.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

 The image “http://photos1.blogger.com/img/18/3404/640/NewsORamaLogo-rev1.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

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."
Comments: Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home
Current events with a sprinkle of opionion.


A prematurely crusty South Park Republican, with a raging addiction to internet news and current events.

Contact NewsORama:

powered by FreeFind

Daily light reading:

September 2004 / October 2004 / November 2004 / December 2004 / January 2005 / February 2005 / March 2005 / April 2005 / May 2005 / June 2005 / July 2005 / August 2005 / September 2005 / October 2005 / November 2005 / December 2005 / January 2006 / February 2006 / March 2006 / April 2006 / May 2006 / June 2006 / July 2006 / September 2006 /

Powered by Blogger