The Israeli defense minister threatened to destroy Syrian air defenses after they shot at Israeli warplanes, which violated Syrian airspace and bombed targets on Syrian soil.
“Next time, if the Syrian aerial defense apparatus acts against our planes, we will destroy it,” Avigdor Lieberman told Israeli Public Radio on Sunday. “We won't hesitate. Israel's security is above everything else; there will be no compromise.”
He was referring to the Friday morning raid of the Israeli Air Force, the latest of several reported over the past few years, in which Israel claimed it targeted weapons bound for the Lebanese militant movement Hezbollah. Israel says it has to protect itself from advanced weapons which the militants try to obtain from the Syrian government.
Syria shot surface-to-air S-200 missiles at the Israeli planes as they were flying back from the night mission. Damascus claims it shot down one of the planes, while Israel denies it.
The Israeli media said one of the Syrian missiles was intercepted by Israel’s Arrow air defense system. It was the first time Israel officials have confirmed combat use of the advanced anti-missiles, which are originally meant to intercept heavy long-range ballistic missiles.
Report: IAF Attack Targeted Iranian Convoy Delivering ‘Tie Breaking Weapons’ to HezbollahThe Jewish Press
According to a Rotter citizen reporter with the handle Abu Ali, who specializes in translating Arab media, Syrian opposition sources have reported that the weapons truck the Israeli Air Force attacked in the Palmyra area, in central Syria, about 150 miles northeast of Damascus, had arrived by land from Iraq. Unlike in previous IAF attacks, the convoy was not carrying Syrian weapons to the Hezbollah, but Iranian weapons, going directly to the terror group in Lebanon.
This may mean that the contents of the attacked trucks were “tie breaking weapons” which would give Hezbollah the upper hand in a future encounter with Israel.
According to Abu Ali, Iran has been making serious efforts to forge a shiite territorial contiguity from its border all the way to Lebanon. To date Iran has succeeded in securing one road that goes through the Syrian desert and then continues to the Lebanese border through Shiite population centers. There is a second road, further south than the first, which is interrupted by rebel-controlled territories.
According to the Syrian opposition sources, the trucks arriving in Palmyra from Iraq are accompanied by Iranian military forces.
Abu Ali also reports that the missiles that were shot at the IAF attack aircraft were the S-200 type, operated by the Syrian army. There are S-300 and S-400 batteries on Syrian soil, and the fact that those newer, more advanced missiles were not used suggests that they are operated strictly by the Russian contingency there, which is yet to turn them over to the Assad regime.
One day after Rex Tillerson warned that the US is contemplating a pre-emptive military attack on North Korea, the isolated nation announced it has conducted a ground test of a new type of high-thrust rocket engine that leader Kim Jong Un is calling a "revolutionary breakthrough" for the country's space program, the North's state media said Sunday. Kim attended Saturday's test at the Sohae launch site, according to the Korean Central News Agency, which said the test was intended to confirm the "new type" of engine's thrust power and gauge the reliability of its control system and structural safety.
Secret Russian weapon could wipe out NYC, Boston and D.C. in minutes with a massive radioactive tidal wave
According to a high-level Russian source with ties to the military (named in the podcast below), Russia not only possesses a devastating secret weapon against the United States; they’ve already apparently put it in place off the East Coast shoreline.
The existence of this secret weapon — which could unleash a massive radioactive tidal wave that devastates cities along the East Coast — has been covered by the BBC in this article:
The weapon is known as a “nuclear mole,” and it’s an underwater drone that carries a nuclear warhead, then burrows into the seabed floor off the coast of the target country. Once buried into the sea floor, these nuclear weapons can be remotely detonated to cause a massive tidal wave that would wipe out coastal cities in minutes.
I have estimated that a series of these weapons could be detonated in a timed sequence that multiplies the amplitude of the tidal wave, causing a much larger and more devastating wave than any single weapon by itself.