With that still completely secret raid on a Syrian (nuke?) facility, Israel sure hit a nerve in Iran and by proxy, Russia, being that Israel completely bypassed what was supposed to be an infallible air defense system which was protecting that Syrian site. Iran is scrambling for new air protection, and Russia is desperate to maintain their reputation and revenue stream from the Mad Mullahs.
The line from the Hagada once again strikes a chord with me:
בְּכָל דּוֹר וָדוֹר עוֹמְדִים עָלֵינוּ לְכַלּוֹתֵנוּ; וְהַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא, מַצִּילֵנוּ מִיָּדָם
"In every generation they stand against us to destroy us, and God saves us from their hands."It is my fervent prayer that God continues to work the most amazing miracles in continuing Israel's survival.
Russia to Deliver S-300 Missile Defense Systems to Iran
Iran will receive the first shipments of the Russian S-300 PMU-1 air/missile defense systems next year (2008), an unidentified defense industry source told the Russian news agency Interfax. The Russian agency confirmed the Iranian Defense Minister Mostafa Najjar quoted saying that Iran will soon receive the missiles, under a previously signed contract. Officially, the Russian federal service of military technical cooperation (FSMTS) denied the issue has been disclosed in Iran, or that such a contract has been signed, defining the the recent news as 'irrelevant'. However, the Russian newspaper Kommersant claimed the value of the S-300 sale is estimated at US$800 million. (More...)