This is coolbert:
See first item # 2 from my prior blog entry.
Then read the entire Russia Insider article and draw your own conclusions as to the deployment of the Russian naval vessel to the vicinity of Syria, the boast being that American Tomahawk cruise missiles can be intercepted and shot down.
"There Was No Way for Russia to Shoot Down Trump's Syria Cruise Missiles"
"The earth is round. There was never a way Russia's radars 200 km away could detect relief-hugging missiles"
"Could Russia have in some way thwarted Trump's April 6th cruise missile strike against the Syrian military but chose not to? According to Russian military analysts the answer is no. Bringing down those missiles was never a possibility for the Russian air defense systems in Syria because they are stationed too far away and are not primarily designed to counter cruise missiles."
Slow and old but terrain-hugging. Tomahawk. That was all that was needed.
Devoted readers to the blog again draw your own conclusions.