Israeli Official Reveals Additional Details Of December 25 Airstrikes On Syria

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Israeli Official Reveals Additional Details Of December 25 Airstrikes On Syria

FILE IMAGE: Israeli Air Force F-35 warplanes

Israel’s December 25 airstrikes targeted Iranian storage facilities and an anti-aircraft battery of the Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces (SyAADF) around the Syrian capital of Damascus, an Israeli military official told the Haaretz newspaper on December 27.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, also claimed that Israel had warned Russia about the airstrikes ahead of time, without providing any further information.

Syrian pro-government activists confirmed that an air-defense system of the SyAADF was hit during the airstrikes. However, they said that the storage facilities were of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) 4th Division. New satellite images released by Israel’s ImageSat confirmed that the facilities were located inside the base of the same division.

A day earlier, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense (MoD) of Russia said that the Israeli airstrikes on Damascus endangered two civilian airplanes, which forced the SyAADF to delayed the deployment of surface-to-air missiles and electronic jamming “to prevent a tragedy.”

The scale of the Israeli airstrikes reflects the tough attitude of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who vowed to take action against Iranian forces in Syria on numerous occasions during the last few months.

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  • Xoli

    Very strange Israel informed Russia before attack

    • BlueInGreen

      Not strange at all. Israel and Russia have a sort of protocol of engagement they adhere to, or loosely adhere to as far as the Israelis are concerned. So as to not get into unwanted situations that can cause undue escalation.

      I would welcome a Russian and Isreali conflict though. It would push the Israelis back and give Syrian, Hezbollah and Iranian forces breathing room since the Russians would engage Israel in or near Israel with EW and AA batteries that are OPERATIONAL with modern jets and missiles. Israel wouldn’t have the edge anymore and would have to fight on a level playing field. US could get involved but it would be a political nightmare since Trump wants to withdraw from Syria. Note though, I’m not saying the Russians will outright win but it will remind Israel that it is isn’t some invulnerable nation, immune to the same sort of bombings and strikes they like to carry out.

      The agreement is faulty as all hell though. It essentially normalizes Israeli sair raids and bombings on various Syrian, Iranian and Hezbollah targets.

      • FlorianGeyer

        When the time is right the head of the Israeli snake will be removed and until then it is wiser to alow the snake a few bites until it is in an irrevocable position.

        Then Kill It.

        • BlueInGreen

          We will have to wait and see in all truthfulness. As much as I’d like to see Israel be taken to task over its crimes against humanity, they still hold power ovet the US regardless of administration or political party, so we are essentially dealing with a “state” that can call upon a the US whenever it wishes to aid in its actions.

          It is wise to keep all of Israel’s air strikes and blatant disregard of law and rules of engagement in our memories. In the future if Israel needs help, it will find it has little to no friends…

          • FlorianGeyer

            Recessions and debt have always been the precursor to great change. For better or worse, depending where one is.

            We seem now to be reentering such a time of change .

            Some of us may live to see the results and I personally hope that Israel and the US are punished for what they have done, as many despotic empires have been punished by reality before.

    • Hasbara Hunter

      The Last time they didn’t….costed IsraHell a Lot…The installment of S-300 airdefense Systems in Syria….

  • BlueInGreen

    I would support a war with Israel full on at this point, even with US backing, seeing Israeli buildings, military facilities and infrastructure blown to bits would at least remind them of their vulnerability. Hurting Israel back out of pure spite for all the shit they’ve thrown at Syria is well deserved. As childish as it sounds, Syria is within its rights to retaliate but can’t due “reasons”. But it won’t happen, at least not with Syria. Hezbollah is much more able to hurt Israel due to their guerrilla nature. Luring Israel into Southern Lebanon and trapping Israeli troops in a quagmire would drain Israel of pride and resources all the while thousands of missiles rain down on various Israeli targets. But also, it isn’t right to plunge Lebanon into another war with Israel, a war that will come to Lebanon whether we want it or not. All of this is well within the realm of possibility.

    What are your guy’s thoughts on this? Should Iran, Syria and Hezbollah begin to posture more aggressively and prepare for a wider conflict with Israel or should they just continue to mop up the foreign terrorists and reclaim back Syrian territory?

    • Bob Starsky

      germans has showed how pathethic are jews, easy to kill like bugs. jews are strong only in shooting at women, children, prisoners or in the back. after islamic state it is time for removing of another terrorist state – israel

      • BlueInGreen

        I don’t see your point. In all fairness, Israel was an acceptional fighting force backing in the 60s, 70s and 80s but their power came from forcing the US to supply to it with arms and logistics through the downright evil and sinister Samson Option.

        IDF of today is not the same as yesteryear. They are young and entitled men and women serving in a corrupt, largely racist military that serves an expansionist state. Israel’s enemies fight with zeal and pride. But there are many Israelis who genuinely believe they are the victims and are protecting themselves. It really depends on whose side your on.

        In terms of real world capabilities. Israel sports some of the best weapons that the US can provide. F35s, F16s, F15s, submarines equipped with supposed nuclear cruiser missiles, modern radars, and AA batteries along with good operating tactics and logistics to support their endeavors, good tanks that are tailored for the terrain they operate in. But all this comes at the cost of being very expensive to operate and this is why Israel quite literally sucks the American taxpayers dry and bends the arm of US politicians (many of whom are Jewish and or sympathetic to Israel anyways) into giving free weapons and technology to Israel.

        Israel can be defeated in war but it would take a willing and courageous group of men to pull it off. Israel’s nukes need to be pacified somehow though, which currently their doesn’t seem to be any real way. It would be nice if another Middle Eastern state held a nuclear stockpile and could negotiate with Israel on equal grounds. But, as it stands the Israel’s have the last word due to their nuclear weapons stockpile.

        • leon mc pilibin

          Israhells nukes are their achilles heel,and can be used to against them,by simply targetting their locations,nuclear sites,chemical plants etc.Hezbollah has promised israhell that if they attack Lebanon again,then these facilities will be a prime target along with their cities.Hezbollah always keep their promises,and the israhellis know this well from very painful past experiences.

          • BlueInGreen

            Hmm… as much as I would like to believe that is the case. Diversification of nuclear weapons and their launching platforms is easy now a days. Israel likely has more than one method of delivery and all their nukes aren’t in one place. We have to keep in mind that, although the ground forces of the IDF are child killing goons who like to torment others, not all of the Israeli military is incompetent. It is unwise to underestimate your enemy.

            I highly suspect many of their nukes are in cruise missiles or in ballistic missiles. The cruise missiles can be fired from air, land or sea from submarines. So Hezbollah ability to attack them is, well highly dubious in all reality.

            Hezbollah’s power comes from being able to prolong the engagement with Israel, draining Israeli resources all the while hitting various Israeli targets both civilian and military.

          • Ray Douglas

            Suppose Israeli nukes are like a rubber ring for people who can’t swim? Suppose they don’t really have them. Who knows.

          • ray_douglas (:

          • S Melanson

            Israel has a functional triad with potent second strike ability approx 120 warheads and powerful yield

          • Zionism = EVIL

            They can not used in the region or anywhere. The fallout alone would kill all the Zionists. People forget that so-called Israel is basically a small coastal sliver of Palestine with some of the most dense urban population. Even using a 10kt nuke would kill everyone and contaminate the region for decades. It is all a myth created to scare the simple Arabs.

          • Jens Holm

            Yes, they can if the desperation is there and wind is correct.

          • Hasbara Hunter
          • Zionism = EVIL

            So-called nukes simply can not be used in Palestine for obvious reasons, so all the Zionist bluff is hot air. It is time to hit them hard.

          • Jens Holm

            Its their last defence. A small one at Damaskus with the wind in southwest wouldnt be totally bad.

            They have many very small ones.

          • Jim Prendergast

            Leon mc pilibin your reasoning is good. Disarming Israels Nuclear systems with conventional weapons would not be difficult. It would be accepted by the world as a move toward peace.

        • Hasbara Hunter

          Don’t know if you ever heard of Albert Pike….but take into account that it is all about the Destruction/ Sacrifice of IsraHell….ORDO AB CHAO…

          Jewish Albert Pike – Agent of Rothschild in America – Main Architect of Civil War – Founder of KKK
          Albert Pike was born on December 29, 1809, in Boston, and was the oldest of six children born to the Jewish family of Benjamin and Sarah Chase. It is unknown why Albert Pike’s father later change his name from Chase to Pike, maybe to hide his Jewish identity. He studied at Harvard, and later served as a Brigadier-General in the Confederate Army and one of the major architect of the Civil War. After the Civil War, Pike was found guilty of treason and implicated in the assassination of President Lincoln, only to be pardoned by fellow FREEMASON President Andrew Johnson on April 22, 1866, who met with him the next day at the White House. On June 20, 1867, Scottish Rite officials conferred upon President Johnson the 32nd Freemasonry degrees, and he later went to Boston to dedicate a Masonic Temple. Albert Pike acting in behalf of the de Rothschild family, founded the KKK.
          ALBERT PIKE LETTER REVEALS ILLUMINATI PLAN FOR WORLD WAR 3
          Famous Freemason Albert Pike wrote a letter to Giuseppe Mazzini in 1871 that purports to outline the illuminati plan for World War 3. The letter to Mazzini was on display in the British Museum Library in London until 1977, before being inexplicably removed from public view. Bibliotecapleyades.net reports: Giuseppe Mazzini was an Italian revolutionary leader of the mid 1800s as well as the Director of the Illuminati. Albert Pike (historical Masonic figure) is a 33rd degree, Freemason Occultist Grand Master and creator of the Southern Jurisdiction of the Masonic Scottish Rite Order. Following are apparently extracts from the letter, showing how Three World Wars have been planned for many generations.
          “The First World War must be brought about in order to permit the Illuminati to overthrow the power of the Czars in Russia and of making that country a fortress of atheistic Communism. The divergences caused by the “agentur” (agents) of the Illuminati between the British and Germanic Empires will be used to foment this war. At the end of the war, Communism will be built and used in order to destroy the other governments and in order to weaken the religions.” “The Second World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences between the Fascists and the political Zionists. This war must be brought about so that Nazism is destroyed and that the political Zionism be strong enough to institute a sovereign state of Israel in Palestine. During the Second World War, International Communism must become strong enough in order to balance Christendom, which would be then restrained and held in check until the time when we would need it for the final social cataclysm.” “The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the “agentur” of the “Illuminati” between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion… We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view ( via boredombash.com ). This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time.”

        • Bob Starsky

          jIsrael is a terrorsit state, a threat for all world. usa is going down, soon isreal will be an alone island of evil in MENA/Europe and we will see another final solution. in 1943 jews deserved all that for theri crimes in ~ 1850-42. next revenge of the world is coming

      • Rob

        I haven’t seen Israeli terror state before in so much devastated state as now I see.

    • Manuel Flores Escobar

      Israel should post video of the attack..because nobody in Damascus saw large explosions and lights on ground…

    • John Brown

      They just continue to mop up the foreign terrorists and reclaim back Syrian territory.

    • Hasbara Hunter

      Hit the Negev Nuclear Research Center Near Dimona with a couple of Missiles…. and IsraHell is done….IsraHell was created to ignite the Middle East at will….as Long as this Illegal Rothschild Occupation continues there will be No Peace in the Middle-East…. That is why IsraHell was created in the First place…

      • Jens Holm

        I certainly see inflation from You again. Do You have 6 fingers and 6 toes as welll :)

        • Hasbara Hunter

          I see inflation comin’ in the West…. The Elites want to get rid of the Middle-Class…

          Regarding my limbs: I just counted them….I still got 10 Fingers and 10 Toes….despite some frostbite every now & then….

          • Jens Holm

            People actually votes for the seizes of middleclasses, where changes can be made, if many votes for it.

            It always has been a dispute, where money made by all should be reinvested. So we alwasys has had to fight for the levels.

            I hardly see inflation in west, the interest are very low and the BNP incomes mainly are better then the inflation make negatives.

            Our long term problems are the many in the low income level. Many of them are incommers and we even need educated people as well. But if I high activity goes down, we again need hardly none un.educatd mainly muslims.

            We as country for the moment has the highest level of persons EVER in jobs as well as BNP. Even we fall a little again, its still a very good level. Hard to see those muslims are our problem.

            And we do educate more then ever even I think we should educate more. Typical they will land in the middle class. But when our Middle class is not growing its an AGE problem. “Too many old – retired-pension”.

            But if the macines take over more, thats no problem, if we tax the machines more. And we do have a tax system for it, even we for the moment see problems in it at well. The finace sector runs too much, we control to less. We, EU and the whole world had to be aware of that – and DO something about it.

            You again probatly forget, that elite is shares and stockholders and mainly not families. Very much is owned by small middle class people as me too.

          • Hasbara Hunter

            When the stocks go Down everything will be leveled….indexation…deindexation….wait till all those future pensionados finally get their Pensions…..nothing will be Left….the Tax Collectors are finding New Ways to Steal Money all the Time….

    • Rob

      CIA and MI6 trying to slaughter Palestinians and Syrians by Israeli terrorists. They finance these Israeli terrorists in Mideast.

      • Carne João Pasta

        Yep, it’s all too convenient the chaotic environment which has been engineered by the usual suspects.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      To be honest, a total asymmetrical war against the Zionist scum regime is the only viable option. The longer the SAA, Iranians and Russians wait, the worse Zionist crimes will get. History has shown that turning the other cheek has never worked. In any case after a few Zionist buildings and airports are leveled, they will sue for peace as even weak, isolated and quarantined Hamas has proved. The Zionist population is all alien to the region and they are not going to die for a small sliver of Palestinian land. They all hold dual passports and came to Palestine to live off western charity money. When the pain becomes too much, they will pack their bags and move back to North America, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary and other parts of Europe, from where they came from.

      • Jens Holm

        If You become christian, You might given Your last oil.

      • Brother Ma

        Not if I could help it!

    • Jens Holm

      I hope You are in the frontzone. The first many 1000 will be in a meatgrinder until Israel is out of ammo. Damaskus probatly will be a lake too.

      Most babling of Your are as from some barking mad but typical for everything from the Region there. You get nothing about the strengt of Israel as well as their friends and Your military forces are lower then in june 1967, where Israel took Syria after havinbg taken 2 other countries first.

      And the crap about Hesbollah too as well as Assad also were commander of the Russian army as well as Ayatollah…

      Oppinions like Yours are seen here too often. The rest of the world only see You in circles and You hairy behinds knowing nothing about facts.

      You systematicly learn to learn no facts, but learn to eat everything, You are told. And thats in all levels. You are not even able to copy the good parts of west, which make us strong

      • BlueInGreen

        You’re an idiot who can barely convey a thought correctly with your shit English.

        Israel isn’t infallible nor is it unbeatable.

        But I waste my time talking to an incoherent troll… Go away…

        • Hasbara Hunter

          He is One of the Worst Hasbaras in here… the Only reason I never Blocked this “Danish” Retard is so that I could check what Nonsense he was trying to sell others…

        • Jens Holm

          I did not write that.I wrote You cant do that as long as You have lousy armies bad supported as well – by the militatry way.

          I also indicate, that to be strong enough, You have to have economy behuin´d that too.Things like that are impossible in the systems, You arein now.

          So for You having none support or maybee the opposite by Russians, You have no chance for harvesting much more then undertakers as billionaires.

          And dont name ME as trool. Internet anytime support me in strenght of armies, airforces and navies. Israel even have tiny little A-boms as supplement making You a non happy new year.

          You could be one of the best Generals for Syria loosing the next 455.000.Natanyahu might even sponsor You.

          • BlueInGreen

            I doubt it, like highly doubt it. If the Syrians can properly utilize their AD equipment and form a good offensive strategy then Israel will be under quite unique pressure.

            This isn’t a symmetrical war, it would be a war that Israel would have to fight on multiple different fronts against different threats all together. The Palestinians would find an opening to insight rioting and rebellion in and around Israel possibly getting weapons and bombs from third party actors causing large security issues nation wide, Hamas will most definitely lob rockets into Israel and if Hezbollah and Israel go at it, Israel will be getting battered left and right from literraly thousands of missiles of different makes, not to mention ground fighting with a large Hezbollah force that is well seasoned and equipped (like I’ve said before, Hezbollah ALONE can bog the entire Israeli war machine down, forcing it into a war of attrition). This is all without including the Syrian/Israeli shooting war. Numerically speaking, Israel doesn’t have nearly enough AD systems and interceptors to quell the incoming heat. Undoubtedly Hezbollah and Syria will be aiming for Israeli airbases and runways given that modern Israeli might is damn near solely dependent on air power.

            I don’t view this as some one-sided beatdown but a tug of war. Many who blindly support Israel rely on old wars of the past as well the naive thought that somehow advanced weapons automatically means you just win. Undoubtedly the parties involved will incure immense structural damage but given that Israel has NO plans of peace with its neighbors due to the fact they want to expand for both religious reasons and resource reasons.

            This war is coming sooner or later. Either that or an Israeli politician gains power and pushes for true peace and reconciliation with their neighbors. Until then, a war is most likely given Israeli plans.

          • disqus_SjVoieEv2T why

          • BlueInGreen

            Why what?

            You have to be specific in order for me to answer properly.

      • BlueInGreen

        Jesus christ… the delusion is real with you. You actually are so deep in Israel’s shit it’s funny as hell lmao.

        At least fix your English… I still can’t decipher that chicken shit your wrote.

      • Hasbara Hunter

        Your IsraHell will be Wiped offthe Face of this Planet Fucktard….getting Nervous? Better call your Relatives in Hell Aviv to move to Denmark…..

  • leon mc pilibin

    This is all to help nutandyahoo get reselected by his rothschild handlers.Grab more Palestinian land,,kill some more of their children,,and sneakily bomb Syria using civilian aircraft as cover.Nothing more to be said about these satanic scumbags.

  • Ray Douglas

    So, when can we expect an Israeli airfield to be destroyed? Or will Syria confine itself to complaining to the UN. Go after the bastards.

    • Hasbara Hunter

      If you are going to Hit Something in IsraHell….better do it Good…a First-Punch-Knockout…lemme think….Domina…Damino…Eureka I got it! Dimona…Wipe IsraHell off the face of the Earth…

      • RichardD

        Once their air cover is compromised, the baby rapers are sitting ducks.

    • 1691

      …when they do a real damage. Obviously all their missiles were intercepted except the two (no significant achievement) and neither Syria nor Russia is going to give them what they want.

  • RichardD

    The S-300s are being tested in combat for the task that they were designed for, and they’re failing the test. So all of the people who have them, and are considering buying them are wondering what’s wrong with them? You obtain a system on the premise that they’ll be operational in 3 months. And now there are reports that they’ve already been operational for 2 months. And the only thing that they’ve done is allow people to be injured and buildings to be destroyed. Which is the exact opposite of what they’re designed for. That’s a problem for Russia, Syria, everyone that has these systems, and people looking to Russia for security.

    And whose right in the middle of this debacle? Jews. They’ve been a curse on Russia for hundreds of years. And they’re thumbing their noses at Russia and making the Russians look like fools. Russia has just completed a quantum leap in improving Syria’s air defense capabilities to get this problem corrected. And nothing has changed. The Jews are doing the exact same thing that they were before the upgrade. And it’s been completely ineffective in getting the problem corrected.

    Russia’s reputation is being severely damaged by Israel. And the problem is correctable by proving the S-300s effectiveness in combat. Which will have the exact opposite effect by strengthening Russia’s reputation and deterrence capability considerably.

    • AJ

      Do we even know if the S300s were used in this attack? even if they were there are reports that the majority of missiles were intercepted. You can not assume an air defence is a failure just because some missiles got through. No system will ever provide 100% success not even the S400 & I seriously doubt Russia is selling them claiming this to be the case

      • RichardD

        They weren’t, that’s the problem.

  • John Whitehot

    considered that even analphabets understood that the pics released by Israel were photoshopped, and even badly, one does not get what kind of credibility these people think they can exert on anyone (except people like white american patriot and the latest iteration of richardd) by releasing details.

    putting things in the mouth of “pro-government” activists does not increase that credibility neither.

    • RichardD

      What good is the quantum leap in SADF capability if the Jews are doing the exact same thing that the were before and the problem isn’t being corrected? This report says that the S-300s have been operational since early November 2018:

      “Russia accelerated this effort after the Syrian Air Defense Forces accidentally shot down a Russian IL-20 while responding to airstrikes by Israel on September 17.[8] The Russian Armed Forces deployed at least three additional battalions of S-300s to Syria by October 2.[9] These systems reportedly became combat operational as of November 7, although satellite images later showed at least one of the battalions still stationed at a storage site as of November 13.[10] ISW cannot independently verify the status of the other two battalions of S-300s.”

      https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lyWB7g3zKY0/XAGKtWs02_I/AAAAAAAAKHw/uirfvFyA7YMYjFNRiTMWWVmZGhosrTZtACLcBGAs/s1600/ISW%2B-%2BRussia%2BA2AD%2BSyria%2B-%2BNovember%2B2018.png

      http://iswresearch.blogspot.com/2018/11/russia-expands-its-air-defense-network.html

      • John Whitehot

        shlomo, i dont give a fuck about your links.

        i mostly go with the officials statements.

        • Carne João Pasta

          Lol. I blocked him long ago. Didn’t like how he was steering the commentary as if he were some authority sanctioned by Southfront or something.

          • RichardD

            Do you have a problem seeing IAF aircraft being taken down like he false accuser JW does?

        • Carne João Pasta

          Just typical bit like replies I have no use for people like him. No originality of thought.

          • RichardD

            JW is a coward afraid to debate the issues. So he wallows in filth and stupidity instead.

        • RichardD

          You didn’t answer the question.

  • RichardD

    IAF aircraft need to be taken down. After all of their unprovoked attacks, they certainly have it coming to them.

    • BlueInGreen

      Here in lies the issue. How does one shoot down Israeli aircraft when they are using Lebanese and Israeli airspace to launch stand off attacks. Syria needs diplomatic support and I mean HEAVY diplomatic support from China and Russia to push back against the US if Syrian forces decide go change their rules of engagement regarding Israeli attack jets. This is due to the reality that, once the decision is made by the SyADF to shoot down Israeli aircraft from within Israel or Lebanon, the US will make so much noise it will be a racket. I think Russias diplomatic help has been good up until this point. But it is MORE than clear the Russians either don’t want a wider conflict and are stomaching Israel’s raids or something else, idk. They’ve been a decent ally but for Iran they’ve been a shit ally, if even that.

      Thus far I’ve given the Russians and Syrians the benefit of the doubt that the S-300 simply isn’t at full capacity yet. Once it’s all set up and running Israel will find it extremely difficult to launch anything at all when their aircraft are being monitored the from within Israeli airspace. But what’s the end game here? I mean truthfully what is all our bickering on SouthFront getting us other than making us more angry at Israel?

      This has become some shitty war of attrition where one side (Israel) gets to unjustly attack the other whilst the other knows full well attack Israel will bring a far larger war. Syria is just taking 200+ air raids with little to no reprisals of any sort. IDK if IDF commanders and politicians think this status quo will continue indefinitely but it is absolutely unsustainable in the long term. Syria is not some punching bag for Israel to use, yet evidently it is…

      • RichardD

        Syria is in a much better position to deter a land invasion. With that option unattractive to Israel. Their escalation options using air power are limited if the S-300s are effective. They’ve never been used in combat, and until they prove their worth or don’t. The Jews are giving Russia the middle finger.

        • BlueInGreen

          Hard to disagree with that lol.

    • BlueInGreen

      Basically we go back to what I’ve been saying for a while now on Southfront. Israel needs to be confronted head on no matter the cost at this point. It is a fools gambit to believe the hype that Israel is the best military and will win just because it is Israel…

      On the other hand Syria still has Turkey and the rest of the nation to bring back into the fold, then the reconciliation and reconstruction also has to be complete. It is a mess, so a war with Israel from Syria is just a no go, or not advised. Hezbollah has the ability but then it will play into Israeli plans. It is no secret that Israel wants Southern Lebanese land due to fresh water as well ad they want to steal the Southern Lebanese coast for oil.

      In my opinion, the next war is going to be Hezbollah VS. Israel but this time a clear cut winner will be decided. I sincerely don’t think it wise that Israel will engage Hezbollah without defeating it outright but they don’t got the manpower to do it and they know it. Damn mess… Hezbollah should aim to cripple Israel as much as it can if another war starts. Hitting ports, places of commerce, communications, electricity production, Dimona, Ben Gurion air port etc… Would really send the Israeli economy into a tail spin.

      • RichardD

        If the S-300s don’t work outside Syrian airspace, the Jews are going to say I told you so. If they do, they’ll back off until they can find a way around them.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    – “A day earlier, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense (MoD) of Russia said that the Israeli airstrikes on Damascus endangered two civilian airplanes, which forced the SyAADF to delayed the deployment of surface-to-air missiles and electronic jamming “to prevent a tragedy” -.
    Syria is a big country, if you can’t launch defensive missiles from one location due to interference, surely they could launch from several other locations somewhere nearby.
    Both the times the Israelis struck Syria, there has been an Iranian cargo plane departing from Syria back to Iran at the very same time, not as it arrived, just as it was leaving. Maybe the Israelis aren’t quite as quick off the mark as they used to be.

    • Sinbad2

      How do you know an Iranian plane was leaving?
      Because Israel told you so?

      “There’s a sucker born every minute.”(PT Barnum)

      • Willing Conscience (The Truths

        I know it the same way I knew the US were about to abandon the Kurds, and the same way I knew the US were about to leave Syria, and the same way I knew the Kurds were being replaced by Trump, and the same way I knew the Arab league convinced the US and Israel to give Assad the green light to attack Daraa and Quneitra, and the same way I knew the Arab league effectively ended this war back before January this year, when they ended support for all the rebel factions and tried to convince the Saudis and Turks to do the same. I have posts on the SF archives to prove I’ve correctly predicted all these events long before they happened, and contrary to what almost everyone else believed, experts included. I stand by all my assessments, analysis of events and predictions, they’re all archived on SF for anyone to check, I suggest you do if you think I have nothing relevant to say, go back to my predictions just before the Daraa and Quneitra campaign [may/june] and see what I’ve been saying since then, all my predictions about Daraa and Quneitra were much more accurate than any of the so called military experts or media commentators, I think I was 99% correct on the timeframe, troop numbers, the ease of operations, the casualty numbers, the refugee numbers, and anything else you care to mention, I’ll brag again and say I got everything right, no one else even came close to the accuracy of my predictions, please don’t reply and say I’m lying, just check a few of my posts first, then you can call me a liar if you still want to.
        So yes, I do know an Iranian cargo plane was leaving both times, and it’s because I don’t just read SF, I read everything I can, even the enemies news.
        PT Barnum was just a gay man with another gay mans quote, it’s accurate but so what, I prefer this one, “you only have to spook one of the herd members to spook the whole herd”, I’ve never been a member of any herd, have you? Ever notice how sheep when they’re all fleeing in one direction, all start jumping over a stick or obstacle, even after the stick or obstacle has been knocked away, but they still keep jumping over nothing anyway, silly sheep, some people are like that too, poor people.
        If I told you most Israeli news sources are much more accurate, have less mistakes, and also have less propaganda in them than SF has, you’d laugh at me wouldn’t you, but I suggest you also occasionally read some of them too.

  • Tommy Jensen

    One SAA dead and 3 SAA serious wounded. https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-military-denies-israeli-claims-of-bombing-iranian-base/ .

    Just saying this is Israel no.201 free Kremlin permitted bomb attack on Syrian bases and Syrians in 2 yrs.

  • Bob

    IAF are now reduced to petulant tactical ploys – hiding attacking warplanes behind incoming commercial airliners.

    The Israeli leadership apparently think this is cunning tactical maneuvering – with intent to boost own prestige with domestic Israeli audience by maintaining attacks. Yet they fail to grasp that strategically it actually makes them look weak – if not cowardly – and worse, merely irritates the bigger player in region – Russia – who likely to simply respond with more upgrading and networking of surface to air defensive equipment within Syria.

  • jm74

    Until the Lebanese shoot those israeli planes down this isn’t going to stop. As far as warning Russia prior to the strike that should be confirmed by the Russians and not the israelis who are reknown for fabricating.

  • Sinbad2

    Lebanon needs to shed its Saudi Israel shackles and take a stand.
    A simple you cannot use our airspace, and give Syria permission to shoot all Israeli aircraft is all that would be needed.

  • mlnw

    Lebanon, Russia and Syria should strike an agreement to allow Russian antimissile systems to be based in Lebanon, and for Syria to have the right to fire at Israeli jets in Lebanese airspace. Israeli infrastructure whether it is in the Golan Heights, Israel’s EEZ (the Tamar and Leviathan offshore wells), or Israel proper, should also be fair game as part of any retaliatory action. An eye for an eye and preemptive action would be a better defensive measure than taking it again and again on the chin, at until after Syria’s territorial integrity is assured and the terrorists (including the Western coalition) are out of Syria,

  • XRGRSF

    Since there is absolutely no down side the Israelis will continue to attack Syria whenever, and where ever they choose. I fail to understand why Russia armed Syria with a modern air defense system when it’s painfully obvious that Russia will never allow Syria to defend itself.