Putin again: “Hands off Syria.” 200 SS300 Anti-aircraft Missiles Delivered to Syria. Israel Threatens to Bomb Them. Obama: “I Want to Institutionalize Permanent Crisis”

Posted By Anders On May 14, 2013 @ 23:25 In English, Euromed | No Comments

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[2] DEBKAfile 14 May 2013: Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spent three hours with Russian President Vladimir Putin at his residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Tuesday, May, 14.
He came for a last-ditch attempt to head off the supply of advanced Russian anti-air SS-300 missile systems to Syria. Instead, the Russian leader turned the conversation around to focus implicitly on Israel’s air strikes against Damascus on May 3 and May 5. After their conversation he issued a warning: “In this crucial period it is especially important to avoid any moves that can shake the situation.”
This was clearly a hands-off caution to Israel not to repeat its attacks on Damascus. And, furthermore, after “shaking the situation” in Syria by its air attacks, Israel was in no position to demand that Russia avoid selling Syria advanced weapons.

Before Netanyahu’s arrival for the meeting, Moscow took two preparatory steps:

1. Russian diplomats leaked to the London-based Arab press a report that the S-300 missiles had already arrived in Syria. According to Al-Quds Al-Arabi, Moscow had delivered 200 launchers (probably missiles) and the Syrian missile teams already knew how to use them. The S-300 missiles for shooting down Israeli Air Force planes was no longer controlled by Moscow but by Damascus.

2. The prominent strategic analyst, Viktor Kremenyuk of The USA and Canada Institute in Moscow, reported Tuesday that Netanyahu arrived in Sochi to indirectly let Putin know that “Israel would destroy the S-300s when they are delivered and start being assembled.” Debkafile’s Moscow sources interpreted Kremenyuk’s remark as a means of informing the Israeli leader that Moscow was not impressed by such threats.
Israel is concerned that Moscow may decided to send the six S-300 batteries carrying 144 missiles due for Syria along with Russian missile and air defense specialists. Israel will be forced to think twice before attacking the S-300 batteries for fear of hitting the Russian officers.

Putin is therefore placing a severe constraint on Israel’s operational freedom by spreading an anti-air missile cover over the Syrian, Hizballah and the Iranian Basij forces fighting for Bashar Assad.

[3] Deutsche Welle 14 May 2013: Meeting Obama - Cameron over Syria: Alliance with waning influence. The US and UK are tired after 12 years of war.They hope for a turnaround in a coming Syria Conference with Russia. No sign of action from Washington or London, no official word of a no-fly zone as some politicians in the US are demanding. Cameron said his meeting with the Russian president on Friday in Moscow had been very constructive. Obama admitted, however, that there still was a lot of mistrust between Russia and some members of the G8 and that he could not guarantee the summit would be a success.
Obama and Cameron both still count on the support of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

[4] Heart-eating-syrian_2562853b[5] Reuters 14 may 2013 does not believe in peace in Syria after the conference. Indeed, France´s foreign minister thinks the conference will never take place. Indeed, who can reconcile the savagery going on in Syria, where both sides commit one atrocity after another. [6] The Daily Mail 13 May 2013 brings a video showing a well-known Syrian rebel cutting the heart out of a soldier - then to take a bite of it!
[7] Khaled al-Hamad swinging in his right hand the heart of fallen soldier - before he eats of it.


[8] Prison Planet 14 May 2013 “More than anything, what I will be striving for over the next three and a half years is to see if that (crisis) spirit we saw in Boston and West Texas, to see if we can institutionalize that [and] if we can create a framework where everybody’s working together and moving this country forward,” Obama is quoted as saying in a press pool report highlighted by The Daily Caller.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel infamously said, “never waste a good crisis.”
In his book Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, which documents the origins and nature of fascist movements, columnist Jonah Goldberg notes that “The utility of terror was multi-faceted, but among its chief benefits was the tendency to maintain a permanent sense of crisis. Crisis is routinely identified as a core mechanism of fascism because it short-circuits debate and democratic deliberation” (42-43).

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[2] DEBKAfile 14 May 2013: http://www.debka.com/article/22963/Putin-again-warns-Netanyahu-hands-off-Syria
[3] Deutsche Welle 14 May 2013: http://www.dw.de/alliance-with-waning-influence/a-16810371
[4] Image: http://euro-med.dk/bil/heart-eating-syrian-2562853b.jpg
[5] Reuters 14 may 2013: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/14/us-syria-crisis-peace-analysis-idUSBRE94D0O520130514
[6] The Daily Mail 13 May 2013: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2323858/Syrian-rebel-cuts-soldiers-heart-EATS-horrific-propa

[7] Khaled al-Hamad swinging : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10057420/Syrian-rebel-defends-eating-dead

[8] Prison Planet 14 May 2013: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-tells-wealthy-gathering-he-wants-to-institutionalize-crisis-atmosp