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I don't trust for one second that IDF is out of the loop.
And it goes without saying that friendly fire is a ludicrous cover story.

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by Cat on Tue Sep 18th, 2018 at 10:19:17 AM EST
Why is it a ludicrous cover story?
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Sep 18th, 2018 at 10:32:25 AM EST
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point of order

but for IDF undisuputed invasion of Syrian air space for the express purpose of destroying an SAA installation at Latakia,

  1. SAA would not have fired anti-aircraft munitions in the flight path of a Russian Ilyushin Il-20M Coot;
  2. Russian Ilyushin Il-20M Coot would not be destroyed;
  3. and I would not be answering the question, Why friendly fire is a ludicrous cover story (to exculpate Israeli responsibility for the deaths of 14 Russian and unnumbered SSA casualties).


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Sep 19th, 2018 at 02:49:45 AM EST
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Russia, USA, Israel, Iran and Syria: a continuous struggle to trigger or avoid war
Posted on 18/09/2018 by Elijah J Magnier
Simultaneously with the downing of the Russian plane, four Israeli F-16s attacked Syrian and Iranian military targets around the northern city of Latakia. The Syrian air defence system responded against the incoming missiles and hit the Russian plane while in landing position over the Hamymeen military airport.
"the day after an Israeli F-16 destroyed an Iranian military cargo plane on the Damascus airport runway"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Sep 22nd, 2018 at 02:46:49 AM EST
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Just as the stupid decision by the Bush/Cheney administration to pre-empt the War in Iraq before the Afghanistan expedition had reached its goal, and was ready for pulling out the allied forces, gave the Iranians a strong foothold in Iraq.  With the stupid decision by Obama/HRC [with NATO allies UK and France] to intervene in Libya and directly going into Syria for regime change, it gave the Russians the opportunity to secure its bond with the Assad regime and maintain a stronger presence in Latakia with a naval port on the Mediterranean and an expanded military base.

Of course Israel now is facing reality as the Iranians in Syria are within close range of the its border. As a result of the conflict in Syria, the militants of Hezbollah and the Iranian Quds military have been battle hardened. The arrogance of the Netanyahu regime this past decade is a direct cause of the present stand-off with Iran, Turkey and neighbouring states. Reminds me of Israeli PM Golda Meir and the surprise attack by Egypt's Anwar Sadat in 1973.

The Last Nuclear Moment | NY Times Opinion - Avner Cohen in 1973 |

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Tue Sep 18th, 2018 at 10:52:44 AM EST
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