Jerusalem Post Israel is looking into reports that Russia plans to sell 250 advanced long-range Sukhoi-30 fighter jets to Iran in an unprecedented billion-dollar deal.
According to reports, in addition to the fighter jets, Teheran also plans to purchase a number of aerial fuel tankers that are compatible with the Sukhoi and capable of extending its range by thousands of kilometers. Defense officials said the Sukhoi sale would grant Iran long-range offensive capabilities.
Government officials voiced concern over the reports. They said Russia could be trying to compete with the United States, which announced over the weekend a billion-dollar arms sale to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states.
I have held forth on this BEFORE .This is the Russians selling a 10 year later than F-15 design with LONG range. Now, while we are selling Jdams to the Al Saud and Al Sheikh's, and promising to maintain ISrael's edge simultaneously (F-22's, even I don't know how I feel about that yet?), the Russkies are selling long range 1st line fighters with stirke capability to the Iranians? Hey why not sell them strategic world range tankers as well?
Hey why not just bring the jewish peoples to Fargo after all and make it a sheet of glass from Morocco to the Chinese border. I mean, why wait? The outcome is OBVIOUS today, as obvious as the results of the treaties with the Islamic Emirates of Waziristan.