———Russia delivered its first shipment of Iskander missiles-——
The article denotes cause and effect that are not necessarily related.
Unmentioned were the date of the purchase order, the contractual delivery date and how and when payment was made.
It can be argued that the missiles were ordered long ago, the Ruskies failed to deliver on time and were in fact perhaps a year late and actually got paid upon the delivery.
Putin, seeing Assad to be failing beat upon his lagging missile producers to force the actual delivery and resultant payment before Assad falls.
I think that is what really happened. Russia’s concern for Syria is only as a paying customer.
Reza Kahlili served in CIA Directorate of Operations, as a spy in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, counterterrorism expert; currently serves on the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, an advisory board authorized by Congress. He is the author of the award winning book “A Time to Betray” and regularly appears in national and international media as an expert on Iran and counterterrorism in the Middle East.
Double Agent for Iran???
12/21/12 tick tock tick tock.
The Spanish Civil War was fought with weapons from the facist, communist and democratic government who used the Spanish to test out the weapons that would be the standard in the coming World War.
Supposedly we have a ship based THAD system off the coast of Syria. Will be interesting to find out the range of that THAD system. My guess is they probably can not cover the far eastern border of Turkey and Syria.
Iran has 170 ballistic missiles aimed at Tel Aviv, many with biological warheads, WND has learned.
According to a source who served in Irans Intelligence Ministry and who recently defected, the Islamic regime has 170 missiles targeted at Tel Aviv from underground silos, some of which are armed with biological warheads.
The Islamic regime ruling Iran has prepared for the total destruction of Israel as well as a capability to target European capitals, he said.
As reported in the Washington Times in August, a commentary in Mashregh, the media outlet of Irans Revolutionary Guards, confirmed that the Islamic regime not only has weapons of mass destruction but has armed its terrorist proxies with them, including Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad. The commentary warned Israel that if the fighting in Syria does not stop, an all-out attack on the Jewish state will be launched and that at zero hour, Tel Aviv will be the first city to be destroyed.