Skip to comments.Despite Netanyahu pressure, Russia defends Iran missile deal
Posted on 02/14/2010 8:13:18 PM PST by myknowledge
On the eve of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Moscow, senior Russian security officials were speaking out on defense-related issues that have provoked tensions between the two countries.
An hour before Netanyahu's plane took off on Sunday, Russian officials said that Moscow sees no reason to delay the sale of the S-300, a powerful air-defense system, to Iran. In addition, on Friday, Russian intelligence officials leaked comments expressing their displeasure with plans by an Israeli firm to close a major arms deal with Georgia.
"There is a signed contract [for the S-300 missiles] which we must follow through on, but deliveries have not started yet," Vladimir Nazarov, deputy secretary of Russia's Security Council secretary, told Interfax news agency in an interview. "This deal is not restricted by any international sanctions, because we are talking about deliveries of an exclusively defensive weapon."
(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...
With Iran's acquisition of the S-300 (SA-20B Gargoyle), the Israeli Air Force will not be able to take out the nuke facilities without being shot down, because there is not a squadron of F-22 Raptors available.
Why were the hypocritical Bears whining about US controlled missile defense towers in Poland, anyhow? And why did Obama blink?
He didn’t blink. It’s just that he doesn’t work for the United States.
Delivery of these systems will put the hands to midnight, meaning that all the waiting (for perchance the overthrow of the mullahcracy by the Iranian people) has not worked out; not sure Israel will strike Iran first, probably strike its proxies. Israel prefers commando operations or covert ops (such as assassination, or abduction for trial in Israel). At the very least, ground observers will be present to verify the exact spot where the air strikes have to hit and to verify that the strikes were correctly carried out.
Gog and Magog playing out.
And Persia is joining the fray. Read Ezekiel 38 and 39 for more details.
The S-300 and S-400 (SA-20 and SA-21) family of long-range SAM batteries are the best area denial air defense system Russia has ever built and exported, matching or even marginally surpassing the latest Patriots.
S-400 (SA-21 Growler)
I doubt the Israeli Air Force will ever be able to eliminate the Iranian nuke facilities unless it occurs prior to the SA-20 deployment in Iran, and the batteries could be possibly operated by IRIAF missile crews under Russian supervision.
Hate to break out the bad news, but the SA-20 deployment would give the Iranian IADS a huge boost in air defense capability, unifying the land and ship-based SAM and AAA batteries, along with radars and jet fighters under the IADS umbrella.
Zero is giving them sanctions. Iran is so scared, a rooster could learn from the strutting.
We haven’t had Armageddon yet.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
I wonder if Israel will attack before November and thereby give Dems a boost in the US midterm elections, after Obama goes through the motions of “acting tough.”
Well then maybe Israel should stop sending war material to Georgia...
“Well then maybe Israel should stop sending war material to Georgia”
You really think that would stop the dleivery? Think again.
Don't get me started. But think about this.
Not one Iranian was involved in 9-11-— most of the others were Saudis...who came here with the good graces of the State dept.
Isn’t this the same missile system that was suspected to have been aboard the Arctic Sea. The ship that was reportedly hijacked by someone (Israelis) and afterwards had its entire crew detain and sequestered in Moscow.
There never was a public reckoning on that incident. I kept looking for updates and developements, but it all faded away.
Looks like they’re going to try again and just force it through out in the open this time.
MV Arctic Sea Incident:
they were all Saudis I think. Sure. But that doesn’t mean we should sit back & let the iranian regime have nukes, defended by their russian missiles.
“I wonder if Israel will attack before November and thereby give Dems a boost in the US midterm elections ...”
I don’t foresee much of a boost if any for Zero if that happned.
Amen, and the Euprhates must dry up for the 200 million serpents.
Ha’aretz is a leftist newspaper.
Contrast this article from the centrist Jerusalem Post:
“None of the missiles have been delivered, Russian officials say, although there have been no public explanations for the delay. Some observers suggest Russia is holding back on the missiles to persuade Iran to back off on its nuclear ambitions.”
“On Monday, Medvedev welcomed Netanyahu and said Russia regards Israel as more than an ordinary partner.”
“Despite Netanyahu pressure, Russia defends Iran missile deal”
One word; SYRIA
Never saw israel coming. Iran won’t either.
Israel could do it using ICBMs with with nuclear or tungsten warheads. A follow up raid by 100 F-16Is and 25 F-15Is escorted by 40+ F-15Cs would be nice.
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