Russia lets Iranian-Hizballah forces redeploy opposite Syrian-Israel border

Exclusive: Deep apprehension in Israel over a Russian U-turn, which is letting small Iranian Al Qods and Hizballah units regain former positions 10-15km from the Israeli and Jordanian borders. They are coming back after Russian forces drove them out last year and established a safe zone at those border districts in their stead.
Reporting this turn of events, DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources add that the Russian forces, not content with allowing this Iranian-Hizballah comeback, have also evacuated their own positions, leaving the local population under the control of the Al Qods and Hizballah invaders. These actions violate Russian President Vladimir Putin’s commitment last year to US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to purge S. Syrian borders of the hostile elements ruled from Tehran and provide monitors for a safe zone.

Washington and Jerusalem have interceded strongly with Moscow against this breach while trying to establish whether they were ordered from Putin’s office in the Kremlin or the local command on a directive from the Russian defense ministry. For now, neither the US nor Israel has decided how to respond to the new pro-Iranian buildup at Israel’s back door. They are also trying to find out if the Russian step is Moscow’s response to the US-Turkish safe zone initiative for northeastern Syria. This week, a large American unit landed in southern Turkey to start activating the joint US-Turkish safe zone, which aims to separate the Turkish army from the pro-US SDF militia which is dominated by Syrian Kurds. Moscow may have opened the door to Iran in southern Syria to counter expanding US involvement in the north.

Israel showed first resistance to the new hostile presence at its border on July 24 by firing surface missiles at the intelligence stations Iran was setting up on the Tal Al-Harara hilltop opposite the Golan border. But the Russian move continued notwithstanding.
The coming issue of DEBKA Weekly (for subscribers) out on Friday, Aug. 16, offers an up-to-date picture of the big power movements in Syria and their repercussions. To subscribe, click here.

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67 thoughts on “Russia lets Iranian-Hizballah forces redeploy opposite Syrian-Israel border

  • Aug 14, 2019 @ 14:28 at 14:28
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    Putin like Trump cannot be trusted. A pair of liars. Only care about themselves.

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    • Aug 14, 2019 @ 16:29 at 16:29
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      They are captured syria and problem is they are 10 or 15 kilometers near or far?

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      • Aug 15, 2019 @ 3:21 at 3:21
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        that’s about the gist of it. Syria from the depths of destruction has everything to gain and very little to lose. Golan is ground zero. I’ve said it before, a Russian mediated deal is the only show in town, but the gamblers from Basle with their super weapons and the hostages and the money are not for turning.

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    • Aug 14, 2019 @ 20:53 at 20:53
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      @Moishe Rabinu, what did Trump do to make you upset? Agreed with about Putin though.
      If mysterious damage to the Russian fleet happens then Putin will stop becoming liar.

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      • Aug 15, 2019 @ 14:33 at 14:33
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        Let them regroup and then send them all together to Allah and their #72Virgins. It’s a win-win situation. In Lebanon you would never be able to find them so easily. Alhamdulillah.

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    • Aug 15, 2019 @ 18:11 at 18:11
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      MR…But both know about Iran’s Own Truth Decay & Iran Regime Is Confused for Telling Half-Lies1

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    • Aug 17, 2019 @ 8:47 at 8:47
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      Trump has not lied.

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      • Aug 17, 2019 @ 11:46 at 11:46
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        Oh right take your head out of the sand. Everyday in everyway.

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    • Aug 17, 2019 @ 20:09 at 20:09
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      Oh so Trump and the Israeli government getting Putin to create a Iranian free zone was teacherous then?
      And Trump recognising Jerusalem and the Golan was treacherous, was it? You are a sick troll.
      What are you smoking? Do you know what is night and what is day?
      And incidentally, if Hitlery Clinton had been POTUS Israel wouldn’t exist right now.

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  • Aug 14, 2019 @ 14:34 at 14:34
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    I see no issue. This opens the door for the IDF to continue its exercise !

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  • Aug 14, 2019 @ 14:36 at 14:36
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    Israel has not yet decided how to respond to the pro-Iranian buildup 10-15km from the Israel border.
    Which will be, what will be, when will be?
    This is very hard to guess, I’ve forced myself now I’m exhausted.

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  • Aug 14, 2019 @ 14:52 at 14:52
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    The never ending story continues………. Newsflash : strikes are underway………….

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    • Aug 14, 2019 @ 15:04 at 15:04
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      That would be my thoughts on it, . . . quick, decisive, done……….

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      • Aug 14, 2019 @ 15:50 at 15:50
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        Have a burger and leave the thinking to others.

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    • Aug 14, 2019 @ 15:48 at 15:48
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      Just subscribe, ok?!

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  • Aug 14, 2019 @ 15:05 at 15:05
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    Fight voor God, Freedom, Woman and Children and for the Future.
    Never forget the Holocaust
    Defend your country before it is too late.

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    • Aug 14, 2019 @ 17:44 at 17:44
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      I think it’s already too late for israel surrounded with enemies and its heart and core mountain cities out of their control.

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      • Aug 15, 2019 @ 5:15 at 5:15
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        bob israel has been is far worse odds and won every war

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      • Aug 15, 2019 @ 18:37 at 18:37
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        Bob… It is Never Too Late & Always Darker Before First Light! Trust in Judaism Culture of Smart Beats Dumb, Violence Last Resort, & People of Israel Are Never Alone With A Land Of Their Own! There is a Higher Power more than Enemies are Aware? Never Again!

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    • Aug 14, 2019 @ 19:19 at 19:19
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      Was the Holocaust not God’s will ?

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      • Aug 14, 2019 @ 19:46 at 19:46
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        There would not have been an Israel re- establishment if it wasn’t for the terrible Holocaust.

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        • Aug 15, 2019 @ 3:27 at 3:27
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          Rabbi Weissmandel pondered over the startling letter:

          After I had accustomed myself to this strange writing, I trembled, understanding the meaning of the first words which were “only with blood shall we attain land”. But days and weeks went by, and I did not know the meaning of the last two words. Until I saw from something that happened that the words “atem taylu” were from “tiyul” [to walk] which was their special term for “rescue”.

          Woe to him who builds a city with blood and establishes a city with injustice

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      • Aug 15, 2019 @ 5:58 at 5:58
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        time and circumstance happen to all. Yah weeps when he has to chastise his people, and many innocents suffer in the process. However, reading Deuteronomy 28 and Leviticus 26 will give insight into all the evils that have befallen the Jewish, Israelite, and in fact every nation.

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      • Aug 17, 2019 @ 20:20 at 20:20
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        No, the Devil infiltrated too far in European society and got the upper hand for a while. The guilty were the Germans and Europeans that let it happen, plus the bankers that engineered draconian terms for Germany at the Peace of Versailles and got away with it. That laid the ground for an overreaction by the Geramsn that Hitler took advantage of. Modern people who take the vote and democracy for granted are too lazy and don’t get involved enough in defending civil rights and democracy from totalitarian forces, even today in the West. If it hadn’t been for 70 000 Evangelical Christian votes in november 2016 that swung the election to Donald Trump in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania, the US would now be the Beast of the End Times, and the guillotines would be working overtime in the US FEMA camps.

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        • Aug 19, 2019 @ 21:30 at 21:30
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          Nah, that is way over estimating Hillary’s abilities. Our economy would be stumbling and the Clintons would be getting richer – no one would be executing the hard nose gun toting right wingers – the coastal liberals cannot stray that far away from concrete and tall buildings and Starbucks to even confront the heart of this country.

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    • Aug 15, 2019 @ 5:32 at 5:32
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      that would be the last resort. First should be each one to fight their own evil inclination, and see if Elohim will fight for us. It is an idea that really has not been tried on a national level for well over 2000 years, its time is long overdue.

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  • Aug 14, 2019 @ 15:15 at 15:15
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    Behold, as a lion that ascends from the heights of the Jordan to a strong dwelling, when I bring the moment [that] I will hasten them over her

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  • Aug 14, 2019 @ 16:10 at 16:10
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    Distractions to wait it out till the 2020 Presidential; All against Trump= China, Russia, the Elite in America, Iran, and the rest of the dregs=
    The more reason for Trump to win by a landslide

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    • Aug 14, 2019 @ 16:13 at 16:13
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      Trump gets in 2020 , and the world will change: China in check, Russia in a losing arms race, Iran crumbles , and the conservatives, worldwide reverse the Neo Communist Globalism

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      • Aug 16, 2019 @ 5:10 at 5:10
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        And the snowflakes melt?

        Leftist thinking in America won’t just disappear…

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        • Aug 17, 2019 @ 8:53 at 8:53
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          Correct. Their insanity is incurable. BUT they will be removed from positions of power, control and influence. A reformation is taking place that will contain these people.

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          • Aug 17, 2019 @ 20:23 at 20:23
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            Yes, and media scum like CNN are teetering on bankruptcy already now.

  • Aug 14, 2019 @ 16:11 at 16:11
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    Soon, The Most High will cause Yehudah to defeat the goyim. He sent His prophet to tell us, and He cannot lie. Just wait for it and make your path straight.

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    • Aug 15, 2019 @ 3:38 at 3:38
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      Since you have cast away many nations, all remaining peoples shall cast you away, because of the blood of man and the violence done to the land, the city, and all its inhabitants.

      Woe to him who gains evil gains for his house to place his nest on high, to be saved from the hand of an evil one.

      You have advised shame for your house, to cut off many peoples, and you have sinned against your life.

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  • Aug 14, 2019 @ 16:44 at 16:44
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    we said it long IF netayahu WAS a blind man ? ANYWAYS ANYWHERE ANYTIME RUSSIA CANNOT BE AN ISRAELI FRIEND . RUSSIA HELPED EGYPTIAN TO DESTROY ISRAEL DURING THE THREE WARS
    RUSSIA HELPED AND TO CONTINUE TO SYRIAN IRANIANS . RUSSIA HELPS THOSE WHO WANT TO DESTROY ISRAEL HOW IN THOSE CONDITIONS NETANAYU CAN TRUST RUSSIA? THE ONLY AND REAL ISFRAEL FRIEND IS THE USA . EVEN THE EUROPEANS ARE NOT FRIENDS THEY ARE JEWS ENENMIES THEY HELP ALL THOSE THE ARABS WHO WANT TO DESTROY ISRAEL!!! DONT MISTAKE WITH RUSSIA BIBI. THE RUSSIANS ARE HYPOCRITES AND ARE A DANGER SO BE WARE ISRAEL.
    ISRAEL SHOULD HELP SYRIANS REBELS . IF ISRAEL HAD HELPED SYRIANS REBELS BY PROVIDING THEM AIR COVERT . REBELS WOULD WIN AND CLEAN SYRIAN TERRITORY FROM IRANIANS RUSSIANS HEZBOLLAHS FORCES. ISRAEL MISSED AN OCCASION TO GET RID OF IRANIANS RUSSIANS HEZBOLLAHS IN SYRIA. BUT IT IS NOT LATE TO MAKE A CHANGE.

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  • Aug 14, 2019 @ 18:44 at 18:44
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    If Debka and its readers know about new militia formations, I am fairly certain that IAF/IDF does as well, and that their munitions depots will explode in the not too distant future….maybe next week..

    The back and forth is quite annoying, the audience wants a knock out blow, wants blood, high body counts, but the politicians want measured responses which keep it going, the Munitions manufacturers are making all the $$$.

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    • Aug 14, 2019 @ 19:52 at 19:52
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      The Chess Geographic Game continues after Syrian Debris. Erdogan & Putin are in Turmoil Checkmated by Trump on Turks Designs to Destroy Kurds. This shows Iranian & Hizballah Weakness to Sacrifice Pawns.

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  • Aug 14, 2019 @ 18:54 at 18:54
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    If the soviets separate Jordan,what happens?

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  • Aug 14, 2019 @ 19:17 at 19:17
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    Like usual Putin and his Iranian and Hezbollah Natzi saluting allies can not be trusted! Their words are all meaningless!

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    • Aug 14, 2019 @ 20:50 at 20:50
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      You Israelis don’t realise you are being played for fools by the US and Iran — Iran does not want to destroy Israel. If they did they could do so very easily. They need you to keep up the tension and divert America’s attention from an attack on Iran.

      How could they destroy Israel? Here are three easy scenarios:

      1 — Instead of firing hundreds of rockets at the empty fields around Sderot, they could fire hundreds of rockets at the Gaza Wall, and drive a million of these sheep-like Palestians into Israel — women and children in the front.

      2 — They could set up a militia in Jordan and the West Bank and omce the ball gets rolling they could put in a few hundred thousand experienced fighters in there and claim they are locals.

      3 — They could distribute millions of concealable pocket pistols to the Palis.

      We all know what the effect would be — your population would flow out to Europe and the US.

      But they don’t do any if these simple and obvious things. Ask yourselves why.

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      • Aug 14, 2019 @ 21:41 at 21:41
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        . What do you think Israel would be doing as each response happens? Ask Yourself That ?

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        • Aug 15, 2019 @ 1:55 at 1:55
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          Iran doesn’t want to take out Israel.

          It wants it around as a target in case America attacks it. How is that so hard to understand?

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          • Aug 15, 2019 @ 5:23 at 5:23
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            bob israel has been is far worse odds and won every war russia will not go to war over syria iran was not capable of winning a war with iraq for 8 years they have not advanced there tanks or air force since they are using fighters from 1080 only 30% are operational iraan has no capability to send there army 600 miles to israel they will have a supply cut off from the iaf so reality is this is just a pay back from russia to the US for stoping the turks killing kurds nothing more

          • Aug 15, 2019 @ 9:29 at 9:29
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            . You gave the Scenario on Over running Israel but you don’t understand Israel can Take out Iran while Iran thinks it is over running Israel. Iran could not even beat Iraq in 1980s!

      • Aug 15, 2019 @ 3:31 at 3:31
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        Yeah, your ‘experienced fighter’ and no strategic depth. It’s a biggie.

        For the bed is shorter – A mashal or proverbial saying, the meaning of which is, that they will find all means of defense and protection insufficient to secure them, and cover them from the evils coming upon them.

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      • Aug 17, 2019 @ 8:56 at 8:56
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        No, ask yourself why you cant find your medication.

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  • Aug 14, 2019 @ 21:05 at 21:05
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    Debka doesn’t seem to understand the Jewish prophets.
    Read Ezekiel 39-39

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  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 0:49 at 0:49
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    8 cops down in Philadelphia and the scene is developing. Arm Them All !!! Guns Should Be Free !!!

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  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 4:03 at 4:03
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    Israel and Jordan trusted Putin to stop Iran, Hezbollah, and the Shiite militias from moving to their border. There’s only one choice, take care of your business Israel. You’r not Arabs or Muslim, Jordan king is politically weak, so he will compromise with them, Trump has his hands full with Turkey in northeastern Syria. Putin need someone to take out his opposition in Syria, which are the forces redeploy opposite Syrian-Israel border.

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  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 5:13 at 5:13
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    Iran is breaking up and need to fix Iran before it goes beyond the point of no return!

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  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 5:31 at 5:31
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    Iran: weak and desperate
    Syria: weak and desperate
    Russia: Weakening and caught between a rock and a hard place
    Israel: strong and resolute
    America: Stronger and extremely capable

    I know where my bets lay.

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      • Aug 15, 2019 @ 9:33 at 9:33
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        . LOL, USA has more Oil and gas than Iran. Iran lives off of Dollars! IRGC Military Gone In A Week! Regime in Last Days! Bragging does not Shout or Cut It! The World can’t get rid of USA but USA can get rid of Iran!

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    • Aug 15, 2019 @ 6:19 at 6:19
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      keep a “reserve”. American strength and resolve will take a blow when the dollar fails through international lack of confidence. Then you will see isolationism as you have never seen before, and the chips will fall where they may.

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      • Aug 15, 2019 @ 15:00 at 15:00
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        Walter… More like the Mideast & Global Nations will take a bigger blow than America and America can survive a Lower Dollar! Oil & Gas Grows Every Day in America! Any Conflicts Increase USA Oil & Gas Values as well!

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      • Aug 17, 2019 @ 20:38 at 20:38
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        Walter… The US largely trades with itself. It is now self-sufficient in oil and even exports it. If the dollar goes down in value it means that US agricultural produce will be irresistably low in price compared to other countries and the US agricultural sector will boom again. US military equipment will be cheaper for Israel to buy. A low dollar also means that if the Chinese cash in their Fed bonds the Chinese will get peanuts for them in Yuan. It also means that Chinese goods will be too expensive on the US market and US entrepreneurs will start making the same goods back in the US.

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  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 8:44 at 8:44
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    Perhaps this gives iran the capability to strike against northern Israel. If iranians attack and kill Jews, Jews will demand self defense and an attack on syria and iran. Perhaps Israelis in the strait of Hormuz is to big A deal to the iranians, although considering they are in southern lebanon, southern syria, gaza and probably Judea and Samaria it would seem to be hypocritical.
    If iran wants to attack the Israeli ships then let them, they will be the ones who start the war, and the Israelis can take it as an opportunity to strike back against iran. In G-d I trust.

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    • Aug 15, 2019 @ 17:05 at 17:05
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      GREAT POINTS Oren!

      Fascist Iran is near Israel, now Nuclear Israel is near Fascist Iran.

      And Tehran is a fixed target for RETALIATION.

      “F” ALL Ayatoolas and their “Mad Mahdi”.

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  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 10:03 at 10:03
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    Tehran & Regime is Gone with One Bomb! Regime Nuke Kooks Get Nukes but Not in the way they think?

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    • Aug 16, 2019 @ 21:05 at 21:05
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      LOL.

      You think the victimhood act will carry you if you do that? And you think those guys will take something like that sitting down? Take a pill and go to bed.

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  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 14:55 at 14:55
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    Once the Regimes are Targeted the Weapon Innovations can and will remove them where ever they run and hide. The Persians and Lebanese own People will not Protect Them, Nor Fight For Them Either!

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  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 15:07 at 15:07
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    IRGC, HiszBULLah, & Hamas all have a Leadership Problem. They Huff, Puff, & Bluff but once any Fighting begins they will become the Hunted and their own People will be Happy to see them go and that is Dead or Alive, they all have Families too! In Reality They Can’t Ante Up Any Bluff!

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    • Aug 15, 2019 @ 18:51 at 18:51
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      You guys are starting to believe your own beer talk

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  • Aug 15, 2019 @ 20:16 at 20:16
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    This is not a problem at all for Israel, they get to continue to kill and destroy Iranians and Hizballah in Syria at their leisure with no consequences, possible US troop movement into Northern Syria blocks Iran from the easy routes, the closer Iran and Hizballah get to Israel the easier it is to kill them all. With Syria allowing the Russians in along with the Iranians and Hizballah terrorist, this gives Israel a clear cut reason and opportunity to roll in tanks and Airforce to Grad some more of Syria as a buffer zone. The hooks are in Putin’s jaws now and he cannot extricate himself, still acting like a communist dictator in a third world banana republic.

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