Russia & Syria
By Micah Halpern
Friday August 22, 2008
I've Been Thinking:
Bashar Assad's trip to Russia has created some international ripples.
Ripple # 1: Assad offered to let Russia establish a missile base in Syria in order to counter balance the gesture made by the Poles permitting US missile in Poland.
Ripple # 2: Syria intends to purchase more Russian-made, medium range, surface-to-air missiles, and new MIG fighter jets to use as protection from Israel.
Ripple # 3: Syria supported Russia against Georgia. The only other state that publicly supported Russia on this was Belarus.
Israel is watching this entire meeting and monitoring the results very carefully - but very quietly.
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