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Russia Shot Down Two US Ballistic Missiles Heading Towards The Syria by legacysystems2(f): 7:19pm On Sep 24, 2013
On 3 September 2013, Russia shot down two US ballistic missiles that were heading towards the Syrian coast, allegedly 'in the direction of Damascus'.
The missiles were reportedly fired from Spain, or, from the central part of the Mediterranean.
"The launches were detected by the ballistic missile early warning system in Armavir in southern Russia, the defence ministry said in a statement quoted by Russian news agencies."
"The trajectory of these objects goes from the central part of the Mediterranean Sea toward the eastern part of the Mediterranean coast," Interfax news agency quoted a Russian spokesman as saying.

Reportedly, Russia shot down the missiles.
Then Russia went on war alert and sent a stiff warning to US intelligence.
The Head of the Russian Intelligence Service contacted US intelligence and informed it that:
"Hitting Damascus means hitting Moscow...
"We have removed the term 'downed the two missiles' from our statement to preserve the bilateral relations and to avoid escalation.
"Therefore, you must immediately reconsider your policies, approaches and intentions on the Syrian crisis, as you must be certain that you cannot eliminate our presence in the Mediterranean."...

"This unannounced direct confrontation between Moscow and Washington increased the Obama Administration's ... certainty that the Russian side was determined to support Syria, and that the US did not have a way out of its impasse except through a Russian initiative which would save America’s face…" he added

If accurate, yes, this is huge.
Why a ballistic missile strike?
But also, where was the intercept made? It seems it would be upon re-entry on the down side of the parabolic path, but, then, again, the description sounds as if it was towards the initial launch point. But, then, again, the intercept was reported to be in the East Mediterranean of the coast of Syria.

Interception of a ballistic missile is a "big deal" in terms of technological ability.
Much, much, harder than a cruise missile or even a fighter jet.
All public reports refer to interception of ballistic missiles at the early post launch stage (the clime on the parabolic flight path).
Russia has technology the U. S. public is not aware of ?
...Could this have been a 'head shot' in an attempt to take out Assad?

A well informed diplomatic source told As-Safir newspaper that “the US war on Syria had started and ended the moment those two ballistic missiles were fired, leaving inconsistent information, as Israel denied and Russia confirmed, until an Israeli statement was issued indicating they were fired in the context of an Israeli-US joint drill and fell in the sea, and that they were not related to the Syrian crisis.”
The source further told the Lebanese daily that “the US forces fired these two rockets from a NATO base in Spain, and were instantly detected by the Russian radars and confronted by the Russian defense systems, so one of them exploded in the airspace and the second one diverted towards the sea.”

http://www.almanar.com.lb/english/adetai...id=71&s1=1
Re: Russia Shot Down Two US Ballistic Missiles Heading Towards The Syria by Capableben(m): 7:26pm On Sep 24, 2013
CAN I FREELY SAY ''FIRSTTO COMMENT''?
Re: Russia Shot Down Two US Ballistic Missiles Heading Towards The Syria by Lobolintin(m): 7:31pm On Sep 24, 2013
Can i freely say 2nd to coment
Re: Russia Shot Down Two US Ballistic Missiles Heading Towards The Syria by 247notire(m): 7:45pm On Sep 24, 2013
^^^^^ 2 idiots. US and Russia abeg,we dont need World War 2 ooo.
Re: Russia Shot Down Two US Ballistic Missiles Heading Towards The Syria by destino24(m): 8:37pm On Sep 24, 2013
God pass devil
Re: Russia Shot Down Two US Ballistic Missiles Heading Towards The Syria by petrov10: 8:53pm On Sep 24, 2013
247notire: ^^^^^ 2 idiots. US and Russia abeg,we dont need World War 2 ooo.
oga world wor 2 don end since
Re: Russia Shot Down Two US Ballistic Missiles Heading Towards The Syria by petrov10: 9:02pm On Sep 24, 2013
If this news is true i doubt if the us will continue with this syria isue


fighting countries like pakistan , afghan, iraq and the rest of em is one thing ,


taking on russia is another tin entirely ,

shooting down an american ballistic missiles

plus iran and china and the hezbollah militia that may likley join in this war ....Vs the Nato country hmmm.

It could jst be the end of the world o

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