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WSJ: US and Saudi Arabia supply anti-tank weapons to Syrian militants

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Representatives of the US and Saudi Arabian military organizations supplied anti-tank missile systems (ATGM) to the militants who were fighting against the government troops of Bashar al-Assad.




On the American supply of heavy weapons to Syria writes the Wall Street Journal, citing its own sources.

Earlier reports from AFP revealed that the Syrian Hazm movement, which is part of the Free Syrian Army, received American-made 20 anti-tank systems. They were also taught to use weapons. According to journalists, the rocket hit the country from a "Western source."

But limit the spread of this kind weapons among the militants is impossible, so it may well fall into the hands of other groups, according to the publication. At the same time, it was originally meant that the weapon would be supplied to “verified groups of moderate views”.

Recall that on April 5 a video was posted on YouTube called “Syrian militants use American anti-tank missile systems BGM-71 Tow”. According to the independent news website Debka file, Saudi Arabia supplies these weapons to Syrian militants with the permission of Washington.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, “the transfer of sensitive weapons to scattered anti-government groups seriously destabilizes the situation in Syria and does not contribute to a politico-diplomatic resolution of the conflict.”
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http://russian.rt.com/article/28565#ixzz2zOCeiDcH
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  1. Belarus
    Belarus April 20 2014 06: 28
    +3
    But when will these Saudis and mattresses be erased into powder?
    1. Sergh
      Sergh April 20 2014 06: 30
      +1
      Quote: Belarus
      Saudis and mattresses will be erased into powder?

      It's time for Assad to take a couple of "poplars", so ... by the way!
      1. svetlomor
        svetlomor April 20 2014 06: 36
        +7
        Quote: Sergh
        It's time for Assad to take a couple of "poplars"

        And tanks from the Crimea, to choose more or less normal and give, everything is better than returning to Kiev.
        1. Vitaly Anisimov
          Vitaly Anisimov April 20 2014 06: 45
          +10
          Wait damn .. bully
          1. Sid.74
            Sid.74 April 20 2014 06: 59
            +1
            On the American supply of heavy weapons to Syria writes the Wall Street Journal, citing its own sources.


            Chu, in the USA the 5 column appeared! I wonder what the Psaki and Barkak of Deceit now blurt out, the ATGMs aren’t even dry-packed! laughing
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      2. alone
        alone April 20 2014 09: 28
        +1
        will you poplars destroy ATGM militants’s calculations? A shot from Poplar from Syria and it will be erased into powder with the entire population and with the militants in addition. Sometimes at least think before writing this.
      3. bif
        bif April 20 2014 22: 32
        0
        Quote: Sergh
        Quote: Belarus
        Saudis and mattresses will be erased into powder?

        It's time for Assad to take a couple of "poplars", so ... by the way!

        Your message is well understood, but just as crazy. I don’t even want to discuss the transfer of nuclear weapons, but the transfer of any modern weapons (Iskander, S-400, aviation, cruise missiles, etc. in the same vein) without sufficiently long preliminary training is a lost weapon (or ours should be controlled by this technique ), if you give, then only what they already exploit (Shells, Bastions, S-300, Buki, etc.)
        But the asymmetric response in the form of sanctions on behalf of not the Russian Federation, but some SCO or BRICS against neighboring countries that support the opposition - Turkey, Jordan, Israel, Saudi Arabia and especially a small misunderstanding of Qatar (this can be tougher)!
    2. stalker799
      stalker799 April 20 2014 12: 27
      0
      Surely expired
    3. stalker799
      stalker799 April 20 2014 12: 30
      +2
      COMMENTS OVER ... I AM Proud OF MY COUNTRY
  2. vladsolo56
    vladsolo56 April 20 2014 06: 30
    -2
    But Russia is signing contracts with the Arabs for the transfer of technology for the production of modern RPGs, so why be indignant?
    1. mirag2
      mirag2 April 20 2014 07: 23
      +2
      I do not think that the production technologies of sold RPGs (of the previous generation) are considered advanced.
      ps if not the year before last.
      1. Artyom
        Artyom April 20 2014 13: 30
        0
        TOU missiles, although old, are no less dangerous! The defeat range compared to RPG 7 is several times greater!
    2. sv68
      sv68 April 20 2014 09: 15
      0
      between RPG and PTK do you know the difference or explain to you?
      1. vladsolo56
        vladsolo56 April 20 2014 10: 04
        0
        Quote: sv68
        between RPG and PTK do you know the difference or explain to you?

        On May 30, 2013, production of Nashshab grenade launchers, developed by the Russian company Basalt, specially commissioned by the Jordanian side, opened in Jordan. The presentation of the production included not only cutting the red ribbon, solemn speeches and inspection of the plant, but also testing a new grenade launcher. The King of Jordan Abdullah II took part in them.
        If you think that such grenade launchers are outdated, which are the most modern? and that a grenade launcher is less effective than ATGM? maybe he is not at all dangerous for the tank?
    3. Sledgehammer
      Sledgehammer April 20 2014 13: 28
      0
      Technology transfer is one thing military and government countries other
      pour weapons to the militants they themselves suspect due with Al Qaeda.
      1. vladsolo56
        vladsolo56 April 20 2014 16: 59
        0
        Quote: Sledgehammer
        Technology transfer is one thing military and government countries other
        pour weapons to the militants they themselves suspect due with Al Qaeda.

        yes you throw those same governments and merge weapons to the militants. And only for you is a secret.
  3. bender8282
    bender8282 April 20 2014 06: 33
    -7
    more ATGMs, more scrap metal on the streets! Tanks will be "disposed of" in this way, they will come to a dialogue faster!
    1. sv68
      sv68 April 20 2014 09: 22
      +3
      in this, as you wrote the scrap metal, people are found who are defending their homeland, and you should be at least ashamed of such idiotic scribbles
  4. mig31
    mig31 April 20 2014 06: 38
    +4
    It is time for us to deliver something substantial to the Syrian army, to maintain parity ....
  5. Grenz
    Grenz April 20 2014 06: 48
    0
    We will not rush to give categorical assessments for each information.
    I do not think that this issue can be resolved right away.
    But Putin’s statement that relations with Saudi Arabia are improving in views on Syria and on oil are simply not being made.
    Even the fact that the Saudis refused to bring down oil prices under US sanctions is something.
    Not yet evening. We'll see. I think Lavrov and Shoigu are already scratching their foreheads, they will come up with a goat for striped ones. By the way, they do it.
  6. ya.seliwerstov2013
    ya.seliwerstov2013 April 20 2014 06: 51
    0
    There are rustling dollars
    They launder money there ....
  7. horoh
    horoh April 20 2014 07: 00
    +1
    And why don’t we deliver anything to Assad, we urgently need to organize deliveries, and the S-400 definitely !!!
    1. Artyom
      Artyom April 20 2014 13: 40
      +1
      I think there is not a need for s-300s to fight the dushmans who have settled in concrete buildings, but portable jet flamethrowers such as "bumblebee" or thermobaric charges, then we'll see how the bearded men will sing "Allah Akbar"!
  8. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov April 20 2014 07: 05
    0
    Quote: horoh
    And why don’t we deliver anything to Assad, we urgently need to organize deliveries, and the S-400 definitely !!!

    The "wild division" of the Chechens there would have long been eager to fight .. They know how to fight!
    1. horoh
      horoh April 20 2014 07: 29
      0
      Quote: MIKHAN
      The "wild division" of the Chechens there would have long been eager to fight .. They know how to fight!

      A good idea good
    2. sv68
      sv68 April 20 2014 09: 24
      0
      Wild Division comes in handy for clearing Saudi Arabia and Washington from local legitimate gangs
    3. alone
      alone April 20 2014 09: 29
      +2
      Quote: MIKHAN
      The "wild division" of the Chechens there would have long been eager to fight .. They know how to fight!

      The Wild Division has long been so composed of militants. But the Ramzans will not go there. First you need to deal with the militants who are in the North Caucasus.
  9. mamont5
    mamont5 April 20 2014 07: 14
    0
    "... Saudi Arabia supplies the Syrian militants with these weapons with the permission of Washington."

    Well, who cares! This is the root of all world evils.
  10. pravda2014s
    pravda2014s April 20 2014 07: 35
    0
    The United States is a fascist country that has nothing to do with democracy and humanity, and whenever possible, they will destroy all those who are not humble and who are not pleased by all possible means. for example, in Vietnam and Iraq, they used chemical weapons and cluster bombs. in Yugoslavia, nuclear core bombs and also cluster bombs, cancer in the former Yugoslavia grew by 300%. damn s
  11. Nayhas
    Nayhas April 20 2014 07: 40
    0
    Earlier, AFP reports revealed that the Syrian Hazm movement, which is part of the Syrian Free Army, received 20 American-made ATGMs.

    Orenet help ... 20 ATGM, just an attraction of unprecedented generosity ... Will they be able to destroy 6-7 units of armored vehicles ... And is this help? I understand that if it was a question of thousands of anti-tank mines, and so ... the illusion of support ...
  12. Afinogen
    Afinogen April 20 2014 07: 41
    +1
    The war in Syria, for the most part, takes place in cities, and in urban conditions ATGMs are of little use, where RPG rules.
  13. lexa-xa
    lexa-xa April 20 2014 08: 01
    0
    Our RPG 29 "Vampire" against our own tanks in Syria. They are burning boxes ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckmAxclXzIU
  14. Lesorub
    Lesorub April 20 2014 09: 12
    +3
    I think that the Syrian allies have long been given a pair of more modern weapons, and equipment for upgrading tanks!
  15. Verdent
    Verdent April 20 2014 10: 56
    0
    The Americans broke for about a year and in every possible way avoided the topic when Saudi Arabia demanded that they supply heavy weapons, and then, all of a sudden, Obama came to the prince to an audience, bowed to him at a meeting, they discussed something, and then a video appeared on YouTube, the opposition thugs shoot with Tow. I can say one thing, the United States will not simply humiliate themselves like that, and they will not make such gifts without benefit for themselves either. One thing is clear here - the United States asked for something from the Saudis, and, as is clear from the events and behavior of Obama, not on favorable terms for itself, making big concessions. It is not known what Saudi Arabia has pledged to do for the United States, but this should be something serious, most likely with regard to oil prices. It remains only not to relax and wait for the further development of events.