A potential “Israeli-Russian nightmare”

The following is a list of extracts taken from articles this week:

A potential Israeli-Russian ‘nightmare’

“As a result, Russia’s deployment of advanced surface-to-air S-400 missiles is of grave concern to Israel. With a radius of 250 miles and the ability to target up to 36 aircraft simultaneously, the S-400 is a potential game changer. One senior Israeli officer went so far as to describe it as a potential “nightmare.” In the event of a serious deterioration in the Israeli-Russian relationship, the S-400 could greatly complicate the Israeli Air Force’s ability to strike weapons shipments en route to Hezbollah through Syria. Israel therefore needs assurances from Russia that the S-400s will not impinge the freedom of movement Israeli jets possess over Syrian airspace.”

Russia bypasses Israel and sets up a war room with Jordan

“Ever since his major intervention in Syria, Putin has tried to persuade Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to pull the rug from under the Israeli-backed rebels in the South. They are deemed as a necessary buffer for securing Israel’s northern border and blocking the reimposition of Assad’s authority there..
The content of the exchanges between Putin and Netanyahu has only been shared with tight circles of confidants in Jerusalem and the Kremlin, so little is reliably known about their areas of agreement and dispute. By teaming up with Jordan for a joint war room to cover operations in southern Syria, Putin has gone around Netanyahu’s back and acquired a helper for evicting Syrian rebels from southern Syria.”

Russian Forces to stay in Syria Indefinitely:

“In public statements, Russian officials have said the deployment will continue only until regime forces complete “offensive operations” and against Isil and other rebel groups.”

World is facing the worst risks in a generation

“Stock markets are plunging, oil prices are falling further and further, and China is slowing. Experts are increasingly worried about the global economy. Political instability is the worst it has been since the Cold War. Currently, an estimated 60 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to war, poverty and natural disasters. That’s equivalent to the world’s 24th largest country, and the largest number in history.”

 

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