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  • Ichingcarpenter (4132 posts)
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    Israel threatens to 'destroy' Syrian air defence systems

    Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Sunday threatened to destroy Syrian air defence systems after they fired ground-to-air missiles at Israeli warplanes carrying out strikes.

    “The next time the Syrians use their air defence systems against our planes we will destroy them without the slightest hesitation,” Lieberman said on Israeli public radio.

    Israeli warplanes hit several targets in Syria on Friday, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying the strikes targeted weapons bound for Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah movement.

    Syria’s military said it had downed one of the Israeli planes and hit another as they were carrying out the pre-dawn strikes



    So to clear this up:

    Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman demands diplomatic immunity for Israeli jets attacking Syria,???????


    Israel “will not hesitate” to destroy Syria’s air defense systems if Syria ever again attempts to defend against Israeli fighter jets which are attacking Syria   over Syrian airspace……….????????





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    • Two way street (2827 posts)
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      1. The New Zion to include parts of other sovereign countries in the Middle East

      Draft Bernie for a People's Movement against Fascism.
      • pinduck (1109 posts)
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        2. Here's an issue to be brought before the UN General Assembly: A country

        does not have the right to protect itself from Israeli war planes.  I’ll be waiting to hear from those who will argue for Israeli warmaking impunity.

        "Sometimes I feel like Fletcher Christian..."
        • Mom Cat (15002 posts)
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          11. Israel is acting like the US in it's assertion of the right to bomb whoever they

          want. International law be damned!

               NEVER FORGET      BERNIE WON!          
        • MrMickeysMom (1890 posts)
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          17. You won't get that argument from me…

          We’re funding Israeli war machines all this time to continue the MIC on behalf of “our friends”?

          Hell no...I'm not giving up...     cat-gif-238.gif giphy.gif
    • leveymg (3802 posts)
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      3. The IAF should expect to lose more aircraft if it tries.

      They also risk getting directly into a conflict with Russian forces in the process.  Maybe, that’s the plan.

      Recced for visibility.

      • Pacco Fransisco (4182 posts)
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        5. Oligarchy: We'll get our war with Russia no matter who you voted for.

        I am L0oniX  Fuck David and his pin head DLC 3rd way herd of goats
        • Enthusiast (11096 posts)
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          6. I was thinking the same thing. It doesn't matter if Trump wants to avoid war.

          The shadow government can do as they wish. But they are already pushing the envelope. Too many citizens are suspecting the nature of their game. Certainly the nations of the world are onto their malfeasance.

          "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." - Frederic Bastiat, 1848
    • Pacco Fransisco (4182 posts)
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      4. …and if Russia steps in?

      I am L0oniX  Fuck David and his pin head DLC 3rd way herd of goats
    • Hari (1110 posts)
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      7. Are they nuts?

      Well, don’t answer that. Any excuse for a war will do, it seems.  

    • Hobbit709 (3264 posts)
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      8. Simple solution.

      Don’t fly your military planes over another country’s sovereign territory.


      Can you imagine the uproar if the situation was reversed?

      I won't shut up and I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing
    • PFunk1 (1327 posts)
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      9. Russia will step in on that ME state hard if that happens

      Then the US will be faced with a choice of if defending Israel is enough to spark a major war with the Russians.  As shown by past examples they don’t ‘play’ when it comes to Syria-especially now.

    • BillZBubb (2906 posts)
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      10. How dare you defend yourselves against us!

      If you do, we will just attack you more.

      The Israeli sense of entitlement is off the charts. Of course when the US is unconditionally standing behind you, it’s easy to be the bully.

      DemExit! Don't give the Democrats a dime. Don't identify as a Democrat. Drop Democratic identification below 20%. Only then will they support true progressive policy. Until then, corporate money rules.
      • farleftlib (1363 posts)
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        13. Yes "We'll destroy your defenses"

        “because defending yourself from our bombs is an act of aggression against us.”  Only Israel would dare say that. Only the U.S. would agree with their lunacy. I hope Syria fights back.

        Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have. Margaret Mead
    • HassleCat (1996 posts)
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      12. We should get deeply imvolved right away!

      We must get in there and do something about something. Don’t ask me what, since I don’t know any more than anyone else, meaning nothing.  But if the Israelis and the Russians are there, well, by golly, we should be there too.  We are the United States!  We don’t just sit around on our hands!

    • BuySellTrade (406 posts)
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      14. This sort of "logical" thinking is bound to end well if implemented.


    • arendt (1432 posts)
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      15. Avigdor Lieberman is a frothing at the mouth hardliner.

      (And, what a surprise, he is Holy Joe’s cousin.)

      Someone really needs to put a muzzle on Avigdor before he and his ilk of fundamentalist crazies starts WW3.

      Do they honestly think the Russians are going to stand by and let Israel attack Syria after all the money Russia has just spent there?

      Or, has the Deep State gotten enough of a grip on Trump to force him to start the war that Hillary wanted to start.

      If this statement is anything but an off-his-meds outburst, its time to start digging that fallout shelter.

    • Aldroud (967 posts)
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      16. Not a single question why Syria is providing weapons to Hezbollah

      Why not look at first principles before shouting about follow on effects?

      • Salemcourt (629 posts)
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        18. Why would anyone give any credence

        to known liars and warmongers, who have an apartheid and genocidal regime.

      • bemildred (5803 posts)
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        19. That seems obvious, Hezbollah has been helping save Syria's ass.

        Iran, Hezbollah, Syria, they are all conspiring to save Syria’s ass.

        It ain't the things you don't know that hurts you, it's the things you know that ain't so.
      • beemerphill (224 posts)
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        20. This is very frustrating.

        Many voters held their nose and voted for Trump to keep Clinton out of the White House. A big part of the reason for keeping her out was that she was talking like she wanted to escalate the conflicts in the Mideast. Listening to her it was obvious that she wanted WWIII to start in that part of the world. Her talk of no-fly zones and confronting Russia was very scary to say the least. Now we have Syria supplying arms to Hezbollah because Hezbollah supports them. Russia is providing arms and expertise to Syria because they want a presence in the Mideast. Israel is attacking the arms shipments because they do not want Hezbollah using those rockets to kill Israelis. Syria shoots anti-aircraft missiles at the Israeli planes because they are over Syria. Israel does not want any of their planes shot down and threatens to take out the Syrian AA batteries supplied by Russia. Trump is dumb enough to send troops to Syria. Now we have troops on the ground, and vulnerable to injury, death, or worse, capture.  We have no idea if our current State Department is up to the task of defusing this situation, and Trump is a loose cannon. Clinton may get her wish of WWIII in the Mideast after all. If you believe in prayer, now might be a very good time to ask the Almighty for a little Divine Intervention.

        • hopemountain (2342 posts)
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          22. amen! nt.

          "economic and environmental justice is spiritual work." ~ tom b. k. goldtooth .... "question everything – including, organizations touting labels proclaiming stewardship of living things and high ideals when in truth, they fanatically practice the stewardship of exploitation, greed, and destruction."
    • ctsnowman (658 posts)
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      21. Up is down and left is right

      anything goes for us and our allies.

      Army and Navy veteran and a proud liberal.
    • spud demon (1104 posts)
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      23. It would make sense if they were talking about Golan Heights

      but Palmyra is right in the middle of Syria.  And the government recently reclaimed it.  WTF?

      Time to start counting fighter aircraft.  How many does Russia have in the area, and how many does Israel have?  Would Trump provide defense against a counterattack?

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