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Sat Oct 31, 2015, 11:18 AM

Reports: Israel conducted airstrikes near Damascus

Source: YNet News

Reports: Israel conducted airstrikes near Damascus

A news site linked to Syrian opposition forces claims the IAF bombed Hezbollah and Syrian army positions on Friday night, while Al-Jazeera says Russia conducted strikes in that area at the time.

Israeli Air Force planes launched two strikes on Hezbollah and Syrian army targets overnight Friday, according to social media accounts linked to the Syrian opposition.

According to the reports, which were not confirmed by Israel, the strikes occurred in al-Qalamoun in the suburbs of Damascus, an area that foreign media outlets on previous occasions claimed that Israel has bombed.


Read more: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4718802,00.html



Ok....

If true, why would Israel be bombing Syrian government positions at this time?

If NOT true, why would the Syrian opposition be claiming falsely that Israel is bombing Syrian government positions at this time?

Neither alternative makes any sense to me.

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Reply Reports: Israel conducted airstrikes near Damascus (Original post)
uawchild Oct 2015 OP
lovuian Oct 2015 #1
leveymg Oct 2015 #2
azurnoir Oct 2015 #3
leveymg Oct 2015 #6
azurnoir Oct 2015 #8
leveymg Oct 2015 #10
MowCowWhoHow III Oct 2015 #4
forest444 Oct 2015 #5
Mosby Oct 2015 #12
forest444 Oct 2015 #14
Mosby Oct 2015 #15
forest444 Oct 2015 #16
oberliner Oct 2015 #19
benld74 Oct 2015 #7
uawchild Oct 2015 #9
benld74 Oct 2015 #17
karynnj Oct 2015 #11
bobthedrummer Oct 2015 #13
KoKo Oct 2015 #18

Response to uawchild (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 11:43 AM

1. Syria seems to be where WWIII is starting

How many countries are in there battling for their own self interests?

Russia Saudi Arabia USA China Iran Turkey Hezbolah Israel ...I think Europe is in there too France
did I miss anybody?

This country is looking like a battlefield for strategic location .....between many superpowers

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Response to lovuian (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 11:53 AM

2. I believe it was also the site of Armageddon in Revelations, too. I hate these popular prophesies

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Response to leveymg (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 12:06 PM

3. No Armageddon known as Tel Megiddo these days is in Israel near Haifa

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 12:12 PM

6. I am so relieved. Not.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 12:18 PM

8. I know what you mean

as for WW3 I see the goings on in East Jerusalem as having that potential too

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 12:42 PM

10. WWIII has been going on since 1948 or thereabouts. We may be into WWV at this point.

"We've always been at war with Eurasia."




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Response to leveymg (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 12:08 PM

4. Also the site of end of the world in Islamic eschatology

Specifically at Dabiq (which is also the name of the monthly ISIS horrorshow magazine)

The Last Hour would not come until the Romans land at al-A’maq or in Dabiq. An army consisting of the best (soldiers) of the people of the earth at that time will come from Medina (to counteract them)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dabiq#In_Islamic_eschatology

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Response to leveymg (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 12:09 PM

5. There's reason to believe Bibi's a Messianic (apocalyptic) Jew - just as W was an Armageddon freak.

Messianic Jews believe that it's their duty to cause a conflagration that leads to the apocalypse, for the sake bringing about the Messiah or some such insanity.

Ariel Sharon was known to be of that persuasion - but changed sometime during his tenure. I'd be surprised if Netanyahoo does though.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/155222#.VjTm5_mrTmE

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Response to forest444 (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 03:44 PM

12. People who call themselves messianic Jews are usually Christians.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 04:27 PM

14. As well, yes.

But as former Shin Bet head Yuval Diskin pointed out in the link, many Jews in Israel also think of themselves as such.

A man's religious beliefs is his own business of course; but when they presume to act on them by using their government posts accordingly, that's a problem - especially if said beliefs include thinking of the Apocalypse as a virtuous goal of some kind.

Goodness knows we in the U.S. have had our share of problems with that.

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Response to forest444 (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 04:50 PM

15. jews don't believe in the christian end times theology

So a real "messianic" Jew is one who thinks that Israel and Jews should prepare for the arrival of the Jewish messiah.

The armageddon, end times stuff is purely Christian. They think most Jews will die and the ones left during the armageddon must convert or die.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 04:56 PM

16. That's was I was referring to.

My post didn't make that clear, and I apologize for that.

I am indeed referring to people who, like Netanyahoo and Sharon before him (until '03 or so), seem to believe that it's somehow their sacred duty to create a conflagration of the kind that could bring about the Messiah - and don't forget that these people are holding a match over the tinderbox of the world.

Frankly, I hope the Messiah does come - and kicks their tuchus!

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Response to forest444 (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 08:08 PM

19. Netanyahu is secular

 

He is not religious in the slightest.

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Response to uawchild (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 12:14 PM

7. Wonder if this has anything to do with the RUssian civilian plane crashing in Israel Saturday?

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Response to benld74 (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 12:19 PM

9. Huh? Let's clear this up right away before the Conspiracy Theorists hear you...

No Russian civilian plane crashed in Israel this Saturday, it crashed in Egypt -- in the Sinai region.

And, no, that crash is totally unrelated to any activity of the Israeli air force.

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Response to uawchild (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 06:09 PM

17. My mistake

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Response to uawchild (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 02:34 PM

11. Even weirder why is RUSSIA attacking "in that area" if it Hezbollah and the Syrian army?

I agree with you, this article doesn't seem right -- even given how confusing Syria is. (I think Al Jazeera is based in Sunni dominant countries -- so I wonder if they had a common source that bombing occurred and both made accusations without really knowing who was involved.)

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Response to uawchild (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 03:50 PM

13. K&R + US/NATO Embrace Psy-ops and Info-War (Dan North 9-2-15 Consortium News) Audience=we, the Peeps

 

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Response to bobthedrummer (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 31, 2015, 07:43 PM

18. ...! for read.

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