Warns it will not tolerate western powers crossing a “red line”
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, November 24, 2011
We now know what those six Russian warships that reportedly entered Syrian territorial waters last week were carrying. Aside from representing a show of strength to discourage NATO powers from launching a military attack, on board were Russian technical experts ready to help Damascus set up a sophisticated missile defense system sold to them by Moscow.
“Russian warships that have reached waters off Syria in recent days were carrying, among other things, Russian technical advisors who will help the Syrians set up an array of S-300 missiles Damascus has received in recent weeks, a report in the London-based Arabic language Al Quds-Al Arabi said Thursday. Citing sources in Syria and Russia, the paper said that Moscow sees a Western attack on Syria as a “red line” that it will not tolerate,”reports Arutz Sheva.
The S-300 missiles, which according to the report will be used to “deflect a possible attack by NATO or the U.S. and EU,” are long range surface-to-air missiles developed by Russia in 1979 for the purpose of protecting large industrial and military bases from enemy attack aircraft and cruise missiles.
The system is widely regarded as one of the most powerful anti-aircraft arrays in modern warfare, having the ability to track up to 100 targets and engage 12 at any one time. Russia recently tried to sell the same system to Iran but the transaction was halted after pressure from the U.S. and Israel.
Arming Syria with such a proficient means of aerial defense would obviously not bode well for any prospective “no fly zone” being planned by western powers. Reports have been circulating this weekthat fighter jets from Turkey and other Arab states would soon enter Syrian airspace under “humanitarian” pretenses with logistical aid from the United States.
“Along with the missiles, the report says that Russia has installed advanced radar systems in all key Syrian military and industrial installations. The radar system also covers areas north and south of Syria, where it will be able to detect movement of troops or aircraft towards the Syrian border. The radar targets include much of Israel, as well as the Incirlik military base in Turkey, which is used by NATO,” states the report.
French foreign minister Alain Juppé yesterday assured Syrian opposition forces that NATO powers are planning to launch a military intervention by imposing “humanitarian corridors or humanitarian zones” in the name of protecting civilians from the alleged abuses of the al-Assad regime.
The prospect of air strikes being launched under a “humanitarian” banner are seen as increasingly likely given the fact that the aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush has been moved to the Syrian coast in recent days having left its traditional theater of operations just off the Straits of Hormuz.
Tensions also escalated yesterday after the U.S. Embassy in Damascus urged its citizens to leave Syria “immediately,” while Turkey’s foreign ministry told its citizens to avoid traveling through the country on their return home from Saudi Arabia.
As we have previously noted, attacking Syria could merely be an entrée for an assault on Iran because Tehran has promised to defend its ally.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.
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Is Benny a Liar? that is nothing new !!!
Thanx for the heads up Vincent
Your welcome, Maria. I thought I would share this comment from someone who has analyzed this situation:
"We get the powers over us that we've earned collectively. Humanity, as
a whole, is self-interested, shallow, ignorant, violent and immoral;
small wonder, therefore, that our leaders (secret or otherwise)
You want better leaders, become better people.
I believe that our background and circumstances may have influenced
who we are, But, we are responsible for who we become."
But we are responsible for who we become ... great truth indeed !
Let's also keep these related bits in the back of our minds:
I must ask: Is this the real reason for the new tensions:
and the related:
And a little history:
And this because I just like it:
(By the way, it is already being disappeared by YouTube...so better save it while you can)
Thank You ! ... or should I say Спасибо ?
Probably all of the above and more
WE ARE THE TERRORISTS !! They are not fighting for our freedom thats total nonsense & NWO controlled media propaganda!! they are carrying out the subtle masonic NWO Iluminati theft, of Lithium gas herion and copper in Afghanistan and Oil, Gas & MONEY & land in Iraq. (forward operations base/ fortress city called the embassy) The only reason the west is under any threat is because of our sustained occupations of far off lands & the mass murder of farmers peasants etc. Even the soldiers are waking up to this!