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Israel threatens to strike Russia’s shipments of missiles to Syria
The Associated Press ^ | May 28 2013 | Josef Federman

Posted on 05/28/2013 10:39:46 AM PDT by rickmichaels

Edited on 05/28/2013 10:42:41 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

JERUSALEM—Israel’s defence minister on Tuesday signalled that his military is prepared to strike shipments of advanced Russian weapons to Syria, in a rare implied threat to Moscow.

Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon issued his warning shortly after a top Russian official said his government reserves the right to provide Syria with state-of-the-art S-300 air defence missiles.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bible; ezekiel38; iran; israel; jordan; lastdays; lebanon; missiles; prophecy; russia; s300; syria; turkey; waronterror; yakhont
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1 posted on 05/28/2013 10:39:46 AM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

All this talking, political posturing and saber rattling is getting us no where.


2 posted on 05/28/2013 10:44:10 AM PDT by edcoil (If you can't change the rules, then ignore them.)
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To: rickmichaels
Israel and Russia have a number of common interests. They would both do better by finding a course of action that does not involve shooting at each other.
3 posted on 05/28/2013 10:46:28 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: rickmichaels

I dare you to knock this chip off my shoulder. I double dog dare you!


4 posted on 05/28/2013 10:48:15 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker (Hard to paddle against the flow of sewage coming out of the White House.)
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To: Truth29

Israel and Russia are in the warm ups for their slated death match in the end times.


5 posted on 05/28/2013 10:49:11 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Ingtar

One thing about it.... most of the time Israel’s threats are not just empty threats.


6 posted on 05/28/2013 10:51:20 AM PDT by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: rickmichaels

When you’re a nation, you have to watch what your leaders say in public.

This puts Israel on record. If anything happens to those missiles even if Israel isn’t involved, Israel will be the first one people think of.

Better to keep your mouth shut, take out the missiles if you like, then allow Russia a face saving story line like, we’re not sure what happened. We’ll have to look into it.

Now here’s a direct confrontation, that Russia will have to respond to if anything happens, or it will have egg all over it’s face.

Dumb move by the Israeli here.


7 posted on 05/28/2013 10:57:18 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: Ingtar

Gog and Mahgog.....


9 posted on 05/28/2013 10:58:16 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: DoughtyOne

You go that right.


10 posted on 05/28/2013 10:58:29 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: kjam22
most of the time Israel’s threats are not just empty threats.

And they usually accomplish what they set out to do.

11 posted on 05/28/2013 10:58:52 AM PDT by McGruff (I can't speak to the law here. The law is irrelevant,)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks rickmichaels.
Israel’s defence minister on Tuesday signalled that his military is prepared to strike shipments of advanced Russian weapons to Syria, in a rare implied threat to Moscow. Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon issued his warning shortly after a top Russian official said his government reserves the right to provide Syria with state-of-the-art S-300 air defence missiles.
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12 posted on 05/28/2013 11:02:35 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: b4its2late

Thanks...


13 posted on 05/28/2013 11:02:55 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: rickmichaels

Cuban Missile Crisis deja vu


14 posted on 05/28/2013 11:03:35 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: rickmichaels

and the Bear shall be destroyed.


15 posted on 05/28/2013 11:03:55 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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Russia to ship missiles to Syria after EU ends arms embargo on rebels
Hot Air | 8:01 am on May 28, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
Posted on 05/28/2013 7:59:57 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3024583/posts

Russia canceled S-300 deal with Assad, report says
The Times of Israel | May 26, 2013 | Ron Friedman
Posted on 05/26/2013 10:17:03 AM PDT by vietvet67
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3024042/posts

Russia Sends More Advanced Missiles to Aid Assad in Syria
New York Times [an advanced antiship cruise missile]
Posted on 05/16/2013 9:35:54 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3020526/posts


16 posted on 05/28/2013 11:06:43 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: GraceG

exactly what i thought of when i read this.


17 posted on 05/28/2013 11:08:13 AM PDT by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: DoughtyOne
Dumb move by the Israeli here.

I agree. The threats, implied or otherwise, should be backchanneled. Public protestations are one thing, but threats are something completely different. The Israelis do have a tendency to follow through on their threats, so this is going to be an interesting development.

18 posted on 05/28/2013 11:10:21 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: ScottinVA

LOL


19 posted on 05/28/2013 11:11:22 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: DoughtyOne

Not exactly ... ever heard of a God ordained act.


20 posted on 05/28/2013 11:13:10 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: ScottinVA

If russia will stop selling Syria junk radar, Israel will stop being able to run around it. Russia just outfitted them a few years ago with junk. And a few years before THAT. Still Israel is able to take out any threat they find Syria working on, thank the Lord.


21 posted on 05/28/2013 11:17:44 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: rickmichaels

The Ruskies keep saying they are going to ship them and then change their mind. Then the next they say they are going to ship them. What gives?


23 posted on 05/28/2013 11:18:41 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (IÂ’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Elam
and the Bear shall be destroyed.
24 posted on 05/28/2013 11:20:30 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: rickmichaels
Putting SA-300 missiles in the Syrian theater makes it possible for Syria to Gas Israel with immunity. A serious move by Russia. Muslims are essentially cowards, they only strike when they have overwhelming odds, or have decided to suicide out of the repercussions of their actions.

By putting top level anti air missile systems in Syria, Russia is drastically escalating the Syrian War into a regional conflict. The S300 has a range of 150 kilometers, giving a battery inside Syria the ability to shoot down Israels Airforce inside Israel. The computer systems can track 100 targets and attack 12 at the same time on each battery. This system is also capable of supressing Israels Arrow defensive missile systems. This system would hand Israel to Syria and the Jihadi on a silver platter, and enable a first strike capability for a one shot win of he Middle East Jihad.


25 posted on 05/28/2013 11:25:00 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Israel's existence is threatened...they will do whatever necessary.

I just wish our leaders had this sort of gumption.

26 posted on 05/28/2013 11:25:37 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: rickmichaels

Uh oh...


27 posted on 05/28/2013 11:29:26 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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and the Eagle flies.
28 posted on 05/28/2013 11:31:04 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri-obaBZr9I


29 posted on 05/28/2013 11:33:27 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Ingtar

I smell Gog and Magog!


30 posted on 05/28/2013 11:35:21 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: RetiredArmy

Ready! I am!


34 posted on 05/28/2013 11:37:45 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: DoughtyOne
'Now here’s a direct confrontation, that Russia will have to respond to if anything happens, or it will have egg all over it’s face. Dumb move by the Israeli here'.

NAAAH, HIT EM HARD in a half a dozen places...that's all the rooskies understand....Whats the alternative let 'em get by with sneakin in so many weapons israel loses in the end anyways?....NO...Bloody the bully's nose that's all he understands....then and ONLY then does he back down...any boy in a school yard will tell you the same thing....it's an old story but true....


BROUGHT TO TASK THE ROOSKIES MUST BE TAKEN

35 posted on 05/28/2013 11:42:15 AM PDT by jimsin
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To: rickmichaels
I'm so confused. If Russia doesn't arm Syria, AlQuaida gets more weapons from us. That, I'd think, would not be good for the future well-being of Israel. If, on the other hand, Syria uses the Russian weapons to destroy lots of terrorist thugs, that's good for Israel, isn't it?

I'd think that Russia and Israel would be on the same side on ths one.

36 posted on 05/28/2013 11:42:17 AM PDT by grania
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To: rickmichaels

The statement is that the shipment, not the ship, will be targeted. The ship’s captain should keep his crew aboard to avoid collateral deaths and dismemberments.


37 posted on 05/28/2013 11:43:11 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: rickmichaels

Putting Israel in Al-Qaeda/Iran’s camp. Strange world....


38 posted on 05/28/2013 11:43:29 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: rickmichaels

Hardcore world chess.


39 posted on 05/28/2013 11:43:40 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: American in Israel
The S300 has a range of 150 kilometers, giving a battery inside Syria the ability to shoot down Israels Airforce inside Israel.

Distance from Tel Aviv to Damascus - 133 miles. Well within range of a Merkava tank battalion. Pretty hard to track airborne targets when Israeli tanks are smashing your radar antennas.

40 posted on 05/28/2013 11:49:50 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: rickmichaels

Putin and Netanyahu met face to face in Russia, a few weeks ago. I could be wrong, but my sense is that a deal was made, at that time, and this is all posturing, for public consumption. Thank you.


41 posted on 05/28/2013 11:50:56 AM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: jimsin
NAAAH, HIT EM HARD

Coming jim!

42 posted on 05/28/2013 11:51:57 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: jttpwalsh

putin folds.


43 posted on 05/28/2013 11:52:36 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: rickmichaels
PalestineFacts.org
What led to the Six Day War in 1967?
Events Leading Up to War
"Shortly after this, Syrian government received intelligence information by the Soviet Union stating that Israel is amassing forces on the Syrian border to launch an attack. There is no evidence about the authenticity of this information; however, it made Syria and Egypt come together and stand against Israel."


44 posted on 05/28/2013 11:53:58 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: rickmichaels

Most assuredly Israel will take out any ship that is bringing dangerous weapons of mass destruction to her enemies.
But Russia already knew that...

Well, maybe a nice short simple reminder like this fellow’s statement might be useful in avoiding any unnecessary unpleasantness. Hard for me to say from afar but probably he felt this way or he would not have made the (obvious) statement.

(None of this would even have come up if USA were still respected in the world... Putin laughs at us now, alas.... this is not a good thing for the future of world peace...)


45 posted on 05/28/2013 11:55:14 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: no-to-illegals

Russia has a lot more to gain with Israel, than Syria, and a lot more to lose by crossing Netanyahu, than if Putin crosses Assad. I am pretty sure that this whole script was written a while back. Thanks.


47 posted on 05/28/2013 11:58:26 AM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: Elam
putin folds No doubt.
48 posted on 05/28/2013 11:59:02 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: jttpwalsh

only in dreams ... LOL


49 posted on 05/28/2013 11:59:38 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: rickmichaels

And iran is busy building its nuclear arsenal while Obama and Israel are trying to help al qaeda take syria.

Squinting at gnats and swallowing camels.


50 posted on 05/28/2013 12:00:36 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (If the republican party wants to be the democrat lite party then they don't need my vote)
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