US suffers loss of prestige after $200mln misfire in Syria

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The United States spent more than $ 200 million on a strike in Syria with practically zero effect, having suffered defeat and suffering a loss of reputation.

This was stated on Saturday by RIA Novosti, Doctor of Military Sciences Konstantin Sivkov.

Earlier, US President Donald Trump addressed the nation in which he announced strikes against Syria. Later strikes were confirmed by British Prime Minister Theresa May, as well as the Elysee Palace.

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that on April 14th, from 3:42 Moscow time to 5:10 Moscow time, planes and ships of the US Armed Forces, together with the British and French Air Forces, delivered a missile barrage on military and civil infrastructure of the Syrian Arab Republic.

More than 100 cruise missiles and air-to-surface missiles were fired, much of which were targeted as they approached and shot down by Syrian air defenses, the RF Defense Ministry said.

“One such missile costs about two million dollars. Also consider this: Americans spent more than $ 200 million with zero effect. 71 missiles of 103 were intercepted.

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The American strike proved to be ineffective against Soviet missile defense complexes. I predicted that a maximum of 60 missiles would be brought down, but not 71. This is a huge, disparate expenditure of 103 missiles. At the same time, new complexes were not even involved,” Sivkov said.

According to him, this is a significant defeat for the US, since the incident showed that an effective air defense of even a small country “exhausted by a war, such as Syria, is capable of demolishing the entire missile strike with competent organization”.

“This is a deafening defeat of the United States. They suffered a deafening slap in the face. A cross was placed once and for all on the idea that the American weapons are invincible. Thus, the issue of unwinnable wars is removed once and for all, but this thing has dominated the military mind for a quarter of a century,” the expert said.

translated by J. Flores

Source rusvesna
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