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Israel strikes a Syrian target
and lays down a marker

Washington Post, by David Ignatius

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Posted By:Oblio, 1/31/2013 7:13:56 AM

As Syria descends into war and chaos, Israel has entered the fray, reportedly striking a target in the surburbs northwest of Damascus where the Syrians apparently had placed a new SA-17 antiaircraft missile battery.The Israeli attack on the SA-17 missiles was first reported Wednesday by the Associated Press. What’s intriguing is that the same area that was hit — the Jamraya research center in the suburb known as Dummar,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Barbarian Heretic, 1/31/2013 8:27:07 AM     (No. 9150060)

The US has two paths, either:

- remain engaged and have some influence on events;

or

- disengage from Israel and the ME, and accept what happens.

Barry like it both ways; He wants to disengage but control the game. Bebe won´t play ball under those rules.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: rustycfc, 1/31/2013 8:40:10 AM     (No. 9150085)

GO ISRAEL!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MattMusson, 1/31/2013 9:05:22 AM     (No. 9150154)

Time to frack Jack.

We must become as energy independent as possible - before the balloon goes up in the Middle East. If the US is going to survive an Israeli Nuclear exchange with the Arabs - we need to drill here now.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: vulcanrider, 1/31/2013 9:13:06 AM     (No. 9150174)

Israel hasn´t entered the fray at all. They haven´t sided with anyone in Syria, what they did was take out SA-17s headed for Hezbollah in an pre-emptive self defense move. This point is completely missing in this so-called "assessment".

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Objectivity, 1/31/2013 9:40:24 AM     (No. 9150243)

not that anyone cares ... But I´ve slowly come to ignore Ignatius. Seems years ago some decent stuff issued from his thought process & writings ..... but either I´ve changed (very likely) or Ignatius has lost what ´cutting´ edge there was in his assessments.

He increasingly sounds like a smoother, more readable Thomas Friedman

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Reply 6 - Posted by: horacer, 1/31/2013 11:02:15 AM     (No. 9150436)

Ignatius is buying the Syrian lies. Israel confirmed today that they hit a convoy carrying SA-17 missiles headed into Lebanon and not the research facility. The facility was attacked by rebels.

Speculation is that Syria lied to cover up the fact they´re letting Hezbollah ship weapons out of Syria.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JAN, 1/31/2013 11:02:39 AM     (No. 9150437)

Ooppps, there goes another baby milk factory.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: strike3, 1/31/2013 11:51:39 AM     (No. 9150568)

As ValJar and Obie One continue to wring their hands and wonder what to do, the Israelis take care of business.

Meanwhile, the MSM trots out a steady parade of anti-gun nazis to try to mask our failure to solve real problems here at home and in the world.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MsSmith, 1/31/2013 1:50:45 PM     (No. 9150797)

God Bless Israel.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: wsdiego, 1/31/2013 2:27:45 PM     (No. 9150867)

Muslems have no honor when it comes to using civilians as human shields! It´s their MO!

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