Israel spy satellite discovers secret Russian missile cache in Syria

The pictures seemingly prove what western intelligence agencies have long suspected: Russia has provided Syria with a wide array of the most advanced missiles in its possession.

[Editor’s note: Iskander missiles in Syrian possession poses a very great threat to Israel. Iskander possesses the range to strike almost anywhere in Israel and the high mobility of the launchers makes them very hard to find and destroy before they launch. Russia may also arm Egypt, Iraq and Iran with Iskander, thus surrounding Israel with an array of ballistic missiles that could devastate the country.

This is a very real possibility that would significantly affect Israel’s security and would make even a madman like Netanyahu think twice about continued aggression and genocide against the Palestinians. In short, it would present a very real reason for Israel to actually follow UN resolutions. Ian]

Jerusalem Post
Israel spy satellite discovers secret Russian missile cache in Syria

An Israeli spy satellite has discovered a number of Russian mobile short-range ballistic missiles stockpiled in Syria, Channel 2 reported Friday.

In high definition photos taken by the Israeli “Eros B” satellite, the weapons, dubbed “Iskander” missiles, are clearly seen on trucks inside an army base in Latakia, located in western Syria.

The pictures seemingly prove what western intelligence agencies have long suspected: Russia has provided Syria with a wide array of the most advanced missiles in its possession.

Before Friday, evidence of the missiles had been scarce, given the fact that the Russians and Syrians had cached the weaponry in secretive strategic locations. Strong rainstorms, however, forced the Russians to transfer the missiles to different locations using trucks, leaving them exposed to documentation.

The “Iskander” missile, which has a range of up to 500 kilometers, is a medium range ballistic weapon that has the capacity to carry nuclear warheads and is superior to the older “scud” missile model.

Its accuracy is considered very high, while in tests the weapon can strike a target within a seven meter radius, as opposed to the scud which strikes within a 450 meter radius.

Syria has been engulfed in a bloody civil war over the past 5-years that has seen over 400,000 people killed and millions displaced from their homes. Russia has been an integral part in propping up current Syrian President Bashar Assad, who has been accused of carrying out crimes against humanity.


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18 Responses to "Israel spy satellite discovers secret Russian missile cache in Syria"

  1. Trakkath  January 7, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    And Mordechai Vanunu foud nukes in Israel, they always “forgot” to tell us about them

  2. Pat Kittle  January 7, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    This is outrageous!

    What did Israel’s war criminals do to deserve this?

  3. JohnZ  January 7, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    IF at any point, Israel decides to do something very stupid and attacks these sites, then it will be on their heads when it all goes wrong, which it will. No one, not even America will stand with israel on such an attack. Israel will be alone and will have to suffer the consequences. Tel Aviv would be my first target of opportunity.

  4. Andrew_Bukanov(Russia)  January 7, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Let them look – we can drag in Syria 20-30 inflatable false models of the C-300 and Iskander, like it was around Moscow. Let Israel feel nervous.

  5. US-First  January 7, 2017 at 6:51 am

    Not only does Israel have the headache of US anti-aircraft rockets – MANPADS, flooding Syria but other equally devastating weapons may already be in the mix for a geo-engineered rainy day in the ever changing political climate of the Levant. Not for the first time Israel finds itself in a mess of its own making.

    Every move by Russia is being countered by Israeli intelligence so Bibi will be able to inform Putin, if by chance, or design, he leaves any matériel – like an Iskander or ten lying around Syria that just might end up in the wrong hands.

    There has been media reference recently of the Israelis preparing to launch an attack against Lebanon. Certainly the plans are already on the drawing board – aren’t they ever. Rather than repeat the 2006 shambles over 34 days when Hezbollah rained hundreds of katyusha rockets all over northern Israel this time round the Likud hawks are considering a spectacular show of ‘shock and awe’ but now the genuine fear of a Hezbollah surprize might render that an ‘aw shucks’ instead.

    • Peter Johnson  January 7, 2017 at 3:37 pm

      That train has left the station. Israel attacking Lebanon or Syria, beyond just a quickie air raid is an ignorant idea and they know it — otherwise they would have done it by now.

      They can car bomb schools and supermarkets and mosques and churches like they do in Iraq, but eventually Syria (and Turkey) will wake up to the fact that kicking out Americans, British, NGOs and other potential troublemakers puts an end to these bombings as it has in Iran, North Korea, China, Russia, Lebanon, and that will be the end of that.

      Israel can look good in a “Six Day War” but not so much in a six hundred day war or a six thousand day war that leaves its only (one) city looking like Stalingrad. The beer talk is all good and well and the fancy expensive weapons the Yanks gift them are great, but there is a fundamental difference between “manning arms” and “arming men”. The Khazis rely on conscripts — kids wasting a year between going to high school and the movies, and going to accounting or dental school and the mall. Not really the same thing as the servants of Imam Hussein hopingthey are worthy to be chosen by the Lord for martyrdom. The Palestinians had no fight in them and turned the other cheek — something the early Zionazis discovered to their orgasmic delight — but Hezb and Hashd — and now with Iskanders, Zelzals, Hoots, Dehlaviehs, Muharrams, Dragunovs, and everything else . . . . . . Now that is a different story.

  6. joetv  January 7, 2017 at 6:40 am

    ….in Syria, Egypt, Iraq and, Iran. Sounds like a good plan. In the spirit of things. How about Yemen, Somalia, S. Sudan and, the DRC. HELL I want one too.

  7. Labib Nassim  January 6, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    The Russians are very good at making fake tanks/rockets etc out of painted plywood. That is why the Soviet-trained Serbian army suffered so few casualties despite the massive aerial bombardments by NATO.

    Satellites can be easily fooled.

    Also, the Israelis might be lying for their own reasons.

  8. Amelius  January 6, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Israel has hundreds of nukes, which have been a threat to all nations for decades, especially to their neighbors in the Middle East. So STFU Israel, it looks good on you.

    These missiles can be seen as an insurance policy against Israeli aggression. Will Israel attemp to destroy these missiles? What would happen if they did?

    The article mentions, “..Syrian President Bashar Assad, who has been accused of carrying out crimes against humanity.”

    Serious accusations require serious evidence. Israel has no business accusing anyone of crimes against humanity.

  9. JohninMK  January 6, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    This is not new news. The Iskanders were first seen in satellite photos of the Russian airbase at least 6 months ago.

    More Israeli scaremongering.

  10. Zaguero  January 6, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Why on Earth would any sane person believe *anything* the Israelis say? This article is written as though Israel was a reliable source, and nothing could be further from the truth.

    “By means of deception shalt thou make war”

    • Peter Johnson  January 7, 2017 at 9:38 pm

      If you go read John 8:44 and the verses leading up to it you will see why the Jews had him crucified. If you still don’t see, I will explain it to you.

  11. Andrew_Bukanov(Russia)  January 6, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Well…. they see Iskanders, but never see 10 000 Russian tanks in Donbas. But Poroshenko and NATO generals know “exactly” that there are 10K RTanks.

  12. Leno  January 6, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    The EU is going to collapse into a pile of dust.

    • Andrew_Bukanov(Russia)  January 6, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      near 400 000 working places they already lost from sanctions vs Russian Federation. Germany has strong economy, but not made of rubber.

  13. Ian Greenhalgh  January 6, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    While they are on the Latakia base, they are safe as it is a joint Russian-Syrian base and Israel would never dare an airstrike that would risk killing Russians. When deployed, they would be pretty safe too, recall the great difficulty the coalition had in locating Saddam’s Scuds. In the end, the most success was by sending teams of British SAS in to use the good old ‘Human Eyeball Mk1.’

  14. Trakkath  January 6, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Does this anyone surprise ? Mr.Assad asked for help and got help from Russia killing the Eretz Israel plan. And now Israel snitches and howl as always to point the finger away from own guilt, but 4 fingers point at them.

  15. ksp  January 6, 2017 at 10:59 am

    If the missiles are not seen, they can’t be a deterrent

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