Friday, May 31, 2013

Moscow‘s smoke screen obscures Assad’s next Syrian war moves

Russian MiG-29M2 fighter-bomber

Word from Moscow Friday, May 31, of a new contract discussed for the sale to Syria of MiG-29 M/M2 fighters, was a Russian tactic to disguise the next Syrian war moves. DEBKAfile: The MiG 29 operates in complex electronic jamming environments.

It is the tool Bashar Assad needs to try and overcome the Israeli Air Force’s electronic superiority and deliver on his vow to retaliate for any future Israel attack. Moscow also wants to browbeat Washington into accepting Iran at the Geneva conference.

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