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    Post  Isos on Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:55 pm

    Sounds good but even in '73 the IAF had hardened aircraft shelters (see Cooper's latest). In any event don't reveal the strategy. Wink

    Very good for the time but now any missile with less than 15m circular error will go through. Long range MLRS can overwhelm their air defences from the borders while the MRBM hit the targets. Israel moves its air defence batteries dependig on where the threat is so the day before the attack Hamas can attack so they will move them in the south and the attack will come from the north.

    Pilots are also a valuable target and they spend their time in the building inside the airbase.

    Other targets can be military industry or fuel depot or navy.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:31 pm

    Russia stops Israel from striking Syria

    Now they can only break the sound barrier over/near Lebanon but it won't scare any1.
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    Post  crod on Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:58 pm

    A few days old now so apologies if already posted. *also I’m unsure about the publication credibility as I’ve only just come across it from another poster.

    http://www.pravdareport.com/news/world/142735-russia_idlib/?utm_referrer=last_news_list
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    Post  JohninMK on Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:59 pm


    SMM Syria
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    🇺🇸That's how 16 #US bases in #Syria look in the map



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    //UPDATE// 22 SEPT 2019 1815 HRS EDT// IDLIB: Syria TacMap, Khan Shaykhoun // Lines static. Syrian artillery and rockets target Jihadi troop concentrations, transport and command and control.


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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:42 am

    Like Cancer spreading.
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    Post  George1 on Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:49 am

    so Turkey will attempt an invasion against syrian, russian and us positions?? Cool
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    Post  nomadski on Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:18 pm

    This safe zone proposal by Turkey in Northern Syria , supposedly with yank help, to return 3 million refugee. Will it work? Who will police this area? Make sure population protected from Rats? The yank will support one Rat or another and Turks standing by?  Turk so close to yank bases. Anything could happen. A little spark!

    Yank give Syrian Kurd space , to Turkey to grow more takfiri Rats? Syrian and Kurd will not be happy. Turkey keep out of North Syria and leave it for yank to grow Kurd Rats? Turkey will not be happy. So both Turk and Yank must get close and personal in Northern Syria. Will get very hot, like Turkish steam Bath.
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    Post  George1 on Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:29 pm

    If Turkey invades they will not withdrew their army. Their aims are against the Kurds
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    Post  Isos on Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:58 pm

    George1 wrote:If Turkey invades they will not withdrew their army. Their aims are against the Kurds

    Would be nice for Russians and syrians if its turks instead of US in the east.

    Then kurds will beg Russians for help, Turkey would be out of NATO and totally dependant on Russia because how things are getting hot in the mediteranean, a war btw Greece supported by nato against Turks over the exploitation of Chyprus ressources is very likely to happen and turks f-16 won't work.

    Then russians will just ask them first to let east of Syria to Assad. Then they will protect turks, replace all their stuff with russian one, sell them those ms-21 and sukhois and probably some frigates. And more importantly they will be in charge of the Bosphorus and deny the black sea to nato by changing the convention of Montreux (other black sea states would be enemies as they are nato members or parteners).

    Or they help Greece and destroy Turkey. But its unlikely as it can become a big client for their military and civilian products.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:17 am

    Eurasian Plan versus the Greater Middle East Project
    https://regnum.ru/news/polit/2725778.html

    Let's not forget that Israel is also a Russian speaking country!

    Russian Navy has found a way to thwart NATO exercises in the Black Sea

    Even if they continue to come, it's good training for the Russian military. In a real action, those ships won't last there over 10 min. max.


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    Post  JohninMK on Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:56 pm


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    Military Situation In Syria On September 25, 2019 (Map Update) http://dlvr.it/RDsZm8


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    Post  par far on Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:36 pm

    "RUSSIAN-TRAINED SYRIAN SPECIAL FORCES CONDUCT EXERCISE IN SOUTHERN DAMASCUS (VIDEOS)."

    Maybe they are getting ready for Idlib.







    https://southfront.org/russian-trained-syrian-special-forces-conduct-exercise-in-southern-damascus-videos/


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    Post  JohninMK on Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:43 am

    This is important.

    Trump's announcement yesterday, following a phone call with Erdogan that sealed the end of probably months of negotiations, of the new US strategy in Syria, punting some responsibility straight into Europe's hands.

    Looks like things could be about to hot up on the Turkey front. But I don't agree with the final comment. No way are the US out of the rest of Syria they occupy.

    President Trump Announces Turkish Unilateral Invasion of Northern Syria
    Posted on October 7, 2019 by sundance

    Things are about to get very interesting and very uncomfortable for NATO.  President Trump has announced that Turkey is about to launch a unilateral invasion into Northern Syria… There is going to be a scramble amid many geopolitical interests.

    First, the announcement:

       [White House]  –  Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey by telephone. Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria. The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in the operation, and United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial “Caliphate,” will no longer be in the immediate area.

    The United States Government has pressed France, Germany, and other European nations, from which many captured ISIS fighters came, to take them back, but they did not want them and refused. The United States will not hold them for what could be many years and great cost to the United States taxpayer. Turkey will now be responsible for all ISIS fighters in the area captured over the past two years in the wake of the defeat of the territorial “Caliphate” by the United States.  

    https://publicpool.kinja.com/subject-statement-from-the-press-secretary-1838832808

    Next let’s establish the foundation for the scramble:

    ♦There was a 2014 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) voted and approved by Senate committee permitting military action in Syria against the backdrop of chemical weapon use and terrorism – it never went anywhere.  The Obama administration used the Bush-era AUMF directed at combating terrorism. With ISIS defeated by President Trump that sketchy 2002 interventionist authorization ends.

    ♦Also remember in October 2014 then Vice-President Biden accidentally told the truth when he told an audience that Recep Erdogan was specifically responsible for the rise of ISIS in Syria; and that Turkey had actually armed al-Qaeda, al-Nusra, ISIS, and provided assistance.

       Turkey is a member of NATO.
       Turkey has previously used its NATO membership as a shield to stop threats from Russia.  Remember Turkey shooting down a Russian fighter jet?
       Turkish President Recep Erdogan is a manipulative bad actor; a hostile dictator; and sympathetic to extremes within political Islam.  Erdogan has openly showcased his friendship with the Muslim Brotherhood.
       Europe draws exclusive benefits from NATO defenses.  Europe would not take back the ISIS fighters captured in Syria that were EU nationals.
       The ISIS prisoners we turn over to Turkey will be regarded less as prisoners, and more likely considered heroes by Erdogan’s govt. Remember, Erdogan gave the Muslim Brotherhood’s leadership safe harbor in Turkey after they were kicked out of Qatar.
       Unfortunately, it is likely Erdogan will attack the Kurdish forces in Northern Syria.
       The Kurds are U.S. allies; and this will be the point of contention for the neocons.
       Turkey will invade NE Syria, but -depending on current strength- Turkey runs the risk of a counter-attack by the Syrian Army, and potentially Russia.

    With the European nations, NATO allies, refusing to take their ISIS fighters back as prisoners, President Trump has made a deal with Erdogan to take them.

    In the announcement President Trump has made it clear that any action by Turkey into Syria is unilateral; there will be no assistance by the U.S. on any aspect; including if Turkey is counter-attacked by Russia/Syria or organized Kurdish forces.

    Essentially, Trump is leaving Erdogan naked to a myriad of his enemies if Erdogan does cross the border.  The U.S. part of the NATO shield is removed.  The Europeans will likely not evoke the NATO defense treaty without the U.S.  Heck, the EU is essentially spineless without the power of the U.S. military.

    President Trump is calling out the duplicity of the entire situation by calling all of their bluffs.  President Trump is calling-out: NATO, weak EU ‘allies’ and Turkey.

    In essence, this White House announcement is a major Gordian knot being cut.

    It is unlikely President Erdogan expected to have this framework made so public.  This rather loud declaration by President Trump seems strategic in that it could make duplicitous Erdogan think twice about the actual military invasion itself.

    However, Erdogan is also a rabid ideologue and he wants to recreate the Ottoman empire… so he’ll likely go ahead regardless of cost.

    Down the road…. instead of those ISIS prisoners being held in European jails; and considering the sympathetic Turkish handlers; those ISIS fighters will eventually make their way home without anyone knowing.   However, the EU has created that issue by refusing to step-up and take ownership.

    That same weak European mindset could likely be facing another challenge surrounding what to do about NATO if Turkey loses this gamble.   However, again, another issue created by Europe.

    FUBAR.

    …But we’re out

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/10/07/president-trump-announces-turkish-unilateral-invasion-of-northern-syria/#more-173018
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    Post  GarryB on Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:33 pm

    I rather doubt Turkey wants to keep parts of Syria, they just don't want a kurdish autonomous region to be created as that will give Kurds in Turkey and Iraq and Iran ideas... Turkey will go in and fight the kurds... most of the western ISIS supporters are in Kurdish jails... so they might get released, or traded, or bombed by Turkey... who cares which to be honest... not Syria or Russias problem really, and I suspect the EU would be happy if Turkey just bombed those jails and killed them all there which would really nicely solve their problems.

    Once Turkey has cleaned up the Kurds, or equally gets a bloody nose from them, the Russia can hold talks about Assad retaking the areas with Russian and Iranian support perhaps with the promise of getting rid of the problem of the Kurds for Turkey... they keep going on about him wanting to recreate the ottoman empire, but then these are the same sources that claim Putin wants to recreate the Soviet Union and take back eastern europe which is clearly also bollocks.

    Trump might end up being able to say he pulled the US out of Syria and Afghanistan and reduced numbers in Iraq and of course manage to corner and contain Iran again (american delusion of course) and stop them getting nuclear weapons, and of course still in talks with rocket man in NK.

    I think pulling US troops out of two serious conflict zones will get him more votes than any wall or other shit he could possibly pull out of a hat between now and their next election cycle.
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    Post  flamming_python on Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:42 pm

    JohninMK wrote:This is important.

    Trump's announcement yesterday, following a phone call with Erdogan that sealed the end of probably months of negotiations, of the new US strategy in Syria, punting some responsibility straight into Europe's hands.

    Looks like things could be about to hot up on the Turkey front. But I don't agree with the final comment. No way are the US out of the rest of Syria they occupy.

    President Trump Announces Turkish Unilateral Invasion of Northern Syria
    Posted on October 7, 2019 by sundance

    Things are about to get very interesting and very uncomfortable for NATO.  President Trump has announced that Turkey is about to launch a unilateral invasion into Northern Syria… There is going to be a scramble amid many geopolitical interests.

    First, the announcement:

       [White House]  –  Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey by telephone. Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria. The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in the operation, and United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial “Caliphate,” will no longer be in the immediate area.

    The United States Government has pressed France, Germany, and other European nations, from which many captured ISIS fighters came, to take them back, but they did not want them and refused. The United States will not hold them for what could be many years and great cost to the United States taxpayer. Turkey will now be responsible for all ISIS fighters in the area captured over the past two years in the wake of the defeat of the territorial “Caliphate” by the United States.  

    https://publicpool.kinja.com/subject-statement-from-the-press-secretary-1838832808

    Next let’s establish the foundation for the scramble:

    ♦There was a 2014 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) voted and approved by Senate committee permitting military action in Syria against the backdrop of chemical weapon use and terrorism – it never went anywhere.  The Obama administration used the Bush-era AUMF directed at combating terrorism. With ISIS defeated by President Trump that sketchy 2002 interventionist authorization ends.

    ♦Also remember in October 2014 then Vice-President Biden accidentally told the truth when he told an audience that Recep Erdogan was specifically responsible for the rise of ISIS in Syria; and that Turkey had actually armed al-Qaeda, al-Nusra, ISIS, and provided assistance.

       Turkey is a member of NATO.
       Turkey has previously used its NATO membership as a shield to stop threats from Russia.  Remember Turkey shooting down a Russian fighter jet?
       Turkish President Recep Erdogan is a manipulative bad actor; a hostile dictator; and sympathetic to extremes within political Islam.  Erdogan has openly showcased his friendship with the Muslim Brotherhood.
       Europe draws exclusive benefits from NATO defenses.  Europe would not take back the ISIS fighters captured in Syria that were EU nationals.
       The ISIS prisoners we turn over to Turkey will be regarded less as prisoners, and more likely considered heroes by Erdogan’s govt. Remember, Erdogan gave the Muslim Brotherhood’s leadership safe harbor in Turkey after they were kicked out of Qatar.
       Unfortunately, it is likely Erdogan will attack the Kurdish forces in Northern Syria.
       The Kurds are U.S. allies; and this will be the point of contention for the neocons.
       Turkey will invade NE Syria, but -depending on current strength- Turkey runs the risk of a counter-attack by the Syrian Army, and potentially Russia.

    With the European nations, NATO allies, refusing to take their ISIS fighters back as prisoners, President Trump has made a deal with Erdogan to take them.

    In the announcement President Trump has made it clear that any action by Turkey into Syria is unilateral; there will be no assistance by the U.S. on any aspect; including if Turkey is counter-attacked by Russia/Syria or organized Kurdish forces.

    Essentially, Trump is leaving Erdogan naked to a myriad of his enemies if Erdogan does cross the border.  The U.S. part of the NATO shield is removed.  The Europeans will likely not evoke the NATO defense treaty without the U.S.  Heck, the EU is essentially spineless without the power of the U.S. military.

    President Trump is calling out the duplicity of the entire situation by calling all of their bluffs.  President Trump is calling-out: NATO, weak EU ‘allies’ and Turkey.

    In essence, this White House announcement is a major Gordian knot being cut.

    It is unlikely President Erdogan expected to have this framework made so public.  This rather loud declaration by President Trump seems strategic in that it could make duplicitous Erdogan think twice about the actual military invasion itself.

    However, Erdogan is also a rabid ideologue and he wants to recreate the Ottoman empire… so he’ll likely go ahead regardless of cost.

    Down the road…. instead of those ISIS prisoners being held in European jails; and considering the sympathetic Turkish handlers; those ISIS fighters will eventually make their way home without anyone knowing.   However, the EU has created that issue by refusing to step-up and take ownership.

    That same weak European mindset could likely be facing another challenge surrounding what to do about NATO if Turkey loses this gamble.   However, again, another issue created by Europe.

    FUBAR.

    …But we’re out

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/10/07/president-trump-announces-turkish-unilateral-invasion-of-northern-syria/#more-173018

    Swapping the alligator for the viper.

    Well if Turkey routs the Kurds and forces them to make deals with Assad then that would be a favourable situation for Syria and allow it to gain control of most of that territory. Problem is that then Turkey will have it's own Jihadist-run state in northern Syria.

    Despite what it says, Turkey is not leaving Syria for anywhere. It may not be against Syrian territorial integrity, but it is against the Syrian government and Syria Arab Army; and it will maintain its proxies in the north as a form of pressure.
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    Post  crod on Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:15 pm

    Think the Kurds are about to learn a very painful lesson in trusting the US.

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