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VT: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (‘Benzion’ Mileikowsky/Polish Catholic) has been fighting criminal fraud charges in a manner nearly identical to Trump’s attempt to maintain power after defeat in the 2020 election.
Netanyahu has ordered vaccine shipments from Russia to millions of Palestinians blocked while almost all Jewish citizens of Israel have been vaccinated. There has been a worldwide uproar over this genocidal act but it has, in actuality, made Netanyahu’s domestic political position stronger with neo-Nazi extremists who make up his ‘Lukudist’ political base. In this, he is like Trump also.
The Netanyahu had his long awaited call with President Biden who is riding high on popularity figures unseen since, well since Biden was vice president. That call didn’t go well at all. Netanyahu was told the Iran deal is policy, that Syrian sanctions imposed by Trump intended to starve the Syrian people would be withdrawn and that Israel’s claim to the Golan Heights would not be accepted by the new administration.
Netanyahu’s response to Biden was to destroy an EU financed aid facility in Gaza and to increase missile attacks on civilian areas around Damascus.
This has forced Russia to issue a warning to Israel that any further air attacks will be met with force. (Appendix I):
“Russia has officially announced its readiness to shoot down Israeli planes in case of further raids on Syria
Russia threatened Israel to prepare to attack IDF planes.
Russian President’s Special Envoy Alexander Lavrentyev made a report in which he underlined the reluctance of the Israeli side to respect the agreements reached between Israel and Russia on the de-escalation of the situation in Syria. Lavrentiev noted that Moscow’s patience has completely dried up, and that if Israel does not abandon its aggressions against the Arab Republic in the near future, Russia will be ready to attack Israeli planes, not only at- over Syria, but also in airspace over neighboring countries, or in international airspace.”
Russia’s threat against Israel came through the Avia-Pro Russian website and was then “laundered” through a French news bureau widely followed in Lebanon and Syria. This method would indicate a “soft threat.”
However, Netanyahu has chosen to forward this message to his GOP friends in the US through embattled Texas Senator Ted Cruz in an attempt to hamstring the Biden administration into attacking Syria when and if a new chemical attack is staged in Idlib.
For days now, Russia has been warning that the White Helmets, working with Israeli intelligence along with Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, has been planning to stage gas attacks inside Syria to be blamed on the Assad government.
The one day old story on Sputnik News was then delisted by both Google and Russian search engine Yandex. (Appendix II). Such actions are generally seen as prestaging of a false flag terror attack as Israel has exercised wide abilities to manipulate key Russian press organs, particularly RT and Sputnik News, since early 2017.
Russia has officially announced its readiness to shoot down Israeli planes in case of further raids on Syria
Russia threatened Israel to prepare to attack IDF planes.
Russian President’s Special Envoy Alexander Lavrentyev made a report in which he underlined the reluctance of the Israeli side to respect the agreements reached between Israel and Russia on the de-escalation of the situation in Syria. Lavrentiev noted that Moscow’s patience has completely dried up, and that if Israel does not abandon its aggressions against the Arab Republic in the near future, Russia will be ready to attack Israeli planes, not only at- over Syria, but also in airspace over neighboring countries, or in international airspace.
“Sooner or later the cup of patience, including that of the Syrian government, may overflow, and a retaliatory strike will follow, which will lead to a new wave of tension as a result. These attacks must stop, they are counterproductive. We hope the Israeli side hears our concerns, including our concerns about a possible escalation of violence in Syria, ”Lavrentiev said.
Given that this is an official statement, it is evident that Russia is extremely unhappy with Israel’s actions, especially after airstrikes were launched in areas where Syrian civilian citizens and Russian military personnel. were stationed.
As a first step, analysts say Russia could begin to take off its fighter jets to counter Israel, and if such a step is not enough, the next step will be to use Russian air defense systems to intercept them. Israeli missiles, and then to take a more radical step, ie open fire on Israeli planes which constitute a threat to the Russian army on the territory of the Arab Republic.
From Réseau International via Avia Pro
Militants Are Preparing Provocations With Poisonous Substances in Idlib, Russian Military Says
Previously, the Russian ambassador to the United Nations pointed out that while almost every month Syria provides information about terrorists planning chemical weapons provocations, such data is not reflected in the OPCW documentation.
Militants in Syria are planning to stage a chemical attack to blame the country’s authorities, Rear Adm. Vyacheslav Sytnik, the deputy head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria, said at a briefing on Saturday.
According to Sytnik, the Russian military received information about the preparation by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham* of provocations in the northeastern part of the Idlib de-escalation zone using poisonous substances.
“According to available information, the militants are planning to stage a chemical attack and its consequences in the form of victims and injured among local residents for the subsequent accusations against the Syrian government forces of the use of chemical weapons against civilians,” Sytnik said.
He added that the terrorists had delivered containers with toxic substances, presumably with chlorine, in several trucks to the area of the Tarmanin settlement.
Russia has repeatedly pointed out that the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has ignored the information about terrorist provocations, accusing the body of bias against the Syrian government. Russian ambassador to the UN Vassily Nebenzia said the body is being used as a political tool by Western countries to put pressure on “undesirable” states.
In 2014, the OPCW set up the fact-finding mission to establish the truth about the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. Last year, WikiLeaks published an email from a member of the OPCW mission to Syria to his superiors in which he voiced gravest concerns about the redacted version of the fact-finding mission’s report he had co-authored.
In November, the Russian military also reported about terrorists preparing provocations aimed at destabilising the situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone and discrediting the Syrian armed forces. According to the Russian military, militants intended to shell the area and publish footage of the consequences of the shelling on their Internet resources in order to accuse the Syrian government forces of striking the positions of Turkish troops.
*Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra) is a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia
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“…in an attempt to hamstring the Biden administration into attacking Syria when and if a new chemical attack is staged in Idlib.” – VT
Are there people in the Biden administration who saw this during the Obama administration and will not be fooled for the first time?
Something is up. For the first time the US has moved AD systems into Syria from Iraq. At least 4 Avenger (truck mounted 8xStingers) trucks were photographed on their way on Friday. Over the last couple of years it has only been MRAP or similar and recently a few Bradleys. Who they expect to have to defend themselves from the air is unknown.
On the other side, last week the RuAF has increased the number of aircraft based at Hmeimem. Since most, apart from the 4 normally Su-35 QRA aircraft, are now under the newish shelters it is no longer possible to analyze the aircraft mix there. That could send a message to the IAF that they are serious. They also have a small group of Orian UAV operating out of T-4, well sited to attack the recent ISIS resurgence, possibly originating out of al Tanf.
The Syrian and Russians AD systems are integrated within one IADS, giving the Russians feeds from all the SyAF radars over the country. Quite how much the later can see of the whole picture the RuAF gets is unknown. One of the SyAF S-300 systems is virtually co-located with the RuAF second S-400 up in the mountains behind Tartous. Were missiles to be fired from there, which system they originated from would be hard to determine. With the RuN offshore there is no shortage of SAMs in the area.
The chemical attacks typically do happen at the moments that most benefit the rebels because the U.S. MSM refuses to acknowledge the pattern. Their lack of ethics encourages HTS to stage more attacks.
Russia shoot down (or even AT) Israeli aircraft? When I see it, THEN I’ll believe it. There have been waaayy too many provocations since 2015 and basically zip from Russia. Syria is not some new ally of Russia, but a long time reliable ally…but Moscow treats them as a puppet on a string. There was no official statement like this for a reason, as Moscow would then have to respond or lose credibility. The Il-20 incident said a lot, especially in view of Russia’s continuing hands-off attitude towards Israel, who has ALWAYS been pro-West. Putin took heat after that, but the so-called reaction was a joke…finally give Syria the S-300s owed them, but continue to not allow them to target Israeli aircraft. So, who’s fault is the Il-20 and everything since? Ham-strung Syria? War-mongering Israel? or Russia for letting it get that far in the first place? Israel continues to play hardball and Putin is reacting….with ‘unofficial’ words.
“…Israel, who has ALWAYS been pro-West.” – zman
Israel is pro-West in the same way a pork farmer is pro hog.
Mr.Duff, i have read this article in our Russian military site yesterday. Unfortunately, as we know, Israel hawks are in a strong hug with the USA hawks. But, anyway, i hope that the words of our military are supported by the political will and it is not another military diplomatic bla-bla-bla. Actions must speak louder than words. Because everyone is fed up enough with those aggressive strikes from IAF.
More of the same old cap that Israel continually dishes out. The high minded Zionist’s are so intoxicated with hubris that they think they can get away with any crime or atrocity. Any state, group, or people that can’t underdtand that shooting unarmed children is an atrocity are so filled with HATE & HUBRIS
that they endanger their very legitimacy and everything they stand for!!!!! If they continue these sorts of brain dead acts of outrageousness like we find when we google, “One Shot Two Kills” where you see them wearing tee shirt’s with a depiction of a sniper looking through a scope gunsight at a pregnant woman and the cross hairs on her distended belly.
Shooting pregnant women and shooting unarmed children is as low as it gets. If they want to avoid criticism, they should end their murderous idea’s and actions!!! Telling us that if we criticise them for shooting peaceful unarmed childred and pregnant women will turn our criticism in to a badge of honour, humane
concern & forthrighteousness for all the world to see.
The fact remains that in the USA and much of the “West”, pointing out Israeli/Zionist crimes is de facto hate speech and punished accordingly. Similarly, to the “West”, all Arabs and other Muslims are a priori terrorists; therefore, promoting violence against them is considered a moral act.
“Israel’s claim to the Golan Heights would not be accepted by the new administration.”
Biden unlike Trump recognizes that what Israel is doing is land theft. Then again out of all the US administrations only Trump was a full degenerate to gift what was not his. Just like the Brits.
cricket, cricket, cricket
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