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Netanyahu praises Israeli air force after reckless Christmas raid on Syria

Netanyahu praises Israeli air force after reckless Christmas raid on Syria

Via RT


Israeli PM and acting defense chief Benjamin Netanyahu has praised the capabilities of his air force a day after IDF jets endangered two civilian flights while carrying out Christmas Day strikes against ‘Iranian targets’ in Syria.

“We are standing steadfast on our red lines in Syria and everywhere else,” Netanyahu told cadets at a graduation ceremony at Hatzerim Air Force Base, noting that the air force’s unmatched potential allows them to reach areas “near and far, very far.”

While singing the praises to the “special capabilities” of his country’s airborne forces and arsenals that can destroy any target, Netanyahu did not directly comment on the latest strikes in Syria. He also failed to respond to the criticism of the Russian military which earlier had accused the Israeli air force of directly endangering two civilian flights over Damascus and the Lebanese capital Beirut during Tuesday night’s raid.

On the evening of Christmas Day, six Israeli F-16 fighter jets used two civilian flights as cover to strike a logistics compound on the outskirts of Damascus from Lebanese airspace, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday. Thus, during the assault, the Syrian military was forced to restrict the use of air defense systems and radio jamming capabilities to avert a possible tragedy. Despite that advantage, only two of the sixteen Israeli-launched laser-guided bombs reached their targets, wounding three people, while the rest were intercepted.

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While a potential tragedy involving civilian jets was averted on Tuesday, similar decoy tactics by Israel already led to horrific consequences back in September, when Syrian air defense units struck a Russian Il-20 plane, killing all 15 crew on board. At the time of the disaster, Israel’s F-16s were using the surveillance plane as cover during their raid against alleged ‘Iranian targets’ in Syria.

Yet, despite a record of reckless actions, Netanyahu remains committed to fighting the “Iranian military entrenchment in Syria,” by countering the threat “vigorously and continuously,” even through the holiday season.

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Shaun Ramewe

SatanYahweh praising the ISIS air force for endangering innocent civilians.

Sally Snyder
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Here is an article that shows how Israel is using annotated satellite photos to justify their attacks on Syria:

https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2018/09/using-annotated-satellite-images-to.html

Netanyahu definitely has a fixation with eliminating both Iran and Bashar al-Assad.

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Can you imagine the outcry of “anti-Semitism” if anyone had bombed Israel on one of its holidays?! Israel’s bombing of Syria on Christmas day, using civilian planes as cover, is as heinous as it comes. But Israel has always used civilians as cover, and the Palestinians have been telling us that for years. Now we have explicit proof. Israelis have no regard for Arab life, and they have demonstrated that with every bomb they’ve dropped on Gaza and Lebanon. Using civilian planes violates every legal and humanitarian act of civilized society. Fortunately, Assad and the Syrian military showed their humanity… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
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Syria was able to intercept the Israeli bombs because they use Russian protective systems, which have been installed on Syrian territory.
God and Russia are on the Syrians’ side.

Smokingeagle
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The gods (plural) and Russia are on Syria’s side.

Brian
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Dec 25, 2018 #Israel, the Grinch that ruined #Christmas by bombing Syria

https://youtu.be/cf4m_levNds

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