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Frustrated Israelis Says Russian Navy Protecting Iranian Tankers to Syria

Related: Russian Navy Seen Escorting Iranian Tankers Bound for Syria


Amid confused reports of a drone attack on an Iranian ship in the Mediterranean on its way to Syria, Iran appears to have moved its weapons shipments to Syria and Lebanon from the land — where Israel has regularly tracked and destroyed them — to ships that may be receiving protection from Russian vessels in the Mediterranean.

At the same time, defense sources here say Israel has intensified its aerial attacks on targets in Syria once the weapons are delivered by sea. The last such attack was on April 22.

Israeli defense sources here say the Iranian ships sail from the Red Sea, transit the Suez Canal and arrive in the Mediterranean. The defense sources say the ships documents claim they carry only oil, but there are indications that “oil is not the only cargo.” [Israel would of course say that.]

Israel finds itself in a situation where little can be done to stop this new route from Iran to Syria.

“Moscow achieves here two targets: telling Washington that the U.S is very limited in its actions in the Middle East; and supporting Iran in the negotiations with the U.S about a new nuclear deal,” Uzi Rabi, an expert on Iran, told BD. The latest Russian frigates, corvettes and submarines armed with Kalibr missiles can target the Mediterranean area and the Middle East, defense sources here say.

Rabi added that Israel is almost paralyzed when the Iranian ships sail in the Mediterranean on their way to Syria after crossing the Suez canal because, “the rules of the game at sea are different. What was achievable when Israel operated against the ground and air shipments of weapons from Iran to Syria is not valid when the action is at sea, under a Russian umbrella.”

The shift is occurring, Israeli sources told BD, because of the success of the massive Israeli campaign against the shipments of weapon systems from Iran to the Hezbollah in Lebanon. [Nice pro-Netanyahu self-congratulations. Or maybe there is no “shift” and the oil ships are carrying oil.] Israel performed hundreds of attacks on convoys on their way to Lebanon, as well on locations where the Iranian made systems are stored before being transferred to Lebanon.

The Russian news agency Sputnik reported on April 17 from “special sources” that a triple, Russian-Iranian-Syrian battalion would be established in the Mediterranean to ensure the safe arrival in Syria of oil and flour shipments and other goods to Syrian ports.

Israeli defense sources say that this fleet can protect merchant ships “over and under water.”

According to these sources, discussions have already taken place between Russia, Iran and Syria to break the stifling US-European siege imposed on Syria.

The first goal of this arrangement is to ensure the arrival of oil in Syrian ports, since Syria is suffering serious oil shortages due to the US military’s takeover of oil wells east of Deir a-Zor, and oil smuggling from Syria to Iraq.

Israeli sources added that it seems that the Russian plan is to escort ships sailing from Iran to Syria who have been “painted red” by Israeli intelligence to discourage any Israeli action against them. This was done after a cargo ship, the Saviz, that was converted by Iran to serve as an intelligence ship was reportedly attacked by Israel in the Red Sea.

Reports of the apparent attack on the Iranian ship are confused. Syrian state media, citing the country’s oil ministry, claimed that an “attack by a drone” caused a large fire on the oil tanker in the eastern Mediterranean, near the port of Baniyas. Some reports claimed three people were killed.

These new Russian protections, Israeli defense sources say, enabled Iran to deliver a large weapons shipment to Syria recently. The Israeli air force struck against the stored weapons on April 22. The Syrians launched Russian-made SA-5 surface – air missiles at the Israeli aircraft but they missed. One missile continued its trajectory and flew over Israel. Early warning radar detected the missiles and an Arrow 2 missile was launched. The Israeli interceptor missed and the SA-5 destroyed itself in the air near Dimona, site of Israel’s main nuclear reactor is located. No one was hurt.

Israel refuses, officially, to comment on the Russian-Iranian-Syrian talks or arrangements.

Source: Breaking Defense

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Maiasta
Maiasta
4 months ago

Great news. Gotta love the Russians sometimes.

Earl Williams
Earl Williams
4 months ago
Reply to  Maiasta

Not sometimes, always.

Alberticus
Alberticus
4 months ago
Reply to  Maiasta

The Russia hate is another manifestation of Jewish control of America. The Jews HATE Putin & Russia because Putin stopped their looting of Russian assets under the drunk Yeltsin. 
Just as they did during the Wiemar hyper inflation in Germany the Jews had money shipped in from overseas and were buying up assets at pennies on the dollar. 
That led to huge resentment of Jews in Germany and again in Russia.  
The Jewish Deep State behind Clinton sent a planeload of “democracy advisors” to Moscow in the 90’s. They were actually an economic wrecking crew that looted the vulnerable Russian people of $TRILLIONS. The ensuing societal collapse killed ten million Russians (4 million were kids). 
 99% of bad things you hear about Russia is Jewish smear.
Putin is the only SuperPower leader standing up for Western European CHRISTIAN Democratic Civilization. Merkel and the TREASONOUS Brussels Politicians have thrown open the GATES of the CITY to GENOCIDAL Refujihadi INVADERS who have been pushed that way by US/NATO actions and Israeli deceit. http://investmentwatchblog.com/putin-criticizes-western-countries-for-abandoning-christian-roots/   
Putin’s big crime in the mind of our REAL rulers is he did not make any effort to put communism back into place in the former USSR. He made common bond with the Orthodox Christian Church and even encouraged the rebuilding of Christian churches all over the former atheistic USSR. http://investmentwatchblog.com/putin-calls-for-cultural-self-preservation-of-europe-from-impure-globalist-agenda/

Chibi David
Chibi David
4 months ago

There is another take on the ” errant” missile story as elaborated by Pepe Escobar
The inestimable Elijah Magnier has posed some very good questions about the Dimona near-hit. I complemented it with a quite enlightening discussion with physicists, with input by a military intel expert.
The Fateh-110 operates as a classic ballistic missile, until the moment the warhead starts maneuvering to evade ABM defenses. Precision is up to 10 meters, nominally 6 meters. So it hit exactly where it was supposed to hit. Israel officially confirmed that the missile was not intercepted – after a trajectory of roughly 266 km.
This opens a brand new can of worms. It implies that the performance of the much hyped and recently upgraded Iron Dome is far from stellar – and talk about an euphemism. The Fateh flew so low that Iron Dome could not identify it.
The inevitable conclusion is this was a message/warning combo. From Damascus. With a personal stamp from Bashar al-Assad, who had to clear such a sensitive missile launch. A message/warning delivered via Iranian missile technology fully available to the Axis of Resistance – proving that regional actors have serious stealth capability.

ken
ken
4 months ago

ships that may be receiving protection from Russian vessels in the Mediterranean.”

Poor babies!

Ya know Hitler must be smiling. All the unproven propaganda towards Nazis in WWII while today the same is occurring openly.

Jerry Hood
Jerry Hood
4 months ago
Reply to  ken

That’ why they call themselves as AshkeNazis.Ash claiming to be, but the only Nazi survivors…

Titus
Titus
4 months ago

Oye the fuck vay how are the Jews going to starve infants to death, I guess you will have to gas them and place them in concentration camps in typical Jewy fashion.

Titus
Titus
4 months ago

What this very simply ensures is that if the parasites hosts declare war on Russia, Israel will be destroyed.

Mr Reynard
Mr Reynard
4 months ago

Gevalt !! Gevalt !! Another Russian anti-Semitic Pogrom on peace loving people ….

yuri
yuri
4 months ago

perhaps a false flag—it is difficult to destroy a nuclear facility, although it can be damaged
maybe a warning?

swirth1
swirth1
4 months ago
Reply to  yuri

From the masters o f false flags

swirth1
swirth1
4 months ago

Awww, poor widdle iswael…

Alberticus
Alberticus
4 months ago

The Israelis do not care a bit if they pollute the seas with oil — ALL Jews care about is stealing land from Other People.

Larry
4 months ago

SICKENING! BOTH parties are CORRUPT, EPSTEIN GUILTY and serve our 911 MURDERING / Epstein RAPING BLACKMAILING / ISIS TERRORIST / Beruit NUKING / USS LIBERTY MURDERING PARASITE SATANIC SCUMBAG MONSTERS IN TEL AVIV. Get it?

irish
irish
4 months ago

lol lol it should read whining isn’treal fails to start war again. lol

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