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45 years ago – Yom Kippur War launched against Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 5:40pm 10/6/2018 at 5:40pm

Today is the 45th Anniversary of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

We have covered the war in several prior posts, including in an extensive post in 2015, Yom Kippur War – October 6, 1973:

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Leading Syrian chemical weapons and missile scientist assassinated

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 6, 2018 at 9:15pm 8/6/2018 at 9:15pm
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Dr. Aziz Asbar (Azbar) was assassinated in Hama, Syria, when his car exploded.

Dr. Asbar was no simple Dr., as The Jerusalem Post reports:

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Trump Tells Putin: ‘We have great opportunities together as two countries’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 16, 2018 at 9:00am 7/16/2018 at 9:00am
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President Donald Trump met privately with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, this morning around 6:30 AM ET.

Trump told CBS News that he had “low expectations” going into the meeting.

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Who done it? Huge explosions at Iranian missile depot in Hama, Syria – but no one being blamed

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 6:00pm 5/20/2018 at 6:00pm
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Israel repeatedly has bombed Iranian missile and weapons depots in Syria, along with other Iranian assets. In most of the cases Syria is quick to blame Israel, and Israel is silent.

When Iranian Revolutionary Guard fighters fired dozens of rockets at Israel recently, Israel wiped out 50 or so Iranian targets and...

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U.S.-Iraqi Operation Capture Five Top ISIS Members

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 7:00pm 5/10/2018 at 7:00pm
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Two Iraqi officials announced that an operation between U.S. and Iraqi forces led to the capture of five top ISIS members. From The New York Times:

The three-month operation, which tracked a group of senior Islamic State leaders who had been hiding in Syria and Turkey, represents a significant intelligence victory for...

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Israel Strikes Iranian Targets Within Syria After Iran Attacks Golan Heights

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 9:00am 5/10/2018 at 9:00am
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Explosions at Iranian missile depots in Syria measure 2.6 on Richter Scale

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 30, 2018 at 9:00am 4/30/2018 at 9:00am

Overnight there were massive explosions at multiple military bases in Syria, including bases believed to be run by Iran.

One of the explosions, which was a combination of enormous secondary explosions, was so large it registered as a low-level earthquake on seismic instruments in neighboring countries.

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Samantha Power Regrets Obama Admin Seeking Congressional Approval After Syrian “Red Line”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 4:00pm 4/28/2018 at 4:00pm
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When Obama drew his red line on the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons against Syrian civilians, few of us believed it.  As it turned out Assad didn’t believe it, either, and dealt a serious blow to the Obama administration and to Obama’s legacy.

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Pentagon: U.S. ‘Successfully Hit Every Target’ in Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 12:00pm 4/14/2018 at 12:00pm
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Last night, President Donald Trump announced that he ordered America’s armed forces to target places in Syria associated with chemical weapons. A chemical weapon attack on Douma last weekend killed 70 people and injured at least 500 others.

Minutes later, videos emerged of bombings in Syria.

The Pentagon stated this morning that the...

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Trump Orders ‘Precision Strikes’ on Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8:56pm 4/13/2018 at 8:56pm
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President Donald Trump has announced that he asked our armed forces to strike targets associated with the chemical weapons in Syria.

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Haley to Russia on Syria’s Chemical Weapons: ‘We Know Who Did This’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8:00pm 4/13/2018 at 8:00pm
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As much as I dislike the United Nations, it’s wonderful to hear Ambassador Nikki Haley shove the truth in Russia’s face for everyone to hear.

Last weekend, a chemical attack in Douma, Syria, killed dozens of people and injured many more. Syria blames Israel while Russia insists that the chemical attack...

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Iran Threatens Israel Over Syria as Trump Threatens Russia With ‘Smart’ Bombs

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7:00pm 4/11/2018 at 7:00pm

Iran has stirred the pot even more with Israel by threatening the Jewish state after an airstrike on Monday killed several Iranian military personnel at an air base near Homs, Syria.

Reuters reported that Israel faces even more security concerns over the possibility of US airstrikes in Syria after President Donald Trump...

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The New York Times Blasts Trump; Excuses Obama for Carnage in Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 11:00am 4/11/2018 at 11:00am
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An editorial in The New York Times on Monday blasted President Donald Trump for not having a plan for Syria. I don’t know if Trump does or doesn’t have a plan for Syria. What I do know is that Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama did have a plan for Syria – and...

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Mattis Won’t Rule Out Military Action Against Syria After Chemical Attack

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 9, 2018 at 9:51am 4/9/2018 at 9:51am
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Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announced that he won’t rule out anything, including military action, against Syria after a chemical attack that killed dozens. From CNN:

The US has not ruled out launching airstrikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in response to the weekend’s suspected chemical gas attack on civilians, Defense...

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Trump, Pence: There Will Be “A Big Price To Pay” For Saturday’s Syrian Chemical Attack

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 6:00pm 4/8/2018 at 6:00pm

A chemical attack in Syria has left dozens dead.  Assessment is on-going, so reports vary as to how many people were killed.  Early reports say that at least 42 people were killed, with hundreds in need of medical care.  The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is reporting that over 70 civilians...

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VIDEO: Israel officially acknowledges destroying Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 11:00am 3/21/2018 at 11:00am

It was, perhaps, the worst kept “secret” in the Middle East.

In 2007, Israel destroyed a nuclear reactor in western Syria, near the Iraq border, being built with North Korean and Iranian help. That worst kept secret was the subject of much reporting, but Israel never officially acknowledged what happened. Now it...

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10 years ago today *someone* blew up Hezbollah terror mastermind Imad Mughniyeh

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 12, 2018 at 9:00am 2/12/2018 at 9:00am

Imad Mughniyeh (also spelled Mughniyah) was the most deadly, notorious and elusive Hezbollah terrorist, responsible for killing more Americans in terror attacks than anyone else prior to 9/11. Mughniyeh was behind just about every Hezbollah terror attack.

His terror credits included the 1983 Beirut Marine and Embassy bombings, the capture and torture...

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