The Patriot Files Forums  

Go Back   The Patriot Files Forums > Military News > DoD

Post New Thread  Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-09-2018, 06:09 AM
Boats's Avatar
Boats Boats is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 8,708
Arrow "Massive Explosions" Heard Above Syria Amid Reports Of Fighter Jets Airstrikes; Penta

"Massive Explosions" Heard Above Syria Amid Reports Of Fighter Jets Airstrikes; Pentagon Denies
by Tyler Durden - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 04:26
RE: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-0...ruise-missiles

Update: confusion, of course. According to Syria's TV channels, there has been an "aggression on T4 airfield with several strikes, likely to be by the US”. Meanwhile Pentagon officials deny any US involvement.

SENIOR U.S OFFICIAL SAYS NO TRUTH TO REPORTS OF ANY U.S. STRIKES AGAINST ASSAD BASES IN SYRIA

NOTE: AP The Asscoiated Press is reporting:

Update: confusion, of course. According to Syria's TV channels, there has been an "aggression on T4 airfield with several strikes, likely to be by the US”. Meanwhile Pentagon officials deny any US involvement.

SENIOR U.S OFFICIAL SAYS NO TRUTH TO THE REPORTS OF ANY U.S. STRIKES AGAINST ASSAD BASES IN SYRIA

Which suggests that Israel (and/or France) may have taken the initiative to bomb Syria on its (their) own, although it is unclear if with or without Trump's blessing:

A Pro-regime Syrian channel reports: “an aggression on T4 airfield with several strikes, likely to be by the US”. Meanwhile Pentagon officials deny any US involvement.

Gee - I wonder who did these bombings? It could have been self-inflicted -
__________________
Boats

O Almighty Lord God, who neither slumberest nor sleepest; Protect and assist, we beseech thee, all those who at home or abroad, by land, by sea, or in the air, are serving this country, that they, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore in all perils; and being filled with wisdom and girded with strength, may do their duty to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

"IN GOD WE TRUST"
sendpm.gif Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 04-09-2018, 06:14 AM
Boats's Avatar
Boats Boats is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 8,708
Arrow Israel Informed Washington Ahead of Syria Strike on Air Base, U.S. Officials Say

Israel Informed Washington Ahead of Syria Strike on Air Base, U.S. Officials Say
By: Amir Tibon (Washington) Apr 09, 2018 3:43 PM
RE: https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/u-s-...base-1.5983640

Kremlin says Israel did not inform Moscow before carrying out overnight strike on Iranian T-4 air base ■ In the past, Israel complained about Obama officials leaking intel


- Russia outs Israel, says two Israeli fighter jets struck Iranian base in Syria
- U.K. and France working on rapid response to Syria chemical attack
- Israel is now directly confronting Iran in Syria

WASHINGTON - Israel informed the United States of its plans to attack in Syria overnight, two U.S. officials told NBC News on Monday morning. The officials confirmed that it was the Israeli military that carried out the strike on an air base in Syria - something Israel has not officially acknowledged, as part of its policy of not directly taking responsibility for actions in the Syrian arena.

Under the Obama administration, Israel complained about a number of occasions in which U.S. officials leaked to news outlets that Israel was responsible for strikes in Syria. This time, however, Israel has already been publicly blamed for the attack by Russia, which has denounced the attack. Still, a confirmation from American officials about an action that Israel is not officially taking responsibility for is an unusual event in the relationship between the two countries.

Syria and its main ally Russia blamed Israel for carrying out an attack on a Syrian air base near Homs on Monday which killed 14 people. Syria's state TV initially blamed the strike on the United States, but the Pentagon denied the U.S. carried out any strike in Syria.

Rami Abdurrahman, who heads the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, says most of the 14 killed were either Iranians or members of Iran-backed groups.

The Kremlin said Moscow wasn't informed ahead of time of any upcoming airstrike on a Syrian air base. Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for President Vladimir Putin, told reporters on Monday that Israel had not spoken to the president ahead of the air strike even though there may have been Russian military advisers at the base, which he described as "a cause for concern for us."

The Russian military said that two Israeli F-15 war planes carried out the airstrikes on the T-4 miltiary base near Homs, the Interfax news agency reported. Activists said that 14 people were killed in the strike, including Iranians.

Interfax cited the Russian Defense Ministry as saying that Israeli war planes had carried out the strikes from Lebanese air space.

The Lebanese army said in a statement Monday that four Israeli planes violated Lebanon's airspace for about 10 minutes around 3:25 AM. The army did not say whether the warplanes carried out the airstrikes on Syria's T-4 air base.

The Russian ministry said that Syrian air defense systems had shot down five of eight missiles fired, while the other three landed in the western part of the base. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday that the strike was "a dangerous development."
__________________
Boats

O Almighty Lord God, who neither slumberest nor sleepest; Protect and assist, we beseech thee, all those who at home or abroad, by land, by sea, or in the air, are serving this country, that they, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore in all perils; and being filled with wisdom and girded with strength, may do their duty to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

"IN GOD WE TRUST"
sendpm.gif Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.