The seeds of a future war | Colonel Cassad

In an effort to weaken the Assad regime, in order to solve the issue of the Golan heights, to prevent the strengthening of Iran and relying on benefits long civil war in Syria, where Israel has indirectly supported the Islamic militants, Tel Aviv was surprised to find that the output is worse the military infrastructure of Iran is now directly approaching the Israeli border, and “Hezbollah”, which Israel could not win in 2006, in recent years significantly increased both quantitatively and qualitatively, receiving Russian and Iranian arms, which under the promised “future war” can certainly be used against Israel.

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Nasrallah: Hundreds of thousands to respond if Israel attacks | Jordan Times

“The Israeli enemy should know that if it launches an attack on Syria or Lebanon, it’s unknown whether the fighting will stay just between Lebanon and Israel, or Syria and Israel,” Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said.

“I’m not saying countries would intervene directly — but it would open the door for hundreds of thousands of fighters from all around the Arab and Islamic world to participate in this fight — from Iraq, Yemen, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan,” he said.

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Israel bombs Syria again

Israel said on Saturday it had targeted Syrian military installations after shells landed in the occupied Golan Heights but a Syrian military source said the Israeli strikes killed some civilians.

Rebels including hardline Islamist factions fought the Syrian army on Saturday in Quneitra province, bordering the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Syrian state media and a war monitor reported.

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Trump is the Antichrist | ALEXANDER DUGIN

Now Trump is making his first foreign tour. And again a surprise. The first foreign visit is this time not to Mexico and the countries of Latin America, which is the custom of American presidents, and not to Russia, for example, but to Saudi Arabia, the country that is the main sponsor of ISIS (banned in Russia) and Islamic terrorism. What logic we are dealing with here? Neither Trump number 1, nor Trump number 2. Who are You Mr. Trump?

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Briefly on the Middle East | Colonel Cassad

In Northern Hama the front has stabilized. The militants went after the failures of mid-April, fell back to the area of Lataminah and Morek, which is reflected in the rate of advance of the SAA, which is now bogged down in battles for the towns South of Lataminah and South-East of Morek. If in these fights, SAA will be able to grind the main forces of the militants, before the Syrians will open good prospects associated with access to the Central regions of Idlib.

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Syria has said that once again shot down an Israeli plane | Colonel Cassad

4 Israeli aircraft crossed the airspace border of Syria to attack targets in Syrian territory (presumably, bases and areas of concentration of “Hezbollah”, against which Israel is in a hybrid war).

At the retreat, after the attacks, on them fire was opened from Syrian air defense systems. Further data disagree – Israel claims that the planes were not damaged and they all returned to base. Syria says that one of the planes was shot down.

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Israel’s Arrow scores first hit — but against what? | Defensenews

In the aftermath of Israel’s early Friday morning airstrikes against Hezbollah targets in Syria, the country’s Arrow anti-ballistic missile scored its first operational intercept — but against what, experts here are asking?

Israeli media are reporting that the Arrow intercepted an SA-5 surface-to-air missile, or SAM, and indeed it is logical that Syria’s air defense system launched against the intruding Israeli fighters in an attempt to down the planes. But given that the Israeli attack was hundreds of kilometers away from Israeli territory, why would Israel launch Arrow, which is intended to defend the homeland?

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Chronicle of the ant trail | Colonel Cassad

I have had a great desire to cover the whole battle in Aleppo, the mother (well, in a sense, the mother of all battles), but its significant geographical coverage and temporal duration make this virtually impossible in a single series. At the same time, didn’t want to crumple material for the sake of compactness of presentation. So I planned to make some small essays on the various parcels that could subsequently be folded the whole picture.Was selected a small area initially, it seemed that for him, hardly able to collect more or less coherent plot, but in the course of training began to accumulate more and more material. Well, what eventually happened, they learn not only all, but only the most persistent…

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President Trump entering uncharted waters in Yemen | SST

Such is the Iranian influence in Iraq and Syria that US troops there would be at serious risk should the situation escalate beyond breaking point in Yemen. Short if invading Iran itself, there is not much anybody can do to leverage those asymmetric assets the Iranians now firmly hold in their hand. As for full-on invasion, a prospect that would be dear to the few the Neo-Cons who made it into the Trump administration, it would probably make “Operation Iraqi Freedom” look like the cakewalk Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld said it would be !

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The CIA’s Islamist Cover Up | NYRB

The CIA is blocking the release of information because the subject remains sensitive—both for the West and the Muslim world. In Washington, the CIA could come under fire if its own archives would confirm and fill out the current sketch view of history. For the Brotherhood, amid its current re-emergence as a major political force in Egypt and other countries, it would be extremely damaging to know that illustrious figures in its history were working for the country that most exemplifies the decadent, imperialist forces it has struggled against for decades.

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Israeli Air Force launches attack against Syrian Army | AMN

On Wednesday evening, the Israeli Air Force carried out a new attack against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the Golan Heights, destroying a suspected weapons warehouse in Ba’ath City.

According to locals in Khan ‘Arnabeh, an Israeli chopper traveling from the Al-Nada area of the occupied Golan Heights was responsible for carrying out the missile attack against the Syrian Arab Army.

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Without Effort, Russia Restricted the Strongest Air Force in the Middle East | Haaretz

Ever since it destroyed Syria’s anti-aircraft systems in 1982, Israel’s air force has enjoyed absolute aerial superiority (and therefore, almost complete freedom of action) on the northern front. But that effectively ended the moment Russia decided to beef up its aerial defenses around Tartus. Almost without effort, the Russians managed to restrict the strongest air force in the Middle East.

New Russian systems in Syria track every Israeli fighter right on takeoff, thus limiting operational freedom against Hezbollah

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