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Israel Strikes Positions South Of Damascus, Claims It Foiled Iranian Attack (Video)

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The Israeli military said early on August 25 that its warplanes had struck several Iranian military positions near the town of Aqraba south of the Syrian capital, Damascus, preventing a large attack on its territory.

According to the Israeli military’s claims, operatives of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force and affiliated units were preparing to launch several armed drones at Israeli positions.

“The IDF [Israeli Defense Forces] is prepared to continue defending the State of Israel against any attempts to harm it and holds Iran and the Syrian regime directly responsible for the thwarted attack,” the Israeli Air Force (IAF) wrote on Twitter.

Syrian sources reported several explosions in the vicinity of Damascus in the late hours of August 24. Several anti-aircraft missiles were also launched by the Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces (SyAADF).

A Syrian military official told the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) the SyAADF was able to intercept several hostile missiles.

“At 23:30 our air-defense systems detected hostile targets coming from above the Golan Heights towards the vicinity of Damascus … So far, most of the hostile Israel missiles have been destroyed before they could reach their targets,” the official said.

The situation is expected to escalate further. Israeli sources reported that the Iron Dome anti-rocket system was deployed in the northern part of the country, while Syrian activists are talking about possible casualties.

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  • David Wadström

    Aqrabah… is that from where they got the name of Agrabah? (the fictional city in Disney´s Alladin-movie)
    (Tried to google it but didn´t get any aswer)

    Nevermind. Perhaps the zionists got permission from Russia because of the offensive in Idlib? Go go the SAA!

    • Saladin

      It reminds me of a poll that was done in America with the question “are you in favour of bombing Agrabah” and most of the Americans said yes despite the fact that that’s a fictional place from a Disney movie

      • David Wadström

        Haha! Those muricans… >_<

  • northerntruthseeker .

    The bullshit is so overwhelming here… There were NO “Iranian targets” or any “Iranian threat” anywhere near Damascus…

    Israel wants so desperately to pick a fight with Syria now, that they will strike and kill innocent Syrian civilians just to irk the Assad government to the point that Assad has no choice but to strike back…. Once the sickos in Israel get Syria to actually defend themselves, they will call on their American slave minions to come in and have Syria destroyed to ‘defend Israel’….

    • BMWA1

      Looks like Syria is being restricted to missiles but not source as to targets along with nonrestrictive idf use of 🇱🇧 airspace.

    • Rhodium 10

      Because Israel play in the same team as USA ( invader of Syrian land), Turkey ( invader of Syrian land and Al Qaeda supplier), Saudi Arabia ( wahabi godfather)..EU ( useful fools)….

      • adzsiam

        The EU will protest your labelling them as ‘useful fools,’ and correct you by saying their contribution to world chaos is far more than advertised.

      • Xoli Xoli

        Their call the human slaughters one and the same group created on total racism.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        No point whining, the Zionists know that their enemies have no balls for a fight.

      • Pavel Pavlovich

        Turkey is on both seats, EU is an unwilling vassal. Not very useful associates. Also, EU is militarily bankrupt, while Turkey is not.

      • Leon

        Yes but also with a little help of Putin who allows this to happen.

        • 1691

          Absolutely! Without Putin/Russia israhell would not have their army of mercs (isis) in Syria destroyed, their younon plan gone down the drain, their greater israhell wet dream broken and their war mongering paralyzed. Now and then the jews are showing off their exceptional killing skills against children and pregnant women and shooting american money in the air, doing no damage.This is what Mr Putin has allowed to happen.

        • AM Hants

          What was it President Assad said, during a Russia Today interview?

          ‘you either have a country or you do not’, as he praised the intellignet leadership of Russia, when dealing with the immaturity of the US.

          ‘…”We were close to have direct conflict between the Russian forces and the American forces, and fortunately, it has been avoided, not by the wisdom of the American leadership, but by the wisdom of the Russian leadership,” he said. “We need the Russian support, but we need at the same time to avoid the American foolishness in order to be able to stabilize our country…

          …”The more escalation we have, the more determined we’ll be to solve the problem, because you don’t have any other choice; either you have a country or you don’t have a country,” President Assad, Russia Today.

          • Leon

            Ok , in that case : Go ahead, Israel strike bomb bomb bomb strike; His Holiness Putin agrees.

          • AM Hants

            Is it playtime in the local kindergarten?

            Guess, because President Putin is in no rush, to take out the planet, with a nuclear strike on Israel, his actions are not to your liking?

            Remind me, how many Russian citizens, can there nuclear bunkers, the size of cities hold? When compared to nuclear bunkers in Israel or even the US?

            Riddle me this, but, how was Syria doing, back in September 2015, prior to President Putin, addressing the UN, in New York, a couple of days before the Russians lent Syria a hand?

            ‘Do you realise what you’ve done?’ Putin addresses UNGA 2015 (FULL SPEECH)… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q13yzl6k6w0

            Notice the packed room, listening to the World’s leading statesman. Well, apart from Ukraine.

          • Leon

            Prior september 2015, Syria was fighting with Hezbollah and Iran since 2011 ! When approaching dangerously Tartous Putin decided to intervene or was that because Daesh was approaching dangerously Israel ? Anyway it took 4 years before he moved . To take out the planet ??? Are you that gullible ? Never, never will a nuclear war happen between Russia and the US, they military are not insane.

          • AM Hants

            Never say never. With regards the military, that might once have been true, however, now they focus more on ‘Pride Parades’, then the job they swore an oath to, the jury is seriously out on their sanity.

            By the way, you are aware that President Putin, together with the people of Russia and the Armed Forces of Russia, are fully prepared for a nuclear World War. In fact President Putin has even stated that any attack on Russia, then there will be no more planet left? As usual, no doubt Washington DC, failed to take notice of his words.

            Riddle me this, but, when did Obama send his ISIS/Al Qaeda/White Helmet/Daesh teams to Syria (or whatever they are called today?)

            Israel – now who exactly created the Israel Secret Intelligence Service, also known as Al Qaeda, Daesh, White Helmets, etc, etc, etc?

            Here is a clue, with regards the fund raisers and funnily enough, you will not see Russia amongst them.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a51e0616f572d262d14ceda562ec15063dfec346b8a22d40782f9ebf69a86b45.png

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b873414891ef1e5ebb44dfe82acff69e2cf18d241e93314cb5c74910c72aff75.jpg

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/471a273d91a2ae59817755216c02275993d730fc2f6efc13fd30dbcd9d30aeab.jpg

    • gustavo

      Yes, this is a likely possibility since USA-Israel are master of provocations. However, on the other side is the thinking brain (Russia).

    • Icarus Tanović

      You see, it won’t happen the way Zionists would like to. Or Wahhabis, whatever.
      Syrians did quite good job deterring jets, and forcing them to fire some cruise or such missiles from Lebanon. Remember downed f35 case, that was covered up. Not for far too long they’ll be able to do so, firing from Lebanon. And seem that they used drones, and just happened that Syrians downed one or two, maybe three.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      The FACT is the cowardly Iranians, Syrians, Iraqis and Hezbollah has brought this upon themselves and as I have said before, unless they retaliate if will only get worse. There are Zionist Dolphin 2 German submarines in the Persian Gulf in Bahrain and UAE pimpdoms now and they will attack Iran soon as they are now totally emboldened and know that Iranian fuckwit mullahs are pot bellied cowards. As a kid and a young man I picked a lot fights with bullies and always fought back, even though many times took a hiding. But they got the message that I was no pushover,so left me alone. Iran and Syria need to do the same or these attacks will get worse and casualties even far worse. The attack on Beirut today was a full scale armed attack and inflicted severe damage which Hezbollah is trying to conceal. Also a whole unit of IRGC was wiped near Golan today. What a bunch of cowardly arseholes.

      • AJ

        That would not be a sensible approach from Iran or Syria. If they start lobbing missiles into Israel the response will be even more devastating. The SAA are already weakened from years of fighting & they have their hands full with taking back Idlib. A full on war with Israel is not something they can deal with at present.

        • Zionism = EVIL

          I beg to differ based on experience. It is the Zionist scum who are not in a position to fight a war on multiple fronts. The problem is that they think they are immune. Cowardice always begets more misery and these excuses are a cop out. Syria is already being destroyed and occupied, Lebanon is transgressed every day, what else will the Zionists do that will get a response, destroy Beirut again? Today they hit south Beirut which is heavily populated by Shia and did severe damage.

          • AJ

            Israel deserves a good smack in the face for all the strikes they have carried out on Syria or at least to start using the S300 to hit some planes & not just intercepting missiles. That would send a message

          • Zionism = EVIL

            Exactly, as a professional soldier it makes my blood boil when I see such inaction and cowardice. If you are weak, then don’t make bold claims. At least Hamas with its hands tied fights back with whatever they have, look at the Afghans and AnsarAllah who have defied all odds. The SAA and Iranians have to show some balls.

          • daniel

            I think there is something between Syria and Russia about how/when using S300?

          • Peter Jennings

            The isreali regime are terrified of having to defend their little pirate hole at once from all angles. They cannot help themselves from trying to fulfill the dreams of crazy zionists. This, IMO, will make a coordinated invasion of isreal inevitable. I guess the regime leaders know that too, so are busy destroying everything around them.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            Your thinking is certainly logical. The Zionist fuckers simply don’t have the manpower or strategic mass to fight a long asymmetrical war and are counting on bluff and bluster, so far unfortunately the Iranians, Syrians, Iraqis and Hezbollah have proved totally impotent and gutless and the Zionists have been emboldened.

          • Peter Jennings

            It does seem that way but decisions, actions and the lack of, can be deceptive. The main scope of proceedings for the Syrian admin is to secure the country against terrorists already in the country and restore normality.
            The isreali regime, with their friends in the west, intend to smash every country around them who won’t suck up to el presidente Nuttyyahoo.
            The rebuild will keep Syria busy for some time and will affect their capacity to retaliate. However, Damascus has all the proof it needs to realise that the isreali regime have absolutely no intention of sticking to border agreements. The Golan therefore becomes unfinished business.

            The SAA has retaken most of Syria. They now have small pockets left that
            are being supported by many western countries and Turkey. Iraqis are seeing the error of their ways and their factions are beginning to see common ground against their occupation. Iran are biding their time, their manpower, and their weapons, until it’s their turn for ‘humanitarian intervention’.

            That said, why should any of these countries risk losing troops and equipment when they now have time on their side, growing worldwide support, and a foe who are being funded by countries soon to be bankrupt?

        • Free man

          I agree.
          But I still don’t understand the Iranian rhetoric. Why threaten to destroy Israel if you are afraid to respond? It’s just embarrassing.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            Smart man. That is exactly my point.

    • all for the greater israel project. syria must break then hezbollah thenit will be irans turn.

      • AM Hants

        Not going to plan, invading 7 nations in 5 years, ending with Iran, is it?

      • Peter Jennings

        Ah bless. There’s nothing quite like brainwashing to pull one through the hard times when nothing is going to plan.

        It also didn’t go to plan on the last occasion the US stepped into Iran uninvited. The same fate awaits the greater isreali project.

        Syria isn’t finished yet and the last time the isreali regime went up against Hezbollah on the ground, the isreali regime had to call on the mericans to get them out of Lebanon and draft a peace agreement!

    • Peter Jennings

      With these missiles, some being destroyed on route, so close to Damascus, it kinda makes one wonder for whom these missiles were originally intended.

  • Shibumi

    Mazel’tov !!!! ✌️✌️✌️✌️🇮🇱🇮🇱🇮🇱

    • BMWA1

      Yes matzahs are tasty with a spot of butter. 😋

    • Lena Jones

      What for? All the “hundreds” of terrorist jew attacks on Syria have NOT changed anything on the ground – wahabi-talmudics are getting slaughtered by the heroic Syrian army and Iran is nicely positioned in Syria, right at your freaking doorstep lol! I think you should be congratulating Iran for playing the long game and not getting distracted by the stupid jewy pinpricks, you fucking stupid prick jew terrorist! LOL!

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    Syria supplied with Russian air defenses. = Failure.
    Serbia supplied with Russian air defenses. = Failure.
    Libya supplied with Russian air defenses. = Failure.
    None pose any threat to the Zionist-forces.
    Iran poses a threat but not because of Russian S-300, but rather because of Iranian Bavar-373 and Iranian KHORDAD-3 systems. Both of which can at least work against zionist forces.
    In World War 1 more planes have been downed by pistol small arms fire then the S-300 has brought down in it’s entire life time. And S-300 systems are actively being used in areal war zones today.

    • wwinsti

      RARA cannot form a coherent argument. He’s trolling with statements he already knows the answer go- feel free to ignore him.

      • LR captain

        nah i’lll just ignore you

    • Saladin

      SAM systems are not a silver bullet, their goal is to be a complementary element to an efficient Air Force that can scramble jets with descent AA capability
      All your examples pertain to countries with a non-existent Air Force at the time, Iran is no different their once mighty airforce is now in shambles

      the UAE or KSA can operate freely above Iran, believe me.
      Tel Aviv can’t, not because of the khordad but simply because they are too far

      • JPS

        If SAMs are numerous and effective enough they will drive off air forces. The Russians couldn’t afford to keep going in Afghanistan when the stingers were delivered. Puny little stingers. The United States has been unwilling to attack because they know a major defeat will be utterly catastrophic to their global reputation and the money that flows from it. It is a real possibility.

      • AJ

        Iran may struggle with F35s flying over them but its likely they can handle UAE/KSA 4th gen planes. They already shot down a 200m drone.

        • Zionism = EVIL

          Iran will hit next and quite severely if they don’t retaliate. The response should be in Syria and asymmetrical and try to goad the Zionists into a land war, Lebanon style and then inflict casualties which is the Zionist scums Achilles Heel.

    • Xoli Xoli

      Only serious Retaliation will stop Israel direct hit on all its bases simultaneously.War is not about fancy equipment just as you stated ww1 example.First strike and unsuspected hit on any bases is the answer.
      Israel if not stop will slowly drain Iran.Their started with Syria, PMU in Iraq,Yemen, Iran,Hisbollah even tested Russian capability.Israel knows Russian Putin is scared of nuclear war therefore their will keep on attacking.
      Nuclear war or not only Jesus the God can end the world.There is no special death pistol or swordor nuclear.How many nuclear reactors,weapons,messile did explode.USA used nuclear weapons in Iraq and France in Libya.

    • Icarus Tanović

      Not true.

      • daniel

        Explain to us why ” Not true”?

    • AJ

      How is the air defence a failure if several missiles were intercepted! We dont even know if the S300 is being used. I suspect the Russians would never allow the SAA to take down IAF planes.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        Guys, at the peril of bringing out Russian trolls, the FACT is that Putin is Jew fuck and totally in league with his master Nutter Yahoo, the stupid cowardly Iranian mullahs are being played for joke. The Zionists have figured out that they are dealing with total cowards who simply won’t hit back and this will get worse.

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5354e05c8234699caa600c6074efc3e13dc9f18a88c1e14e33842e178b97b807.jpg

        • 1691

          Zionist, as a former mossad agent you are not well provided and you have taken a second job- trolling. Does it pay well? I’ve been thinking about visiting Jerusalem before it gets “showered” so I have to do it asap. I need some extra cash so can you please help me become a troll. I do not have experience but every time Syria makes progress I’ll be saying that Syria is destroyed, the occupation is deepening. I can also say that Putin is serving the jews no matter the facts, I could say that Iran is weak and afraid of israhell, anything, just for a few shekels. I read the news in the evening and the comments in the morning so unlike you, I can dedicate 1 hour per day. I have a family, unlike you and they need me. I hope an hour per day will bring me enough extra cash.

        • Niko Belić
    • Tommy Jensen

      BREAKING
      Kremlin issued a strong warning today to Assad NOT to buy Bavar-373 before he has paid for all the S-300 and S-400 defending Russian bases in Syria.
      “We have to think of Israels security, our equal partners and the caravan”, said an anonymous talesman for the Kremlin government.

      • verner

        blabla and blablabla

        • Icarus Tanović

          That’s fairytales man.

    • AM Hants

      Really?

      Is that why Israel lost a F35, owing to Syrian air defence systems? Or was it the birds?
      Is that why 59 US cruise missiles, (not including one stuck in tube), had problems, with 23 going missing and those that landed, did minimal damage. Or was it 36 went AWOL and 23 landed, with minimal effect? As proven when the Syrian fighters took off, just a couple of hours later, from the airport that took the hit?
      Why was Israel so upset with regards Syria having upgraded S-300s?

      • Paul

        That’s just harsh you could have used a smaller hammer to annihilate him AM Hants, clay pigeon shooting with howitzer naughty mamma!

        • AM Hants

          Clay pigeon shooting, reminds me of he time a 12 bore, decided it would be a good surgical instrument, to perform a mastectomy. Still, the clay pigeons were safe.

          So are you saying that Israel decided it would be a good idea to use a F35 to go clay pigeon shooting, but, the clay pigeons were the victors?

          • Paul

            Pretty much! as another person has said to me anything that Israhell does shall now fail.

          • AM Hants

            Still chuckling at the thought of Israel using a F35, in order to go clay pigeon shooting.

            Just seen a video, do believe by the White Helmet Film Crew, where Israel claim 4 Iranians were going to launch a ‘killer drone’ to attack them from Syria.

            Could not stop laughing, as it reminded me of a clip from ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’.

            Spot the difference.

            Israel ‘White Helmet Film Production’ – Killer Drone
            https://twitter.com/i/status/1165655292807471104

            Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Spies… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMHnwrt2l1k

          • Paul

            Indubitably Cuthbert, I’m amazed F35’s can fly after what I have read, let alone attack, but whilst the luck holds out they hall be needed for these deadly I say DEADLY Drones Hahahahaha

          • AM Hants

            LOL, but, did wonder how they managed to get them to stay up.

          • Paul
          • AM Hants

            Not from want of trying. Never realised the the recoil could be so powerful. Apart from the bruising, do believe my bra managed to keep everything together haha. Just had to handle the different coloured boobs. that would have looked perfect for a ‘Pride Parade’. Guess shooting is not my strongpoint, well definately not back then.

    • Rhodium 10

      72 US& allies aircraft were shot down in less than a month during desert storm operation!…

      • democritos

        no

    • democritos

      1 year ago you were the biggest baptist widespreading the false religion, that the russian weapons are the best.

  • Ilya

    Yes, because they would open up a second front whilst they are recapturing Idlib..

  • Xoli Xoli

    If Iran sinking USA, Britain, France and Israel warship including puppets oil ships and USA bases no one from this racist fools will ever try entering Persian gulf.Mother blood sucking USA will run back to USA and try to Shoot nuclear missiles from USA which will easily be intercept by any country because of territory protection.This is one of Trump fear and abandoning of all nuclear treaties to build ban weapons.

  • RichardD

    The SADF can destroy most of the IAF on the ground before they even get in the air. So can Iran. As can the Egyptians. Hezbollah could probably make a pretty good go of it too. They just don’t want to divert resources to an escalation with the baby rapers when they’re so far along with winning the war and defeating the Yinon plan.

    The way to deal with Israel is with a regional coalition armed with nuclear weapons operating within the parameters of international law that out mans and out guns the IDF by 5 or 10 to 1.

    • Tommy Jensen

      When I read these hostile revenge plans by not only you, there might be a reason why people in Israel are a bit sensitive.
      Nasrallah and Hezbollah have more empathy for their fellowman in Israel than you guys.

      • verner

        think you’re wrong in second para – the entire middle east would like to see the squatters gone and if they can find refuge somewhere else so be it, otherwise they’re in for some serious shit!

      • RichardD

        The Jews don’t have empathy for their victims who they kill at a rate of 100 to 1. Why would you expect people to have empathy for them?

        Israel has been a source of conflict and aggression for it’s entire history. It needs to be done away with and replaced with a unified Palestine.

  • Icarus Tanović

    Seem that those ‘jets’ were actually drones…

  • klove and light

    as usual

  • Boycott-Israel!

    Indeed Zionist had PhD in deception, but too bad that most people have awakened now. Isisrathell must face reality that their masked is off now and no mask will able to cover those face of satan-yahu.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      500 million Arabs, Iranians and Turks playing the impotent victim simply does not wash anymore after the 7 year bloodbath in Syria. The Arabs, Turks and Iranians are good at killing each other for their western masters but totally impotent when faced with 6 million AskheNAZI ghetto rats who are far more scared of dying than even cockroaches on a hot pavement. As I have said a million times before cowardice only invites more attacks. It is time Syrians, Iranians and Hezbollah at least fire a few firecrackers on the Golan if nothing else. This is sad and quite disgraceful really.

  • 1691

    “Poor” jews. They lost all on 30/09/2015. No more younon plan, no more greater israhelll, no more stolen land and resources. Their attempts to stay relevant are pathetic.By the looks, their masters are determined to get them erased from the face of Mother Earth; nothing else.

    • verner

      ‘erased from the face of mother earth’ is the key words and the only thing for the world to strive for since as long as they are around, the squatters and their fifth columns embedded in other societies, there will be no peace and no friendly intercourse between the people of the world! so cross your fingers and hope turkey and iran and hezbollah and syria and others will get their joint act together and finish off the vermin occupying palestine and elsewhere!

  • goingbrokes

    Losers are attacking the winners. Highly predictable.

  • verner

    since the head squatter, netanyahu, has admitted that the squatters aim for iran and attack iranian troops in other places than palestine, I suppose iran is entitled to defend itself and if they could get the act together and let go of a few of their long distance missiles from the Caspian Sea aimed for tel aviv that would mean a tit for tat within the legal framework of say the geneva conventions. Russia told the various faction early on in the syrian war that the missiles dispatched from the Caspian sea could reach anywhere in the middle east, including tel aviv, so better don’t do anything stupid. and if the russians could so can Iran, a makeshift barge in the Caspian would serve the purpose to finish off the squatters once and for all – iron dome will be shown to be the iron doomkabooooom. hahhahahhaaaaa what a sight to behold – the squatters on their final lap!

    • AM Hants

      Do you remember the little grey corvettes, owned by Russia, and how they sent one of their toys to Syria, in order to hit ISIS/White Helmets/Al Qaeda/Daesh or whatever they call themselves today? Whilst the world watched on in ‘shock and awe’?

      Nice hit, I so believe.

      FULL REPORT: Russian Navy from Caspian sea fires 26 missiles against Daesh’s positions in Syria… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY69ZIy2wrg

  • Leon

    One thing is certain: they have permission from Putin. I am not sure that the Russian military is very happy with Putin’s position, which seems to be an absolute prohibition of response to these attacks. Yet Hamas has shown that a few missiles on Israel are enough to immediately seek an agreement.
    It should also be that all Arabs leave Tel Aviv. This would signal that in case of an attack against Iran or Lebanon this city would be completely destroyed (perhaps with the help of Pakistant or North Korea). And since the life of the Jews is infinitely precious, they will be careful not to hit Iran and Lebanon.
    The Russian defense system in Syria is not used to its full extent and that is why it seems very inefficient. Putin’s position is a counter-advertisement for his anti-air defenses. In fact the S 300 have never shot down any plane in the world. It’s a great system for the Vatican, Monaco, Andorra and Luxembourg where there is no need to use it.

    • 1691

      Ha ha ha. You need brain to understand Putin’s position.

      • Leon

        It seems that you have the brain : so please explain Putin’s position.

        • 1691

          I did. Check my response to your comment bellow. Do not challenge me.I shall not waste time on trolls.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    Israel has also been hitting Iranian targets in Iraq too if anyone’s unaware, but also very strangely, Hezbollah media sources have recently reported that an Israeli recon drone recently fell out of the sky onto the roof of the Hezbollah media wings offices, and that Hezbollah are still in possession of it. They also say another Israeli drone was sent in 45 minutes after the first one, but it mysteriously blew up in the air without being fired upon, was it perhaps an Israeli self destruct mechanism that brought down the second drone, or was it some sort of Iranian EW countermeasure that brought them both down.
    New Iranian AA systems as well as new EW countermeasures, wouldn’t that be nice, it probably isn’t the case and I’m just speculating aloud, but it would be great news if that is what really happened, but not great news for the Zionist Israelis though, I can imagine they’d be taking that sort of news very badly indeed.
    Military parity has such a lovely ring to it, LOL.