Monday, April 30, 2018

Netanyahu - The Great Theft

Tonight, only two hours ago, Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a great show in a life broadcast to the world when he presented lots and lots of documents belonging to an Iranian nuclear program named "Project Amad". These documents, having become obsolete after Iran signed the denuclearization treaty, were recently relocated and stored in a shabby hut in the outskirts of Tehran. From there they must have been stolen by Israeli agents.

But first some words about Israel's own nuclear weapons. Their existence had much earlier been indicated by some cryptic answer given by deputy-defense minister and later president Peres to former US president Kennedy when Kennedy had inquired into Israel's nuclear ambitions: "I can assure you that we won't be the first to apply nuclear weapons". You should keep this in mind before you turn to Netanyahu's "breaking exposure" of an Iranian nuclear program.

The Grand Theft.

Netanyahu playing into the hands of US president Trump.

And by the way, I still remember that Saddam Hussein's administration in Iraq kept some similar feasibility study for a nuclear weapon and which was abandoned after Israel had bombed Saddam's secret research reactor into a ruin. That study became known only by chance when the Bush administration published masses of unchecked documents on the internet, in the hope US patriots would volunteer with their Arabic language skills to participate in the translation which surpassed government capacity. When some reader sounded the alarm, the web portal was closed in a hurry.

Syria - Israel Started the War

In a news flash, [Syrian] state television said the missile attacks took place at 10:30 p.m.

“Syria is being exposed to a new aggression with some military bases in rural Hama and Aleppo hit with enemy rockets,” an army source was quoted as saying without elaborating.

Earlier, state television said successive blasts were heard in rural Hama province and that authorities were investigating the cause.

An opposition source said one of the locations hit was an army base known as Brigade 47 near Hama city, widely known as a recruitment center for Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias who fight alongside President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.

An intelligence source who closely follows Syria said it appeared that multiple missile strikes hit several command centers for Iranian-backed militias and there were dozens of injuries and deaths.

The strikes hit weapons warehouses, and further explosions were heard, the source who requested anonymity said.

[Reuters press agency on 30 April 2018]

وحدة مراقبة إسرائيلية ترصد كل حركة على الأرض السورية تحسباً من ثأر إيراني

مسؤول: الرصد على الحدود مع سوريا أصعب من الجبهات الأخرى

Israeli control unit monitoring every movement on Syria's territory
counting on an Iranian revenge.

Official: The reserve at the Syrian border is the most difficult
[in comparison with] other fronts.

[Asharq Al-Awsat الشرق الأوسط on 30 April 2018]

هذا ما قاله مصدر عسكري سوري عن استهداف إيرانيين في هجمات ريف حماة وحلب

This is what the Syrian military source said about targeting Iranians
in Hamaa and Aleppo countryside attacks.

قال مصدر عسكري سوري، إنه لا صحة حتى الآن، لما أثير بشأن مقتل عسكريين إيرانيين في القصف الصاروخي الذي استهداف ريف حماة وحلب ليل أمس الأحد.ـ

A Syrian military source said there is no certitude up to now about the killing of Iranian soldiers in the missile attack which targeted the region of Hamaa and Aleppo last Sunday night.

كما أفاد مصدر ميداني لوكالة "سبوتنيك"، أن الضربات التي استهدفت مستودع للذخيرة بريف حماة التابع للواء 47 بالجيش السوري قد أسفرت عن مقتل 12 جندي وإصابة عدد كبير من الجنود في الموقع.ـ

As a source ["from the battle ground"] told the office of [Russia's news center] "Sputnik", the blows had been targeting an ammunition depot in the region of Hamaa belonging to "brigade 47" of the Syrian army and had resulted in the death of 12 soldiers and a big number of wounded in the garrison.

[Addiyar الديار, Beirut, on 30 April 2018]

Editor's Note: As published numbers of the dead and wounded after the above described Israeli attacks are steadily rising, I decided to refrain from any "bodycount update".

Friday, April 27, 2018

Korea - Peace, Joy and Cookies

Last Update: 29 April

Last week North Korea announced it will cease all nuclear testing and will be shutting down its main testing facility at Mount Mantap. Although some believe the decision came because of easing tensions between the country and the world, others think Mount Mantap may have come down with a bad case of "tired mountain syndrome."

But what exactly is tired mountain syndrome, and how does a mountain "catch" it?

It turns out that repeated nuclear blasts can weaken the rock around underground nuclear test sites, eventually making them unsafe or unusable — which may just have happened with North Korea's preferred testing grounds. [Quotations from Live Science on 27 April 2018]

Editor's Note:

This is how international pressure (combined with geological pressure) can turn a "rogue state" leader into a "nice guy" ! His country might even turn from a "rogue state" into the "paradise of a fallen angel", at least in the eyes of a global community. But be sure that some sinister characters are already busy to define another "rogue state" that could serve as a substitute:

[Press TV, Iranian news service on 27 April 2018]

Quotations from the Iranian article:

[Iran's ambassador to the United Nations] Khoshroo criticized the United States and other members of the [UN security] council for granting Israel a sense of "exceptionalism" that has allowed Tel Aviv to constantly undermine peace in the region without ever having to worry about the consequences.

"The impunity this regime has enjoyed for so long wouldn’t have been possible without the help it receives from the US and certain interest groups," he added.

[Bloomberg News on 29 April 2018]

Quotations from the Bloomberg article:

Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said Iran is even more vulnerable to such pressure than North Korea because it doesn’t yet have nuclear weapons, while its people are less cowed by their leaders and wouldn’t passively accept tighter economic sanctions.

“If it happens in North Korea, it’s proof that this way works and will work with Iran,” Katz said in an interview in New York. “Whether through fixing the nuclear agreement or nixing it, such a policy could even lead to the fall of the regime. Now is the time to be very tough against Iran.”

Related News:

Israel’s army said on Sunday that it had briefly held a Lebanese woman who crossed the border and then repatriated her, a detention Beirut denounced as an abduction.

The Lebanese army said that the woman, Nohad Dali, was taken on Saturday evening from Shebaa, a small disputed area that Israel regards as part of the Golan Heights, which it captured from Syria in 1967, but which Beirut says is Lebanese territory.

“An Israeli enemy patrol carried out the abduction of Nohad Dali,” a Lebanese army statement said.

The Israeli military said two shepherds had crossed the U.N.-demarcated border with Lebanon and that one of them was taken into custody by its troops.

[Reuters on 29 April 2018]

بين «حزب الله» و«إسرائيل».. حرب وشيكة تلوح في الأفق

Between Hezbollah and Israel - An Imminent War is Looming on the Horizon.

[Masralarabia مسر العربية, Kairo, on 29 April 2018]


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most serious defeat for the United States.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Israel - Iran - Conflict News

Last Update: 26 April in the evening.

Quotation from an article published by The National in the Emirates on 26 April:

A military confrontation between Israel and Iran in Syria is becoming increasing likely, US Defence Secretary James Mattis warned on Thursday [26 April] as his Israeli counterpart was visiting Washington to discuss the threat.

Mr Mattis delivered his warning of yet another military conflict in the Middle East at a hearing in Congress. Asked if Israel and Iran were edging toward military confrontation, he said: “I can see how it might start, but I am not sure when or where.”

"I think that it's very likely in Syria because Iran continues to do its proxy work there through Hezbollah.”

He accused Iran of not only expanding and strengthening its presence in Syria but also “bringing advanced weapons for Hezbollah through Syria”.

Israel, he said “will not wait to see those missiles in the air and we hope Iran would pull back”.

The Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who met US national security adviser John Bolton and Mr Mattis on Thursday, also warned of a confrontation with Iran.

"Any site in which we see an Iranian attempt to achieve a military foothold in Syria will be struck. We won't let that happen, regardless of the price," he told the [Saudi owned] Arabic news website Elaph.

Israel said it carried out air strikes against Iranian and Syrian targets in Syria in February after one its F16 fighter jets was downed near the Syrian border.

صاعد حرب الظل بين إيران وإسرائيل.. الحرس الثوري مستمر يواصل
تعزيز تواجده بسوريا.. تل أبيب: ما تفعله طهران "خط أحمر"ـ

Proxi-war between Iran and Israel looming.

The Revolutionary Guards are permanently
consolidating their presence in Syria.

Tel Aviv: Tehran [must not cross] the "Red Line".

روسيا: الدفاع الجوي التابع لقاعدة "حميميم" أسقطت أهدافًا مجهولة الهوية

Russia: Air defense of Hamimim base downed unidentified [propelled] targets.

علنت وزارة الدفاع الروسية، أن وسائل الدفاع الجوي التابعة لقاعدة حميميم أسقطت
أهدافًا جوية صغيرة الحجم مجهولة الهوية، دون وقوع إصابات أو أضرار مادية.ـ

Russia's ministry of defense announced that its air defense at Hamimim base downed small sized propelled targets without [suffering] human or material damage.

[Editor's Note: According to the Arab source this news should have been spread today, 25 April, by Russia Today TV. A Russian news broadcast tonight showed missile parts that should belong to intercepted missiles used by the joint US-British-French attack on Syrian facilities allegedly related to chemical weapons production and deployment.]

[Al-Bawaba البوابة, with main offices in Amman and Dubai, on 24/25 April 2018]

Additional Information:

In an interview with the Jerusalem Post the former chief of Mossad, Danny Yatom, spoke about the "Iranian Threat". That interview was published some days ago on 15 April.

One special point mentioned here is the Iranian drone which had entered into Israel and had been destroyed by Israeli forces.

As Yatom puts it, the unmanned object was armed with explosives and was an almost identical replica of some US drone that had fallen into the hands of Iranian military much earlier. If such drone had exploded in Israel, it would have been difficult to directly relate the attack to Iran or its ally Hezbollah.

An interesting quotation from that interview:

“We were alone in the battle.... The [US-British-French] attack on the weekend was purely symbolic and a drop in the ocean. The strike should have hit Assad’s palace in order to truly scare him.”

Russia plans to deliver an anti-aircraft missile system, known as the S-300, to Syria in the near future, Russian Defense Ministry’s Colonel General Sergei Rudskoi told reporters on Wednesday [25 April].

"Russian experts will continue to train Syrian military servicemen, particularly teaching them to use the new missile defense systems that are planned to be delivered to Syria in the near future," he said, according to the Russian news agency TASS.

Russia's sale and pending delivery of these weapons to the Syrian government has been a source of tension between Moscow and Jerusalem. Israel fears the S-300 would hamper its ability to attack military sites in Syria that are dangerous to the Jewish State and would therefore allow Iran to strengthen its military foothold in that country.

"This is by far the most advanced weapons system in air defense in Syrian hands so far," said Brig. Gen. (res.) Assaf Orion, "so theoretically it is an entrenchment to the apparent freedom of action that the Israeli air force enjoys over Syria’s sky.”


[Russia's ambassador to Israel]
Shein said the idea of the S-300 delivery - on which Russia has yet to decide - was a result of the punitive April 14 missile strikes by US, British and French forces on Syria.

[Quotations from the Jerusalem Post on 25 April 2018]

Editor's Note: An earlier blogspot of "blueprint news" already reported about Russian plannings to support Syria with the installation of a missile production near some Russian base.

محللون‭: ‬سوء‭ ‬فهم‭ ‬النيات‭ ‬بين‭ ‬ايران‭ ‬وخصومها‭ ‬قد‭ ‬تؤدي‭ ‬الى‭ ‬حرب‭ ‬واسعة‭ ‬واسرائيل‭ ‬الأكثر‭ ‬استنفاراً

Analysts: A misunderstanding of intentions between Iran and its adversaries
could lead to an extended war and Israel's biggest mobilization.

[Azzaman الزمان, Iraqi newspaper published in London, Baghdad and Beirut, on 25 April 2018]


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Monday, April 23, 2018

Israel's Poisoned Anniversary

While Israel is officially celebrating the 70th anniversary of its existence, a debate is rising on the failure of former Israeli governments to come to terms with Israel's Palestinian neighbours. The blame is being put especially on the actual administration of prime minister Netanyahu who is furthermore accused of turning the eyes of the public away from his own corruption scandal to an immediate danger from Iran.

An Arabic broadcast by Al-Jazeera in Qatar two days ago reminded of King Hussein of Jordan who had become a reliable friend to Israel's former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin during their negotiations when both politicians had tried to solve the regional problems between Jews and Palestinians. This, however, ended with the assassination of Rabin in 1995, committed by an ultranational Jew with relations to the environment of Israel's secret service Mossad and who therefore succeeded to come close enough to his victim. During the lifetime of Rabin the militant confrontation between Palestinian citizens and Israeli soldiers came to a halt. I still remember some German TV report from that time where Palestinians declared that even their children had stopped throwing stones at soldiers and which had become a traditional amusement since the foundation of the Jewish state.

Now, some former chiefs of Mossad are speaking out against the long-standing failure of Israeli politicians to come to terms with the Palestinians, saying that Israel is the only nation in the world whose borders are not defined ......

This is a must read !


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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Israeli F-15 Ordered Home amid Tensions with Iran

The Israeli Air Force has decided to scale back its participation in the Red Flag exercise in Alaska amid increasing tensions on Israel’s northern border.

“In light of the situational assessment by the Air Force it was decided to adjust the planes’ participation in the exercise,” read a statement by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, stressing that nonetheless, “Israel’s first participation in the Red Flag exercise in Alaska will take place as planned.”
[IDF = Israel Defense Forces]

According to a statement by Air Force public affairs officer Kitsana Dounglomchan, Israel’s Air Force decided not to send F-15 fighter jets to the two-week-long drill, which will run between April 26 - May 11, out of Eielson Air Force base in Fairbanks and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage.

[Quotation from Jerusalem Post on 22 April, 2018, at 16:04 local time]

Israeli Navy names new SA'AR 6 warships arriving from Germany.

On Sunday, Israeli Navy Commander Maj.-Gen. Eli Sharvit announced that the four ships would be named "Magen," "Oz," "Independence" and "Triumph". The decision on the names was determined by a forum headed by the Navy, led by Sharvit.


Israel is highly dependent on the sea, with over 90% of Israel’s imports arriving via the sea, and while the country’s navy is relatively small compared to other IDF corps, it has a significant amount of territory to protect since the expansion of the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) from 40 miles to 150 miles from shore years ago.

While there is no hermetic protection on the sea, due to the threat posed by Hezbollah’s arsenal of Grad rockets and other longer-range projectiles, the navy has upgraded its weapons and defensive systems on its entire combat fleet.

“You can how see the ships are taking shape these days,” Sharvit said. “The arrival of the ships is expected to significantly change the face of the Navy."

“The Navy will employ tools with new capabilities that we do not possess today with excellent and precise defense and attack capabilities for their mission, headed by the defense of the strategic assets of the State of Israel at sea,” he continued.

The construction of the four “Sa'ar-6” class warships was agreed to in a 430 million euro deal between Israel and the German company ThyssenKrupp in 2015.

The first ship is expected to arrive at the end of 2019 with the last by 2021.

Existing Sa’ar-5 and Sa’ar 4.5 ships are being upgraded with the integration of new radars and electronic warfare systems, Israel is set to receive new Dolphin-class submarines and new Sa’ar-6 Corvettes in coming years which are set to be operational by 2021. The Sa’ar 6 will have a crew of 70 sailors, a range of 2500 miles, and advanced capabilities able to deal with a wide range of threats including Iron Dome short range defense missile launchers and Barak-8 long-range surface-to-air missile naval defense system.

They are set to defend Israel’s offshore natural gas reserves as well as other strategic maritime assets.

“The bread and butter of the Sa’ar 6 are its defense and offensive capabilities,” a senior officer stated in February. “I wish we could have this ship on our waters, right now.”

..... and some submarines in addition.

[Quotation from Jerusalem Post on 22 April, 2018, at 17:02 local time]

صحيفة تتوقع أن يكون الرد الإيراني على "إسرائيل" في 15 مايو

Some journal predicts the Iranian response to "Israel" for May 15.

Photo above: Iranian Revolutionary Guards

[Palestine Today فلسطين اليوم on 22 April 2018]

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Israel - Iranian Attack Imminent ?

Important Update included on April 19

صحيفة نيويورك تايمز: ضربات إيرانية وشيكة على إسرائيل

New York Times : Iranian blows on Israel are imminent.

كشف مصدر أمني عن عملية وشيكة تحضر لها إيران للهجوم على إسرائيل بواسطة طائرات دون طيار

Some security source revealed an imminent operation that presents itself as an Iranian attack on Israel by unmanned aircraft.

ونقلت صحيفة "يديعوت أحرونوت" الإسرائيلية، عن المصدر الذي لم تذكر اسمه، تحذيره من أن "إسرائيل سترد بقوة على أي عملية انتقام إيرانية ضدها تنفذ من الأراضي السورية"، مشيراً إلى أنه من الممكن أن توجه إيران ضربات داخل إسرائيل عن طريق طائرات دون طيار

The newspaper quoted the Israeli " Yediot Aharonot " as saying that the source which did not mention its name is warning that " Israel will respond strongly to any Iranian retaliation operation against it from Syrian territory ", indicating the possibility that Iran went inside Israel to strike with unmanned aircraft.

[Addyar الزيار, Lebanon, late evening news on 17 April 2018]

There are other Arabic news centers that published similar information at about the same time. But remember: This news is of Israeli origin and has not been confirmed by independent sources so far.

Shortly after that, the Lebanese source published further information on their Facebook site:

روسيا تقترح ردا على الاسد اقامة معمل الصواريخ قرب قاعدة العسكرية الروسية على الساحل

Russia proposes to support al-Assad in the installation of a missile production site near Russia's military base in the coastal area.

Quotation from an article published by Asharq Al-Awsat (The Middle East) on 17 April 2018:

Israel struck an Iran-operated air base in Syria, a senior Israeli military official confirmed on Monday, as Israeli sources reported that Israel sent a clear message to Russia that the sale of the advanced S-300 missile defense system to the Syrian regime will cross a red line. Meanwhile, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said his country will sooner or later respond to the recent crime and aggression of Israel.

It was the first time we attacked live Iranian targets in Syria, both facilities and people, the Israeli military source admitted to New York Times.

This is the first time an Israeli official admits to directly targeting Iranian forces in Syria, given that Israel usually refrains from commenting on any reports about targets.

The official indicated that Israel targeted the Iranian drone command center at the T4 air base in Syria on Monday, in response to an Iranian drone entering Israeli airspace earlier in Febraury.

During the attack, Israel killed 14 people, seven of which were Iranian advisers, including a Colonel who led the drone unit operating out of T4, east of Homs.

That's the attack "blueprint news" already referred to in an earlier blogspot. It should have taken place on Monday 9 April 2018.

The official noted that the armed Iranian drone that entered Israeli airspace "opened a new period," saying that “this is the first time we saw Iran do something against Israel, not by proxy."

This was the second time T4 was targeted. Round one occurred on February 10, when an Iranian drone launched by a Revolutionary Guards Force operating out of Syria’s T4 air base was shot down with a missile from an Israeli Apache helicopter that was following it after it penetrated Israeli airspace.

Reports stated that the drone’s flight path and Israel’s “intelligence and operational analysis of the parts of the Iranian unmanned vehicle” indicated that “the aircraft was carrying explosives” and that its mission was “an act of sabotage in Israeli territory.”

Israeli Media outlets discussed that Israel's admission to the nature of the drone's mission brings the Israeli-Iranian conflict out into public.

The above photo is showing armed Syrian police
on a truck in the town of Douma, Damascus area.


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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Syria - US Shelling Damascus

This morning US, British and French forces launched an attack on military bases operated by the Syrian national army of president Basher Assad. Three attacks were intended to disable Syria's capability to apply chemical weapons.

A composite map of Syrian military bases related to chemical weapons
research or storage and which were targeted by a joint US-British-French
airstrike. The US Pentagon claimed the destruction of all targets and said
allied forces applied 103 cruise missiles. Russia claimed the interception
of 71 missiles and which is rejected by the alliance. However, a total of
$ 164 million for the cruise missiles only was burnt within one single hour
in a country already devastated and divided between different militias and
regular troops.

US president Donald Trump announcing airstrikes on Syrian military bases.
Notification made by Syrian army spokesman on a Damascus TV channel.
Damascus TV shows demonstration of regime supporters. [AFP, Paris]

US airstrike on Syrian base in the outskirts of Damascus. Gunfire and detonations.
[Al-Hadath الحدث, news channel of Al-Arabiya العربية in Dubai]

تركيا: أمريكا لم تستخدم قاعدة إنجريليك في ضربات سوريا

Turkey: America didn't use Incirlik [air] base to hit Syria.

الحرس الثوري الإيراني: على واشنطن أن تترقب تبعات عدوانها على سوريا

Iran's Revolutionary Guard: Washington has to await
the consequences for its aggressions towards Syria.

[Sputnik, Arabic language service of the Russian news center on 14 April 2018]

سرائيل: الضربات بقيادة أمريكا في سوريا فرضت الخط الأحمر في سوريا

Israel: The blows in Syria [on behalf of] the US
leadership are imposing a " red line " on Syria.

[Euronews, Arabic language service on 14 April 2018]


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Friday, April 13, 2018

Dangers of a Global Conflict

US president Trump's confusing messages tweeted the day before, led to uncertainty among America's friends and foes. Even if it's only " a macho contest between Trump and Putin " as Bloomberg View put it only some hours ago, there are rising fears that Trump might trigger off a military conflict with Russia, the main ally and military partner of Syria's Assad regime and which is most probably responsible for a chemical warfare scenario effecting many innocent Syrian civilians.

" Alpha males. No longer shaking hands. "

Vassily Nebenzia, Moscow’s ambassador to the United Nations, said he “cannot exclude” war between the United States and Russia and urged Washington and its allies to refrain from military action against Syria.

“The immediate priority is to avert the danger of war,” he told reporters. “We hope there will be no point of no return,” the envoy said.


Moscow is estimated to have dozens of aircraft at its Hmeymim air base in Syria including fighters and bombers, as well as 10 to 15 warships and support vessels in the Mediterranean.

The Syrian government and Russian forces in Syria possess truck- mounted surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapons systems.


Russian ships had left the Tartus naval base in Syria, Interfax news agency quoted a Russian lawmaker as saying. Vladimir Shamanov, who chairs the defense committee of the lower house, said the vessels had departed the base for their own safety, which was “normal practice” when there were threats of attack.

Any U.S. strike would probably involve the Navy, given the risk to aircraft from Russian and Syrian air defenses. A U.S. guided-missile destroyer, the USS Donald Cook, is in the Mediterranean.

[Quotings from a Reuters news agency report, updated early in the morning on 13 April 2018]

Russische Kriegsschiffe verlassen syrischen Hafen Tartus.

Russian warships leaving Syrian port of Tartus.

Photo above: French president Macron confirms there are proves that
Basher Assad's military used chemical weapons in a populated area.

[Welt, German online news on 13 April 2018, 01:39 am]

And by the way, there are as well quickly rising tensions between Iran, the other ally of Assad's regime, and Israel. After a recent Israeli air raid that was targeting joint Iranian-Syrian operations, the traditional US partner Israel is now awaiting retaliation from Iran for the death of its military advisers in Syria. Such, a most dangerous confrontation is building up between Russia and Iran on one side and the US and its proxy Israel on the other side while, at the same time, a chaotic situation results from the absence of clearly defined strategic positions regarding US engagement in the Middle East.

بروكنجز: خلاف إسرائيلي أمريكي حول سوريا

Brookings Doha Center: Disagreement between Israel and the US about Syria.

This is referring to a basic disagreement between the US and Israel, particularly with regard to the policy toward Iran and Syria, and which shadowed the relation between both countries during the presidency of Barack Obama. It was the reason for Israel to welcome the election of Donald Trump as Obama's successor.

The Brookings Institute of Studies, a US related think-tank, now comes to the conclusion that Trump's policy in the Middle East is essentially the same as Obama's policy, which is essentially about reducing engagement or US involvement in the region's conflicts and thorny issues. This is marked by Trump's desire to withdraw US troops from Syria.

[El-Balad البلد, Lebanese news service on 12 April 2018]


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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Israel Awaiting Iranian Retaliation

After an Israeli attack on some Iranian airfield and drone operations facility in Syria and which killed seven military advisers from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Israel is now awaiting Iranian retaliation. Iranian sources already made clear that this would not go unanswered.

تأهب إسرائيلي تحسباً لرد إيراني

Israel is preparing for a foreseeable Iranian response.

[Al-Bayan البيان from the United Arab Emirates on 12 April 2018]

نتانياهو يحذر ايران: "لا تختبروا عزيمة اسرائيل"ـ

Netanyahu warning Iran " Don't test Israel's determination ".

[swissinfo , Arabic language evening news on 11 April 2018]

For the original article: Israel's Attack on Syrian T-4 Airbase 'Won't Go Unpunished' – Iranian Journalist

[Sputnik, journalist opinion from government related Russian news service in its evening news on 11 April 2018]

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Israel Confronting Iran - Background

مواجهة جديدة.. إسرائيل لن تغادر سماء سوريا ولن تسمح ل"حزب لله"بالانتصار

New confrontation ... Israel will not leave the sky over Syria
and will not allow Hezbollah to score a victory.

وتملك روسيا وسوريا غرفة عمليات مشتركة مع إيران لمراقبة المعارك الدائرة في سورية ولرصْد التحركات في السماء. وتغطي هذه الرادارات الحدود التركي والعراق والمنطقة الواقعة تحت الاحتلال الأميركي في شمال شرقي سوريا وكذلك اسرائيل. وتتم مراقبة كل طائرة نفاثة تنطلق من المطارات العسكرية الاسرائيلية عن كثب وفي الوقت الفعلي، بما في ذلك حركة الطائرات الأكثر تطوراً - وأغلى طائرة في العالم التي ـيبلغ ثمنها بين 125 و112 مليون دولار تم بناؤها من قبل شركة "لوكهيد مارتن" التي تملكها اسرائيل وهي الــ ف35

Russia and Syria are controlling a joint operations room [together] with Iran for regional combat surveillance in Syria and for the observation of airborne movements. These radar [facilities] are covering the Turkish border, Iraq and the region in North-East Syria which is practically occupied by the US and equally [by] Israel. The surveillance realizes attentively and in real time all jet planes that are leaving military airfields in Israel, including the traffic of the most developed planes - and the most expensive plane in the world which is coming at a price of 112-125 million [US]$ from "Lockheed Martin" into the possession of Israel as F-35 Stealth Fighter.

[Lebanon24 لبنان on 1st April 2018]

Please Note:
The Lebanese article quoted above is referring to a most recent confrontation between Israel and Iran on March 25, 2018, when such F-35 fighter jets had allegedly "undetected" entered Iranian air space and approached Iranian nuclear sites. In the following days, Russia had denied that such thing could really happen.

For more information read my related blogspot from March 30.


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