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Russia says Syria shot down more than half of missiles fired by Israel
Reuters, Alexandra Lukash, Elior Levy
Published: 10.05.18, 12:32
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1. Nice job. Too soft on Hamas.
Sam ,   Montreal   (05.10.18)
2. Who cares
Rami ,   Helsinki   (05.10.18)
Israel destroyed all of the radar sites close to Golan. This means that anyone of your shia buddies will be fried if they come close to Golan. Tovarich, please explain to Nashrallah what a radar is. Bibi and Lieberman need to lure as many shia militants as they can to a Golan trap. Assad air force or what is left of it can't patrol in Golan around the clock.
3. Easy to de-escalate-IRAN GET OUT OF SYRIA.It will deescalate
Alan   (05.10.18)
4. More Russian lies....
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (05.10.18)
5. The War
Martin Alan Baker ,   Philadelphia   (05.10.18)
And so The War begins. God's blessing on the nation of Israel in the endeavor. There is no justification for Iran's anti-Israel hatred; not in the Koran which its leaders allegedly represent, nor political, economic, or martial. Iran simply represents an age-old evil. It was thwarted by Esther, her courage and prayer; it was defeated with the fall of the National Socialists in Germany and its head will be thoroughly crushed when this conflict is ended.

This is not to say difficulties won't arise. Russia's damage assessment is indicative of where it stands in the prospective escalation.
But despite its sophisticated weaponry Russia has chosen its ally foolishly. Because this conflict isn't about military hardware, strategy, or political will. It is about right and wrong. It is about choosing to defy the God of Israel who is neither fictional nor irrelevant to the workings of the world.

All war has its costs and this will be no different. But support for the Prime Minister, and the IDF should not flag. Partisan politics should take a serious hiatus. And at this conflict's end Israel will emerge an even stronger nation.
6. I have a bridge for sale too
Gee ,   Zikron Yaakov   (05.10.18)
Am willing to bet that not a single Israeli missile was hit and that as usual the Russians are lying to save face
7. netanyahu-do not ask putin for permission
igor   (05.10.18)
netanyahu- do not ask putin for permission to hit at will. that is an Israeli soverign decision. Putin is partly in bed with syria and iran. israel has to do waht it has to do. it may even go up against putin if russia gets in the way.

putin knows very well what iran is up to. stop kissing putin's ass. you are harming israeli deterrrence every time you ask putin for permission. stop kissing his rear end.
8. "we shot down 200% of the Israeli missiles!!"
David ,   Hartford USA   (05.11.18)
Between the Russians and the Syrians, I just don't know who to believe!

I guess the world learned a big military secret: after dark, Russia turns off all the anti-aircraft defenses and goes home for night, leaving the Iranians and Syrians to man inoperable equipment. What's really amazing is that the Iranians didn't even know it.

You have to love Putin. He plays Iran like a Stradivarius.
9. "Russia says Syria shot down more than half of missiles....
Alexander ,   Tel Aviv   (05.11.18)
....fired by Israel."

I have two comments on that:

1) So why did Israel according to Avigdor Lieberman destroy most of the Iranian infrastructure in Syria?

2) Didn't Russia say the EXACT SAME THING when USA, UK and France fired missiles at Syria a few weeks ago?
10. Wow Russia shot 71 missiles LOL
lal ram ,   Wolverhampton, UK   (05.13.18)
Wow Russia shot down 71 missiles, when israel only fired 60. Something does not add up. Why are the build up reputation on lies. Some media is saying they shot down more than half. Russia military hardware looks good on paper but its crap. If they were comparing their hardware with Iran I might have somewhat have believed, both are past masters at lying, but when they compare their hardware with Israel the only superpower in the middle-east they make me laugh. Israel is the most advanced technological in the world.
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