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US Threatens Sanctions On Serbia, Scrambles To Thwart Possible S-400 Purchase

In a largely unreported but hugely important story that played out this week in the Balkans, Washington is putting immense pressure on Serbia to shelve future plans for acquiring Russia's advanced S-400 air defense missile systems.

The controversy began Wednesday when Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told a public television broadcaster in an interview that he had a desire to purchase the S-400 but lacked the funding to do so, and at one point said "Serbia was ready to accept S-400s from Russia as a gift," according to TASS.

"You know, when you have such a weapon, no one would attack you. Neither US nor any other pilots fly where S-400s are operational: Israeli pilots do not fly either over Turkey or Syria, except for the Golan Heights. We have aviation, which the strongest than ever before. We will be strengthening the air defense with Pantsyr systems and other things, which are not on the sanctions list," Vucic said in the interview.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Sigh) Mr. President, a word, please: we know that Russia's S-400 performs brilliantly in the field.

That having been said, weaponry from American companies has been deployed by American forces and their allies long before they were really ready; the example that comes to mind, Mr. President, is that of the Lockheed-Martin F-35.

https://www.defensenews.com/air/2019/06/12/the-pentagon-is-battling-the-clock-to-fix-serious-unreported-f-35-problems/

and BTW, I really need to ask; what were this company's contributions to your campaign in 2016?!?

Is THAT why these flaws have not yet been addressed?!? Because your campaign took the money on the promise that these issues would be fixed by the time you took your Oath of Office in 2017?!? Sir, if in fact, that was the case, you got lied to, big-time.

This is precisely why no weaponry company should ever, EVER, be allowed to contribute to Presidential campaigns, because it makes their CEOS more "relaxed" by problems which should have been fixed before the Pentagon ever signed off and using it in real warfare situations.

Just asking, Mr. President..because NONE of our men and women in uniform deserve shoddy weapons when called by Congress to go to war; not one, thank you very much.

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