Russia has dispatched a “flotilla” to the coast of Syria, in the event that it is necessary to evacuate Russians.
This, along with Russian outreach to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, is tangible evidence that Bogdanov’s main fault in lamenting the possibility of Assad’s defeat was the sin of speaking the truth. (Assad and the Brotherhood are arch-enemies.) Watch what they do, not what they say.
And never fear! The tugboat will be near!:
Then on Tuesday, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that a flotilla of five ships — a destroyer, a tugboat, a tanker and two large landing vessels — was being sent from Baltiysk, a port in the Baltic Sea, to relieve ships that have been near Syria for months.