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Thread: Prospect of Invasion of Syria

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    Default Re: Maidir Le: Prospect of Invasion of Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Derelict View Post

    Russia declares electronic war on Israel ranging over Syria, E. Mediterranean


    This is a substantial escalation of the Russia-USA 'face-off' in Syria but it's hardly getting a mention in the media.

    After the loss of a Russian aircraft, with 15 men aboard, last week Russia now says that it has decided to sell Syria the S-300 air defence system and to start jamming Military electronics in Syria and the Eastern Mediterranean.

    There's been very little mention of those 'electronic counter-measures' (ECM) -

    The Israeli, American and coalition Air Forces have all had their wings clipped.

    America has 2,00 troops in Syria and they rely on air-power for their defence.

    If the Russians go ahead with their ECM threat Trump will have to respond vigorously or else withdraw his Expeditionary Force.
    This is the first time I've seen an explicit reference to the US Expeditionary force in Syria.
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    Default Re: Maidir Le: Re: Maidir Le: Prospect of Invasion of Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Derelict View Post
    What escalation?

    Israel has only been exercising its legitimate right of self-defence.

    It's all the fault of Iran.


    "The regime"... someone should parse the use of this term as a veiled threat to illegally attack another state.

    Last time I looked, Iran was a democracy.
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    Default Re: Prospect of Invasion of Syria

    interesting



    The real importance of France & Germany going to Turkey to meet Putin & Erdogan is that they are effectively hiving off from the US by joining the Astana process. They are breaking boycott of #Syria, while preserving the "need for elections" talking point. (see thread)

    We may safely conclude that Assad will not permit any "political process" or constitutional committee to dislodge him or bring members of the opposition to power in Damascus. He has won the war.





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    Default Re: Prospect of Invasion of Syria

    Certainly interesting. Merkel / Germany is less pro war than the US of course after two devastating experiences in the 20th century. I remember Merkel stepping in over Ukraine in a similar fashion. None of them seem very happy, DCon.
    “ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
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