I don't understand why the new Russia under Putin is making the same mistake of Old pre Perestroika Russia. We told them last time after Sinai 56, 6 Days 67 & even as late as Yom HaKippurim 73 That the whole world knew they were really supplying Israel with arms, so why go through the charade every few years of the shlepp into the desert or up to the Golan just to pick up the new consignment. It's dusty & tedious. Let's cut out the middleman & deal direct with the supplier. Now in 2005 still the same. I don't know. Why won't they listen?
Australian, Thai journalists acquitted of defaming Thai navy (AP)
from the article: Sharon: Russian missiles being sold to Syria do threaten Israel