Representatives of the US Air Force have bought from the local Afghan chiefs in the environs of Kandahar five Stinger portable anti-aircraft missile systems of US make, having paid 150,000 dollars for each of them which is almost four times higher than its real price, the US Fox TV company has reported. Some time ago the CIA delivered about 500 Stingers to the Afghan mojaheddin to fight against the Soviet Union. By different estimates, from 50 to 100 missiles of this type, designed to hit low-flying air targets, now remain in Afghanistan. The Americans fear that the missiles may be used again the United States itself. As some officials believe, Kandahar airport is still used in daytime on a limited scale because the Stingers breed serious danger to helicopters and low-flying transport aircraft.
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities