Skip to comments.Iran attacked Israel from Syria without notifying Damascus – report
Posted on 05/11/2018 9:05:44 AM PDT by Zhang Fei
Iranian forces in Syria did not ask the Syrian government, or even notify Syrian leaders, before launching 20 missiles at Israel just after midnight on Thursday, Fox News reported.
It appears that the regime of Bashar Assad of Syria wants to distance itself from Irans military activity in its very own back yard, Fox Newss David Lee Miller reported from the Golan Heights on Thursday.
Miller said that Fox News had learn from European sources that, The Iranian major general in charge of the Al-Quds Force in Syria, Qassem Soleimani, launched last nights attack against Israel without the knowledge or the consent of the Assad regime.
He went on to say that the Syrian claim came, Despite the fact that some Syrian military personnel took part in the aggression. It was not clear if he was referring to the rocket fire against Israel or the Syrian anti-aircraft fire that was later directed at the Israeli air force.
Sources told Fox News that the Soleimani was not accountable to Damascus and could act freely without having to report to Syrian officials.
The message from Syria may be a way of avoiding further retaliation from Israel.
Among the sites hit were Syrian air defenses, and Netanyahu said that was only because Assad had ignored his warning.
Yesterday I conveyed a clear message to the Assad regime: Our activity is directed against Iranian targets in Syria. But if the Syrian army takes action against us, we will act against it, Netanyahu warned. That is exactly what happened yesterday, Syrian army batteries launched ground-to-air missiles against us, and therefore we hit them.
The military earlier said it targeted a number of Syrian air defense systems SA-5, SA-2, SA-22, and SA-17 batteries that had fired at Israeli planes, despite the militarys ... warning
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* The principal cost to Assad is not mainly the handfuls of men he loses from those SAM batteries, but the $100m worth of equipment that just went up in smoke.
I believe Trump has given Israel carte blanche regarding Iran.
This could get interesting. What’s Iran doing there, anyway?
Especially if the Iranian forces in Syria don't feell compelled to coordinate with Syria. Sounds like an invasion.
My guess: 1) close enough to the Israeli civilians that they can attack with cheaper short range missiles and 2) Iran figured it could hide behind the chaos in Syria to mask its culpability.
Headline should have been: “Assad wets himself”
If this is true, and Israel showed restraint on Syrian assets, then this may be something you can leverage in a resolution of matters.
“Whats Iran doing there, anyway?”
The same thing that the USA, UK, Turkey, and Russia are doing in Syria: advancing their own interests.
I wonder if that was a part of the Obama plan.
What is the US doing there without the permission of the Syrian government? We have 2,000 personnel on the ground in Syria and have been bombing there on almost a daily basis since Sept 22, 2014.
“The same thing that the USA, UK, Turkey, and Russia are doing in Syria: advancing their own interests.”
“What is the US doing there without the permission of the Syrian government? We have 2,000 personnel on the ground in Syria and have been bombing there on almost a daily basis since Sept 22, 2014.”
The puppeteer(Iran) doesn’t have to ask permission from the puppet
“advancing their own interests.”
As if the interests of the U.S. are somehow equatable with those of Iran, Turkey & Russia?
Sorry, but there is no equivalency between what Iran is doing in Syria and what we are doing there.
Iran only answers to Baal and Dagon. Better known as Satan today.
With the defeat of ISIS in Syria, the real question is what will happen with the US presence in Syria now that ISIS has been virtually eliminated. Will the US go after the Syrian regime, whom we have now bombed twice due to their use of poison gas against their people. Is regime change part of our mission?
The question of what we are doing there will become a topic of increasing interest. The UK, France, and others want the US to maintain a continuing presence in Syria. It is our blood and treasure being spilled there.
“My response was to another poster who asked what Iran was doing there. The Iranians were invited in by the Syrian government, just like the Russians. We were not invited in nor were other allied countries.”
I think the Iranian phones lines are Dead now anyway