The Damascus Airport Is Closed

 

A Syrian pro-government newspaper says Syria has suspended all flights to and from Damascus International Airport after an Israeli airstrike hit an area close to the facility.

The south runway was heavily damaged last year in a previous airstrike and still is out of service. The Friday airstrike hit three Iranian Militia arms depots located at or bordering the Damascus Airport. The north runway was damaged in Friday’s attack as well as the observation tower.

The Israeli Defense Forces have not commented on the strikes. The IDF, unlike some officials in the United States who cannot wait to get in front of a camera rarely comment on military actions, nor do they make idle threats.

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  1. Barfly Member
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    Counting dominos: Russia has its paw stuck in a Tar Baby conflict on the border with Europe. Iran’s nuclear weapons project has reached breakout. The United States is internally compromised following a sham election. 

    What is next? I don’t think it’ll be Taiwan yet.

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  2. cdor Member
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    Barfly (View Comment):

    Counting dominos: Russia has its paw stuck in a Tar Baby conflict on the border with Europe. Iran’s nuclear weapons project has reached breakout. The United States is internally compromised following a sham election.

    What is next? I don’t think it’ll be Taiwan yet.

    I hope you are right.

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  3. Doug Watt Moderator
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    The Israeli government is well aware of how close Iran is to producing a nuclear bomb. Putin had to apologize to Israel for his Foreign Minister’s (Lavrov) remarks that Hitler had Jewish roots. Israel ramped up military aid to Ukraine as a result of those remarks.

    There are internal problems in Iran. There have been demonstrations in Iran and the chant; Death to the US and Israel has been replaced by; Death to the Mullahs.

    The Turkish government is claiming that they stopped an Iranian plot to target Jews in Turkey.

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  4. Dave of Barsham Member
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    Barfly (View Comment):

    Counting dominos: Russia has its paw stuck in a Tar Baby conflict on the border with Europe. Iran’s nuclear weapons project has reached breakout. The United States is internally compromised following a sham election.

    What is next? I don’t think it’ll be Taiwan yet.

    I’ve heard somewhere (trying to remember where) that due to how rough the sea is between mainland China and Taiwan during certain parts of the year, any attempt to land troops en masse would have to happen in April or October (or there abouts). So we have something to look forward to.

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  5. ctlaw Coolidge
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    Doug Watt (View Comment):
    The Turkish government is claiming that they stopped an Iranian plot to target Jews in Turkey.

    Israeli government

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  6. cdor Member
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    ctlaw (View Comment):

    Doug Watt (View Comment):
    The Turkish government is claiming that they stopped an Iranian plot to target Jews in Turkey.

    Israeli government

    ???

    Are you referring to the source of Doug’s info? I would love to know that, if you would please, @dougwatt

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  7. Percival Thatcher
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    cdor (View Comment):

    ctlaw (View Comment):

    Doug Watt (View Comment):
    The Turkish government is claiming that they stopped an Iranian plot to target Jews in Turkey.

    Israeli government

    ???

    Are you referring to the source of Doug’s info? I would love to know that, if you would please, @ dougwatt

    The Jerusalem Post is reporting that KAN, a  Turkish “news source” in a country that jails j0urnalists, have reported that the Turkish government has stopped a plot. As all “news” in Turkey is cleared with the government, it is the government that is saying it.

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  8. cdor Member
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    Percival (View Comment):

    cdor (View Comment):

    ctlaw (View Comment):

    Doug Watt (View Comment):
    The Turkish government is claiming that they stopped an Iranian plot to target Jews in Turkey.

    Israeli government

    ???

    Are you referring to the source of Doug’s info? I would love to know that, if you would please, @ dougwatt

    The Jerusalem Post is reporting that KAN, a Turkish “news source” in a country that jails j0urnalists, have reported that the Turkish government has stopped a plot. As all “news” in Turkey is cleared with the government, it is the government that is saying it.

    Thanks and excuse me while I clear my throat.

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  9. Doug Watt Moderator
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    cdor (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    cdor (View Comment):

    ctlaw (View Comment):

    Doug Watt (View Comment):
    The Turkish government is claiming that they stopped an Iranian plot to target Jews in Turkey.

    Israeli government

    ???

    Are you referring to the source of Doug’s info? I would love to know that, if you would please, @ dougwatt

    The Jerusalem Post is reporting that KAN, a Turkish “news source” in a country that jails j0urnalists, have reported that the Turkish government has stopped a plot. As all “news” in Turkey is cleared with the government, it is the government that is saying it.

    Thanks and excuse me while I clear my throat.

    Reading between the lines I suspect that Israeli intelligence rather than informing the media approached the Turkish government to inform them of the Iranian plan to target Jews in Turkey. The Turkish government took action to stop the plan and decided to provide a terse announcement through Turkish media. The Iranian government should draw the conclusion that Turkey is not going to allow Iran to conduct terrorist operations in Turkey.

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  10. ctlaw Coolidge
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    Percival (View Comment):

    cdor (View Comment):

    ctlaw (View Comment):

    Doug Watt (View Comment):
    The Turkish government is claiming that they stopped an Iranian plot to target Jews in Turkey.

    Israeli government

    ???

    Are you referring to the source of Doug’s info? I would love to know that, if you would please, @ dougwatt

    The Jerusalem Post is reporting that KAN, a Turkish “news source” in a country that jails j0urnalists, have reported that the Turkish government has stopped a plot. As all “news” in Turkey is cleared with the government, it is the government that is saying it.

    KAN is Israeli. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kan_11 

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  11. Percival Thatcher
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    ctlaw (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    cdor (View Comment):

    ctlaw (View Comment):

    Doug Watt (View Comment):
    The Turkish government is claiming that they stopped an Iranian plot to target Jews in Turkey.

    Israeli government

    ???

    Are you referring to the source of Doug’s info? I would love to know that, if you would please, @ dougwatt

    The Jerusalem Post is reporting that KAN, a Turkish “news source” in a country that jails j0urnalists, have reported that the Turkish government has stopped a plot. As all “news” in Turkey is cleared with the government, it is the government that is saying it.

    KAN is Israeli. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kan_11

    Ah! Thank you.  I should have checked that.

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  12. I Walton Member
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    Israeli and the Muslims may be the only ones with survival roots. The US  will just stop growing and suffer modest decline until the Democrats steal the next election, then deceleration will be precipitous.    Israel will have a real economy, who knows what the Chinese will do, probably play cautiously until it’s clear the US is on its way out, maybe they’ll just help the muslims attack Israel.  None of us can fully grasp what happens to the world if it doesn’t have the US to compete with and to exercise some imperfect leadership.  What we know is how tops behave and how little they understand as the Democrats take over and try to run the US  top down.  All these super wired efficient top down falling cost companies will do well, compete with each other and everybody else, and learn too late that they’re killing themselves by killing everything else.  

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  13. Ammo.com Member
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    At least this way more people will get the Damascus Road experience.

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