Russia mulls supplying S-300 missile systems to Syria after US-led strikes

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…from Russia Today, Moscow

The Scientific Research Facility was totally destroyed but appears to have been completely empty

[ Editor’s Note: The S-300s are a game-changer primarily for the Israelis. If deliveries of these start up again to Syria, it will also be a Russian signal to Israel that attacks on Damascus using Lebanon will be contested.

While the air-defense missile batteries might be SAA-manned and -controlled, the radar and target selection will be centralized over a secure network, probably a Russian one to protect it from electronic warfare. The best way to kill an air defense is by taking its communications down.

I picked up from an English-subtitled Russian program today that Syria had 40 Pantsir AA systems, but they were being used for defending high-value targets.

The biggest anomaly we have in the US-Russian reporting was the number of airbases that were also targeted. The Russians reported that several had no missiles get through to them. The US announced three target hits, and just left the others out.

The screwup there is the US claim that 76 missiles were sent in to take out the empty research facility, which is ridiculous. So it appears that it placed the shot down missiles at that location, which, if true, will have a motherload of missile debris left behind.

From the video footage below, it shows no vehicles on the facility, and in the debris, none of your typical, office-facility furniture and endless paperwork and files that would be scattered and blowing all over.

If Russia wants to, it can publish the tracking of every incoming missile. We are already getting video and photos of some of the downed missiles. You can rest assured that the Russians are already working to learn how the missiles that got through, did so Jim W. Dean ]

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This is an SAA AA missile going off this morning after the attack was supposed to be over. What’s up with that?

– First published … April 14, 2018

Russia may consider sending supplies of S-300 missile systems to Syria in the wake of recent US-led airstrikes, Russian General Staff Spokesman General Sergey Rudskoy said.

“I would like to note that a few years ago, taking into account a pressing request of some of our Western partners, we stopped supplying S-300 air defense systems to Syria,” Rudskoy said. But given the latest developments, Moscow believes it is “possible to return to mulling over the issue, and not only with regard to Syria but also to other states as well.”

Following the barrage of missiles aimed at “military and civilian”infrastructure, Damascus intercepted 71 out of 103 projectiles.

Syrian air defense systems S-125, S-200, Buk, and Kvadrat were involved in the operation to thwart the missile strike. The weapons date back to the times of the Cold War, as they “were manufactured in the Soviet Union,” the general added.

Below is what the research facility looked like after taking the most missile hits.

Syrian air defenses did all they could to protect the country. Ruptly footage shows surface-to-air missiles responding to the “one-time” strike on Damascus.

The offensive in retaliation to the alleged Assad-orchestrated chemical attack in Douma on April 7 came just hours before the UN’s Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) experts were scheduled to visit the site on Saturday to determine whether chemical weapons had been used there last week.

Russia and Iran slammed the strikes as a clear violation of international law and said it would only contribute to more chaos in the region. Syrian President Bashar Assad said that Washington and the West simply realized they lost control and credibility in the conflict.

12 COMMENTS

  1. Correct me if I am Wrong …… Doesn’t Syria already have the S-400 ? I Think it was in the News that Syria received the S-400 and installed it …… OR is the S-300 System Different and more Effective than the S-400 already in place ……. Why does Russia consider the S-300 NOW ?… I gathered that Iran , Syria got S-400 NOT North Korea or India …..

    • Yes, you wrong. The S-400 system it’s ONLY property of russians forces and only for defense his assets and NOT the syrian goverment. Iran received delayed delivery freezed S-300 they buyed in year 2007. Syria government only have until today S-200 like most newer.

  2. The website DEBKAfile, a Mossad’s fronting, publish an article “warning” of posibility Trump’s kick out Mattis and it’s saying….
    The US-led operation was beset by controversy between President Donald Trump and his defense secretary, James Mattis….. The delay derived from the arguments against the strike put forward by the Defense Secretary and US army chiefs led by Gen. Joseph Danford, Chairman of the Joint chiefs of Staff….. Trump is perfectly capable of sacking Mattis with the same lack of ceremony with which he let Secretary of State Rex Tillerson go last month….. He will count on close support from Tillerson’s successor at State, Mike Pompeo, and his new national security adviser John Bolton, for widening the US military action in Syria into further strikes against the Assad regime.
    https://www.debka.com/russia-iran-prepare-multi-level-response-for-us-led-precision-strike-on-syria/

    • At the same time, Mr. Pence in Summits of the Americas, meet with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and said than more Syria attacks is coming probably…
      fortuity ??? i don’t think so…..

    • Sounds like marching orders or a Mossad wet dream. Things are changing for the Mossad. Their deception of American counter intel is over. The camouflage is broken and it is hunting time and payback. Let us start the payback with the Liberty.

  3. I would love to see a destroyer or flat-top become a new artificial reef, but I have to support that VVP is playing the long game. When he is ready, there will be a surgical removal of the baddies, without MAD. I am that confident of the chess-master that I am basically betting my life and the lives of my children and grandchildren on it.

  4. Gordon was absolutely right when he said Putin does not have a learning curve. For me this is no criticism of a man who respects and adheres to international law, even when dealing with international criminals. Dear Mr. Putin, there is no referee in this hockey game and every sportsmanship moove on your part is met with a stick across the face. They are not your partners. They want to steal your country blind. They love life too much and Russians are not afraid to die. Use this fact to your advantage. You should have established a no-fly zone starting out. You should have given the Syrian S-300 to support the no-fly zone and you should have supported the Syrians to have flown missions into Hellaviv in immediate response to aggression from the Israelis, even if it was just for the purpose of testing their systems. The Zionist Israelis only understand the knife at their throat. It is not too late to establish a no-fly zone. With all due respect sir, they are out to destroy you and your people regardless of international law.

    • The End of International Law?
      by Thierry Meyssan
      The war against the Greater Middle East should end with the withdrawal of US troops within the next six months. And yet nothing proves that peace will settle in each of the countries that were invaded. Today we are witnessing what seems to be a tentative to get rid of international law. Will this consolidate a division of the world into two parts, or will it open to a generalised conflict?
      Voltaire Network | Damascus (Syria) | 10 April 2018
      full article: http://www.voltairenet.org/article200609.html

    • Putin is not stupid. He is firstly trying to avoid a nuclear confrontation and secondly, to upgrade systems he has to play a long game and let the degenerates in the West create a reason (false flag, illegal attack, etc.) to upgrade to the S-300 system.

    • Concur w. Khalid – yes Gordon, P.C. Roberts, The Saker, and hundreds of bloggers from around
      the World seem to agree that Putin continues the diplomatic/ polite paths of protests towards
      “the partners”, which seem to encourage US/West to further provocations, but not stopping them!
      The Question seems to be : where is the real red line for R.F./ Putin to guarantee Russia survival?
      Meaning at what point is R.F. willing to have bloodied aggressor’s nose? I guess such question
      figured in the reported row/discussion between Generals Mattis and Dunford with the delegate
      from Hell, Trump appointee Bolton. Generals were concerned that absolutely un-justified missile
      attack may “enlarge” and how to deal with it. Consequently I believe the contact was made w.
      Russian Chief of Staff to guarantee their no response if attacks’ casualties would be mitigated.
      To the subject of an article – R.F. should not be mulling/ considering / thinking about – but deliver
      to Syria NOW – not S-300 but S-400, and possibly S-500, so Syrians have a control over Med. sea
      launches too – at the beginning w. immediate Russian crews. Yes, Bibi would not like it, but why
      Putin cares?

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