Aggression was over the Moment those Two Missiles were Fired
A well informed diplomatic source told As-Safir newspaper that “the US war on Syria had started and ended the moment those two ballistic missiles were fired, leaving inconsistent information, as Israel denied and Russia confirmed, until an Israeli statement was issued indicating they were fired in the context of an Israeli-US joint drill and fell in the sea, and that they were not related to the Syrian crisis.”
The source further told the Lebanese daily that “the US forces fired these two rockets from a NATO base in Spain, and were instantly detected by the Russian radars and confronted by the Russian defense systems, so one of them exploded in the airspace and the second one diverted towards the sea.”
In this context, the source pointed out that “the statement issued by the Russian Defense Ministry, which stated the detection of two ballistic missiles fired towards the Middle East, intended to neglect two points: the first was the location from which the two rockets were fired, and the second was their downing. Why? Because the moment the full military operation was launched, Head of the Russian Intelligence Service contacted the US intelligence and informed it that “hitting Damascus means hitting Moscow, and we have removed the term “downed the two missiles” from the statement to preserve the bilateral relations and to avoid escalation. Therefore, you must immediately reconsider your policies, approaches and intentions on the Syrian crisis, as you must be certain that you cannot eliminate our presence in the Mediterranean.”
It began around 5 a.m. EDT, when Russia’s RIA Novosti reported that two ballistic objects had been detected heading eastward, toward Syria, from the central Mediterranean Sea.
At the same time, RIA reported that the two “objects” had fallen into the sea.
Just before 6:30 a.m., Israel announced it actually had fired missiles in the Mediterranean, as part of a joint military exercise with the U.S.
Despite Israel’s assertion that it was a joint exercise, the U.S. still denied “direct” involvement. A Pentagon spokesman told the AP that he had “nothing to confirm those reports whatsoever.”
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That is such crap. The US doesn't keep any kind of ballistic missile in Spain, and wouldn't have launched from there. Using ballistic missiles would be the height of insanity, and while I agree Obama is pushing this for all he's worth, I don't see him being that stupid.
This is just pure propaganda. The two missiles that were fired (from F-15Is), are Theater Ballistic Missile simulators. They fly a similar path to a TBM, but they don't carry warheads, they carry sensors.
The US wasn't directly involved in this test, but they are involved in the Arrow program both with funding, and Boeing building the missiles for the system. This was just a test flight of a new type of target upgrade, so there was no reason for the US to be involved.edit on 9/12/2013 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)
What kind of technology would be required to divert a missile from its course?
guess those test were to see how alert the russian are
it might have been cruise missiles to see if they got detected
good to know if Amerika would strike from ships...
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None of this would surprise me at this point. There was a lot of speculation going on the night this incident took place. It still seems stupid to me that Israel and the U.S. would do a join "test" exercise right when threats of missile strikes in Syria were going on. It seemed provocative either way. Thanks for the thread, very interesting.