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Syrian Response or Russian Escalation against “Israel”?

Israel bombs Syrian Latakia Port and the Russian and Axis of Resistance Response

Syria’s opponents and those playing on differences between Syria and her allies (especially Russia and Iran) energized in planting doubts, find in the progression of “Israeli’ air raids on Syria an exemplary arena to realize their goals.

The air raids have continued and averaged almost a weekly air raid, while Syria settles for blocking the offensive missiles with counter missiles usually achieving good results. However, the moral impact of such raids continues to have a wounding impact on particularly Syrian public opinion, and on Arab public opinion in general. Demands for a response with every raid escalated considerably after the latest raid on the Port of Latakia. Criticism of the Russian stance increased, holding it responsible for such unbridled “Israeli” aggression, and some going as far as accusing Russia of complicity and partnership and not just turning a blind eye to such attacks.

In cases such as this, war plays a significant role in morale, and it no longer suffices to merely consider its field and strategic dimensions and to place it within the Military Command’s general context of setting priorities and allocating resources for the priorities it has set. A cursory glance at the goals of the “Israeli” air raids suffices to discern their insignificance, either strategically in terms of bringing any change to the balance of power or the course of events, or tactically by inflicting serious damage to civilian or military structures.

The air raids continue because of their moral implication. They confirm “Israeli” superiority to a public opinion doubtful about the ability of its commanders to become engaged in new wars. Refraining response provides the “Israeli” Command with an indication about the balance of power which controls its relationship not only with Syria but with the Axis of Resistance. The pretext for these raids comes under various headlines including prevention of the flow of Iranian arms to the Al-Mukawama forces (the Axis of Resistance), and the positioning of Iranian and Al-Mukawama forces in the areas close to the occupied Syrian Golan territory.

Such headlines, though merely propaganda, add to already planted doubts about the strategic superiority over the Occupation which Al-Mukawama’s command purports, and to proclamations about the ability to wipe “Israel” out of existence made by Commanders in Al-Mukawama. They also raise suspicions between Al-Mukawama forces and Russia, or at least shake the confidence of Al-Mukawama’s public, particularly in Syria, about the substance of the alliance with Russia.

From the imperturbable perspective of Al-Mukawama’s Command, at the head of which is Iran and at its heart Syria, and the Russian Command is indestructible confidence in the alliance which has achieved victories that set back the American endeavor, at its heart “Israel,” aimed at bringing down Syria, and sectioning it into emirates, sheikhdoms, dwarf states, and areas of influence. Added to it is indestructible confidence in the magnitude of sacrifices made by all the parties of this alliance and its toll on each, and their collective acknowledgment of the particularity pertinent to each member of the alliance in their management of responses to the air raids.

Russia is committed to rebuilding Syrian air defenses and had done a great deal in that regard, as manifested in Syria’s repulsion of oncoming missiles (with counter-missiles) and shooting down a very large number of them, and in the downing of the first “Israeli” fighter plane from Syrian skies 4 years ago, and in the deterrence of “Israeli” planes from entering Syrian skies since then. Also in this alliance, Russia drew her international role in Syria under the ceiling of support for the legitimate State in its confrontation with terrorist groups and is unready to broaden her commitment into becoming a party in the historic, existent, and ongoing conflict between Syria and “Israel”.

As for the Al-Mukawama Axis without exception, with Iran and Hezb Allah at the forefront, the limits for their stance, is that which is set by the Syrian Leadership, and respect for the schedule of priorities it has set. For Syria, the priority remains continued liberation of territories out of her control and under the control of both American and Turkish Occupations, providing shade to separationist and terrorist groups. Syria prefers to proceed with her priorities rather than being drawn into sidelines, as long the “Israeli” air raids remain of a propaganda nature, especially that this lends ease in her relationship with Russia in the context of the original mission which brought Russia to Syria.

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The last air raid on the Port of Latakia is of a different nature than its predecessors. It came at the apex of the Ukrainian crisis as Russia attempts to change the rules of engagement. The message it carried to Moscow is that the range of the “Israeli” movement will not conform to Russian red lines, and that “Israel” is capable of influencing the course of the confrontation with Ukraine through its influential Jewish communities in both Russia and Ukraine. “Israel’s” aim from increasing its range of air movement is to influence the course of the Vienna nuclear agreement negotiations with Iran through military escalation in the region aimed at aggravation of the talks, and pressuring the American position and placing it in a difficult corner.

Moscow’s apprehension of this message was evident in reading between the lines of the Russian statement accusing “Israel” of hiding behind airborne Russian planes in Latakia’s air space, and accurately choosing the timing of the raid to coincide with that along with coinciding with the accompanying suspension of Syrian air defenses to avoid an incident similar years before when a Russian plane was downed by a Syrian missile.

What remains certain is that the treatment of this air raid will be different than that of its predecessors. Everyone is awaiting the steps that will follow the statement made by the Russian Ministry of Defense, especially in view of the past harsh measures Russia took in which she stopped her political relationship with the Government of the Occupation, supplied the Syrian military with a modern air defense network, and closed the Syrian air space to “Israeli” planes in all areas of Russian air presence to include Latakia, Damascus, and Homs.

What is also certain is that the Russian response remains Russian, that the Syrian response is forthcoming and will not take long, and that the entire Axis of Al Mukawama will be behind it. What is also certain is that missiles in response to air raids will be on the table, drawing new rules of engagement, especially in view of the Trump Administration’s support for the annexation of the Golan not having been officially withdrawn during Joe Biden’s Administration, and the ink has not dried on the Occupation’s latest Settlement expansion plans in the Golan.

This article is republished with the consent of the author Mr. Nasser Kandil, Editor in Chief of the Lebanese Al Binaa Newspaper, former MP in the Lebanese Parliament, and leading strategical and political analyst. The article first appeared in Al Binaa Newspaper on 10 January 2022.

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  1. mosckerr

    [email protected] Day 51: Lift your eyes
    Greetings Taylor.

    You wrote: [[[“””What the words originally meant is always primary, but it’s hardly the only way God speaks to us. Take for instance the connections one passage makes with other parts of the scriptures. One can’t read Isaiah without thinking of Christ. He is the son Immanuel, the Light that has dawned, the King that rules in righteousness. We read from one page, but God speaks from the totality of the book.”””]]]

    Absurd. The Greek\Roman son of Zeus has no part with taking Israel out of Egypt, much less so the 1st Commandment of the revelation of the Torah at Sinai.

    You opened with Isaiah 40:1-8, most probably the basis for your first time preaching experience. First and foremost, the Hebrew T’NaCH has no chapters and verses. The Hebrew T’NaCH its organized around sugiot. All Xtian translations of their bible – created in their own image. These tumah books of avodah zarah expunge the Name revealed in the 1st Commandment of Sinai which the church whore of Babylon totally rejects, and never accepted.

    Aaron, the elder brother, he erred and translated the Name revealed in the 1st Commandment of Sinai to the word אלהים. This error the Torah refers to as the sin of the golden calf. Torah learns by way of משל\נמשל. The language ‘golden calf’, serves as but only a משל\metaphor. Worlds separate reading words as found in Torah books from learning Torah mussar commandments. Whether a student studies the T’NaCH sealed Canon. ((Sealed long before the Greek\Roman new testament forgery)); or a student studies the Oral Torah revelation – as codified in the Talmud, likewise sealed by Rav Ashi and Rav Ravina in about 450 CE. (Sealed long after Ezra and the Men of the Great Assembly sealed the literature of the T’NaCH books). All students of both T’NaCH and Talmud know that learning a page of any Primary source (as opposed to secondary source commentaries or later apocrypha books similar to the new testament counterfeit “scripture”), require that students make the required נמשל דיוקים\interpretive inferences.

    Why do all Torah and Talmud students stand on this precise יסוד\foundation/? That learning these Primary sources absolutely requires from them that they accept the obligation to make the required נמשל דיוקים. The abomination of the Xtian religion of avodah zarah, never for a single second stood upon this יסוד of Torah acceptance and faith as an eternal sworn oath obligation. Non bnai brit Goyim never accepted the Torah at Sinai. And how much more so their church leaders throughout the generations; they denied the revelation of the Oral Torah on Horev שמות לד:ו,ז.

    Worlds separate and differentiate between Oral Torah logic and Court rulings of halachah\LAW. Yet the new testament counterfeit errs precisely on this very יסוד. It confuses Torah commandments which command mussar, with courtroom legal rulings of halachah\LAW. Such a huge blunder made by the alien foreigners who penned the new testament counterfeit, the magnitude of such an error compares only to translating the revelation of the Spirit Name as commanded in the first Commandment of the revelation of the Torah at Sinai to words; comparable to Aaron who made this exact error when he translated the Name unto אלהים. The Torah revelation at Sinai refers to this avodah zarah through the משל known as the ‘Golden Calf’.

    All Xtian bibles of avodah zarah, duplicate the sin of the golden calf משל. Words like YHVH, Yahweh, Jehovah, Lord, Allah — all duplications of the משל sin of the golden calf. The new testament forgery repeatedly employs the ‘holy spirit’ metaphor, which later theologians elevated unto the Trinity dogma of avodah zarah. רוח הקודש, this term exists only as a משל. The נמשל of this משל – the Oral Torah middot Spirit Names for HaShem, first revealed at Horev after the Sinai revelation. The book of the gospel of John opened with the golden calf error by declaring the Word is God. Words have tremendous difficulty describing colors. Neither words, nor human lips can pronounce the Name of HaShem first revealed at Sinai. This error יסודי\fundamental, the Xtian church religion of avodah zarah never perceived, not in 2000+ years.

    The Talmud codification of Oral Torah law, codified in about 450 CE obviously came long after Ezra and the Men of the Great Assembly sealed the T’NaCH Books in the early years of the 2nd Commonwealth. Talmud stands upon the יסוד of the T’NaCH literature, and not the reverse – as the counterfeit church authorities slander continuously the chosen Cohen nation. The blood libel slanders, common throughout the Middle Ages, springs forth from this יסוד; that church leadership continually confused Oral Torah logic with law. The church perversion throughout its long history of murder and bloodshed has confused ‘the Law’ with Torah commandments which command mussar. All T’NaCH prophets command mussar. Mussar defines the meaning of the word prophesy. This key Torah definition which defines all prophetic commandments, the counterfeit church abomination has never perceived in 2000+ years.

    None of the Books of the T’NaCH originally contained chapters and verses. The church created their bibles of avodah zarah in their own image. They expunged the Order of sugiot and replaced this Order with an alien worship, organized around chapters and verses. Church confusion over the distinction between the revelation of the Oral Torah logic at Horev with the codification of Oral Torah laws, sealed thousands of years later has tremendous consequences. The Talmud follows the precedent established by the T’NaCH codification. Rabbi Yechudah’s Mishna, published in 210 CE, a common law code of judicial rulings of halachah\LAW. The style employed by the Mishna, Case//Rule. The Mishna employs the method, as duplicated by all other judicial courts systems, throughout human history, whose courts exist as Common Law courtrooms. Common law stands upon the יסוד of precedents.

    The Gemarah “commentary” made upon the Mishna, in its turn employs a style of difficulty\answer. Why? The Gemarah learns the Case\Rule Mishna by way of bringing precedents. The difficulty\answer style of the Gemarah either validates or rejects possible precedents to “understand” (בינה defined as משל – learning a matter in the midst of other matters\נמשל distinguishing between like and like) the k’vanna/intent of the Case\Rule of Rabbi Yechudah’s Mishna. The much later Talmud stands upon the יסוד of the much earlier T’NaCH common law system.

    The T’NaCH organized by and through the Order of sugiot! T’NaCH common law learns\נמשל//it makes the required דיוקים/inferences by comparing sugiot with similar or contrasting sugiot. This compare & contrast learning goes by the משל of learning the Torah לשמה. The opening Mishna of גיטין\divorce/ teaches that Jews in g’lut/exile\ had lost the skill/wisdom\ to learn the Torah and keep the mitzvot commandments לשמה. The counterfeit Xtian abomination which worships the golden calf, never – not even for a day – ever obeyed the Name of HaShem לשמה.

    Three sugiot contain your “key verses” Isaiah 40:1-8. A precedent to “understand” the mussar which the prophet commands, 3 different sugiot ישעיה כו:טז – כז:יא. The mussar of the prophet, did not just rebuke the folk of his day, this mussar rebukes all who worship and kiss the golden calf.

    Let’s bring a 2nd witness, because all cases of דיני נפשות\Capital Crimes Cases// requires no less than two witnesses. מלכים א יב:א-כד. King David, all other anointed kings as Moshiach stand by the precedent of his service to do and obey the mitzvot לשמה. The church abomination, never for even a single day has ever obeyed HaShem לשמה. For 2000+ years the church has kissed the golden calf avodah zarah abomination, yet called themselves ‘the new Israel’. HaShem brought a curse upon king Shlomo for his avodah zarah and destroyed his kingdom. HaShem shall not likewise judge the church, guilty of the Shoah – the systematic extermination of the Jewish people, the starvation, torture and cruel murder of 75% of European Jewry in less than four years?


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