Sunday, December 04, 2011

Anti-Ship Missiles Delivered To Syria By Russia In Spite Of Calls For Sanctions

In spite of the fact that the majority of the world, including the Arab League is calling for sanctions against Syria, those darn Russians are still allegedly selling them arms.

Russia has delivered anti-ship cruise missiles to Syria, the Interfax news agency cited an unnamed military source as saying on Thursday, days after a United Nations commission of inquiry called for an arms embargo on Damascus.

Could the $300 million deal have anything to do with it?

The contract was completely fulfilled, almost ahead of time," Interfax cited the source as saying of the deal, estimated at $300 million. The source did not say when the deliveries had taken place.

Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said in February that Moscow was pressing ahead with the deal despite Israeli concerns, indicating the missiles might have been delivered earlier this year.

"This weapon allows coverage of the entire coastline of Syria from possible attack from the sea," Interfax quoted the source as saying.

More than 4,000 protesters have been killed in the crackdown by President Bashar al-Assad's forces, but I guess the bottom line is farmore important to those Russkies than human lives.

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Fredd said...

If Syria's past performance is any indication of how they will perform militarily in the future, then I wouldn't worry too much about those missiles: they won't know how to store them; maintain them; arm them; aim them or fire them.

Syria is a basket case country chock full of stupid raghead idiots.

Incognito said...

" aim them or fire them." That would be even more troubling. No? some errant missile landing somewhere unintended.

I think any arms in the hands of nut jobs is frightening.

But what I take issue with, more so than the fact they have them now, is who supplied them with those missiles.

The Russians and Chinese are still problematic after all these decades.