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Russia Freezes Sale Of S-300 To Iran
Jerusalem Post ^ | 18 Feb 2009 | JPost Staff

Posted on 02/18/2009 12:41:04 PM PST by edpc

Russia has frozen the sale of the state-of-the-art S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Iran, the Russian newspaper Kommersant reported Wednesday.

Iranian Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar was reportedly informed of the decision by his Russian counterpart Anatoly Serdyukov on his visit to Moscow on Wednesday.

Russia said the delivery of the systems would be delayed at least until the upcoming meeting between President Dmitry Medvedev and his US counterpart, Barack Obama. Kommersant cited Russia's wish to prevent hindering dialogue with the new US administration.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: iran; israel; russia; s300
Frozen. For now....
1 posted on 02/18/2009 12:41:04 PM PST by edpc
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To: edpc; Grampa Dave; Ernest_at_the_Beach; PhilDragoo
OHMIGAWD. THE ONE, THE MESSIAH, HAS, ON HIS OWN, frozen the sale of missiles to Iran.

I tell ya boys, you'da thought that feller can walk on water.

2 posted on 02/18/2009 12:45:36 PM PST by BOBTHENAILER (my tagline is being stimulated)
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To: edpc

Bibi won.
He’s going to attack, and do so soon.
Russia realizes that their missiles will be torn to shreds without a success and does not need the PR disaster that it would create when the world sees how the Israelis have yet again, made Russia’s finest weapons - and only export product - impotent... again.

They can smell the jet fuel in the air already and will sell the missiles after Iran has nothing to defend.


3 posted on 02/18/2009 12:45:54 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: edpc

Didn’t the Syrians have the S 300 on Sept. 13, 2007?


4 posted on 02/18/2009 12:47:33 PM PST by Roccus (I am a RINO...............I am a Conservative.)
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To: BOBTHENAILER
OHMIGAWD. THE ONE, THE MESSIAH, HAS, ON HIS OWN, frozen the sale of missiles to Iran.

I tell ya boys, you'da thought that feller can walk on water.


5 posted on 02/18/2009 12:47:41 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: edpc
Only to be used as a bargaining chip in preventing a missile defense shield from being built in Eastern Europe. You have to ask your self what is the ability to shoot down a nuclear tipped missile really worth?
6 posted on 02/18/2009 12:47:55 PM PST by 2001convSVT ("Only Property Owners that pay taxes should have the right to Vote")
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To: edpc

Carrot and stick approach?


7 posted on 02/18/2009 12:50:33 PM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Bon mots

IIRC, the implementation of the S-300 system was one of Israel’s redlines. They’d strike before the system could be fully deployed.


8 posted on 02/18/2009 12:51:55 PM PST by edpc
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To: BOBTHENAILER; NormsRevenge; Dog; Straight Vermonter; G8 Diplomat; Fred Nerks; PhilDragoo; ...

ROFL!


9 posted on 02/18/2009 1:00:04 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: Joe Boucher
Carrot and stick approach?

Yes on Putin’s part.

He is telling Obama that if wants Russian help with Iran he can deliver and if Obama does not stop the deployment of a missile defense shield in Eastern Europe he can also give him a stick.

The Russians play this game quite well and Obama is about to get punked.

10 posted on 02/18/2009 1:03:46 PM PST by usurper (Spelling or grammatical errors in this post can be attributed to the LA City School System)
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To: Bon mots

From your mouth to GODs ears.

Also I went to your page, good job, very entertaining and I spent an hour going through different favorites.
Thanks.


11 posted on 02/18/2009 1:06:35 PM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: edpc

Probably a press or PR ploy...publicly say the sale is frozen...but you sneak them to Iran thru back-channels.

Look at a map....Russia can fly the equipment piece-meal from Russia to Iran over the Caspian Sea...without going thru any other nation’s airspace.


12 posted on 02/18/2009 1:10:26 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (The Biggest Threat To American Soverignty Is Rampant Economic Anti-Americanism)
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To: BOBTHENAILER; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Grampa Dave; MeekOneGOP; potlatch; devolve
Vlad the Impaler tells Hussein the Inhaler, "Now you cancel that whole star wars provocation"--

While Bibi Netanyahu pulls the pilots into the locker room for a preflight peptalk--


13 posted on 02/18/2009 1:20:38 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: usurper

I never thought the euro missile shield was ever expected to happen.
Simply a bargaining chip.


14 posted on 02/18/2009 1:23:25 PM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: PhilDragoo
Batter's up! snicker..


15 posted on 02/18/2009 2:10:40 PM PST by potlatch
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To: Joe Boucher
Also I went to your page, good job, very entertaining and I spent an hour going through different favorites. Thanks.

Feel free to post them wherever you wish. Just upload them to a new server as they crash if too many people link to the ones I have up there.

There's a good free one without a login or anything here:
http://www.imageshack.us

It takes just a second to upload.

16 posted on 02/18/2009 2:17:14 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

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17 posted on 02/18/2009 3:25:46 PM PST by SJackson (a tax cut is non-targeted…no guarantee…they’re free to invest anywhere that they want, J Kerry)
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To: edpc
Putin expects that his first meeting with ODumbo will be a modern-day Yalta Conference.

I fully expect ODumbo to go along, not only by caving on the missiles in Eastern Europe, but also by stabbing Georgia and Ukraine in the back, dropping the US embargo against Cuba, and permitting the building of a Soviet (um, I mean Russian) naval base in Cuba or Venezuela.

Once all of that has occurred, he will go ahead and sell the S-300's to Iran as originally planned. After all, business is business for the Russians (and ODumbo will be ODumbo)...

18 posted on 02/18/2009 3:35:47 PM PST by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: edpc

My guess....oil price is way down.Iran wasn’t paying, doesn’t have the money so the Russians stopped the project


19 posted on 02/18/2009 3:44:27 PM PST by dennisw (Archimedes--- Give me a place to stand, and I will move the Earth)
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To: dennisw
My guess....oil price is way down.Iran wasn’t paying, doesn’t have the money so the Russians stopped the project

Could be, could be just a small part of it. Over all, a way too simple of an explanation. Nothing in the ME is as [simple] it seems. Not these days.

20 posted on 02/18/2009 4:23:39 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Russia is going downhill fast. They need the US to bail them out over the long haul. The rug heads will get little aid from the Russians. Besides they need to make it look like they are ready to be friendly again with the USA. Oil is not going up for anytime soon.


21 posted on 02/18/2009 4:36:29 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Fred Nerks; justiceseeker93; ..
Russia said the delivery of the systems would be delayed at least until the upcoming meeting between President Dmitry Medvedev and his US counterpart, Barack Obama. Kommersant cited Russia's wish to prevent hindering dialogue with the new US administration.
Obama will insist on selling US missiles to Iran. ;') Winky face, but I'm not too sure I'm not right. Thanks Ernest.
22 posted on 02/18/2009 4:40:50 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: PhilDragoo

Unilateral Disarmament will only mean a replay of the movie “Bambi vs. Godzilla”.


23 posted on 02/18/2009 5:18:27 PM PST by BOBTHENAILER (my tagline is being stimulated)
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To: Bon mots

EXCELLENT point.

And I can’t wait to see his name preceded by the title “Prime Minister” again.


24 posted on 02/18/2009 6:24:22 PM PST by agrace
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To: edpc

Frozen till Iran has to money again to afford them


25 posted on 02/19/2009 3:12:01 PM PST by knighthawk (We will always remember We will always be proud We will always be prepared so we may always be free)
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To: Roccus

No Syria has no S-300s.

http://geimint.blogspot.com/search/label/Syria

The Israel’s took the path of least resistance to an undefended target in the Syrian desert. They skirted and used Turkish airspace to get to that target. They Syrians simply took the gamble and lost by making the target as sterile as possible.


26 posted on 02/24/2009 6:07:48 PM PST by Tommyjo
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To: Tommyjo
I wasn't sure about exactly what system the Syrians had. Just knew it was Russian. What your article failed to mention though, (and what was reported at the time), was that the Syrian air defenses "went blind" before the attack. Whether this indicates US assistance or that the Israelis have the means to neutralize the Russian made Syrian defenses is unclear.
27 posted on 02/25/2009 4:53:25 AM PST by Roccus (I am a RINO...............I am a Conservative.)
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To: Tommyjo

For some reason I can’t find any articles about the raid on FR’s “search.” I did find this through Google

“...More interesting is the newspaper’s claim that “Russian experts are studying why the two state-of-the-art Russian-built radar systems in Syria did not detect the Israeli jets entering Syrian territory,” it said. “Iran reportedly has asked the same question, since it is buying the same systems and might have paid for the Syrian acquisitions.”

http://www.defensetech.org/archives/003771.html

That quote is a bit down in the linked article. It seems (from the article) that the Israelis only used Turkish air space to leave.


28 posted on 02/25/2009 5:45:02 AM PST by Roccus (I am a RINO...............I am a Conservative.)
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To: Roccus

Again a very dodgy source. The Russians haven’t supplied any state of the art radar systems. They Syrians were still using their aged Soviet systems. They can’t cover the entire country. The Israeli’s for years now have been using Turkish weapons ranges for training. Strike packages regularly head up the coastline to utilise these ranges. All the Israeli’s had to do was sweep in at low-level using the pan handle of Turkish airspace to get into the Syrian desert.


29 posted on 02/25/2009 1:24:05 PM PST by Tommyjo
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To: Roccus

Again you are relying on invented sources. The Syrian systems protect the main areas. The north of the country has always been the weak point and that is exactly where Israel chose to sneak in. The Israeli’s did exactly the same thing to the Egyptians in 1967.

Years of strike package training over the Med lulling the Egyptian defenses into a false sense of security. Israel has been using Turkish weapons ranges for years now and this involves strike packages out in the Med off Syria. The Syrians routinely track them as they pass north. All it takes is a small group to break off and down to low level and make a run through the Turkish pan handle. They skirt the northern weaker defences and out into the Syrian Desert. The Syrians took the gamble on not protecting the site and lost.


30 posted on 02/25/2009 1:37:32 PM PST by Tommyjo
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To: Tommyjo

I’m not trying to argue with you on this. You obviously know more about this than I. I only know what I’ve read through FR and as I said earlier, for some reason I can’t find the old threads on this. IIRC, most of those articles came from BBC or from Jerusalem Times (Post?) and, if memory serves me, were pretty much in accord with the one I linked. I am here at FR to learn.


31 posted on 02/25/2009 2:20:00 PM PST by Roccus (I am a RINO...............I am a Conservative.)
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