Friday, March 17, 2017

Russian Summons Israeli Envoy- Demands Clarification On Syria Strikes

Interesting? And, I believe a first?

Follow up to this earlier post:  No Fly/Safe Zone Pretext? Israeli/ US Airstrikes etc.,

Times of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) during their meeting in Moscow on March 9, 2017
Russia summoned the Israeli Ambassador to Moscow Gary Koren to provide clarifications Friday, less than 24 hours after Israel struck targets in Syria nation, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a statement explaining the reasoning behind the operation. 

Syria sent two letters to the UN 

 " The Syrian Foreign Ministry earlier sent two letters to the UN secretary-general and to the director of the UN Security Council calling the strikes a violation of international law, of UN resolutions and of Syrian sovereignty.
Syria called on the UN to “condemn the blatant Israeli aggression that is considered a violation of international law.”
"Assad’s army" (actually Syria's Army) said the Israeli strikes were conducted to support “[Islamic State] terrorist gangs and in a desperate attempt to raise their deteriorating morale and divert attention away from the victories which Syrian Arab Army is making in the face of the terrorist organizations,” the statement read.
 It also claimed it had shot down an Israeli warplane and hit a second one, assertions Israel said were false.
 Jordan, which borders both Israel and Syria, said parts of the missiles fell in its rural northern areas, including the Irbid district. The Jordanian military said the debris came from the Israeli interception of missiles fired from Syria. Radwan Otoum, the Irbid governor, told the state news agency Petra that the missile parts caused only minor damage "


  1. ask again: what does Putin really think?

    Feeling like 2008
    Lebanon to complain to UN about 'Israeli threats',7340,L-3586272,00.html

    Days ago
    An Israeli minister says "life in Lebanon today is not bad" compared to Syria, adding Tel Aviv should target civilians in a future war with the country and send it "back to the Middle Ages." Last week, Israel’s Minister of Military Affairs Avigdor Lieberman said at a Knesset committee meeting that the Lebanese army was now “a subsidiary unit of Hezbollah.”

    Lebanon to complain against Israeli threats at Security Council

    Aoun says Hezbollah part of army
    Lebanese president provokes outcry with Hezbollah comment.
    President Michel Aoun stated in an interview that Lebanon needs Hezbollah’s arms to defend the country from potential Israeli aggression, stirring harsh criticism from his political opponents.
    “Hezbollah represents the people of the south. They are the inhabitants of the land who defend themselves when Israel tries to occupy or threaten them,” Aoun said, noting, “It is no longer an urgent matter to discuss the need to strip Hezbollah of its weapons, because Israel continues to occupy our lands and is seeking to take over Lebanon’s waters,” a reference to the Shebaa Farms and Kfar Shuba hills areas that have been occupied by Israel since 1967.

    Read more:

    1. Anon: I recall the comment from previous post
      What does Putin think?

      I'm reading..the links but still I can't say what Putin thinks- Can you tell me what you think in this regard? Are we talking Golan? Or more?

      I agree this feels like 08.

      Was thinking that Lebanon is in the crosshairs..
      so not surprising to read the comment included above..

      "An Israeli minister says "life in Lebanon today is not bad" compared to Syria, adding Tel Aviv should target civilians in a future war with the country and send it "back to the Middle Ages."

  2. Hi Penny:

    Here is the Link where I discovered that it was the US NAVY that targeted the Mosque

    What is the US NAVY doing bombing...isn't that the airforce's job. I find the specific singling out of the "Navy" suspicious.

    1. Hey GC:

      A naval operation?? Interesting.

      What that makes me think is drone operations may have ceased at Incirlik?- Speculation but who knows?

  3. Did you see
    1. the Not nettyahoo photographer pic of Putin scolding that insane man? He gave him a 500 year old book. The book you should check out. It was written by a man recording the jew/Roman war (he too was a jew)
    He told him Not to live in the past 2500 years ago.

    first thing they do ? bomb Syria. Almost like a Nuland FU only to Putin and not EU

    Golan? IMO (as I've stated here in the past) they are going to reject that 'occupation' and eventually force them back to 1968 borders.. Or at least, that is what I think and see the possibility of happening. Russia, and other countries I believe have finally grown tired of the lies and realized that they will never quit until they at Least end up with Yinon Plan.
    I hope to hell I'm right

    1. I found a good article by Israel Shamir that I think the info I saw quoted this article by him.

      Bibi geta very meaningful purim gift from Putin. It's quite informative I believe.

      I'm glad I found it and hope it helps

    2. karin- I read the entire article and I particularly liked this little tidbit

      "Mr Avigdor Lieberman called (in the interview for Die Welt) to create a “NATO-like” military alliance of Israel, Saudi Arabia, Gulf states against Iran and against Shias. So the Jewish state is fully assimilated in its region as a part of pro-Western reactionary Sunni block. It is not an odd man out anymore.

      Why yes Israel is fully integrated with an irrational Sunni block. As the US plays games in Saudi Arabia- in a divided house..
      The Sunni Muslim Kurds and Sunni Israel
      Great partners

    3. That link was the complete article. First one had quotes 3/ explanation of book at blog
      I sought out originalof complete article to give to you.

    4. In case I misunderstood, this is the article I saw w/ explanation of book


    5. Hey Karin: I did see the quote regarding the book given in the Shamir article- It was an appropriate gift choice for sure
      I shall look at your other link


    Meanwhile the slow acceleration of the shadow war in Gaza continues to escalate.

    day before Syria strikes
    Israeli Forces Target Hamas After Projectile From Gaza Hits Country

    Cross border Sinai attack

    1. I see news of Egypt being unable to get the Sinai under control...

      "The Egyptian government is struggling to counter an increasingly violent insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula targeting Egyptian police, security forces and Christians.

      Several militant groups, including Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, are controlling large swaths of Sinai, which borders the Gaza Strip and Israel, and have established rule separate from the government in Cairo."

      What will Israel do?