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Attack Iran, Another Wolf cries S-300

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Was the collapse of the Soviet Union good for anybody?

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We (the West) fought tooth and nail with a lot of dirty tricks to bring the Soviet Union to its knees. Often the chant was: ‘free the Jews’, but there was a general cacophony of propaganda at the terrible Soviets. Somewhat akin to todays dread of the Islamic Jihadists.

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Since the collapse, Russia seems to have resurfaced, and is now in the crosshairs for aligning itself with Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran and the Central Asian states. There is a sense that this policy is at a state of no return. Perhaps Putin, like a chess player, visualised Russia’s reassertion many years ago. No doubt he was assisted by the apparent buffoonery of the Neocons.

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Georgia was the pivotal turning point, when the US seemed helpless to do anything of assistance. Now the US is asking for clarification if Russia is supplying Iran with the advanced anti air missile system S-300. It also puts Israel on the spot (and I wonder if ‘The West’ is but a euphemism for ‘Israel’).

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There will be Hawks who would like to attack Iran before the missile system is deployed, and before Obama gets in. The same Hawks who supported Georgian aggression and the 06 attack on Lebanon. If only they could get India to attack Pakistan, it would set the perfect diversion, this is the mentality of the Hawks: the Neocons. In fact their games don’t work anymore. And their games might be apparent through what the MSM is yelling.

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It all reminds me of an Osho Tarot card. A farmer makes a pact with God that it will only rain when the farmer asks for rain. And so for a whole season God complied. The wheat grew very very tall. But it had no nutrition. And this reminds me of the Hawks wanting to be in complete control, (they might well also think they have a pact with God).

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ps. What if there is no India Pakistan diversion? Well then what about Xmas Eve? Or New Years eve? Georgia happened when the Olympics opened. Mumbai happened on Thanksgiving. Always when people are near the TV.

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This excerpt is from the Iranian PressTV web site:

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US wants Russia’s word on S-300
Tue, 23 Dec 2008 18:26:12 GMT

President Dmitry Medvedev (R) says US opposition to Russia’s arms sales to Iran is aimed at sidelining Moscow in the global arms market.
Washington says it seeks clarification from Moscow on whether it is selling an advanced surface-to-air missile defense system to Tehran.

“We have repeatedly made clear at senior levels of the Russian government that we would strongly oppose the sale of the S-300,” State Department spokesman Robert Wood said Monday.

His remarks came after Russia’s state arms exporter said Monday that it is supplying Iran with defensive weapons, including surface-to-air missiles. The exporter, however, stopped short of confirming whether sophisticated S-300 missiles would be sent to the country.

An unnamed Russian military source later claimed that the S-300 missiles as well as S-300PMU1 systems — which has a longer range than that of older versions — are both being prepared for delivery to Iran.

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The following is from The Israeli web site Debka, commonly referred to as close to Israeli intelligence:

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US: Russia’s S-300 missile sale to Iran marks Israel’s decision point
DEBKAfile Special Report
December 23, 2008,

An American military intelligence official says Russia’s sale of S-300 long-range missiles to Iran presents a “decision point for Israel, since once the anti-aircraft system is in place it could deter any strike” against Iran’s nuclear sites. In this first gloomy statement, the American source did not rule out such a strike but implied it would be more difficult.

State department spokesman Robert Wood said Monday, Dec. 22: “We have repeatedly made clear that we would strongly oppose the sale of S-300.” US officials warned the missiles installed within Iran’s borders could reach American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and shift the Middle East military balance of power.

DEBKAfile’s military sources draw two conclusions from the Russian official’s comment: One, that Moscow first sold Tehran a short-range air defense system and is now following up with the long-range S-300 to round off the full range of its air defenses; and two, a sales pitch is advising the Arab regimes to count on Russia – rather than America – to look after their defensive requirements for important strategic sites just like Iran. The same message was conveyed by the gift of 10 MiG-29 fighter jets Moscow made to Lebanon earlier this month.

The Russian government’s actions refute the soothing assurance by its Tel Aviv ambassador who denied Moscow planned a missile transaction with Iran or had begun deliveries.

Source

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Written by morris

December 23, 2008 at 10:07 pm

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