Intel Drop: Israeli Strike on Syria Utter Failure


…by Ian Greenhalgh and Gordon Duff, Editors, VT

We begin with a video from 2014 outlining a claimed Iranian hack on the US Navy.  VT has since traced those hacks to sub-contractors of Booz Allen Hamilton, a major CIA contractor, who spoofed Iranian servers using Virtual Private Networks, all originating from computer systems at the US Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington.

If only I were making this up.  Read more about the most recent adventures of this group, caught hacking into the Colombian banking system and falling into a “hacker ambush” at VT.  Now on to Ian Greenhalgh:


We have all heard the official narrative of the Israeli airstrike on Syria now, thanks to the ever-compliant MSM; an Iranian drone, controlled from a Syrian airbase, violated Israeli airspace so the Israeli airforce struck the Iranian control centre, destroying it and sending a stark message to Damascus and Tehran not to mess with Israel, even if it is a single, unarmed drone.

However, in the last 2 hours, information from sources on the ground inside Syria paint a very different picture of events.

They report that the Israeli airstrike was a complete failure, that Syrian loses are very minimal with the only notable damage being a large explosion at a mortar depot near Damascus.

The Israeli airstrike was unable to penetrate far into Syrian airspace as the Israeli ECM systems failed to counter the Syrian radars, resulting in most Israeli warplanes dropping their weapon loads harmlessly over southern Syria due to the heavy fire from the Syrian Air Defenses.

The huge failure of the Israeli air strike, forced Tel-Aviv to launch another attack, however, that also failed ignominiously.

In short,  the Israeli strikeforce dropped their encumbering load of bombs and got the hell out of there, at least two of their number were hit and one of them subsequently crashed in Israel, the pilots surviving but very badly injured.

Contrary to the Israeli claims of having destroyed the ‘Iranian control system’ that they claim guided a drone into Israeli airspace, no ‘Iranian control system’ was hit at the T4 airbase, the vehicle that was hit was an empty, abandoned caravan.

One of the drones (possibly Shahed 129) observed at Tyas T4 airbase in Syria.

The T4 airbase was undamaged and continued to be operational, however, the Syrian airforce suspended operations so as not to escalate what is a very tense situation.

This embarrassing failure by the Israelis to bomb Syria with impunity will have very serious repercussions not just in Tel-Aviv but in Washington as well. The Israeli aircraft – F-15s and F-16s are American, the same models that are still the backbone of the US airforce; furthermore, they use the same ECM (Electronic Counter Measures) to defend themselves from missiles that the US uses, in short, the Israeli airforce has all the same goodies that the US airforce uses.

Syria, perhaps with the assistance of it’s Russian and Iranian allies has just demonstrated to the world’s air forces that they now possess the capability to successfully defeat the current US aircraft and electronics systems, something that we already strongly suspected following the disabling of the USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea in 2014.

This is a truly game changing event; no longer can Israel and the US carry on their ‘gunboat diplomacy’ where they impose their will on nations through the threat and use of airstrikes as those nations will now be able to defend themselves effectively – no wonder the Saudis were so keen to buy the latest Russian air defence systems including the S-400 missile complex.

Bullies pick on the weak and defenceless, and now the US and Israel are going to find it much, much harder to bully nations.

…and to the Senior Editor:

Sources at the Pentagon tell VT that President Trump has been briefed on the Israeli failed attack.  For background, Israel has been working closely with Saudi Arabia and the US in bombing attacks on civilians in Yemen, honing ECM (Electronic Counter Measure) operations and tactics.

Israel was convinced they could attack Syria without consequence.  American military advisors totally concurred and Israel moved forward and got their tiny little yarmuka’s stuffed up their behinds.

The Pentagon told Trump Russia did it, using S400 and S300 systems under Russian command that were, according to some sources, unconfirmed sources, relocated south to cover Israel and Lebanon.

To note, both the S300 and S400 are a difficult challenge but not beyond defeating.  Israel trained over Turkey since 2010 to operate in an S300 environment.  Their idea was to stay near maximum range of the system and at low altitude, using stand-off weapons.

The S300 missiles would burn up fuel at low levels and be out of maneuvering capability at the extreme end of their range.  That range, for the S400, however, is nearly double, more than 100 kilometers further than listed in Wikipedia.

Additionally, the existing Syrian systems:

These systems may well be under combined operational command with Russia’s regional air defense system which generally extends offshore as well, depending on naval assets deployed.

The Syrian systems, those listed as under modernization and others, are upgraded significantly and operate in a counter-ECM environment that humiliated the US in the Trump attack after the phony Khan Sheikhoun imaginary poison gas theatre fiasco.

The Pentagon wants to blame Russia but it is quite possible Syria just kicked Israel’s ass all by itself.

These events push Netanyahu to either respond with tactical nuclear weapons, and we have information that the US is aware Israel is prepared to do exactly that, or use his press assets and lie his way out of it.  The current false reporting on Israel’s attacks is evidence that Netanyahu doesn’t want to see Syria strewn with Israeli plane wreckage again.

Russian pilots, we are told, are begging to burn Israel.  Russian planes in the sector outperform the F15 and F16 by some margin and hatred for Israel runs high in Russia’s military after years of seeing Israel work closely with ISIS.

On Another Note:

VT’s recent hack by Booz Allen Hamilton sub-contractor T#$@#$k Technologies, using VA computers, has led to tracing back hacks of not just the US Navy by even attempted hacks of Air Force One and Marine One, since 2014.

All go back to the same servers, routed through Iran:

These 2014 hacks were identical to those staged over the past few days against VT, using the same servers, the same IP addresses but routed under a far more complex system than was done in 2014.

In fact, any child could and should have traced the Navy hack back to Navy contractors, in this case 3rd Fleet and 7th Fleets, Pacific organization now playing “bumper cars” with China in the South China Sea whose ships and submarines continually run into things and whose planes drop from the sky with some regularity.

We are suggesting that the Navy might want to look closer to home to find why they have a pattern of navigation failures on systems worked on by CIA contracting firms.  Any ideas?


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  1. Regarding all the failures Pentagon vessels are having is Pentagon creating a cassus belli.

    Gulf of Tonkin and Pearl Harbor is happening again.

    In the mean time Tel-Aviv is shitting its pants out of fear Hezbollah will invade in a coming war…

    Tel Aviv will not send in tanks in to Lebanon in the coming war, only infantry & spec.ops.

    YnetNews: “Hezbollah returns to Lebanon”.
    – When did they leave? Tel Aviv makes it sound like three full regiments of Hezbollah haven’t guarded Lebanon during all these years other units have been in Syria. YnetNews are likewise making up threats out to create a cassus belli.

    YnetNews: “Lieberman’s explicit warning to Iran”.
    That which Tel Aviv (and D.C.) fears the most Tehran might do they accuse Tehran of doing. Washington used the same tactic against Moscow in 2015 claiming for weeks a few months they had placed S-400’s in Latakia, but actually fearing the AD bubble over Syria that Moscow could, well knowing they hadn’t…

  2. Oy Vey! Good to have you back, Ian! You are a great asset to this site. Hope all is well with you.

    I read that the Iranian drone was shot down over the Israeli occupied Golan Heights. Is this true, and if so, how can that be considered Israeli airspace, when it’s internationally recognized as Syrian territory being illegally occupied by Israel? Not that it matters to Israel. Just wondering.

    The downing of an Israeli jet in Syrian airspace has been a long time coming, as the Israeli government admits it has violated Syrian airspace about 100 times in the last 5 years, targeting the Syrian government forces and their allies. Israel has failed to heed the multiple warnings they’ve been given about this and this time, they payed the price for it.

    • What I find concerning is that both Israel and their US puppet president will somehow spin this downing of an Israeli jet into a pretext to intensify their push to destroy the Syrian government, leaving the country indefensible against terrorists, just like they did in Iraq and Libya. Moreover, they are likely to increase tensions with Iran over this. Iran is no pushover and since their government was overthrown by America and Israel in the past, I wouldn’t expect them to sit back. Not to mention, Iran has strong allies in China and Russia.

  3. Ah… we are under attack now, so not much time for relationship building. We see a major effort to get a war going in the ME, someone afraid that the string of losses, (even Yemen) is a threat to the image of their power, like a cornered wounded predator, they are at their most dangerous.

    • No doubt, Jim. Well said. The maniacs will likely feel they need to respond with overwhelming force in an attempt to save face, all innocents caught in the middle be damned.

  4. Ah… we are under attack now, so not much time for relationship building. We see a major effort to get a war going in the ME, someone afraid that the string of losses, (even Yemen) is a threat to the image of their power, like a cornered wounded predator, they are at their most dangerous.

  5. Well i think the same is true for Trump. It was one hell of a gamble to publicly hit the FBI and DoJ with a broad brush versus some “rouge” operators which would have been much different. It signaled he had been given orders to get complete control over both of them. The Deep State has always had a lot of influence, hence never a conspiracy prosecution on any part of their activities. But they seemed to have decided to want to eliminate any future risk with a clean sweep, and making example that they could pull this off to show all of their people they will never be prosecuted, which of course includes the massive Israeli espionage here, not being done almost in the open. Israel interferes in all US elections like it was their God given right to do so, and no one questions it. It’s just pitiful.

  6. Welcome home Ian. You have been missed. Your piece today is a breath of fresh air. As I become depressed each time Israel violates Lebanon, Syria, Palestine etc., i am bouyed by this news. It would make perfect sense for Lebanon to strike a deal with Russia to develope her offshore gas/oil fields in exchange for air defense systems. Even grease the offer, and allow Russia to build a permanent naval base on their coast.

  7. Rumors:
    Israel is opening BOMB SHELTERS in the northern part of the country and telling citizens to get inside them!
    Israel is now sending “massive” numbers of troops and heavy armor toward the Syria Border.
    Lebanon publicly announced they would no longer permit Israeli jets to fly into Lebanon, and any jet doing so WILL BE SHOT AT.
    Can we expect the US to be doubling down too, synchronizing tactics to support Israel?
    It’s not over yet.

    • The Russians really need to move air defense into Lebanon. That alone would tell the Zios that they crossed over the line. What the hell, the UN itself should have its one air defense capability to deal with rouge states bombing neighbors by alleging any damn thing that they want.

  8. Once again pure jewels for the world’s uninformed, only at VT. The pattern at the Oval office briefings is becoming dull and out of time, considering all the bubble heads that employ there. We certainly may hope that another use of tactical nukes will not be put in action as so many times in the ME. So much embarassement for USA on Israel’s behalf.

  9. Practiced on women and children. DEEP dark esoteric forces at work here and there’s no redeeming qualities. Russia must make sure the innocent are not held up to the payment plan. How many meetings with Russia and still they can’t do anything good. Putin is not going to let bolshevism’s offspring come to his beloved Russia again. Ukraine will not do it. Pence is oozing creepiness in Korea.

  10. The full picture is revealing indeed and evokes this Zionist/NeoCon lament on foot of the IAF fiasco.

    “As flies to wanton goy* are we to the gods, they kill us for their sport.” KL (IV.i.36-37) – Shakespeare.

    *Original has ‘boys’.

  11. As they are not the (political) Pentagon and will clearly know exactly what happened due to watching it unfold in realtime on their screens, does anyone here think that this result will have any effect on the way CENTCOM will be using its air assets in Eastern Syria from now on?

    Now they have some confidence will this embolden Syrian air defenses around Deir in particular?

  12. Wouldn’t the disclosure by VT in the earlier article that U.S. Navy Seals shot down the Russian plane which resulted in the death of their top pilot on the ground also add to the fervor of Russian pilots to level the tiny country of Israel now and teach them a long overdue lesson? And how about say New York too since the U.S. and Israel are bound together like Siamese Twins.
    I think the Navy folks on these ships are watching porn all day long and possibly even have a few ladies of the night stowed away on the ships too. They likely even service the top Admirals when they come aboard. This is all part of the decline of America just like Rome.

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