Russian naval flotilla docks in Syria - Hurriyet Daily
A large Russian naval flotilla led by an aircraft carrier has docked in the Syrian port of Tartus in what Damascus state media hailed on Sunday as a show of solidarity by close ally Moscow.
The six-day port call by the carrier group in the Mediterranean port where Russia has a recently expanded naval base is intended to boost ties at a time when President Bashar al-Assad’s government is under mounting Western and Arab pressure over its bloody crackdown on dissent, the Syrian press said.
I’m not sure how many are familiar with the Marxian metaphor regarding labor and social relations in Capitalism, that they’re all forms of prostitution. I just can’t see any other way to view Red Russia other than as the world’s Red Light district. Here is Russia protecting its customer. No other factor even gets into the rationale.