Tony Greenstein | 24 August 2015 | Post Views:

US F-16 fighter jet
It’s strange that this hasn’t been reported
anywhere in the British media.  An Israeli
F-16 was shot down over Syria.  It had
been engaged in bombing the Syrian army i.e. in support of the Islamist and Al
Qaeda al-Nusra groups that they pretend not to support.  Israel is openly attacking the Syrian regime,
on behalf of its Saudi and Turkish friends and has now paid a heavy price.

Hopefully we will see more Israeli planes shot
down if they engage in similar attacks. 
After all there is a War on Terror!!

Tony Greenstein
Downed warplane

Map of Syrian defence installations

GR Editor’s Note:
The shooting down of an Israeli warplane by Syria has not been reported by
Western and Israeli media sources. According to Sputnik, on August 21, “the
Israeli Air Force resumed airstrikes on Western Syria, targeting a
government army base at Khan Al-Sheih in Damascus province and
another in the al-Quneitra province after a six-hour halt
in attacks that followed their multiple air raids over the Golan

News Agency (FNA)
also confirmed the Israeli attacks and the shooting down
of an Israeli fighter plane

The Syrian air defense system shot down an Israeli warplane violating the
Arab country’s air space.
The Israeli fighter jet was targeted over the city of Al-Quneitra on Friday.

Israel regularly violates the Syrian airspace and it launches missile
attacks against the Arab country.
On Friday, the Israeli Air Force resumed airstrikes on Western Syria,
targeting Brigade 68 Base in Khan Al-Sheih in Damascus province and Brigade 90
Base in the al-Quneitra province after a six hour halt in attacks that followed
their multiple air raids over the Golan Heights.
*     *     *
Yesterday, Friday, August 21, 2015 in the early hours, Damascus time, an
Israeli US made F-16 fighter-bomber, flew into Syrian airspace brazenly and
fired at Brigade 68 and, then, turned and flew back toward Brigade 90 in
Qunaytra in order to insure a safe landing in occupied Palestine if the
aircraft was struck.  It was struck.  An SA-9 from the Iftiraas Air
Defense Base and an SA-2 near the Khalkhaala AB were
fired.  But, the technical wizardry was most on display when an S-300
(SA-10 “Grumble) super-air-defense missile was fired from the Republican Guard
base near the Mazza AB at the foot of Qaasiyoon Mountain
west of Damascus.  This was done so that the F-16’s electronic countermeasures
would first fix on the SA-2 and SA-9 while the S-300 plowed forward to
exterminate the vermin inside the Israeli aircraft.   The S-300
vaporized the Israeli bomber.  No evidence was seen of the pilot
ejecting.  Instead, eyewitness accounts described a ball of fire over the
Golan and the remains scattering into the air over the Huleh Valley
in Palestine.
Also, the Israelis lost 2 helicopters while flying missions over the Golan
Heights in an effort to bolster the sagging morale of the Takfiri rats of Nusra/Alqaeda and Al-Ittihaad
Al-Islaami li-Ajnaad Al-Shaam.
   The 2 helicopters went down
over the area near Qunaytra City and were reportedly shot down by shoulder
fired, heat-seeking missiles deployed throughout the Syrian Army.

Syria’s Right to Self Defense

It had to happen, sooner or later.  The seeming diffidence of the
Syrian brass had to transform into a bolder and more pugnacious articulation of
Syria’s right to self-defense.  With Russia now inevitably bound to the
Syrian government for reasons discussed at length on our website; and Iran, now
dazzled by a new role to play in regional politics;  the green light
turned on, finally, with Moscow withdrawing all restrictions on the use of
advanced weaponry sold to the Syrian military.  If you want to know what
the former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Martin Dempsey, meant when he told
Congress Syria had a “robust air defense system”, the Zionists just found out
for themselves.

Yesterday, there was despondence after Israel assaulted Qunaytra and killed
civilians seated in a public vehicle.  The Israelis also killed one Syrian
soldier and wounded several others in the Brigade 68 base.

Via Wikimapia:

But, the Syrian Army Chief of Staff, in consultation with the president and
the Defense Minister, had no intention of letting this episode slide by
especially in light of President Putin’s recent meeting with the Turkish
ambassador in Moscow during which he flatly told the diplomat that relations
with Turkey would be severed if Erdoghan did not stop supporting
terrorism.  It also came just after Sergei Lavrov called the Saudi foreign
minister an “imbecile” just as the latter was renouncing any intention to treat
with the Syrian government.  There is a new belligerency in both Moscow
and Teheran and it is being translated into action over Syria.

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