World Affairs Brief, April 20, 2018 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.
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ISRAEL STRIKES IRANIAN BASE IN SYRIA
Even though the US was hindered from going to war with Syria in a significant way by the Russian threats, Israel took advantage of the US/UK/French missile strikes to hit an Iranian base in Syria. Zerohedge.com has the story:
A senior Israeli military official admitted to NYT columnist Thomas Friedman that Israel targeted the Iranian drone command center at the T4 air base in Syria last week, an airstrike which killed 14 people, half of whom were Iranians active in Syria.
“It was the first time we attacked live Iranian targets — both facilities and people,” said the Israeli military official quoted by Haaretz.
The admission validates accusations by Russia and the Syrian command – until now unconfirmed – which blamed Israel for the pre-dawn raid last Monday on the major air base in central Syria, saying Israeli fighter jets launched the missiles from Lebanon’s air space, and which a war-monitoring group said killed 14 people. Last week, Russia’s Defense Ministry said two Israeli aircraft targeted the T4 air base in Homs province, firing eight missiles. It said Syria shot down five of them while the other three landed in the western part of the base. Syrian state TV quoted an unnamed military official as saying that Israeli F-15 warplanes fired several missiles at T4.
Israel has been furious at Iranian forces operating out of Syria ever since February, when an Israeli F-16 fighter jet that carried out airstrikes on a Syrian air base was shot down after it struck targets in Syria in response to an Iranian drone that allegedly first infiltrated Israeli airforce.
Needless to say, Iran was not happy with Israel’s admission, which prompted Tehran to vow retaliation against Israel for the attack, while the commander of Iran’s army ground forces, commander Heidari, said a date has been set for Israel’s destruction.
Iran had better be careful. Israel is trying to provoke an Iranian response against Israel so that the American public will demand Trump “come to the rescue.” If Iran is smart, they’ll simply employ their air defense assets to shoot down Israeli missiles rather than attack offensively and give the US the excuse to intervene against Iran.
As long-time WAB readers know, Iran is the ultimate target of US intervention in Syria. As the prime globalist partner in the Middle East, I think we’ll see more Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria. Iran’s leader revealed yesterday that Iran is in an intel war with Israel and the US.
Sadly, most American Christians confuse the Biblical support for the restoration of the House of Israel to its homeland (already happened) with continued unconditional support for Israel’s interventionist policies as a globalist puppet.