Axel, anyone with any brain power realizes that the platform version of missile designed as a shoulder launched missle that has been modified as jeep mounted can easily be re-engineered for shoulder use. No it doesn't take a rocket scientist, just a good mechanical engineer. Comparing Israel's aborted sale of the Phalcon to China with Russia's missle sale and equating China threatening language to: (1) the three wars in which Syria attacked Israel; (2) the long years in which Syria shelled the farmers in the upper Gallilee from the heights in the Golan; (3) the Syrian army's brutal massacre of 40,000 civilians in Hama in 1972 using the same methods as the Einsatsgruppin in Eastern Europe; and (4) the massacre of Israeli soldiers captured by Syrians in the 1973 War, and you might get a picture of what Syria is all about. Syria doesn't have to be pushed into the terrorists' corner, it has been and still is in the terrorists' corner, no doubt about it.
Prime Minister Netanyahu's meeting with security chiefs ends after four hours (haaretz)
from the article: Sharon: Russian missiles being sold to Syria do threaten Israel