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Israel Conducts Heavy Air Strikes Inside Syria in Largest Escalation in Decades

I hate to disrupt your great big wonderful market rollercoaster — but it appears the anti-war Trump regime is greatly escalating the war in Syria — after years of failed attempts to remove Assad from Syria via their proxies (Syrian MUH rebels, ISIS, etc.)

Now, US airstrikes are taking out Russian military contractors.

This coming from the Moscow Times, a statement from a Russian contractor in Syria hit by US air raids.

“One [unit] is practically totally destroyed, and the second is smashed ’to smithereens,’‘ he wrote in a post on the Vkontakte social network on Thursday, citing an unnamed source.

In total, US strikes killed ~100 Syrian troops, including Russian contractors, in a ‘self-defense’ operation due to Syrian government forces attempting to expel US backed terrorists from the country.

A U.S airstrike killed about 100 Syrian troops after they launched an “unprovoked” attack against a military base used by American-led coalition forces battling the Islamic State in eastern Syria, the U.S. military said.

U.S. Central Command said the strikes were launched in self-defense after as many as 500 attackers began what appeared to be a coordinated assault on the headquarters of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.

Syria’s official state-run news agency SANA confirmed the deaths Thursday and labeled the strike an “aggression” and “new massacre.”

While SANA insisted the pro-government troops were battling Islamic State fighters, it also admitted to launching an assault on the Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-led group opposed to Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The U.S. involvement is a rare example of U.S. forces striking directly at Syrian regime troops. In June, a U.S. fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane after it bombed U.S.-backed fighters.

It also comes as battlefields in Syria have become more tangled amid military interventions from nations such as Turkey, which oppose the Kurds.

Russia’s foreign ministry meanwhile claimed Thursday that the U.S. airstrike on pro-Assad troops reflected Washington’s attempts to seize Syrian economic assets. Russia is a close ally of Assad and is helping the government bomb rebel-held targets. There was no immediate reaction from Washington over Moscow’s allegation.

At least 19 civilians, including a medic and children, were killed in Syrian government strikes on opposition-held territory near the capital Damascus on Thursday, activists said.

And today, Israel joined the fun — after what they said was an incursion by an Iranian drone into Israeli airspace. They retaliated and bombed the shit out of the Iranian outposts in Syria — which resulted in a downed Israeli F-16. After that happened, they went in and bombed some more — which is now being described as the largest escalation between Israel and Syria in decades.

For more coverage.

PM Netanyahu statement.

Here’s the buzz on Twitter.

Russian statement.

UPDATE: Apparently, it wasn’t Russian equipment.

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52 comments

  1. stocksnblondes

    Israel’s PM close to being indicted for corruption….Trump under fire over Russia. Starting a war with Iran makes perfect sense for the both of them. Who is going to impeach a sitting president during war time?

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  2. metalleg

    I don’t believe we’re necessarily told the truth so who knows which side really did what?

    Did Iran really fly a drone into Israeli airspace or is that an excuse to attack?

    Whatever led to the fighting is known by a few on the inside and does not necessarily comport with what we’ve been told.

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    • sarcrilege

      The truth is irrelevant. This zionist filth makes their own version of truth for goyim. YOu need to bone up on Protocols and study Mein Kampf. This is Albert Pikes script:
      https://tinyurl.com/rbga3

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  3. acehood

    Syria is a shithole, who cares.

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  4. Cricket

    Hmmm. Israel attacks Syrian, Iranian (Hezbollah) positions on Western and Northern flanks. On Israel’s southern flank there is Gaza (and the West Bank) both Hamas strongholds. Feb 4 (Haaretz): Hamas ‘Prepares for Imminent War’ With Israel …

    Bueller? Bueller?

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    • sarcrilege

      www3 just started, courtesy of Israel. It just has not been officially declared yet.

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  5. uglyflint

    Meanwhile over at CNN/MSNBC wall to wall weekend coverage on the Rob Porter cover up. Sick.

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  6. ferd

    War with Iran has always been the plan. Iran is the big prize of the always-wrong neocons in this country and in Israel. The fact that following their demands has been disastrous for the US is completely immaterial to them. Strangely though, following their plans has been disastrous for Israel too …if indeed Israel is concerned about Iran being a challenger to Israel for dominance in the region.

    Neocons had us go to war with Iraq and overthrow a secular Sunni government …which allowed Iran to come in and establish the Shiite crescent that has the Likud all excited now. WTF?

    Do our sons have to be drafted before people take to the streets? They’ve already bankrupted us …but war with Iran will be different than Iraq …it is a serious country. And Russia has commitments to both Iran and Syria.

    Crazy shit. With the weapons that now exist, a broadening war with these players is suicide for sapiens. What a shitty time to have the orange egotist in office surrounded by a bunch of armchair generals.

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  7. ferd

    …also, the fact that Sarc will show up soon and post a lot of racist triggers, does not mean he is wrong about the control that a group of always-wrong Israeli elite have over our politics in the US.

    Grow a pair people.

    Grow a pair, Jews of conscience. Keep letting an Israeli racist minority push the pendulum to the extreme and you’ll spawn millions of new Sarcs.

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  8. heaterman

    Get used to it because it’s going to get worse.
    Things are jut beginning to get set up for Armageddon.

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    • chuck bennett

      Shit. My grandmother will be proven correct if we see this Armageddon.

      It wouldn’t be see bad if I didn’t tease her so much.

      This is a scam. From Iraq 1 with that girl (acting) testifying about baby’s being murdered in hospitals , Iraq 2 weapons of mass Des , Libya, Yemen, Syria, ISIS, now greater Persia ?

      It seems a little odd, everything in the same area? Or is it just part of the Bible ? I suspect if we use our brains we can figure this out.

      The future is not written, but the present can be molded and manipulated to whatever we want.

      Could someone still be pissed off at Babylon thousands of years later?

      Regards

      Chuck Bennett

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      • bob smith

        “The future is not written…”

        Here, is your error. It was written and predicted in the Bible thousands of years ago. If it is “news” to you and you’re unsure of what happens next, read the Bible. Alternatively, reconsider your rejection of what your grandmother told you. She apparently read her Bible…

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        • insp cluso to you

          Sounds like you fucked the shit out of your bible tonight.
          Evangelicals cumming over pictures of Trump. (Yes that was a literal statement.)
          Yet you worship a book written, sorry, edited by a fucking Roman emperor you fool. I can say that as am Italian. You fools are no different than white boys wearing their pants below their balls.
          Explain to me how holy you are. I need another good laugh.

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        • sarcrilege

          self-fulfilling prophecy

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  9. Lyndon Keltner

    The magnificent Trump Bear Market is near. Glory to our greatest leader ever in human history!

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  10. dae42

    Someone is hedged so as to lose money regardless of market direction. This is a subtle genius that must be respected and admired.

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  11. joyous__ending

    Helps the dollar, helps oil, helps the market.

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  12. dimitry

    Re: Russian military contractors. I wouldn’t trust any on-line Russian source. RT is too biased and government run , others are taking opposite side, equally biased.

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    • bob smith

      So, you should believe US MSM instead? Seriously? I would sooner believe Russian sources.

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      • dimitry

        Should or ignore the noise and wait for clarity or look for more reliable sources.

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  13. ironbird

    Who gives a shit. Koreans eat fucking dogs.

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    • metalleg

      C’mon Ironbird, you know as well as I that any red blooded male who likes to drink heavily has eaten a few dogs in their day. It’s the alcohol that allows us to forget.

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    • ironturd

      Ironwhitetrash dreams of cock

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  14. dmfracer

    Infinity Wars = bullish

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    • sarcrilege

      the entire investing paradigm just changed. XIV insiders new about ME war escalation. It will get interesting now. YOu boys better be nimble with your trades now.

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  15. jonnybegood2

    jeez perhaps the iranians simply did send a drone into israeli airspace and israel responded with force to send a message. we are so used to fake news that any news is now considered fake. i seriously doubt Israelis want a war they prefer that sunnis fight shiites. having to leave dinner at a restaurant to spend hours in bombshelters is not a good time for anyone in israel, hawks or doves.

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  16. jonnybegood2

    cnn and fox are both garbage trash networks. fucking ridiculous that americans can’t turn on the tv and just get fucking straight news.

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  17. ironturd

    Everyone posting here thinking war is bc Jews and well anyway a neocon-controlled trump war is good for the market is a fucking retard. Keep buying the dip like a cryptofag and sucking orange dick while ibankcoin eats a year long amount of XIV shitposts

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    • chuck bennett

      War could very well be because of Israel dip shit. Why you got to blame Jews? Are you an anti-Semite?

      Maybe it is written? Because these are not the real Jews. God never gave them the mandate to return.

      Therefore it could be the actual Synagogue of Satan as the Bible did in fact predicted.

      Regards

      Chuck Bennett

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      • traderconfessions

        Ahhh.. not the REAL Jews? Ummm.. In your role as SAC-lite, care to cretinsplain that and the whole Synagogue of Satan stuff? Sure you aren’t confusing the Bible with an Indiana Jones movie? As the Bible predicted…ha ha ha… Carry on Chuckie.

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        • sarcrilege

          What fucked up hell hole puts a pagan satan’s symbol on their flag and starts worshiping it? Only Satan’s spawn. You could possibly not think it’s Star David (lol). It’s a symbol for REMPHAN, a demonic spirit-entity – 6 triangles, 6 lines, 6 points, the Masonic symbol of the double divinity, Adonai and Lucifer.
          https://tinyurl.com/ycgh38uy

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          • traderconfessions

            That’s correct! And they are coming for you next Tiny Url! Better have that blockhead on swivel. They will force-feed you Matzoh until you choke and then make you do the NYT crossword puzzle in pen! You are so fucked. Adonai and Lucifer together.. REMPHAN… sounds awesome.. but I think that’s a psoriasis drug dude.

            You can repent like Chuckie Bennett did or you continue to trashtalk Satan’s spawn. You’ve been warned.

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      • mhass33

        Some nerve you and dumbasses like you have to say who is a real jew and who isn’t. After millenia of getting slaughtered in your ancestors countries for being Jews we finally are able to come home and defend ourselves and you then come at us saying we aren’t Jews! That’s called chutzpah by us

        Your curse will be on your own head

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        • sarcrilege

          This “slaughter” is your own fraudulent invention to make Holocaust industry out of nothing. We Christians are merciful and never have done anything to you. After centuries of putting up with your depravities, we kicked you out of our communities. Go to Israel and mind your own business
          https://tinyurl.com/go8s8oy

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  18. the_wolf

    can the big brains at iBC explain how this is boolish for the market and oil,…?

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  19. zephler

    another war for Israel – how cute

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  20. juice

    unfortunately, this is just business as usual in the most powerful decision-making circles and they don’t have your or my interests at heart or foot, nor anyone else’s but their own power- and profit-grabbing motives

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    • chuck bennett

      How triggered people get? What’s the problem ?

      If it doesn’t offend me, why should it offend you?

      In the Bible it mentions people who claim to be Jews and are not. The beginning of the end starts with this group , more or less. End of times.

      There is nothing wrong or anti Semitic about that. That’s what is says. If anything, it shows the difference between real and fake. Does that hurt your feelings ?

      Maybe religion is fake and we have nothing to worry about?

      Do some research before you start sounding off like bunch of idiots.

      Everyone has their turn at getting slaughtered. I would not get hung up on it. I’m sure , like me, it was instilled in you from an early age. It’s rubbish

      Regards

      Chuck Bennett

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      • juice

        not sure what you’re talking about Chuck. What doesn’t offend you that offends me?

        IMO the bulk of religious teachings are fake but that doesn’t mean we have nothing to worry about, considering the inmates are running the asylum.

        I mostly don’t follow your words here. Usually I get you and mostly we are on the same page.

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        • chuck bennett

          @ juice, I wasn’t referring to you.

          Talking to the triggered folks who are upset about the words in the Bible. Fake Jews, which could be similar to Fake News.

          Not saying the Jews run the media either. So, step back all you triggered faggots.

          But it does seem odd. No? Lol

          Sarc, can build on this. I’m not entertaining anything of the sort.

          Regards

          Chuck Bennett

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  21. ferd

    Sarc’s abandoned missile silo doomsday shelter must be air-gapped.

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