Damascus: IDF buildup on Syrian and Lebanese borders

Syrian military sources claimed Monday that the IDF was massing large-scale forces along Israel’s borders with Syria and Lebanon and that Israeli warplanes were cruising overhead. Other sources in Syria claim to have witnessed Israeli tanks strung along the Golan border opposite Quneitra on Sunday. These reports are not corroborated from any authoritative quarter.


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21 thoughts on “Damascus: IDF buildup on Syrian and Lebanese borders

  • Jun 4, 2018 @ 13:58 at 13:58

    Time for ass whopping….

  • Jun 4, 2018 @ 15:31 at 15:31

    Merely helping Iran’s malitia armies to find their way out of Southern Syria

  • Jun 4, 2018 @ 15:32 at 15:32

    If Assad is going to disguise Hizbollah and Iranian forces by dressing them in Syrian army uniforms then trouble is coming his way. Assad should remember that he can be made to disappear like POOF

    • Jun 4, 2018 @ 18:45 at 18:45

      Interesting thought, but “regime change” in mid east has had a horrible success rate the last 25 years or so. At this time, I see assad as little more than a russ-iran puppet and figurehead. Remember, he never initiated war against israel.

      • Jun 4, 2018 @ 18:57 at 18:57

        And he’s the guarantee for Russia taking foot in Tartus like “forever”

        • Jun 5, 2018 @ 6:12 at 6:12

          Hey Jim Carroll,
          Why don’t you just put a bullet in your head and get it over with. I hope you don’t identify as a Jew or a Christian, that would be a damn shame.

          • Jun 5, 2018 @ 22:58 at 22:58


        • Jun 5, 2018 @ 20:14 at 20:14

          he is wrong mr bashar to think that he counts on russian !!!! the russian army is Nothing we know it now . we do not ear them speaking like they were to speak before taking those beating to US and before the iranians which were Under air russian protection were crushed by IAF IN THE FACE OF RUSSIAN IMPOTENCE

  • Jun 4, 2018 @ 16:42 at 16:42


  • Jun 4, 2018 @ 17:53 at 17:53

    Better don’t play games with IDF, or it ends pretty nakbalously bad for you!

  • Jun 4, 2018 @ 18:18 at 18:18

    And now, do not scorn, lest your pains become strong, for a complete destruction have I heard from the Lord God of Hosts upon the entire land.

    And He hath broken it As the breaking of the potters’ bottle, Beaten down — He doth not spare, Nor is there found, in its beating down, A potsherd to take fire from the burning, And to draw out waters from a ditch.

    • Jun 4, 2018 @ 18:46 at 18:46

      Yes, indeed the book of Ezekiel contains detailed descriptions of how the Third Temple will be run. Some of his statements appear to be in conflict with the rules given in the Torah: sacrifices are described which have no parallel elsewhere as to number and amount; regulations are given for the kohanim (priests) which according to Torah law apply only to the kohen gadol (high priest); and so forth.

      The Talmud records how at one point the sages felt that it would be necessary to “hide away” the book of Ezekiel to prevent misunderstandings, but that it was saved for posterity by the herculean efforts of Chananyah ben Chizkiyah, who used up “300 barrels of oil” for lighting as he analyzed the verses and deduced their true meanings.

      One approach is to read these verses in a less literal way, so as to yield the same laws as in the Torah albeit stated differently. Another is to say that the sacrifices described apply only during the dedication period of the Third Temple, much as there were unusual offerings brought during the dedication of the desert Tabernacle and of the First and Second Temples, and that the regulations for the kohanim are meant to place them on the higher level of the kohen gadol, appropriate to the greater level of sanctity that will prevail at that time.

      • Jun 5, 2018 @ 1:03 at 1:03

        yeshayahu 30

        8Now, come write it on a tablet with them, and on a book engrave it, and it shall be for the last day, forever to eternity.

        engrave it: (חֻקָּהּ) engrave it, this prophecy.

        9For a rebellious people are they, lying children, children who would not hearken to the Lord’s instruction.

        a rebellious people are they: Israel.

        10Who said to the seers, “You shall not see,” and to the prophets, “You shall not prophesy for us true things. Speak to us with smooth talk; prophesy mockery.

        smooth talk: Flattery.
        prophesy: (חֲזוּ, lit., envision) prophesy.

        11Turn away from the road, turn away from the path, cease from before us the Holy One of Israel.”

        turn away: (Turn) us (away).
        from the path: We want the false prophecy.

        12Therefore, so said the Holy One of Israel, “Because you have despised this matter, and you have put your trust in oppression and a perverse one, and you have relied upon it.

        this matter: the true prophecy.
        and a perverse one: a disgraceful one and a mocker.

        13Therefore, this iniquity shall be to you as a breach of a falling [wall], revealed in a fortified wall, whose breach will come suddenly.”

        as a breach: of a fallen wall.
        revealed in a fortified wall: Revealed to enter thereby the walls of your fortification. נִבְעֶה is an expression of revealing, as in Obadiah (1: 6): “His hidden things were revealed (נִבְעוּ).” Dunash, however, interprets נִבְעֶה as a protrusion, since the wall develops blisters (אֲבַעְבּוּעוֹת) because of the rains and the deterioration of the weak mortar.

        14And He shall break it like the breaking of a potter’s jug, crushed without pity, and in its crushing shall not be found a shard, to scoop fire from a hearth, or to scoop water from a cistern.

        a potter’s jug: An earthenware jug.
        shall not be found: in the crushing of its fragments a shard large enough to scoop fire from a hearth, to pick up fire from a hearth. All scooping up of fire is referred to with an expression of חֲתִיָּה.
        or to scoop water: Or to draw. Comp. (Haggai 2:16): “To draw off (לַחְשׂף) fifty measures.” Also (below 47:2): “Draw off (חֶשְׂפִּי) the path.” Draw water from your path, Epuyse in O.F.
        from a cistern: (מִגֶּבֶא) A pit full of water.

        15For so said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; “With tranquility and restfulness shall you be saved, with quietude and trust shall be your might; but you did not want.

        For so said: the Holy One, blessed be He, to you long ago, “You need not seek for yourselves the strength of Egypt and waste your money, for with tranquility and restfulness you shall have salvation, without any toil, if you listen to Me.”
        with tranquility: (בְּשׁוּבָה) an expression of restfulness and tranquility, Comp. (Num. 10:36): “Rest (שׁוּבָה), O Lord, with the ten thousands of the thousands of Israel.”
        with quietude: that comes to you from Me, and with trust, shall be your might.

        16And you said, ‘No, but on horses will we flee.’ Therefore, you shall flee. ‘And on swift [steeds] will we ride.’ Therefore, your pursuers shall be swift.

        on horses will we flee: (נָנוּס) We will ally ourselves with the king of Egypt, and we will bring from there swift steeds in order to flee.

        17One thousand, because of the shout of one, because of the shout of five, shall you flee, until you remain like a mast on a mountaintop and like a flagpole on a hill.”

        One thousand [of you], because of the shout of one: of the enemies, or all of you because of the shout of five, shall flee.
        you remain: (lit., if you remain,) like ‘that you remain.’
        like a mast: (כַּתֹּרֶן) a lofty pole, inserted in the ground, like a sort of mast of a ship, that they call ‘mast’ in O.F.
        and like a flagpole: (וְכַנֵּס) That, too, is a lofty pole, which they place on a hilltop, and when the scout sees troops coming, he places a banner on it, and the wind moves it. This is the signal that they flee or assemble.

        25And there shall be on every high mountain and on every raised hill, canals, rivulets of water, on the day of the great slaying, when the great ones fall.

        rivulets of water: (יִבְלֵי מָיִם) , rivers of water. Comp. (Jer. 17:8) “And upon the river (יוּבַל) he sends forth his roots.”
        on the day of the great slaying: when there will be a great slaughter (in the land of Assyria), and Jonathan renders: On the day of the great slaying, when the great ones will fall.

  • Jun 4, 2018 @ 18:37 at 18:37

    Israelis astronomers have this 120 mm telescope with long tube called Merkava IVm, and I hope they will have the chance to take a good picture of Soleimani with it.

    At this time I am not asking for one with mister Ali Khamenei too, but …..

  • Jun 4, 2018 @ 20:14 at 20:14

    Palestinians in Gaza were asking IDF for some tanks to make their Nakba anniversary celebrations more spectacular, but got none for bad behavior. Instead, Hezbollah will get them, because they’ve been nice.

  • Jun 4, 2018 @ 20:16 at 20:16

    Can you tell a WILD ANIMAL to sit straight at the dining table?
    To use the proper eating utensils?
    To watch his/her manners?
    To be polite?
    Not to intimidate anyone.
    THAT’s what you’re dealing with in the Arab countries.
    Those Animals will never understand, “nice” “gentle” education, love thy neighbour.
    Don’t even try to teach them. Keep ’em in their cages.

  • Jun 4, 2018 @ 20:23 at 20:23

    last time IDF tried a ground war they failed miserably in 06. they should probably stick with their air strikes and leave the tanks to people who know how to use them

    • Jun 4, 2018 @ 21:08 at 21:08

      That’s exactly what IDF tried to do in 06 — they tried to deliver those tanks to Hezbollah, but Hezbollah misunderstood it as a hostile act and started shooting. Not nice!

      That’s why this time IDF is leaving tanks on the border for Hezbollah to come and get them.

      Hurry up, Hezbollah, it’s a limited offer, Palestinians in Gaza want them, too!

  • Jun 5, 2018 @ 6:29 at 6:29

    Assads castle can be seen on Google earth and can be hit with a guided missile from anywhere.Im certain the OFEQ 11++ can see pimples on his behind with a target painted on it.

    • Jun 5, 2018 @ 14:13 at 14:13

      So can your house


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