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Diplomat: Russia to arm Syria regime with anti-aircraft missiles to prevent foreign intervention
http://www.haaretz.com ^ | 5/28 | The Associated Press, Gili Cohen and Reuters

Posted on 05/28/2013 5:48:49 AM PDT by RummyChick

A top Russian diplomat confirmed that Moscow will provide Syria with state-of-the art air defense missiles to prevent foreign intervention in the country.

Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov wouldn't say whether Russia has shipped any of the long-range S-300 air defense missile systems, but added that Moscow isn't going to abandon the deal despite strong Western and Israeli criticism.

Ryabkov said the deal helps restrain some "hot heads" considering a military intervention in Syria.

Russia has been the key ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime, protecting it from the United Nations sanctions and providing it with weapons despite the civil war there that has claimed over 70,000 lives.

Ryabkov's statement comes a day after European Union's decision to lift an arms embargo to Syrian opposition.

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; caliphate; iran; israel; jordan; lebanon; mccain; missiles; muslimbrotherhood; nwo; obama; russia; s300; sergeiryabkov; sourcetitlenoturl; statedepartment; syria; turkey; usfundingterrorits; waronterror; wwiii; yakhont

1 posted on 05/28/2013 5:48:49 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Israel minister warns Russia against arming Syria

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Israel-minister-warns-Russia-against-arming-Syria/articleshow/20312494.cms


2 posted on 05/28/2013 5:49:39 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

good.


3 posted on 05/28/2013 5:51:10 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: RummyChick

If we wanted to break military stuff in Syria, the time to do it was on the way into Iraq.


4 posted on 05/28/2013 5:52:34 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

McCain meets with rebel leaders in Syria

http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/middle-east-north-africa/302049-mccain-visits-syria-to-meet-with-rebels

I hope the new whistleblowers tell us the real story about Benghazi.


5 posted on 05/28/2013 5:54:02 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick
McCain aids and supports Al-Q. Rubio has also pushed for arming Al-Q in Syria.
6 posted on 05/28/2013 5:57:25 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: RummyChick

I disagree with McCain nearly 90% of the time on foreign relations and with Obama essentially 100% of the time. I always know when an international issue comes up what position the communist in our White House will take - it’s the opposite of the position that would best serve American interests.


7 posted on 05/28/2013 5:57:30 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: RummyChick
Agreed.

If McCain needs to dabble in geopolitics he can start with something much easier (an constitutionally appropriate) than Middle East peace, namely Benghazi.

8 posted on 05/28/2013 5:58:58 AM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: RummyChick

I confess that when I look at the two sides in Syria, I kinda just want to wall the country off and have the winner let us know they won. Sort of like the Russian Front during WWII.


9 posted on 05/28/2013 6:02:19 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Paladin2

Everybody know the Russians have been arming the Middle East for decades. The problem is now the 0 regime is doing it too. What you are going to end up with is the Middle East with very destructive wartime capabilities BUT willing to use them. The Klingons didn’t look like Muzzies with crabs on their heads on Star Trek for nothin....


10 posted on 05/28/2013 6:07:43 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: RummyChick

I thought we gave them a reset botton. Why are they doing things like this? I thought they liked us and are allies now. /s


11 posted on 05/28/2013 6:15:45 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: RummyChick

Even so, come Lord Jesus.


12 posted on 05/28/2013 6:19:25 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: RummyChick

And when one of our fair-haired flyboys gets taken out with a Russian missile, Obama’s response will be...

“... How’s that for flexibility?”


13 posted on 05/28/2013 6:21:01 AM PDT by moovova
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To: moovova
And when one of our fair-haired flyboys gets taken out with a Russian missile, Obama’s response will be...

“... How’s that for flexibility?”

I'm not worried about it. This isn't like shooting at a Mi24 HIND with MANPADS in Afghanistan.

1. Russian export equipment is not very good.
2. Arabs don't have a very good history with foreign military tech
3. SAM teams know that if they shoot at our planes, an F-16 CJ Wild Weasel will be right behind to destroy them. The Iraqis turned their radar off.

14 posted on 05/28/2013 6:34:15 AM PDT by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: yldstrk
good.

You coming out of the closet as an al-Assad/Putin sycophant?

15 posted on 05/28/2013 6:53:03 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: RummyChick

And Juan McLame is wanting to join the war on the rebels’ side (who have vowed genocide to other Muslims and Christians).


16 posted on 05/28/2013 7:02:42 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: RummyChick

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, McPain is talking to the rebels about anti-aircraft missile-missiles.


17 posted on 05/28/2013 7:07:22 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATs! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: RummyChick

As long as it is a stalemate for the next, ohhh, 25 years, that’s fine with me....


18 posted on 05/28/2013 7:07:49 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Azeem

Speaking of wild weasels, McCain was just there.


19 posted on 05/28/2013 7:09:21 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATs! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: RummyChick

The Russians should instead just ship them burnt scrap metal to start with and save them from the collateral damage.


21 posted on 05/28/2013 7:39:43 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: RummyChick

Let the Russians have it and their nat gas monopoly in the EU. Natural gas isn’t worth dying over. If the Euros want to lay down their kids’ bodies for cheaper nat gas, let ‘em.


22 posted on 05/28/2013 7:44:49 AM PDT by gotribe (Limit The Government's Right To Bear Arms)
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To: Paladin2

Yeh we need to sit this one out. May the best Godless Muzzie win. :-)


23 posted on 05/28/2013 8:44:45 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: jsanders2001

Russia also has their only Meditteranean naval base in Syria, at Tartus.


24 posted on 05/28/2013 8:47:56 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: A.A. Cunningham

the rebels are al quaida, genius.

Assad and Russia are fighting Iran and al quaida


25 posted on 05/28/2013 4:01:36 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks RummyChick. Off-again, on-again, another sign that it’s a Russian quagmire.


26 posted on 05/28/2013 5:16:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Pro-Putin FINOs are a constant.)
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27 posted on 05/28/2013 5:57:52 PM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: RummyChick

“McCain meets with rebel leaders in Syria”

It looks like McCain has turned into a gofer for Hussein.


28 posted on 05/28/2013 6:00:28 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: yldstrk

Iran is on Russia and Syria’s side. Assad helped al-qaeda kill our soldiers in Iraq and now he is getting his reward. Good, he deserves it.


29 posted on 05/28/2013 6:21:42 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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