from Moon of Alabama (they came to the same conclusion I did in my video)
Yesterday Turkey and Russia agreed on a further de-escalation in Idelb province in Syria (see the update here).
This agreement takes away the chance of an imminent wider war in which
the U.S. and some of its allies would use a fake 'chemical attack' as a
pretext to launch missiles against a large number of Syrian government
targets and military positions.
A peaceful solution of the Idleb situation is unsatisfying for
Israel. The successful Syrian defeat of the Jihadi enemy inside the
country would allow Syria and its allies to concentrate their forces
against Israel. Israel wants the Syrian government destroyed and the
country in chaos.
On Sunday September 16 Israel hit
an Iranian Boeing 747 fright plane at Damascus airport. The plane
allegedly carried an Iranian copy of the Russian S-300 long range air
defense System for the Syrian army.
On Monday around 10:00pm local time 4 F-16 jets of the Israeli
airforce coming from the sea launched missiles against at least three
targets on Syria's coast. The strike came only hours after Israel
released satellite images of what it called "strategic targets" in Syria. The integrated Syrian and Russian air-defenses responded.
The Israeli air force had warned the Russian forces in Syria only one
minute before the strike. A Russian IL-20 electronic warfare airplane
(red line) was preparing to land at the Russian airport near Latakia
just as the Israeli attack (blue) happened...
[read more here]