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Offline pjohns

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Israel to strike Russia's missile delivery to Syria?
« on: May 28, 2013, 09:11:22 PM »
One has to wonder where this may lead; and if the US will ultimately become involved militarily, if Israel and Russia begin duking it out:

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Israel's defence chief said Tuesday a Russian plan to supply sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles to Syria was a "threat" and signalled that Israel is prepared to use force to stop the delivery.

The warning by Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon ratcheted up tensions with Moscow over the planned sale of S-300 air-defence missiles to Syria. Earlier in the day, a top Russian official said his government remained committed to the deal.


Here is the link to the entire AP story:http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/05/28/israel_threatens_to_strike_russias_shipments_of_missiles_to_syria.html

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Re: Israel to strike Russia's missile delivery to Syria?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013, 09:33:30 PM »
One has to wonder where this may lead; and if the US will ultimately become involved militarily, if Israel and Russia begin duking it out:
 

Here is the link to the entire AP story:http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/05/28/israel_threatens_to_strike_russias_shipments_of_missiles_to_syria.html

Israel knows that America is "leading from behind" and will ignore any situation that arises with Israel and Russia. Attacking a Russian shipment will cost Israel dearly. The Israelis know this and wouldn't dare.

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Re: Israel to strike Russia's missile delivery to Syria?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013, 11:23:37 PM »
Israel knows that America is "leading from behind" and will ignore any situation that arises with Israel and Russia. Attacking a Russian shipment will cost Israel dearly. The Israelis know this and wouldn't dare.

What a mess. Obama and McCain are siding with the Al Qaida, and p*ssing off Russia. Do they really want a fight with Russia?

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Re: Israel to strike Russia's missile delivery to Syria?
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2013, 11:41:38 PM »
McCain is crazy as a coot and Obama hates this country... we're basically screwed.

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Re: Israel to strike Russia's missile delivery to Syria?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2013, 11:46:40 PM »
McCain is crazy as a coot and Obama hates this country... we're basically screwed.

I think McCain was programed @ the Hanoi Hilton.
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Re: Israel to strike Russia's missile delivery to Syria?
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2013, 12:28:54 AM »
Attacking a Russian shipment will cost Israel dearly.

How so, exactly?

The Israelis know this and wouldn't dare.

I rather doubt that Israel is intimidated by Russia's military.

But Israel's leaders may very well believe--not at all unreasonably, in my opinion--that Russian missiles in the hands of the Syrian army represent an existential threat; and that there is, therefore, nothing to lose by their destroying that threat, regardless of the potential upshot...

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Re: Israel to strike Russia's missile delivery to Syria?
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2013, 12:34:24 AM »
What a mess. Obama and McCain are siding with the Al Qaida, and p*ssing off Russia. Do they really want a fight with Russia?

This strikes me as being a complicated situation, as neither side is exactly the apotheosis of (small "D") democratic thought.

Still, I do not believe that either President Obama (for whom I have enormous disdain, generally) or Sen. McCain (as regarding whom, I have mixed feelings) is targeting Russia in this matter.

Rather, I believe that it is Russia that is acting in a most provocative manner; presumably, because it believes that the Assad government is worth attempting to save, so that Syria may remain a dependable client state in the Middle East...

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Re: Israel to strike Russia's missile delivery to Syria?
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2013, 12:49:23 AM »
This strikes me as being a complicated situation, as neither side is exactly the apotheosis of (small "D") democratic thought.

Still, I do not believe that either President Obama (for whom I have enormous disdain, generally) or Sen. McCain (as regarding whom, I have mixed feelings) is targeting Russia in this matter.

Rather, I believe that it is Russia that is acting in a most provocative manner; presumably, because it believes that the Assad government is worth attempting to save, so that Syria may remain a dependable client state in the Middle East...

Reasonable supposition.

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Re: Israel to strike Russia's missile delivery to Syria?
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2013, 08:38:25 AM »
I'm beginning to think Israel is at the "who gives a f*ck anymore" stage.  It will however, force America to use it's petroleum resources.  Let the rest of world use glow in the dark oil.
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