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HOW RUSSIA’S S-300 MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM WORKS

In 2016, Russia delivered the first battalion of S-300PMU-1/SA-20 Gargoyle SAM batteries to Iran under the agreement signed by Moscow and Tehran in 2007. The S-300 is a long-range surface-to-air missile system. It can engage aircraft, cruise missiles and theater ballistic missiles.

NAVAL POWER IN THE ASIA PACIFIC 2.0 (INFOGRAPHICS)

PANTSIR-S1: RUSSIAN-MADE SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILE AND ANTI-AIRCRAFT ARTILLERY WEAPON SYSTEM (INFOGRAPHICS)

Pentagon And CIA at War in Syria

By Eric Margolis

What a mess! In the crazy Syrian war, US-backed and armed groups are fighting other US-backed rebel groups. How can this be?

It is so because the Obama White House had stirred up the war in Syria but then lost control of the process. When the US has a strong president, he can usually keep the military and intelligence agencies on a tight leash.

But the Obama administration has had a weak secretary of defense and a bunch of lady strategists who are the worst military commanders since Louis XV, who put his mistress, Madame de Pompadour, in charge of French military forces during the Seven Year’s War. The French were routed by the Prussians. France’s foe, Frederick the Great of Prussia, named one of his dogs, “la Pompadour.”

As a result, the two arms of offensive US strategic power, the Pentagon, and CIA, went separate ways in Syria. Growing competition between the US military and militarized CIA broke into the open in Syria.

Fed up with the astounding incompetence of the Wh…