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Originally posted by Sr Wing Commander
Actually it looks like just an engineering battalion to help rebuild bridges, but still I am sure Isreal just loves the idea of Russian Troops on the border.
Originally posted by maloy
Why would Russia care about about any NATO agreement to protect Israel. Russia is not anti-Israel today, and has no reason to get involved in any Israeli conflict at all. Could it just be that Russia wants to help Lebanon, and not to destroy Israel. And UN does not equal NATO as far as I know. There is very little going on in terms of Russia arming Syria, and Iran is very much capable of producing their own military technology now. Russia has a very limited role in the Arab-Israeli conflict today.
Originally posted by princeofpeace
Russia is a poor country who would have trouble projecting power beyond its own borders. Other than its Nuke capability, it is a 3rd world country. Israel has ICBM's too and Russia would want no part of Israel believe me.