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2018-10-09 Britain
Putin 'is planting troops and missiles in eastern Libya in bid to seize control of the biggest illegal immigration route to Europe', UK intelligence fears
[Mail] Russian president Vladimir Putin is planting troops and weapons in Libya to establish a strategic stronghold against the west, intelligence chiefs say.

Prime Minister Theresa May has been warned that the country will become Putin's 'new Syria' by using it as a base for missiles.

Two military bases have been set up in the towns of Benghazi and Tobruk under the cover of Wagner Group, a private military firm.

It is believed Moscow's main priority is to take control in the North African country, which is the biggest illegal immigration route to Europe, The Sun Online reports, with fears the influx would be 'like a tap' being turned on.

'Dozens' of GRU secret service personnel and Spetznaz special forces officers are reportedly training in the east of the country.

Kalibr missiles as well as S300 air defence systems are also thought to be on Libyan ground. The Kremlin backs General Khalifa Haftar, the country's most powerful warlord. Russia is channeling equipment to his troops in the Libyan National Army.

Haftar has established himself as the military ruler of swathes of the country's eastern regions. A senior Whitehall source said that if Russia controls Libya's coastline, migrants could seek to cross the Mediterranean as though a tap had been turned on.

The source said Putin was attempting to take ungoverned space in order to 'exact maximum influence over the West'.

'The fact is we are extremely vulnerable to both immigration flows and oil shock from Libya,' they said, adding that the consequences for Western democracy could be 'catastrophic'.

Establishing a Russian presence could allow Putin to conduct operations in the western Med.
Posted by Skidmark 2018-10-09 01:04|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [563 views ]  Top

#1 Interestingly, neither Russia nor it's former satellite partners are throwing out the welcome mat for the Mohammedan. No sense in committing demographic suicide by re-populating The Motherland now is there ?
Posted by Besoeker 2018-10-09 07:09||   2018-10-09 07:09|| Front Page Top

#2 One of the Great Games in the 1700s was to contain France by a series of alliances to deter expansion from its borders. The Soviets felt the same about American alliances in the 50s. Now someone in Moscow is concerned about the idiots in the EU doing nothing to stop what they may perceive as an Islamic effort to encircle Russia. Cut the people logistics from North Africa to the cheese eating surrender monkey's running the EU.
Posted by P2kontheroad 2018-10-09 07:21||   2018-10-09 07:21|| Front Page Top

#3 Er This seems like Chocolate ration is increased news to me!

The west messed up Libya THEN the taps went on, AND the west's navies and GONGOs were there to aid people trafficking.

Don't piss down my leg and tell me it's raining.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2018-10-09 08:22||   2018-10-09 08:22|| Front Page Top

#4 I'd suggest to the EU that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, but I'd be fined 5.000 Euros and charged with a hate crime.

I'm glad I took pictures.
Posted by swksvolFF 2018-10-09 09:52||   2018-10-09 09:52|| Front Page Top

#5 Now wait a minute. Is the real reason they got rid of Q'Daffy so they could start importing Africans to the EU?

Posted by Abu Uluque 2018-10-09 10:50||   2018-10-09 10:50|| Front Page Top

#6 Now wait a minute. Is the real reason they got rid of Q'Daffy so they could start importing Africans to the EU?

Critical thinking AU, very critical indeed.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-10-09 11:49||   2018-10-09 11:49|| Front Page Top

#7 Putin playing strategic chess. Letting the EUstan destroy itself from within.
Posted by Woodrow 2018-10-09 13:50||   2018-10-09 13:50|| Front Page Top

#8 Why do UK intelligence fear this move? Do they fear that he'll send more Muslims over then they currently allow (ha, ha, ha). You don't need to control the country to do that, you just need to bring in some ships.

My guess is Putin wants to control more oil and thus have more control over the price.
Posted by rjschwarz 2018-10-09 15:04||   2018-10-09 15:04|| Front Page Top

#9 The GRU and the Spetznaz was in Tripoli in 2013 when I was there.

What took everyone so long to make this discovery.

After the problems in Chechnya and others, the Russians KNOW who the enemy is and they are danged sure going to purge the gene pool.

Trump should get onboard with this before we find ourselves on the wrong end of another World Trade Center sized terrorist act.
Posted by Sock Puppet of Doom 2018-10-09 15:36||   2018-10-09 15:36|| Front Page Top

#10 Putty is a chess player - Theresa May is a Morris dancer.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2018-10-09 17:26||   2018-10-09 17:26|| Front Page Top

#11 Well, at least somebody is doing something.
Posted by DooDahMan 2018-10-09 18:04||   2018-10-09 18:04|| Front Page Top

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