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Iranís Revolutionary Guard said Sunday it launched missiles into eastern Syria targeting Islamic State militants in response to an attack on Iranís parliament and a shrine in Tehran, warning that it would similarly retaliate on anyone else carrying out attacks in Iran.

The launch of surface-to-surface medium range missiles into Syriaís Deir el-Zour province comes as Islamic State militants fleeing a U.S.-led coalition onslaught increasingly try to fortify their positions there.
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A U.S. F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet downed a Syrian SU-22 plane on Sunday in the southern Raqqa countryside, said the U.S. military, the first time since the civil war broke out.
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Russia has warned the US-led coalition fighting in Syria that it will view its aircraft as targets, after a Syrian military plane was shot down.

Russia, Syria's main ally, said it was also halting communication with the US aimed at preventing air incidents.

"Any aircraft, including planes and drones belonging to the international coalition operating west of the Euphrates river, will be tracked by Russian anti-aircraft forces in the sky and on the ground and treated as targets," the Russian defence ministry said.

And we have an absolute madman in the WH being advised by neocons that have been looking for an excuse to bomb Iran for decades and willing to do anything because there's a "Witch Hunt!!!"

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Well, everything is going according to the Grand Plan!
Syria and Iraq will eventually be split.
Israel will officially annex the Golan Heights, no questions asked. The UN will have to vacate from all existing buffer zones and move more inland into Syria, after Israel creates its own buffer zone (future annexation land) beyond the Golan Heights.
Gaza will remain a virtual prison (Possibly Palestinians from the West Bank will be deported there once no one really cares)
The West Bank will never see a Two States solution and Settlers will continue to enjoy wide support to expropriate Palestinian land and homes. We will continue the funding of such actions while pretending to be a broker for peace...

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The DOD just ordered 2,100..thats right..2 thousand 1 hundred new F-35's..framed it...'Global insecurity is rising'.

The WarPigs are drooling.
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We have no foreign policy strategy in the ME outside of ISIS bad, Iran bad. In addition the DOD and State department are understaffed because Trump is too busy tweeting.

As the pressure builds up to do 'something' people make mistakes.
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Our foreign policy team. We have a deep bench, don't we... ffs.


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President Trump's son-in-law and senior White House adviser, Jared Kushner, will be traveling to Jerusalem and Ramallah this week to help advance Middle East peace, CBS News confirms.

A White House official said that Kushner will hear directly from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. The trip was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. Kushner is scheduled to arrive in Israel Wednesday. It's likely, the official says, that Kushner will make a number of visits to the region.

According to the Journal, the White House does not expect major breakthroughs during Kushner's Middle East trip.
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According to the Journal, the White House does not expect major breakthroughs during Kushner's Middle East trip.
Then what's the friggin' point of the trip?

Maybe Da' Prez just wants his SIL out of his face for a few days.
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He's going to get his marching orders from Bibi.
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The real question remains, with all the tension in the ME, why is an oil executive and a real estate dweeb in charge of our foreign policy?

Maybe the Trump fellatio crowd could explain that.
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Look at the last 15 years of history, doing that one can figure out the likely result from the elevation of military power will be: disaster.
Especially since trump has appointed a crew of generals who spent the last 15 years fighting americas disastrous wars across the M.E to his cabinet.
They are all not only incapable of thinking outside the box about the application of military power, but faced with the crises of failed wars, failing states, of spreading terror movements and a growing refugee crises, they can only imagine one solution to just about any problem : more of the same.
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