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Putin Is Shipping More Weapon Supplies To Assad

From the Times of Israel:

‘Putin shipping Assad more weapons to crush rebels’

September 10, 2013

Russia is stepping up weapons supplies to Syria’s President Bashar Assad, to help him prevail in the civil war, as part of the arrangements under which the Assad regime has agreed in principle to have its chemical weapons stockpiles placed under international supervision, Israel television reported on Tuesday night.

Negotiations between Russia and Syria on the supervision arrangement, which seem to have drastically reduced the likelihood of US-led military intervention in Syria, have been ongoing for two full weeks, and have also involved Iran, the Israeli Channel 2 report said.

Well, it must be a great plan if Russia, Syria and Iran are all for it.

Russian President Vladimir Putin… essentially ordered Assad to submit to international oversight of his chemical weapons stocks, the report said. In return, Putin promised bolstered conventional weapons shipments, “some of which are already on their way” to Syria from the Russian Black Sea port of Novorossiysk.

The TV report did not specify which weaponry Putin is supplying to Assad, but noted that the Syrian regime needs more fighter planes for use to quash rebel forces, spare parts for tanks, and all kinds of other military equipment to replenish stocks depleted during the two-and-a-half years of fighting that have left well over 100,000 Syrians dead…

Last summer, Russia said it would not deliver weapons including 24 MiG-29 fighter jets ordered by the Syrian Air Force until the Syrian crisis ended. But in May, Russian officials said a Syrian delegation was in Moscow to discuss a new contract to supply combat aircraft.

Putin said late Tuesday that he hoped “our Syrian friends will make the appropriate decision with respect to transferring the chemical weapons to the control of the international community, and to joining the treaty preventing the proliferation of chemical weapons.”

Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid Moallem, who has been in Moscow this week, was quoted Tuesday saying Syria would indeed open all relevant sites to UN inspectors, would not produce chemical weapons, and would sign all relevant treaties.

“We fully support Russia’s initiative concerning chemical weapons in Syria, and we are ready to cooperate. As a part of the plan, we intend to join the Chemical Weapons Convention,” he said in an interview with the Lebanon-based Al-Maydeen TV.

“We are ready to fulfill our obligations in compliance with this treaty, including through the provision of information about our chemical weapons. We will open our storage sites, and cease production. We are ready to open these facilities to Russia, other countries and the United Nations.”

“We intend to give up chemical weapons altogether,” he added…

And we believe them. After all, when have they ever lied before? Except when they said they didn’t have any chemical weapons.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Putin Is Shipping More Weapon Supplies To Assad”

  1. Right of the People says:

    I’m so glad that Obe Wan Blowme was going to make friends with all of the world, especially the Russians, and bring peace, harmony and love to the world. Oh and I forgot, lower the oceans and have dogs living with cats too!

    Putin would have never tried this with Bush but he knows the empty suit, talking head living in the White House is a wimp. God I miss the days when adults were in charge.

    • Mithrandir says:

      I can’t remember a time when there were as many disasters, and turmoil in the U.S. and the world then when this guy was elected to office. It’s just been 1 catastrophe of some sort after another.

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