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria, but the struggle of the Syrian authorities against the Islamic State.
    1. Sid.74
      Sid.74 15 September 2015 05: 40 New
      And photos of Russian troops from Georgia 08.08.08, which in the US Senate issued for the invasion of Ukraine, what was forgotten? And photos of combines in the Rostov region, which the Western media and the US State Department gave out as Russian artillery, too?
      Why am I, oh yes, the US creates a tantrum with a single purpose. And this is what it is:
      Answering journalists' questions about what will happen if Russia does not join the US-led international coalition, which is conducting a counter-terrorism operation in Iraq and Syria and supports Assad, White House spokesman Joshua Ernest said it “isolates them from the international community more".
      "They would perform tasks opposite to those facing the order of 60 countries that, within the framework of a coalition led by the US, are fighting the (terrorist group) Islamic State (IG)"
      "Russia's interests in Syria are not in complete conflict with the interests of the rest of the world." "Russia is interested in the success of this anti-terrorist coalition. Russia, of course, would like to see the successful implementation of the strategy to eliminate the IG," said the White House spokesman, reiterating that "it was time for Assad to leave."

      In short, if anything happens, they isolate Russia even more and Asad should leave. Military hysteria has nothing more. Yes, the stratfor is not the same now. Especially touched the new asphalt as evidence of the Russian invasion ... laughing
      1. Kostyar
        Kostyar 15 September 2015 06: 19 New
        Lord Give them brains, or something ..., at least like a gulka (dove) ?! Above them, after all, they are laughing all over the world all the time ..., they are the more exceptional, the dumber ...., !!!
  2. A1L9E4K9S
    A1L9E4K9S 15 September 2015 05: 26 New
    The Stratfor website does everything in order to increase traffic and to inflict more dough.
  3. yuriy55
    yuriy55 15 September 2015 05: 32 New
    This is after the statements of all officials? Bravo!!! fellow
  4. RusDV
    RusDV 15 September 2015 05: 34 New
    Stratfor publishes satellite images confirming Russia's presence in Syria

    It is necessary to publish satellite images confirming the presence of Americans in America ........ as well as in Japan, Germany, the Baltic States ..... all over the world, in short .....
  5. duchy
    duchy 15 September 2015 05: 36 New
    It’s interesting that we have the Airport near us, so the flight director’s and controllers ’tower is located next to the take-off, and here about a kilometer and even more (in my opinion), what will they manage the parking of cars? what
  6. B- 3ACADE
    B- 3ACADE 15 September 2015 05: 37 New
    Well, what is so awesome here?
    I have a grandson when all the pencils break
    all in dark tones signs. what
  7. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 15 September 2015 05: 38 New
    Oh, how ... Maybe they have cool equipment and they made out that the gravel in the new asphalt is strictly cubic with a Quality Mark? So this also cannot be a proof.
    1. Jack-b
      Jack-b 15 September 2015 06: 06 New
      It is obvious that the new asphalt was brought from Russia. Syrian asphalt has a completely different color, and stack it with completely different forms.
      1. aniza
        aniza 15 September 2015 08: 37 New
        Of course, from Russia, only Russians know how to vertically mix holes with asphalt. This is probably what they looked at. repeat
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 15 September 2015 06: 04 New
    The information war is in full swing. The Americans urgently needed the presence of Russian troops with equipment in Syria - please get (and it all started with the Israeli media). This has been bloated for a week by the Western media, although Lavrov directly stated that we do not hide the supply of equipment and the availability of specialists. Who needs the next and supposedly “scandal” with Russia?
  9. Icerain
    Icerain 15 September 2015 06: 12 New
    And why? The legitimate president of sovereign Syria has asked for help from sovereign Russia.
    Well, the states were not asked for permission. So these are the problems of the states. Nobody is going to ask permission from them.
    So they can at least publish pictures of the presence of Russian troops on the moon.
  10. Thronekeeper
    Thronekeeper 15 September 2015 06: 17 New
    Only this Strathfor was with the same shots from Google Planet the same pair of Mi-24VPM and one Ka-52, and a couple of standing shelters for combat helicopters. Most of all, the signatures touch me: "Mobile (quick-assembled) houses." “New asphalt” (finally cried here)), well, the new control tower - where it didn’t go, but what they mean by them is “construction is ongoing (increasing)”. In principle, it is clear that the construction continues, only WHAT?
    And I did not see signs of the expansion of one of the concrete, its extensions, the oblique landing strip for the continuous functioning of the combat airfield, either in yesterday’s article or in today's. Again, the Latakia airfield is part of the supporting infrastructure of the Tartus naval base. And there is the air force base Dahlak, Camran in Vietnam, and, horror, the infrastructure facilities of the Russian Armed Forces in Argentina and Venezuela. Are the stratphors in Google banned at their expense? Although, more precisely, Google itself yesterday the FAS banned the Yandex claim :-)
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 15 September 2015 06: 51 New
      Quote: Thronekeeper
      Although, more precisely, Google itself yesterday the FAS banned the Yandex claim :-)

      Does it work for me?
      1. Thronekeeper
        Thronekeeper 15 September 2015 07: 00 New
        You're not from Stratfor bully
        I don’t understand what the minus is. Objectively, the button accordion. Yesterday (September 14.09), an article with the same annealing of "stratovtsy" and photographs of three verts and a polite mobile biosortor, where the Russian spetsnaz will be especially cruel to wet Igilovsky terrorists. And the translator’s explanations are the same in the morning article.
        You are Moder!
  11. Horn
    Horn 15 September 2015 06: 42 New
    Here, under Barnaul, they also lay new asphalt. Do not runways run these new treacherous Russians under the guise of road repair ?!
  12. press officer
    press officer 15 September 2015 06: 50 New
    Quote: Jack-B
    It is obvious that the new asphalt was brought from Russia. Syrian asphalt has a completely different color, and stack it with completely different forms.

    oh yes yes! Of course, our asphalt is best laid down precisely in Syria! And we will transport their asphalt to us. mentally retarded thrives in full glory! It’s just that the mattresses clearly do not want their IS to be the death of the brave in the battles near Syria .. I wanted something else after all .. Not for nothing that they sent so many refugees to Geyropa!
  13. Rurikovich
    Rurikovich 15 September 2015 06: 53 New
    So in Powell’s hand was a test tube with something ... Maybe with salt ... Or sugar ... But the analysts unanimously reiterated that this is what the analysts think ... what
  14. Normal ok
    Normal ok 15 September 2015 09: 10 New
    The reaction of members of the forum is not clear. Yesterday (and not only yesterday) everyone was glad that Russia was increasing military aid to Syria. So, what is the point if a new base is being built as part of this assistance?