21st Century Wire says…
Russia is in the process of technologically preventing NATO from implementing their agenda in Syria.
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Thierry Meyssan, a French journalist who has been based in Damascus for some years now, is reporting that Russia has deployed its most advanced, top secret air defence system in Syria, which has essentially “left NATO blind.”
While the West has been completely embarrassed by Russia’s swift and effective operation in Syria, it has now been utterly outclassed; so greatly that, as we shall hear below, even NATO Commanders are ‘worried’.
The Richag-AV System can be mounted onto all kinds of military equipment, including ships and helicopters, and ‘is said to have no global equivalent‘. Its purpose is to defend ‘aircraft, helicopters, drones, ground and naval forces from air-to-air and surface-to-air defence systems’ and has ‘a radius of several hundred kilometers’.
In offensive combat it would be used to puncture a hole in virtually any defence system, and is capable of ‘blinding everything up to and including the US MIM-104 ‘Patriot’ anti-aircraft missile system’.
A Russian Mi-28 attack helicopter. (Photo Credit: Artem Katranzhi)
NATO General Philip Breedlove has openly expressed concerns about the Russians using the system, also known as an Anti-access/Area-denial System (A2/AD) in Syria.
He said, “As we see the very capable air defence systems beginning to show up in Syria, we’re a little worried about another A2/AD bubble being created in the eastern Mediterranean. These very sophisticated air defence capabilities are not about the Islamic State, they’re about something else.“
Indeed, Breedlove is correct. Their defensive usage can be viewed as a move to prevent anything like the no-fly zone that NATO imposed on Libya being repeated in Syria. They might also be seen as seeking to prevent further resupply of terrorists throughout Syria by the West.
He may also be right to be “a little worried”, as Meyssan went as far to suggest that this advanced system means there is a new military superpower in the world, and judging by the wide reporting of Russian military successes in Syria – he may well be right.
This could perhaps even lead to a new arms race beginning between NATO and Russia. Overt Russian superiority will undoubtedly have officials from the military industrial complex screaming at policy makers to send them more cash to create ‘better’ technology. Meanwhile, Western populations are being told to accept immense austerity cuts.
READ MORE ON THE SYRIAN CRISIS: 21st Century Wire Syria Files