Tuesday, December 06, 2005

RUSSIA SELLS MISSILES TO IRAN

From the International Herald Tribune:
Russia has struck a deal to provide Iran with short-range, surface-to-air missiles, Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said Monday. He defended the deal, saying that the weapons system was purely defensive.

Russian media reported Friday that Russian and Iranian officials had signed various weapons contracts in November worth a billion dollars that would send up to 30 Tor-M1 missile systems to Iran over the next two years.

"A contract for the delivery of air defense Tor missile systems to Iran has indeed been signed," Ivanov said in comments broadcast by the state channel Rossiya, without giving further details.
Defensive, yes -- as in Iran using them to defend against Israeli or American fighters, intent on wiping out Iran's nuclear capabilities. Four nuclear powers, going hot in the skies over Iran.

A world singing in perfect harmony? It was all a daydream.

1 comment:

John Stone said...

Wally Greer (old F-16 driver) and I have been discussing this in relation to the IAF building the F-16 I.

We have also looked at the sat pics of the site and have decided that taking that reactor out will be one hell of a job. The Israelies can do it as a suicide mission. But the more sure way to do it is for *US* to do it as a B-2 mission with GPS weapons.

Either way ... our fingerprints are going to be all over it. And we have no legitimatancy in international diplomacy anymore to prevent them from doing it.

Sad ... a fallout from the neocons shaking their dicks at the rest of the world.