According to Moscow, Russia's Air Force and Navy launched a “large-scale” operation against “terrorists” in the Syrian provinces of Idlib and Homs Tuesday, 15 November. In fact, the new offense is fairly low key. Israel's intelligence news service, DEBKAfile, explains.
Yesterday and today, Russia lit a number of fuses in the complicated powder keg in Syria. Explosions, hopefully kept under control, are set for sometime tonight or early tomorrow. With assurances from Russia's PM Medvedev, Jerusalem is keeping a careful watch.
A high ranking Iranian official states that his country's missiles are being manufactured in several Middle East countries. Why? To address "the Israeli threat."
Political maneuverings in the international arena almost always means bloodshed. Rarely however, if ever, have internal US politics so openly competed with the blood of foreign combatants. But according to Israeli intelligence source, that is exactly what is happening today.
Genuine warmth between Israel's leaders and visiting Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev did not provoke Jerusalem to compromise the nation's mandate to defend itself. Just the opposite. "We are determined to do two things," Netanyahu told Mevedev.