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Tuesday, December 20, 2005
  Diggin a hole: Ruskie Style
Not content to sell weapons systems capable (on paper) of downing US fightercraft, the Russians are now picking a side in the upcoming US Military 'tour' of Syria.During OIF we had Russian 'technicians' working with their Iraqi counterparts on weapons systems and counter-measures, up to and during the offensive portion of the war.
Russian hardware does not have a good track record when confronting the might of the US armed forces. That however has not deterred the Russians from fleecing worried Dictator after worried Dictator with their shoddy wares.
However there will come a day when Russian hardware will be responsible for the death or injury of US military personnel and if you don't have someone like The Bent One to cover it up, well, that will be a day to watch the chips and see where they fall.

The last word on this; The Russians need to choose a side in the WoT. They have suffered as greviously as any country, yet they continue to coddle dictators and terror sponsoring nations.
RIA Novosti - Russia - Russia to take Syria's side if conflict with U.S. arises - Russian MPs: "MOSCOW, December 20 (RIA Novosti) - Russia will take Syria's side if charges against Syrian officials with involvement in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri cause a conflict between the United States and Syria, two Russian parliamentary members said Tuesday.

'If Russia is to choose between its two strategic allies, it will undoubtedly take Syria's side,' said Shamil Sultanov, a coordinator of an inter-faction association, Russia and the Islamic World: A Strategic Dialogue.

Nikolai Leonov, a member of parliament's security committee, who had recently visited Syria along with Sultanov and other MPs, said it was primarily beneficial for the U.S. to accuse Syria of murdering Hariri. 'Indeed, Syria is an excellent oil corridor with access to deep-water Mediterranean ports. Besides, this is a good pretext to distract the world community's attention from the events in Iraq,' the MP said.

Leonov said earlier that he was concerned that Syria could face the Iraqi scenario."
 
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