Oct 05

Russia Delivers Anti-Aircraft Missiles To Syria As US Mulls Airstrikes Against Assad:

When we commented yesterday on the latest report that the US is once again contemplating launching a military operation targeting the Assad regime with months of faux diplomacy having irrevocable broken down between John Kerry and his Russian colleague Lavrov, we said that “since the report is, at least for now, just a trial balloon to gauge the Russian reaction to a potential US military incursion, we now wait to see what Putin’s reaction to the possibility of a US military campaign in Syria will be.” We got the answer overnight when Russia’s Defense Ministry said that a battery of Russian S-300 air defense missile launchers has been transported to Syria. Its sole purpose is to defend a Russian naval base and warships, the ministry added.


The information about the S-300’s deployment was confirmed by ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov. Continue reading »

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Jul 18



Iran gets first missile shipment for S-300 system:

Projectiles indicate Russia is selling a more advanced model to Tehran, Iranian reports say

ed note–keep in mind something as we are all subjected to the obligatory screeching and wailing that will emanate from Mundus Judaicus relative to the arrival of the S-300–

The S-300 is a DEFENSIVE weapon. It is used by nations to shoot down OFFENSIVE weapons such as missiles or attack aircraft that have been arrayed against those nations. It is not used to carry nuclear weapons, biological weapons, chemical weapons, etc. The only reason that another country–such as I$rael–could/would object to Iran (or anyone else) possessing the S-300 is because it makes the business of risk-free aggression on the part of the Jewish state somewhere between difficult and impossible. Iran possessing the S-300 therefore prevents Israel from engaging in the kind of systematic, ritualistic state-sponsored human sacrifice that she perpetually and periodically perpetrates against the defenseless people of Gaza and the West Bank, and it is for this reason that Israel is incensed about Iran’s defensive capabilities.

Furthermore, remember that part of the black magic Israel uses in seducing the West (and others) into supporting the continued existence of the parasitic Zionist entity is the notion that GAAAAAWD wants Israel to exist and that GAAAAAAWD watches over her with a protective eye, ready to strike in an instant anyone who dares look upon his Chosen people with anything other than worshipful, fawning adulation, and therefore, when Israel gets her hind quarters kicked back across the border into her little Judaic shithole by resistance groups such as Hezbollah, it lays wide open the lie that GAAAAAAWD is looking over the well-being of his most favored creation and that she is therefore undefeatable.

Iran gets first missile shipment for S-300 system (Times of Israel)

Iran has received the first batch of missiles for the S-300 missile defense system, the Iranian Tasnim news agency reported on Monday.

The news agency said the missiles indicate that Moscow is supplying Tehran with the advanced S-300 PMU2 system rather than the PMU1, information it said has been kept under wraps.

Russia began delivery of the S-300 missile defense system to Iran in April, according to the Iranian foreign ministry.

The sale of the S-300 system has been reported by both Russia and Iran as imminent since the signing of the nuclear deal last year.

In April, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jaberi Ansari told local media that the delivery of the system had already begun.

“We had already announced that despite several changes in time of delivery, the deal is on its path of implementation. Today I should announce that the first part of these equipment has arrived in Iran and delivery of other parts will continue,” Ansari said, according to the Mehr news agency.

The Russian-made missile defense system is one of the most advanced of its kind in the world, offering long-range protection against both airplanes and missiles.

In 2010 Russia froze a deal to supply the system to Iran, linking the decision to UN sanctions instituted because of Tehran’s nuclear program. Putin lifted the suspension in July 2015, following Iran’s deal with six world powers that curbed its nuclear program in exchange for relief from international sanctions.

Israel has long sought to block the sale to Iran of the S-300 system, which analysts say could impede a potential Israeli strike on Tehran’s nuclear facilities. Other officials have expressed concern that the systems could reach Syria and Hezbollah, diluting Israel’s regional air supremacy.

The Israeli Air Force has trained for a scenario in which it would have to carry out strikes in Syria or Iran on facilities defended by the Russian-made S-300 air defense system.

In an interview late last year, IAF commander Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel said the S-300 was a “significant but not insurmountable challenge” for the IAF.

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Apr 11

Iran Releases Video Showing Arrival Of First Russian S-300 Missile System:

Over the past year, the US State Department had repeatedly objected to the proposed Russian delivery of S-300 missile defense systems to Iran. One year ago, the issue first came up when as CNN reported then John Kerry raised objections with Moscow over a plan to sell advanced missile defense systems to Iran. The White House said Kerry made the US opposition clear in a phone call to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

It wasn’t just Kerry: the Pentagon also expressed concern about the move, saying it was “unhelpful.” At the time, Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren told reporters that “our opposition to these sales is long and public. We believe it’s unhelpful. We are raising that through the appropriate diplomatic channels.” Continue reading »

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Apr 19


What Happens When A Russian Surface-To-Air Missile Launch Goes Horribly Wrong (ZeroHedge, April 19, 2015):

Shortly after Russia announced early last week that it would take advantage of the lifting of the Iran sanctions and proceed to deliver an unknown number of S-300 “defensive” surface-to-air missiles, the Kremlin sought to reassure Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that any deliveries of these to Iran will not threaten Israel’s security.

Judging by the following video which captures what happens when a launch of a S-300 SAM goes horribly wrong (and the immediate stunned aftermath), he may very well be right.

That, or the Russian troops were simply showcasing what will happen one day when no amount of Mario Draghi threats can push the EURUSD higher any longer.

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Apr 16

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Russia Anti-Air Missile Sale Worries Those Who Aren’t Ruling out Bombing Iran — Russian Lawmaker (Russia Insider, April 15, 2015):

Unless you plan to bomb Iran Russia’s sale of S-300 missiles shouldn’t worry you

MOSCOW, April 14 (TASS) – The chairman of the Federation Council’s international affairs committee, Konstantin Kosachev, believes that the worst worries over the supplies of Russian air defense systems S-300 are felt by those who do not rule out the possibility of bombing raids against that country.

“It looks like the supplies of Russian air defense systems S-300 to Iran trouble mostly those who do not rule out their own bombing raids against that country,” Kosachev told the media, adding that it remained to be seen which side (Iran or its opponents) “pose the worst threat to peace.” Continue reading »

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Apr 13

H/t reader squodgy:

Forced to stop supplying Iran by NATO sanctions, Russia put orders on hold.

Enter Kerry…re-negotiating with Iran with a potential sanction bust in June….

Wham…in goes Vlad with new deal for loads of DEFENSIVE S-300 (PATRIOT CLONES) Missiles.

MAGIC. He’s still got it.”

About time.

The S-300 missile system is one of the most potent air defence weapons in the world
The S-300 missile system is one of the most potent air defence weapons in the world

Russia to supply Iran sophisticated air defence system (Al Jazeera,April 13, 2015):

US warns decision to ship S-300 missile threatens plans to lift sanctions as part of Iran nuclear deal.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has opened the way for Russia’s delivery of a sophisticated air defence S-300 missile system to Iran, a move that would significantly bolster Tehran’s military capability.

US Secretary of State John Kerry objected to Moscow’s decision in a phone call to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and the White House indicated the move could endanger plans to ultimately lift sanctions on Iran as part of a final nuclear deal. Continue reading »

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Apr 04

Russia Ready to Sell S-300 Missiles to Iran if Sanctions Fall

Russia Ready to Sell S-300 Missiles to Iran if Sanctions Fall (Sputnik, April 3, 2015):

Russia may resume a deal to deliver S-300 surface-to-air defense systems to Iran if only the UN decides to lift its ban on arms sales to Tehran, a leading Russian defense expert said on Friday.

Negotiators from Iran, the United States and other world powers agreed on Thursday to a framework for a final agreement to curb Tehran’s nuclear program.Iran agreed in principle to accept significant restrictions on its nuclear facilities for at least a decade and submit to international inspections. Continue reading »

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Mar 12

Russian S-300 Missile Systems Designed To Hit Near Space Targets Such As Nuclear Warheads
A soldier during a military exercise involving S-300/SA 10 surface-to-air missile systems

Russian S-300 missile systems capable of targeting near space ‘enter service’ (RT, March 12, 2015):

Near space targets can now be hit by Russian army’s mobile tactical air defense S-300 and S-400 systems as a much anticipated long-range missile enters service. It is designed to engage hard targets such as nuclear warheads, rather than satellites.

The news about a mobile version of an exo-atmospheric missile system has been around since the 1990s, and throughout the 2000s it was expected “in a little while.” But the result obtained is worth the years of hard effort.

The new 40N6 missile guarantees a direct hit on a target at a range of 400 kilometers and at heights of up to 185 kilometers – effectively near space. Continue reading »

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Feb 24


Related info:

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Russia offers Iran new missiles despite sanctions (The Times Of Israel, Feb 23, 2015):

Antey-2500 air defense package is an upgraded version of the S-300 system, the sale of which was blocked

MOSCOW, Russia — Russia has offered Iran advanced surface-to-air missiles after scrapping a similar deal in 2010 because of UN sanctions over Tehran’s nuclear program, the state defense company said Monday.Any such a deal is likely to go down badly in Washington, as Western countries seek to keep up the pressure on Iran to agree a comprehensive deal on its nuclear activities.Sergei Chemezov, head of the Rostec corporation which manages Russia’s defense industry, said Moscow has offered to supply Antey-2500 missiles, an upgraded version of the S-300 air defense system that figured in the previous contract.

“We have offered them the Antey-2500,” Chemezov was quoted as saying by RIA-Novosti news agency.
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Jan 21


Russia and Iran sign defense deal, ‘may resolve’ S300 missile delivery issue (RT, Jan 20, 2015):

Moscow and Tehran have signed military cooperation deal that implies wider collaboration in personnel training and counter-terrorism activities. It may also resolve the situation concerning the delivery of Russian S300 missiles, Iranian media reported.

Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and his Iranian counterpart Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan, signed the document during a visit by Russia’s top brass to Iran’s capital on Tuesday.

Under the new agreement, the broadened cooperation will include military personnel training exchanges, increased counter-terrorism cooperation and enhanced capabilities for both countries’ Navies to use each other’s ports more frequently. Continue reading »

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Sep 02

Putin cannot afford to sell out Syria and to lose …

… the last ally in the Middle East besides Iran,

… the last operational seaport in the Mediterranian,

… all credibility in and outside Russia,

… nor can he allow that Russia’s advanced (& feared!) military technology (S-300, P-800 and soon also the S-400 & the TOC-1) will fall into the hands of the U.S. (and its short list of allies),

… or can he?

Related info:

Russia To Give S-400 Anti-Aircraft Missiles, The World’s Most Advanced Air Defense System & The TOC-1, The Most Developed Artillery Weapon Of Its Kind To Syria?

Russia Has Equipped Syria With Their Most Advanced Anti-Ship Missiles (Investment Watch, Sep. 2, 2013):

Russia has sold Syria highly advanced rocket launchers, anti-aircraft missiles and anti-ship missiles.  In fact,the P-800 Yakhont anti-ship missiles that Russia has equipped Syria with are the most advanced anti-ship missiles that Russia has.  When the United States strikes Syria, they might be quite surprised at how hard Syria can hit back.  The Syrian military is the most formidable adversary that the U.S. military has tangled with in the Middle East by far.  From Syria, P-800 Yakhont anti-ship missiles can cover much of the eastern Mediterranean and can even reach air bases in Cyprus.  If the U.S. Navy is not very careful to stay out of range, we could easily see footage of destroyed U.S. naval vessels sinking into the Mediterranean Sea on the evening news.  And once the American people see such footage, it will be impossible to stop a full-blown war between the United States and Syria.

Syria has highly advanced weapons systems that Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya did not have.  Anyone that thinks that we can just sit back and lob cruise missiles at them is being naive.  Syria has weapons that “have never before been seen” in the Middle East.  The following is from a recent article by Mac SlavoContinue reading »

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Jul 23

Syria says Russia committed to S-300 systems contract (PressTV, July 23, 2013):

Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil says all agreements for Russia’s contract to deliver S-300 air defense missile systems to Damascus are still in place.

Jamil also said Russia and Syria are discussing the possibility of Moscow extending a loan to Damascus.

Russia defends S-300 deal with Syria (PressTV, July 22, 2013):

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has defended his country’s S-300 air defense missile deal with Syria as a transparent and legal contract.

“The contract on S-300s is absolutely legal, it’s transparent and it’s fully in line with the international norms and with the Russian export control legislation,” Lavrov said on Friday.

During an interview with Lebanon’s al-Manar TV in late May, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Damascus is already in possession of the first batch of S-300 missile defense systems from Russia.

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Jul 13

Are you fucking nuts Bibi? (Rhetorical question.)

An Israeli F-16 Prepares for Takeoff

Israel Loses Face (and an F-16) in Syria (Veterans Today, July  12, 2013):

The loss of a single aircraft is relatively easy to sweep under the rug, but a major engagement would see the planes raining down like they did in 1973, though a complete media lock down kept that information from becoming common knowledge.

Israel announced on July 8 that one of their F-16s suffered a mechanical failure off the coast of Gaza. A military spokesman for the Israeli Air Force (IAF) said both pilots were recovered. The plane is said to have crashed into the Mediterranean Sea.

Almost no part of this story is true. It makes as much sense as the story of the American Navy putting 22 Navy Seals on a National Guard helicopter. Nobody bought that one.

Israel did lose an F-16. They are unable to hide the fact that one of their first line aircraft is no longer in “inventory.”

Did Israel, as multiple reports now indicate, and perhaps even confirm, really lose an F-16 and its crew of two to a Syrian S-300 missile 48 hours before the claimed incident and over 400 miles from the claimed location?

On May 4, 2013, the Syrian Navy sunk an Israeli Dolphin submarine. Israel, unwilling to accept the public humiliation of such a loss: a disaster of such a proportion to its citizens has been repainting hull numbers and shuffling crew rosters on its remaining submarines for two months.

As Senior Editor, Gordon Duff says:

“Israel has suffered a number of serious reverses of late. When Israel suffers, it loses face. Israel has found an interesting way of dealing with ‘losing face.’ They lie. “

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Jun 25

Is Obama arming Al Qaeda to topple Assad? (Veterans Today, June 25, 2013):

By F. William Engdahl

After two years of hesitating, US President Barack Obama announced he will deliver arms to the Syrian rebels, citing unverified “proof” that the troops of the Syrian Bashar Al-Assad government used Sarin gas against so-called opposition rebels. The Obama flip-flop is bizarre and reveals a President under enormous pressure to detonate a war whose consequences may well bring the world into a Third World War.

Clinton and Netanyahu allied

According to a report in the New York Times, it was nasty pressure from former US President Bill Clinton, along with a series of nasty initiatives from Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu, Republican warhawks like John McCain, who tipped Obama to active intervention.[1] Even former Presidential national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, by no means a peace dove, went on US national TV to deride the Obama decision: “I think our posture is baffling, there no strategic design, we’re using slogans,” stated Brzezinski on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Friday. “It’s a tragedy and it’s a mess in the making. I do not see what the United States right now is trying to accomplish.” [2]

He added, “we are running the risk of getting into another war in the region which may last for years and I don’t see any real strategic guidance to what we are doing. I see a lot of rhetoric, a lot emotion, a lot of propaganda in fact.” [3]

The same Brzezinski in an interview with a Paris daily, boasted it had been his policy to arm the Mujihadeen Muslim Salafists, including a then-young Saudi named Osama bin-Laden, to actually provoke a Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979.[4]

Also according to reliable sources close to the Pentagon, the US military is opposed to another war in the Islamic world after suffering the debacles of Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Jun 01

Oh, sure!

And how exactly will the Russian ‘S-300 Anti-Aircraft Missile Defense System’ put Israel at risk???

Only if Israel would dare to attack Syria (AGAIN!) will its U.S. sponsored fighter jets be at risk.

You can’t make this BS up!

The message from Russia is loud and clear:

Hands off Syria!

No Libya 2.0 in Syria!

Related info:

Britain To Arm Syrian Rebels; Russia Retaliates By Shipping 10 MiGs To Assad

US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle

Russian missiles put Israel at risk: US, Germany (PressTV, June 1, 2013):

US Secretary of State John Kerry and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle say Russia’s delivery of S-300 missiles to Syria will hamper efforts at planned peace talks in Geneva and put Israel at risk.

“It is not helpful to have the S-300 transferred to the region while we are trying to organize this peace [conference] and create peace,” Kerry said at a joint news conference with his German counterpart in Washington on Friday.

“We ask them again not to upset the balance within the region with respect to Israel,” he said. “The weaponry that is being provided Assad whether it is an old contract or not, has a profoundly negative impact on the balance of interests and the stability of the region and it does put Israel at risk.”

Westerwelle also said the Russian missiles would “endanger” the Geneva talks and put Israel’s security at risk.

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May 30

Related info::

Syria Goes Hot: Russia To Deliver Weapons, Deploys Air Defense; Israel Warns Russia; Obama Demands No Fly Zone

Russia To Deliver S-300 Anti-Aircraft Missile Defense System To Syria ‘To Deter Foreign Intervention’

Putin Again Warns Netanyahu Hands Off Syria

Putin: Russia Will Not Tolerate Another Israeli Attack On Syria And Would Respond


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First Shipment Of Russian S-300 Rockets Arrives In Syria (ZeroHedge, May 30, 2013)

Two days ago we reported that the most recent escalation in the Syrian proxy war involved a bitter exchange between Russia and Israel, where the latter warned the former that it would proceed with destroying any arms shipments from Russia into Syria, specifically referencing the S-300 missiles that has been known to be en route to Damascus for several weeks now. The Israel defense minister warned that: “The shipments haven’t set out yet and I hope they won’t. If they do arrive in Syria, God forbid, we’ll know what to do.” Well, according to Lebanese newspaper al-Akhbar not only has the shipment been sent out, but it has already arrived. Check to Israel and coming through on its warning to begin an offensive action not only against Syria, but more importantly, implicitly against Russia.


“Syria has received the first shipment of Russian anti-aircraft S-300 rockets,” Lebanese newspaper al-Akhbar newspaper quoted Assad as saying in an interview due to be broadcast later on Thursday.

More of the missiles would arrive soon, he was quoted as saying.

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May 28

Syria Goes Hot: Russia To Deliver Weapons, Deploys Air Defense; Israel Warns Russia; Obama Demands No Fly Zone (ZeroHedge, May 28, 2013):

Those who were intently following the USDJPY pair formerly known as the stock market today missed the biggest news of the day: the proxy war in Syria just went hot, following a confluence of news, first that Russia insisted “it would deliver anti-aircraft missiles to Syria despite international criticism, as fears of spillover from the conflict grew” and in logical retaliation to yesterday’s decision by Europe to lift an arms embargo to the Al Qaeda-supported, Qatari mercenaries operating in Syria, also known as “rebels”, leading Israel’s defense minister Moshe Yaalon to immediately signal that “its military is prepared to strike shipments of advanced Russian weapons to Syria“, while back in the US “the White House has asked the Pentagon to draw up plans for a no-fly zone inside Syria that would be enforced by the U.S. and other countries such as France and Great Britain, two administration officials told The Daily Beast.” And just to make it very clear that Russia is absolutely not bluffing, it announced overnight that its four regiments of S-300 air defense systems have been deployed at the Ashuluk firing range in southern Russia as part of another snap combat readiness check of the Russian armed forces “The missions will be carried out in conditions of heavy electronic warfare to test the capabilities of the air defense units to the highest limit.” And to think: the threat of a global war, over some natgas pipelines from Qatar to Europe, and a threat to Gazprom’s monopoly.

From AFP:

Russia insisted Tuesday it would deliver anti-aircraft missiles to Syria despite international criticism, as fears of spillover from the conflict grew after three Lebanese soldiers were killed in a border-area attack.

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May 16


First Shipment Of Russian S-300 Anti-Aircraft Missile Defense System Arrives In Syria (ZeroHedge, May 30, 2013)

Russia To Deliver S-300 Anti-Aircraft Missile Defense Sytem To Syria ‘To Deter Foreign Intervention’ (BBC News, May 28, 2013)

Syria Goes Hot: Russia To Deliver Weapons, Deploys Air Defense; Israel Warns Russia; Obama Demands No Fly Zone (ZeroHedge/AFP /Guardian/Daily Beast/RIA Novosti, May 28, 2013)

The S-300-P surface-to-air missile system


5 Questions on Russian S-300 Missile System Sales to Syria (RIA-Novosti, May 14, 2013):

MOSCOW, May 14 (Alexey Eremenko, RIA Novosti) – If fresh media reports are true, Russia, Syria’s longtime supplier of military equipment, may soon provide Damascus – or already has – with advanced S-300 air defense systems, tipping the balance in the devastating 26-month conflict in the Middle Eastern country. But the “if” is a big one.

The missile batteries would give Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime a powerful weapon against foreign air strikes – one of the options being bounced around as a form of international intervention – and could fracture the fragile accord on Syria reached last week between Moscow and Washington, which hope to get the warring sides to negotiate.

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May 16

Brought to you by Mossad’s DEBKAfile:

Putin Again Warns Netanyahu Hands Off Syria (DEBKAfile, May 14, 2013):

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spent three hours with Russian President Vladimir Putin at his residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Tuesday, May, 14. He came for a last-ditch attempt to head off the supply of advanced Russian anti-air S-300 missile systems to Syria. Instead, the Russian leader turned the conversation around to focus implicitly on Israel’s air strikes against Damascus on May 3 and May 5. After their conversation he issued a warning: “In this crucial period it is especially important to avoid any moves that can shake the situation.”

This was clearly a hands-off caution to Israel not to repeat its attacks on Damascus. And, furthermore, after “shaking the situation” in Syria by its air attacks, Israel was in no position to demand that Russia avoid selling Syria advanced weapons.

The prime minister, for his part, warned that the entire Middle East was in a dangerous state of volatility.

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May 09

So why not attack Russia because they might want to send some weapons to Syria, …

… like Israel claims to have attacked Syria, because it wanted to send some advanced missiles to Hezbollah???

Oh, wait a minute, it’s RUSSIA!!!

Putin: Russia Will Not Tolerate Another Israeli Attack On Syria And Would Respond:

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, while in Shanghai, was given a sharp dressing-down by Russian President Vladimir Putin, a warning that Russia would not tolerate further Israeli attacks on Damascus and would respond.

Putin did not say how, but he did announce he had ordered the acceleration of highly advanced Russian weapons supplies to Syria.

Israeli Debkafile’s military sources disclosed that the Russian leader was referring to S-300 anti-air systems and the nuclear-capable 9K720 Iskander (NATO named SS-26 Stone) surface missiles, which are precise enough to hit a target within a 5-7 meter radius at a distance of 280 kilometers.

In his phone call to Netanyahu, the Russian leader advised the prime minister to make sure to keep this in mind.

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Israel Informs US That Russia Plans To Sell Weapons To Syria (ZeroHedge, May 9, 2013):

We almost got an entire 24 hour period that did not have news about imminent war rumblings out of Syria. Almost. Late last night WSJ reported about the civil war torn country (in which the rebels may or may not be using chemical weapons, but are backed by both Al Qaeda and the US government) again, this time on a leak by Israel having warned the US that Russians are “imminently” going to sell advanced ground-to-air missile systems to Syria “that would significantly boost the regime’s ability to stave off intervention in its civil war.” Supposedly this means that Israel would be unable to continue its unimpeded military incursions of Syrian sovereign airspace and blow stuff up at whim just because it feels like it, and for whatever pretext the Israeli defense forces come up with.

Some details on what Syria is said to receive from Moscow via the WSJ:

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Apr 29

Belarus may sell S-300 systems to Syria (Belarusian News, April 24, 2013):

Four S-300 systems, which will be shipped to Belarus by Russia, may be re-sold to pariah countries.

This is how general Valer Fralou commented for the charter97.org web-site in the shipment of air-to-surface missile systems S-30 and the deployment of a Russian aviation base in Belarus.

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Sep 04

’30 per cent complete’: Iran’s ‘better’ substitute for S-300 may be ready in 2013 (RT, Sep 4, 2012):

Iran has constructed nearly a third of the missile defense system it is developing in lieu of the S-300 system Moscow refused to sell it. The Islamic Republic hopes the system will be completed by next year, a senior military official said.

Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, a commander of the Iranian army’s air defense force, said the Bavar-373 (Belief-373) system was 30 per cent complete while speaking to reporters on the National Day of Air Defense in Tehran on Monday.

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