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


…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.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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:

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