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Youngsters show support for the Syrian regime and gratitude toward Moscow on Sunday in front of the Russian Embassy in Beirut. Russia has said it will use its Security Council veto to block any resolution threatening Syria. (Associated Press)

Youngsters show support for the Syrian regime and gratitude toward Moscow on Sunday in front of the Russian Embassy in Beirut. Russia has said it will use its Security Council veto to block any resolution threatening Syria. (Associated Press)

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.