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This could prove to be very, very dangerous. Friends with Iran and the brutal regime in Syria. The Russian military appears to be attempting to set up a forward operating base in western Syria, the U.S. government says, deepening concerns about Moscow’s intentions in the war-torn nation.

Why would we negotiate with Iran that supports the brutality of Bashar al-Assad? It defies logic.

“We have seen indication in recent days that Russia has moved people and things into the area around Latakia, and the airbase there,” Pentagon spokesman Capt.  Jeff Davis said Monday.Latakia, a port city on Syria’s Mediterranean coast, is in an area controlled by the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a close Russian ally.

Source: Russia trying to set up base in Syria, U.S. says – CNN.com