These vessels will be “on-station” in two weeks. Therefore, if the US and NATO are going to make any kind of move against Syria, they will likely HAVE to do it before Russian naval reinforcements arrive, if they are to have any hope at all of UNLAWFULLY overthrowing President Bashar Assad of Syria.
Remember, the presence of US and NATO forces inside Syria is one-hundred percent ILLEGAL. There is no declaration of war by Congress, there is no “authorization for the Use of Military Force” from Congress, there is no United Nations Security Council Resolution and there is no permission from the lawfully elected government of Syria for any US or NATO forces to even be inside Syria. What the United States and NATO are doing inside Syria is completely illegal in every regard.
Here’s the rub: The US is bound and determined to oust President Assad, to clear the way for a natural gas pipeline from QATAR, to supply natural gas to Europe. The US and NATO want this pipeline because Europe is so reliant upon Russia for natural gas. That gives the Russians power and influence over Europe which the US and Europe don’t like.