Russia To Send Advanced Anti-Aircraft Missiles To Syria, Warns Israel Of "Catastrophic Consequences"

Israel continues ratcheting up its rhetoric this week in response to Russia's Defense Ministry signaling it will likely move forward in arming Syria with the advanced S-300 missile defense system, bringing both Israeli and Lebanese airspace to within targeting range of Syrian missiles. 

On Tuesday Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in unambiguous terms that his country would attack such missile sites should Russia move forward on supplying them.

Liberman told Israel's YNet, "What's important to us is that the defensive weapons the Russians are giving Syria won't be used against us," and threatened further"one thing should be clear: If someone fires on our planes, we will destroy them."

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has in the past years of war in Syria - of which Israel is a significant player, especially given its longtime support of al-Qaeda linked anti-Assad insurgents to the south of Damascus - made it clear that transfer of the S-300 would constitute a "red line" on which Israel would act.

In 2013, when Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly first considered the move, marking a major and exceptionally advanced update to Syria's current Soviet-era deterrent systems, Netanyahu warned"We’ll destroy your missiles if you deliver them to Assad." He said that Israel would hit them before the system came online.

Though displaying an early reluctance to derail its delicate diplomatic relationship with Israel, Russia changed its tune on the very morning after the US-led coalition strike took place overnight on April 13. Russia’s first deputy chief of staff, Sergei Rudskoi, said at the time that Russia would “reconsider” whether to supply the air defenses to Assad - an issue previously thought dead as a result of prior Israeli-Russian summits in Sochi. 

However, multiple international reports now indicate Russia is likely moving forward with transfer of the feared system which has a range of up to 150-200 kilometers (or 120 miles max). 

Reuters reports while citing Russia's main state operated news agency:

Russia plans to deliver new air defense systems to Syria in the near future, RIA news agency cited Russia’s Defence Ministry as saying on Wednesday.

The ministry added it plans to study a U.S. Tomahawk cruise missile captured by Syrian forces in a recent attack, in order to improve Russia’s own missiles, RIA reported.

And crucially, as Haaretz notes, "With Putin's S-300, Assad's army could even 'lock-on' IAF aircraft as they take off from bases within Israel." And as one Israeli defense analyst put it, "Israel should be worried."

But what's really behind Israel's dire warnings to the world and longtime threats of acting on "red lines"? It is certainly not out of concern for acts of aggression coming from either Syria or Russia, as neither country has attacked Israel in recent history.

Instead, we find the opposite: Israel has attacked Russian allied Syria frequently and with impunity since at least 2013, and it simply wishes to maintain aerial superiority unimpeded (and going back to 2007, when it struck a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor near Deir Ezzor, as Israeli officials have recently admitted).

Last summer, the head of Israel's air force for the first time openly acknowledged nearly one hundred IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) attacks on convoys and sites inside Syria over the course of the past 5 years. Perhaps a dozen more have occurred since then, with Syria only very recently retaliating against Israeli incursions, shooting down at least one Israeli F-16 jet near the Golan. Israel also reportedly participated in the US-led missile strikes on April 13 in the hope of weakening the Syrian Army's clear dominant trajectory over the armed insurgency. 

Indeed, in spite of over a hundred unprovoked Israeli attacks, Assad has not taken the bait of an Israeli desire for escalation for years now. While pro-government Syrians have themselves at times complained about Israel's seeming ability to strike inside sovereign Syrian territory with impunity, Assad appears to be operating with the long-game in mind of "survival now, retaliation later".

It was clear starting in 2013 that Israel's semi-frequent strikes on largely non-strategic targets were more about provocation: should Damascus lob missiles back in Israel's direction Netanyahu would launch an all-out assault while Syria was at its weakest in the midst of a grinding and externally funded al-Qaeda insurgency.

Concerning Syria's current missile defense deterrent capabilities - though contested among analysts - Syria's over 30-year old current deterrent system appears to have performed well, likely stunning the West and neighboring Israel (which itself played a part in the coalition attack) as it reportedly shot down 71 of the 103 cruise missiles, according to official Russian and Syrian government sources (Russia this week has offered proof that its version is correct, over and against Pentagon claims that not a single tomahawk was shot down). 

Israeli military analysts are now themselves quite open about the end-goal here: it is all about Israel's aim of maintaining the capability to do whatever it wants in Syria, without repercussions - whether international censure or domestic push-back against the Likud establishment. 

One can look no further than "the centrist" Jerusalem Post, whose Deputy Managing Editor Tovah Lazaroff is unusually candid regarding Israeli aims while citing an Israeli general:

Israel fears the S-300 would hamper its ability to attack military sites in Syria that are dangerous to the Jewish State and would therefore allow Iran to strengthen its military foothold in that country.

"This is by far the most advanced weapons system in air defense in Syrian hands so far," said Brig. Gen. Assaf Orion (ret.), "so theoretically it is an entrenchment to the apparent freedom of action that the Israeli air force enjoys over Syria’s sky.

Meanwhile, Russian military sources were quoted in Haaretz as saying that if Israel tried to destroy the anti-aircraft batteries—as analysts have indicated Israel likely would—it would leads to "catastrophic consequences."

After Trump's 'one-off' attack on Syria and Russia's non-engagement against what was in the end a big American fireworks show, many around the world breathed a collective sigh of relief that World War III had been avoided... but are we only witnessing a mere prelude to the final act? 



OutOfThinAir RafterManFMJ Thu, 04/26/2018 - 00:08 Permalink

The Rus have beaten the Khazars before.

But that's just rooting for one government to beat another. 

Where has that lead humanity to? False flags, printing debt out of thin air, nonsense, fear, dependency, separation, and more. 

Increasing wealth does not equal a growing humanity. Weapons make plenty of money, but do they move people forward or harm them back? 

Stop following these lying governments and other external authorities and trust yourself. 


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FBaggins mc888 Thu, 04/26/2018 - 01:34 Permalink

All the Viking nations are now debt salves of the Zionist banksters. Things became this way because we let an exclusive, very ambitious tribal group control CREDIT.  Whom did they favor with it? Why themselves of course, and why not if we are so stupid as not to control a fair distribution of that credit which is the basis of financial opportunities and advancement? 

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NiggaPleeze FBaggins Thu, 04/26/2018 - 01:55 Permalink

In part this move to place an S-300 in Syria has to be related to the perhaps surprising success of the Pantsir systems in the April 13 Evil Empire aggression and several preceding Zionist aggressions.  Those systems were 100% effective at shooting down cruise missiles.  Given the price of an S-300 system, and the cost per missile, it wouldn't be cost effective to shoot down cruise missiles and drones sent by Israel to destroy the S-300, a cheaper solution is needed for defense of the S-300 system while the S-300 focuses on high-value targets, mainly, Israeli jets, bombers and refueling tankers.

Moreover, it sounds like Russia is warning Israel that if it does manage to take out the S-300 system anyway, Russia will use its cruise missiles, etc. to take out the Israeli base(s) responsible for the assault.

All in all, good reason for the treasonous Jew-firsters controlling the US media to increase their venom drip against Russia.  The Jew supremacists are willing to use "goy" to fight for global Jewish supremacism down to the last of the US cattle.

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FBaggins strannick Thu, 04/26/2018 - 01:58 Permalink

We have to remember that Israel is the aggressor, and the only way it can expand is through aggression and war against its neighbors. The mission of the Zionists running things is for Israel to be enlarged by gorging the land and resources of its neighbors. The quid pro quo for our Western nations doing most of the dirty work is the control of more and more oil and gas reserves in the Middle East.  Even though the Russian missile system is defensive, Israel will look for any justification to attack the sites, anything to escalate the situation - even to forcing a major war with Russia - the Rothschild's final hedgemon.  Yet, Russia will not back down. It will just keep its word. Trust and reliance are its main currencies in world, neither of which the US, the UK and Israel has any more.   If the Western globalist axis can destroy and take Syria, like Hitler they will not stop there, and soon their violence and stealth will be at the doorstep of Moscow.  

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keep the basta… DownWithYogaPants Thu, 04/26/2018 - 04:59 Permalink

yes watching the tactics. Russian  aircraft and stuff  are parked  on Irans airports. Cyprus and Turkey have offered them parking.

Looks like the over reaching with the false flags and bombing, the obscenity revealed  in Douma with terrorists, the equipment supplied with very interesting names and addresses, not just the chemical weapons but massive armaments,. production capability for chemicals and armaments and stuff like tunnelling equipment and allegedly captured exotic personnel, means that Russia can easily put in serious defence devices without objection. 

This is a big change.  Can defend lebanon and  iran and syria. Huge oil in the levant basin. Iran said if they were attacked by Israel, first Haifa ammonia plant, 2 airports and the drilling rig in the levant  all in the first 2 minutes.

hope for a checkmate.

Syria had paid for plane spare parts and new aggressive helicopters way back in 2008 and because Obama was sweet talking Medevbev he woudlnot deliver in 2011 when Assard begged. If assard had them then he would have cleaned up the first wave of infiltration in a matter of weeks. Russia  was doping along not provoking USA until the  obama infiltration got georgia going and that war.


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BorraChoom TBT or not TBT Thu, 04/26/2018 - 04:56 Permalink

Russia Widens EW War, ‘Disabling’ EC-130s In Syria

The Compass Call is supposed to be one of America’s foremost electronic warfare weapons, but the EC-130s flying near Syria are being attacked and disabled “in the most aggressive EW environment on the planet,” the head of Special Operations Command said here today.

“Right  now in Syria we are operating in the most aggressive EW environment on the planet from our adversaries. They are testing us everyday, knocking our communications down, disabling our EC-130s, etcetera,” Gen. Raymond Thomas told an audience of some 2,000 intelligence professionals.

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Mentaliusanything besnook Thu, 04/26/2018 - 00:44 Permalink

The Grumble (S-300) was the Worlds most potent anti Aircraft missile systems. However the Growler (S-400) has an accuracy at point of detonation measured in single digit centimeters on target. 

TheGrowler (S-400) has been described, as of 2017, as "one of the best air-defense systems currently made." and it has a long range version capable of 300 miles.

The little bully would get more than a bloody nose if they attempted to knock them (s-300) out. Difficult to do anyway because of the redundancies built in to the system (launcher,  multi radar modules, remote command and autonomous overide)

They work

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flapdoodle Mentaliusanything Thu, 04/26/2018 - 11:40 Permalink

Actually, its probably a good idea to make clear how these systems work. The key is to study the US AEGIS system - it doesn't make sense to speak of a S-200 or a Panstir or a Buk. This system is a collection of sensors, computers and weapons platforms - all networked together. That's why its so hard to take out - there is no single "head" to it.

ITS ALL ONE INTERCONNECTED SYSTEM. It really doesn't matter if you use 40 year old Soviet missiles to shoot down Tomahawks - with sufficiently precise targeting and weapon selection, a 22 caliber rifle would work. By upgrading the S-200 to S-300, the Russians are just modernizing one of the older components of the system.

In other words, the important part of the S-300 capability is already there and working in Syria. By pushing the S-300 sale meme, the Russians and Syrians are just saying.

No mas.

Unfortunately, like in talking a any psychopath, its not clear whether the Israeli's will get the message or just strike knowing that the Goyim Golem (tm) is willing to have Americans die for Israel (as long as those AIPAC donations keep flowing).

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flapdoodle besnook Thu, 04/26/2018 - 11:25 Permalink

Israel simply has to use their new F-35s to attack Syria - what's the problem? The F-35 is stealth and "the best plane in the world" (or did they really mean "the goyim's most expensive plane in the world" and it got mistranslated from Hebrew??)

Hmmm... come to think about it, odd isn't it that the US F-35 didn't take part in the recent 103 missile fiasco. Usually the MIC is eager to try out their new toys...

...and speaking of the MiG-25 - it works pretty well for a plane that first flew in 1964,
which means it is 54 years old design whose purpose was shooting down SR-71s.

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