is the case with Russophrenia, that is a condition where the sufferer believes Russia is both about
to collapse, and take over the world. Since 2013, instances of this ailment
have reached epidemic-like proportions in certain parts of Washington, London and
Brussels. Israel and the US must run a tight routine to
present famed S-300s as a over-hyped and not really good AD complex while
simultaneously show its deadliness to both Israeli and US Air Forces. It is not
an easy task, it takes, as with any schizophrenia, an immense task to combine
two mutually exclusive opposites in one entity--this is the task for Orwellian
world only. And the attempts on doing this never ceased since April 13.
Obviously, the actuality on "the ground", so to speak, after missile strikes
on April 13 was such that it shook very many both in Israel and US--Syrian aged
AD turned out to be on the order of magnitude more effective than was expected
and that brings forth immediately this very issue of S-300s which are
generation or two newer than Syria's Osa, S-125s and S-200s.
fact, those Russian S-300s are so "not dangerous" and so "not
effective" and so represent "no danger" to vaunted IAF that
Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman promised today to destroy them
before they will become operational.
this stage I have to ask a question--are they really that dumb in Israel?
Israel long ago crossed the actual red line which was drawn for her by Putin in
his meetings with BiBi that at some point of time Israel will have to stop
bombing Syria, which, if they forgot both in Jerusalem and Washington, is an
independent state and has all rights which come with this independence,
including defense of own borders and airspace. Russia was more than
accommodating with Israel when delayed for years delivery of S-300s to Syria,
as was settled by the contract. In the end, Russia even dragged her feet until
recently with delivery of same S-300s to Iran--all under both requests and pressure
by Israel and combined West. Finally, the patience ran out and Tehran got
itself long awaited S-300s and Syria, it seems now, is about to get her
own--those "over-hyped" and "lacking in capability"
question, however, remains--if those S-300s are junk, as many claim, why so
much hysteria? Come on, let Russia deliver those measly incapable outdated
S-300s and then attack them again once they are operational and show the whole
world how inefficient they are, right? Well, not quite. At issue here is the
history, also well known to Israel, of Soviet/Russian produced Air Defense
Complexes which have a combat history and reputation simply unmatched in the
world. From Vietnam to Middle East wars, to recent events--even old Soviet
complexes, when properly integrated, provided excellent targeting and ECCM
"coverage", performed admirably. How will new systems perform? Let's
put it this way--Israel is getting increasingly bellicose and threatening
precisely for the reasons of knowing that S-300 will be able, in a well trained
hands, to close Syria's airspace for both Israeli Air Force and its stand-off
weapons. Well, the US will also feel even more restricted in Syria. But even
larger issue looms behind all this Israeli rhetoric--who gave Israel the right
to attack neighboring country, often under lame excuses and threat inflation?
That is the main issue, the rest is a derivative of Israel's habit, until
recently, to do what she wants in Syria's skies. As it seems now, this MO is
coming to an end. In the end, Russia may provide an umbrella until Syrian
S-300s are being deployed and then go fully operational--let the Israeli Air
Force deal with even "less capable", "junky" and
"inefficient" S-400. Those complexes are all hype, right?
related news, Donald Trump wants to leave Syria, again. Sure,
so one may expect new false flags and orders by the impressionable POTUS to
launch other attacks at Syria's non-existent "chemical weapons" and
other imaginary facilities which "produce" them. So, I think getting
Syrian AD their very own S-300s is a good idea. And who would believe any word
Trump gives. After all, it is Israel who runs US foreign policy. Remember the
took only 15 months. Make your own conclusions.