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Russia moves against US, Israel in deal to supply Syria with warplanes and weapons

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A MiG-29 fighter jet performs a maneuver as the Russian national flag flies in the foreground, during the MAKS-2009 international air show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, August 22, 2009.

Russia is to supply Syria with warplanes, defense apparatuses and military vehicles in a move that would irk Israel and the United States.

Head of Russia’s Federal Agency for Military Cooperation Mikhail Dmitriyev said on Friday that Moscow is contracted to sell Damascus MiG-29 fighter jets, Pantsyr short-range air defense systems and armored vehicles, Russian media reported.

The announcement comes shortly after Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Damascus — the first-ever visit to Syria by a Russian head of state.

The arms transfer is expected draw the ire of the United States which has recently extended its sanctions against Syria for another year.

Israel, which along with the US, has accused Syria of supplying Russian-made Scud missiles to Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement, is likely to have a similar reaction.

Damascus, Beirut and the resistance movement have rejected the claims.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem have drawn a parallel between the accusations and Washington’s claim that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction which was used as the main pretext for the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

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5 Responses to " Russia moves against US, Israel in deal to supply Syria with warplanes and weapons "

  1. Vlad says:

    just business. wot’s wrong?

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  2. Patrick says:

    Russia, give the people a way to defend themselves from the Jewish Master Race

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  3. True America says:

    Russia ,wtf, ha.ha,russia wants to supply more girls .They might be to old for the scum here .Allah lovers like them young as eight and russia says no

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  4. Bill Sinclair says:

    Israel has hundreds of nukes. If you were neighbors with Israel I would want hundreds of nukes. I would want them to know that I could destroy them. All they understand is brute force. They are bastards and have already threatened to bomb European cities if they were to be attacked by Russia. They threaten German, French and Spanish cities if someone else attacks them. They know how much they are hated.

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  5. Boris says:

    Israel is a colony. Afganistan is a colony. Iraq is a colony. Saudi Araba is a colony. is something adding up? America, an oppressive zionist reigm that controls its population with fluoride poision and controlled media lies is an empire with 800 military bases and 1,800 military interventions since 1776.

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