Russia Supplies High Tech Fighters To Iran
Somehow I am not surprised that our erstwhile ally, Russia, is busily supplying one of the greatest enemies of freedom, Iran, with advanced military technology, from anti-aircraft weapons being used to protect nuclear facilities, to 250 Sukhoi-30 jet fighters paired with aerial fuel tankers.
From the Jerusalem Post:
Despite Israeli and US opposition, Russia recently supplied Iran with advanced antiaircraft systems used to protect Teheran's nuclear installations. At the time, Moscow said it reserved the right to sell Iran weapons, such as the antiaircraft system, that were of a defensive nature.
The Sukhoi-30 is a two-seat multi-role fighter jet and bomber capable of operating at significant distances from home base and in poor weather conditions. The aircraft enjoys a wide range of combat capabilities and is used for air patrol, air defense, ground attacks, enemy air defense suppression and air-to-air combat.
This will enhance Iran's offensive capabilities by providing them with a significant number of modern fighters capable of reaching out and attacking Israel as well as threatening U.S. Forces located in the Middle East.
It is also important to realize that Russia is not only arming our enemy, but has been instrumental in assisting Iran with the development of nuclear technology.
Russia is not the only player if providing weapons to Iran. China has also been involved with selling weapons to America's enemies, including funneling weapons to terrorists in Iraq through Iran.