Moscow now ready to give Syria S-300 air defense missiles

After long refusing the Syrian army’s requests for advanced long-range surface to air S-300 missiles, Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow is now ready to rethink the request. After the US-led strike against Syria’s chemical sites, he said that Moscow was ready to consider “any means to help the Syrian army curb further aggression.”

 

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35 thoughts on “Moscow now ready to give Syria S-300 air defense missiles

  • Apr 17, 2018 @ 15:52 at 15:52
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    a great victory! let’s see what kind of show we get from eRDo

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    • Apr 17, 2018 @ 16:39 at 16:39
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      You are not going to live longer like that

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      • Apr 17, 2018 @ 17:49 at 17:49
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        maybe you can negotiate for peace with the Golan.

        זבִּרְצ֣וֹת יְ֖הוָה דַּרְכֵי־אִ֑ישׁ גַּם־א֜וֹיְבָ֗יו יַשְׁלִ֥ם אִתּֽוֹ:

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  • Apr 17, 2018 @ 17:12 at 17:12
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    HAHAHA They just giving Syria these?? Why not the S400? Putin just playing a stage if he was serious he would give Syria S400, Masons playing both sides of this chess game.

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    • Apr 17, 2018 @ 18:41 at 18:41
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      JJ: HAHAHA
      AGM-158 JASSM
      @The first combat application took place during the American strikes against Syria on April 14, 2018. According to the Pentagon, all the missiles hit the targets. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, 12 of this AGM158 JASSM type were intercepted by the Buk-M2 air defense system during an attack on Dumeir airfield.@

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    • Apr 17, 2018 @ 23:15 at 23:15
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      (pssstt….but dont tell iVaN)

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  • Apr 17, 2018 @ 17:25 at 17:25
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    HUMILIATED MOSCOW DARE TO SPEAK!!!!!! IT CAN GIVE ITS S300, S400, S500, S600 S700 AND SO ON . MOSCOW IS NOTHING WE KNOW IT NOW. MOSCOW IS NOT A SUPERPOWER LIKE US BUT IS SECONDARY POWER WE KNOW IT NOW . MOSCOW FLED THE BATTEFILED IN SYRIA WITH A REAL SUPERPOWER!!!!!!

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    • Apr 17, 2018 @ 17:53 at 17:53
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      Boo hoo, Syrian Pantsir shot down all of your tomahawks. back to the drawing board

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    • Apr 17, 2018 @ 19:33 at 19:33
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      GUS: The task set by NATO to the British submarine was not accomplished, even failed (to attack Syria). This is a serious defeat for the command of the NATO/British submarine fleet in the Mediterranean. The attacking nuclear submarine was discovered in advance by a Russian diesel-electric submarine, which in wartime means the destruction of the “Astute” sub and the victory of the Russian Navy.

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      • Apr 17, 2018 @ 19:56 at 19:56
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        GUS: Now ,even Algeria, during the wartime, can defeat the British sub-navi – just becuase having two (soon 4 ) of the same class Russian diesel-electric submarines that discovered in advance and failed the mission of NATO “Astute” higher class sub type to strike against Syria.

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        • Apr 17, 2018 @ 23:35 at 23:35
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          they will likely never get them and not know how to operate them even with help

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          • Apr 18, 2018 @ 15:50 at 15:50
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            TrollPatrol : don’t go into rasism … two Algerian Black Hole subs are in Active status.
            Do you mean a country with access to the Med sea and long-standing pirate traditions, will not find 100 sailors able to live a week underwater? How many Algerians are in the French fleet, none, really?

          • Apr 19, 2018 @ 6:56 at 6:56
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            No, don’t raise the race card. Algeria is not a ‘race’. its a question of competence. And 3rd world. Couldn’t care less how many are in or ex French navy…whatever..I would not expect much. Have they proven themselves? If so, then I might change my tune.

        • Apr 17, 2018 @ 23:36 at 23:36
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          lessons to learn maybe not to repeat

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        • Apr 17, 2018 @ 23:59 at 23:59
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          “….they’d have known the Russians were there a long time before the Russians knew where they might be …” no good ‘finding’ the enemy after it’s deployed.

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          • Apr 18, 2018 @ 15:54 at 15:54
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            The sea is large and inhomogeneous, it was noted that as Astute a few times lost the location of Russian submarines so the russian subs could’nt compit in speed and chasing time

          • Apr 18, 2018 @ 16:02 at 16:02
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            TrollPatrol: Anti-sub aircraft Boeing P-8 Poseidon could not help Astute fulfill its mission, russian Il-38 anti-sub air – I conclude team work of air-surface-underwater provided the succes of Russian Navy

        • Apr 18, 2018 @ 13:40 at 13:40
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          No intent to be offensive, but it is highly unlikely that you know enough to know that this is true within expected operational conditions.

          An assessment of worth would have to be looking at not only the capabilities of a bunch of weapons systems and their crews, but their tasking, logistical support, terrain, and such.

          One can come up with a scenario in which a person with a Bowie knife is more dangerous than is a nuclear weapon. But that doesn’t mean that a person with a Bowie knife is always or even frequently more dangerous than a crewed nuclear weapon.

          Every system has strengths and weaknesses. Whether it is an effective system for a military/nation depends on a whole host of factors.

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      • Apr 18, 2018 @ 13:11 at 13:11
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        I’m really not sure we are privy to the tasking of the British sub. We also don’t know what else was going on in the area.

        For all we know, there could have been a Virginia-class sub (or two) ready to take out the Kilo subs and the British sub may have been deliberately making extra noise in order to divert the Russian task force.

        Or maybe the British sub was simply out-classed.

        Do note that according to the reports we got it was taking a Russian task force in order to track the one sub.

        There should really be no doubt that if the USA, Britain, and France had decided to eliminate the surface and air elements of the Russian task force that this could have easily been done. But then we’d be in a very undesirable shooting war with Russia (undesirable for both sides).

        It may also be that the British sub had firing solutions on the Kilo subs and could have taken them out?

        And did the Russian task force really prevent a missile launch? Would the Russian government truly have tried to sink the British sub if it had launched a salvo of missiles? Remember that the Russians reportedly did not fire at the missiles inbound to Syria which would suggest that for technical, tactical, strategic, or geopolitical reasons the Russian forces did not mount a defensive response against the attack at the time. Firing on the British sub would have meant war with NATO and I seriously doubt the Russian government would find that desirable – and that means it is unlikely that the Russians prevented the British sub from launching missiles.

        It’s easy to make broad statements of superiority or inferiority when we don’t know all the facts. There were a lot of forces at play and I can almost guarantee that much went on about which we will never know. I don’t think we who are not plugged deeply into the intel and military structure are able to assess the levels of success and failure at all levels. And at the geopolitical level I’m not convinced anyone really knows the strategic success of any party involved in the mess.

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        • Apr 18, 2018 @ 15:41 at 15:41
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          Has Been: russians went suicidal to prevent the missiles lunch they floated above the Astute forcing them to maneuver and eventually time run out …

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          • Apr 18, 2018 @ 16:27 at 16:27
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            probably not the sub but surface ships went above back and forth to prevent lunch … as in PC Game “Silent Hunter” the do

          • Apr 18, 2018 @ 20:56 at 20:56
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            Wow! That’s rather insane!

            I suspect the commander of the Astute was really tempted to put a few fish in the water. . .

        • Apr 18, 2018 @ 16:11 at 16:11
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          Has Been: I see it all as a joint exercises of NATO-Russia.

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  • Apr 17, 2018 @ 18:02 at 18:02
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    Time to give the Syrian opposition MANPADS to protect themselves.

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  • Apr 17, 2018 @ 18:23 at 18:23
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    Assad gets not only ASS-300, but also FART grenades, and SCAT body armor!

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  • Apr 17, 2018 @ 18:53 at 18:53
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    Why complicate things and spend millions on rockets, while with a 1$ piece of 10 feet rope you can have the same results? Ok, maybe 2$, if bio recyclable…

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    • Apr 17, 2018 @ 19:59 at 19:59
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      Jasmine : because civilians are the prime target.

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  • Apr 17, 2018 @ 20:46 at 20:46
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    Face it!!! The US and Israel has lost the war!!! Its just a matter of time before they give up totally and turn back to Afganistan where ISIS is waiting for more instruxtion on the Chinese Russian Belt road…

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    • Apr 17, 2018 @ 23:42 at 23:42
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      too early to say. US is erratic. Israel watching, ready.

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  • Apr 17, 2018 @ 23:32 at 23:32
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    and gave away its radar sigs.

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  • Apr 18, 2018 @ 1:26 at 1:26
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    Man, Russia, Iran, are in this to take Syria.. It won’t work… Why? Guess…

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  • Apr 18, 2018 @ 9:09 at 9:09
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    That step, if taken, will only hasten Syria’s demise.

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  • Apr 19, 2018 @ 9:17 at 9:17
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    All 105 missiles hit their targets and Damascus is one of the most heavily defended cities in the world to air attacks. Syria fired 40 surface to air missiles into the air AFTER our missiles were finished hitting. That tells me one thing, we can blind your radars, and those were all Russian radars. The S-300 won’t save anything if America attacks again. America and Israel have already practiced attacking an actual S-300 sold to one of our allies in the Med. We know how to blind it. We know how to false it also. We can generate phantom signals that appear to be flying missiles to radar. That’s probably why Assad fired 40 AA missiles after our attack, and the Russians fired nine missiles at nothing this week near Tartus. Lastly, America has swarm missiles. You can’t defeat 50 little missiles coming at your radar, even though half of them are phantoms. We’ve had that technology for decades.

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  • Apr 20, 2018 @ 0:52 at 0:52
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    Thanks for a good comment Joe

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