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US WARS FOR ISRAEL
#JohnBolton👇also board member of the Jewish Institute for Natl Security Affairs (#JINSA),a think-tank actively advocating military action against countries #Israel perceives as threatening. Saddam Hussein's #Iraq was one such example; #Syria & #Iran are others
US WARS FOR ISRAEL👇THIS WAS LONG PLANNED
Soon After 9/11, 2001 Jewish Institute For National Security Affairs (#JINSA) statement how the #US should proceed, in 2002 #Syria was included to the axis of evil.
Source:news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/1971852.s…👈LINK
#JohnBolton
Early 2006 the #US formed The #Iran #Syria Policy and Operations Group (#ISOG) co-chaired by #DickCheney's daughter:
Source:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Syri…👈

#JINSA #AIPAC #PNAC #JohnBolton #Iraq #Libya #Afghanistan #Syria #Sudan #Iran
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If I were in the advice-giving business to Syrian pilots, I’d say “you might want to avoid flying into #Israel’s airspace.” But I’m not in that business so let’s instead play a game of “See what happens when...”
These Red Alert 🚨 sirens in communities on #Israel’s side of the #Golan are likely the result of this nearby fighting in SW #Syria among the gangs who can’t shoot straight.
I appear to be correct in my above tweet as the @IDFSpokesperson response is, "Following reports regarding sirens in the #Golan regional council, a launch was identified from #Syria at Israeli territory. It appears to have been errant fire from the internal fighting in Syria."
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Extraordinary.

Acc. to @BarakRavid sources, #Russia has told #Israel that it'll seek to force #Iran 100km away from #Israeli-held 1974 #Golan line.

That means all territory west of the red line on map (L).

= A truly wild fantasy.

Look where #Iran is now (R); per @ETANA_Syria:
@BarakRavid @ETANA_Syria #Israel has shot down an #Assad regime Sukhoi fighter jet, which took off from T4 Airbase & flew 2km into Israeli airspace.

x2 Patriot SAM missiles were used & multiple messages sent in multiple languages prior to shoot-down.

Another example of #Russia’s value in de-escalation.
@BarakRavid @ETANA_Syria #pt: Just 36hrs ago was #Israel's first operational use of the "David’s Sling" SAM system, used to down #Assad ballistic missiles.

Yesterday, #Russia’s MFA & MOD visited #Jerusalem to firm-up their security arrangements with #Israel.

I wrote that #Moscow is incapable - clearly.
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Amb. Fred Hof (@FredericHof) says #Trump enters into the #Helsinki summit with #Putin with some real leverage on #Syria -- he can increase the chances of a genuine ceasefire & real peace "only if he realizes…”

atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atla…
@FredericHof Ahead of the planned #Trump-#Putin summit in #Helsinki, I spoke with @fordrs58 & @j_feierstein about #Syria -- Are we at the end of the conflict?

The latest @MiddleEastInst podcast, here:
@FredericHof @fordrs58 @j_feierstein @MiddleEastInst The #Trump admin is pivoting to an anti-#Iran posture in #Syria, while hoping #Russia has what it takes to secure #Israel’s interests.

But guess what?

#Israel downed a drone last week flying into the #Golan - it wasn’t Iranian; it was Russian… a "Forpost.” (Via @QalaatAlMudiq)
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New evergreen Tweet? "Netanyahu asks Putin to remove #Iran's forces from #Syria."

@AcrossTheBay @JSchanzer & I describe the stakes & provide policy options in @FDD's "Controlled Chaos: The Escalation of Conflict between #Israel & Iran in War-Torn Syria" defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/badr…
The need for our new report and recommendations therein is best summed up two maps indicating today's developments in #Syria:
It's a few hours after Putin & Netanyahu met in #Moscow to discuss the removal of #Iran from #Syria. #Israel responded to the UAV that crossed into its airspace from Syria with strikes at 3 military posts near its border.
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As expected, the #Assad regime - supported by #Russia & yes, #Iran-backed militias - is well into a pre-planned offensive vs. opposition-held areas in S/SW #Syria.

= Violating de-escalation zone agreement & with little/no word/response from the opposition’s foreign backers.
#pt: At least one pro-#Assad Shia militia group overtly backed by #Iran/#IRGC -- Liwa Zulfiqar -- has publicly proclaimed its ongoing role in the offensive in south #Syria.

No word or response from #Israel, as yet.

[via @hadialbahra]
@hadialbahra #pt: The U.S’s impotent role in #Syria has again been revealed for all to see & exploit…

June 21: @StateDept threatens “serious repercussions” for any offensive in the south.

June 23: @USEmbassyJordan tells FSA 'we don’t have your back' [via @AbuJamajem]

June 25-27: Silence.
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BIG NEWS overnight

- #Israel struck x12 military targets across #Syria (4+ directly controlled by #Iran).

- #Syria dispatched drone to #Golan (from T4 AB); downed by #Israel.

- In subsequent “ambush,” one Israeli F-16 was shot down by Syrian air defenses; landed in Galilee.
#pt: After that wave of escalator incidents, #Israel has launched a second mass wave of airstrikes in #Damascus - 6+ allegedly located near #Assad’s presidential palace.

*All* #Syria Army & pro-regime facilities have reportedly been placed on red alert.
#pts: It’s no secret that #Israel has been increasingly exasperated at #Iran’s growing capabilities & infrastructure in #Syria - escalation in strikes makes sense.

BUT an F-16 shoot-down raises big questions. Some reports say S-125 was responsible (missile wreckage in picture).
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