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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Russia Bows to US and Israel, No S-300s for Syria
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
In 2011, Russia contractually agreed to supply Syria with S-300 air defense systems before Washington launched war on the country – using ISIS and other terrorists as proxy troops, followed later by US-led terror-bombing.
Damascus needed these defense systems earlier. Now they're vital to its survival to counter escalating US and Israeli aggression.
In September 2015, Russia intervened in Syria at the behest of Assad, a minimal force deployed to combat US-supported ISIS and al-Nusra, not other groups equally bloodthirsty – falsely called "rebels."
Years of Kremlin diplomacy since 2012 failed to achieve any breakthroughs – nor are any in prospect ahead.
Endless US-led aggression on the Syria continues. Russia achieved nothing to resolve it.
Syrian forces are no match against Washington and Israel if greater war
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