The Russians have prevented a possible nuclear war in the Middle East, after the hostile US Navy fired fired a barrage of Tomahawk cruise missiles on Syria.
If the Russian S-400 Missile Defense System would have been activated to intercept the 59 American Tomahawk cruise missiles, fired from the guided missile destroyers USS Ross and USS Porter, the interference would have justified and led to alternative nuclear attack, carried out by the USA or Israel.
After the USA struck an missile blow on Shayrat airfield in Syria’s Homs province, many wondered why the Russian sophisticated air defense system, such as Pantsir, S-300, S-400, Buk-M2 and Tor complexes have not protected Syria from the 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles launched by the US Navy in the Mediterranean Sea.
Military experts explained that the Russian air defenses were deployed in Syria in agreement with the legitimate Syrian government to only protect Russian facilities, such as the infrastructure of the Russian air force, like troops, bases and airfield in Latakia.
If Syria had used Russian air defense systems in response to the US missile attack, it would have triggered a nuclear conflict in the Middle East. Thanks to the composure of the Russian Commander-in-Chief it was possible to avoid a nuclear conflict.
If Russia has started shooting those US missiles down, we would have not woken up this morning! However the Syrian S-300 missile defense system prevented 36 of the 59 cruise missiles from reaching its targets, while the other 23 missiles exploded @ the Syrian military air base.
The Russian air defense systems are subordinated only to Russia. They protect Russian military facilities. Everything else is Public Relations (PR) propaganda that has nothing to do with reality. Now we understand why Israel and Turkey have been bombing Syria every now and then.
The Russian administration took a political decision not to intercept the US missiles, because it would have started a direct conflict between Russia and the USA on the level to extend WW III.
It is worthy to note that the Russian Defense Ministry strongly denied rumors saying that Russia intercepted the 36 US missiles that had not reached the supposed target.
Pravda / AA Magnum News 2017.