Israel Told US Officials About Plans To Strike Syrian Air Base

While the US didn't directly order the airstrike against Syria's T-4 airbase late Sunday night (Russia and the Syrian government had initially blamed the attack on the US), American officials reportedly confirmed to NBC News that the US had been informed of the impending strike by its ally, Israel.

 

 

The pre-dawn attack was intended as retaliation for a poison gas attack on the last rebel stronghold near Damascus. That attack has been blamed (with no supporting evidence) on the Syrian regime.

Since 2012, Israel has launched more than 100 airstrikes on Syrian territory. Israel had previously struck the T-4 base in February after an Iranian drone purportedly violated Israeli airspace.

The T-4 base is near the Shayrat air base, which the US struck with nearly 60 tomahawk cruise missiles last year in response to another chemical attack that was blamed on the Syrian government (again, with no evidence).

President Trump threatened both "animal Assad" and Putin following the attack, saying there would be a "big price to pay"  for masterminding the attack.

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Trump is preparing to meet with senior military leaders and his new national security advisor - the infamously hawkish John Bolton - to discuss the administration's Syria strategy.

Meanwhile, Assad's government has denied any involvement in the chemical strike.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called reports of the attack a "provocation." The Russian military says it found no evidence of chemicals weapons used at the scene of the purported gas attack.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed with its network of activists on the ground that 14 peopled had died during the strike, including Iranians and three Syrian officers.

Rami Abdurrahman, head of theObservatory, said the strike targeted a mobile air defense unit and some buildings inside the base.

The missiles also struck outposts near the base that have been used by Iranian soldiers.

News that the US knew of - and therefor tacitly approved of - the Israeli strikes will only serve to further strain relations between the US and Russia, which have officially deteriorated to their worst state since the Cold War.

And it also begs the question: How will Syria and Russia react?

Comments

Slack Jack Americano Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:30 Permalink

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There are no ancient Jewish cities in Israel,...
but there are lots of ancient Greek cities.

What is weird is this; that 2000 years ago, it seems that there were no people even resembling Jews, in Israel.

It turns out that there is not a single ancient Jewish city in what is now called Israel. There is not a single ancient city where Hebrew characters are used on the statues and buildings. There is not a single ancient city where the buildings are in the ancient Jewish architectural style. In fact, there is not even a category of "ancient Jewish architectural style".

Of course, the Hebrew characters that are desired, are those of the Dead Sea scrolls (supposedly from 2000 years ago), which are essentially the modern Hebrew characters without points.

If you check out all the ancient cities in Israel from 2000 years ago, they are all Greek, and their ruins are still there for you to visit. Their inscriptions are in the Greek script and the buildings are in the ancient Greek architectural styles.

Here is a list of some of the known ancient Greek cities in (and near) Israel; Ecdippa, Seleucia, Ptolemais, Taricheia Arbela, Asochis, Sepphoris, Hippos, Dion, Sycaminum, Bucolon Polis, Itabyrium, Gadara, Abila, Dora, Comus, Gephrus, Crocodilion Polis, Caesarea, Straton's Tower, Narbata, Scythopolis, Pella, Samaria, Amathus, Ragaba, Gerasa, Apollonia, Sicima, Pegae, Joppa, Arimathea, Jamnia, Port of Jamnia, Lydda, Modiin, Aphaerema, Philadelphia, Birtha, Gazara, Beth Horon, Dok, Jericho, Samaga, Esbus, Medaba, Ladder of Tyre, Azotus, Port of Azotus, Accaron, Jerusalem, Ascalon, Anthedon, Gaza, Marissa, Beth Zur, Hebron, Adora, Engeddi.

The ancient Jewish cities in Israel are,....... well there aren't any. Not even one.

Here's an interesting example of a first century BC Greek inscription (i.e., in Greek letters) from Jerusalem's Temple Mount forbidding the entry of strangers to the Temple precinct.

http://www.preearth.net/images/no-foreigner-shall-enter.jpg

The pictured stone was found in 1935. It was actually the second such warning-stone to be found, the first being discovered by Charles Simon Clermont-Ganneau in 1871. It was deemed so dangerous to the "Jews inhabited Israel 2000 years ago" theory, that it completely disappeared for 13 years before resurfacing in Istanbul, where, it was correctly calculated, it would not attract much attention.

From: https://www.timesofisrael.com/ancient-temple-mount-warning-stone-is-clo…

The first Jerusalem Temple Mount warning-stone, now found in the Archaeology Museum, Istanbul, is pictured below:

http://preearth.net/images/jerusalem-temple-warning-at-istanbul.jpg

It says (in Greek): "No stranger is to enter within the balustrade round the temple and enclosure. Whoever is caught will be responsible to himself for his death, which will ensue."

Slack Jack's CHALLENGE:

Name ONE ancient city (that existed in what is now called Israel) where the building inscriptions are all in Hebrew, and the buildings are constructed in the ancient Hebrew architectural style (whatever that may be).

Then give a summary of "the ancient Hebrew architectural style" (you will have to make this up as it does not yet exist).

Then give links to photos of the ancient building inscriptions which show that they are written in Hebrew.

Then show that the buildings are constructed in the ancient Hebrew architectural style (that you have just invented).

http://www.preearth.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1175

It's been months now and still no one is up to the challenge.

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bshirley1968 J S Bach Mon, 04/09/2018 - 09:56 Permalink

"Time will tell"......the truth. And it is now becoming obvious to anyone looking that it is Israel that is pushing this war to destroy Syria. Personally, I have seen it for some time, but Israel's impatience is starting to come through in a big way. As if Israelis care if Assad were to gas fellow Syrians.

I am sure there are multiple players with multiple interest in what is going on. That happens anytime a country is carved up by others. What is growing clearer by the day is US involvement, US motivations, and US allies in the matter. Still not sure US citizens are going to play along once they know the truth.

Wild card is Russia. What will they do? Putin knows ANY retaliation on Israel by ANYONE, will bring direct response by US.

If I were Putin, since "the Russians did it" no matter what, I would use some special ops to hit Israel hard in a critical area and let the accusations fly. Make the US and Israel prove the crime to maintain their righteous positions in the world's eyes.

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Slack Jack Slack Jack Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:25 Permalink

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The Dead Sea scrolls Hoax.

The Dead Sea scrolls are a mixture of old documents that were hidden in a number of caves to be miraculously found and used to support the establishment of Israel, a country intended for Jews only.

The main document "finds" were in caves near the tiny ancient settlement of Qumran.

The first documents were "found" in 1947.

Israel was created in 1948.

Texts were also "found" at other sites (Masada, Wadi Sdeir, Nahal Se'elim, Nahal Hever, and Murabba'at) in the Judean Desert.

These and the Dead Sea scrolls are the only really old (well supposedly really old) documents, in the Hebrew characters, that have ever been found. No other really old documents in the Hebrew characters have ever been found.

All other documents in Hebrew characters date from later than 800 AD.

Previous to the "finds", critics had pointed out the late date of all documents in Hebrew characters, and deduced that the Hebrew Old Testament must have been translated from the Greek Old Testament and not the other way round.

Then, low and behold,... a very timely miracle occurs.

The Dead Sea scrolls are "found" and dated to hundreds of years earlier than the oldest previously known documents in Hebrew characters.

Then, it is widely claimed that all the scrolls were produced and hidden in the Qumran caves before 70 AD (the supposed time of the mythical sack of Jerusalem by the Romans).

The critics are not given access to the scrolls nor even photographs of the text, lest they spoil the party.

In fact, for decades, only seven scholars are given access to the scrolls.

This goes on till certain critics are dead and the scrolls have been purged of all anachronisms (like Arabic numerals).

Then, in 1991, only 45 years after their "discovery", the Huntington Library, in San Marino, California, without consent, makes facsimile copies of the scrolls available to all.

So that, in brief, is the Dead Sea scrolls Hoax.

More, however, can be deduced....

One can even guess where the Dead Sea documents came from.

It turns out that some of the Dead Sea documents, for example, the "Damascus Document," are nearly identical to documents from the Genizah collection of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo, Egypt. So, it is likely that many of the Dead Sea scrolls had their source there.

Worldwide, there are twelve manuscripts of the "Damascus Document"; ten manuscripts from the Dead Sea scrolls and two manuscripts from the Cairo Genizah. There are no manuscripts of the "Damascus Document" from anywhere else. This strange distribution is a result of the fraud. The "Damascus Document" was first published in 1910 by Solomon Schechter in "Fragments of a Zadokite Work."

The Ben Ezra Synagogue was established around 900 AD.

Now, the Arabs have ruled Egypt since they defeated the Greek armies around 635 AD.

Now, the synagogue (and its Jews) existed happily, undisturbed, in Cairo, in the midst of the Islamic world.

So, maybe the original Jews were a group of Arabs.

This would explain why Hebrew and Arabic are nearly identical languages.

This would explain why the Hebrew and Islamic religious traditions are very similar.

And, it would also explain why Jews turned up in Spain with the Arabs (Moors).

Another couple of points:

The Biblical texts from Masada, Wadi Sdeir, Nahal Se'elim, Nahal Hever, and Murabba'at (twenty-five texts) are identical to the Masoretic text of the Bible, even though they were supposedly written a thousand years before. This is unheard-of, and essentially proof, that Medieval documents were planted in the desert to be found by others.

It should also be noted that a few Jewish scholars (in particular, Solomon Zeitlin) have long insisted that the Dead Sea scrolls were a Medieval production. [Zeitlin was a well-known Talmudic scholar and would not claim this unless convinced it was true.]

Internal evidence from the scrolls themselves indicates a Medieval production. See, here.

And, the fact that many scrolls are written on vellum (90% of them) proves these are indeed a Medieval production.

It is estimated that 20 people occupied the site of Qumran (estimated by the number of inhabitants for whom there was room in the buildings). Now these 20 people were not just ordinary people, they read and wrote Greek, Phoenician, Aramaic, Nabataean, and Hebrew documents, like natives, and managed to write learned works on numerous religious topics (about 900 manuscripts were "recovered"; about six hundred separate works), while gathering enough water, and raising enough food, for their survival, in a desert.

Some have tried to claim that as many as 200 lived at Qumran, but most have considered that number ridiculously high.

Anyway, I think it is clear that the Dead Sea scrolls are a bunch of old documents that have been thrown together and sold to a gullible world.

http://www.preearth.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1176

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HowdyDoody beepbop Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:25 Permalink

The Israelis also fly most of the way through Lebanese airspace, and usually fire long range glide bombs. It is interesting that they used trusty old F-15s for this gig and not their shiny new F-35s. I guess thats because the F-35 has a smaller weapon load and they also don't want the embarrasment of another F-35 being hit by one of Syria's 1970's era S-200 missiles.

 

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bshirley1968 Slack Jack Mon, 04/09/2018 - 11:28 Permalink

Dude, you are off your rocker with this line of thinking.  Your "evidence" and theory are weakass at best.  There is way too much history (verified) and archaeological evidence (verified) to lend any credence to your outlandish bullshit.

Now, you have posted it.....many times on ZH......move on.  You are not going to convince any thinking person here that Israel is a phony, made up country and people.  Even the Arabs claim Abraham as their father......news flash.....he was the first Hebrew, Israeli, "Jew", etc.

And the Dead Sea Scrolls are not the only source of the information they contain.

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bshirley1968 Slack Jack Mon, 04/09/2018 - 11:18 Permalink

Syria can get away with that because they are already blown to bits and are "at war" anyway.

You let the Joo-boys make an international incident out of an "alleged" attack by the Ruskies, and that will cause this situation  to catch another gear.

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Chupacabra-322 bshirley1968 Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:37 Permalink

 

US Interference and Regime Change PsyOp

“Secret cables and reports by the U.S., Saudi and Israeli intelligence agencies indicate that the moment Assad rejected the Qatari pipeline, military and intelligence planners quickly arrived at the consensus that fomenting a Sunni uprising in Syria to overthrow the uncooperative Bashar Assad was a feasible path to achieving the shared objective of completing the Qatar/Turkey gas link. In 2009, according to WikiLeaks, soon after Bashar Assad rejected the Qatar pipeline, the CIA began funding opposition groups in Syria.”

Regime change is the only reason we or any of our proxies are there. We have NO GOOD REASON being there other than this BS.                                                         

  • The US Congress has not approved the US being in Syria.
  • The UN Security Council has not approved the US presence in Syria.
  • President Assad of Syria did not invite the US or approve the US presence in Syria.
  • Only the US deep state neocons have approved the US presence in the context of "regime change". 

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chunga J S Bach Mon, 04/09/2018 - 09:56 Permalink

This all stems from the Russians hacking and tampering the election, something congress voted unanimously for sanctions over, all the while pretending they've never heard of the dead staffer written about by DNC chair Brazile. (not a joke, that really happened)

Then we're lead to believe Putin decided to poison some guy using special Russian poison that only they have right before his election and then they're forbidden from participating in the investigation. (not a joke either, that really happened)

Now the story is that Assad, after hearing the maverick dotard say US is pulling out of Syria, decides to shoot off poison chemicals at people. (that isn't a joke either)

That sign post up ahead...you have just entered the Twilight Zone.

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veritas semper… chunga Mon, 04/09/2018 - 13:06 Permalink

Great comment ,chunga ,as usual.

The masks are off now. We all see who is supporting and fighting for the terrorists ,don't we? No need to pretend.

As the Russian Defense Ministry has said : the terrorists are defeated ,but now the fight in Syria is continued by direct US / UK/ Israhell, France special forces' involvement.

The so called  chemical attack in UK was done to link it to the Syrian one , planned long time ago (as Russians have said multiple times) and to portray Russia as a rogue nation ,who has no credibility in the war in Syria. So US ,NATO and Israhell can say that are justified to attack both , Russia and Syria . And eventually , Iran and Lebanon.

And the Donald is sanctioning Russia again and attacking Syria again (I make no distinction between US UK Israhell). Making America really great .

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PrivetHedge Truther Mon, 04/09/2018 - 09:34 Permalink

Fake joo = Real pharisee

Rabbi Adolph Moses in collaboration with Rabbi H.G. Enlow explained clearly in “Yahvism and Other Discourses,” that: “Among the innumerable misfortunes which have befallen… the most fatal in its consequences is the name Judaism… neither in biblical nor post-biblical, neither in Talmudic nor in much later times, is the term Judaism ever heard…”

https://biblicisminstitute.wordpress.com/judaica/judaism-or-pharisaism/

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curbjob Mon, 04/09/2018 - 09:29 Permalink

Paging Captain Obvious ...

Would the National Guard of any of the other 50 US States launch a missile attack on a sovereign country without first getting the all clear from the   Pentagon ?

 

In related news; John Bolton was seen retreating into a WH closet armed with a live feed of the attack, a pair of tweezers and a magnifying glass. Sources present said he seemed happy with the results. 

sidfalco Mon, 04/09/2018 - 09:31 Permalink

Israel told their big fucking dumb yankee Golem that they were going to do exactly what they wanted, as per usual. Any whining from the yanks and the dual-nationals will get them fired.

chunga RawPawg Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:30 Permalink

They may have a decision to make because here's "Mad Dog" Mattis hissing and snapping.

US not ruling out military action against Syria after reports of chemical weapons use – Mattis

https://www.rt.com/usa/423592-military-action-syria-mattis/

US Defense Secretary James Mattis has not ruled out the possibility of launching airstrikes against Syria in response to an alleged chemical attack in the militant-held town of Douma.

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Mike Masr Mon, 04/09/2018 - 09:34 Permalink

US Interference and Regime Change Bullshit

“Secret cables and reports by the U.S., Saudi and Israeli intelligence agencies indicate that the moment Assad rejected the Qatari pipeline, military and intelligence planners quickly arrived at the consensus that fomenting a Sunni uprising in Syria to overthrow the uncooperative Bashar Assad was a feasible path to achieving the shared objective of completing the Qatar/Turkey gas link. In 2009, according to WikiLeaks, soon after Bashar Assad rejected the Qatar pipeline, the CIA began funding opposition groups in Syria.”

Regime change is the only reason we or any of our proxies are there. We have NO GOOD REASON being there other than this BS.                                                         

  • The US Congress has not approved the US being in Syria.
  • The UN Security Council has not approved the US presence in Syria.
  • President Assad of Syria did not invite the US or approve the US presence in Syria.
  • Only the US deep state neocons have approved the US presence in the context of "regime change". 

 

Joiningupthedots Mike Masr Mon, 04/09/2018 - 09:50 Permalink

Go back in my ZH history.

I have been saying since the get go that at the strategic level it has ALWAYS been about Qatari gas lines to Europe and for 3+ years I stated the same in the Guardian until I got bored of being continually moderated (black balled) by them.

It doesn't matter what the war costs Russia it will always cost less than the loss of its GAZPROM gas sales to Europe from Qatari gas.

The Qatar North Dome has around 110 years of viable supply.Do the arithmetic.

I know because I helped in the construction of it on and off since the early 1990's. 

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Juggernaut x2 Mon, 04/09/2018 - 09:36 Permalink

Israel gave us the heads up so that we would be sure to reimburse them for the fuel and missiles used in the attack- "Oy vey- you owe us $30K for the jet fuel and $200K for the missiles"