In Major Escalation, Israel Unleashes Airstrikes, Shelling On Syria In Retaliation For Alleged Iran Attack

Summary:

The situation is fluid to say the least, but as far as we can tell this is what has happened tonight so far:

1. Sirens go off in Golan Heights

2. Loud explosions heard

Then blame-game begins...

3. AP: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Wednesday that Israel has attacked targets of the Syrian military on the outskirts of Quneitra.

4. AP: Activists reported rocket fire from Israel into southern Syrian just before midnight Wednesday.

5. AP: The Israeli army says it is investigating and has no further details.

6. IDF report that Iranian Quds force fired 20 rockets towards forward IDF positions on Golan Heights.

7. According to al-Mayadeen (pro-gov) 10 positions of the Israeli Army were shelled with rockets, and several vehicles were targeted with guided missiles.

8. The IDF views this event with great severity and remains prepared for a wide variety of scenarios.

9. Exchanges continue...

10. Israeli jets fire on Damascus; shelling from inside Israel continues.

11. Israeli jets are firing on the headquarters of the Republican Guard.

12. IDF confirms that Israel is launching an attack on targets associated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in Syria. Meanwhile, the power has been cut in parts of Damascus.

So it is unclear who started the 'fight' but for now rocket exchanges continue.

But you can watch local coverage of the conflict here.

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Update V: IDF confirms that Israeli air forces have launched an attack on targets associated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. Meanwhile, electricity has been cut in parts of Damascus.

 

Update IV: Israeli air forces are conducting raids on Republican Guard headquarters and the Mezzah miitary air base.

 

 

Update III: AP reports the two sides' versions of events...

Israel:

Iranian forces based in Syria fired 20 rockets at Israeli front-line military positions in the Golan Heights early Thursday, the Israeli military said, triggering an Israeli reprisal and further escalating heightened tensions between the two bitter enemies in neighboring Syria.

The Israeli military said its Iron Dome rocket defense system intercepted some of the incoming projectiles, while others caused only minimal damage. There were no Israeli casualties.

Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a military spokesman, said Iran's Al Quds force had fired the rockets at several Israeli bases, though he would not say how Israel had determined the Iranian involvement. The incoming attack set off air raid sirens in the Israeli-controlled Golan.

Israel "views this Iranian attack very severely," Conricus told reporters. He said Israel had responded, but did not provide details.

"This event is not over," he added.

And "Not"-Israel...

Syria's state news agency said early Thursday that Syrian air defenses had intercepted "hostile Israeli missiles," and Syrian media later said the missiles were fired over southwestern Damascus.

Pro-Syrian government media and activists said late Wednesday that missiles had been fired toward Israel from southern Syria targeting Israeli positions in the occupied Golan heights.

Before that report, Syria state news agency said rockets suspected to have been fired from Israel hit southern Syria's Quneitra province.

Activists said it was artillery fire from Israeli positions in the Golan Heights.

There were no reports of casualties.

You decide who's telling the truth.

 

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Update II: Israel has reportedly launched a cruise missile at Damascus...

 

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Update I: But here's a preliminary timeline of events over the last 24 hours shared by independent journalist Danny Makki on Twitter.

1. Trump withdraws from Iran Nuclear Deal

2. Israel Instantly activates bomb Shelters in Golan Heights

3. Israel reports unusual Iranian activity in Syria border areas

4. Sources/Reports begin discussing imminent threat of Iranian led attacks on Israel from Syria

5. Israel strikes Al-Kisweh industrial area around Damascus with two rockets

6. Syrian State Media claims two further rockets were downed

7. Reports that Eight Iranians among 15 foreign pro-government fighters were killed in the attack which took place yesterday

8. Israel continues a steady build up of troops/tanks on Syrian border this morning

9. Heavy Israeli air activity over the Golan Heights today

10. Israeli rocket flies over Qunaitra going towards Damascus, Syrian air defense fired at it

11. Reports claim that the rocket was downed South East of Damascus, Israeli Jets still heavily present in the skies

12. Numerous artillery and mortar strikes from Israel targeted areas around Al-Baath City in Qunaitra province

13. Israeli Tanks firing at Syrian positions also, no reports of casualties so far

14. Sirens reportedly heard on Israeli side of border

15. Numerous Israeli strikes now reported in Hadar in Qunaitra

16. Syrian air defense firing at Israeli rockets targeting Hadar in Qunaitra.

17. Al- Mayadeen reporting numerous Syrian army strikes (Mortars, Artillery) on Israeli positions near border with Syria. Most of the Syrian missiles fired at #Israel were reportedly intercepted by the Iron Dome

18. Pro Gov Al-Mayadeen stating that 4 Israeli locations have been targeted

19. Reports of more Israeli strikes on Hadar in Qunaitra

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Israel is retaliating against what it has described as an attack by Iranian forces out of Syria on its forward defensive line in the border region of the Golan Heights. The attack began around midnight Wednesday.

Both Israeli and Syrian media have reported shelling and explosions in their territory.

According to al-Mayadeen Syrian forces shelled 10 positions of the Israeli Army with rockets, and several vehicles were targeted with guided missiles.

If accurate, the strike on Israel by Syrian (and, as Israel alleges, Iranian) forces would mark the first time that the Syrian Army has retaliated against Israel for strikes in Syrian territory, and the first time they've fired directly on Israeli troops, according to WaPo.

Israelis living near the border are now telling the Jerusalem Post that a "prolonged attack" is underway as the two sides exchange fire...

...And SANA, the Syrian state television station, is reporting shelling in Southwest Damascus, while Syrian air forces are contending with Israeli missiles. There have also been reports that Israel is targeting the Syrian Army 10th Brigade in Qatna in the Damascus countryside.

 

 

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An IDF spokesperson has confirmed that Israel sees this as an attack by Iran and are responding accordingly. About 20 missiles were fired by the Iranian Qods Force at Israel's forward defensive line in the Golan Heights, the spokesman said, confirming that Israel's iron dome had intercepted "several" of the missiles. No injuries have been reported so far on the Israeli side.

According to local media reports, several shells have reportedly hit the Syrian governate of Quneitra. The shells were reportedly launched from the Israeli-occupied portion of the Golan Heights. Air raid sirens went off in the Israeli-controlled area shortly after the reported strike.

Meanwhile, the Associated Press reports that the Israeli army says air raid sirens have sounded in the Golan Heights shortly after the Syrian state news agency published reports of rocket fire from Israel into southern Syrian just before midnight local time on Wednesday.

Photos and videos of shells being launched into Israel from Syria have begun appearing on social media.

 

The IDF confirmed that sirens were heard in Golan Heights and that it is "looking into the issue".

Israel says it is responding to what it describes as an "Iranian attack". Though it's still unclear who fired first.

An editor at the Jerusalem Post said Israel considers the attack a "severe" event and is preparing a response.

The IDF has been on high alert in recent days, fearing an attack from Syria. Israel is believed to have carried out a series of deadly airstrikes on Iranian targets in Syria in recent weeks that have killed upwards of ten Iranians.

Meanwhile, as shells are exchanged between Syria and Israel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Moscow visiting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

After 10 hours together, Netanyahu said he conveyed Israel's obligation to defend itself against Iranian aggression. "I think that matters were presented in a direct and forthright manner, and this is important. These matters are very important to Israel's security at all times and especially at this time," he said.

Comments

J S Bach Johnbrown Wed, 05/09/2018 - 17:58 Permalink

Okay, here we go... JS Bach's National Inquirer predictions for 2018 and beyond:

1.) ALL MSM "news" outlets will report on terrorist activities against the chosen innocents of the Holy Land.

2.) Trump will read a teleprompted script excoriating the villainous action.

3.) The Pentagon will ask for thousands more men and munitions be brought into Syria to thwart the eeeeevil Assad regime.

4.) Netanyahu will make a speech with 10-foot poster boards showing how Iran was behind it all.

5.) Putin will call for sanity and proof against all allegations.

6.) ALL leaders of the West will ignore this mature advice and begin bombing Syrian/Iranian installations.

7.) Russia will finally react.

8.) *POOOOOF!* The world goes up in nuclear flames.

9.) Lizards begin slow evolution lasting millions of years to reclaim dominance over planet earth.

10.) Certain lizards proclaim their "chosenness" above other reptiles and begin process all over again - ad infinitum.

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Mr. Universe J S Bach Wed, 05/09/2018 - 18:03 Permalink

So let me get this straight. In a meeting with Vlad...

Netanyahu said he conveyed Israel's obligation to defend itself against Iranian aggression.

So I hear you screaming in pain Benny boy, but the only ones striking out is Israel. What is this Iranian aggression I keep hearing about? I don't think it means what you think it does.

 

 

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Chupacabra-322 Mr. Universe Wed, 05/09/2018 - 18:08 Permalink

Zionist Satanic / Lucerferian Scum causing Destabilization Campaigns & False Flag aggressions again.

The Zionists who are running the US, Britain, France and Israel command the major politicians and media networks in theses nations and the majority of those who identify themselves as Jewish and in positions of power and influence.  The Rothschild banking network is colossal and the US financial establishment is subservient to it just as every major media chain and politician in the US has been for the past 100 years. The Rothschild's of Britain are avowed Zionists with first loyalties to Israel, which they view as their creation. However, they have a symbiotic relationship with the British establishment. Working together, it took them about 110 years to take back financial control of the the US after the 1776 Revolution, but as things ended up it is the Zionists who now control both nations.

There are indeed many Jewish people who do not share Zionist loyalties, but unless they convert from Talmudic Judaism, it is very difficult for them to speak out, or to go against such extreme tribal loyalties. If it was not for all the good Jewish people we know and have worked with, who are liberated from all the nonsense, and who on their own merit have made such amazing contributions to others, it would be justified to subject the entire ethnic group to disapproval and correction. But we are not doing that here. We are discerning the truth and trying to avert more injustice and more senseless and unjust wars caused by a very unbalanced movement and people in its control, like Mr. Netanyahu, Mr. Trump, Mr. Bolton, Mr. Pompeo, most of members the US Congress and Senate, and the US media.    

Remember Five points:

 

1. Isreal will fight to the very last American Soldiers Death.

2. The Zionist screams in Pain as he Stikes you.

3.The Yinon Plan.

4.Operation TALPIOT.

5. Qatari Pipeline Petro Dollar Vs. Russia / China Petro Yaun.

 

 

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BullyBearish 11th_Harmonic Wed, 05/09/2018 - 18:52 Permalink

The Holocaust paradigm, which today sustains Jewish identity, is built around an unshakable sense of innocence and self-righteousness, an incapacity for self-examination characteristic of the most severe personality disorders. In their own eyes, the Jews have no responsibility for the hostility of the Gentiles toward them. They are constantly reminded of this innocence by their representative elite.[28] 

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Escrava Isaura espirit Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:22 Permalink

And to think that this is the Jewish Promised Land.

The only other instance that I can think at the moment is the Manifest Destiny, the 19th-century doctrine or belief that the expansion of the US throughout the American continents was both justified and inevitable.

Couldn’t come up with a better script.

Which leads me to believe that both religions are just moral justifications for immoral acts.

By the way, if you have Netflix watch Fauda. It’s really good.

 

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strannick revolla Wed, 05/09/2018 - 20:28 Permalink

Zionists murdering.. trying to elicit a reaction and war...to grab Syrias water and offshore oil..that they can then denounce in Zionist controlled media (the Zionist cries out in pain as he strikes you) ..as they pay off politicians with Zionist controlled central banks and investment banks (GSachs doing gods work) and then control opposition thru the legal systems Zionist appointed Justices .

Synagogue of Satan crucified Christ..now persecutes His Church..and humanity..as ever Christ hold out his crucified hands to them..with forgiveness and healing in his wings

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FBaggins Americano Thu, 05/10/2018 - 02:06 Permalink

The Israeli and the American people are entirely to blame for the slaughter to come because despite their inept and insincere disapproval of the war, they keep electing nothing but corrupt, twisted, lying sociopaths to lead them. It is not just the Jews, the banksters, the multinationals, or the Western establishment to blame but every damned person who goes along with these Nazi bastards running things and turning a blind eye to all the evil they do in the world to ensure we maintain our high standard of nihilistic living.

The big bozo leader Trump and his military junta can only see one solution to save the US economy which is through continued war and military conquest, and specifically by serving the evil ends of their Zio-Nazi masters, with the media and the bulk of the population applauding every move of his deceptions and aggressions in the Middle East.

The US is a land of extremes. There never seems to be any middle ground or enlightened third way. The left under Obama and Clinton were busy deconstructing the nation for the promised utopia of a One World Government, but the conquering of the Levant and Russia remained the nations's priority in foreign policy. Trump comes along to make America great again by rebuilding it, but the conquering of the Levant and Russia remained the nations's priority in foreign policy. None of the US administrations over the last 30 years has had the foggiest idea of what natural or international justice should be regarding their proposed globalist new-world-order, or what real "greatness" should be regarding making America great again. Does anyone even care about connecting the dots to see what is really going on?

"Greatness" clearly has nothing to do with "goodness" in minds of American leaders, unless it is goodness sought in relation to their own interests while denying and  suppressing the interests and basic rights of others, which in any universal sense is simply pure evil. The pundits often quote Acton's adage "“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Oh they can see it so clearly, but they never connect the meaning of the adage with the fact that the US is the most powerful nation which the world has seen. Why that would be unpatriotic, because most Americans are so very proud of that fact.  Clearly, if the US is the most powerful nation the world has ever seen, then it must also be the most evil. However, it is not the adage which makes it so. If power is checked by morality, by principles of right and wrong, then the evil is checked. Despite having a constitution of checks and balances power still trumps law and morality. If anyone in the US is to venture into the corridors of power, it is mandatory that they check in their morality at the door. Powerful people like Trump, Obama, Clinton, Bush, Bolton, Kelly, Mattis, Pompeo, Guiliano, Pelosi, Tillerson, Adelson, Kohr etc. are no different from the sociopaths who fill the ranks of the CIA, the Mossad, and the Mafia. None of them have any moral limits, having long ago checked them in like dangerous weapons, as they begun their assents to power.   

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Lore FBaggins Thu, 05/10/2018 - 02:22 Permalink

Yup. It's a Pathocracy.

Political Ponerology:  A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes 

If the many managerial positions are assumed by individuals deprived of sufficient abilities to feel and understand the majority of other people, and who also exhibit deficiencies in technical imagination and practical skills - (faculties indispensable for governing economic and political matters) - this then results in an exceptionally serious crisis in all areas, both within the country in question and with regard to international relations. Within, the situation becomes unbearable even for those citizens who were able to feather their nest into a relatively comfortable modus vivendi.  Outside, other societies start to feel the pathological quality of the phenomenon quite distinctly.  Such a state of affairs cannot last long.  One must then be prepared for ever more rapid changes, and also behave with great circumspection. (2nd. ed., p. 140)

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various1 Lore Thu, 05/10/2018 - 02:45 Permalink

If Israel considers wide US support in similar protracted war as it was in Iraq, America might as well turn on Israel itself.

That said, Cuban missile crisis was similar pretext for American policies towards proxy bases.

If such is the case, it is considered.

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SocratesSolves strannick Thu, 05/10/2018 - 00:57 Permalink

What goes around comes around. It is time for the Zionist Jews to taste their own crucifixion medicine now. For in the end, Satanic ignorance, Black Magic, always loses and is for losers. A decent person brings other people UP. Black Magic losers, which the Satanic Jews are the extreme example of, try to bring people to the level of animals. Why? They were looking into the mirror. The dumb ignorant Jews have always only seen themselves. And now, the world knows it. 

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Conscious Reviver JimmyJones Wed, 05/09/2018 - 21:02 Permalink

JJ, you got your Hamas and your Hezbollah mixed up. Hamas has toy bottle rockets. Hezbollah has 10's of thousands of the real deal. Hezbollah reserves, outnumbered 10 to 1 and without air cover destroyed the last Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 2006. The Quizling government of Lebanon at the time agreed to call it off when the Israeli government came crying to them as they were about to be over run.

Lebanon has a new government this time.

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LaugherNYC Conscious Reviver Wed, 05/09/2018 - 21:32 Permalink

Now THAT is a funny story!!!!!

All your boys managed was a bunch of rocket attacks, and Israel came in and wiped your little asses out. All you could manage to do was kill 42 women and children with unprovoked rocket attacks, after you car bombed your own people, then set up a phony “arrest” of a “spy ring” that even your owns president admitted was a fraud.

YEAH, Hez is good at firing on undefended civilian positions. Not so much at military targets. A few more “victories” like Lebanon 2006 should pretty much solve the problem, with the IDF chillin and picking their teeth wondering what’s for lunch.

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CTacitus Conscious Reviver Wed, 05/09/2018 - 22:59 Permalink

Iran, Syria, Hezbollah:

You have nothing to fear from the Israeli [Self] Destructive Forces except your own fear of the unknown, but rest assured the Israeli Paper Tigers (as is true for their ability to project the very same attributes they themselves inherintly display towards others) are nothing but Fvckin' cowards who can taunt Unarmed Palestinain woman and defenseless children.

This IDF is shitting in their pants without its goyim enforcers (all the money, lies & dissolution $$hekels can buy). Once they are stripped of this cannon fodder they will fold like a cheap suit.

In the infamous [partial] words of yumutti: "Happy hunting to my Iranian, Syrian, Lebanese goyim ... Give it it these paper cowards!"

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ShakenNotStirred Gaius Frakkin'… Wed, 05/09/2018 - 20:30 Permalink

You seem to have difficulty grasping reality.

The whole thing started by Iran building bases near Israel. Before that, was only Israel-Hezbollah in Lebanon.

BTW, Israel stood quiet for years about Lebanon. So why they have 150,000 missiles pointed at Israel?

Iran (the one that never attacks anyone), built the bases nearby and expect Israel to be quiet again, so they can also accumulate weapons. I guess this is to show the tourists.

Drop off the cocaine before you write.

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ArtificalDuality CatInTheHat Thu, 05/10/2018 - 01:34 Permalink

Correct. This is what they do. Since deceit is a primary means for these Luciferans, they have to make sure their lies are not easily detected. For that, they make their lies their "primary truth". Meaning, they talk themselves into actually assuming their lies to be totally true, so they don't make subconscious mistakes (body language giving away their lies etc).

They craft an illusion (the lie), and make it for true to themselves. This is where illusion becomes DElusion. Yes, these psychopaths are delusional.

To learn more at how important truth is to the human being, and how each human being maintains their own "primary truths", read here: https://ufile.io/81b96

I never got to complete the full file but it tells enough about humans and what they interpret as "truth".

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ShakenNotStirred Jack Oliver Thu, 05/10/2018 - 01:52 Permalink

You are not just stupid, you seem to be a special type of stupid, with honors.

Israel is not occupying a fucking inch of Lebanese land at present time. Given your selective memory, Israel built a buffer zone in Lebanon because at the time the PLO was launching terrorist attacks to civilians. Israel was being attacked first, and it responded accordingly. BTW, the United Negroes failed to stop the muzzrats so Israel had to do the dirty job, again.

Israel just needs to pack up their stolen FAKE state and die - It’s the ONLY solution !! 

Nobody gives a fuck if you like it or not, these are the realities and Israel is there to stay, f-o-r-e-v-e-r.

A psychiatrist can help you, make sure you take all of your pills and your dorm is padded.

 

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ArtificalDuality ShakenNotStirred Thu, 05/10/2018 - 07:36 Permalink

The typical response of a malevolent. They always use one of the various types of "Deflection" principles from the handbook of malevolent psychological warfare 101. The doctrinal template you are using is the "Change the subject immediately without giving a second thought to what's being alleged for the purpose of diverting the subject to something unrelated, preferably something that could be used as a counter accusation". The last bit is another type of deflection doctrine; the "Inversion of Guild" principle.

Explained in this context: I didn't say fuck about Lebanon. I was explaining about what is delusion and why these psychopaths delude themselves with truth fabrication.

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hestroy ShakenNotStirred Thu, 05/10/2018 - 07:56 Permalink

LOL!!! You filthy degenerated kikes are really funny. I just love your fantastic fairy tales. It shows your complete imbecility.

Fuck Israhell, cancer of the world, the land of pure evil. We don't have to forget what these beasts have for us - decent people.

“Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel.”

“In Israel, death has no dominion over them… With gentiles, it will be like any person – they need to die, but [God] will give them longevity. Why? Imagine that one’s donkey would die, they’d lose their money.

“This is his servant… That’s why he gets a long life, to work well for this Jew.”

“Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat… That is why gentiles were created.”

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SirBarksAlot ShakenNotStirred Wed, 05/09/2018 - 20:53 Permalink

Maybe that is the buzz in Israel, but from here, it looks like Israel, completely unprovoked, is using weapons bought and paid for by US taxpayers, to bomb a sovereign nation, Syria.

Just so you know, Israel looks evil doing this, not like the victim defending itself.

It also looks like you (and we) are being duped by the Rothschild's into taking over the oil fields in the Middle East for them. 

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ShakenNotStirred SirBarksAlot Thu, 05/10/2018 - 02:27 Permalink

If Syria attacks, or allow Iran to attack from its territory, it cannot hide behind the "sovereignty".  Syria cannot have its sovereignty protected while preparing to violate Israel sovereignty. The Muzzrats love the argument, but it's worthless. It's exactly the contrary. If Syria has sovereignty it means they are in control. If Assad cannot prevent Iran from launching rockets then he's not in control and therefore there is no sovereignty. If Assad gave his consent to Iran to launch rockets at Israel, then Syria is an attacking party and therefore is fair game just like the Quds in its territory.

https://aglr.wordpress.com/2010/04/05/the-irony-of-international-law-ho…

“Defining down sovereignty” refers to the normative thesis that sovereignty should not grant a state absolute protection against armed intervention in its internal affairs by other states, and that instead the international community should condition such immunity on states living up to particular standards.

https://www.ethicsandinternationalaffairs.org/2016/defining-sovereignty…

 

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ShakenNotStirred Gaius Frakkin'… Thu, 05/10/2018 - 02:00 Permalink

Iran can build bases wherever it likes in Syria, if Syria approves of it, and apparently they do.

You forgot about the purpose of building these bases. But that is too complicated for a simpleton like you to analyze.

According to your logic, if your neighbor let someone threatening your existence to install the weaponry in his backyard to carry out that threat, you will happily wait for the first barrage and cross the fingers that it misses.

Not many are that stupid.

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