Israel threatens the Bear.Israeli defense chief indicates if Russia ships advanced missiles to Syria, they could be hit

JERUSALEM — Israel’s defense chief said Tuesday a Russian plan to supply sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles to Syria was a “threat” and signaled that Israel is prepared to use force to stop the delivery.

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

Israel has been lobbying Moscow to halt the sale, fearing the missiles would upset the balance of power in the region and could slip into the hands of hostile groups, including the Lebanese militia Hezbollah, a close ally of the Syrian regime.
Israel has carried out several airstrikes in Syria in recent months that are believed to have destroyed weapons shipments bound for Hezbollah. Israel has not confirmed carrying out the attacks.

The delivery of the Russian missiles to Syria could limit the Israeli air force’s ability to act. It is not clear whether Israeli warplanes entered Syrian airspace in these attacks.

Earlier this month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Russia to discuss the Syrian situation with President Vladimir Putin. The sides have said little about the talks, but the S-300s were believed to have been on the agenda more

Russian Yakhont missile

Originally published at the Gatestone Institute.

Russia is aggressively squaring off with an indecisive and rather meek West about Syria, and in the process, is also threatening to undermine Israeli efforts to ensure that Iran and Syria do not ship strategic weapons to Hizballah.

The Syrian civil war has become a dangerous and complex battle of multiple actors and their proxies: Sunni versus Shi’ite, Iran versus the Gulf states, al Qaeda versus Hizballah, and on a global scale, the United States versus Russia.

Moscow is trying to deter a potential U.S. or NATO-led initiative to set up a no-fly zone over areas of Syria, and is seeking to stop Western-led air strikes against chemical weapons sites.

Russia also seems concerned that recent air strikes in Damascus targeting Hizballah-bound guided Iranian missiles — strikes attributed by the foreign media to Israel — will pave the way to such an intervention.

Israel has no interest in getting involved in the Syrian civil war. Rather, it is looking out for the safety of millions of citizens, who already live in the shadow of some 80,000 Hizballah rockets, and would be threatened further by the transfer of precise, powerful missiles to Hizballah in Lebanon.

In recent days, Russia unleashed a flurry of moves to establish its support of Syria.

The Russian moves include: Declaring that it will proceed with deliveries of the advanced S-300 air defense system to Assad, mobilizing war ships to the eastern Mediterranean, and selling sophisticated surface-to-sea Yakhont missiles to Assad.

Moscow’s recent maneuvers might be more bluster than real — the S-300 has yet to be delivered, and Russia was in 2010 talked out of selling the formidable air defense system to Iran.

The threat, however, was serious enough for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to make an unscheduled trip last week to Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin. The two later held a press conference, repeating their public positions, but it is doubtful that those statements were a complete reflection of their private exchange.

Israel is opposed to Assad receiving the S-300 missile for several reasons: With its sophisticated radars and range of 200 kilometers, the S-300 can hamper Israel Air Force aircraft seeking to monitor Hezbollah in Lebanon. The system can also disrupt future Israeli efforts to intercept the transit of Iranian weapons to Hizbollah through Syria. Finally, Assad can choose to smuggle S-300 batteries to Hizbollah or Iran.

Should the S-300 fall into Iranian hands, the future potential mission of launching a military strike on Iran’s developing nuclear program would be more even more complex than it already is. Knowing that the S-300 was in Hizballah’s hands, and could target Israeli aircraft sent to stop it, would only boost the Shi’ite terror organization’s confidence to launch cross-border attacks on Israel. For these reasons, Jerusalem will find Russia’s delivery of such a system to Syria to be an intolerable development; it is safe to assume that Israel will act to prevent this from happening.

Similarly, the Russian Yakhont missiles already delivered to Syria threaten Israel Navy ships carrying out vital missions in the Mediterranean.

Behind closed-doors, intense diplomacy — including the sudden visit by CIA Director John Brennan to Israel — is underway to try and contain these developments, and prevent them from triggering further regional security deterioration.

Originally published at the Gatestone Institute.


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    • Begin reading this reply by first listening to this video and then read this below and it will all make a lot more sense.

      Yes, and its all been planned out in advance just like WW I, WW II and we are the designated losers of WW III, why do you think they are demoralizing our troops? To affect our military readiness, through more and more suicides, thats why. They are trying to get a revolution going at the same time, just like Russia in 1917 and Germany in 1933 when they over threw the “Constitutionally created Weirmacht Republic” and replaced it with the illegitimate grandson of Solomon Rothschild from Vienna, which was Hitler, and 2/3’s of his higher up leaders were Zionists placed under hitler by the international bankers. Hitler had 150,000 zionist troops that were assigned to guard the camps with their own people in it.

      But then they say in the protocols that Jews must be sacrificed to gain Palestine after the war. You know the people who have the sayng “AND BY DECEPTION WE WILL CONDUCT WAR”…. THAT IS WHY WE ARE BEGINNING TO LOOK JUST LIKE NAZI GERMANY AND PALESTINE. We better wake up and prepare for what is coming. If Afghanis’ can defeat these cowards, then we can too. Just lock and load and get ready, plan, find places to stash your food and arms. Gather intel, on supply lines to be disrupted, identify assets of these creeps, both hard assets and leaders within the community who work for them in the Fusia centers. Identify collaborators and take care of them. Lost you can do now while they are playing their games.

      In 2003, Bush Jr gave Israel billions of dollars of our tax money to build huge underground nuke hardened bunkers in Israel. Why? Because all of this has been planned out. They intend to use the WW III to genocide all palestinians while the khazar settlers from Russia are preserved, protected and taken care of underground, to become the new Israel with out any semtiic Jews or Muslims left. GENOCIDE is a Crime against humanity. Just watch and see which neighborhoods in every country will be nuked. I bet it will include anywhere there are Dispora Jews.

      He also gave Israel money to buy Petagonia in south america. Why? Why did BushJr, and Rev Moon, buy themselves thousands of acres of land in Paraguay back in around 2007? That is where they will relocate their people to and the holiest land on the planet in Israel, will be contaiminated for thousands of years which will kill all symbols of the Christian and Muslim religions. The temple will be built in Petagonia without interference from the murdered Christians or muslims. Remember, these same zionist khazars murdered 63 million Christians in Russia from 1917 on, they hate us…. You have no idea just how deep this goes with these PAGAN SATANIC KHAZARS. Its from South America they can finish their goal of global domination. Dont’ believe me? Just listen to this video with the words of Israel’s own leaders over many decades and many leaders over the course of their existance.

  2. When the S-300’s get there flood the syrian skies with drones. Each one of those S-300’s has got to cost a chunk of change. And if they won’t use them on the drones, then release the bombs from the drones on the missile sites. I think I’m getting S300itis. I wonder how these missiles of propaganda fair against a TR3B or the right arm of G-d?

  3. The ramifications of Russia’s hard ball position against Israel, added to other international pressure against Israel, will be met with a power that no one will be expecting! Do not back Israel into a corner! That being said, I wish not to see the globalists in their war games(crimes) in their persuit of the NWO timeline to finally get Iran! Hey, meanwhile as they award one another with another “peace” prize or “democracy” award – pathetic!! Perhaps this is how the Russians see globalists in thir game, perhaps they’ve had enough of the crap – who can blame them.

  4. May 29, 2013

    Russia Ready For War, Orders Thousands Of Troops To Border

    By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

    As has been expected since President Putin on 17 May ordered Russian military forces to “immediately move” from Local War to Regional War operational status and to be “fully prepared” to expand to Large-Scale War should either the US or EU enter into the Syrian Civil War, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is reporting today that thousands of Russian troops have been deployed in “full war mode” and that Israel is now a “major likely target” too.

    According to this report, the “surprise alert exercise” Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered last Thursday (24 May) for the Southern Military District involving four regiments of S-300 air defense systems troops combining 8,700 personnel, 185 warplanes and 240 armored vehicles are now positioned to enter into the Syrian War Zone “within hours” to begin offensive and defensive operations.

    Even worse, this report continues, Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) troops have likewise been ordered into the Syrian War Zone, including the much feared Zaslon Special Forces units, in order to prepare for the widening of this conflict into what could turn into World War III.

    According to all global military experts, this report says, Russia’s Zaslon Special Forces are “so shadowy they make ninjas look like amateurs” and their introduction into this conflict has shifted the balance of power to the point where the European Union (EU) lifted their long standing arms embargo for the radical Islamic rebels (who just hours ago pleaded with the West for immediate weapons shipments) and US President Obama ordered his military commanders to quickly give him a no-fly plan for Syria.

    Even though Russia slammed the EU’s plan to arm these Islamic rebels, it also stated that it will not cancel plans to deliver its advanced S-300 air-defence system to Syria despite Western opposition, thus enraging Israel which earlier today threatened an attack on Russian forces attempting to move them into the conflict zone.

    To how truly grim the situation has become for the Sunni-Western backed Islamic rebels attempting to overthrow the Assad regime was noted earlier today by a senior Israeli officer interviewed by the Debka File Intelligence News Service who put all these forebodings into words when he said: “A military and strategic catastrophe for the West and Israel is in full flight in Syria, and no one in Washington or Jerusalem is lifting a finger. Israel’s government and military heads never imagined that the Syrian war would take this turn. But we had better wake up at this eleventh hour – before it is too late.”

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