Skip to comments.Assad: S-300 Missiles Already Here
Posted on 05/30/2013 4:30:33 AM PDT by Bobalu
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that despite the portrayal by the media of a deal for advanced missiles to be purchased from Russia as a future event, the fact is that Syria has already begun acquiring the S-300 missile system from Moscow.
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I think Russia is a lot more tied to terrorist acts against the U.S. than we think. Just look at the Communist / Islamist bomb they installed in our WH. It was 47 years in development but damn is it the most effective weapon ever. It doesn’t just detonate once. It keeps causing damage on a daily basis. Works even better than any nuke would ever do.
Maybe Obama should send a strongly worded letter to Assad telling him not to cross that red line... oops.
Really, it’s hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys here.
I don’t believe him. If they were there, Israel would have already taken them out.
This system can shoot down Israeli planes inside Israel. And my understanding is that it can track up to 100 targets at once. If this report is true, this war is about to escalate very quickly.
We heard the same thing about Iraq.
If that is the case, it worked just so swimmingly well for the Nuke Plant and most recently the weapons compound and the weapons convoy a day or two before that. Think is not a four letter word.
Has it ever been used in combat?
The day to day news reports are not important. Some of them are information, some are disinformation.
The larger picture is that the whole world is ganging up on Israel. That includes the United States. (Not the friends of Israel in the United States, but the government headed by a traitor and overrun with traitors.)
We are fast approaching the time when some idiot (probably in Syria) will push a button to start the prophesied Psalm 83 War on Israel. Israel, being small, cannot absorb much. Her leaders will have to respond with a massive, powerful retaliation in order to survive. They will not be able to do surgical strikes to take out enemy positions. That takes too long. They will have to take a blanket approach to stop all of the aggression within a few hours. The only way you can do that is with nuclear weapons.
I believe that we will see a hot war, with Israel at the center, within the next few weeks or months.
The good news is that Israel will win. It is written in the good book.
You will have to ask the Russians about that. What makes you think the Russians can not build an effective air defense system? This is their most advanced deployed system. Probably similar in ability to our Patriot air defense system.
Well, Assad didn’t have the missiles when those strikes took place and it’s not clear that he has them now. Putin only said he would transfer the missiles a few weeks ago. We’ll know Assad has the missiles when Israelis planes start getting shot down and Syrian kids appear on tv dancing around the wreckage.
Believe what you want, just sayin. The last two strikes we know of were just a few weeks ago. Go back and read the after action accounts of the nuke strike to gain a bit more perspective.
One more important rule, don’t ever believe “official” reports “leaked” to the press about anyone’s capabilities. Having been involved in certain “skunkworks” projects . . . take that as you will.
Will Russians or Syrians be operating the systems?
There was a combat exercise with a variation of this missile last year in Slovakia.
They don’t have a wondrous record of success. In Iraq, their vaunted T-72 tanks were a miserable failure as were their advanced jet fighters. They had some success with SAM’s in the 73 war but Israel really didn’t have experience with SAM’s. Over time, the Israelis were able to defeat the SAM’s.
Russian SAMs have failed over and over again throughout the last 40 years. Their missiles are usually better than the radars attached to them. They are much better at promotion than design.
The new system is a decent improvement on a 30 year-old technology. Isreal can defeat it, but will have some losses before completely eliminating it.
Agreed. Since Bibi Netanyahu is in charge they might also take out some missiles on the outskirts of Sverdlovsk. To make the message abundantly clear.
This will more likely be used against Turkish aircraft, and a deterrence for any NATO moves. Assad would be an idiot to use them offensively and start a war when he is already overwhelmed with foreign terrorists.
Israel should be worried about them afterwards, but currently its not an issue to them because they don’t have a dog in this fight. Assad is the lesser evil of the two so he is their best choice.
Turkey on the other hand, along with the gulf arab countries who are arming and financing and transporting the terrorists to Syria do havea dog in this fight and Turkey has been showing signs that It might get involved at some point.
I think that is the angle Assad is using the s-300 for. Not everything is about Israel.
Did you witness it?
If our a$$hole administration supports the rebels, clearly, then I don’t have an issue with Russia sending missles to Assad—everything Odumbo does is against what we stand for. So I say support Assad.
The numerous Arab dance parties centering around the wreckage of shot-down Israeli and American fighter jets is proof positive of the effectiveness of Russian air defense systems.
Yep. You can kiss that no fly zone that the House of Saud wants, goodbye.
Fairly obvious now that the US is being out gamed in every arena. The reason, we are being led by idiots.
Dear DC - The Russians are 3 steps ahead of you. The Chinese, 4-5 steps.
“Not everything is about Israel.”
This is about three powers fighting over control of Mecca and islam.
The Saud (Hanbali) the Turks (Hanafi) the Persians (shia).
This fight was old and hot before there was an Israel.
Israel could vanish and these three would still be at each others throats.
All that has changed is that the Saudis are the sole remaining US ally - all three were 40 years ago.
Putin is sending a message that Russia is still backing Iran’s gambit.
Is this the same system that Iran used to capture one of our untouchable drone aircraft?
I remember when an “inferior” Soviet AA system knocked down Gary Powers - and the crow the Soviets made US experts eat in public.
And, not by coincidence, level of pro-NeoSoviet agitprop is reaching another crescendo.