The Jewish rodents made a serious mistake by biting the Russian Bear, and I figure that in backroom discussions inside the Kremlin, the conclusion was reached that enough was enough with these repeated insults and sucker punches.
Let the Israelis try to attack President Assad now – I’d love to watch their Air Force torn to shreds in the course of a single night.
Ditto for any other “allied” forces willing to test their luck – remember that it was primitive hardware from the Cold War that made a turkey shoot out of an American cruise missile strike.
The S-300 air defense system and dozens of additional hardware pieces have been delivered to the Syrian military to boost security of Russian personnel there, Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoigu, told President Vladimir Putin.
“We have completed the delivery of the S-300 system,” Shoigu said Tuesday. The hardware supplied to Syria consisted of 49 pieces of military equipment, including radars, control vehicles and four launchers, he added.
The delivery is meant to protect Russian troops in Syria, coming in wake of the downing of a Russian reconnaissance plane in mid-September.
A unified air defense control system in Syria will be completed by October 20, Shoigu told the Security Council. Russia will “prepare and train” the Syrian crews to operate the S-300 within three months.
Earlier, Shoigu said that Syrian air-defense posts will be equipped with automated control systems that were previously only supplied to the Russian military.
The reinforced Syrian defenses will be able to suppress satellite navigation, radars and communications systems of combat planes over the Mediterranean Sea. This, Shoigu said, might “cool some hotheads down and avert them from ill-judged acts that endanger our troops.”
For the moment, I suppose I’ll hide my disappointment that we’re not going to watch our Syrian friends use S-400’s to turn American stealth bombers into expensive heaps of scrap metal.
Because beggars can’t be choosers, right?