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Russia to set up missile shield for Iran
The Hindu ^ | 28DEC07 | Vladimir Radyuhin

Posted on 12/27/2007 4:38:57 PM PST by familyop

MOSCOW: Russia will set up a massive anti-missile shield in Iran that will virtually guarantee the country against military attacks.

Moscow will supply Tehran with the advanced long-range S-300 surface-to-air missile complexes, informed Russian sources said.

“Several dozen S-300PMU-1 complexes will be delivered to Iran under a contract signed several years ago,” the Interfax news agency quoted a defence industry source as saying on Wednesday. He said deliveries could start as early as next year.

Another Russian defence source told the Kommersant daily that Moscow was planning to sell Iran five batteries of S-300 launchers at a price of $800 million. A typical S-300PMU-1 battery contains 48 missiles on 12 mobile launchers.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abm; iran; missiledefense; redjihad; russia; sam

1 posted on 12/27/2007 4:38:59 PM PST by familyop
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To: familyop

Duck and cover!


2 posted on 12/27/2007 4:41:44 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: familyop

Did they ask for the same stuff the Syrians have?


3 posted on 12/27/2007 4:44:16 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ ("Has there been a code nine? Have you heard from the Doctor?")
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To: familyop

This is the tenth iteration of the news and still Iran can waste its precious oil revenues any way they wish.


4 posted on 12/27/2007 4:45:51 PM PST by RightWhale (Dean Koonz is good, but my favorite authors are Dun and Bradstreet)
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To: familyop

Understand this worked really well in Syria.

We should encourage this. ;-)


5 posted on 12/27/2007 4:47:01 PM PST by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: All

Previously:

QUOTE:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1933472/posts?page=1048#1048

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=russia

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Regarding Iran:

http://truthusa.com/a/index.php?topic=672.0
http://truthusa.com/a/index.php?topic=1296.0
http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1944395/posts

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http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/4277.htm
(”Source: Fars, Iran, December 26, 2007”)

“Russia To Sell S-300 Missile System to Iran”

BLOG ENTRY SNIPPET: “Iran signed a contract with Russia on December 25 for purchasing the S-300 advanced missile system, Iranian Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said today.”

(December 26, 2007)

1,048 posted on 12/26/2007 2:07:12 PM PST by Cindy


6 posted on 12/27/2007 4:49:01 PM PST by Cindy
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To: familyop

Who will be in our coalition against Iran, Syria,
Saudi Arabia, South America, China and Russia?


7 posted on 12/27/2007 4:49:24 PM PST by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: familyop
What fabulous air defense system did the Syrians have to defend their North Korean Nuke facility, hmmn?

Oh yeah, Russian.

8 posted on 12/27/2007 4:49:55 PM PST by JOAT
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To: ex-snook

That is the coalition of our best friends. Why would we coalite against them?


9 posted on 12/27/2007 4:51:09 PM PST by RightWhale (Dean Koonz is good, but my favorite authors are Dun and Bradstreet)
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To: familyop
I question the collective intellect of the Mid East countries that continue to buy Russian "state of the art" advanced systems, only to die in them, year after year, war after war, decade after decade, each time thinking, "this time we have the good stuff," only to be incinerated in it.

Oh well.

10 posted on 12/27/2007 4:51:57 PM PST by bill1952 (The right to buy weapons is the right to be free)
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To: bill1952

It works for the Russians... :-)


11 posted on 12/27/2007 4:56:32 PM PST by Star Traveler
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To: familyop

Good Grief! Might as well sell them Y2K protection as well.


12 posted on 12/27/2007 4:57:01 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: Star Traveler

LOL! Yeah, as long as they never have to use it. :)


13 posted on 12/27/2007 5:00:36 PM PST by bill1952 (The right to buy weapons is the right to be free)
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To: familyop

The Ruskies have a tough enough problem protecting their own. We’ll see how fast planes go in and out of there without being detected...


15 posted on 12/27/2007 6:00:13 PM PST by b4its2late (GITMO is way too nice of a place to house low life terrorists.)
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To: ex-snook
"Who will be in our coalition against Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, South America, China and Russia?"

Our Government is trying hard to get into the coalition of the nations in that list, but they don't seem to be warming up to us.


16 posted on 12/27/2007 6:02:08 PM PST by familyop
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To: familyop

BAHAHAHAHA. A fool and his money are soon parted.


17 posted on 12/27/2007 6:03:57 PM PST by Lovebloggers
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To: ex-snook

China and Russia are in coalition against no one. They have useless crap for sale, and plenty of idiotic buyers to sell it to.


18 posted on 12/27/2007 6:06:30 PM PST by Lovebloggers
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To: Lovebloggers
"BAHAHAHAHA. A fool and his money are soon parted."

...except that the money will continue to flow into Iran. The NIE surrender didn't work as expected, and oil is near $97. That's alright, though. It will take Iran, Syria, Sudan, the Saudis and others years to have a few hundred nukes. And we all know as to how reasonable they are. MAD works.
19 posted on 12/27/2007 6:10:37 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt.)--has-been)
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To: Lovebloggers
"China and Russia are in coalition against no one. They have useless crap for sale, and plenty of idiotic buyers to sell it to."

Yep.

Applied Materials, Chinese rival face legal battle
EE Times ^ | December 25, 2007

"The motion is part of a suit filed by Applied Materials against China's AMEC in October of 2007. Applied's suit, filed in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California here, claims that AMEC is allegedly involved in misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract and unfair competition...In fact, the suit contends that 30 former Applied engineers now work at AMEC [in China]."
20 posted on 12/27/2007 6:19:02 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt.)--has-been)
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To: familyop

Wait, is this technology a Russian anti-missile defense system or an anti-aircraft system? Is it any good or of no concern against our forces?


21 posted on 12/27/2007 6:20:14 PM PST by KantianBurke
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To: familyop
If we ever engage in an air campaign against Iran, the F-117s and B-2s will start by kicking in the door and these missile complexes will make great target practice.
22 posted on 12/27/2007 6:21:04 PM PST by One_American
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To: familyop

Where to start....

I am overloaded with idiot jokes.

Help!


23 posted on 12/27/2007 6:24:48 PM PST by Spruce
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To: KantianBurke

...antiaircraft. Russia posted a lot of them around Moscow a few months back.


24 posted on 12/27/2007 6:26:28 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt.)--has-been)
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To: One_American

Agreed.

They can’t shoot off missiles off at something they can’t see.


25 posted on 12/27/2007 6:31:17 PM PST by Lovebloggers
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To: familyop

They don’t need the US to be rich off of their energy supply.

The issue here is Russia selling items to Iran which will not in anyway protect Iran against the US if we attack.

If they are actually operational and not useless crap, they may perhaps protect them against Israel on some level.


26 posted on 12/27/2007 6:37:31 PM PST by Lovebloggers
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To: KantianBurke

...my mistake. It was S-400s around Moscow. The S-300s have gone to places like Belarus.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/608858/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/608858/posts

And Russia claims that she can kill missiles and stealth aircraft with them.

But after Iran and its friends have nukes, we probably won’t get to disprove that, IMO. Russia and China are looking for the Islamo-fascist nations to start something, so that Russia and China can use such opportunity to take more ocean route real estate.


27 posted on 12/27/2007 6:42:47 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt.)--has-been)
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To: M. Espinola
Ping.
28 posted on 12/27/2007 6:44:59 PM PST by familyop
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To: Alas Babylon!; American_Centurion; An.American.Expatriate; ASA.Ranger; ASA Vet; Atigun; Ax; ...
MI ping

Contact the IAF.
29 posted on 12/27/2007 6:47:33 PM PST by BIGLOOK
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To: familyop

Moscow has an excellent missle interception system employing nuclear tipped interceptors.

With handgrenades, horseshoes, and nuke tipped interceptors, close counts.

Meanwhile the Americans are dorking around with x-ray and chemical lasers.


30 posted on 12/27/2007 6:58:43 PM PST by AdamSelene235 (Truth has become so rare and precious she is always attended to by a bodyguard of lies.)
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To: familyop
Apparently, Iran has not consulted Syria concerning the effectiveness of the “latest” Russian anti-air systems.
31 posted on 12/27/2007 7:33:12 PM PST by ryan71
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To: ryan71

Maybe the Russians did a next generation of tweaks and need a place to see if it works.


32 posted on 12/27/2007 7:38:00 PM PST by MtnClimber (http://www.fred08.com/)
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To: familyop
Hmmm, I wonder if Bush saw that coming?

Maybe he didn't look deep enough into Putty's soul.....

33 posted on 12/27/2007 7:43:18 PM PST by NRA2BFree ("The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves!")
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To: familyop

Is this the same system that they sold to Syria?


34 posted on 12/27/2007 8:12:05 PM PST by ANGGAPO (LayteGulfBeachClub)
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To: familyop
at a price of $800 million

Does this all go into Putin's private account, as usual?

35 posted on 12/27/2007 8:16:55 PM PST by montag813
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To: ANGGAPO

Syria might have had the Tor-M1s and some other older models. There was talk/speculation about Syria wanting the S-300s, but I don’t know whether Syria obtained those.


36 posted on 12/27/2007 8:45:38 PM PST by familyop
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To: familyop

Ever since Putin went to Tehran for those talks with Ahmadjihadman, Russia and Iran have strengthened their alliance big-time, with weapon and uranium sales to Iran from Russia (with love). And now comes the missile defense shield.

Uranium mined in Iran is rich in molybdenum, and element that is extremely difficult to seperate from the uranium and decreases the overall quality of the uranium produced. So it would be much more economical for Iran to purchase uranium than mine their own. And look what they just did....


37 posted on 12/27/2007 8:47:20 PM PST by G8 Diplomat (Creatures are divided into 6 kingdoms: Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Monera, Protista, & Saudi Arabia)
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Russia will set up a massive anti-missile shield in Iran that will virtually guarantee the country against military attacks.

Yeah, in case the US does anything. They know we're thinking about dropping the bomb, and they're preparing for it. We should've dropped it a long time ago.
38 posted on 12/27/2007 8:48:20 PM PST by G8 Diplomat (Creatures are divided into 6 kingdoms: Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Monera, Protista, & Saudi Arabia)
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To: familyop; ex-Texan; Convert from ECUSA; george76; Salem; F15Eagle
Putin's continueous arming & protecting Iranian targets is a direct threat to American and Israeli pilots, and he knows it. Dictator Putin is laying the ground rules for his future war against US, Israel and NATO nations (Europe).

(The joint Russian-Iranian threat)

(A sample of effective counter measures against the joint Russian-Iranian threat)

39 posted on 12/27/2007 9:12:20 PM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never 'free')
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To: M. Espinola

Putin’s continueous arming & protecting Iranian targets is a direct threat to American and Israeli pilots, and he knows it. ==

Yeah yeah:) “The enemy impudently shoots at our airplanes which has peacefully bombed its towns”:)). Guess whose citation it is?


40 posted on 12/28/2007 2:29:07 AM PST by RusIvan (ABM can be used to fend off the weakered by first strike reciprocal answer.)
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To: familyop

MOSCOW: Russia will set up a massive anti-missile shield in Iran that will virtually guarantee the country against military attacks.

Moscow will supply Tehran with the advanced long-range S-300 surface-to-air missile complexes, informed Russian sources said. ==

Your source is absolute illiterate:). How so the anti-airecraft missiles(S-300) became anti-missile shield?


41 posted on 12/28/2007 2:31:51 AM PST by RusIvan (ABM can be used to fend off the weakered by first strike reciprocal answer.)
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To: M. Espinola

Remember back when, when the MSM, a lot of the politicians, and the “experts” were all going on about Russia being “our friend?” Remember when Dubya said in effect that he looked into Putin’s eyes and saw a good soul? Russia played us for suckers.


42 posted on 12/28/2007 3:58:12 AM PST by Convert from ECUSA (A voter wavering between wanting radical change and burning the damn place down)
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To: BIGLOOK; ASA Vet

The shield is probably the same quality as the one they sold to Syria.


43 posted on 12/28/2007 7:47:37 AM PST by Grampa Dave ("Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!"- Jim Robinson, Sept, 30, 2007)
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To: Grampa Dave

The Russians hadn’t sold anything to Syria apart from MANPADs. All the stories are simply tales that Russian had supplied Pantsir short-range air defence systems to Syria. Syria still had the old systems in place. It was the media who hyped fantastic tales of newly delivered Russian SAM systems.


44 posted on 12/28/2007 5:58:06 PM PST by Tommyjo
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To: Convert from ECUSA
Here is some info on a fraction of the weapons Putin has sold our enemies:

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Russia to Sell Advanced Anti-Aircraft Missiles to Iran

26 December 2007

An S-300 air-defense missiles launcher (l) and a S-300 missiles guidance station (r) are seen somewhere at undisclosed location in Russia (file photo)
Iran says Russia is selling Tehran advanced anti-aircraft missiles, but did not say when they will arrive.

The S-300 air defense system has a radar that can track many targets at the same time, and missiles that can hit targets anywhere from just above the treetops to 27 kilometers in the sky.

The S-300 compliments a shorter-range Russian system sold to Iran earlier.

Iran's announcement that it is upgrading its air defenses was made during a time of international tensions over Iranian nuclear programs that western nations fear could be used to make nuclear weapons.

The United States has never ruled out military action against the suspected nuclear weapons projects, but a recently published U.S. intelligence report said Iran stopped its nuclear weapons program several years ago.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

(The real Putin)

45 posted on 01/13/2008 3:45:26 AM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never 'free')
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