Russia Sends More Arms to Prop Up Syria’s Assad

Israel National News reports: “Moscow is continuing its export of military hardware to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, state arms exporter Rosonboronexport director Anatoly Isaikin confirmed.

‘We are continuing to carry out our obligations on contracts for the delivery of military hardware,’ Isaikin told reporters at a news conference in Moscow, adding there were no attack weapons among the hardware, such as helicopters or planes.

There were, he said, anti-missile air defense systems being sent to Assad’s forces – a shipment which he insisted did not violate any resolutions by the United Nations Security Council, or international laws.

U.N. Human Rights Council head Navi Pillay strongly criticized the Security Council on Tuesday for its failure to end the killings of civilians in the savage civil war wracking the country. Nearly 70,000 people have died, Pillay said in opening remarks at a Council session, adding, ‘the lack of consensus on Syria and the resulting inaction has been disastrous, and civilians on all sides have paid the price.

‘We will be judged against the tragedy that has unfolded before our eyes,’ Pillay warned. ‘This council, as well as those of us in key positions within the U.N. will be rightly asked what we did.’

She called on the Council to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court at The Hague for investigation on allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity. ‘This would send a clear message to both the government and the opposition that there will be consequences for their actions, and could have a very significant preventive effect,’ she said…” (This headline is dynamitic. As already mentioned Iran which changed its name from Persia to Iran in 1935 is backing Assad who is an Alawite denominationally which is similar to Ahmadinejad’s Shi’ite religious label. They both hate the Sunnis, the 60,000 slaughtered in the past 16 – 18 months. Imagine Muslim brothers against brothers who differ denominationally. Since Iran who backs Assad aligns its united power behind Russia for World War III, she presently defends the nation who will stand with her during Armageddon.)