Reports: Russian fighter jets headed to Syria, which asks for more

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stg58, Jun 1, 2013.


  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

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    'fulfill a "contract ... concluded long ago."

    The old long ago contract....

    Is that sgt. Oddball from Kelly's hero’s on the DShK?

    This will end well
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    Syria's embattled government will get at least 10 fighter jets from Russia -- and they want more, Russian state media reports -- moves that come amid rocky diplomatic efforts to peacefully end the Middle East nation's bloody civil war.
    A source involved in Russia's defense complex told the official Itar-Tass news agency Friday that Russia will sell Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government MiG-29 fighter jets to fulfill a "contract ... concluded long ago."

    A Syrian delegation in Moscow is pressing for even more jets, with MiG executive Sergei Korotkov telling Russia's state-run RIA Novosti's news that his company and these Syrian authorities are talking about the "details and time frame of a possible contact."
     
  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    This is about as predictable as Petraeus accepting a comfy Wall-Street job.
     
  3. Illini Warrior

    Illini Warrior Monkey+

    actually a win - win for the US and the West ..... let Syria spend all the $$$$$$ they can on the big toys like this .... less $$$$ for the Muslims to spend on terrorism .... when the Tomahawks start slamming into the airfields & defense systems they'll be toast ....
     
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