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Game on: Putin forced to deploy S-300 in Syria (Video)

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris break down Russia’s plan to effectively seal up Syria’s airspace in response to last week’s downing of a Russia IL-20 electronic reconnaissance plane. The United States, and specifically John Bolton, have warned Russia on its decision to deploy the S-300 system in Syria.

Meanwhile leaked photos circulating on the internet show the Russian Military has already begun the delivery of the S-300 to Syria.

The S-300 deployment may not be a checkmate moment in preventing hostile forces from striking Syrian targets but the deployment of Russian S-300 missile systems in Syria will make Israel think twice before striking targets in the country.

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Via Zerohedge


On Tuesday a series of leaked photos were posted online showing that the S-300 missile defense system may have already been delivered to Syria despite the Russian Ministry of Defense previously suggesting a roughly two week timeline.

As Al Masdar News reports, at least three photos were posted by Uralinform.Ru, showing the arrival of the Krasukha 4 electronic suppression of navigation and communication systems, touching down via Russian transport aircraft inside Syria on Monday night.

According to the author of the Russia-based publication, the Russian military has already delivered the S-300 hardware to Syria via a Russian-made aircraft from Mozdok Airport in the North Ossetian region. Likely the “leaked” photos are intentionally meant as public signaling to Israel that advanced S-300 deterrence is already fast being established.

On Tuesday the Russian outlet Uralinform.Ru published the “leaked” photos.

This comes after Russia early this week effectively declared a no-fly-zone over Latakia Province — which is the location of Russia’s Hmeymim airbase and the general area of last Tuesday’s large scale Israeli attack which resulted in a “friendly fire” downing of a Russian plane by Syrian missiles amidst the confusion.

On Monday Russian Senator and former Air Force commander Viktor Bondarev stated that Russia has established a no-fly-zone over Latakia after last week’s Israeli attack. “The establishment of a no-fly zone over the Russian military base in Latakia will prevent a repeat of the IL-20 aircraft tragedy,” Bondarev told the Russian Federation’s Council. He further declared that “it is necessary to announce that any unauthorized objects in the sky over Hmeimim Airport will definitely be eliminated.”

The Krasukha 4 electronic suppression equipment, shown in the below photos being unloaded at the Hmeymim Military Airport in Latakia province, is a key part of Russia’s “response” to Israel and its allies which was announced early on Monday. Russia’s MoD had promised that along with the S-300 anti-missile defense system, advanced electronic countermeasures would be installed in order to “suppress satellite navigation, onboard radar systems and communications of warplanes attacking targets on Syrian territory.”

Israel has long claimed to be acting primarily against Iran inside Syria, often firing from over “neutral” Lebanese airspace, but additional new electronic countermeasures to be erected along with the S-300 system will blanket the Syrian coastline, per RT:

The third measure announced by the Russian defense ministry is a blanket of electronic countermeasures over Syrian coastline, which would “suppress satellite navigation, onboard radar systems and communications of warplanes attacking targets on Syrian territory.”

Shoigu further said the measures are meant to “cool down ‘hotheads’ and prevent misjudged actions posing a risk to our service members.” 

He added that if attacked in spite of the countermeasures, the Russian military “would act in accordance to the situation.”

Meanwhile Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel will continue to strike Iranian targets inside Syria despite what will be vastly upgraded Syrian defenses. 

Netanyahu made the provocative statement before heading to the United States where he plans to meet with President Trump on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly .

“Israel has been very successful in the last three years in preventing Iran’s military buildup in Syria as well as its attempts to deliver lethal weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon,” Netanyahu said.

Netanyahu and Trump are expected to discuss Russia’s S-300 delivery to Damascus, something which US National Security Advisor John Bolton has called a “significant escalation” while appealing to Moscow to “reconsider”.

However, it appears Russia isn’t bluffing, and is likely already moving forward with delivery, as the photos suggest.

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A.F.
A.F.
September 27, 2018

Like he was ‘forced’to invade Donbass with 70 BUK-systems. One of them downed MH17.

Shahna
Shahna
Reply to  A.F.
September 27, 2018

Oh phuck off.

Normski1
Normski1
Reply to  A.F.
September 27, 2018

That’s complete rubbish – do some proper research or shut up!.

joris
joris
Reply to  A.F.
September 27, 2018

yaaaawn btw when the 21 trillion Orwellian debt state collapses Kiev will return to Russia

Neil
Neil
Reply to  A.F.
September 27, 2018

The Russians are so clever they can invade your country without leaving a shred of evidence.

Tom
Tom
Reply to  A.F.
September 27, 2018

More lying Bs from yet another brain dead anti Russian shill.
Poroshenko’s Ukronazi army downed MH17, moron.

You can call me AL
You can call me AL
Reply to  A.F.
September 28, 2018

Are you retarded or read CNN. What a nob (with a k).

Shaun Ramewe
Shaun Ramewe
Reply to  A.F.
September 28, 2018

One question only ~ that actually doesn’t require an answer…………….Why do people bother responding to your lying comments when they already know you write deceitful rubbish??

john vieira
September 27, 2018

About time…..

Shahna
Shahna
September 27, 2018

Guys …. there’s still east of the Euphrates….

You can call me AL
You can call me AL
Reply to  Shahna
September 28, 2018

Patience is a virtue; it’ll all come good.

Shahna
Shahna
Reply to  You can call me AL
September 28, 2018

AND the Golan Heights.

Walter Dublanica
September 27, 2018

Let’s face it, Russia is the new super power in the middle east. Russia has the Arabs/Iran/Pakistan and the U.S. has Israel.

spike
spike
September 27, 2018

it’s going to look incredibly bad for russia if the israeli f16s manage to destroy an s300 c2/fc vehicle when they launch a few harms at them

Neil
Neil
Reply to  spike
September 27, 2018

More likely, US and Shitrael will look bad when their F35s are shot down. Russia’s missile defence systems are awesome; that’s why everyone wants to buy them, and not US crap.

You can call me AL
You can call me AL
Reply to  Neil
September 28, 2018

I am British and pro-Russian / Syrian, but the guy does have a point, because that is what Israel swore to do.

They can either send so many missiles + duds to overwhelm it or special forces. The more intriguing part is what will happen next IF THEY MANAGED TO DO IT.

Wayne Blow
Wayne Blow
Reply to  You can call me AL
September 28, 2018

WELL I imagine they will be removed from the planet, like a pimple (spurt) !!!

George Hartwell
Reply to  You can call me AL
September 28, 2018

Obviously, that triggers the next level of escalation by Russia. We don’t know what that is, do we? Surprise.

Sean
Sean
Reply to  spike
September 27, 2018

Going to look a lot worse for Israel/USA when their F16s are shot down over Israhell, isn’t it, Einstein?

Wayne Blow
Wayne Blow
Reply to  spike
September 28, 2018

YOU’RE KIDDING OF COURSE ???

Neil
Neil
September 27, 2018

Let us not forget that Britain created Israel as a strategic project to dominate the ME following the Balfour Treaty in 1916. The US have been the blatant dickheads defending Israel at the UN, but Britain’s deep state has been the puppet-master all along.
Down with Israel!

Ric
Ric
Reply to  Neil
September 27, 2018

Like him or not Trump is working to END the deep state.Russia is in agreement on the matter

Shahna
Shahna
Reply to  Ric
September 28, 2018

Is that in between numbers 95 and 96 of his 121 drone bomb drops on civilians in 8 countries DAILY?

wiggins
wiggins
Reply to  Neil
September 28, 2018

The Rothshite ‘Deep State’………..

Shaun Ramewe
Shaun Ramewe
September 28, 2018

Watch for yet another desperately sneaky Zio-F-UK-US/Saudi/Turk false-flag chemical attack inside sovereign anti-terrorist pro-democracy resource-rich Syria all of a ‘convenient’ sudden now.

Shahna
Shahna
Reply to  Shaun Ramewe
September 28, 2018

And here’s me wondering if they’re banking on it……

George Hartwell
September 28, 2018

So, Russia speaks softly, carries a very big stick and calculates her moves very carefully. On the game board, Russia moves her pieces slowly and incrementally. It is now almost check mate.

igor
igor
September 28, 2018

Look forward to seeing dead israeli pilots 🙂

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