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Russia may sell S-300 missiles to Venezuela, instead of Iran
RIA Novosti ^ | 10/15/2010 | RIA Novosti

Posted on 10/16/2010 1:15:48 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

Russia's S-300 air defense systems, which Moscow refused to deliver to Iran following a new round of UN sanctions against the Islamic Republic, could be sold to Venezuela instead, a Russian arms trade expert said on Friday.

Russia signed a deal to deliver five battalions of S-300PMU-1 air defense systems to Iran in 2007 but banned the sale in September, saying the systems, along with a number of other weapons, were covered by the fourth round of sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council against Iran over its nuclear program in June.

"Russia is looking for a buyer of five battalions of S-300PMU-1 air defense systems ordered by Iran, which are worth $800 million, and Venezuela could become such a buyer," said Igor Korotchenko, head of a Moscow-based think tank on the international arms trade.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who is currently on a visit to Russia, earlier said his country was interested in buying different types of Russian-made air defense systems to create a multilayered air defense network.

(Excerpt) Read more at en.rian.ru ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: airdefense; hugochavez; iran; missiles; s300; southamerica; venezuela

1 posted on 10/16/2010 1:15:55 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

Oh, great, here we go, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Part II. Sheesh, where’s Curtis Lemay when you really need him?


2 posted on 10/16/2010 1:22:50 AM PDT by CanaGuy (Go Harper! We still love you!)
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To: CanaGuy

Exactly!


3 posted on 10/16/2010 1:25:10 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; Mr. Mojo; James C. Bennett; mowowie; Captain Beyond; darkwing104; JRios1968; ...

Ping


4 posted on 10/16/2010 1:29:06 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: All

ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/iran/index

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/venezuela/index

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http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2010-10/16/c_13559670.htm

“Russia to ship 35 tanks to Venezuela soon”
English.news.cn 2010-10-16 04:15:56

MOSCOW, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) —

SNIPPET: “During Chavez’s visit to Russia that started Thursday, a total of 10 agreements have been signed between the two countries, including one on building nuclear power plant in Venezuela.

Chavez’s visit to Russia was part of his international tour that would also take him to Belarus, Ukraine and Iran.”


5 posted on 10/16/2010 1:35:39 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

stepping back in time...

NOTE The following blog entry is a quote:

http://www.thememriblog.org/blog_personal/en/29384.htm

Venezuelan Ambassador to Iran: Chavez, Ahmadinejad Are The New World Leaders

Venezuelan Ambassador to Iran David Velasquez has said that the Venezuela’s and Iran’s establishment of a refinery in Syria is part of the close Iran-Venezuela energy cooperation, and said that his country was willing to sell Iran up to 20,000 barrels of refined oil daily at market prices.

He said that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad were the new world leaders.

The Ahwazi-Sunni opposition organization in Iran stated that Iran had set up a committee headed by Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commander Mohammad Ali Jafari that was acting secretly, via straw companies, to secure supplies of petroleum distillates that would be needed by the IRGC and the Basij in time of war. He added that secret storage depots for the fuel had already been set up.

Sources: Mehr, Iran, August 16, 2010; Al-Siyassa, Kuwait, August 15, 2010; Inn.ir, Iran, August 14, 2010


6 posted on 10/16/2010 1:41:18 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: All

A Look at Iran
http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html


7 posted on 10/16/2010 1:41:56 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

Venezuela being an Iran proxy/ ally . Hugo likes.


8 posted on 10/16/2010 2:31:04 AM PDT by allmost
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

Shell Game.

Any bets that Hugo passes them on to Iran?

A way for Russia to not supply Iran yet supply Iran...


9 posted on 10/16/2010 2:32:54 AM PDT by DJ Elliott (IS1(SW), USN(Ret), Montrose Toast Blog)
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To: DJ Elliott

That’s certainly a possibility, DJ. But that’s a long, circuitous route. It would be a shame if anything were to happen to them enroute, eh?

TC


10 posted on 10/16/2010 4:16:18 AM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: CanaGuy
where’s Curtis Lemay when you really need him?

Oh yea, memories of the good ole days and SAC. B-52s flying around the clock with big bombs. Hell, I would settle for Maj. "King" Kong right about now.

11 posted on 10/16/2010 4:25:06 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

What, Venezuela is worried about an attack by Paraguay?


12 posted on 10/16/2010 4:51:16 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: wastoute
With the information of the computers captured this month from the FARC Colombia knows the location of every FARC base within 60 to 100 kilometers of it's borders with Venezuela and Equador. Fidelito Chavez knows that Colombia has direct knowledge of how the FARC is being funded by Venezuela and Colombia is really tired of it. I think it is only a matter of time before they get upset enough to hit them the bases in Venezuela while in “hot pursuit” of a FARC raiding party.

Take out the Castros, Chavez, Correa and may be Morelas though he is really dumb and just a follower and the Americas would be a much better place!

13 posted on 10/16/2010 5:04:58 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: WellyP
Colombia is holding it's breath. Before any attack on the FARC bases they are hoping two or three things make it unnecessary. 1. The good people of Venezuela take out Chavez, 2. regime change happens in Iran and 3. The dumba$$ in the White House is removed and or replaced by someone “understand”.
14 posted on 10/16/2010 5:28:05 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

I see this as almost benign, except that Chavez is a threat to his neighbors. To me, this is a cargo cult mentality. The S-300s will be parade ground props, for the most part.


15 posted on 10/16/2010 5:40:10 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Great Season Tampa Bay Rays! (Now, kindly send Carl Crawford to Boston.))
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Unless those systems are kept in AirCon storage they tend to rot in the tropics after 24 to 36 months. Likewise with almost all Russian made military equipment.


16 posted on 10/16/2010 5:44:49 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld
Photobucket
President Obama and Venezuela dictator Hugo
Chavez at the 2009 Summit of the Americas in Trinidad.
Note the "soul bro" handshake. (my caption)

Obama, Chavez shake hands at Americas Summit:
http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2009/04/17/2698451-obama-chavez-shake-hands-at-americas-summit
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From the Russian News and Information Agency:
July 27, 2006
"'I am determined to expand relations with Russia,' Chavez, known as an outspoken critic of what he calls the United States' unilateralism, told the Russian leader, adding that his determination stemmed from their shared vision of the global order.":
http://en.rian.ru/russia/20060727/51913498.html
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We are creating a new world, a balanced world. A new world order, a multipolar world,” Chavez told reporters during a visit to Communist China, one of many. His “new world order” includes [RUSSIA], China, Iran,... and a significantly weakened United States, he explained.

Resurgent Communism in Latin America
by Alex Newman, March 16, 2010:

http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/world-mainmenu-26/south-america-mainmenu-37/3122-resurgent-communism-in-latin-america?tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page=

17 posted on 10/16/2010 8:22:48 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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Russia's Medvedev hails "comrade" Obama

Associated Foreign Press (AFP) ^ | April 2, 2009 | Anna Smolchenko

"Russia's Dmitry Medvedev hailed Barack Obama as "my new comrade" Thursday after their first face-to-face talks"

http://www.france24.com/en/20090402-russias-medvedev-hails-comrade-obama

April 1, 2009:
"Obama, Medvedev pledge new era of relations":
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090401/wl_afp/usrussiadiplomacynuclear_20090401152002

18 posted on 10/16/2010 8:23:52 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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From National Public Radio (NPR):
August 29, 2006
"Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been visiting countries such as China, Iran and Russia as part of an effort to build a 'strategic alliance' of interests not beholden to the United States. He considers the United States his arch enemy.":
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5729764
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From CBS-News, July 29, 2006:

Chavez Vows To 'Stand By Iran'
After Oil Talks In Tehran, Venezuelan Leader Called 'Brother' By Ahmedinejad

Photobucket

"Chavez pledged that his country would 'stay by Iran at any time and under any condition,' state television reported. Ahmadinejad said he saw in Chavez a kindred spirit." "'We do not have any limitation in cooperation,' Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying. 'Iran and Venezuela are next to each other and supporters of each other. Chavez is a source of a progressive and revolutionary current in South America and his stance in restricting imperialism is tangible.'":
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/07/29/world/main1847331.shtml

19 posted on 10/16/2010 8:25:10 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek"-- BARACK OBAMA
_____________________________________________________

Photobucket

"Barack Obama told supporters that
'change has come to America' as he
claimed victory in a historic presidential election."

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/04/election.president/index.html

20 posted on 10/16/2010 8:27:43 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Thanks ErnstStavroBlofeld.
"Russia is looking for a buyer of five battalions of S-300PMU-1 air defense systems ordered by Iran, which are worth $800 million, and Venezuela could become such a buyer," said Igor Korotchenko, head of a Moscow-based think tank on the international arms trade.

21 posted on 10/16/2010 9:20:01 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

What are the chances of the new START treaty being ratified?


22 posted on 10/16/2010 11:32:13 AM PDT by dr_who
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To: Pentagon Leatherneck

You were reading my mind.


23 posted on 10/16/2010 2:25:02 PM PDT by DJ Elliott (IS1(SW), USN(Ret), Montrose Toast Blog)
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To: dr_who

It won’t be passed. There are too many holes in it.


24 posted on 10/16/2010 9:15:26 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

Hope you’re right. This is yet another good reason why the US shouldn’t.


25 posted on 10/16/2010 10:26:01 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: dr_who
......sell Iran up to 20,000 barrels of refined oil daily at market pric.......

This just in:

Venezuela to sell Bananas to Honduras
Guava Jelly to Cuba
Quacamole Dip to Mexico!

Amazingly, Iran produces almost no gasoline or diesel! They purchase refined products from Russia and Saudi Arabia.

If a Syrian refinery were to be dedicated to Venezuelan Oil, which BTW, is internationally speaking, sludgy crap, it could not handle other feedstocks without conversion. Venezuelan oil is refined in Trinidad, St. Croix, and the US mainland.

26 posted on 10/17/2010 1:54:39 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Revive The Poll Tax and Literacy Requirement for voter registration.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

It is heavy sludgy crap with a lot of brine mixed in. I had worked on the controls for one refinery there a little over 10 years ago. That was the project where the Venezuelan techs were looking for escape routes to get away from Chavez.

They liked my comment that Hugo Chavez was not fit to shovel Simon Bolivar’s horsestable.


27 posted on 10/17/2010 7:19:08 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (FUBO! I salute you with the soles of my shoes!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
I see this as almost benign, except that Chavez is a threat to his neighbors.

One of his "neighbors" isn't a country: it's the Panama Canal.

Strategic threat to the U.S.

28 posted on 10/18/2010 1:12:18 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

Thank you, Jimmy Carter.

If Chavez does threaten the Panama Canal, it’s time of ZeroBama to send in the 82nd AB or for Congress to impeach him.


29 posted on 10/18/2010 1:19:26 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Great Season Tampa Bay Rays! Now, kindly send Carl Crawford to Boston.)
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To: WellyP
Unless those systems are kept in AirCon storage they tend to rot in the tropics after 24 to 36 months.

Hugo could store them up in the Llano country. Climate's a lot more moderate up there.

30 posted on 10/18/2010 1:25:27 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: CanaGuy
...here we go, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Part II. Sheesh, where’s Curtis Lemay when you really need him?

Nah, we don't have the backbone to object... and once they're in Venesuela, they'll be in Cuba 6 months later. What will we be able to say then? Nothing.

31 posted on 10/18/2010 1:30:04 PM PDT by GOPJ ( - - - - - - Your universe: http://primaxstudio.com/stuff/scale_of_universe/)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Screaming Eagle bump.

Jimmuh done a lot of guuuud around the world, hain't he?

What a twit.

32 posted on 10/18/2010 1:30:06 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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