Beautiful …… Team Obama Has Created Another Cold War/Arms Race!!!

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RUSSIA READY TO ARM IRAN? Pentagon worried Moscow to sell Iran missiles to ‘bring down US’ aircraft

Despite a ban on arms shipments to Iran under international sanctions, Russia appears willing to proceed with the sale of advanced S-300 surface-to-air missiles to the country — in a development triggering objections from the Obama administration.  

“We have long expressed our concerns over reports of the possible sale of this missile system to the Iranians,” Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis told Fox News.

Russia, along with the U.S. and others, was a party to the recently struck Iran nuclear agreement, which keeps the arms embargo in place for five more years. A State Department official told Fox News this specific S-300 missile system is not technically prohibited under United Nations sanctions or the nuclear deal. But the department does not want the sale to proceed. 

“We certainly object to it,” department spokesman John Kirby told reporters.

Reuters first reported that Iran plans to sign the contract for four of the S-300 Russian missiles as soon as next week.

“The text of the contract is ready and our friends will go to Russia next week to sign the contract,” Iran Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan reportedly said. 

When asked to characterize the capability of Russia’s S-300 air defense system, a U.S. defense official with knowledge of Russia’s weapons systems told Fox News, “This is a very capable weapons system that can bring down U.S. or Israeli jet aircraft.”  …..

You can read more at the link. 

I can’t help but think back to the days of Bush Jr. being in office.  While we can’t characterize the Bush/Putin relationship as friendly, it was cordial.  And, it seemed both had a mutual respect and understanding of each other. 

Today, Russia doesn’t give a damn about what team Obama wants or objects to.  Zero is a punk and Putin knows it.  This is what you get when you elect a leftard ….. TWICE!  The perception is that the American people are as weak as the leader they elected twice. 

While team Zero is obsessed with driving God fearing warriors out of our military, and putting women in our Rangers outfit, Russia seems to be expanding it’s sphere of influence. 

The worse part of this is there’s absolutely no reason for all of this.  Russia doesn’t have to be our antagonists.  And, they weren’t for a couple of decades.  We don’t have competitive interests!  Indeed, we should have many common interests!  The prime being to save Europe from itself!  We both really need Europe to not devolve into a bunch of second world nations being ran by a bunch of radical Muslim lunatics.  Russia needs that more than the US, but, it’s really in our interests if Europe doesn’t. 

Instead, we have Russia emboldening and encouraging radical lunatics to poke team Zero in the eye. 

Damn!!!! I hate demonstrated weakness!!!!!  

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15 Responses to Beautiful …… Team Obama Has Created Another Cold War/Arms Race!!!

  1. leftinflagstaff says:

    Hmmmm. Wonder who gets there first: the SAMs or the Isresli aircraft.

    • DirkH says:

      There are probably some of the S-300 with Russian soldiers in Syria right now ready to shoot a starting Israeli jet right off the runway.

    • suyts says:

      Yeh, they haven’t got over the way the communists build things.

      • Latitude says:

        What with tanks catching on fire in the middle of a military parade, planes crashing, rockets blowing up, submarines sinking and getting lost, on and on…

        Somehow a Russian invasion just doesn’t do it for me!…They do build one hell of a fine icebreaker though!

        ..did you read that second one through to the end?…it’s hysterical….They fired the rocket aimed at the ground first!

        • suyts says:

          Or, it simply fired because that’s how Russian tech works. It’s not stable, it’s neither precise nor accurate. But, they can mass produce certain parts like no one’s business! Parts are intentionally interchangeable to entirely unrelated mechanisms! Why waste the effort to make sprockets for a car and a sprocket for a missile when they’re all sprockets?

    • Lars P. says:

      From the post it seems it is about ukrainian rebels firing soviet era missiles?

      • DirkH says:

        Huh? Russia has continued developing SAMs, supercavitation torpedoes, EMP bombs , supersonic cruise missiles, all with one goal: Neutralising the carrier+jetfighter dominance of the Maritime Empire. Cheap stuff against expensive stuff.

  2. gator69 says:

    So Skeeter isn’t worried about Iranian nukes, but SAM’s are strictly verboten? That’s like letting a mass murderer keep his M-16, and then objecting to his possession of a knife.

  3. DirkH says:

    Another remark re the title of the post
    “Beautiful …… Team Obama Has Created Another Cold War/Arms Race!!!”

    On the Russian side the race started *latest* after Yeltzin was gone, as a reaction to NATO’s expansion. During the 2+4 negotiations for Germany’s reunification NATO promised to not move one inch closer to Russia, after the reunification they immediately started negotiating with Eastern Europeans about entry into NATO.

  4. Ted G says:

    Dirk.You hit the nail on the head.
    On the Russian side the race started *latest* after Yeltzin was gone, as a reaction to NATO’s expansion. During the 2+4 negotiations for Germany’s reunification NATO promised to not move one inch closer to Russia, after the reunification they immediately started negotiating with Eastern Europeans about entry into NATO.
    A self fulfilling prophecy comes to pass. I said before Russia could and would have been happy to become a Nato member but the warmongers in Nato didn’t want that. Stupidity reigns supreme!!!!!

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