[Marxism] missile DEFENSE systems

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 13:10:46 MDT 2015


The capitalized word is the one too often left out of recent accounts of
the Russian offer of weapons sales to Iran, the purpose of such omission
obviously being to scare the Western reader.

One account of the projected sale (
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4647920,00.html ) quotes Putin
thus:

"The S-300 is a defensive weapon that shouldn't pose any threat to Israel,
and may in fact serve as 'a deterrent factor in connection with the
situation in Yemen.'"

The last point is all too unfortunately true. (Of course an even more
realistic "deterrent" would be for Putin to tell Rouhani to get the fuck
out of Yemen.)

Anyways, I note all this just because it's one of the most glaring recent
propagandistic moves of the mainstream media, and as always in the context
of recognition that Putin and his puppets are every bit as scummy as our
own rulers.



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