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Dan Gilmore / Apr. 23, 2015

Iran Will Get Russian Missiles and Obama’s Unconcerned

“We have to keep this in perspective. Our defense budget is somewhere just a little under $600 billion. Theirs is a little over $17 billion. Even if they’ve got some air defense systems, if we had to, we could penetrate them,” Barack Obama told MSNBC, reacting to concerns that Russia is selling Iran a missile defense system. And how, precisely, does the great commander in chief plan on doing this? We don’t know… maybe we’ll do it because we’re America, or because he’s Obama. It’s just a yes-we-can attitude based on hope with no change. So if Iran goes back on the deal and tests a nuclear bomb, then Obama is implying the U.S. will throw the full brunt of its defense spending against Iran’s defense budget? That sounds like all-out war.

While Obama disregards an Iranian missile defense system, the Israelis have been dealing with the threat of S-300 missiles for some time now, thanks to Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria. Israel just bought 14 F-35 jets from the United States, and it has been developing ways to knock out S-300s using cyber electronic warfare, some of those strategies were in place back in 2013. At least one country is responding to the changing security concerns in the Middle East. More…

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