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AFP - Russian President Vladimir Putin will offer to supply Iran S-300 air defence missile systems as well as build a second reactor at the Bushehr nuclear plant, the Kommersant business daily reported Wednesday.
Putin will renew an old offer to supply Iran with five of the sophisticated ground-to-air missile systems at a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on Friday, Kommersant said, quoting a souce close to the Kremlin
The source also said that Putin was ready to sign a deal with Iran on building a second reactor for the Bushehr nuclear plant.
The source said the deal was not "particularly profitable from an economic point of view, but was rather political."
I think he should make them pay for the S-300's, and give them S-400's as a surprise bonus for good international behavior. Because Iran has attacked no one, and kept their world policing to 0.
Send the S-300's to Syria.
(with the possible exception of Kennedy)
reply to post by wrabbit2000
It is disturbing that in this day and age we still have so much focus on defense and war. I feel a lot of the problems in the world could be solved without the use of warfare. The amount we spend on war is astronomical. Maybe we should be focusing on reducing the disparity between rich and poor and looking after the planet for future generations.
Its like a game of chess being played by the banks, the world leaders and corporations. There are people at the end of this game of chess just like you and me that just want to be left in peace to have their lives.
The world leaders have gone rogue. Arming and invading countries will not help. Why can they not sit around a table and sort their differences out like humans..
You obviously don't know presidential history all that well. Kennedy got worked over hard by Nikita Khrushchev. I don't think there has ever been a president that got played as hard as Kennedy did.
Kennedy was a blithering idiot.
reply to post by TrueAmerican
You know? I actually agree with you here and I know I'll make no friends here by saying it...but so be it. I live to tilt at windmills sometimes. lol...
S-400's to Iran in quantity would pretty well make game-set and match with a BIG check-mate for Obama. Outright. It's already a logistical nightmare to even get to Iran. Not the gulf...of course. That's petty and not important though. The Gulf is only one side of Iran and the least important one for their own sake. It's beyond conventional aircraft range in almost all cases...without tankers over the interior of Iran...to even GET to Tehran from the Gulf end of things. So.. throw in a latest/greatest top of the line air-defense net?
Obama has shown he won't commit forces at anything like a level respecting an enemy's capability. He'd have to then. Even our own Pilots, I believe, would be tempted to balk if sent into THAT kind of trap without the military requirements for support and backing.
Indeed... Send 400's to Iran and this sucker is over but for the explanations of why, IMO. Not a bad outcome, if it leaves little choice but peace in the end. You're also right in saying that Iran, as a nation, has not attacked anyone. They play a mean game of proxy war through Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad, but then, so do most of the nations in that region to one group or another.