Russia Arms Syria With Ballistic Missiles

World News Daily – by REZA KAHLILI

Hours after NATO agreed on Tuesday to send Patriot missiles to Turkey because of the crisis in Syria, Russia delivered its first shipment of Iskander missiles to Syria.

The superior Iskander can travel at hypersonic speed of over 1.3 miles per second (Mach 6-7) and has a range of over 280 miles with pinpoint accuracy of destroying targets with its 1,500-pound warhead, a nightmare for any missile defense system.

According to Mashregh, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard media outlet, Russia had warned Turkey not to escalate the situation, but with Turkey’s request for Patriot missiles, it delivered its first shipment of Iskanders to Syria.

Reporting today, Mashregh said the handover occurred when Russian naval logistic vessels docked at Tartus in Syria.

The Iskandar is a surface-to-surface missile that no missile defense system can trace or destroy, Mashregh said. Russia had earlier threatened that should America put its missile defense system in Poland, it would retaliate by placing its Iskander missiles at Kaliningrad, its Baltic Sea port.

Russia’s delivery of Iskanders to Bashar Assad’s embattled regime clearly shows that the security and stability of Syria remains Russia’s red line, Mashregh said. It is unknown how many of these missiles have been delivered but the numbers given are sufficient to destroy any Patriot missiles in Turkey, it said.

The delivery of the missile not only threatens the security of Turkey but also Israel, which would have to recalculate its strategy with its defensive and offensive capabilities.

As reported in a WND exclusive on Dec. 5, Iran’s Islamic regime also sees the toppling of the Assad regime as its red line and has 170 ballistic missiles targeting Tel Aviv in underground missile silos, some with biological warheads.

In August, a commentary in Mashregh, representing the regime’s views, warned America and Israel that further instability in Syria would spark a pre-emptive attack on Israel in which the use of weapons of mass destruction – biological, chemical and even nuclear bombs – won’t be off the table. It stated that certain groups (proxies, such as Hezbollah) have been armed with WMDs and that Israel will be their target.

The Mashregh commentary charged that Israel is one of the conspirators behind the Syrian crisis in order to strategically change the geopolitics of the region and defeat one of the main players in the Islamic world’s “resistance front” (Iran, Syria and Hezbollah). It warned Israel that with the direction it has chosen, “There is a dead end, and the threat of mass killing awaits.”

The Islamic regime in Iran for its part continues to ship arms to Syria via Iraq both by air and ground while its Quds Forces help the Assad regime in killing its own people. To date, over 40,000 people, including many women and children, have died since the Syrian uprising began in March of 2011.

Reports indicate that Assad has decided to use chemical weapons on his own people as a last attempt to save his rule. Speaking in Prague on Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Syria that the use of chemical weapons would be a red line, indicating that America would retaliate.

Meanwhile, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has ordered the Guards and its Quds Forces to use all of their capabilities to protect Assad and has threatened war against those helping the rebels in Syria, primarily Saudi Arabia and Turkey, according to a source who had served in the Revolutionary Guards intelligence unit but who has since defected.

The source added that the recent Gaza conflict was a warning to America and Israel that the Islamic regime in Iran can destabilize the region further should the push in Syria continue to topple Assad. The region will witness terrorist attacks, assassinations and incitement for uprisings in countries allied with America as the situation in Syria further deteriorates, the regime has promised, according to the source.

Reza Kahlili is a pseudonym for a former CIA operative in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and author of the award winning book “A Time to Betray” (Simon & Schuster, 2010). He serves on the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and the advisory board of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran (FDI).

20 thoughts on “Russia Arms Syria With Ballistic Missiles

  1. This article is such an obvious shill for US/Israeli interests it’s a joke. And the author can’t even decide on the right way to spell the name of the 9K720 Iskander.
    All lies and half-truths to create yet another war where none currently exists fot the benefit of big-money interests.

    1. #1,
      These days, its hard to know what to believe about what goes on, on the other side of the globe. The capabilities of the missile seem a bit exaggerated, and it seems strange Russia agreed not to deliver the contract for anti aircraft missiles to Iran, when Iran sorely needs them, but is making this delivery. BTW, the Iskander is a not ballistic, but an anti ship cruise weapon. Just saying. Be well, Rob

      1. RobW, thanks for the clarification to some degree. I never have a problem with someone refuting an article I or anyone has posted, as long as they present credible evidence to the contrary.

        Trolls are notorious for using such tactics.

        1. I understand and agree. Were it not for trolls and questionable “news” services, the internet would be so… nice. It was good for a few years, until the above mentioned began wrecking it. Have you heard the comment, “the internet’s become a jungle”? I comment here, and read your posts and comments. I’m no troll, but to give a bunch of links to present credible evidence is not presenting credible evidence. So, whatd’ya do? Thanks for the reply, and I’m just stating my case. Rob

  2. Is this a Gordon Duff style 40% lie bullshit sway the sheep shell game to throw off the truth….?

    Great Call out glad we have critical thinking minds here!

  3. . . Assad has decided to use chemical weapons on his own people . .

    The Free Syria Army is 95% not Syrian according to German intel.

    Apart from that, Hillary’s husband knows all about ‘using chemical weapons on his own people’.

    Waco Texas, April 93, Branch Davidians had been holed up in a farm house barn complex for 51 days and Bill decided with Attorney General Janet Reno, who herself had majored in Chemistry at Cornell, to pump in CS aerosolised with methylene chloride into the complex, the CS component of which turned into cyanide gas when the place was set on fire.

    On that April day 76 people died, 19 men, 34 women, 23 kids, from a combination of fire and cyanide gas.

    1. Micheal,I couldn’t agree with you more,anything hillary or any of her crime family says is likely to be a outright lie,her and bill are both stone cold killers,THE anti-christ is in control of america now, lucifer and the demon NATO run killing machine are out of control,and soon they will be turned on america(be really scared america),”RED DAWN”,the LORD has already warned his children the nato demons are coming to america next, they’ll be a big earthquake,and all his people should be ready,IF THE LORD says NATO is coming after america,YOU CAN TAKE IT TO THE BANK…………………………………

  4. We saw in Vietnam what ‘a little bit of Russian help could do. The US ‘heroic’ forces good kicked out.

    Let’s hope this story is true and the US and the NATO vassals get what they deserve.

  5. The only ‘regime’ that I know of that continues to build Weapons of Mass Destruction, has used WMD on civilians & threatens to use WMD is the US/Israel regime. Even if it were true that Iranian & Syrian people where stupid & reckless enough to threaten to use WMD they are unable to deliver in the same way US/Israel regime can. Like the Palestinian conflict this is characterized as a war, when in fact it is rebellion for independence from the US/Israel regimes. It is the US/Israel regime that have a track record of WARE CRIMES not Iran & Syria. It is the US/Israel regime that need to be changed, & prosecuted for War Crimes to make the world saver.

  6. Concerning chemical weapons…..the hypocrisy is nauseating.

    Please don’t forget the US use of a WMD called depleted uranium.
    It’s a slow kill WMD. Iraq is pretty dusted with that crap. And maybe
    anywhere the US has operated in the recent past…Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia…etc.

  7. Some good remarks above. Sweep away the specific details and look at the evolution of strategy since ’44. Yes, that’s a long time and it will take a bit of reading to see, but do it. Consider that internal domestic agendas drive external strategies. Ask, can any “leader” evade the trek into box canyon? Are they free to avoid war? The only signal question may not be “war or no war”, but “what will the arena will look like after the war”…

  8. THE NATO killing machine has been operating for a long time ,hundreds of countries have been looted for everything they owned,there families killed their cities destroyed,and AMAZING as this seems,AMERICA still supports this shit,insanitily,the lord says when its over,very few places in north america will still be liviable because of radiation,chemical and biologolical poisoning of the soil and water from NATO attacks on the american people to win the war on them,which the lord says the death toll will be high,but the nato armies lose and the traitors are hanged,and life is very primitive after that,small villeges of survivors are all thats left of america…………THIS is a 5 month long war,with the anti-christ and his nato friends,get ready america or starve to death,not the way to go,famine is coming……………………………

  9. ANYONE who does not believe the police gangs and military are not going to help the ANTI-CHRIST in the attack on america is decieved, BIG rewards will be offered for information on christians and gun owners,the FEMA DEATH CAMPS will be hailed as a place of safety,THEY WON’T BE, no one who enters them will be leaving,the mark of the beast will be manditory,and after taking the mark “you will be killed” life in the fema camps will be short,your children will be fed to their guard dogs,TERROR will be life in the camps,better to die in your front yard then rounded up and killed in a fema camp,and this ain’t no joke,most americans are so dumbed down,they won’t even see this coming and will go willingly to the camps,sad,sad….warn your friends and neighbors,even if they don’t believe you they won’t be blindsided by it …….warn everyone you meet,don’t be afraid,the life you save ,may be yours…………………………………….

  10. Many years ago,the government was going around americas little airports and redoing them ,making them longer,all for free,no one could figure out why? then a couple of years later,LARGE military troop transports started making touch and go landings on them,everyone said “WOW”whats up with this? unbeknown to us dummies,they were getting ready for the invasion of america,so they could land and drop off hundrens of troops in every little town fast,think they won’t be coming,guess again the military has been planning this along time,the takeover of america for the anti-christ and his armies,YES you been sold out,a long time ago too,the queen and her banks bought the military companies in the 1970’s and now their getting ready to come after america for their NWO,…BUT THEY GOT TO GET YOUR GUNS FIRST,they ain’t never going to make their plans FLY unless they have your guns,SO get ready,FOOD,WATER,and all the AMMO you can afford to buy,or be going to the FEMA CAMPS when they turn off the power,and your not ready,BE READY………………………..THEY ARE GOING TO BE COMING……………..

  11. ANYONE ever heard of the illegal term “martial law”,its a word commies and traitors use to fool the people into believing everything will be under control soon,anyone looking at the use of martial law will tell you death and suffering is all that came from martial law,LEGALIZED killing is what its really used for, the ANTI-CHRIST will be using this for the take over of america , AFTER the big earthquake thats coming from nibirus passing,think I’am kidding,I wish I were,they been planning this a long time and we’re close now or can’t you till they are getting ready for something?? YOU BE READY TOO………………..we have a huge meteor coming and it may hit the usa,thats what I hear,NO matter whats happening,they will use any excuse for martial law,they been waiting along time for a really good reason to round up any figthers and take over america, they have finished their prepps,how about you????are you and your family ready,it is coming in the sky right now,will it miss us or hit us,the government seems to think it will hit us and thats not good…………………………..

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