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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Report: IAF Strike Hit Iran Revolutionary Guards In Syria
2013-02-01
The poor darlings. Remember, dear Reader, it isn't kind to snicker.
[Jpost] The Iraqi paper Azzaman quoted Western diplomatic sources as saying Thursday that the alleged Israeli attack on Syria caused heavy casualties of special Iranian Guards at the Syrian facility. The sources also said that the attack took place more than 48 hours before it was reported,
Oh my. Or, perhaps, whoops.
eventually being leaked by Israel.

The source for the story, who was interviewed by the paper in London, said that the report about a strike on a convoy to Leb was probably meant to divert attention away from the main objective of the operation, which used F-16 aircraft to fire at least eight guided missiles at the facility.

The source also said that the base was heavily fortified and contained experts from Russia and at least three thousand Iranian Revolutionary Guards, who have been guarding the site for years. Many of these Iranian Guards suffered casualties.
Despite their name they don't seem to be very good at guarding, at least if Juices are involved.
Israel most likely got its intelligence, said the source, from penetrating deep inside Iran and from other operations meant to penetrate Hezbollah.
Indeed. It was probably the spy squirrels.
Posted by:trailing wife

#21  WAFF > [Gulf NEWS] ISRAELI MEDIA WARNS OF ESCALATING CONFLICT [albeit not necessarily
"immediately" or near-term], RETALIATION FROM HEZBOLLAH EXPECTED SINCE "RESTRAINT" COULD BE CONSTRUED AS "WEAKNESS".

and

* TOPIX, WORLD NEWS, FREEREPUBLIC > PANETTA: IRANIAN THREAT TO MIDDLE EAST STABILITY INCREASING, as proven by Israeli IDAF air strikes agz Iran-origin, Hezbollah-bound, Syrian-controlled missle truck convoy.

* SIASAT DAILY > ISRAEL INFORMED US BEFORE BORDER STRIKE [Syria attacks].

* SAME > SYRIA'S FUTURE WILL NOT INCLUDE ASSAD: US.

Despite its air strikes yesterday, IMO unlike the Bammer Admin = USA Israel per se is covertly in no rush to see Baby Assad leave power from Israel's "Best Frenemy Forever" Syria - moreso given the chaos in Libyuh + Egypt after the fall of Uncle Muammar + Mubarak, the presence of anti-Assad + anti-Rebel Qaeda + Pakistani Taliban, etc. foreign fighters in Syria, + growing foreign + local Radical threat to Saudi Arabia + Jordan. IFF ANYTHING ISRAEL WANTS BABY ASSAD TO STAY ALAP.

Now comeths ...

* SAME > NUKES COULD STILL BE HIJACKED BY RADICALS: PAK SCIENTIST [Pervez Hoodbhoy].

As US + AFPAK get closer to 2014, PAKISTANI NUCLEAR SECURITY REMAINS PROBLEMATIC.

Once the Taliban, etal. start their de facto formal participation in the processes of Pak Govt, IT WILL BE NEXT-TO-IMPOSSIBLE TO PREVENT THE HARD BOYZ FROM HAVING SIGNIFICANT INFLUENCE-N-CONTROL OER PAKISTAN'S NUCLEAR ARSENAL.

In addition, once intense cooperation wid Nuke wannabe SHIA IRAN begins, the US-ALlies should expect Pakistan's arsenal to be used as a shield = "Nuclear Umbrella" protecting any and all Iranian + Radical Islamist activities, espec pro-Islamist,pro-Caliphate Militancy-Insurgency, from US, Western, + non/anti-Islamic threats.

FORM OF PAN-ISLAMIST, RO-ISLAMIST NUCLEAR GOOD-COP-VS-BAD-COP AGZ US + NON-ISLAMIC WORLD, HOW CHINA USES NORTH KOREA, etc.

* WORLD MILITARY FORUM > NETANYAHU DRAWS "LINE IN THE SAND" AGZ IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM, BUT FOR THE US. 2013 IS LAST YEAR US + INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY [UNO = UNIAEA] CAN PEACEFULLY PUT EFFECTIVE STOP TO IRAN'S NUCLEAR VENTURE WIDOUT RESORT TO WARFARE - US IS ONLY WORLD POWER THAT CAN UNILATERALLY FORCE EITHER IRAN CONCESSION OR IN ALTERNATE DESTRUCTION OF IRAN'S PROGRAM.

Iran has times stated that any military attack by Israel + IDF agz its Nucprog, Allies, or Interests will be deemed by Iran the same as an attack by the USA agz same, justifying an Iranian military counter-response or other [Proxy Terror = Hezbollah, etal.] as decided by Iran.

BY ITS STRIKES ON SYRIA ISRAEL HAS MET IRAN'S CONDITIONS AS ABOVE DESPITE IRAN'S THREAT OF MILITARY ANDOR TERROR COUNTER-REPONSE - the ball is now in Tehran's court.
Posted by: JosephMendiola   2013-02-01 22:19  

#20  Israel signed on to the club med pact with the euro trash don't the Jews have oil interest with Iran France and Russia in Mali?

Israel has found their own oil and gas, Maggie Flomong2662, both on land and in the Mediterranean, and is working with Cyprus to get theirs out of the sea. I'm not sure what you're getting at with the rest of your post -- no doubt I'm thinking more slowly than usual today.
Posted by: trailing wife   2013-02-01 17:59  

#19  Israel signed on to the club med pact with the euro trash don't the Jews have oil interest with Iran France and Russia in Mali?
Posted by: Maggie Flomong2662   2013-02-01 17:17  

#18  More appropriate to sen. menendez (D!!!) but I had to go with it.
Posted by: M. Murcek   2013-02-01 11:29  

#17  Ah, no coach, your, heh, won-lost record...

Oh, that record...
Posted by: M. Murcek   2013-02-01 11:27  

#16  But his record!

Mah RECORD? What the HELL you wanna bring that up for? I DONE mah TIME. Ah PAID mah deb to societee.

How the HELL was AH sposed to know she was ONLY 14!!!

/Cheech and Chong...
Posted by: M. Murcek   2013-02-01 11:26  

#15  Pretty much what Debka has been saying... Interesting.
Posted by: Water Modem   2013-02-01 10:59  

#14  Syrian rebels.... they, not the IDF, that carried out an attack Wednesday

That's gonna create a little 'chaff', especially if a rebel unit was involved in the attack in some way.

Sorry Chuck, does not appear you've got the right stuff

But his record!
Posted by: Pappy   2013-02-01 10:27  

#13  The mission was a success. Glad to see that someone's got a set.
Posted by: JohnQC   2013-02-01 10:20  

#12  Many of these Iranian Guards suffered casualties

????????????
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2013-02-01 09:44  

#11  Hagel's inability to anticipate trip-wire questions, along with his inability to think quick enough to come up with reasonable answers [and reasonable, intelligent answers were available] should disqualify him. Sorry Chuck, does not appear you've got the right stuff.
Posted by: Besoeker   2013-02-01 08:57  

#10  Between Benghazi and the Hagel debacle, I'm no longer able to see obooboo as some hyper-competent Manchurian candidate. I'm more afraid of the majority of the American electorate...
Posted by: M. Murcek   2013-02-01 08:53  

#9  and where/how Zero would would get US involved. Posted by AlanC

A catastrophic, 9/11 style attack on the homeland, followed by a declaration of national emergency would be my guess. Both the Congress and the constitution would then go on a very, very long recess while the Champ sorted things out to his liking.
Posted by: Besoeker   2013-02-01 07:07  

#8  If the map I posted yesterday is accurate, there certainly are [or was] a large number of military barracks in that area. Hopefully we've reimbursed the Israeli Air Force for the bombs and gas and provided timely bomb damage assessment imagery. It's the least we could do.
Posted by: Besoeker   2013-02-01 07:00  

#7  tipper,
this all would be very amusing and mirth making if the possible consequences weren't so dire.

Make no mistake that I'm all for the Juice in this but I just can't imagine all the combinations of war that could break out when the dam is breached......and where/how Zero would would get US involved.
Posted by: AlanC   2013-02-01 06:59  

#6  Syrian Rebels 'Steal' Credit from Israel for Attack
Syrian rebels said that Syria was wrong to condemn and threaten Israel; it was they, not the IDF, that carried out an attack Wednesday
Posted by: tipper   2013-02-01 04:37  

#5  Guess that answers my question about why they hit the convoy instead of the warehouse, eh?
Posted by: Skidmark   2013-02-01 02:26  

#4  That's gonna bring the soup to a rolling boil.
Posted by: Raider   2013-02-01 00:40  

#3  "experts from Russia" The Russians may be POed also but what are they going to say about why the "experts" were there...
Posted by: Thor Glusons7527   2013-02-01 00:24  

#2  the paper Azzaman, has, in the past, accepted money from the saudis to tilt their news articles

but who knows, maybe this time they are right
Posted by: lord garth   2013-02-01 00:23  

#1  Whoa, this keeps a'gettin better + better.

Once again, Israel shows its gonads + throws down the gauntlet to Rising Iran.

Israeli gauntlet to POTUS BAMMER???
Posted by: JosephMendiola   2013-02-01 00:03  

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