Taken by itself, Russias sale of missiles to Syria, will not change the balance of power. But every Russia venture, combined, will have horrible repurcussions in the Middle East, and broader area. The Palestinians are smuggling sophisticated weaponry from Egypt daily. Once the IDF moves out of Gaza, there will be a constant supply of heavier weapons to the PA (see latest news of Russian helicopters to the Palestinians). Syria has over 700 Scud Missiles, with BC warheads. Iran will test an atomic bomb within 2 years and has said publicly it will nuke the "Zionists". Egypt's army alone vastly outnumbers that of Israel and it has sophisticated ground to ground missiles, smart bombs, warplanes (F-16s) and navy missile cruisers. The jury is still out in Iraq. Saudi Arabia moved it's many warplanes close to Israel. Hezbollah is constantly acquiring more and more Katyushas (over 13,000) to aim at northern Israel. So when we talk about Syrian rights to defend Assad's palace, or Israeli overflights (to check on the Syrian arsenal of weapons), lets not lose sight as to the dangers over there. Israel's proposed sale of Phalcon radar systems to China, was approved by Bill Clinton, until the American-Chinese incident. It is thought that other countries made up the Israeli default anyway. Also, Taiwan is part of China, like it or not, even though the US infers it will stop any Chinese invasion of the Island. Right now, we should be concerned with the Japanese China rift, and any illegal moves by Taiwan for independence, sure to provoke a massive Chinese response, drawing yet more US Marines into unnecessary conflict. Israel is our (US) best friend in the world. It is time that those who criticize it, get wise.
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from the article: Sharon: Russian missiles being sold to Syria do threaten Israel