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Russia: Syrian plane
carrying legal radar parts

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/12/2012 3:32:00 PM

Moscow - Russia's foreign minister says the Syrian plane that was forced to land in Turkey was legally carrying Russian radar parts for Syria. Sergey Lavrov insisted Friday the shipment complied with international law. He said the plane carried no weapons and that the "electric equipment for radars" of was a legitimate cargo. Lavrov added, however, that the cargo was of "dual purpose," meaning it could have civilian and military applications. He said the Russian company that sent it to Syria will demand that Turkey return it. (Snip) Erdogan refused to say how — or from whom — Turkey had

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If there is no international embargo of radar parts to Syria then Russia has a legitimate complaint. Will they do something about it? Russia is not a nation under Putin that lets things slide.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: master sergeant, 10/12/2012 4:45:31 PM     (No. 8928915)

Doesn't Russia have a naval base along the Syrian coast?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: KTWO, 10/12/2012 5:01:53 PM     (No. 8928942)

Who knows? I doubt there is a big demand for civilian radar parts in Syria at the moment. Yet stranger things happen every day.

The side telling the truth has a moral dilemma because the facts favor them but their natural behavior is to lie anyway.

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