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Israeli Accusations of Spy Drone Dismissed by Syria/Iran Coalition as False
According to the Joint Operations Room consisting of the allies Syria, Iran, Russia and Hezbollah, the drone downed by Israel wasn't in their airspace. The drone was only used to collect intel on ISIS/ISIL terrorists who are located in eastern Syria. The JOR nations warn Israel not to engage in any further aggression against Syria.
"TEHRAN (FNA)- The Joint Operations Room run by the allied forces of Syria, Hezbollah, Iran and Russia, rejected claims that the drone downed by the Israeli forces earlier today was flying over the occupied territories, warning Tel Aviv of retaliatory response to any more aggression.
The Joint Operations Room announced in a statement on Saturday that the Israeli fighter jets targeted a drone base at T4 airbase in Eastern Homs in Central Syria, adding that the drones play an important role in collecting intelligence on terrorist groups, specially the ISIL, and cleansing Eastern Syria from militants.
"The enemy's claims that the drone has entered the airspace of occupied Palestine are sheer lies," it added.
"The Zionist regime and the occupier Americans play an important role in supporting the terrorist groups in Syria. The US occupiers still provide the ISIL needs and they transfer the ISIL terrorists from the Eastern banks of the Euphrates to their base in Tanf and their suspicious bases in Iraq," the statement said.
The Joint Operations Room stressed that "any new aggression by the Zionist regime will be responded crushingly and seriously", lauding the Syrian army's efforts to confront Israel's clear aggression.
Meantime, Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami also stated earlier today that Iran does not confirm any report by Tel Aviv, including its report on downing an Iranian drone, as Israel is the source of fake news.
"We don’t confirm any news by Israel. If the Syrians confirm, we will confirm too; because the Israelis are liars," General Salami said on Saturday when asked by reporters about Israeli officials' claim about downing an Iranian drone at the border between Syria and the territories occupied by Israel.
"We have no military presence in Syria and we are present in Syria for an advisory role and the presence of the Syrian army to defend their territories is adequate," he added.
Elsewhere, General Salami blasted the US deployment in Syria as "illegitimate", warning that the American forces should leave the region before sustaining a defeat.
A Syrian media outlet reported on Saturday that the country's Air Defense Units targeted an Israeli warplane after it raided the Syrian Army positions in the Central part of Syria.
The state-run SANA news agency quoted a field source as saying that an Israeli warplanes embarked on targeting a military base of the Syrian Army in Central part of the country on Saturday morning, adding that the Syrian air defense units tracked the warplanes and targeted more then one of them.
In the meantime, an Israeli media source reported that one of the Israeli jets was downed in al-Jalil region in Northern occupied Palestine by the Syrian air defense units' fire in the occupied Golan region.
Also, the Arabic-website of Russia's Sputnik quoted Spokesman for the Israeli Army Avikhai Adra'ei as saying that the Syrian air defense units targeted an Israeli F16 fighter jet in Northern part of Palestine, adding that the downed warplane's pilots are alive and in good health condition.
The Israeli spokesman further claimed that an Iranian drone entered airspace of the occupied Palestine, but an Israeli combat helicopter targeted it. Iranian officials have rejected the claim.
In the meantime, other sources said that the two pilots of the down Israeli jet were injured and one of them is in critical condition.
Some sources reported that the badly inured pilot was wounded before ejecting form the warplane.
Damascus stressed on Thursday that the repeated Israeli attacks on Syria are a continuation of Israel’s aggressive approach represented by supporting terrorist groups to prolong the crisis in Syria and to raise the morale of the terrorists.
In a letter sent to the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the UN Security Council, Syria's Foreign Ministry stressed that the continuation of Israel’s attacks only serves to support terrorist groups and to prolong the crisis in Syria.
"The government of the Syrian Arab Republic reiterates its warning to Israel on the serious repercussions of its attacks on Syria, its continued support for armed terrorist organizations, and its continued occupation of the Arab territories, including the occupied Syrian Golan, and it holds Israel fully responsible for that,” it said.
It further went on to condemn the Tel Aviv regime's latest attack in which Israeli aircraft launched missiles from the Lebanese airspace on an area in Damascus countryside.
The letter noted that the attack coincides with "the launching of more than 1,000 rockets and mortar rounds during the past few days on neighborhoods, suburbs, diplomatic missions, service facilities, and churches in Damascus and other cities, where dozens of civilians were killed and hundreds others were wounded, most of them women and children."
The letter concluded by calling on the UN and the Security Council to condemn such actions and to take firm and immediate measures to halt those attacks.
During the past few years, Israel has frequently attacked military targets in Syria in what is considered as an attempt to prop up terrorist groups that have been suffering heavy defeats against Syrian government forces.
On several occasions, the Syrian army has confiscated Israeli-made arms and military equipment from militants fighting pro-Damascus forces. Israel has also been providing medical treatment to the extremist militants wounded in Syria."
Additional Commentary from Green Liberty Party founder Mark Paul Miller;
At times like this it seems like global communism would solve alot of problems with reoccurring militarism and conflict. National boundaries would be dissolved and everyone would exist in their natural state of nurtured, protected, free and liberated humans. The government would exist only to provide basic needs in the form of a universal cost of living benefits and to ensure general public safety. The Third International or COMINTERN first had this concept prior to the rise of the Nazis [who were funded in large part by U.S. and German capitalist interests (Rockefeller, Ford, Thyssen-Krupp, etc...)]. Desperate to grasp their waning power, these unethical capitalists sent large sums of money and vehicles to support the Nazi regime. Their fear was the growing popular support for COMINTERN's ideals of global egalitarianism, so the wealthy elites supported Hitler and helped create the Holocaust and WW2. It was only with help from communist leader Stalin that the capitalist Allied nations were able to defeat the monster Hitler that the capitalists helped create.
In the modern times the negative aspects of Stalinist communism (gulags, police state, etc...) could be countered by a libertarian wing that prevents the government from being too heavy handed with the population they are supposed to be serving. Obviously if the state that is supposed to protect and nurture the people becomes their prison warden the positive ideals of Marx and Engels are not being met.
This is what the Green Liberty Party seeks to do, merge the benefits of a socialist safety net with the freedoms of a libertarian democracy. Though it seems contradictory, there is no reason that a cost of living safety net cannot coexist with nearly unlimited freedoms of earning and saving potential. If this works in the U.S., it can also work internationally. Religion and the government would once again be separate as envisioned by the Founding Fathers of the U.S., unlike now where Judeo-Christian Zionist militants are hijacking our military to engage in needless conflicts for the benefit of Israel and Saudi Arabia. Under the GLP the U.S. military would be maintained for defense purposes only, no more being the mercenaries of foreign entities that we mistakenly call "allies". True allies don't start fights and then try to call on the U.S. soldiers to rescue them when they bite off more than they can chew.