Roger L. Simon

Vladimir Marches into the Past - Part II

As if Putin hadn’t fully wrapped himself in the mantle of the KGB during the Ukrainian elections, rumors now abound that the Russians are about to sell advance weapons to Syria, including the S-10 air defense system and shoulder-held S-18 anti-air missiles. Bashar the Younger arrives in Moscow Jan. 24 supposedly to seal the deal. The US is of course concerned these weapons will fall into the hands of Hizbullah and their jihadi allies and is reportedly doing its best to prevent the sale. It had better because US servicemen in neighboring Iraq, as well as Israelis obviously, are at risk. At best, this is just some saber-rattling by Putin after his Ukrainian humiliation. At worst…

UPDATE: Astuteblogger has more.