Tag Archive: Russia

A recent article that I came across indicated that Russia was selling Syria advanced anti-ship missiles call the P-800 which are supersonic cruise missiles.   Now to those of you that are not very good at geography I will explain why this is odd the Syrians would need advanced anti ship missiles. To the west of Syria is Lebanon which is on the Mediterranean sea and to the south of Lebanon is Israel in which they share a border.  Syria does have some access the Mediterranean sea but it is well north of Israel and Israeli patrol boats do not patrol north of Lebanon near the Syrian and Turkish border.

So the only logical conclusion is the Russians are selling these missiles to Syria so at some point they can be transferred to Hizbullah for use in the next war with Israel. In the previous war Hizbullah used a surface-to-sea missile to hit an Israeli ship so it seems Hizbullah through Syria maybe getting their hands on more advanced missile systems.  The signs are all around with these types of stories of Hizbullah arming in Southern Lebanon, Syria obtaining advanced weapons, and Hamas trying to get their hands on more weapons indicating the preparations for war are taking place.

I have posted a link to the article below:

Russia to supply Supersonic missiles to Syria, despite Israel protest



I had posted previously about a new alignment in the Middle East with Russia emerging as a new power broker and aligning themselves with the Islamic countries.  I just located several articles to prove my point. One states “Russia, Turkey becoming strategic partners-Medvedev (President of Russia) and “Medvedev looks to bring Syrian back into sphere of influence”. I have posted the links to the articles as well.

All nations look out for their own interest but as it was in the cold war when the Soviet Union sided with the Arab nations against Israel you now have the same situation going on again with Russia building alliances with Iran, Syria, and now Turkey.  I believe the end game is to deal with Israel once and for all in the minds of these countries. Look at the current U.S. position in regard to Jerusalem which as always been the jewish capital.  The U.S. is putting pressure on Israel to give the Palestinians East Jerusalem as their capital.   It is sad to say but until one side is utterly defeated all this drama will not end.  Just look at the example of North Korea, they were not totally defeated in the Korean war and look at the problems with that nation today.  If they had been defeated back in the 1950’s then maybe there would not be the problem of them developing ballistic missiles and sinking South Korean Naval Ships!!

It has been reported in the news that the United States has just made an agreement with Russia for a reduction in nuclear warheads to a level of 1,500.  These reductions have been taking place since the first START agreement signed in 1991 which each country had almost 10,000 warheads which was probably to many in the first place.  Overall, I believe a reduction in warheads is a good idea. I an all reality that is more than enough destroy Russia and vice versa.

But I wonder what these other countries like Iran and North Korea plan on doing? I mean like Iran for example, we are told they are trying to acquire Nuclear Weapons and if this is the case then we should keep more than enough to make sure they understand we have a deterrent in case they decide to use them or better yet give to some terrorists.  Obviously, in a case like Iran 1,500 warheads is enough for a deterrent, I just don’t think our country should reduce their arsenal to the point where one of these other countries think we are weak.  However, I would mainly worry that a country like Iran would try to give a nuclear weapon to a terrorist group, but it makes you wonder why it has not already happened?

I have two possible theories why I think this not happened: 1)We have done a good job with the help of other nations in trying to keep this from happening. 2)I also believe that a country like Iran has been told through back channels that if a terrorist group explodes a nuclear device here we would retaliate with nuclear weapon against them.  This in only a theory, but I think they know we mean it because look at Iraq!! We invaded them and didn’t have anything to do with 9/11 so I believe this is why Iran has not pursued this course of sharing nuclear technology with terrorist groups because they have some understanding the U.S. would probably do this.

Obviously, if the world was rid of nuclear weapons this would be a good thing, but until such day occurs we should keep more than enough to ensure the security of this country.

I have posted a link about the agreement.