You Won’t Believe How Much Firepower Syria Just Bought From Russia
Dec. 9, 2011
Syria is undergoing serious shifts within its borders.
With civilian deaths numbering more than 4,000, and stories of human rights horrors pouring from the country on a daily basis, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad called upon Barbara Walters, 82, to come to Syria for an interview where he declared he’d never authorized the killing or abuse of any Syrian citizens.
Regardless of whether this is true or not, The Arab League and its 22 member states suspended Syria from the league in November, and imposed a series of sanctions on al-Assad’s regime that are unprecedented in the 66 year history of the group.
On top of this, UPI reports that Russia reportedly delivered 72 supersonic Yakhont SS-N-26 anti-ship cruise missiles to Damascus in complete disregard of U.N. sanctions.
Russian’s Interfax news agency mentions an unidentified source who says the 2007 contract, worth $300 million, “was completely fulfilled, almost ahead of time.” The agency went on to note that “this weapon allows coverage of the entire coastline of Syria from possible attacks from the sea.”