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Syria Goes Deep
The Strategy Page ^ | 11/10/2009 | The Strategy Page

Posted on 11/10/2009 2:11:47 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld

For the last five years, satellite photos have shown continuing constructing of an underground bunker complex north of Damascus, Syria, This is believed to be the control center for the national air defense system. Progress has been slow because Syria is broke and unable to pay for the new missile systems that that the people in this underground complex would control. Earlier this year, Russia suspended its program to upgrade Syria's MiG-31 fighters. In 2007, Russia and Syria signed an agreement by which Russia would provide the country with seven MiG-31 aircraft, as well as equipment and services to upgrade Syria's aging fleet of combat aircraft. The total value of the deal was estimated at $400-500 million. The problem, as usual, revolved around money. Syria simply does not have the cash to pay for the program. This is despite the fact that Russia forgave 70 percent of Syria's debt to them back in 2005. The Syrians had owed over $13 billion.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airdefense; bombshelters; bunkers; damascus; mig31; russia; russianfederation; syria; syrianmilitary; syrians; underground

1 posted on 11/10/2009 2:11:47 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: sonofstrangelove

When will the Obama Admin finally find a way to help their dear friends in Syria?


2 posted on 11/10/2009 3:18:34 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: iopscusa

“When will the Obama Admin finally find a way to help their dear friends in Syria?”

Zero will work a deal with Caterpillar to provide the Syrians with the heavy equipment needed to finish the complex and read from his teleprompter that the agreement will “save” jobs in America.


3 posted on 11/10/2009 3:27:52 AM PST by Rebelbase (This is the time of year when ACORNS fall.)
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To: sonofstrangelove
Syria Goes Deep

Reminds me of the old British Special Forces joke:

"Men, we're goin in deep, and we're going in hard."

4 posted on 11/10/2009 3:38:21 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: sonofstrangelove

Syrians should ask russia to install taxi meters on the jets. This way when they have the sh!t blown out of them by Israel they wont have to pay for a full day of use. Merely a few seconds of air time.


5 posted on 11/10/2009 5:46:34 AM PST by Walkingfeather
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