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Helping terrorists: Israeli military shot down Syrian warplane over Golan Heights
|Protesters mark the anniversary|
of the 1982 Golan Intifada
© Mya Guarnieri
Tue, 23 Sep 2014
Israel's military said it shot down a Syrian warplane over the Golan Heights on Tuesday, in the first such incident in three decades.
"It was a Russian-made Sukhoi," a military spokesman said.
Israeli military sources said the plane apparently crossed by accident into Israeli-controlled airspace over the Golan Heights - where fighting from Syria's civil war has spilled over occasionally - and was not on a mission to attack Israeli targets.
Comment: The Golan Heights is not Israeli territory.
Internationally recognized as Syrian territory, the Golan Heights has been occupied and administered by Israel since 1967
What other war in history resulted in land won by one side of the war still being considered part of the original country nearly 40 years later. Is Crimea still part of the Ukraine, or is it part of Russia? Israel took the Golan Heights in a war that Syria and its Jew-hating allies started. That the UN doesn't recognize that is because the UN is as antisemitic as the Arab countries that attacked Israel.
Israel is also in violation of the UN Resolution 497 which states: "the Israeli decision to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights is null and void and without international legal effect." See above.
Israel is using Golan Heights as a buffer zone to support anti-government terrorists. Anti- which government? Where is the anti-government terrorism? Did I miss it? Israel is using the Golan Heights as a buffer zone between it and Syrian terrorists, and/or military.
Israel has been the more discreet of the two, but it has sent the Mossad into Syria and built facilities in the Golan Heights to aid the insurgency. See above.
They had no right whatsoever to shoot down the plane, especially since the plane was carrying out attacks against terrorists, and since military sources themselves claim that there was no threat to Israel.
Israel claims the Golan Heights and, consequently, has every right to protect it airspace. That the Israeli military admits the plane was no real threat to Israel was probably decided after the fact. There is very little time to intercept a fighter jet while traveling only 2600 feet. Esoteric threat assessments are not very likely in that time frame.
Reuters twists reality by calling this a civil war. It's not a civil war. These are terrorists backed by US and their allies fighting a democratically elected government and their people.
Another unsupported and naive accusation. President Obama was vilified by Republicans for 'not' getting involved in Syria. He undoubtedly feared another Libyan fiasco, and couldn't decide which faction in Syria to support. Most of the support for the various factions in the Syrian implosion come from Iran and other Arab states who want to stop Iran from its expansionist quest.
The aircraft was intercepted by a U.S.-manufactured Patriot missile, the spokesman said.
Israel Radio said the warplane was apparently carrying out a mission against Syrian rebels battling the forces of President Bashar al-Assad. Israel's military said it shot down a Syrian drone over the Golan Heights on Aug. 31, 2014.
Again, it's not like Israel had time to sit down and develop a policy regarding Syrian fighter jets invading Israeli airspace before they decided to shoot it down. Also, this incident occurred last August, not while Yarmouk was under attack, and it was one aircraft. To spin that into Israeli support for terrorists is at best absurd and at worst idiotic.
Comment: Israel is helping the terrorists that they along with US, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and others helped train, fund and arm to destabilize Syria.
Where is the documentation that shows Israel involved in training and funding these terrorists?
Reuters again tries to deceive the readers by referring to these mercenaries/death squads as rebels.
No argument here except that implying deception is a little unfair. "Never assume malice when stupidity is just as likely".
For all the statements and allegations made on the blog quoted above (which I won't dignify by naming it), the writer produces not one shred of documentation - just allegations; hateful, fanatical, antisemitic allegations.