Today, Israel yet again attacked Syria in the cowardly despicable way. This time the provocation happened just a few kilometres away from the Russian naval base! This must be viewed as the most open to date attempt by the American-Israeli axis to provoke WWIII.
The attack was performed in such a way, that the Russian IL-20 military turbo-prop plane came into the cross-fire from the Syria air defences. In short, Israel used the Russian pilots as a human shield for their sneak attack on the Syrian infrastructure.
An important note: This Israeli aggression comes just as Putin and Orban were holding talks in Moscow. The previous time Israel attacked and bombed Syria was on the 9th of May – The Victory day, just as Netanyaho was duplicitly sitting at the parade in Moscow.
Adding insult to injury, Israel is laying blame for the Russian pilots’ death on the victim of their pirate attack – on Syria! It’s akin to a rapist accusing their victim for dressing too prettily…
The current status, is that Russia is attempting to avoid starting WWIII though diplomacy. However, knowing how the Turkish provocation a few years back went, Israel will be in a lot of pain for this vile act, not speaking of the ongoing Israeli holocaust of the Palestinians, which Israel has yet still to atone for.
Rest in peace, brave Russian pilots. You will be avenged. As the WWII memorial slogan goes:
No One’s Forgotten. Nothing’s Forgotten.
Russian Il-20 downed by Syrian missile after Israeli F-16s used it as cover during attack – MoD
“The Israeli pilots used the Russian plane as cover and set it up to be targeted by the Syrian air defense forces. As a consequence, the Il-20, which has radar cross-section much larger than the F-16, was shot down by an S-200 system missile,” the statement said, adding that 15 Russian military service members have died as a result.
The Russian ministry said the Israelis must have known that the Russian plane was present in the area, but this did not stop them from executing “the provocation.” Israel also failed to warn Russia about the planned operation in advance. The warning came just a minute before the attack started, which “did not leave time to move the Russian plane to a safe area,” the statement said.
‘You are to blame for downing of Il-20 and death of its crew,’ Russia tells Israel
Shoigu reiterated that Israel failed to notify Russia of the impending attack in a way that would have given its military an opportunity to move the Il-20 out of harm’s way. Instead, the warning came just one minute before the Israeli F-16 fighter jets launched their attack.
“The blame for the downing of the Russian plane and the deaths of its crew members lies squarely on the Israeli side,” the Minister Shoigu said. “The actions of the Israeli military were not in keeping with the spirit of the Russian-Israeli partnership, so we reserve the right to respond.”
Will Russia-Israel ties suffer after downing of Il-20 military plane off Syrian coast?
But the raid on Latakia and the collateral damage in the form of a downed Russian military plane can inflict grave damage on relations between Israel and Russia. Moscow may perceive it as a violation of this agreement or even a premeditated demonstration that Russia’s help to rebuild Syrian air defenses poses a threat to Russia itself, the expert told RT. “Israel takes a serious risk here, because it needs this gentlemen’s agreement more than we do, especially now that the war winds down.”
But it’s exactly that! The US-Israeli axis does not want this war – in which they invested so much – to wind down without getting control of the Syrian oil resources and fracturing of the Syrian state, and ultimately getting at Russia yet from another angle of attack.