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Russia, Syria team up against Israel

by Kent Covington
Posted 9/25/18, 10:39 am

Russia said it is sending advanced missile defense systems to the Syrian government, a move the United States warns would be a “major mistake.” The Russian Defense Ministry said it would deliver sophisticated S-300 air defense systems to Syria within the next two weeks. Earlier in the Syrian civil war, Russia suspended a supply of S-300s after Israel expressed concern. But Moscow will now go ahead with the shipment, saying, “The situation has changed, and it’s not our fault.” Last week, Syria accidentally shot down a Russian military plane during an Israeli airstrike. Moscow blamed Israel for the incident. U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said the delivery of S-300s signified a “significant escalation” of already high tensions in the region.


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Comments

  • news2me
    Posted: Tue, 09/25/2018 03:25 pm

    I wonder if it was a set-up.

    It doesn't look good. But I say we still support Israel. 

  • OldMike
    Posted: Wed, 09/26/2018 12:06 am

    Russia and Syria (and others) may think they will be fighting against Israel. If there is a fight, I believe it will be the Hosts of Heaven they fight against. 

    No question in my mind about the outcome of that. 

  • JOHN MCGREW
    Posted: Wed, 09/26/2018 09:53 am

    How is supplying better defenses against Israel's constant offensive strikes 'teaming up against?'  Your bias is showing.  Russia and Assad protect christians, Israel persecutes them. Whose side are you on?  Christian leaders in Syria say without Putin and Assad, they would all be dead, but then, they are Orthodox, not Baptists.  Your erroneous eschatology may be leading you astray.

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