US Air Force flies 24/7 over Syrian battlefield with Israeli overflights

 A double layer of US and Israeli warplanes is cruising 24/7 over the southwestern Syrian battlefields ready to go into action if shared red lines are crossed.  DEBKAfile’s military sources report that US F/A-18E and F/A-18F Super Hornets are monitoring the fighting  around Daraa and the Jordanian and Israeli Golan border regions. They have flown in to support Israel’s overflights from the USS Harry Truman, which is deployed in the eastern Mediterranean.

The IDF has prepared for three scenarios in the event of Russian-backed Syrian and Hizballah forces seizing control of the Daraa region and the Jordanian border – whether by force or in negotiation with the rebel defenders:

  1. A possible deal with the Daraa rebels being replicated for Quneitra on the Israeli border.
  2. Daraa’s possible conquest by Syrian-Hizballah forces, with the help of massive Russian air strikes – which increased on Thursday to 100 sorties – being repeated as the tactic for seizing Quneitra.
  3. A possible assault on Quneitra coming from the southeast of the Golan and starting in the town of Nawa, as predicted by US CENTCOM and IDF strategists. They postulate a Syrian-Hizballah assault force, after completing its capture of Daraa, turning west towards Quentra and splitting into two heads: One will turn west toward Yarmuk and the Syrian-Jordanian-Israeli border junction. There, they will try and take the pocket held by Khalid ibn Walid Army, which pledged allegiance to ISIS. The other head will approach Quneitra from the north. If the first contingent defeats the ISIS force, the two will join up on the hills overlooking Israel’s Hamat Gader and Sea of Galilee. Their defeat of the rebels in Quneitra would bring a Syrian-Hizballah force right up to the central Golan borderline.
    In the course of the fighting, the IDF could be faced with three possible quandaries:
  • Russian and Syrian warplanes, which has so far kept their distance from Israel’s borders, may drop bombs on rebel-held Quneitra. How will the Israeli air force and anti-air batteries then respond? and against which targets?
  • Will the Syrian soldiers entering the Quneitra region bring with them the Hizballah and pro-Iranian Shiite militias taking part in the battle for Daraa? Israel has made its intention of countering this move clear in messages to the US and through the Russians to Damascus.
  • What happens if the Syrian army moves into the Golan demilitarized zone set up by the Israel-Syrian ceasefire accord in 1974 and monitored by UNDOF? Both the US and Israel would not accept this.

All these eventualities were explored on Wednesday, July 4, when the IDF Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Gady Eisenkott toured the Golan to inspect the readiness of Israel’s positions for a flare-up of hostilities, shortly after he returned from Washington and talks with top US army chiefs. Eisenkott visited the Bashan Division and conferred with field commanders on the state of the Syrian war and the Northern Command’s preparedness for an escalation. He was accompanied by OC Northern Command Maj. Gen. Yoel Strick and the Bashan commander Brig. Gen. Amit Fisher.

Indirect communications are reported between Israeli and Syrian officers via UNDOF regarding local problems related to the Syrian refugees encamped on Israel’s Golan border and cared for by the IDF. Our sources report that around 12,000 are gathered at present outside the Syrian village of Barika, 1,200 meters from the IDF’s Tel Fares positions.

 

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71 thoughts on “US Air Force flies 24/7 over Syrian battlefield with Israeli overflights

  • Jul 6, 2018 @ 11:17 at 11:17
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    With Russia’s small reduced defense budget of $61 billion, though likely closer to $47 billion, it can ill afford to get into any conflict of attrition with the USA and/or Israel.

    • Jul 6, 2018 @ 16:48 at 16:48
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      Speaking of the budget ; The USA economic outlook , especially budget became so saturated , that it is at a point of collapse . The planes overflights and similar infantile actions will have their armadas sink financially if Saudis will not pay . Speaking about Saudis , they are actually bankrupt, with oil production increasing , they soon will need help of Israel and its farmers . Oh yes we forgot , all the south farming was burned, thanks to American Consulate located in Jerusalem.Jordan is now a failed state , that cannot afford to buy for its citizens common supplies or even water that Israel gives them free , but not to its own citizens,,,And all those want to teach anyone including Russians how to live ????

      • Jul 6, 2018 @ 18:17 at 18:17
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        The measure of whether a government’s finances are “at the point of collapse” as you put it is the rate at which it can borrow money. Let’s look at the yield on the 10 year government bonds of the US, Israel and Russia to get a sense of which one is close to collapse.

        US 2.8%
        Israel 2.1%

        And, last and most definitely least:

        Russia 7.6%

        Russia is the country which can least afford military action.

        Deal in facts. Not fantasy.

        • Jul 7, 2018 @ 2:24 at 2:24
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          Your information, while correct within an acceptable margin of error, is only a small component in determining if a government’s finances are “at the point of collapse”. According to Forbes; when the question is posited concerning the strength of a nation’s currency, the following response is offered:

          Interest rates. High interest rates help promote a strong currency, because foreign investors can get a higher return by investing in that country. However, the level of interest rates is relative. You’ve probably noticed that interest rates on CDs, savings accounts and money market accounts are very low right now. So are U.S. Treasury bond rates and the U.S. federal funds rate. Ordinarily, this would weaken the U.S. dollar, except for the fact that interest rates behind other major world currencies are also low.

          Economic policies. Tight fiscal discipline and anti-inflationary monetary policies help promote a strong currency. Again, this is all relative–the U.S.has its fiscal problems, but so do many other nations around the world.
          Stability. A strong government with a well-established rule of law and a history of constructive economic policies are the type of things that attract investment and thus promote a strong currency. In the case of the U.S. dollar, its strength is further augmented by the fact that commodities are generally traded in dollars, and many countries use the dollar as a reserve currency.

          Since you are willing to deal in facts, you should go the extra mile. By the way, you posted this exact same response some time ago.

          https://www.forbes.com/sites/moneybuilder/2011/12/01/what-determines-the-strength-of-a-currency/#2533f18a16c6

      • Jul 6, 2018 @ 19:09 at 19:09
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        terrorism existed way before the embassy was moved to Jerusalem! it has nothing to do with that! you think you have the answer for it all. Jordan is not a failed state and the govnt is still in control! the US economy is stronger then russian Mafia state economy! russia cant afford an all out war and would collapse quicker then US would. we all know that russia supports the Evil in this world!

        • Jul 8, 2018 @ 2:13 at 2:13
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          Dude if you were an outsider (from another planet and looking at what has transpired over the last century and this one as well) you would probably come to the conclusion that some US policies have kept this world in a state of confusion and mess. Israel’is screams bomb anytime some one one farts. The Israeli’s think that everyone should back their survival because they are God’s Chosen people and this is their land based on stories that have very little evidence of being true absolutely crazy. Israel and the USA must change

          • Jul 8, 2018 @ 4:36 at 4:36
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            HA! Anonymouse, If Islam was truly “The Religion of Peace”, then Islam would be a World recognized example of Peace. But they’re NOT.

            If Israel was “The Problem”, the Muslims would be living in Peace with NON-Zionists, NON-Israelis, NON-Jews. But they’re NOT.

            Muslims are at War with Bahais, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Zoroastrians AND fellow Muslims (Sunni v Shiite v Wahabbi v Salifi v Al Nusra v Al Shabab v Klingon).

          • Jul 8, 2018 @ 5:32 at 5:32
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            No need for your sophisticated thought experiment.
            According to your friend David Ike
            The reptilians are already working with the Zionists

        • Jul 8, 2018 @ 2:24 at 2:24
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          What is an all out war? The right situation a war would last 24 hours. If the United States tried to break up a Persian Gulf Blockade and Russia and China stepped in the US fleet could be gone within a few hours if the wrong decisions were made. It all has to do with how many Carrier Task force that are thrown in there. Think people However I no that Israei’s do not care they are just thinking day to day to survive. If you survive one more day It was God’s blessing

      • Jul 7, 2018 @ 2:59 at 2:59
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        Pure BS. America can afford more wars than you can imagine, the problem is China not Russia or iran….BTW, southern Israel is not completely burnt and destroyed as you exaggerated, you just write with hate and bias, wait for the next move in the ME and you will shut your ass off.

      • Jul 7, 2018 @ 3:06 at 3:06
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        Solomeo >>> Pure BS. America can afford more wars than you can imagine, the problem is China not Russia or iran….BTW, southern Israel is not completely burnt and destroyed as you exaggerated, you just write with hate and bias, wait for the next move in the ME and you will shut your ass off.

      • Jul 7, 2018 @ 10:02 at 10:02
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        solomeow you pussycat,

        The US and Israel control the skies of Syria.

        Soon the US and Israel will also control the skies of Fascist Iran.

      • Jul 8, 2018 @ 8:10 at 8:10
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        You’re a f…..g retard . You don’t even know your elbow from your ass. I bet you’re a shitty . !!

    • Jul 9, 2018 @ 15:21 at 15:21
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      Wishful thinking. $47billion but with the most powerful weapons systems with the most powerful military in the world. When push comes to shove Russia is 0ver 1000 times bigger than Israel with 8450 nukes that can obliterate Israel and wipe it out of surface of the earth before Israel with its postage-stamped size with mere 80 low yield nukes can do any acceptable damage. I am talking here about survivability in terms of nuclear exchange one-on-one. Go check Russian ICBMs SATAN SS-18 the worlds most powerful ICBM with Over one million megaton yield destructive power. Bulava, Topol-Ms, Yars, Stilletoand Sarmat 200tons monster. Russia can afford to sacrifice 8.54million out of 150million people . Can Israel afford all ofr her 8.5million in just a single strike of her population ? in one-on-one exchange having one missile on each side penetrate their defenses.

      • Jul 11, 2018 @ 19:51 at 19:51
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        wake up and smell the coffee. russia and israel are cooperating, not fighting. now go wipe the drool off your chin, fool.

  • Jul 6, 2018 @ 12:15 at 12:15
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    israel must hit and hit hard- russia can go to hell

    • Jul 6, 2018 @ 16:17 at 16:17
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      israel will hit and crush russian syrian iranian hezbollahs forces very soon

    • Jul 7, 2018 @ 16:08 at 16:08
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      Sure , they control sky of Gaza . Of course they control sky of Iraq . But do they control the sky of all those towns in the south of Israel , that spend at least month of every year in secure rooms ?
      Israel can control everything , probably in some other dimension , but quoting King Salomon , no matter how good you are , you are still not good enough .

  • Jul 6, 2018 @ 12:26 at 12:26
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    The last sentence of this article is the most important: the IDF is caring for 12000 Syrian refugees in Syria!
    Neither the Syrians, Russians, Persians or Hezbollah have any interest in caring for them.
    Wow.

    • Jul 6, 2018 @ 15:48 at 15:48
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      That’s right. They dont give a damn and they are actually creating the problem. No UN ‘outrage” they just ‘expect’ Israel to ‘help’.

    • Jul 7, 2018 @ 3:02 at 3:02
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      True!

    • Jul 7, 2018 @ 13:21 at 13:21
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      These people should be exchanged for the anti-Israel pro-Assad Syrians in the Israeli controlled Golan under cover of this Syrian civil war since Assad is only allowing Syrians that support him in areas that he controls and he is expelling everyone else. Then, they should be exchanged for anti-Israel Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip as well.

  • Jul 6, 2018 @ 12:29 at 12:29
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    So there is a pocket of Islamic fighters that have pledged their allegiance to ISIS, right across the border from Israel and Israel does not have a problem with that?!? Really?!? Let me reiterate this just one more time. Right across the border from Israel there is a pocket of ISIS fighters and Israel has no problem with that?!?! So much so that Israel would even attack those who would try to destroy this ISIS cell?

    WDF?!?

    • Jul 6, 2018 @ 14:10 at 14:10
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      Yes, there are no good sides to this genocide by Islamists and opportunists like Russia. Hezbollah… ISIS, what is the differenc? Israel lives in a neighborhood of fanatic Islamists and killers.

      The only objective that makes sense to me is to keep them all away from Israel and to let the two opposing Islamic sides continue to kill each other until they get too near to civilization and then bomb them. They (Russia, etc.) have had ample warning and know Israel’s existential objectives.

      • Jul 6, 2018 @ 15:41 at 15:41
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        The difference is that the squatter colony loves ISIS, whereas Hizbollah kicks their asses.

        • Jul 6, 2018 @ 21:37 at 21:37
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          What colony do you belong? The colony of America? The colony of the savage terrorists? The colony of France, Britain, Germany, etc. in the EU? The colony of the vicious Islamic colonizers and occupiers?

          There are no Neanderthals left and so all of us are colonizers of one type or another – it is part of the human condition.

          Some colonizers will chew you up and spit you out – those are the colonizers with whom leftists like Obama and Soros identify and want to promote… to empower Islamists to rid the world of their own western civilization colony.

        • Jul 6, 2018 @ 22:50 at 22:50
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          EVERYONE LOVES YOUR SHARMOUTA MOTHER!

        • Jul 11, 2018 @ 19:57 at 19:57
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          “squatter colony”? you mean yarmouk, or is fatah colonizing a new base of operations?

    • Jul 6, 2018 @ 19:23 at 19:23
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      How much free sex has been given to ISIS for all those years?

      The Zionist medics on the border must be limber!

    • Jul 7, 2018 @ 3:31 at 3:31
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      …because the U.S. created ISIS. PLEASE do some reading. Saddam’s old Ba’athist military leadership secretly leads ISIS with money and equipment from CIA. I know this for a fact due to my cousin who was in Iraq when CIA came into to bribe the Sunni tribes to stop blowing up Americans, they did, but the CIA wanted (and wants) to replace Saddam a a bulwark vs. Iran with a Sunni-stan in western Iraq, but more importantly in eastern Syria (due to oil available there). It won’t work but that’s what they’re doing. After President Obomber destroyed Libya, CIA funneled weapons, money and fighters from eastern Libya into Syria, after training from CIA in Qatar, Kuwait, etc. I know several who’ve participated in that training.

      • Jul 11, 2018 @ 20:02 at 20:02
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        rubbish. iraq has a shiite majority, especially if you exclude the kurds. if you don’t even understand the most basic demographics, the rest of your opinion really doesn’t matter, does it?

  • Jul 6, 2018 @ 12:42 at 12:42
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    In the midst of this entire, so well BS adorned, mess one can find some words of wisdom and the right attitude that makes one’s heart go “RIGHT!!”
    (Don’t fail to visit the links. Good stuff there!)

    https://www.israelrising.com/israel-victory-initiative-quo-vadis/

    Martin Sherman is better than good. Israel needs more like him.

  • Jul 6, 2018 @ 13:44 at 13:44
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    War is coming, maybe in seconds, minutes, hours or days.
    It will come.
    The wait till the soccer championship is over.

    • Jul 6, 2018 @ 14:07 at 14:07
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      Indeed , sooner or later the big clash is coming.War is nasty and ugly but sometimes necassary.Don”t trust Russia ( tank(s) with Russia flags are rolling towards Jordan”s border.Next stop…).

      • Jul 6, 2018 @ 20:07 at 20:07
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        PuTiN is the messiah of Jordan.

  • Jul 6, 2018 @ 14:17 at 14:17
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    The sooner isreal & u.s.a realise putin cant be trusted.. talking out off both sides off his mouth the better.. then kick his ass

    • Jul 6, 2018 @ 14:39 at 14:39
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      AS soon as Russia and the rest of the world realize that the United States and Israel are the enemies of peace, the US will leave the Middle East and Israel will be shut off and change regimes, there will never be peace.

      • Jul 6, 2018 @ 15:04 at 15:04
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        To the know nothing- fool professor: You should contact the world’s leaders. I’m sure they care about your worthless opinion. lol

      • Jul 6, 2018 @ 15:12 at 15:12
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        No-knowledge doofus: You must have studied under all the most vile antisemitic propagandists and pro-terrorists.

      • Jul 6, 2018 @ 22:51 at 22:51
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        KNOWLEDGEABLE AZZHOLE.

      • Jul 7, 2018 @ 3:12 at 3:12
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        professor you live in a liberal academic dream world never had a real job or served your country in the military in other words play with the school children first learn how to wipe your ass without mommy

        • Jul 8, 2018 @ 2:18 at 2:18
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          I WAS PROBABLY YOUR COMMANDING OFFICER IF YOU SERVED UP UNTIL 1986

          • Jul 8, 2018 @ 4:42 at 4:42
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            Your inability to COMMAND the shift key properly demonstrates your low abilities.

          • Jul 24, 2018 @ 7:33 at 7:33
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            SO YOU STICK WITH THAT STORY THE JERK KIDS WILL SWALLOW ANYTHING YOU SAY GENERAL OF THE HIGH SCHOOL JANITOR NIGHT SHIFT

      • Jul 24, 2018 @ 16:53 at 16:53
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        Agree. Israel MUST shut off.

        You CANNOT be a jewish state with ass fucking homosexuals in the holy land and at the same time letting ISIS on the border with no problem and at the same time paying and rescuing terrorist and at the same time being a stealer and a murderer.

        ISIS-RAEL is a GAY state. NOT A JEWISH STATE.

  • Jul 6, 2018 @ 15:17 at 15:17
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    It is one thing for Assad, Iran and Russia to fool the Syrian rebels with a phony deescalation agreement in southwest Syria, but it is another thing to also try to fool the United States, Jordan and Israel at the same time regarding the same agreement. All Putin can be trusted with is telling lies. The sooner everyone realizes that Assad staying in Syria means Iran staying in Syria, the better, since the best way of dealing with this is to better arm and support the Syrian opposition. Russia is not going to make Hezbollah and Iran leave Syria since Iran is Russia’s paymaster in Syria. No hired help, if he wants to continued being paid, is going to tell his payer to get lost. BIBI just doesn’t get it because he is blinded by his infatuation with Putin.

    • Jul 11, 2018 @ 20:13 at 20:13
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      the syrian opposition is close to extinction. russia isn’t in syria for assad’s benefit, or to serve iran, but for the mediterranean seaport at latakia(?). the russian expeditionary force has enough firepower to beat the rebels, who have no planes or anti-aircraft weapons, but wouldn’t last a day against an all-out israeli attack. and neither would the iranians in syria.

      the real question is hezbollah’s 150,000 rockets aimed at israel from lebanon. a full blown war would mean the idf would have to neutralize them completely and quickly.

  • Jul 6, 2018 @ 16:10 at 16:10
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    looser russia has losen in syria . very soon it will be the end of russian forces when they will violate the red line. it will be the end of russian syrian iranians forces they will crushed defintively . in syria russia army is in weak position

  • Jul 6, 2018 @ 16:40 at 16:40
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    Thank goodness the Russians are there the US or the Israelis will dial it down or do they support terrorists?

  • Jul 6, 2018 @ 18:30 at 18:30
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    Nevertheless PA must sign the peace, free the South West Bank and the occupied Gaza, and hand over for trial all Hamas. The Arab League shall pay reparations for both Iraelis and Palis.

  • Jul 6, 2018 @ 19:19 at 19:19
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    What does Mossad hate more? Free Speech, or a fair fight.

    Keep censoring, you pathetic cowards.

    Much as you hope, you can’t disappear the truth by killing kite-flyers!

    • Jul 11, 2018 @ 20:15 at 20:15
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      loser.

  • Jul 6, 2018 @ 19:49 at 19:49
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    May Israel destroy Syrian, Hezbollah, Iranian, and Russian Nazi forces!

    • Jul 7, 2018 @ 5:29 at 5:29
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      Israel will not be destroying Syria, Iran, Russia or Hezbollah nor will the United States. The rebels will be crushed and that’s that.

  • Jul 6, 2018 @ 20:22 at 20:22
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    “Gog and Magog” final Account has commenced – on schedule…

    • Jul 6, 2018 @ 20:35 at 20:35
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      Yes and how many Israeli’s die and then they are put under the rule of the Anti
      Christ and no one will survive or live unless the Messiah returns

  • Jul 6, 2018 @ 20:42 at 20:42
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    We in Magog are upset by the mistreatment of Gog. We pray to Moloch for the fires to be restored but alas the Lord of hosts blocks our prayers to hell. We only want flesh and in democracy we should have that right to worship freely our deeply held beliefs of Moloch. Sincerely, The United for Gog. p.s. see you in hell

  • Jul 6, 2018 @ 20:43 at 20:43
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    Perhaps the USA is more concerned about enforcing the sanctions on Iran, Iran can block the Persian Gulf for a while. If Russia really supports them all out The US is in serious trouble. the Bible says that during the GOG of Magog war. God causes an Earth Quake in Northern Israel or they would be overrun. That could be an actual
    earthquake or a Battlefield nuke.

    • Jul 6, 2018 @ 22:52 at 22:52
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      PROFESSOR KNOWNOTHING AZZHOLE.

    • Jul 6, 2018 @ 23:54 at 23:54
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      The earthquake is world wide not just northern Israel. ROSH will invade Israel on its way to Egypt. Then it will return to set up in Jerusalem. Then Israel’s Messiah will cause this earthquake and volcanic activity,and the Northern Confederacy will be destroyed on the mountains of Israel. It will take Israel 7 month to bury whatever the birds and beasts leave, which will be mostly skeletons. It will take 7 years to get rid of the invading army weapons.
      “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem” (King David)

  • Jul 7, 2018 @ 1:24 at 1:24
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    There was an earthquake in northern iL 4.5
    Wow
    Prophecy
    Google and magoogle will record my stupid comment for evvvvveeeeeerrrrrr

  • Jul 7, 2018 @ 3:26 at 3:26
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    1,200 meters? Just let them in, Israel. They won’t hurt you, they just want to get to know you better.

  • Jul 7, 2018 @ 16:45 at 16:45
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    Seems strange that Israel and its Daddy seem to be supporting ISIS, and Islamic whatever? Also strange that they seem to be so bold as to what goes on with the Syrian army that is the only one killing terrorists with Russian help the world owes Russia a debt of gratitude with out it Israel and its Daddy would be running roughshod over everything and making a bigger mess than they already have by supporting terrorists?

  • Jul 7, 2018 @ 23:14 at 23:14
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    It is a disappointing end to the six-year war.Americans pretend to get involved.Pitiful!

    • Jul 8, 2018 @ 6:21 at 6:21
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      The Yanks are pretty good at 40,000 ft. Not so much on the ground. Wars are not won in the stratosphere but were lost on the grounds of Iraq and Afghanistan where the Yanks were solidly defeated.

      • Jul 8, 2018 @ 11:30 at 11:30
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        you seem to have your finger on the pulse…

        ‘Yea, Egyptians [Goyim] are vanity, and in vain do help, Therefore I have cried concerning this: ‘Their strength is to sit still.’

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  • Jul 9, 2018 @ 0:56 at 0:56
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    Defense budgets are at best BS. As usual they are for local consumption and international assessment.
    There is plenty of dollars in reserve weaponry to establish national goals. I believe all are trying for cease fire.
    Palestine is perhaps best absorbed by its neighbors

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