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    Re: Israel launches airstrike into Syria

    From The Washington Post:

    The official Syrian Arab News Agency said that a scientific research facility had been struck by an Israeli missile...

    Reuters reported that an Israeli military spokeswoman had refused to comment, but the Associated Press quoted an anonymous Middle East intelligence official as confirming the state media reports. The target was Fateh-110 missiles, which have precision guidance systems with better aim than anything Hezbollah is known to have in its arsenal, the official said.


    Syrian report: Israel bombs outskirts of Damascus for second time in recent days - The Washington Post

    Such missiles, if they were received by Hezbollah, would strengthen that terrorist organization's capabilities. Israel's targeting their shipments and facilities in which they are manufactured (probably Syria's reference to a "scientific research facility") makes sense. Israel, like any other nation, has to be prepared to safeguard its vital interests.

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    Re: Israel launches airstrike into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    really?

    the foundation of the state of Israel was based on terrorism ... if the Brits and the UN had not caved in to terrorism .... there would be no Israel!
    Yeah, they rebelled against British rule, just like us. There's a difference between revolting against a colonial power and terrorism. During British rule there were Arab massacres of Jews within mandatory Palestine that the British were ineffective at stopping. The British did, however, roughly oppose Jewish independence and reneged on the Balfour declaration. The Jews had every right to rebel.

    What was to become the main fighting force of the IDF, the Haganah, rarely engaged in terrorism. Only the revisionist Zionist movements like Irgun and Lehi systematically murdered Arab civilians, and the Haganah tried as much as possible to distance itself from those two terrorist groups. If I am not mistaken Israel recognizes them as terrorists even today.
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    Re: Israel launches airstrike into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    showing solidarity with the rebels was not a wrong turn. however, israel was absolutely the wrong state to get involved in this: Israeli transgression - Khaleej Times
    A "sovereign state?" LOL, Syria is hardly sovereign when in the midst of a civil war that the government is likely going to lose. And if Assad doesn't want Israel to bomb inside Syria then he shouldn't allow Hezbollah to operate inside his country. But he'll never do that, since both Iran and Hezbollah are his allies.

    And speaking of Hezbollah, what's it doing in Syria? Isn't it a Lebanese political party? And why is Iran also inside Syria?
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    Re: Israel launches airstrike into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yeah.....and the password is Syrian Air Power. That which Assad has.....and that which Gadhafi never had. Just sayin!
    .....what is this thread about, again?

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    Re: Israel launches airstrike into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    really?

    the foundation of the state of Israel was based on terrorism ... if the Brits and the UN had not caved in to terrorism .... there would be no Israel!
    This isn't the thread for it, and this thread had already been jacked enough....

    but you do know that this claim has no historical legitimacy, yes? The State of Israel was built upon Israeli acceptance of the UN division. Which looked like this:



    Surrounding Arab states refused the partition and then attacked. Israel seized enough land to make herself somewhat more contiguous and defensible in the fighting that followed.

    However, there was no way that the British post-WWII wanted to try to keep control over Palestine as a piece of imperial property. They were divesting as rapidly as they could.

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    Re: Israel launches airstrike into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    .....what is this thread about, again?
    Looks like it was about Israel launching Airstrikes in Syria.....do you think Syrian Air power correlates? Do you think it would have meaning to the Israelis in their Military Strikes?

    Was there some confusion about the generality of Syrian Air Power?

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    Re: Israel launches airstrike into Syria

    I wish We could learn from our great ally Isreal on how to "negotiate" with the pigs of the world.

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    Re: Israel launches airstrike into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    I wish We could learn from our great ally Isreal on how to "negotiate" with the pigs of the world.

    "LONG LIVE ISREAL"!!!!!
    They certainly don't prop up the assholes we eventually have to deal with at great expense.
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    Re: Israel launches airstrike into Syria

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    Syria: Israeli strike 'declaration of war'

    CNN quoted Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Mekdad calling Sunday's attack a "declaration of war", and the Iranian foreign minister urged countries to resist Israel. But a senior Iranian commander also said Syria was strong enough to defend itself without Tehran's help - though he also offered training.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...94400020130505
    Well... I would say a very bad move on the Syrians part...
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    Re: Israel launches airstrike into Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    I wish We could learn from our great ally Isreal on how to "negotiate" with the pigs of the world.

    "LONG LIVE ISREAL"!!!!!

    This type of talk here is what seriously frustrates me. Americans are attached at the hip to Israel...especially the religious right...it is annoying. Israel can take care of themselves. They don't need us and we don't need them.

    We don't have the money to keep financing their military. We don't have enough to finance our own damn military. Let Israel deal with their own issues. They are fully capable of dealing with and potential threat in their area.
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