Syria – Is War With Israel Imminent (Updated)?
Around 6 am GMT the Syrian air defense shot downed an Israeli fighter jet that was attacking the country. There is now the chance that a larger war will ensue. (The whole story behind this will surely be covered in Elijah Magnier’s upcoming book on Hizbullah.)
[This is a developing story that will be updated below as new information comes in. – The latest update (below) is a video interview with Elijah Magnier on the implications of today’s developments.]
This escalation comes after a series of recent provocations against the Russian forces in Syria, yesterday’s U.S. attack on Syrian forces, last week’s Israeli threats against Lebanon and dozens of Israeli air attacks on alleged Hizbullah or Iranian installations in Syria.
Tonight’s events developed after Israel shot down what it called an “Iranian drone” allegedly in air space over the Israel occupied Syrian Golan Heights. Syria denies that its drone violated Israeli air space. Israel then attacked ground targets in Syria. One attacking Israeli F-16 fighter jet was taken down by Syrian air defense. The pilot ejected and parachuted into Israeli territory. He is wounded but survived. It is the first downing of an Israeli jet by Syrian air defense since 1982! Further Israeli “retaliation” followed. This is another paragraph in the long history of Israeli aggression against Syria.
Today’s development as covered in Eljiah Magnier’s timeline (emphasis added):
Elijah J. Magnier @ejmalrai – 5:06 AM – 10 Feb 2018
Missiles launched over #Damascus; Rockets over the Golan Heights and a drone downed over #Israel: all in the last hour.
Israel said it is “an #Iranian drone”. If that is the case, it is a “forced reconnaissance” to exhaust the Israeli defence system, #Hezbollah’s style.
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