Russia is strengthening its naval presence off the coast of Syria by deploying three more warships to the region, bringing its total fleet in the eastern Mediterranean to 10 vessels.
Admiral Viktor Chirkov said Russia is beefing up its military presence in order to protect against the "slightest threat to national security," BBC Russia reported.
The United States and France also have ships in the region and have been mulling intervention in Syria's civil war.
....Russia's naval presence has strengthened suspicions that Russia could be helping the Syrian government prepare for a possible attack, though military experts say the ships are too small to provide Assad with heavy weapons like the S-300 missile defense system.
Military expert Viktor Murakhovsky said the fleet's primary objective was most likely keeping track of other countries' forces in the region.As we've said before, that smart-aleck kid in the back of the classroom is no slouch. Maybe we can get him to pick someone to head the Federal Reserve too.