Venezuela Military Deploys S-300 Missiles Following Russian Troop Arrival

25 March 2019 — Greanville Post

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Following the major weekend development of Moscow unambiguously asserting its ‘red line’ concerning potential US military intervention in Venezuela, for which Russia sent a military transport plane filled with Russian troops which landed in Caracas Saturday, new satellite images reveal a major deployment of S-300 air defense missile systems to a key airbase south of Caracas.

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REVEALED: Israel’s IDF Used Passenger Airliners as Cover During Christmas Day Attack on Damascus

26 December 2018 — 21st Century Wire

Yesterday, Israel carried out an unprovoked Christmas Day attack against Syria. According to reports citing the Russian Ministry of Defense, six Israeli F16 fighters violated neighboring Lebanese airspace and while passing over Sidon, fired 16 laser-guided GBU-39 bombs towards targets in and around the capital city of Damascus, 14 of which were intercepted by Syrian air defense systems. 

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Israel’s Christmas Attack on Syria Wasn’t Surprising but It Revealed an “Inconvenient Truth” About Russia’s S-300s Anti-Air Missiles By Andrew Korybko

26 December 2018 — Global Research – Eurasia Future

[I don’t happen to agree with this analysis as it seems that existing  armaments integration into the Russian defence network took out 14 of the 16 missiles that Israel fired (illegally) from Lebanon’s air space. Be that as it may, there’s still the issue of Russia’s relationship to the rogue state Israel. It surely must lead to conflicts given the way Israel has and still does act toward Syria. WB]

All the pieces were in place for it to happen sooner than later, but striking Syria on Christmas night sent a terrifying message that’s sure to backfire against “Israel” but will probably also get people to wonder why the S-300s didn’t deter this from happening in the first place. 

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Implication of creating a modern integrated management of the Syrian air space By Valentin Vasilescu

8 October 2018 — VoltaireNet

The new Russian system of integrated management of data on the Syrian battlefield, is not uniquely conceived to prevent Israeli aggressions. It also makes it impossible for the United States and France to provide air support for their illegal bases in Syria. This is why, anticipating defeat, Ambassador James Jeffrey has called for US occupation forces to be withdrawn.

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Russia is going to apply a total no fly zone in Syria By Valentin Vasilescu

29 September 2018 — Voltaire Network

While the international press is asking questions on the number and version of the S-300 missiles that will be delivered in two weeks to Syria, Valentin Vasilescu is more interested in the Russian anti-air set up. This is involves applying a total no-fly zone to the Westerners (Israeli included). Nothing more, nothing less. Continue reading

S-300’s to Syria Sets the Stage for the Standoff to End By Tom Lungo

28 September 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation

In the game of power politics, appeasement always ends in tears. Once you commit to a path you have no option but to see it through to its fullest end or fold when the stakes rise beyond an acceptable level.

Vladimir Putin responded to Israel’s betrayal by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with the only move he could make short of touching off World War III, crossing the US/Israeli red line of giving S-300 missile defense systems to Syria and upgrading their anti-missile technology and integration to the point of creating, what The Saker is calling, “a de facto no-fly zone” over Western Syria, Lebanon, Israel and the Eastern Mediterranean.

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S-300 for Syria: the United Kingdom, France and Israel will no longer be able to fly over Syrian territory

28 September 2018 — Voltaire Net

In two weeks time, the Russian Federation will hand over to Syria, S-300anti-air defense batteries, and modern systems for automated control for anti-air command posts. This equipment has until now only been available in the Russian military installations in Syria.

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Russia and the Taming of the Israelis By Israel Shamir

27 September 2018


Russia’s unexpected decision to supply Syria with S-300 surface-to-air missile systems and to integrate Syria’s air defence within the Russian command calls for a quick reassessment of our views. It turned out that Russia is able to learn and respond in an unanticipated way. Yes, in the immediate aftermath of the Il-20 downing, the Russian reaction had been weak. The Russians agreed with Israelis that the plane had been hit by a Syrian S-200 missile. They provided the Israeli military with an opportunity to offer and defend their version of events, while Putin spoke of a “tragic chain of events”, apparently exculpating his Israeli partner. Continue reading

Russia will establish an unofficial no-fly zone over Syria

24 September 2018 — The Saker

Today Defense Minster Shoigu announced measures which went far beyond what I had hoped for.  Specifically, Shoigu has announced that Russia will:

  1. Supply S-300 air defense systems (with a 250km range) to the Syrians in the next two weeks.
  2. Russia will deliver advanced automated air defense management systems which will *dramatically* increase the Syrian air defense capabilities and prevent future “friendly fire” incidents.
  3. Russia will use her electronic warfare capabilities to suppress satellite navigation, onboard radar systems and communications of warplanes attacking targets on Syrian territory in the regions over the waters of the Mediterranean Sea bordering with Syria.

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Russia Beefs Up Syria’s Air Defenses – Tells “Hotheads” To Cool Down By Moon of Alabama

24 September 2018 — Moon of Alabama

The Russian Minister of Defense today announced some of the measures to be taken in Syria in response to last weeks destruction of its electronic warfare plane with 15 airmen on board. Yesterday the Russian MoD held Israel responsible for the incident.

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