Voice of the White House
April 25, 2018
Washington, D.C.: Israeli military aircraft have been flying over Syria and shooting up Syrian military positions.
Since Israel is not at war with Syria, this is an act of war.
Russia has a treaty with Syria and LEGALLY has troops in the country.
The United States and Israel do not.
The Russians have very sophisticated and very effective anti aircraft defense systems that are capable of interdicting incoming aircraft and missiles.
Both Israel and the United States feel very strongly that this is unfair.
The Russians and the Syrian government do not.
When Israel learned that Russia might be selling its anti aircraft systems to Syria, they demanded that Russia abstain.
Tongue in cheek, the Russians agreed with Israel.
They have announced that they will not sell these weapons to Syria.
They will give them to Syria instead...