Russia ramps up arms to Syria, warns Israel of “catastrophic” price for interfering

Russia has doubled the number of arms ships heading for Syria’s Tartous from the Black Sea through the Bosporus, DEBKAfile’s military sources report. The acceleration of Russian arms traffic to Syria has been noted in the last fortnight. The vessels are loaded with containers holding military hardware. It is believed that they contain quantities of advanced S-300 air defense missiles bound for Bashar Assad’s army and short-range Pantsir-S1 systems capable of intercepting UAVs and cruise missiles. The consignments also include large quantities of automatic 30mm cannons and radar equipment.

On Monday, April 23, high officials in Moscow released the following statement to Kommersant, a publication close to the Russian defense ministry:  If Israel attacks the new air defense systems it will suffer “catastrophic consequences.”


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65 thoughts on “Russia ramps up arms to Syria, warns Israel of “catastrophic” price for interfering

  • Apr 23, 2018 @ 14:25 at 14:25

    It’s all shaping up, and right on schedule.

    G-d help us all…

    • Apr 23, 2018 @ 18:05 at 18:05

      a prophet!

      • Apr 23, 2018 @ 20:15 at 20:15

        Rat sputum!

        • Apr 24, 2018 @ 17:30 at 17:30

          Why this choice of weapons?

        • Apr 25, 2018 @ 6:20 at 6:20

          Eliyahu Ha Novee

    • Apr 23, 2018 @ 21:24 at 21:24

      The Israeli people must not fear Russia. If any Iranian weapons are within range, Israel has a moral obligation and imperative to protect its borders and people. Israel must use its assets to make sure Russians are not killed in any strike on columns of tanks, rockets and infsnry units that the Iranian revolutionary guards has in Syria. At the same time diplomacy works when backed by muscle.

      • Apr 24, 2018 @ 16:15 at 16:15

        There is no moral obligation to fight all your lives for exactly what ?

        • Apr 24, 2018 @ 17:58 at 17:58

          In order to live and not be killed by those who hate is for being born.

    • Apr 24, 2018 @ 14:36 at 14:36

      Read Ezekiel chapter 38 and 39 And Psalm 83 These will show you what will happen As this breaks loose and it will

  • Apr 23, 2018 @ 14:40 at 14:40

    Does this mean its getting expensive for Russia? This shipment means a lot and they really do not want, or may not, or even couldn’t quickly re-supply if this lot knocked out?

    • Apr 24, 2018 @ 11:53 at 11:53

      “Does this mean its getting expensive for Russia? This shipment means a lot and they really do not want, or may not, or even couldn’t quickly re-supply if this lot knocked out?”


      Putin answers to no one———–no telling just what he would do if these shipments somehow got “knocked out”.

  • Apr 23, 2018 @ 14:49 at 14:49

    Syrians have suffered for more than seven years because of unending wars, they now deserve to live in peace. Talking about dictatorship, I don’t see any democracy in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar or even Turkey and Iraq.

    • Apr 23, 2018 @ 16:28 at 16:28

      @Darkish That’s a very sound post mate… Syria has suffered a lot at the hands of imperialists with their cynical motives…

      • Apr 27, 2018 @ 10:10 at 10:10

        the uprising against bashar assad was by cynical imperialists? who knew?

  • Apr 23, 2018 @ 14:51 at 14:51

    Attacl the shipment directly after unloading while beeing transported on syrian soil.

  • Apr 23, 2018 @ 14:57 at 14:57

    Syria needs to stay battlefield. A test site for advanced weapons.Keep all proxies and sock puppet armies well balanced and keep watchful eye proliferation of weapons. Weon shipments are for use in syria only.
    Have fun and be entertained by the fog of war real blood and real civil victims.
    Now prime time on tv in 4k.

  • Apr 23, 2018 @ 15:00 at 15:00

    Commercial break
    Vote for putin as He brings new toys to the batlefield.

    • Apr 23, 2018 @ 16:32 at 16:32

      Imagine if there was no Russia… There wouldn’t be Syria anymore. So the attack on the Russians is given one. No matter how hard they try to spin the media.

  • Apr 23, 2018 @ 15:07 at 15:07

    For all of those who oppose Assad and his allies, it is time to arm the Syrian opposition with MANPADS. The Syrian opposition is more than capable of dealing with their opponents if they have the support and weapons that they need.

    • Apr 26, 2018 @ 11:36 at 11:36

      You are a few years late on that assessment.

    • Apr 27, 2018 @ 10:13 at 10:13

      are you married to hillary by any chance?

  • Apr 23, 2018 @ 15:31 at 15:31

    Sounds like last weeks BS we will down your missiles and target there launch sites,Russia cant do anything if Israel attacks hit them hard and give the insurgents MANPADS..Just more of Putin’s bluff trying to cover up just how weak Russia really is.

  • Apr 23, 2018 @ 16:38 at 16:38

    There is a Russian agreement with Iran. It goes like this. Russia is keen on getting Jerusalem for reviving the Orthodox Byzantine rule over it and Iran is keen on getting Mecca in order to have Persian Shiite rule over it Both are trying to help each other with these goals.

    • Apr 24, 2018 @ 12:03 at 12:03

      “There is a Russian agreement with Iran. It goes like this. Russia is keen on getting Jerusalem for reviving the Orthodox Byzantine rule over it and Iran is keen on getting Mecca in order to have Persian Shiite rule over it Both are trying to help each other with these goals.”


      Iran has a military terrorist division known as the “al-Quods Brigade” which translates to the “Jerusalem Brigade”——–just to note!

      • Apr 24, 2018 @ 22:31 at 22:31

        Good point.
        All nations, especially Mediterranean ones are obsessed with Jerusalem; Muslims would have Jerusalem over Mecca any day of the week; confirming the Holy Bible.

    • Apr 25, 2018 @ 21:31 at 21:31

      And as history teaches us this 2 nations of Russians and Persians will get disaster for own people instead.

  • Apr 23, 2018 @ 16:53 at 16:53

    These weapons are meant to attack Israel – so its legitimate for Israel to sink these vessels…
    And Israel WILL destroy these weapons – no doubt…
    Ein brera – no choice…
    Fools, those who fight Israel – the God of Israel will destroy them ALL !

    • Apr 26, 2018 @ 1:32 at 1:32

      fuck you, fuck your god and everything related to you and your so called god!

  • Apr 23, 2018 @ 17:30 at 17:30

    Only the fearful threaten, especially with big words, like “catastrophic” ! Hamas does it every day.
    Granted – Putin’s Russia isn’t a bunch of two-legged rats, but it ain’t a superpower anymore either !
    The Jewish state can and will take care of its existential survival needs – regardless of V.Putin’s bluster.

  • Apr 23, 2018 @ 19:30 at 19:30

    Time to act now. How longer the wait how much more complicated it will get.Gonna get a hot summer.

  • Apr 23, 2018 @ 19:36 at 19:36

    Israel should warn Russia that Russian casualties will be inevitable because Israel will destroy the weaponry that is destined to serve the destruction of Israel.
    In a serious situation like this we should expect Israel to not only act unilaterally but also preemptively.

  • Apr 23, 2018 @ 19:44 at 19:44

    Bomb moscow

  • Apr 23, 2018 @ 21:42 at 21:42

    Nutcases brought up on shoot-them-up video games, the lot of you. Why is it that debka, despite being a fairly serious analytic site, attracts mostly idiots or messianic religious freaks? Do you guys even read the articles? Pathetic…

    • Apr 27, 2018 @ 4:57 at 4:57

      I don’t know why the comments aren’t moderated.

  • Apr 23, 2018 @ 22:28 at 22:28

    Use an Israeli “ proxy “ in other words derailment of the containers or giving details to Assad’s enemies when said arms are on the way. Just a thought

  • Apr 23, 2018 @ 22:37 at 22:37

    Lovely bulls–t designed and meant for mindless goy consumption!

    Putin is a JEW!

    Even Roman Abramovitch openly stated that Putin can get an Israeli passport anytime he wanted for Putin is an ethnic Jew!

    All you antisemite idiots out there, if you think that Putin would so much as fire a single bullet in Israel’s general direction, you’re dreaming.

    We are carving up Syria with Putin and our American friends. Assad is nothing. He’s just a poster boy who walks in palaces and drives Hondas to mesmerize goyish eyes.

    Bye bye…

    • Apr 24, 2018 @ 12:11 at 12:11

      “Bye bye…”

      Yes——-a true indication that it’s past time to take your meds!

      • Apr 24, 2018 @ 15:31 at 15:31

        How ’bout a cogent counterargument instead of inane ad hominem attacks showcasing your stupidity?

        Isn’t Newport Beach a lovely place to end one’s days on this planet in peace, away from the hubbub of the Middle East, Orange County boy? Oh, but you’re from the City of Orange, right? I forget that goys and goy lovers can’t afford the good life. You can at least afford to have a lox-and-cream cheese bagel in a deli on Fairfax Ave during one of your forays into the civilized part of town, so be happy and shut your face.

        • Apr 25, 2018 @ 10:45 at 10:45

          As stated previously (and now confirmed by your response)———-it’s now way past time to take your meds!

  • Apr 23, 2018 @ 23:16 at 23:16

    Hello, hello, the lights are on but there is nobody home, it seems. Might I offer a bit of intelligence? Go to the book of Daniel. Notice the prophecy of the Image. The two legs indicate the two empires of Orthodox “Christianity.” That would be the Vatican verses the Eastern Orthodox. And the clay or dirt that is mixed into the feet but does not adhere to the feet really well are the two branches of Islam. That would be the Sunnis verses the Shiites. The Russians are allied with the Shiites because the Vatican is allied with the Sunnis. This is all good news because when these limbs stand as the last stages of the heathen empires then they are smashed to bits by the Messiah. Reference Daniel 2:34, 35. I hope this is all very clear.

  • Apr 24, 2018 @ 6:51 at 6:51

    Lets see what happens towards the End of May as Predicted by Nostradamas. May 24th to be exact.
    I think If Iran fired on an American Warship, they would get more than they bargained for.
    Trump is working to form a coalition of Arab Countries to Hold the current Positions the American Troops are located now in Syria. Basically, I believe Trump and Putin agreed on Useless Targets and the whole Missile Attacks by US, France and Great Britain were just a Show. Note that not a single defensive action was taken.
    Assad is already importing Equipment to manufacture Gas. Who knows what else is in the Shipping containers sent by Russia. Basically I believe Trump already agreed to give Russia Syria.

  • Apr 24, 2018 @ 9:10 at 9:10

    What’s pathetic are people who think they are superior to others and act like only they’re opinion are of value. What is pathetic is devaluing other human beings as freaks, idiots or nutcases because their opinion differs from yours. What’s pathetic are people who cant be kind, honest and respectful to others and instead go through life spewing their bitterness and dissatisfaction every chance they get. I love reading debka articles and i’m happy that everyone here has a voice and freedom to use it. They’re opinions are important too

  • Apr 24, 2018 @ 12:28 at 12:28


    Just note the anti Israel vitriol and blatant anti-Semitism that some posters present here which justify the responses.

  • Apr 24, 2018 @ 13:41 at 13:41

    first they deployed s300 which was said by russia will prevent any strike then after the shooting down of russian jet they sent S400 which was better than s300 and now they come wuth s300 something is wrong with russia .
    if russia try to play with fire . it will be thrown away from syria . russia a little power .

  • Apr 24, 2018 @ 13:58 at 13:58


    Perhaps it’s a paper tiger, lets wait and see, vultures are converging very fast.

    • Apr 24, 2018 @ 15:42 at 15:42

      Russia has been our own turf to do as we like for the past one hundred years, and these idiots still think that Putin has any other plans for Israel than eventually retiring in our capital, Jerusalem?

      Don’t you love the look in a shiksa’s eyes when… 😉

  • Apr 24, 2018 @ 16:07 at 16:07

    Are you sure?
    Old Testament is a chronicle of Israel’s repeated failure to obey God, of its refusal to keep His commandments and statutes. In Psalm 78:10-11, 40-42, 56-57, the psalmist mentions that Ephraim (meaning Israel at large)

    did not keep the covenant of God; they refused to walk in His law, and forgot His works and His wonders that He had shown them. . . . How often they provoked Him in the wilderness, and grieved Him in the desert! Yes, again and again they tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel. They did not remember His power. . . . Yet they tested and provoked the Most High God, and did not keep His testimonies, but turned back and acted unfaithfully like their fathers.

    II Kings 17:7-8 speaks of the sins of the Kingdom of Israel, up north:

    For so it was that the children of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, who had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, . . . and they had feared other gods, and had walked in the statutes of the nations whom the LORD had cast out from before the children of Israel.

    The prophet Jeremiah, in Jeremiah 32:30, quotes God’s scathing indictment of the people of both Kingdoms: “[T]he children of Israel and the children of Judah have done only evil before Me from their youth.”

    Because of their sins, as II Kings 17:18-20 indicates, God

    was very angry with Israel, and removed them from His sight. . . . Also Judah did not keep the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made. And the LORD rejected all the descendants of Israel, afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of plunders, until He had cast them from His sight.

    In Psalm 78:59-62, the psalmist Asaph relates that God, when He became aware of the idols of Israel,

    was furious, and greatly abhorred Israel, so that He forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, . . . and delivered His strength into captivity, and His glory into the enemy’s hand. He also gave His people over to the sword, and was furious with His inheritance.
    References found By Google search.

    • Apr 24, 2018 @ 17:31 at 17:31

      You don’t know shit, my friend.

      The Torah, the Old Testament, those are stories for children that Christians tell each other to cretinize their race, to our own advantage, of course.

      Jews, real Jews, read the Talmud.

      Read the Talmud.

      Even God reads the Talmud when He needs help. Hey, what greater endorsement of the ultimate AUTHORITATIVENESS of the Talmud over the Torah than the Guy who basically gave us the Torah?

      You don’t know what you’re talking about, goy.

      Just ask a rabbi. He’ll tell you, if you’re smart enough to listen and understand.

      Your churches and your priests work for US, when they have some spare time from porking goy children.

    • Apr 24, 2018 @ 17:49 at 17:49

      Not a bad idea to just Nuke Moscow if you really want peace. Russia has crossed every single red line and if they had the power, they would kill the animal they are leeching off of.
      Not very diplomatic but clarity has a value too. Do not think for a minute that Iran and Syria are the villains. Look at Algeria if you really want the blueprint.

      • Apr 24, 2018 @ 17:57 at 17:57

        Real Jews also read the whole Tanach and every other book about Gd. Real Jews are not like Noah that saved only his family, but like Moses that saves the world. The idiots that brainwash little children to read Talmud 12 hours a day in order to get a good wife, well they screwed it all up didn’t they? Shouldn’t it be rather…how can I find the best teacher? How can I learn from each man what he has best? That is called not being a racist bigoted fool. Rambam married the Sultans daughter and turned down the court of Richard of England….maybe only people that know Arameic and study Talmud are Jews? So most Kurds are Jews?

        • Apr 24, 2018 @ 20:58 at 20:58

          Some of them are, like the Barzani family.

          Neviim, Ketuvim, just lullabies for lesser minds…useful tools for higher intellects.

          You’re so…boring.

    • Apr 25, 2018 @ 11:01 at 11:01

      @”Repent, Israel!”,

      It appears that you get your “enlightenment” from quoting things out of context.
      Be advised that there is a lot more to the Jewish Bible than what you selectively pulled out.
      BTW, you may want to review some of the travesties that occurred (notably in Europe) after the first century perpetrated by those claiming to have “taken over”.

    • Apr 28, 2018 @ 19:27 at 19:27

      G d’s love of Israel is FOREVER Non Jews have nothing……..

  • Apr 24, 2018 @ 16:37 at 16:37

    A clarification, the catatrophic consequences are for the Russians LoL 🙂

  • Apr 25, 2018 @ 0:31 at 0:31

    News today that USA has “flooded the European market with their exceptionally fine crude oil”. Russia previously had this option I believe.

  • Apr 25, 2018 @ 2:12 at 2:12

    ” If Israel attacks the new air defense systems it will suffer “catastrophic consequences.”

    Likely so. But if they let them get into the hands of Iran, there will be larger consequences for Israel. This is not a wonderful set of choices, but I guess Israel will try to determine the least risky of the possible choices.

    The US also has a stake in not letting Iran control Iraq, Syria and Lebanon and becoming nuclear. I hope we stay in place there to help raise the risks for Russia and Iran. I do not think the US is overly concerned about Russia having a navy base in Syria.

    Russia also may not have a long term interest in an overly powerful nuclear Iran that is ruled by radical Shii with a vision of spreading their brand of Islam into areas the Russians consider their back yard. The US and Russia and Israel and the Saudis may yet see that they have more common interests than differences, even if the tension between the US and Russia seems high now. 75 years ago the US and Russia were allies. They could become so again.

    I have no idea if the US or Israel knows how to counter modern Russian military weapons. It like is not really in the interests of any of the three to find out the hard way.

  • Apr 25, 2018 @ 3:38 at 3:38

    Zechariah 12:2-3
    Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
    (3) And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

  • Apr 25, 2018 @ 6:11 at 6:11

    Not much has changed since the end of WWII.

    Israel will do what it must.

    It is much better to deal with Iran now, than later when it has a more capable nuclear arsenal. That is the reason the U.S. is dealing with N. Korea now. No choice. The lesser of evils. But evils nonetheless.

    Iran is well warned to cease and desist. Their leadership, and Tehran, will not survive a war with Israel.

  • Apr 25, 2018 @ 10:16 at 10:16

    America has swarm weapons that can defeat any know AA system in existence – even our own. No AA system can defeat 50 missiles coming at it all at once. And half of the missiles coming at you on radar are “phantoms” generated electronically. That’s what ASSad and Putler were shooting at last week and why they hit absolutely nothing. They just wasted 49 expensive surface to air missiles on phantoms (40 by Syria and 9 by Russia). So now, what are they going to do?

  • Apr 26, 2018 @ 0:33 at 0:33

    Putin is only worried about Iran paying for this stuff before Israel hits it. Once it has been handed off from the Russians I.E. Iran pays for it, then we can hit it without to much of a Russian outrage. Russia will be willing to sell more of them to them for hard currency.

  • Apr 26, 2018 @ 3:49 at 3:49

    Ezekiel 38:3-7
    And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
    Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
    Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.
    Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.
    Ezekiel 38:9
    Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.
    Ezekiel 38:18-23
    And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.
    For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;
    So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.
    And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man’s sword shall be against his brother.
    And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
    Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.
    Ezekiel 39:2-5
    And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
    And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
    Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
    Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
    And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.

  • Apr 26, 2018 @ 19:28 at 19:28

    Now in Iraq Libya and Syria there is no public sale of alcohol or techno clubs only the proselytizing chants of terror gods and their foreign prohibition masters. Ask why the secular West is destroying the secular East??

  • Apr 26, 2018 @ 20:10 at 20:10

    hey Russians

    you are evil pricks

    go to hell

  • Apr 26, 2018 @ 21:38 at 21:38

    russia has never won a war alone that is true. DURING THE WWII russia was largely helped by US and british!!!!!.

  • Apr 27, 2018 @ 2:30 at 2:30

    Seems to me that its “catastrophic” for Israel if it does NOT interfere. Russia should be very careful too. Once Israel sees it directly acting against it, ALL its assets in the region are instant targets too. Not going to be easy for Russia as they will soon find out. Putin is not so smart after all.

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