Damascus – Iran Arms Syria With Radar To Help Tehran Dodge Israeli Strike

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    FILE - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) and his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad (L) at the presidential palace in Tehran , Iran, on 19 August 2009 . A report in the Wall Street Journal claims Iran has Armed Syria With Radar To Help Tehran Dodge Israeli Strike. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH Damascus – Iran has sent Syria a sophisticated radar system that could threaten Israel’s ability to launch a surprise attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities, say Israeli and U.S. officials, extending an alliance aimed at undermining Israel’s military dominance in the region.

    The radar could bolster Syria’s defenses by providing early warning of Israeli air-force sorties. It could also benefit Hezbollah, the Iran-backed militant group based in Lebanon and widely believed to receive arms from Syria.

    Any sharing of radar information by Syria could increase the accuracy of Hezbollah’s own missiles and bolster its air defenses. That would boost Hezbollah defenses, which U.S. and Israeli officials say have been substantially upgraded since 2006, the last time Israel fought the southern Lebanon-based group.

    The mid-2009 transfer was described in recent months by two Israeli officials, two U.S. officials and a Western intelligence source, and confirmed Wednesday by the Israeli military. Though they didn’t name the system’s final recipient in Syria, these and other officials described it as part as a dramatic increase in weapons transfers and military coordination among Iran, Syria and Hezbollah.

    Iran and Syria both denied that a radar transfer took place.

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    13 COMMENTS

      • Today at 10:56 AM
        reb yona Says: “Israel’s military dominance in the region.”
        never knew such a thing exists

        Then you must live in an isolated world entirely of your own making, Reb Yona.

    1. A Bunch of clowns one better than the other, they have obsolutly no idea of what is coming their way. they will learn the hard way. sooner than later.

    2. So instead Iran should allow itself to be bombed? Iran should smile big and allow Israel to bomb them unprovoked? If Israel gets bombed back it deserves it.

      • So if someone wants to kill you and you don’t let yourself, then you deserve it? in this case Iran wants to wipe Israel with all its inhabitants off the face of the universe, so if Israel doesn’t let itself, you say that they deserve it?

        If someone were to stick you up, and you put up a fight; according to you, you deserve to shot; that’s your reasoning.

        • Iran has nothing to gain by bombing Israel. If Israel attacks first Then Iran has the right to defend itself. As does any nation who is attacked. Everybody knows the President of Iran has no power to drop bombs, and the Ayatollah has no incentive to. Be realistic.

    3. So even if its true, that Syria how has technology to ward of a bomb attack, who cares?

      What country in the world can be faulted for having bomb dodging tecnology?

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