Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Russia to Deliver S-300 Missiles to Assad Regime to Prevent Foreign Intervention
You know... Sometimes I really just hate Moscow with every fiber in my being.
This is one of them.
It is bad enough the Russians have been covering for Bashar al-Assad's brutal regime the past two years, and by default over 80,000 dead civilians as a result of the Syrian government's crackdown on dissidents and harsh conduct of their never ending civil war, but now they're just crossing the line and pissing me off.
Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov announced Moscow will deliver S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Assad's regime in order to "stabilize" possible foreign intervention into the rogue state and prevent outside forces from intervening (question: are not the Russians intervening on Assad's behalf? I digress...)
The S-300 is reportedly one of the more potent and effective anti-aircraft missiles in use today, with the capability to both track 100 separate incoming targets and simultaneously fire on 12. They require zero maintenance as they are sealed upon completion and ready for use at any time.
And now Damascus is going to have these missiles pointed towards Tel Aviv in case the Israeli's attack, Istanbul to keep an eye on NATO and Turkish warplanes and the Mediterranean Sea if the U.S., Great Britain or other Western powers finally get the nerve to take action.
Just freaking wonderful.
I hate Russia.