19 Mar '17, 10pm

Israeli minister threatens to destroy Syrian air defenses

The Israelis have officially lost the plot. Only a few hours ago, one of their drones carried out an airstrike on a supposed Hezbollah target in southern Syria, but the airstrike ended up killing an NDF fighter instead: So not only did the Israelis kill the wrong person, but they also decided to use a drone this time around, presumably because they didn't want to risk having one of their F-16 warplanes shot down by Syria's surface-to-air missiles. (It's very possible that this decision indirectly confirms the rumors that one of Israel's F-16 fighter jets was indeed shot down by the Syrians a few days ago.) Anyway, the fact is, Israel cannot carry out any airstrike on a Syrian target without Putin and Assad's tacit approval. Prior to last week's embarrassing incident in Palmyra, Moscow and Damascus have almost always turned a blind eye to Israel's occasional airstrikes on H...

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