US, Israel drones gather data for Syria militants: Iran official

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[ Editor’s Note: There is no big surprise with this news. If the US government and Israel were not doing this, then it could easily have been handed off to a contractor to do, working through Qatar or Saudi Arabia or Turkey, as a cut out.

Iran lays out the obvious strategy, one ignored by Western media, to establish a rogue but Western- and Gulf State-controlled “semi-caliphate” permanent proxy terrorist entity in the rear of Damascus, Lebanon and Iraq.

The future Gulf State oil and gas pipelines would allow them to begin taking Russian energy revenues from the European market, shifting those to friendly small-population Gulf countries that can turn around and spend endless billions buying US arms.

That energy trade shift would fund a huge, aggressive and dominating long-term military force in the region, as part of the US’ phony “spreading peace and democracy” fairy tale.

But the low cost of drones allows even medium-sized players to be well informed as to threatening situations in nearly real time, as it integrates closely with signal and human Intel. Theoretically, it is supposed to make such things as surprise attacks almost an impossibility.

Even in WWI, observation balloons were being used to rain artillery fire down on staging areas for impending attacks, and counter battery fire. But the reports we have from Syria have been mixed, as a lot of Jihadi counterattacks did major damage to the Syrian forces and positions, showing they were capable of surprise moves on the battlefield. We are watching this carefully to learn where the slip ups wereJim W. Dean ]

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Iran Official: American, Israeli Drones Gather Data for Syria Terrorists
Iran Official: American, Israeli Drones Gather Data for Syria Terrorists

– First published  …  July 31,  2016

Washington and the Tel Aviv regime supply the Takfiri militants in Syria with intelligence obtained from the drones they fly over Syria, an Iranian official says.

“The US and Israel have a direct ground and air presence amid clashes in Syria. They collect data using drones, provide terrorists with precise intelligence and define specific targets for them,” Hossein Sheikholeslam told Iran’s Tasnim news agency on Sunday.

Sheikholeslam, who is an adviser to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, further accused Washington of seeking “to divide the region based on nationalities” in an attempt to justify the existence of Israel with a “Jewish nationality.”

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Iranian official stressed that the Islamic Republic will continue its advisory military assistance to the Syrian government until the crisis in Syria is over.

Iran has sent military advisers to Syria to help in the fight against Takfiri terrorists wreaking havoc in the conflict-stricken Arab country.

Touching on the Syrian army’s ongoing battle to retake the northern city of Aleppo, Sheikholeslam said that the liberation of the formerly biggest Syrian city will “disappoint and uproot” the militants.

The global arrogance is trying to split Syria and establish two capitals there, he said, adding that Aleppo is the only place that has the capacity of being turned into the second capital.

Western powers want Aleppo to fall to militants so that it could be declared as a new capital, but the liberation of the city is at sight for resistance forces, he pointed out.

Aleppo has been roughly divided between government forces in the west and militants in the east since mid-2012.

Many families have left the militant-controlled eastern parts of Aleppo through humanitarian passages set up by the Syrian army as the military is in the middle of a large liberation operation there.

In their latest gains against the terrorists operating there, Syrian forces managed to retake control of Aleppo’s Bani Zeid neighborhood.

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