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SYRIA MULLS S-300PMU2 SYSTEM
menewsline ^ | 12/20/06 | na

Posted on 12/20/2006 5:43:48 PM PST by Flavius

MOSCOW [MENL] -- Syria has been discussing the procurement of the advanced S-300 air and missile defense system from Russia.

Industry sources said Syrian President Bashar Assad was briefed on the S-300PMU2 during his visit to Moscow. They said Bashar has agreed in principle to procuring the S-300 and focused on price and other details with his Russian interlocutors.

"Syria wants a strategic air defense system that would present a major threat to Israeli warplanes," a source said. "I think Assad will buy and deploy the S-300 over the next few months."

The S-300PMU2, known as Favorit and produced by Almaz, has been priced at more than $600 million per unit. The sources said Russia has agreed to reduce the price of the long-range air defense systems in exchange for Russian Navy basing rights at the Syrian ports of Latakia and Tartous.

NOTE: The above is not the full item.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coldwar2; putin; russia; s300; sovietunion; syria
how nice it all is
1 posted on 12/20/2006 5:43:50 PM PST by Flavius
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To: Flavius

The Rodina rises again -- anyone who thinks these communists are the friends of America is a damned fool.


2 posted on 12/20/2006 5:46:28 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: EagleUSA

dont you feel alone crying in the wilderness

by the way, there is good game on and i think of of the miss America models has just been cured from being blond and drunk

life is oh so festive


3 posted on 12/20/2006 5:48:39 PM PST by Flavius (Qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Flavius

"I think Assad will buy and deploy the S-300 over the next few months."

And Iran will probably get them via Belarus.


4 posted on 12/20/2006 5:51:54 PM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: Flavius

Russia had better get paid in cash because Baby Assad won't have anything like oil to pay off his debt.


5 posted on 12/20/2006 5:55:55 PM PST by McGavin999 (Republicans take out our trash, Democrats re-elect theirs)
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To: Flavius

I think we need to send Senator Nelson back to see his buddy baby baashir assad, the baathist bum. Perhaps he can use his superb diplomatic "skills" to convince the dictator that America (soft leftwing America) means no harm to that beacon of freedom, liberty, and democracy --- Syria.


6 posted on 12/20/2006 5:57:06 PM PST by AdvisorB
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To: EagleUSA; Flavius

Okay, that does it....They no longer to be called terrorists or jihadanazi's. Now they've earned their new name....jihadacommonazi's.


7 posted on 12/20/2006 5:57:29 PM PST by Defender2 (Defending Our Bill of Rights, Our Constitution, Our Country and Our Freedom!!!!)
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To: Alas Babylon!; American_Centurion; An.American.Expatriate; ASA.Ranger; ASA Vet; Atigun; ...

MI Ping


8 posted on 12/20/2006 5:59:16 PM PST by ASA Vet (The WOT should have been over on 9/12/01.)
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To: backhoe; CholeraJoe; Criminal Number 18F; DJ Taylor; Future Snake Eater; GarySpFc; ...
SOCOM Ping

Think this might be of interest you you guys too.

9 posted on 12/20/2006 6:01:32 PM PST by ASA Vet (The WOT should have been over on 9/12/01.)
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To: Flavius
Global Security page on this system
10 posted on 12/20/2006 6:06:47 PM PST by ASA Vet (The WOT should have been over on 9/12/01.)
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To: Flavius

earmark for latter.


11 posted on 12/20/2006 6:10:19 PM PST by Jeff Gordon (History convinces me that bad government results from too much government. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Flavius

Technically they already have them, or at least Russia has them installed around their growing naval bases in Syria.

Russia is REALLY loving those warm water ports. As a nation, they have yearned for warm water access for CENTURIES.


12 posted on 12/20/2006 6:12:41 PM PST by rjp2005 (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: Flavius

Ah yes, the legacy of jimmuh carter. Somehow it is just like herpes, the gift that keeps on giving.


13 posted on 12/20/2006 6:20:45 PM PST by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: McGavin999
According to DEBKAfile http://www.debka.com/article.php?aid=1245 Iran is bankrolling the entire purchase.
14 posted on 12/20/2006 6:22:06 PM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: DJ Taylor

Great, then when it's on it's way, we can take it out. Like I said, Russia should be sure to get paid in cash in advance (and then they can let us know when it's being shipped)


15 posted on 12/20/2006 7:05:48 PM PST by McGavin999 (Republicans take out our trash, Democrats re-elect theirs)
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To: McGavin999
I'm Really sick of this S4it!!!!
This is the same mentality that gave us the "SAM CITY" of Hanoi..
And I lost a lot of good friends being vaporized by Russian SAMs then...
If you have a threatening target, take it out BEFORE it gets fortified..
to do less is a waste of American lives...
16 posted on 12/20/2006 8:43:32 PM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: McGavin999

Great, then when it's on it's way, we can take it out. Like I said, Russia should be sure to get paid in cash in advance (and then they can let us know when it's being shipped)==

Russia sells weaponry on conditions CIF her border:).


17 posted on 12/22/2006 3:47:22 AM PST by RusIvan ("THINK!" the motto of IBM)
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To: Robe

This is the same mentality that gave us the "SAM CITY" of Hanoi..
And I lost a lot of good friends being vaporized by Russian SAMs then...==

Maybe by "soviet SAMs" not russian. But anyways they say all over that those Russian SAMs are junk. Don't you beleive them?


18 posted on 12/22/2006 3:49:19 AM PST by RusIvan ("THINK!" the motto of IBM)
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To: RusIvan

Comrade Putin continues arming the Axis of Evil crowd for a major war in which Putin mistakenly believes he will share in the 'victory' over Israel and the West.

Russia will be destroyed has a result of this coming war and the Russian public should look no further then to their vicious, manipulating KGB 'leader' for answers, if there are any remaining in the rubble.

19 posted on 12/26/2006 1:41:06 AM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free)
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To: M. Espinola

Humanity is simply not ready for this kind of technology, but this is what humanity has brought upon itself ever since American scientists successfully "reverse engineered" the transistor from the wreckage of the 1947 Roswell crash. Oh well.... guess the genie is out of the bottle now....


20 posted on 12/26/2006 1:57:22 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: M. Espinola

Comrade Putin continues arming the Axis of Evil crowd for a major war in which Putin mistakenly believes he will share in the 'victory' over Israel and the West.==

Since West supply those regimes with US dollar and other hard ciurrencies that Russia just uses teh opportunity to make the high buck. Russia doesn't suply those regimes for free but for good payment in the western currencies.

You juust so hypocritical. You allow the westren countries to supply those regimes with US dollars but forbid Russia to earn those dollars. You shoul be honest in first place. WHO gave them US dollars? Not Russia..


21 posted on 12/26/2006 2:06:10 AM PST by RusIvan ("THINK!" the motto of IBM)
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To: RusIvan

when did we give them money?


22 posted on 12/26/2006 2:19:33 AM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* ?I love you guys?)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

when did we give them money?==

I do not know but surely they have them. Or Russia won't be ther with her merchandises. Russia doesn't give nothing for free today.


23 posted on 12/26/2006 2:25:53 AM PST by RusIvan (The western MSM zombies the western publics.)
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To: Defender2
How about calling them "kings of the north?"

Carolyn

24 posted on 12/26/2006 3:03:46 AM PST by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: RusIvan
....But anyways they say all over that those Russian SAMs are junk. Don't you beleive them?...

This system is a particularly nasty piece of equipment with a very capable radar system with a range of about 300 km...

25 posted on 12/26/2006 3:31:50 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: RusIvan

"Since West supply those regimes with US dollar..."

Does America supply advanced weapons to Iran, Syria, North Korea & Cuba?

"You allow the westren countries to supply those regimes with US dollars.."

Does America supply U.S. Dollars to Iran, Syria, North Korea & Cuba?

"You shoul be honest in first place. WHO gave them US dollars? Not Russia."

You should be honest since you know America does not supply arms or Dollars to the same jihadist and communist régimes Moscow continues providing the means to trigger a major war.

Totalitarian Putin & the "Axis Of Evil":


26 posted on 12/26/2006 11:39:00 PM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free)
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To: Steve Van Doorn
"when did we give them money?"

He's having a real had time attempting to invent another Kremlin response to that question, which has been asked numerous occasions :)

27 posted on 12/26/2006 11:43:01 PM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free)
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To: M. Espinola

I alredy told you may times. Putin just makes money for Russia. HE SELLS russian merchandise for US dollars. It is NOT russian concern how those countries get american dollars. It is YOUR concern. But I already know answer. When America finds it profitable she trades with China adn Iran but forbids Russia to do the same.


28 posted on 12/27/2006 3:06:42 AM PST by RusIvan (The western MSM zombies the western publics.)
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To: RusIvan

Yes Comrade, Putin is just perfect for Russia. In fact he is the best thing since Stalin....


29 posted on 12/27/2006 4:21:25 PM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free)
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