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The USS Massachusetts, a World-War-Two era Battleship, on display at Battleship Cove, Fall River, Massachusetts.
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Israeli regime carried out missile test to test Syrian air defence?

While units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) have regained the full control above the strategically important town of Ariha, the Israeli regime in Tel Aviv has reportedly tested the Syrian air defence by a joint missile launch of two rockets in the Mediterranean Sea – with its usual ally, the US administration in Washington.

Of course, such a test of the Syrian air defence is a lot but no harmless situation and the launch of missiles during the current turmoil in and around of Syria and the possible US-led military strike against Damascus is certainly not only aimed on locating of the Syrian air defence systems on Syrian soil.

The launch of missiles, even just for testing purposes, is currently a certain dangerous action in the Mediterranean Sea and could even be able to trigger a reaction by the Syrian army or others. At least, it seems that the joint missile launch of two rockets by the Israeli regime and Washington had no serious consequences and such a test of the Syrian air defence is not able to locate a lot of e.g. radar installations on Syrian soil. However, nobody knows what the Israeli regime and the Obama administration in Washington might jointly test tomorrow in the Mediterranean Sea.

In the meantime, it is reported that units of the Syrian Army were able to regain the control over the strategically important town of Ariha. Further, the report about the recapture of the strategic northern town of Ariha by the Syrian Army units was published by a so-called opposition group. However, there is not much information available about the situation in and around the northern Syrian town of Ariha.

But back to the alleged joint missile test by Tel Aviv and Washington. According to the reports, a Russian radar has detected the launch of two missiles towards the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. The message was reported by all Russian news agencies and the agencies in Russia referred on the information by the Russian Ministry of Defence.

For example, the news agency of Interfax has cited a spokesperson of the Russian Ministry of Defence. The spokesman of the Russian Ministry said that the launch of the two ballistic “objects” towards the Eastern Mediterranean from the central part of the sea was detected at 10:16 am Moscow time (2.16 am ET) by an early warning radar station at Armavir. The Russian early warning radar station at Armavir, near the Black Sea, has in general the job to detect missiles from Iran and Europe.

Russia: Two rocket launches in the Mediterranean Sea
Russia: Two rocket launches in the Mediterranean Sea

It was not said (in the initial reports) who had carried out the launch of the two missiles and whether any impact had been detected. However, it is meanwhile certain that the Israeli regime in Tel Aviv has ordered launch of the two missiles. According to the reports, it was an alleged joint missile test of the Israeli regime and the United States.

That is all so far about this alleged missile test by the Israeli regime and the United States. Of course, nobody can really believe that this launch of two rockets was just a joint missile test by the Israeli regime in Tel Aviv and the US administration in Washington under the consideration of the current situation in and around Syria and the possible US-led military strike with the help of French and British forces against the Syrian government and Syria.

Further information will certainly be published by news agencies later this day.

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    • If the US were, in fact, still a ‘super power’ there would not be this dithering about and the distancing of other countries from the US. My opinion? The US has gone from being a powerful military force to the status of a dangerously infectious leper.

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