Washington and Israel coordinate their military activities, partnering in regional aggression.
Both countries bear full responsibility for preemptive Israeli attacks against Syrian targets on Saturday.
Do they signal more to come or will Israel back off after Syria downed one of its warplanes, one or more others reportedly struck and damaged?
Does Syria have upgraded air defense capability able to give Israel pause about further aerial attacks on the country – even from Lebanese or its own airspace?
Saturday’s pre-dawn incident marked the first time an Israeli warplane was shot down since its aggression on Lebanon in 1982 – so-called Operation Peace for Galilee.
At the time, Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Shamir said its war on Lebanon was launched because of a “terrible danger…not so much a military one as a political one.”
No threat or justification existed. Around 18,000 Palestinians and Lebanese were massacred before it ended, includingThis post was originally published on this site