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Russia to supply Syria with S-300 anti-missile system
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Published: 24.09.18, 13:01
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1. If Gen K tells his lies often enough,Russian people may
Alan ,   SA   (09.24.18)
believe him... He should know that in this day and age everything is on computer and videoed...A similar lie story was in Salisbury UK.... Any person taking a walk in any major UK city is videoed tens or hundreds of times.
2. Putin has been funding antisemites in Iran and Europe
(09.24.18)
for quite some time. Israelis were turning blind eye to it, hoping that Putin will help them with Syria and Iran. But Putin is not willing to help anyone but himself. KGB is back and Israelis should be less naive, when dealing with him.
3. I hope IAF knows how to defeat all these S-[0-9]00 and
leo ,   usa   (09.24.18)
protect its airplanes.
4. Very proper answer to prevent Assad playing his games
Mr.Reason ,   Berlin   (09.24.18)
Israel needs to maintain good relations with Russia.This is a very proper answer to get the Syrians tools so they can make sure Russian armed forces can not be harmed by insufficient Syrian air defense, which gives them the excuse to shoot down Russian airplanes and blame it on Israel.
Israel should stop attacking secondary targets and complicating a difficult situation. Means must be developed how in cooperation with Russia to make sure that Iranians stay out of Syria, Lebanon. These means must not endanger neither Russians, nor other allied forces.
The opinions of the brain washed US population is not secondary, its irrelevant. Sitting behind the oceans and giving Israelis suggestions how better to fight the Russians is reckless, mildly described.
5. Once again Israel is US Arms proxy vs Russia‚Äôs
DejaVu ,   Jerusalem   (09.24.18)
Putin is our enemy
6. My bet is that Russia will not give irresponsible Syrians
Steve Benassi ,   Minneapolis USA   (09.24.18)
advanced weapons.

First weapons need to be delivered, then installed and then find competent Russians to train competent Syrians.

This could take months if not a couple of years and even then Russia cannot be sure that Syrians will operate the system properly.
7. Never trust the Russians
K ,   US   (09.24.18)
This relationship always seemed weird, I am guessing Netanyahu liked the photo-ops with Putin
8. Third lebanon war is here
Juha ,   Bosotn   (09.24.18)
Israel won't tolerate Iran smuggling rockets into Lebanon. Attacking Russian owned and Russian-operated S-300 in Syria would be unwise for a variety of good reasons. Consequently, as much as it pains me to say it, the time has come for a third Lebanon war. It won't be easy, and by the time the dust settles south Lebanon will be no more, possibly with a decent chunk of southern Syria. Also, I think Assad is gone. He just destroyed the last reason to let him live.
9. Unable to identify? Ridiculous, ever hear of the IFF?
Juha   (09.24.18)
"Russian officials also added that Syria's outdated S-200 systems weren't sophisticated enough to identify the Russian plane as a friendly one."

This is completely ridiculous. The first IFF systems (identifying Friend or Foe) were implemented in 1939. Russian aircraft had them in the 1950s. Do they really expect us to believe this?
10. DOES NOT LOOK TOO GOOD FOR ISRAEL
oleg ,   Florida   (09.24.18)
SOVIET/RUSSIAN SAMS BLED ISRAEL FOR A LONG TIME. S-300 IS A VERY POWERFUL SYSTEM IF THEY SHOOT ENOUGH MISSILES AT ANY GIVEN AIRCRAFT THEY WILL SHOOT DOWN SOME.ISRAELI JETS. THEY ROOSKIS HAVE DEVELOPED S-400 AND S-500 WITH VERY POWERFUL WARHEADS. THEY DON'T HAVE TO HIT THE JET DIRECTLY TO TAKE IT DOWN ONLY CLOSE BY.
11. Arsenal of weapons/weapons-race.
Sjoerd van der Velde ,   Hoorn Holland   (09.24.18)
Also in this case more and more (nuclear-) weapons easily can lead to a next (world-)war. Let us beware of that and take proper measures, to avoid that, not only for Israel, but also for the rest of our humankind, on our planet Earth.
12. Very expensive radars and rockets
MadDad ,   Johannesburg   (09.24.18)
13. Be prepared to lose a lot more Russian planes and crews
Gee ,   Zikron Yaakov   (09.24.18)
Russian SAM systems are bias toward shooting down Russia aircraft according to their own Defense Ministry.

What could go wrong? Russian SAMs designed to shoot down Russian aircraft, piloted by Russian crews, with Islamofascists trained by Russians. The Russian government may surpass Israel in distributing Russian plane parts across the Middle East
14. The athoritarian regime can't admit that this could be it's
Oleg ,   Wisconsin   (09.24.18)
own military mistake or incompetence or both
It also can't admit this could be a simple provocation from Syria and Iran so called Russia allies to drag Russia into the war.
Admitting this would be the end of authoritarian regime.
Putin is KGB operative how and who in the whole world can trust him personally?
15. Even more proper answer
Real Reason ,   Berlin   (09.24.18)
Why should means be developed with the Russians to keep Iran out of Syria?

Allegedly we have good relations, and still Iran has been operating the entire time while these good relations have existed. Iran does a lot of the foot work in Syria, and you think Russia could, or even wants to develop means to keep them out? Whose going to do the ground work if the Iranians are out? Russia wants to send in soldiers, so Syrian elements against Assad can send them corpses for body bags? You think only anti-Assad elements die in this war?

Russia has its interests, and yes, team work is very important, and Israel and Russia should be friends, just as Israel should be friends with the US, but most importantly, but don't sell ideas that are not realistic.

Israel is not keeping Assad in power, Iran and Russia are.

Israel attacking is the only way to stop Iran, which won't respond to soft power.

I truly hope what you've stated was done with pure intentions, because otherwise, it is cynical manipulation on your part to both ensure Israel does not maneuver militarily, while dangling promises that are not feasible. Stop selling thin air.

A serious question to you, instead of saying Israel should do this, or Israel should do that, why don't you tell me how Russia would keep Iran out of Syria? So far, Israel ensures that by military strikes. Speak specific, not in loose and non-committal terms.
16. Situation cries out for muscular US/ NATO response
Rafi ,   US   (09.24.18)
where is it? Trump too busy controlling fires @ home?
17. go for the jugular
(09.24.18)
Let them install the defence system. When the next attempted weapon shipment from Iran comes, destroy the S-300 first and kick the Mullahs, Hisballahs, and Bolshevicks asses out of Syria.
18. MORE RUSSION ROCKETS FOR SYRIAN USE AGAINST RUSSIAN PLANES
Ezekiel Haim ,   London   (09.24.18)
The incompetent Syrian air force will use S300 to down more Russian planes.Is the Russian army really going to hand such rockets into careless incompetent Syrian Hands.They will next be downing civilian aircraft's just like Russian allies in east Ukraine.God help Russia.
19. quality & effectiveness rating of this Russian system?
Cameron   (09.24.18)
20. Eastern Mediterranean does not belong to Russia
C   (09.24.18)
russia is threatening the use of electronic warfare in the eastern mediterranean.

russia's arrogance has no end. russia continues to conquer and colonise
various foreign territories, including parts of ukraine.

now russia has threatened to use electronic warfare in the eastern
mediterranean. russia uses the excuse that their spy plane was shot
down. russia blames israel, but in fact russian supplied missiles
shot down the ilyushin-20.
now it would seem that the spy plane was shot down deliberately
by russian military operating out of syria.
the kremlin wanted an excuse to start a cyber warfare near syria.
putin was getting frustrated with israel's success in thwarting
the transfer of iranian weapons from iran to its proxies through
syrian territory.
putin did not want to start a direct war with israel, such being too
dangerous. but putin is more than happy to wage indirect
war against israel.
21. Russian S-300 will be defeated.
C   (09.24.18)
putin is way too power hungry.
22. iT IS CERTAINLY BAD NEWS FOR iSRAEL
Shela Ramon ,   Tel Aviv   (09.25.18)
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