Another related thread
regardless my take on this...
I Think this is actually very interesting Russia is playing with America and Israel, I bet American diplomats are the punch line of a lot of jokes
right now in diplomatic circles.
America has screwed up big time with their foreign policy in Syria
however so far
has been rather successful. So what does America do?
Obama sends John Kerry off to Moscow with his tail between his legs asking for Russian help, Putin then insults the American administration by making
before he will see him, something that is quite unprecedented. So after that at the end of this meeting between the two Kerry emerges and
announces to the word that Russia and America are working together as partners in to resolve the Syrian Civil war. This comment made me spit out my
coffee their interests in Syria could hardly be more at odds, I was almost embarrassed for the American’s when I heard this, he is either a idiot or
was just to embarrassed to admit that Putin told him to piss-off
And now just to kick em when they’re down, Russia sends off a few of these S-300 missiles to Assad, even after America, Israel
(who sent Benjamin Netanyahu
) and co beg Putin not to, just
to add insult to America’s failure.
Putin must be sitting back right now with a big glass of Vodka laughing at how pathetic they were to all go begging to him because they can’t
manages their own foreign affairs.
This is a interesting take on things form the BBC.
The Yakhont is a radar-guided, supersonic anti-shipping missile designed for coastal defence. Depending upon its trajectory it has a range of
between 120 and 300 km (75-186 miles).
US reports stress the ability this gives to the Assad government to push hostile naval forces away from Syria's shores. But the real significance of
these reports, if true, is twofold. Firstly they show Russia's continuing desire to ensure that there be no Western intervention in Syria along the
lines of what happened in Libya. Russian naval deployments in the Mediterranean back up this view.
But equally the real concern about the Yakhont may be their potential transfer to Syria's Lebanese ally Hezbollah. Israel has made it clear that a
transfer of the Yakhont represents a red line that could prompt more air strikes against Syrian arms depots.
I dont think Israel are going to do anything about this at least untill the weapons are in Syria and blowing them up wont piss off the russians quite
Even saying that however one should be mindful that Israel has no problems with seizing Arms and aid shipments if it suspects it will comprise its
national security. For example we have the “Vitoria affai
r” in which Israeli special
forces seized a German owned ship that was found to be transporting Iranian weapons to militants on the Gaza Strip, there was no war. Then of Course
there was the incident in 2010 when they raided a
that had no
weapons on it. Even as recent as last year a Russian plane was
seized by Turkey
because they suspected there were weapons on board.
Now I don’t think that Israel is going to be so bold as to seize this shipment when it is on root, rather I think they are going to wait until it is
in Syrian hands. That said however if they do feel that it is such a significant threat to their national security that they want take control of the
shipment in transit I don’t think ti would lead to a war. It would cause a massive diplomatic spat but I don’t think we would be looking at a
all-out war between Russia and Israel.
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