sierrakilo44
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An A320 Was “Nearly” Shot Down Over Syria

Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:35 am

According to the source, Israeli fighter jets had fired eight missiles at targets near Damascus early Thursday morning, and in response Syrian forces fired anti-aircraft missile defense systems.

The Airbus A320 was almost caught in the middle of this. Russia is accusing the Israeli air force of using the A320 as a shield from Syrian air defenses.

As the source describes it, using civilian aircraft to deter Syrian forces from responding to attacks was “becoming a signature feature of the Israeli air force,” and he said that “unfortunately, such operations of Israeli strategists do not care in the slightest about the lives of hundreds of absolutely innocent civilians.”


https://onemileatatime.com/plane-nearly-shot-down-syria/

If true, a dangerous development. Surely using a passenger aircraft as a shield is a war crime.
 
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Re: An A320 Was “Nearly” Shot Down Over Syria

Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:42 am

sierrakilo44 wrote:
According to the source, Israeli fighter jets had fired eight missiles at targets near Damascus early Thursday morning, and in response Syrian forces fired anti-aircraft missile defense systems.

The Airbus A320 was almost caught in the middle of this. Russia is accusing the Israeli air force of using the A320 as a shield from Syrian air defenses.

As the source describes it, using civilian aircraft to deter Syrian forces from responding to attacks was “becoming a signature feature of the Israeli air force,” and he said that “unfortunately, such operations of Israeli strategists do not care in the slightest about the lives of hundreds of absolutely innocent civilians.”


https://onemileatatime.com/plane-nearly-shot-down-syria/

If true, a dangerous development. Surely using a passenger aircraft as a shield is a war crime.


war itself is a war crime since 70+ years ago. Not many care.

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Re: An A320 Was “Nearly” Shot Down Over Syria

Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:22 am

sierrakilo44 wrote:
According to the source, Israeli fighter jets had fired eight missiles at targets near Damascus early Thursday morning, and in response Syrian forces fired anti-aircraft missile defense systems.

The Airbus A320 was almost caught in the middle of this. Russia is accusing the Israeli air force of using the A320 as a shield from Syrian air defenses.

As the source describes it, using civilian aircraft to deter Syrian forces from responding to attacks was “becoming a signature feature of the Israeli air force,” and he said that “unfortunately, such operations of Israeli strategists do not care in the slightest about the lives of hundreds of absolutely innocent civilians.”



https://onemileatatime.com/plane-nearly-shot-down-syria/

If true, a dangerous development. Surely using a passenger aircraft as a shield is a war crime.



This little Israeli trick of firing missiles from their own territory without the aircraft violating Syrian airspace and then whining when Syrians shoot down Israeli aircraft in Israeli airspace is kinda ridiculous too.
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