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Monday, December 08, 2014

I'll bet they are worried....

In 1976, after Israel’s daring hostage rescue operation at Entebbe, Chaim Herzog cracked up the Security Council when he pointed out the blatant hypocrisy of the Soviet Union accusing Israel of violating another country’s sovereignty. “On these subjects, I defer to [them], having regard to the Soviet Union’s very considerable record in these respects in Hungary, in Czechoslovakia, and in other countries in Eastern Europe,” he said, eliciting laughter from the assembled delegates. 

For reasons explained here, current Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor may have a similar reaction to Russia's claim to be 'deeply worried' by the alleged Israeli strike on Syrian military facilities.
"Moscow is deeply worried by this dangerous development, the circumstances of which demand an explanation," Russian foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said.

In a letter to the United Nations, Russia complained about Israel's "aggressive action" and demanded that such attacks should not happen again, the spokesman said.

Syria also complained to the UN about the strikes, demanding that the Security Council "severely condemn the Israeli attack and impose punitive sanctions on Israel due to its support of Syrian terrorist organizations."
'Deeply worried'? Well, Cry Me a River, Vlad.

But there's another gem in this Haaretz article: It seems that the airport was not the only target hit last night.
The Lebanese official, who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said a Hezbollah convoy heading to Lebanon had been hit in another set of strikes at Dimas, approximately half-way between Damascus and the Lebanese border.

The strikes hit an air base at Dimas where advanced Iranian drones were stationed along with Syrian troops and Hezbollah forces, the Syrian official said.

There have been several reported observations of Iranian drones during the Syrian conflict. 
Yeah, the Russians are 'deeply worried,' alright. Their clients just took one on the chin. Heh. 

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