[Update 12 am GMT]
The parties are now deescalating. In the last round Israel claimed to have hit several Syrian air-defense positions and "Hizbullah depots" while Syria claimed to have shot down more incoming missiles. Israel signaled that it is not interested in further escalation and Russia called for both sides to calm down. There has been no statement from Washington.
If this outcome persists we can state that there are now new "rules of engagement" and new "red lines". Further Israeli attacks on Syria will be responded to by effective means. The Russian officers who are co-located with the Syrian air defense will not intervene to Israel's advantage. That fact is in itself a message from Moscow to Israel to stop its open and its clandestine provocations.
[Update: 1:30 pm GMT]
Elijah J. Magnier @ejmalrai - 1:03 PM - 10 Feb 2018
This is the end of it guys: #Israel decided to stand down and de-escalate. #Russia received an Israeli request to mediate to stop the escalation. Israel has lost the first battle against #Damascus when Syria was ready, after eliminating ISIS in central Syria
Commander in #Syria confirmed to me: It was not an S-200 that hit the F-16. "It was a prepared ambushed". Read more tomorrow via @AlraiMediaGroup
[Update: 7:00 pm GMT]
[Ron: Oh! The horror! Kvetch! Kvetch! Ve' were only using 8 planes to bomb targets in the middle of sovereign Syria and the perfidious Syrians shot down one of our planes! And almost "holocausted" two of our pilots in the process! Oh the horror! The Amerikkans, Germans and Poles will have to pay us reparations for another 70 years...!
This marks the end of the Judaic Empire Pilgrims.].
Elijah just gave an interview (video) to 108morris about the implications of today's development.
Posted by b on February 10, 2018 at 04:29 AM
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