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Russian air defenses were beaten badly by Israeli forces in Syria on video here are its excuses
businessinsider.de ^ | May 16, 2018 | Daniel Brown

Posted on 05/14/2018 11:20:13 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Moscow offered two explanations on Monday as to why its Russian-made Pantsir S-1 missile defense system embarrassingly took a direct hit during an Israeli airstrike last week.

"One is that it had already used up its ammunition reserve," Aytech Bizhev, the former deputy commander-in-chief of the Russian Air Force, said, according to RT. "The other is that it was simply turned off; it wasn't battle ready."

Israeli fighter jets struck dozens of Iranian military sites in Syria last Thursday, killing at least 23 people, including 5 Syrian soldiers.

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TOPICS: Israel; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aytechbizhev; erdogan; fakenews; hassannasrallah; hezbollah; idf; iran; israel; jerusalem; kurdistan; lebanon; letshavejerusalem; pantsirs1; propaganda; receptayyiperdogan; russia; sam; syria; turkey; waronterror
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Sounds like a problem.
1 posted on 05/14/2018 11:20:13 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Bibi’s Boyz defeat Vlad’s vexed.


2 posted on 05/14/2018 11:27:03 PM PDT by BigEdLB (BigEdLB, Russian BOT, At your service)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I rather suspect the Russian Air Force could put up a decent fight. But that Russia/ Putin don’t want to tangle with Israel. —- because Israel has a fine defense force - and because Russia knows why Israel needs to remove serious threats like the Iranian missile Stockpiles — and because Jerusalem is just not Russia’s target or reason for being in the area. The Saudi pipeline plan is still effectively blocked now and that’s among russia’s Main objectives - this is mostly about who controls the energy markets


3 posted on 05/14/2018 11:43:38 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicans aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: Berlin_Freeper
IDF released a video showing an Israeli air strike /missile destroy a freshly delivered Russian Pantsir S1 Sa 22 Greyhound system in Mezzeh Military Airport 3.8 kilometers from #Assad's palace in Damascus!
4 posted on 05/15/2018 12:01:09 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Happy Nobama)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
‘Operation House of Cards,’

5 posted on 05/15/2018 12:02:51 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Happy Nobama)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

That has got to HURT!


6 posted on 05/15/2018 12:15:29 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
💥💥💥💥💥💥
💥 Damascus💥
💥💥💥💥💥💥

7 posted on 05/15/2018 12:18:24 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Happy Nobama)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The Delilah
8 posted on 05/15/2018 12:22:49 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Happy Nobama)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

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the solution has been given us for free, for a number of years already

we don’t have to pay tons of taxes to “find” it...

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9 posted on 05/15/2018 12:28:32 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicans aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: Berlin_Freeper

oops i posted wile coyote to the wrong thread
but he does sorta fit here, ha!


10 posted on 05/15/2018 12:29:12 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicans aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Syrian Pantsir-S1 was destroyed in Al Mazzeh AB
The system was moving to reload while it was hit (the system launched all of its missiles and had to reload)

The Israeli missile hit the operating cabin directly.

Killed was Lt. Colonel Ayham Habib after he emptied all of his missiles against the incoming Israeli projectiles on Damascus./Mezzeh Airbase.
He was killed while moving his weapon to the safety point.
Also succumbing to injuries was Capt. Ali Kasser Mahmoud who spent much of the war fighting Daesh at the Kuweires Airbase.


11 posted on 05/15/2018 12:33:34 AM PDT by sockmonkey (I am an America First, not Israel First FReeper.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Those darn “Jids”!

The Israelis shot down Soviet piloted MIGs over Egypt and Syria 1967-1972.

The Israelis destroyed Russian built SAMs in 1967, 1973, 1982 and now again.

The Russian client states are now confused and worried. THAT is a good thing.

Iran should take note.

This tiny “Jid” run state is kicking their arses, short term.


12 posted on 05/15/2018 12:52:01 AM PDT by Netz ( and looking for a way ti IMPROVE mankind.)
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To: faithhopecharity

I thought it was supposed to be a picture of a guided rocket.


13 posted on 05/15/2018 1:06:29 AM PDT by BBell (calm down and eat your sandwiches)
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To: BBell

yes. the Acme Supply Company is standing by to provide all the rockets we may ever require

and there’s no doubt they’re at least as experienced and expert at making rockets as many other corporations...

https://la.utexas.edu/users/jmciver/357L/WileECoyoteVACME.htm


14 posted on 05/15/2018 1:10:27 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicans aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I’m very suspicious of everything and I look at this as a win win for the Russians. If the system worked awesome! If there was a problem than figure it out. A intelligence gathering coup either way.


15 posted on 05/15/2018 1:10:42 AM PDT by BBell (calm down and eat your sandwiches)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Who better to test your systems against than the IAF on their home turf.


16 posted on 05/15/2018 1:11:52 AM PDT by BBell (calm down and eat your sandwiches)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Isn’t this the Russian missile system that Turkey is buying, knowing that their doing so may well put their NATO membership at risk??? Plus, that decision may also cause Turkey to lose its order of 30 F-35’s...

Not a very good trade for Turkey, in my opinion.


17 posted on 05/15/2018 1:22:22 AM PDT by JustTheTruth
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To: JustTheTruth

The propaganda here is a bit thick. The Russian version is that half the incoming Israeli missiles were shot down.

Keep in mind Syria was using the S-200 system, an older less advanced system, not the system that Turkey wants anyway.

Russia has two more advanced air defense systems the S-300 and S-400.


18 posted on 05/15/2018 1:45:55 AM PDT by Nextrush (Freedom is everybody's business: Remember Pastor Niemoller)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
"Russian air defenses were beaten badly by Israeli forces in Syria on video — here are its excuses"

I disagree. I think they were beaten goodly. ;-)


19 posted on 05/15/2018 2:01:52 AM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: Nextrush

“Russia has two more advanced air defense systems the S-300 and S-400”

And Israel is worried Syria will get the S-300s much less the S-400s.


20 posted on 05/15/2018 2:04:50 AM PDT by McGruff (Bring our troops home. Defend our border.)
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