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Russia supplies Syria with sophisticated Yakhonts missile-system, making naval blockade largely impossible… Israel tells Russia that sending missiles to Syria will start a war


Russia has sent advanced antiship cruise missiles to Syria, a move that illustrates the depth of its support for the Syrian government led by President Bashar al-Assad, American officials said Thursday.

Russia has previously provided a version of the missiles, called Yakhonts, to Syria. But those delivered recently are outfitted with an advanced radar that makes them more effective, according to American officials who are familiar with classified intelligence reports and would only discuss the shipment on the basis of anonymity.

Unlike Scud and other longer-range surface-to-surface missiles that the Assad government has used against opposition forces, the Yakhont antiship missile system provides the Syrian military a formidable weapon to counter any effort by international forces to reinforce Syrian opposition fighters by imposing a naval embargo, establishing a no-fly zone or carrying out limited airstrikes.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/17/world/middleeast/russia-provides-syria-with-advanced-missiles.html?_r=1&

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly warned Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that Moscow’s sale of a sophisticated missile defense system to President Bashar Assad could push the Middle East into war.

Netanyahu, who flew to meet Putin for emergency talks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, told the Russian president that the S-300 had no relevance to Assad’s civil-war battles against rebel groups, and urged Moscow not to deliver the systems, Channel 2 reported on Wednesday night.

He said that if acquired by Assad, the S-300 — a state-of-the-art system that can intercept fighter jets and cruise missiles — “is likely to draw us into a response, and could send the region deteriorating into war,” the Channel 2 report said.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-to-putin-your-missile-sales-to-assad-could-trigger-war/

In other news…

Undeterred by pleas and warnings from Israel, Russia made clear on Thursday that it will go ahead with its planned delivery of a highly sophisticated air-defense system to Syria’s President Bashar Assad.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly warned Russian President Vladimir Putin in an emergency face-to-face meeting on Tuesday that Moscow’s sale of the S-300 missile defense system to Assad could push the Middle East into war.

But Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, evidently unmoved by the dramatic Israeli warning, declared on Thursday that while Moscow was “not signing any new deals,” it would honor existing contracts with Syria, including for the air-defense systems. “We’ve already carried out some of the deal,” Lavrov said, “and we will carry the rest of it out in full.”

http://www.timesofisrael.com/unmoved-by-israel-russia-will-deliver-top-air-defense-system-to-assad/

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  • John

    Good. Take them on Israel- WO US help! See how you do.

  • Steve

    This is no offensive weapon. It is a defensive weapon meant to deter Israel from bombing them. Why is no one talking about how Israel can use a mini bunker-busting nukes on Syria, or Iran for that matter. But the issue is Syria cannot defend itself from a wild dog. Give me a break.

    Why don’t we talk about the real issue. How Qatar and Saudi Arabia wants a oil pipeline from the Mideast to Europe via Syria and Turkey by-passing Russia’s monopoly of gas over Europe. Or how Israel wants to Balkanize the entire Arab states to ensure no threats and create a greater Is(is)RaEl(ohim) Luciferian, Zionist, Freemasonic State.

    Research it yourself. Think for yourself.

  • MoussaDembele

    Interesting how a defense system purchased by Syria can be deemed an act so aggressive that it is a justifiable means to begin world war 3.. (a war that Israel is so desperate to initiate, and instigate, only for the USA to carry it out and suffer unimaginable costs)… Whilst recently, Israel purchased billions of dollars worth of munitions from the United States. Surely that transaction wasn’t only an anti-naval ship defense system.

    Its hard to believe this type of war-mongering by the Zionists can go on much longer. The Israelis have been milking every bit of the post-9/11 decade, where every heinous war crime could easily be hidden under the cloak of the “war on terror” and best interests of national security, has got to be coming to an end. The world is awakening to the truth.

    • http://www.facebook.com/icswatson Ian Watson

      This is the double standards of America, when it was the Russians over Cuba, the US squealed like a stuck pig and took the world to the edge of WWIII and nuclear armageddon but it seems the rules are not allowed to be applied equally when the Americans try and park missiles down Russia’s throat in the same way.

      The world is sick to the back teeth of America’s “Do as we say, not as we do” attitude and the world is equally sick of Israel’s constant hypocritical and racist yapping, they will reap what they sow…

      • loveatari

        please don’t confuse America with the actions of that third world toilet called israel, we despise them and the vile jews in America

        • Jack McCarthy

          Well do something about these sons of satan. Execute a banker gangster or blood sucker for Jesus.

  • braindead

    wot steve sed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/icswatson Ian Watson

    Why would legitimately shooting down a plane that is illegally in ones airspace “trigger” a war? Syria has a right of self defence.

    The Yakhonts have upped the game considerably as well, as they are payload free meaning they can carry not just conventional warheads but also NBC payloads and there is nothing on this planet that can shoot them down once fired to its target, bearing in mind Syria already has its predecessor SunBurn in considerable amounts, another hypersonic missile that simply cannot be avoided, this is beginning to look like a testing of militaries and will Israel thank its friends America when it finds its all new hardware full of bugs, unreliable, targetting friendly assets or has such an abysmal failure rate it would be more effective to chuck the manual at the enemy?

    • Jack McCarthy

      No one has the right to attack satan’s chosen but they can rob, rape, organ harvest, mass murder on and on and we should just let them.

  • loveatari

    America to Russia………..please do us a favor and annihilate that third world toilet of human garbage that uses aipac and the 5 million treasonous american jewish campaign donors to FORCE us into destroying their enemies and sacrificing our children

    • Jack McCarthy

      Russia is also run by the fake jew son’s of satan and the whole thing is a dog and pony show.

  • loveatari

    NO MORE WARS FOR JEWISH INTERESTS..NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pearson-Jeffrey-Tucker/1609731542 Pearson Jeffrey Tucker

    Could someone please tell Netanyahu that starting a war with Russia is a very bad idea because he my have forgotten that the do have the Zahr bomb with 50 Mt and 100Mt, and the 50 Mt alone would turn Israel into a really big hole in the ground. Send him this ( nuclearsecrecyDOTcom/nukemap/ )so he can see what would happen. And NO Mr. Netanyahu if Russia would bomb you America will not have your back because you will not have a back to back.

    • Jack McCarthy

      satan’ children are mad (insane) and the dog and pony show will go on if they have their way.

  • hvaiallverden

    A final warning to anyone from Israel or the invading force of the UssA into Europa during the WW3 will be considered as an act of War against us all, and I also know that In the End, Europa and Russia will fight this War side by side, because of the 250 Years in a world runn by Murder Incorp UssA, a mafia org. must be stopped once and for all.

    This time, I hope people dont accept a full scale world war, staged by evil and gready race of RobberBarons and their Hendgmen, the Banking ind/casion corp.

    The ONLY way to ensure everlasting Peace on is to stagle the last Preist with the Entrails of the last Banker.
    Nothing will happen before that is done, WE must start to wipe the slates clean.
    Untill Bankes hang in evey lamppost, in evey capital, there will be No peace.
    Untill Usury is banned, and their scams reveiled, there will be No peace.
    All wars are Bankers wars.
    Not ours.
    And the shitt list its a mile long.

    Its this f…. that payed for Comunism, slavelabour, all the major world wars icl, ww1 and 2, finnacing dictatorshipps, robbing recoursess thrue sentral banking(fractional) scams, manipulating eveything even our food and prices on it all, a.s.o.

    Untill we have the right to say No, there will be No peace.

    The ONLY thing that stands in Their way, is Us.
    If WE dont do anything, there will be No peace.
    Its simple, and since time immemorial, peace bennefits all, wars bennefits few.

    wake the f… up

    peace

    • Jack McCarthy

      satan’s children’s Usury must stop and great post. Thank you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sara.servalis Sara Servalis

    Russia can & SHOULD take out the
    Izraeli Nazis once & for All & Liberate the Palestinians.

  • hp

    Perhaps I’m mistaken but don’t the improved Yakhonts also have a land attack capability?

  • Kevin K

    Syria has the right to defend it’s self .. I can smell burnt Jew already.. Go Syria

  • Kevin K

    Go Syria..!!!!!!!