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Russia's Ace in the Hole: a Super-Missile It Can Sell to Iran
Daily Beast (ew!) ^ | Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | Eli Lake

Posted on 04/08/2014 1:50:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Last week, Reuters first reported Russia was preparing an oil-for-goods deal with Iran worth up to $20 billion. An unnamed Iranian official told the news service that the barter would include Russian weapons. And that was before further signs of Russia’s shadow invasion of Ukraine emerged Monday, when crowds spontaneously appeared in three major eastern cities to welcome the troops amassed over the border. The Daily Beast reported that associates of Viktor Yanukovych, the deposed and Kremlin-friendly Ukrainian president, were meeting with pro-Russian activists. One keen-eyed photographer captured a man wearing a Russian Airborne forces tee-shirt at one of the protests.

The trade between Moscow and Tehran would alleviate the economic pressure on Iran that the White House has said helped bring the Islamic Republic to the bargaining table. It may even sink the talks President Obama is hoping will persuade Iran to defang its nuclear program.

If those talks fail, then Russia has the leverage to equip Iran with the missile that could defend its centrifuges and reactors from allied air strikes, the S-300.

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


TOPICS: Israel; Russia
KEYWORDS: dailybeast; iran; israel; nazistylebarter; partofputinsplan; russia; s300
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1 posted on 04/08/2014 1:50:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Have a great P.M. Or a great B.M., if you’d prefer. Or both, if you’re feeling Spring at last and want to live it up.


2 posted on 04/08/2014 1:52:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

The US response should be to destroy Russian munitions the moment they cross into Iranian territory.

Instead, I expect Obama to be flexible about the issue.


3 posted on 04/08/2014 1:53:30 PM PDT by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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4 posted on 04/08/2014 1:53:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

All I can do is shake my head...

What did the morons in DC think Putin would do to counter the rhetoric coming out?

The S-300 is considered a “Game Changer” system, though it hasn’t been tested in combat, yet. Even Israel has threatened immediate stikes if it gets deployed in Syria.

If Iran gets them, it changes the strategic calculations in the Middle East, big-time.


5 posted on 04/08/2014 1:57:46 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: MeganC

I expect Obama to send 100,000 community organizers to help unload the shipments and then chain themselves to the missile launchers as human shields.


6 posted on 04/08/2014 1:57:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: tcrlaf

What did the moron Putin think would eventually happen in Ukraine when he installed a puppet regime?


7 posted on 04/08/2014 1:58:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: MeganC
The US response should be to destroy Russian munitions the moment they cross into Iranian territory.

That be an act of war, be prepared for the consequences.

8 posted on 04/08/2014 2:11:33 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Another Obama failure.


9 posted on 04/08/2014 2:20:58 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“Another Obama failure.”

I’ve lost count.

The biggest problem Republican strategists are facing in 2014, is which of the myriad scandals, falures, and outrages to put in political ads. There are only so many hours available to sell per day, and finite supplies of money to spend on it.


10 posted on 04/08/2014 2:47:05 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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You mean Russia isn't obeying the Presidents "sanctions".

11 posted on 04/08/2014 3:04:42 PM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: The Antiyuppie

Stick with the basics. Obamacare is bad and a total failure.


12 posted on 04/08/2014 3:39:28 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Whenever I want to know what’s happening in the world, I read the America-hating, Obuma-worshipping, lying commies at the Daily Beast. (dripping sarcasm)

Why is this putrid, left wing rag allowed on FR?


13 posted on 04/08/2014 3:46:30 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: sergeantdave

Odysseus visited many cities of men and learnt their mind.


14 posted on 04/08/2014 4:58:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

“Odysseus visited many cities of men and learnt their mind.”

And General Patton visited many cities and killed the enemy. Sometimes you don’t need to visit the enemy; you just kill them.


15 posted on 04/08/2014 5:10:10 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: sergeantdave

The Iranian mullahcracy should be killed.


16 posted on 04/08/2014 5:34:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

“The Iranian mullahcracy should be killed.”

I worked with Israelis as an independent contractor, and my impression is that the Israelis have that problem covered.

Let us hope so.


17 posted on 04/08/2014 5:57:13 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: sergeantdave

I’m sure they have at least four different approaches as contingencies.


18 posted on 04/08/2014 6:16:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

“I’m sure they have at least four different approaches as contingencies.”

Probably. I’d guess six or seven contingencies.

Let us watch and count when the time arrives


19 posted on 04/08/2014 6:51:37 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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