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Russia Moves Missiles Into Breakaway Region

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posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 01:46 PM
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Russia Moves Missiles Into Breakaway Region


www.nytimes.com

Russia announced Wednesday that it had deployed an advanced surface-to-air missile system in the breakaway Georgian enclave of Abkhazia, a sign that Russian forces were becoming further entrenched in a disputed region at the focal point of Russia’s brief war with Georgia two years ago.

Georgian officials quickly condemned the move, calling it a violation of the peace agreement drawn up at the end of the conflict.
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posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 01:46 PM
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Hmm, now can anyone guess why they would deploy the S-300 system instead of the S-400 system?

Regardless, it is clear that Russia is going to defend and protect the some 90% of Russians living in those breakaways. They will not be deterred or threatened by any hogwash propaganda coming from Georgia, or NATO for that matter.

Good.

www.nytimes.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 02:47 PM
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posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 03:03 PM
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reply to post by princeofpeace
 


There is a difference between "going to do something" and actually doing it. Well, they did it.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 03:19 PM
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Lets see how long it takes before the missile blows up in mid air lol.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 03:22 PM
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lets see how long before US economy collapses



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 03:29 PM
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Hmm, now can anyone guess why they would deploy the S-300 system instead of the S-400 system?

Because they got only several S-400 regiments and Georgian air force is as much as threat as Martian air force.


Regardless, it is clear that Russia is going to defend and protect the some 90% of Russians living in those breakaways. They will not be deterred or threatened by any hogwash propaganda coming from Georgia, or NATO for that matter.


Speaking about hogwash propaganda - how many Russians live in Abkhazia , exactly?
And how many Georgians??


[edit on 11-8-2010 by ZeroKnowledge]



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 03:39 PM
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Uh... good thing, too. Now they can finally counter Georgia's massive and technologically advanced air force.




posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 03:41 PM
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FYI there is already a thread on this topic.

Georgia did down at least 3 Russian planes during the war.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 03:48 PM
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Originally posted by sadchild01
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lets see how long before US economy collapses


Let's see how long before you realize ATS is run by a US company on US servers, so you coming here and making some 700 posts about how much you hate America and want it's economy to collapse is like going to McDonald's every day and complaining because you're fat and you want to lose weight.



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 03:51 PM
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Georgia did down at least 3 Russian planes during the war.

And how S-300/400/500 can prevent it in the future? Georgia does not have ballistic missiles and their air force did (almost?) no damage in 2008 war.
Is S-300 anti-SAM now?
There is no tactical need for S-300 there, it is just to show Georgia who is the boss. NATO places defensive patriots to outline their sphere of influence, so does Russia with defensive S-300.

[edit on 11-8-2010 by ZeroKnowledge]



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 04:20 PM
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This more likely to do with the precence of Israel's airforce and how Georgia borders Iran .



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 04:57 PM
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That is what Im thinking. This may just be a response to what may or may not be happening in Iran in the not too distant future. I consider it a chess move, perhaps a diversion to gain everyones eye, perhaps a show of moderate force throwing off any doubts to Russias capacity given their present calamitous fires etc..



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posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 11:27 AM
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posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 08:44 PM
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Originally posted by TrueAmerican
Hmm, now can anyone guess why they would deploy the S-300 system instead of the S-400 system?


The S-400 is not needed against any regional threats, and even the S-300 is a bit of an overkill. Georgia has a very limited air force, and the Su-25's that they do have can be easily downed with even older SAM systems. More likely target would be Georgia's UAV's. I believe they may still have a few Israeli ones left. While the S-300 is highly advanced it hasn't seen a lot of action, and Russia may be looking for an opportunity to test it further by placing it in a hot zone.

This is of course more of a political move than anything else.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 10:03 PM
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Well, if an S300 is overkill for the Georgian Air Force, maybe it's more than the Georgian Air Force Russia is preparing for. As in, any NATO planes that might be tagging along for the ride.

In any case, moving S300's there and announcing it shows that the Russians are dead serious about protecting the new breakaways, and are going to take every additional secondary defensive benefit that comes along with putting S300's there. They had no problem going "overkill" on Georgia the last time what's his face tried invading the place, and I'm sure Russia will not hesitate if Georgia or NATO in any configuration try something again.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 10:20 PM
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Russian S-300s in Abkhazia block possible Israeli air route to Iran


www.debka.com...



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 10:25 PM
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Well war is certainly one way to trim the population hey?
Matter of time??



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