Failed Israeli-Russian deal opens SW Syria to Syrian bombardment, Iranian/Hizballah presence
Syria’s moves in the southwest this week followed Russia’s failure to persuade Israel to stand aside and allow Assad’s army to take charge of the Quneitra and Daraa regions on the Israeli and Jordanian borders. Moscow hoped that the Syrian rebel forces defending the two areas would lay down their arms and go over to Bashar Assad’s army. DEBKAfile’s military sources report that the Netanyahu government spurned Russia’s plan – not least for lack of trust, suspecting that the Syrians would cheat and let Hizballah reach its border. Last month, an attempt was made to trick Israel, after its consent to a previous Russian plan to hand the Beit Jinn enclave on Mt Hermon to Syria, by providing Hizballah troops with Syrian Army 4th Division uniforms.
The same deception is being practiced at present in the southwest regions of Daraa and Quneitra. Russian and Syrian propaganda machines claim that Hizballah and pro-Iranian Shiite militiamen are being withdrawn from the Israeli and Jordanian borderlands, when in fact they are not moving after being disguised in Syrian army uniforms. The Russians don’t mention an Iranian withdrawal because Moscow pretends they don’t exist, when in fact an Iranian command center is fully operational in that part of Syria.
The statements coming from the Russian ambassador to Beirut, Alexander Zasypkin, to Hizballah medium outlets add to the perplexity in Jerusalem about Moscow’s intentions in Syria. He declared a few days ago: “We say that the Syrian army now, with support from Russian forces, is recovering its land in the south and restoring the authority of the Syrian state.”
Jerusalem tried to find out what is really going on, according to our intelligence sources. Does the Russian ambassador include Hizballah troops disguised as Syrian soldiers and officers in his comment? No answer came from Moscow.
The Netanyahu government and the Trump administration are keeping close watch on events in southern Syria in close interaction, because the Russians are trying to sell the same sort of deal to the US as they did to Israel. While Israel was being lobbied to drop its support for the Syrian rebel groups holding Quneitra, the Russians seek US consent to ditch the rebel Syrian Free Army holding Daraa on the Jordanian border. This concession would produce a chain reaction, forcing the US to abandon its key outpost at Al Tanf at the border junction between Syria, Jordan and Iraq.
In response to Russia’s machinations and trickery, the Trump administration on Thursday, June 21, sternly warned Moscow and Damascus that Syrian military movements in the southwest would have “serious repercussions,” because they violate the Trump-Putin accord reached in Hamburg in July 2017 to set up deescalation zones in the Daraa and Quneitra regions.
DEBKAfile’s military sources report that the US warning and Israel’s repudiation of the Russian deal have had the initial effect of holding back the Syrian army’s advance on the two sensitive border regions. Syrian forces are shelling rebel-held areas and on Friday, sent two or three helicopters over to drop bombs, but are otherwise stationary. However, more than half of Assad’s fighting strength is poised in the southwest ready for a general offensive, which he has promised, to take the area and may launch at any moment. It is hard to tell how Israel and the US will react.
58 thoughts on “Failed Israeli-Russian deal opens SW Syria to Syrian bombardment, Iranian/Hizballah presence”
MOSSAD NEEDS TO ZERO IN ON WHAT TIME THE SHIIA PERVERTS MOLEST AND FELLATE THEIR MALE CAMELS ACCORDING TO THE SHIIA CALENDAR AND THEN LET THE IDF ATTACK WITHOUT WARNING.
Israel does not want peace, that is just a fact. Netanyahu wants the Greater ISRAEL by hook or by crook. You talk all the shiiite all you like you dumb fcucks, but you are going to go down in history as a Genocidal and maniac State..and you can thank Netanyahu
I think you have a mental disorder!!! I would not attempt to explain to an idiot like you the facts!!!
I don’t see Greater Israel but I see Greater Iran from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea with Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.
Hopefully, not in Atomic Ashes, Persia can expand like it did under King Cyrus, Trade, Laws, and welcoming all people of all Cultures.
Israel has done everything possible for peace. They have in exchange for peace in the past given up much land as well as terrorist prisoners. We know that the Palestinians raised their children on a daily diet of hatred towards the Jewish people. Even so much as use cartoon characters to brain wash their children into believing the Jewish people are evil. It is even written in your Quran/Koran.
There is no such thing a an Israeli terrorist suicide bomber…there is just no such thing.
It has been said, if the Muslims, Palestine and Arabs want true peace there will be peace…on the other hand if it the Israeli that reach out for peace with them, there will never be peace.
100% completely and totally and also absolutely all and every single one Iranian Guards and our friends from Hezbollah are not there anymore in Syria, as a gift of our Great Ayatollah to the Islamic Shia Peace we want to bring over the whole Middle Est.
Last time they were seen they went to barracks to remove their uniforms. After that, who would care about naked civilians? We do not know where those civilians went, and we would not give a camel muddy dropping on a civilian!
After all, what’s all about Shia if not about pure fighters with real army weapons? Israel, please stop with these exaggerations!
to comment first make some sense
Our spies have seen not only the cooking problems of Mrs. Nnetanyahu, but also lots of times mister Netanyahu, together with all IDF generals and also Mossad eating free ice cream.
Now is the best moment to harass their wifes, with big emphasis on Mossad, best curse of action arrest these all, then arest them.
This was a message from mister Nassrallah.
Um…Nasrallah taking something out of Maxine Waters’ playbook? These tyrants are all the same.
…and know not Thing One about the “Rule of Law”, except the law of their own seared consciences!
Half of Syria’s fighting force in one spot…with Iranians and Hezbollah.
Israel on One Side.
US and Jordan on the other side.
And some local people who are not keen on Assad.
Sounds like a juicy target for some B52s
Can’t have only the B52s, must add couple passes with A-10 Warthogs, this way there is no need of infantry.
Always target for a complete and neat job!
My point was that they will be so concentrated in that bottle neck that carpet bombing will be accurate enough.
These arabs are making a mistake: they think that because they beat some guys who fight in flip flops, with a lot of help from the Russian airforce; that some how the arabs can beat the IDF with no Russians present.
They have air defenses. That’s impossible. 😉
Israel doesn’t have B52’s and if you really think that the US would take part in a war here you aere smoking crack or you are 12 years old.
What about the ISIS lads ? I thought they were a threat to our way of life ? ahahaha…….All quite now ? Assad is fighting the ISISraeli fighters, in essence ISIS…..you support ISIS…..
Best hacking ever for right now – take control over a battery of Shahab ballistic missiles and launch 2 or 3 over the Russian naval facility in Tartus, out of Iranian territory of course. Then, sit and watch.
sweet dreams, dreamers…
And shall be like a dream, a vision of [the] night, the multitude of all the nations assembled upon Ariel, and all those stationed around her and those who trap her, and those who besiege her.
And it shall be, as the hungry man dreams, and behold, he eats, and he shall awaken, and his appetite is unsated, and as the thirsty man dreams, and behold he drinks, and he shall awaken and behold he is faint, and his soul yearns, so shall be the multitude of all the nations gathered on Mount Zion.
“fighting with them”…should actually be worded…”fighting against them”
16. And lo, the hunter of the east hath snared the sultan’s turret in a noose of light.
17. Verily, like a whirlwind from the sun, yon Qariah of tidings doth fly on whirling wheels and cast his missile, yea, to thy very door; two suns in cloud overflow thy table and thy grain shall be scorched in electric fire…
It is sad to see the Russians work for the Syrians and Iranians and use all in the Russian propaganda department to make excuses for them. This tells me that the Iranians are calling the shots and that the Russians are their dhimmi partners and providers.
My prediction (for what it’s worth) is that Russia will soon get sick of the running interference for Islamic State of Iran and the creepy Syrian Murder Regime of Assad the butcher and Russia will soon be fighting with them. To do otherwise shows Russia to be weak, weak, weak, and filled with BS.
Russia got directly involved in Syria after the Iranians went to them to ask for help in late 2015 and this was around the same time that Obama was concluding his nuclear deal with Iran and released billions to them so that they could buy Russian help. This is the reality that Bibi does not understand. The Russians in Syria are bought, controlled and paid for by Iran. It is this simple fact that Bibi has wasted time dancing around and courting Russia with words. Even when the Saudis offered Russia billions to change sides in Syria they refused because the Iranians were paying them first. The Russians do not do anything for free. The reason why Israel is not Russia’s preferred is because Israel does not buy weapons from Russia. Why should Israel spend any money on Russian weapons when they get many free weapons from the U.S.A. as purchase credits.
It is astonishing to see, that for the last 60 years (then the U.S.S.R) and now Russia are making the same, horrible mistake: betting on the Syrians, (and now also Iranians), investing untold $$ billions into their
military, unknown, but large number of Russian “advisers” killed and wounded —
and still get next to nothing in return !
Disagree with All Due Respect to you own comments that are very relevant as well. Russia is just another European Power just like England and France replaced Turkey after WWII. Today, Russian is now supporting Iran and Syria instead of Egypt and Iraq during the Cold War. Right now the Russian wanted a Naval Facility in Tartus, Syria and got one for now but for how long? Unfortunately, the History of the Soviet Middle East Foreign Policy has been favoring one Arab Group over others and ended up very similar to Arab Hatred towards Turkish, French, and English Rule in the end. Russian increased favoritism towards Iran, Iraq, and Syria only served to push Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other Mideast Nations back into Western Graces. The Arab League always keeps closer ties using religion than that of the Communist Atheist Soviets selling Guns, Bullets and Bombs.
The Soviets biggest mistake within and without Russia was the invasion of Afghanistan even though initially support by both Iran and Iraq during their war in the early 1980s, before switching sides and only supporting the Iranians.
Moreover, at one time Moscow even made initial great gains in Arabia, but through their own missteps, and lackluster policies, they lose diplomatic trust with their invasion of Afghanistan, and later their support of Iran being the deal breakers causing them to lose diplomatic respect of the Arabs and push them further into Western Alliances even with the mistakes of POTUS Obama and SOS Clinton and Kerry!
The Bottom Line is Russia is no longer the USSR with 15 Republics and over 300 Million People. But just Russia of 140 Million People and only an $80 Billion Military Budget Dependent only on Oil Revenues Economics. Along with some Former Republic that have remain Friendly while others have become Foes and now all are Economic Competitors. This is why Russia required a Foreign Policy Change of Attitude. Unfortunately, Russian Foreign Policy uses the “Stick and Carrot Approach to Bully” the Arabs into joining their Sphere of Influence based up Carrots and Sticks. Russia will always be pleased to sell Weapons to Middle East Nations preferring to Talk through the Barrel of Guns sold by Russia.
The only point to remember now is that Middle Eastern Nations ever slowly but steady have been accepting Israel Right to Exist as an Middle Allied and Neighbor. They all know these Insane Murders and Suicides in the Name of Allah must stop if the Middle East is to advance as one region coming out of the Middle Ages with Imperialism Colonial Rule ending in the1950-60s. Some Suspect Russia knows that as well and wants to be a European Mother Partner and G-8 Brother Again.
Russia won’t allow Iran to gain Nukes for Kooks to use either. At the Right Time, Russia will do what is best for Russians and dying for an Iranian Theocracy is not one of them. Just like what happen in Egypt when the Russians were happy to leave rather than dying by being kicked out. As well as, in Afghanistan where too many Russians died and the USSR actually collapsed. Now Russia no longer the USSR is caught in between with Russian Mercenaries dying for Syrians among Iranians and that won’t last long either. Russia will always be Mother Russia for Russians.
Keep in mind that Russia’s fiscal military budget is closer to $45B to $50B than $80B.
Fact: Israel is desperately trying to save remnant of her ISIS army.
Dropping gliding bombs and Cruise missiles over Mediterranean sea can not change the war status. Almost all of them got intercepted. You need to send your ground troops and M4 tanks. We are waiting for you
Sending ground force will not change it either. We all remember 2006 war. But, at least keep the face after abandoning Kurds in Kirkuk
“zoobin” = in Hebrew that means little DICK. (even your goat is disappointed)
Never trust the ruskies putin s day will come , complusive liar
Hopefully Russia will not let the Iranian and Hezbollah mercenaries, dictate suicidal missions against the United States and Israel. Russia may remember the consequences of making alliances with lunatics!
The war of Ezekiel in the making!
As your corrupt prime minister said, we are in war and you have been loosing it with everyday more land come under control of Iran coalition forces
Yes, “little dick”…so many successes..let’s hope you keep ‘winning’.
Israeli are saying I’m man with dick of Americans
Don’t we have any good writers at Debka??? This piece is full of leftist garbage.
Just a wild guess on my part … but … uhhhh … this doesn’t end well does it?
The following should be done..
Cruise missiles to take down the air defences
F35s to take down more defences and other vital targets
Focused 155mm artilary barrage
Warhogs for proper cleansing
Ac-130’s for proper pressure
And a bit of carpet combing
And last but not least…the israelies should grow some balls and take down the russian airforce…units….land to air defences ….fucking do it and show them you mean business….stop being scared or cowards or whatever the fuck it is
Learn the definition of Coward. Cowards are the Muslims that kill innocent children and civilians. Learn basic English you dumb Fucck.
All those measures worked in Vietnam
JC it is not video game. It is a war. You get shot down like Israeli F16i. AC 130 can not fly over Syria battelfield
I can’t forget Israeli soldiers coming back from 2006 battle fronts crying so hard. It was heart breaking.
Once upon a time, when Brahmadatta was king, the Enlightenment Being was born in a wealthy family. He became the richest man in Benares.
There also happened to be a gang of drunkards who roamed the streets. All they ever thought about was finding ways to get alcohol, the drug they thought they couldn’t live without.
One day, when they had run out of money as usual, they came up with a scheme to rob the richest man in Benares. But they didn’t realize that he was the reborn Bodhisatta, so he wouldn’t be so easy to fool!
They decided to make a ‘Mickey Finn’, which is a drink of liquor with a sleeping drug secretly added to it. Their plan was to get the rich man to drink the Mickey Finn. Then when he fell asleep they would rob all his money, jewellery, and even the rich clothes he wore. So they set up a temporary little roadside bar. They put their last remaining liquor into a bottle, and mixed in some strong sleeping pills.
Later the rich man came by on his way to the palace. One of the alcoholics called out to him, “Honorable sir, why not start your day right – by having a drink with us? And the first one is on the house!” Then he poured a glass of the dishonest liquor.
But the Enlightenment Being did not drink any form of alcohol. Nevertheless, he wondered why these drunkards were being so generous with their favorite drug. It just wasn’t like them.
He realized it must be some kind of trick. So he decided to teach them a lesson. He said, “It would be an insult to appear before the king in a drunken state, or with even the slightest smell of liquor on my breath. But please be so kind as to wait for me here. I’ll see you again when I return from the palace.”
The drunkards were disappointed. They would not be able to drink again as soon as they wanted. But they decided to be patient and wait.
Later that day the rich man came back to the little roadside bar. The alcoholics were getting desperate for a drink. They called him over and said, “Honorable sir, why not celebrate your visit to the king? Have a drink of this fine liquor. Remember, the first one is free!”
But the rich man just kept looking at the liquor bottle and glass. He said, “I don’t trust you. That bottle and glass of liquor are exactly as they were this morning. If it were as good as you say it is, you would have tasted some yourselves by now. In fact, you couldn’t help but drink it all! I’m no fool. You must have added another drug to the alcohol.”
The richest man in Benares went on his way, and the gang of drunkards went back to their plotting and scheming.
The moral is: Keep sober – and keep your common sense.
Only Iran and Syria right now with some support from Parts of Shiite Iraq but no longer all of Kurd’s and Sunni Iraq, part of Turkey but not Eastern Turkey where Kurd’s Dominate, and of course Parts of Hezbollah-Syrian Lebanon and Hamas-Palestinians Author in Gaza are working with Russia. All of these Nations have Divisions among themselves that Russia Arms Sell works all ways. These along are the Last Bastions of Arabic, Persian, Shiite, Hezbollah, Sunni, Isis, Hamas, and Palestinians of Foreign Policy by Death Wishes instead of Talks.
The Arab National Governments have been broken for Decades since Full Independence. Many thought they could Live Off of Oil Money while blaming the West for Looting their Resources of which they could not develop on their own.
Iran and Arab Nation Look to future but cannot ignore that the Ties that surround and bound all of the Middle East are Indignation’s from the Persia-Greek-Roman Conquests, Mongol Invasions, Crusades, Ottoman Domination, European Imperialism, and blaming it all on Israel Return to being a Nation in 1948.
The entire Middle East prefers to remember the Middle Ages that actually limit themselves by holding onto these Self-Inflicted Vendettas of Past Slights, Blood Feuds, Boundary Disputes and Wars whether they speak Farsi, Greek, Arabic, Turkish, French and English.
All of these Arab Disputes, Conflicts, Wars and Conquest from 6 Centuries still thrive in the minds and hearts of Arab Accounts that require settling regardless of Advances made in these past 5 Decades.
So, Iran now chooses to change an Arab Middle East by acquiring Weapons of Mass Destruction that will only spread and end in Clouds of Atomic Radiation thinking Nukes will save them?
Arab, Persians, and Palestinians should accept and embrace a Brighter Future Together but cannot Advance Together under if it ignores Living in the Past Flags of Empires Coming, Going, and gone.
Western Nations, Asian, American, Russia, China, India, African and Israel all in the past have been Looted by one another and Accounts Claims needing to be settled that once bind the Arab Together thinking actually keep dividing them in a Modern World where Trade, Migration, and Innovation thrive and survive for Future progress globally no longer regionally.
Still the Remnants of ISIS, Hamas Dwindling Power, Hezbollah’s Dependence on Iran, Palestinians Being Misled, and Iran all still prefer to live in the demand they will “Never Talk Peace” with Israel, but for Hateful Public Relations Purposes require Israel only to Talk to them without ever agreeing to Future Peace of Existence.
Here are the Basic Naked Truth of Communists when seeking to help anyone in a time of need……The Communists will always be willing to Sell Guns and Bombs and makes sure Arabs, Iranians, Iraq’s Syrians and Others are given Accounts on Credit. But the True Rub the Soviets won’t tell those Russian’s Allied Client, Customers, and Temporary Partners use those Weapon’s Triggers to be Pulled or Set Off, that is the Time the Russians will Hand You The Bill and Demand Payments just before Death Comes Upon those using Russian Weapons.
This the Dark Reality Russian Communists Allies Must Accept, just like the Jihadist and Fascists as well. This is why, the Smartest Arabs know it is better to Work, Trade, and be Partners with The United States Western Interests and only the Former Imperialist European Nations that will be approved by America as well to keep the Middle Est Free to do as they wish as Partnerships in Oil Producers, Customers, and Distribution.
The Time is now Upon Russia to decide if it wants to become part of G-8 by Looking towards the future with ever changing Arab World that will end in Atomic Ashes if Iran gets the Nukes. Arab must accept and ignore the past as the Arab has been looted and accounts to be settled that once bind the Arab Together thinking even though it happen to Israel, Palestinians, and Persians as well.
And I can’t forget all the weeping Lebanese refugees whining on CNN about not being able to store rockets peacefully in their homes. I also remember that Lebanon actually looked better at the end of that war than it does at present. If the destruction in that war wasn’t enough for you, there’s plenty more where that came from, all you need to do is ask.
Psalm 83 King James Version (KJV)
83 Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;
7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;
8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.
9 Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:
10 Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.
11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:
12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.
13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.
14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;
15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.
16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O Lord.
17 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:
18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is Jehovah, art the most high over all the earth.
God of Israel foretold the exact people involved in the Psalm 83 battle.
Yes, thousands of years ago.
Above snip, “disguised in Syrian army uniforms” is tantamount to a spy that calls for military execution, same as happened to Germans caught wearing American uniforms during the Battle of the Bulge.
very bad comparison
Germans dressed the uniforms of enemies
iran-hisbullah dressing uniforms of own friends and allies
that is a great difference
Deals with jews…. Come on, the guys in Moscow are not naive. They know full well that jews are the new Nazis, and WILL BE CRUSHED like the old Nazis. This is the plan. No deal, no question ‘oh, what’s Israel going to do?’ ‘what’s the US going to do?’ They don’t care. The jews are going to a very bad place.
You can’t complain about Nazis and then go acting just like one, blaming Jews for all your failures and Russia’s collapsing quality of life.
Good for Syria its their country is it not?
I am not going to say that I know what is going to happen with all the build up of military in the Southwest part of Syria…. but it always comes downloads to this, Israel needs to battle to save itself. There is little or no middle ground anymore with Iran and Hezbollah being involved. Therefore the IDF has all it’s plans for every scenario in place and when necessary it will have all its ducks in a row including the USA aircraft carrier nearby for backup ….. again if necessary .
Am Yisroel Chai
1) Anyone who murders children, women and civilians like the Ayatollahs of Iran, Putin, Bashar al-Assad or the Hamas haters in Gaza have, in truth needs to be deposed.
2) Israel has every right to defend itself by any means necessary against these thugs. They only intend to eliminate the population of a neighboring country.
עם ישראל חי
Satan owns this planet……and his puppets Putin and Iran and Turkey are for his pleasure……bloodshed of humans….and that means Israeli blood above all else.
War 3 Ain’t waiting for the humans or the puppets……
But Satan (Allah) is sure ready to drink some blood bridle deep and over 200 miles long. That’s a lot of bloodshed coming.
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