Monday, April 23, 2018

Russia: No Decision Yet on S300's

 All promotion of the S300's being present in Syria or being a sure thing at this time is speculation that plays into the Usrael propaganda machine- Spreading incorrect information, seems to me, is doing the work of the global tyranny, witting or unwitting. Lavrov made clear if Russia makes this decision it will be made public.

MOSCOW, April 23 (Reuters) - Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that Russia had not yet decided whether it would deliver advanced S-300 missile systems to Syria, but would not make a secret of the matter if it took such a decision, the TASS news agency reported.  

“We’ll have to wait to see what specific decisions the Russian leadership and representatives of Syria will take,” TASS cited Lavrov as saying on Monday during a visit to Beijing.
“There is probably no secret about this and it can all be announced (if a decision is taken),” added Lavrov.
 April 23. /TASS/. The question of providing S-300 air defense systems
to Syria has not been settled yet, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey
Lavrov told the media in Beijing on Monday. Lavrov’s reply was published on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website.
Kremlin mum on Russia's possible deliveries of S-300 air defense systems to Syria
"I cannot say that this question has been settled," Lavrov said. "We know what Russian President Vladimir Putin said. He has discussed such matters with an official of our Defense Ministry from the standpoint of
preventing a situation where Syria might turn out insufficiently
prepared for aggressive attacks, like the one that occurred on April 14.

 It remains to be seen what decisions will be made by the Russian
leadership and Syrian officials. Apparently, no secrets are due here.
All this can be announced."


  1. Hi Pen,
    What do you make of the fact that Russia has agreed to sell the S400 system to Turkey and Iran but is hemming and hawing over whether to sell the older S300 system to Syria which is under ongoing attacks from israel?

  2. Hey James!

    It's a tough question. And one I've given thought too.

    1- They don't want to say until it's a done deal

    1 (a) to avoid an Israeli justification/pretext for bombing Syria?

    3- Maybe they'll sell them S-400's instead of S-300's?

    4- Withholding the S-300's for now to use the threat of them, or something else, as leverage against Israel?

    Strategic bluffing? I don't know.
    Any ideas James?

    1. It's a puzzle to me, Pen. It seems that Netanyahoo (as his predecessors) can get on a plane to Moscow and talk them out of a perfectly reasonable thing for Russia to do i.e. supply their allies with the perfect weapon to defend themselves with. It is a defensive weapon, remember.

      With the collapse of the USSR and during the Yeltsin years, the jewish elite re-established their control over Russia and I have presumed ever since the advent of Putin that they still manage to exert influence within the halls of power in Russia despite Putin's overwhelming support both within and without government.

      But it is still a puzzle to me as to what tiny israel (and their odious masters) can offer Putin in return for leaving Russia's allies vulnerable to attacks (which are ongoing in Syria's case).

      If Syria had the S300 system (or better, the S400 system) it could control israel's airspace which in my view would be A Very Good Thing. But Putin et al may be worried that Syria would start WW3 instead.

      But, even so, in this, Russia would be demonstrating that it simply does not know how to deal with psychopaths (again ... still).

    2. I should add for clarity, the psychopaths being israel (and the US) not Syria.