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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Israel won't mind the waste of an aircraft. After all is said and done, American taxpayers paid for it and American taxpayers will pay for its replacement.
    Don't worry !

    The U.S. Taxpayer will be now be saving "HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS" that was going to be wasted for Palestinians.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...inian-refugees

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    What's the real deal with Syria? This was from 2013...by Ellen Brown

    Making the World Safe for Banksters: Syria in the Cross-hairs

    https://ellenbrown.com/2013/09/04/ma...e-cross-hairs/

    excerpt:

    The Holdouts

    That was the fate of countries in the WTO, but Palast did not discuss those that were not in that organization at all, including Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran. These seven countries were named by U.S. General Wesley Clark (Ret.) in a 2007 “Democracy Now” interview** as the new “rogue states” being targeted for take down after September 11, 2001. He said that about 10 days after 9-11, he was told by a general that the decision had been made to go to war with Iraq. Later, the same general said they planned to take out seven countries in five years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Iran.

    What did these countries have in common? Besides being Islamic, they were not members either of the WTO or of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). That left them outside the long regulatory arm of the central bankers’ central bank in Switzerland. Other countries later identified as “rogue states” that were also not members of the BIS included North Korea, Cuba, and Afghanistan.

    The body regulating banks today is called the Financial Stability Board (FSB), and it is housed in the BIS in Switzerland. In 2009, the heads of the G20 nations agreed to be bound by rules imposed by the FSB, ostensibly to prevent another global banking crisis. Its regulations are not merely advisory but are binding, and they can make or break not just banks but whole nations. This was first demonstrated in 1989, when the Basel I Accord raised capital requirements a mere 2%, from 6% to 8%. The result was to force a drastic reduction in lending by major Japanese banks, which were then the world’s largest and most powerful creditors. They were undercapitalized, however, relative to other banks. The Japanese economy sank along with its banks and has yet to fully recover.

    Among other game-changing regulations in play under the FSB are Basel III and the new bail-in rules. Basel III is slated to impose crippling capital requirements on public, cooperative and community banks, coercing their sale to large multinational banks.

    The “bail-in” template was first tested in Cyprus and follows regulations imposed by the FSB in 2011. Too-big-to-fail banks are required to draft “living wills” setting forth how they will avoid insolvency in the absence of government bailouts. The FSB solution is to “bail in” creditors – including depositors – turning deposits into bank stock, effectively confiscating them.


    The Public Bank Alternative

    Countries laboring under the yoke of an extractive private banking system are being forced into “structural adjustment” and austerity by their unrepayable debt. But some countries have managed to escape. In the Middle East, these are the targeted “rogue nations.” Their state-owned banks can issue the credit of the state on behalf of the state, leveraging public funds for public use without paying a massive tribute to private middlemen. Generous state funding allows them to provide generously for their people.

    Like Libya and Iraq before they were embroiled in war, Syria provides free education at all levels and free medical care. It also provides subsidized housing for everyone (although some of this has been compromised by adoption of an IMF structural adjustment program in 2006 and the presence of about 2 million Iraqi and Palestinian refugees). Iran too provides nearly free higher education and primary health care.

    Like Libya and Iraq before takedown, Syria and Iran have state-owned central banks that issue the national currency and are under government control. Whether these countries will succeed in maintaining their financial sovereignty in the face of enormous economic, political and military pressure remains to be seen.
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    You never provide any links to the shit you post, do you?

    Is there a reason I wonder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Iran sent a drone into Israeli airspace.

    Israel shot it down, and sent a jet to destroy the drone launch site.

    The jet got hit on the way back.

    So more Israeli jets bombed the shit out of the various missile and radar sites in the vicinity.

    No doubt Benny sent Vlad a text telling him to keep his Iranian daschunds on their leads.
    You may be better informed but:

    1. Reuters does have history of telling a "biased" version of the truth.

    2. You may want to revisit your own "source", just to check the more fully informed, "clarified", rewrite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    You never provide any links to the shit you post, do you?
    Who doesn't provide links?

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    Something from RT. Sorry don't do cut n pastes anymore.

    https://www.rt.com/news/418445-israe...yria-dialogue/

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    Israel could not have known it was an Iranian or Iranian proxy drone until after it was shot down. Hezbollah, Hamas and probably other groups routinely send drones over the border if only for their immense nuisance value. Wouldn't like to guess who shot down the F-16 or with whose weapons or where they were manufactured or if they were the intended end user, but I reckon Russia has enough to deal with right now both politically and militarily and would rather not open another front with the Israelites as that confuses a string of ongoing deals/issues with Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Israel could not have known it was an Iranian or Iranian proxy drone until after it was shot down

    Iran have their own home-made drones. Would be pretty easy to ID for any analyst watching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan B View Post
    Iran have their own home-made drones. Would be pretty easy to ID for any analyst watching.
    They make a distinct noise that goes something like this:

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