Is Russia Scared of Israel?
You would think so, considering the former mighty Soviet Union's namby-pamby response to yesterday's Israeli air force attack on a target or targets inside Syria. Via Reuters:
"If this information is confirmed, then we are dealing with unprovoked attacks on targets on the territory of a sovereign country, which blatantly violates the UN Charter and is unacceptable, no matter the motives to justify it," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Unacceptable, you say? My word, sir. I will take that under advisement. Meanwhile, the world knows what Israel had in mind with its attack - sending a message to Assad, Hezbollah and the mullahs that their Russian armaments and chemical weapons should stay in their closets or else.
As for the onetime Bear, well, growl-growl but that's about it. I doubt they want to tangle with the IAF and now everyone knows it.