posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 08:35 AM
Game changer : Russian Iskander (SS-26) Mobile Ballistic Missile Delivered to Syria
Reza Khalili reported in World Net Daily on Russian deliveries of the Iskander (SS-26 Stone) Mobile Ballistic Missile to Syria, “Russia arms Syria
with powerful ballistic missile,”. The Iskander was developed to foil anti-missile defense systems, whether those deployed in Eastern or Central
Europe or the Patriot batteries that NATO has just released to Turkey. The US deployed the first Patriot Batteries to Poland in 2010. Syria has
criticized Turkey for this deployment. Kahlili notes the threat that Iskander presents to Israel’s missile defense umbrella in the wake of the
recent rocket war in Gaza and successful tests of the David Sling intermediate range rocket and missile defense system. Israel had purchased and
deployed Patriot batteries following the Scud attacks from Iraq during the First Gulf War in 1991.
Military Today reported that Russia had invested $1.2 billion in development and deployment to counter US missile shields in Eastern and Central
Europe. Moreover, it has sold 26 Iskander missile systems to Syria. Military Today notes the dangerous versatility of the Iskander (SS-26 Stone);
Given the deteriorating situation in Syria, if the Iskander (SS-26 Missiles) were to fall into al Qaeda, al-Husra or Jundallah Islamist militia hands
in the fundamentalist opposition that would constitute a serious threat to Israel’s yet to be completed missile defense umbrella. The David’s
Sling intermediate range defense system will be deployed in 2013 and 2014.
Interesting ...Russia is upping the ant... AM really curious to know where this all ends as Russia in no way wants to lose Syria....