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 VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (July 25, 2010) � A Russian Kilo submarine passes the parade stand during the Russia Navy Day celebration in Vladivostok. USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) and USS Patriot (MCM 7) are visiting Russia to participate in Russia Navy Day celebrations. Vandegrift is homeported out of San Diego and Patriot is forward deployed out of Sasebo, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Colby Drake)

(EXAMINER) -- With the possibility of chemical weapons being used in the ongoing Syrian Civil War, the Obama Administration has upped the ante by ordering a fourth cruise missile-armed warship into the Eastern Mediterranean area, as reported by both the news portal IsraelHayom.com and the Associated Press via ABC News on Aug. 25, 2013.

The USS Mahan has joined her sister ships, the USS Gravely, the USS Barry and the USS Rampage in the waters off Syria if Barack Obama orders a cruise missile strike against presumably the forces of Syrian President Bashar Hafez al-Assad due to accusations by Hezbollah, Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda-allied rebels against Assad of allegedly using chemical weapons against 1,000 Syrian civilians.

For his part, Assad denies the accusations and blames the rebel forces of fabricating the claim in hopes of garnering Western military support.

To date, there has been no independent or objective verification if any chemical attack by either side has been launched and/or civilians have been killed or wounded. Continue reading via Examiner...

 

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