Israeli Fighter Jets Launch Air Strike On Syrian Air Defense Battery Near Damascus

After years of undermining the regime of Syrian leader Bashar al Assad, an effort that has seen Israel countenance ISIS training camps near its borders and launch recurring missile strikes on Syrian territory and its army bases while threatening to bomb Assad's palace, the simmering conflict between the two nations broke out into the open once again overnight.

The Israeli Defense Forces confirmed that Israeli Air Force fighters conducted a missile strike against a Syrian base after a missile was fired at Israeli jets on a routine aerial reconnaissance mission in Lebanese airspace, Russia's news agency Sputnik reports. No people were in injured, and the Israeli jets returned safely, but not before attacking an anti-aircraft battery east of the Syrian capital of Damascus. As usual, The IDF blamed the Syrian government for the incident, however, presenting no proof to support the claim. Damascus has yet to comment on the situation.

"The IDF maintains its ability to thwart hostilities against Israeli civilians," the Israeli Defense Forces stated. According to one of the heads of the Israeli military’s press service, Israel notified Russia of the airstrike as it was being carried out. Ironically, the Israeli military said that it "has no intention to destabilize the situation."

Following several incidents earlier in the year, a de-escalation zone had been created covering territories near the Syria-Israel border in the south of the country. The agreement was reached following the first talks between Putin and US President Donald Trump at G-20 summit.

Today's incident is the latest in a series of similar provocations that have been taking place between the two countries. Israel has claimed to have been repeatedly shelled from the Syrian territory bordering the country and retaliated for the attacks it blames on Damascus, despite the fact that terrorist groups have been controlling parts of bordering territories throughout Syria with some suggesting that Israel cultivates said terrorist organizations. A de-escalation zone had been created on territories near the Syrian border with Israel in the south of the country. The agreement was reached following the first talks between Putin and US President Donald Trump at G20 summit.

Most of the incidents took place in the Golan Heights, internationally recognized as Syrian territory that was seized by Israel during the Six-Day War in 1967 with the peace treaty never signed. In 1981, the Israeli parliament voted to annex two-thirds of the Golan Heights. The United Nations has stated on several occasions that Israel’s occupation of the Golan Heights is illegal, calling for it to be returned to Syria.

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To Hell In A H… Son of Loki Mon, 10/16/2017 - 07:40 Permalink

You are typical of the  anti-Semitic, truth telling filth, that frequent Zerohedge. Israel never commits war crimes and is the only democracy in the middle east.Syria poses an existential threat to the Jewish state of Israel, with her stock pile of chemical and biological weapons on a mobile train, because our intelligence services have proof and if it wasn't for our allies ISIS, Syria would have attempted to take back the Golan Heights. Eretz Israel and driven us into the sea.Make Greater Israel Great Again. 

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Grimaldus DieselChadron Mon, 10/16/2017 - 07:59 Permalink

Well actually what Muslims do best is to slaughter other Muslims. It's being deceptive or willfully blind not to recognize that fact. If Israel did not exist, Muslims slaughtering Muslims as they do now would continue unabated at the minimum.Not pro Izzy here, just sayin. I say screw them all, not one American taxpayer dime for any of them. Slip the chains and let them go at each other. We will see who is left standing.    Grimaldus

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Grimaldus IReallyDontCare Mon, 10/16/2017 - 09:17 Permalink

So because "Christians" killed so many Muslim slaughter of Muslims is nothing? I think actually it is the godless sitting on the biggest throne of corpses. Google " power kills" and check the numbers.Then just for grins find me the Christian equivalent of the bloody slaughter by Muslims reported here:www.thereligionofpeace.comI'll be waiting.   Grimaldus    

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sarz Grimaldus Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:42 Permalink

"Grimaldus"? Have a heart, Shlomo. What Jews do best is murder non-Jews. 65 million in Russia. Ten million in Ukraine. Over a million in Armenia (yes, the Young Turks were Dönmeh, crypto-Jews), many millions in the middle-east and Afghanistan. And counting. You can't even offset the Holocaust against those crimes because the story is not just a lie but a tattered and pathetic lie barely held together by immense media power and endless whining. 

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fx Grimaldus Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:05 Permalink

And Iusrael is the puppet master in the background pulling all the strings and providing weapons, intelligence and logistics for igniting fresh intra-muslim bloodshed whenever some sort of peace has set in - or may soon set in.The guys in the shadow are the ones to watch - not some cretins killing each other in  plain daylight in the arab desert.

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Fireman To Hell In A H… Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:26 Permalink

You hasbara spouting mutt with your disgusting supremacist zionazi filth. Get back in your bunker and wait until the USSAN taxcattle I$I$ backed Saudi Mercan  dollah no longer flows in to the Rothschild abomination of freeloaders in occupied, apartheid Palestine. Don't think 6 million mutts will be welcome in USSA when you nazi trash are finally expelled from your criminal thug state. Israel the zionazi hell hole poses an existential threat to all of humanity and will be defanged sooner rather than later.

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ChiangMaiXPat To Hell In A H… Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:48 Permalink

Is this a joke? Israel takes care of ISIS wounded in her hospitals. ISIS never threatens or attacks Israel, how terribly odd & convenient. ISIS at worst is a proxy army for the west & at the very least a well stocked, well supported allie who has been “allowed” not only to exist but multiply like a virus. Assad is a dentist moonlighting as a president educated in London and has more couth than most in the ADL who are now incidentally teaming up with FB, Google & YouTube to tell us Americans what is and isn’t acceptable reading material & news. The caustic MSM is so flippantly transparent & shallow running Weinstein 24/7 while AIPAC and our Congress formulate how to repeal the second amendment. Boy do the globalists hate America & the US constitution or what?

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Snípéir_Ag_Obair Scar Bro Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:08 Permalink

MoA covered how artillery fired by Israel's terrorist allies/proxies are used to signal Israel to provide fire support.

http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/06/israeli-fire-support-for-its-al-qa…

Israel has directly supported not only Nusra (Al Qaeda) but ISIS. ISIS was created by CIA/Mossad/Israelis as a proxy/pretext: to do dirty work then provide excuse for occupation etc.

The goal is destruction of Iraq, no Libya, I mean Syria as a viable state.

It's the Oded Yinon/PNAC plan - and along with the Kalergi Plan, it in essence explains the endless wars and manufactured migrant crisis.

Cui bono? Why the MIC, private central bankers, and Ashkenazistan of course!

Also, Trump is a Zionist puppet, this business will get out of hand, and we'll be lucky to survive.

https://thesaker.is/trump-goes-full-shabbos-goy/

https://consortiumnews.com/2017/10/13/trumps-mendacious-speech-on-iran/

http://www.mintpressnews.com/eager-to-kill-iran-deal-trump-finds-allies…

http://news.antiwar.com/2017/10/13/trump-decertifies-iran-deal-vows-new…

http://original.antiwar.com/david_stockman/2017/10/13/deep-states-bogus…

https://consortiumnews.com/2017/10/12/how-trumps-iran-decision-invites-…

https://consortiumnews.com/2017/10/11/trumps-destructive-priority-on-ir…

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Chupacabra-322 Snípéir_Ag_Obair Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:40 Permalink

Arming, funding & training terror organizations since the days of the Mujahaideen.

Advancing Israel's Yinon Plan is the Goal.

“[The Yinon plan] is an Israeli strategic plan to ensure Israeli regional superiority. It insists and stipulates that Israel must reconfigure its geo-political environment through the balkanization of the surrounding Arab states into smaller and weaker states.

Israeli strategists viewed Iraq as their biggest strategic challenge from an Arab state. This is why Iraq was outlined as the centerpiece to the balkanization of the Middle East and the Arab World. In Iraq, on the basis of the concepts of the Yinon Plan, Israeli strategists have called for the division of Iraq into a Kurdish state and two Arab states, one for Shiite Muslims and the other for Sunni Muslims. The first step towards establishing this was a war between Iraq and Iran, which the Yinon Plan discusses.

The Atlantic, in 2008, and the U.S. military’s Armed Forces Journal, in 2006, both published widely circulated maps that closely followed the outline of the Yinon Plan. Aside from a divided Iraq, which the Biden Plan also calls for, the Yinon Plan calls for a divided Lebanon, Egypt, and Syria. The partitioning of Iran, Turkey, Somalia, and Pakistan also all fall into line with these views. The Yinon Plan also calls for dissolution in North Africa and forecasts it as starting from Egypt and then spilling over into Sudan, Libya, and the rest of the region.

Greater Israel” requires the breaking up of the existing Arab states into small states.

“The plan operates on two essential premises. To survive, Israel must 1) become an imperial regional power, and 2) must effect the division of the whole area into small states by the dissolution of all existing Arab states. Small here will depend on the ethnic or sectarian composition of each state. Consequently, the Zionist hope is that sectarian-based states become Israel’s satellites and, ironically, its source of moral legitimation… This is not a new idea, nor does it surface for the first time in Zionist strategic thinking. Indeed, fragmenting all Arab states into smaller units has been a recurrent theme.” (Yinon Plan, see below)

Viewed in this context, the war on Syria and Iraq is part of the process of Israeli territorial expansion.

In this regard, the defeat of US sponsored terrorists (ISIS, Al Nusra) by Syrian Forces with the support of Russia, Iran and Hizbollah constitutes a significant setback for the Zionist project.

https://www.globalresearch.ca/greater-israel-the-zionist-plan-for-the-mi...

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Killdo Scar Bro Mon, 10/16/2017 - 13:11 Permalink

all psychopaths are good at playing the victim - not just Israel (although it seems like a country as a psychopath)Look at Hitlery - it's never her fault, psychopaths never admit their faults even when caught lying and they just keep lying and lying in a way no normal person would dream of lying (i.e. blaming their victims for the very crimes they commit etc). And psychos can never be any other way  - they cannot care about others even if they wanted to - that's the nature of their sickness. Pedos also (like Weinstein): "PLEASE don't tell anyone!!" "Please don't embarass me!" (and the pedo 101: "can you give me a masage?"

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Bilderberg Member Able Ape Mon, 10/16/2017 - 07:52 Permalink

Isaiah 17 “See, Damascus will no longer be a city. It will be destroyed and laid waste. 2 The cities of Aroer are left empty. They will be for the flocks to lie down in, and no one will make them afraid. 3 The strong city will be gone from Ephraim. Damascus will no longer rule. And those of Syria who are left alive will be like the shining-greatness of the sons of Israel,” says the Lord of All.

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Chupacabra-322 Snípéir_Ag_Obair Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:44 Permalink

The Israel of Theodore Herzl (1904) and of Rabbi Fischmann (1947)

In his Complete Diaries, Vol. II. p. 711, Theodore Herzl, the founder of Zionism, says that the area of the Jewish State stretches: “From the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates.”

Rabbi Fischmann, member of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, declared in his testimony to the U.N. Special Committee of Enquiry on 9 July 1947: “The Promised Land extends from the River of Egypt up to the Euphrates, it includes parts of Syria and Lebanon.”

Well, that's my take. Russia assisting Syria may have thwarted Israhell's plan from 1904 / 1947. Coincidentally, 1947 the same year the National Security Act passed establishing the "Intelligence" Surveilance State.

Operation Talpiot is icing on the cake. Total Complete Full Spectrum World Domination.

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