Russia Has Equipped Syria With Their Most Advanced Anti-Ship Missiles

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posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 05:25 PM
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Will this prove a game changer and be enough to stop attacks on Syria.. Ad least Syria is not being left to stand alone like Iraq and Afghanistan. We are aware the US has boats in the area if they could be struck in defence it may well stop them attacking.. Historically US only tend to attack targets that cannot hit back particularly well. I am not sure if this will exacerbate or nullify matters.


Russia has sold Syria highly advanced rocket launchers, anti-aircraft missiles and anti-ship missiles. In fact, the P-800 Yakhont anti-ship missiles that Russia has equipped Syria with are the most advanced anti-ship missiles that Russia has. When the United States strikes Syria, they might be quite surprised at how hard Syria can hit back


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posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 05:28 PM
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reply to post by purplemer
 


exactly, this is that last question left, whats the retaliation going to be? Is Russia and its 4 ships in the east Med just going to watch form a distance?



posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 05:38 PM
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reply to post by CottonwoodStormy
 


Don't forget the 4 subs on their way



posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 05:40 PM
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I don't think they (Russia) will respond to our coming attack on Syria. They are there to observe on behalf of Syria and more importantly to respond if Israel drags Iran into it. I fully expect Israel to try to transition this war into Iran. Especially after their provocation today.



posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 05:41 PM
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That was a good article. I have been wondering all day what kind of retaliation are we going to see from Syria and her allies. I wanted to start a thread and ask these questions. But this seems like a good place to do that.

What do ATSers think the response will be.

S and F



posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 05:41 PM
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well if they do try to start a war with Iran, then do you think Russia will just watch?



posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 05:44 PM
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Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
reply to post by CottonwoodStormy
 


I don't think they (Russia) will respond to our coming attack on Syria. They are there to observe on behalf of Syria and more importantly to respond if Israel drags Iran into it. I fully expect Israel to try to transition this war into Iran. Especially after their provocation today.


I don't know for sure what Russia will do. Atm they are watching from the east Med., they are the military suppliers of Syria, and the senate hearing today raised some concerns about Russia.



posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 05:45 PM
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Iran and Syria confront US with defence pact


Iran and Syria heightened tension across the Middle East and directly confronted the Bush administration yesterday by declaring they had formed a mutual self-defence pact to confront the "threats" now facing them.
The move, which took the Foreign Office by surprise, was announced after a meeting in Tehran between the Iranian vice-president, Mohammed Reza Aref, and the Syrian prime minister, Naji al-Otari.

"At this sensitive point, the two countries require a united front due to numerous challenges," said Mr Otari.

Regarded as rogue states by the White House, Iran is under pressure over its nuclear ambitions, while Syria came under renewed scrutiny over the assassination this week of the former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri.


Source from 2005



posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 05:46 PM
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The P-800 Yakhont anti-ship missiles have a range of around 300kilometers,
The Tomahawk cruise missiles has a range of 1000 miles.
Chances are that strikes would be carried out outside the 500 kilometer mark.
-A Syrian ship could launch within range but I'm sure that once action has been taken anything suspicious that's floating on the ocean would be eradicated.



posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 05:49 PM
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So what kind of response will there be? Please don't tell me that they have no chance to put up any kind of fight. It seems to me that Israhell would be fair game.



posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 05:50 PM
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Ultimate destination is Iran. I think the real intelligence report must be reporting that Iran may soon join Nuclear club. They want to prevent that.

As other said, Russia is playing Chess and Israel/US is playing poker, hoping Iran will get somehow involved and can finish them off as well, before they get nukes. Where as Russia ( China as well), won't directly get involved, they know US can't sustain this war machine forever (to keep Petrol Dollar from collapsing).

So, Russia doesn't want to risk anything, as the oil prices go up, they may recover the loss from Arms deals with Syria.



posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 05:51 PM
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No. Russia will be in on Iran. They have too many assets at risk. Hell, a strike on Iranian nuke facilities might very well kill Russians. No, that is where Russia gets involved and I suspect that's why they are out in the Med. I think they know what's coming.



posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 05:56 PM
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Israel will likely drag Iran in during or towards the end of the op in Syria. Its been about 8 months since Netanyahu showed his bomb graphic and said they would have to stop Iran within a year. So if they don't move they lose cred. I personally am not convinced Iran is making the bomb, but even if they are I don't think they would make a suicide attack. They would keep it as an offensive measure.



posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 05:58 PM
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IMO there will be no response other than condemnation. Israeli strikes were already met with silence, but I can't guarantee this.
Russia will not risk it's financial relationship with the west.
edit on 3-9-2013 by canucks555 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 06:05 PM
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Yah I agree, I think all eyes should be on the silent one Israel and what provocations they do to Iran. I think also so far I haven't read anything that says Iran has or is building nukes anywhere in any intel report so far. Is this also BS and being exaggerated by Israel and the US?



posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 06:09 PM
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If I was Syria, I would convience the Russians to move assets into the area, and put them into the most stragetic spots to goad the US into a conflict. That means if say a missile hits and kills Russians on a military base cause it went astray the ships would be positioned to fire on the US ships if not hamper their ability to fire off any missiles. Right now it is a high stakes game of poker, the winning move is to fold and blink. May not be one that shows strength, but it is one where all sides walk away.



posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 06:09 PM
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reply to post by GogoVicMorrow
 


So the anti-aggression part between Iran and Syria is not valid now ? Any attack on Syrian will be an attack on Iran.



posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 06:13 PM
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Of course this will prove to be a game changer. Was Russia AND Iran directly involved in Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan, or any other Middle Eastern nation like we see here in Syria? This is why I want to punch some sense in any person who truly believes a military intervention in Syria is a good idea because they don't like big bad dictators and enjoy playing the "hero" coming to save the day. We didn't save the day in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and so on, things only got worse and the same thing will happen in Syria only the problem is compounded now that actual world powers are involved. America and the west won't be up against some 2 bit armed force this time.

What's the word from DC about joining the civil war in Syria? I'm assuming it's pretty much a go, right?



posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 06:16 PM
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I read a quote by Kerry today that said there could be boots on the ground by US troops but that they would not fight with the terrorists.



posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 06:23 PM
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Well Kerry is just a mouth piece like any other politician and is doing what he is told. I'm actually amazed there was talks of boots on the ground and I'm also surprised he assured us they won't be fighting with the terrorists. Meanwhile the US has been supporting these terrorists bastards whether they know it or not, but they do, they know it, so I hope if there was ever a time when military members went against orders that time would be now.

Too bad our military leaders are bought and paid for and cannot be trusted.





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