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BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – In a recent interview with RIA Novosti, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated among several topics that Russia is no longer bound by moral duty to deny allied Syrian forces access to its game-changing S-300 strategic air defense system.

The Russian FM stated that, until now, Syria’s military had been denied access to the weapon because certain other nations thought that this would disturb the sensitive balance of diplomatic-military relations in the Middle East. He explained:

‘We [Russia] promised not to do it around a decade ago at the request of our partners, and we took into consideration their argument that this would destabilize the situation, despite this [S-300] being a purely defensive system. We heeded their call.’

However, in light of recent events (namely the US-led missile strike on Syria), ‘now we [Russia] have no such moral obligation,’ Lavrov said concluding the matter, somewhat signalling that the Syrian military may soon receive S-300 systems.

Source material: Sputnik

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That should beef up the entertainment in Eastern Syria!

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I hope it will be more considered for NW : Turkey is a bigger problem…
Get popcorn ready…

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Nutteyajoo is reaching for the toilet roll, express a colitis symptoms from jooish owned international MSM

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Cyriak Papasissis

The real cause of this decision is rather the last Israeli aerial attack on the T-4 airbase , when 14 were killed. The Israelis apparently crossed a red line there , Shoygu protested immediately that the attack violated some understandings Russia had reached with Israel. Subsequently Israel attacked again T-4 , but apparently all 9 missiles fired were intercepted.

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If all 8 (not 9) missiles had been intercepted, there would have been zero casualties.

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You must understand that he means that in the second attack all were intercepted while the casualties were in the first one.

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Don’t understand why Russia would knuckle under to Israelis pressure in the first place. Seems to me they had moral obligation to arm Syria so they can defend themselves. They are selling the S-400 to the nut in Turkey.

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600k Israelis are Russians too and it GREATLY helps for hi-tech technology transfers in both ways, directly or indirectly (e.g. through India).
Took 10 years to deliver S-300 to Iran… Turkey still has its S-400 to be delivered… And Putin is also building a pipeline and nuke plants in Turkey… S-400 ain’t alone in the package and can’t integrate the westen built Turkish IADS.

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You must also remember that this was 10 years ago, before the attacks on Syria began, when Obama first took power. The Russians entertained the notion that this would cause an escalation of tensions at the time. They now realize it was all for naught, as the west used their desire for peace as a tactic for subjugation. Apparently, that is now at an end.

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About god-damned time! Finally, the most advanced version of S-300 I presume goes to Syria. I hope they get as much or even more then what they need to secure a full defense of Syrian airspace and even further, no more terrorist jets flying over Lebanon either!

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It seriously depends of what radars are are coming with…
Actually, S-200D with serious seeker upgrades can do mostly the same job if fitin cannister on multiple mobile ramps and solid fuel replacing the liquid one.

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This is another example of President Putins successful strategy to oppose an large alliance of the depraved.

He uses incremental steps to ratchet up the systems he has to offer in a ‘ every action has a reaction’ strategy.

Israel .US/UK/France have increasingly demonstrated to the world how venal and violent they are and much of the world is now taking notice of this.

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There are NO good guys in this sad story, unfortunately…

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There plenty of good guys in all countries but we are in a period where very few are in positions of influence.

Generally speaking, s**t breeds s**t , criminals employ criminals and those currently in power in the American Orbit are degenerate and venal criminals.

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The west and Israel will never learn. Putin knew this would come…he just waited for the Zionist criminals to ‘force’ him to do it. This, like all the escalations, backstabbing and lies has gotten them to this point. Now their ‘security’ is in jeopardy and they can thank themselves. Their ‘superiority’ is now but a wisp of memory. What will chicken$hit nutty threaten everyone with now?…and don’t forget nutbag, Iran owes you a favor too. Your doo doo is getting deep.

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What “moral obligations” is Lavrov talking about? The “moral obligations” to be subservient to the West or “moral obligations” to ensure the regional military superiority of Israel that shamelessly occupies Syrian territory and Palestine. This statement by Lavror reveals the double game Russia has been playing. Hopefully, they have changed their policy.

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Actually, Israel is only “occupying” a place formerly know as “Jewish Palestine”, while “Arab Palestine” AKA Kingdom of Jordan is occupied by the Achemite state. Syria (and Lebanon) were built in Former French mandate, Golan Heights was part of former Brit mandate. Palestine is a region, never ever in history was there any Palestinian state and their leaders act so stupid that it’s likely to never happen. Moreover, 1 century ago, there were only between 10,000 and 15,000 Arabs in ‘Jewish Palestine’ and 5,000 were imported by Turks to build a railroad in 1902… Never questioned yourself which magic stick… Read more »

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You mix Muslin living there and in the tax registers. Arab means vagrants in older documents. Versus Hadari = sedentary. You mean Hashemite. They were Kings of some areas there including Trans-Jordan. Because they are descendants of Mohammed. Prince Zaid of UN is of the Iraq branch. Your calculations do not matter even if they were imported – the Arabs have legally migrated there. France and the UK did not have the right to sell their Arab allies land to their Zionist allies to get the victory in WW I financed in return. Countless wars including WW II came from… Read more »