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  • LaaDeeDaaVA (2919 posts)
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     So rich: Bibi denied buffer zone for land stolen from Syria

    Moscow rejects Israeli Request for Buffer Zone in Syria, Sept 15, 2017 08:04

    Russia rejected a request from Jerusalem for a 60-kilometer buffer zone between the Golan Heights and any Iranian-backed militias in Syria, and is only promising that the Shi’ite fighters would not come any closer to Israel than 5 kilometers, according to media reports late on Thursday night.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had raised the issue with both Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump, including in July in advance of Syrian cease-fire talks.

    The news of the Kremlin’s rejection broke in advance of Netanyahu’s meeting with Trump in New York on Monday. It also came as a senior Russian negotiator said that Russia, Turkey and Iran are close to finalizing an agreement on creating four de-escalation zones in Syria.

    The prime minister has repeatedly warned about Iran’s expanding influence in Syria. In an interview with CNN on Tuesday, he said, “Aside from trying to build atomic bombs,” Tehran is “trying to place the Iranian Army in Syria. They want to colonize Syria the way they colonized Lebanon.”

    MORE:  http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Moscow-rejects-Israeli-request-for-buffer-zone-in-Syria-505169?utm_source=spotim&utm_medium=spotim_recirculation&spotim_referrer=recirculation

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  • iggy (1838 posts)
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    1. Giving Bibi a buffer zone would legitimize the Israeli occupation of the Golan

    The Russians are smarter than that.

    Truth has no Expiration Date. Life without Dignity is Slavery.
  • Blue Meany (420 posts)
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    2. Iran wants to colonize Syria like it did Lebanon?

    How the leader of the country that actually occupied most of Lebanon for years say that with a straight face?  Iran’s support to Hezbollah came after that and ought to be seen as helping them arm as a defensive measure against another invasion.   Wow, talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

     

  • Doremus Jessup (3022 posts)
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    3. Aparthied bibi actually used the word colonized

    as if were a bad thing. I wonder why people are boycotting his country? It’s a shame that we only hear about likud dealings in the media and nothing from or about the opposition in Israel. They have shut done one side just as are country has been doing for years. Maybe we can do a swap, our nuts for their non-nuts. Both sides win…

    Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity. End ALL occupations and bring the troops home.