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S300 answer to Tor M1 failure during Israeli Air Raid on Syria

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posted on Dec, 28 2007 @ 04:28 AM
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When the Israelis attacked a Syrian ‘nuclear bomb plant’ deep inside Syria September 6th, there has been a noticeable silence on the issue from all quarters - chief among them Syria and Iran. Both nations had invested heavily (and very publicly) in the Russian TOR-M1 anti-aircraft missile defense systems. Iran had positioned dozens of them around its nuclear facilities to overtly ward off any potential American or Israeli airstrikes. But the Israeli air raid of September 6th rendered the TOR-M1 mute and effectively reduced them to expensive lawn ornaments - hence, in part, the silence from Syria and Iran. In addition to the nature of the Syrian site destroyed - North Korean, Iranian and Syrian joint efforts - a suspected nuclear endeavor, the utter failure of the TOR-M1 system reverberated through the halls of Damascus and Tehran…as well as their allied Moscow suppliers.

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According to ThreatsWatch.org (I'm not familiar with its reliability) the reason for Iran to be supplied with the advanced Russian air defense systems S300, is the complete system failure of the TOR M1 systems protecting the Syrian so-called nuclear bomb plant, the air defense system Iran bought 29 units of from Russia. It's known that the Israeli airforce executed an air strike in Syrian territory, however no involved party wishes to elaborate what exactly happened.

If the Russian-made systems really failed, it could explain why Iran, Syria and Russia remained silent. Military equipment is a profitable business, which the Russians don't want to lose (they are a big supplier). Syria and Iran don't want to publicize the incapability of their air defense systems. It also explains why Russia provides S-300 systems to Iran likely as a bribe to keep its mouth shut about the failure of its systems.




posted on Dec, 28 2007 @ 02:41 PM
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Has anybody commented on whether the 'air strike' was the actions of an aircraft, it could have been some type of cruise missile I imagine?



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