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2019-06-25 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Israel smashes Syrian missile base while Russians hold fire
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Posted by Besoeker 2019-06-25 07:25|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6507 views ]  Top
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#1 It is not economical to use the S-300 against such an attack."

And from yesterday's notes, there are the other problems of inoperative computer tracking systems and timid missile battery crews.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-06-25 07:34||   2019-06-25 07:34|| Front Page Top

#2 Better not to be viewed as ineffective.
Posted by Dale 2019-06-25 08:47||   2019-06-25 08:47|| Front Page Top

#3 I remember during Operation Desert Shield, Iraqi defense batteries firing a few rounds at the 'Southern Watch' coalition aircraft 'after' they had passed over their gun emplacements, then unassing for safer areas for an hour or two.

In Northern Watch, our 'NATO Allies' the Turks would hot permit engagement of the sites by coalition aircraft during the same sortie.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-06-25 08:56||   2019-06-25 08:56|| Front Page Top

#4 Fascinating — lots of information that we didn’t get in the original reports..
Posted by trailing wife 2019-06-25 11:32||   2019-06-25 11:32|| Front Page Top

#5 The bear knows not to mess with the honey badger.
Posted by Snineter Sloluck3077 2019-06-25 14:27||   2019-06-25 14:27|| Front Page Top

Posted by Rant hard live longer 2019-06-25 18:22||   2019-06-25 18:22|| Front Page Top

#7 You are now posting stories from ages ago?
Hey this happen 4 months ago!

One of my pet peeves is articles on the web without a date. Drives me mad!

In this case, the article itself is dated 24 June 2019 and clearly refers to an incident on 13 April 2019. It provides some interesting background info we didn't have.

This was not the first time something similar has happened. Makes me think that either the Juice are really, really good and/or there is some sort of back-channel communication with the Russians to keep things under control.
Posted by SteveS 2019-06-25 18:44||   2019-06-25 18:44|| Front Page Top

#8 I believe this is the original report of the April 13th attack from the Rantburg archives. Given that April is the fourth month and June is the sixth month, the events in question are from two months ago, not four.

This is why I added the comment in the article that this is an after action review, which I understand to be the proper military description for looking at events afterward, when more information has been accumulated. At any rate, it’s not a term I was familiar with from my experiences before I discovered Rantburg. If I used it wrongly and caused confusion, I do apologize.

SteveS, there is indeed direct communication between the Israeli air force and the Russians — they don't want to kill one another accidentally so long as Vladimir Putin continues to be sentimental about all those Soviet Jews who emigrated to Israel. It’s been mentioned in passing a number of times in articles published here. I suspect that the forging of that connection, like the one between Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Trump, have helped Bibi win the last several elections — much to the frustration of the right-thinking elites over there.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-06-25 20:08||   2019-06-25 20:08|| Front Page Top

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