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#1 Russia has an enormous stake in Assad survival.
Besides large military contracts worth billions, the Syrian owe Russia despite writeoffs a significant foreign debt that Russia will probably never get if Assad falls. On top of that Russia has significant investments in Syria.
Posted by BernardZ 2012-03-14 06:36||
#2 And why should they stop? Germany sells tanks to Saudi Arabia's sharia state. The U.S. sells to Egypt despite Muslim Brotherhood political domination.
What's the rational distinction for us to get on our high horses about Russian sales to Syria?