"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Friday, December 09, 2016

Kremlin warns obtaining of US MANPADS by Syrian militants dangerous for Russian Air Force- TASS

MOSCOW, December 9. /TASS/. Should militants in Syria lay hands on US-made portable anti-aircraft missiles, Russia’s aerospace group and other countries’ aircraft might be in danger.

"The worst outcome of this decision would be terrorists coming into possession of various types of armaments, including portable anti-aircraft rockets, including shoulder-launched missiles. This will run counter to international conventions on that score and pose a serious threat not only to this region," Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media on Friday. "Should terrorists get the shoulder-launched missiles, all countries of the world might be in danger."

In particular, Peskov emphasized the risks that might emerge for the Russian aerospace group in Syria.

"It goes without saying," he replied when asked if Russian military planes might become more vulnerable. "True, there are certain means of protection. There are very advanced technologies. The pilots are to follow certain precautions in a situation like this. But the risks remain very high."