Trump admin. updated Israel ‘in real time’ on Syria missile strike

JTA reports for The New York Jewish Week that Israel’s intelligence minister and a member of the Cabinet’s defense forum Yisrael Katz told Israeli Army Radio that U.S. defense officials “updated Israel in real time” on the Trump administration’s missile attack at Shayrat Air Base in Syria in the early morning hours of April 7.

The attack killed 18 Syrian civilians, including 5 children (AFP) — which is most ironic because Trump had justified the missile strike as a retaliation against Syrian children being killed by an alleged chemical attack allegedly by the Assad government.

Both Yisrael Katz and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu heaped praises on Trump for the missile attack. Katz enthused:

“There are things that only the No. 1 superpower in the world can do. In contrast to the failed policy of leading from behind, which led to Iran’s entrenchment, the United States has restored America’s regional leadership in a big way in the Middle East.”

Netanyahu praised Trump in a statement that Trump, “in both word and action,” had “sent a strong and clear message today that the use and spread of chemical weapons will not be tolerated. Israel fully supports President Trump’s decision.” Israel “hopes that this message of resolve in the face of the Assad regime’s horrific actions will resonate not only in Damascus, but in Tehran, Pyongyang and elsewhere.”

From Wikipedia:

In 1993, the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment WMD proliferation assessment recorded Israel as a country generally reported as having undeclared offensive chemical warfare capabilities.[2] Former US deputy assistant secretary of defense responsible for chemical and biological defense Dr. Bill Richardson said in 1998 “I have no doubt that Israel has worked on both chemical and biological offensive things for a long time… There’s no doubt they’ve had stuff for years.”[24]

Israel is believed to have developed an offensive biological warfare capability.[2] The US Congress Office of Technology Assessment records Israel as a country possessing a long-term, undeclared biological warfare program.[2] Israel is not a signatory to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC).[25]

Even the U.S. Congress wasn’t “updated in real time” about the U.S. missile attack.

CBS/AP reports, April 7, 2017:

The U.S. missile strikes Thursday on a Syrian air base were conducted without formal congressional approval….

Trump did let Congress know of his plans to launch 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles Thursday evening…. A White House official said more than two dozen members of Congress, both Democrats and Republicans, were briefed Thursday by White House and Cabinet officials. House Speaker Paul Ryan, the No. 3 U.S. official, said he was among those informed.

So what is it about Israel that warrants its government having the unique privilege of being “updated in real time” on a U.S. missile attack against a third country?

Inquiring minds really want to know.

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31 responses to “Trump admin. updated Israel ‘in real time’ on Syria missile strike

  1. “So what is it about Israel that warrants its government having the unique privilege of being “updated in real time” on a U.S. missile attack against a third country?”

    Uh, Israel shares a border with Syria and Lebanon, and the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah is in Syria, trying to overthrow the government (the Hezbo’s are agents of Iran, which swears repeatedly to “wipe Israel off the map.”

    Seems kind of important. Like, these goings-on are existential questions for Israel, our key ally in the region. Duh.


    • Do tell us what “our key ally in the region” has ever done for the U.S.

      And the next time you treat me with gratuitous condescension (“Duh”) as if I were an idiot, which I’ve never treated you, will be your banishment from FOTM forever.

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      • the only thing “our key ally in the region” has ever done for US is to help elect our next groveling POTUS while sucking on the American taxpayer’s ‘Aid for Israel’ s’ teat in the form of welfare…..billions…every…year.

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        • Here are some answers on a chat forum:

          Including this funny but true one by Rick H. Kennerly:
          “AIPAC does a lot to keep American lobbyists & Congressional staffers fed, supports the WDC economy & US arms industry.”


          • Yeah, he was griping at JT re the blog not being kept up &/or comments not being moderated to his satisfaction, or some such, I can’t remember exactly. But it irked me. Good grief, I replied, the guy is probably a little busy these days trying to put food on the table for his family after losing his job, so give him a break already. “Chats” lectured me back about his longstanding commenting history there vs. me as a newbie, but I never got around to replying to it. It was rather long, if I remember correctly. (I can be verbose as well if I’m rested up for it, but I wasn’t up to it at the time.) 😉

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            • Thank you for elaborating on what “Mr. Amiable” did on Tracy’s (now defunct) Memory Hole blog. That speaks volumes about Amiable’s character. I’ve banished him for good from FOTM.


      • Now that is a “whooping with class.”

        Dr. E for the 1st woman President 2020! (& you won’t need Ivanka to tell you what to do. 😉

        (Mr. Amiable had the same “attitude” at James Tracy’s blog, picking on the blog host, which I thought was very tacky at the time, considering the hardship JT was/still is under.)

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    • You need to get this central fact very straight, as in immediately if not sooner: Ahmadinejad never said or wrote ‘wipe Israel off the map.’ This was a fabricated falsity created for the benefit of the neocons who –I regret to say, are not dying for Israel or putting their sorry asses on the line and not just their lying words– albeit I wiish they were. I see Ahmadinejad as a very poor political figure and will bring grief to Iran, but he’s wily and ambitious, same as Broom Hilda, another famous creep.

      According to Wikipedia “In 2005, Ahmadinejad, in a speech praising the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini, was translated by Iranian state-run media as saying that “Israel must be wiped off the map.”[177][178][179] A controversy erupted over the translation, with specialists such as Juan Cole of the University of Michigan and Arash Norouzi of the Mossadegh Project pointing out that the original statement in Farsi did not say that Israel should be wiped off the map, but instead that it would collapse.[180][181][182] The words ‘Israel’, ‘map’, and ‘to wipe off’ are non-existent in the Iranian speech’s original.”

      Ahmadinejad is a creep, but he did not say that sentence.

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      • You are so right, josephBC (BC > is that British Columbia or that you were born Before Christ? 😉 since you’re always saying how “old” you are. j/k!)

        I think TPTB faked that Ahmadinejad quote in order to dupe the Evangelicals into despising Iran (which profits Israel). All the Judaizer-Christian preachers during that timeframe were comparing the Ahmadinejad quote to Psalm 83:4, saying in effect that it was “prophecy being fulfilled”:

        “They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.” (Psalm 83:4-KJV)

        cut them off > Other translations say “wipe them out” or “annihilate them” or “erase them” or “destroy them,” etc.

        Also, older news reports questioned whether Ahmadinejad himself was Jewish &/or had Jewish roots. (If true, why would he want his “family tree” destroyed?) The Telegraph UK & The Guardian had a little tit-for-tat-spat about that in 2009. Other sources joined in on the question, including WND, etc.:

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  2. Stephen Lendman’s essay “Israel’s Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Weapons Threaten World Peace, 2013, points out that Israel has developed and stockpiles various persistent and non-persistent nerve agents such as sarin, going back at least to the early 1980s and has refused to sign the CWC or allow inspections. According to Lendman Israel has repeatedly and consistently used chemical and biological weapons against its Arab neighbors, with documented effects on the victims so horrific it reads like a sci fi nightmare. Aerial surveillance of desolate areas in the Negev by the US show unmistakeable evidence of CBW test grids and sensors and underground CBW storage bunkers near Dimona.

    The US has used depleted uranium shells in Iraq, the effects of which are correlated to the concomitant numbers of grotesquely, diabolically deformed newborns there. In Vietnam we used napalm to defoliate LZs and my unit came upon a man still living whose eyes were literally melted and lips lips fused together, whom our medic tried to comfort as best he could despite what the desk jockeys in DC had done.

    And now this latest abomination of the US and Israel gloating over the killing of civilians as well as military personnel to avenge “killing babies” that their IS proxies in Idlib we’re responsible for. MAGA by more 911 GWOT has the odor of hell about it.

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  3. Bravo, Dr. Eowyn. Civility is sadly lacking today.

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  4. Genesis 12: 3 I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who treats you with contempt. All the families of the earth will be blessed through you.”

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    • Revelation 3:9 “I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars–I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you.”

      Revelation 2:9: “I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.”

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    • Mr. Johnson, With all due respect, one of the main errors of interpreting scripture is to zero in on one verse to “make a point” & not including for consideration what the rest of the Bible says (we’ve all been there & done that, before we knew better).

      Genesis 12:3 (your verse) was addressed to Abram & the Apostle Paul explains the meaning of Genesis 12:3 in Galatians chapter 3:
      6 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.

      7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.

      8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.

      9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
      14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
      16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
      18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
      28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

      29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
      End quoted verses.

      Therefore, the Genesis 12:3 promise of blessing to Abraham & his seed/singular (Christ) through whom “all families of the earth shall be blessed,” in the final analysis, has no more to do with Ancient Israel (nor “modern” Israel) but has everything to do with Christ.

      Ancient Israel was Christ’s “family tree” (He had to “come through” somebody’s family tree, & God chose Abraham’s lineage for that purpose, due to Abram’s faith). Once Christ came, died on the cross, allowed Israel more time thereafter to repent which they did not, then sent Paul repeatedly to the Jew first & they still did not repent as a nation-whole (Acts 28:17-28, Paul’s last meeting with Jewish leaders, culminating in vs.28), all the while Gentiles were pouring in via Paul’s preaching & missionary tours.

      Christians, sadly, have been duped (Judaized, bewitched > Gal. 3:1) via Genesis 12:3 (& other verses) being misinterpreted to put modern Zionism (a political ploy, not a Biblical one) on a pedestal instead of Christ.

      In Galatians 4 Paul continues with the theme re the heirs. It’s “tricky” because he switches what was fleshly (Hagar/Ishmael/bondwoman) vs. what was spiritual (Sarah/Isaac/free woman), & changed them to mean:

      –Hagar/Ishmael/bondwoman = Jerusalem, Jews still in bondage (Law/reject Christ).
      –Sarah/Isaac/free woman = Jerusalem Above, Gentiles & Jews who are free in Christ.

      Hope this helps!

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  5. A FOTM reader on Facebook makes a very good point:

    Diane Westgate: “Well, the missiles DID come from war ships in the Mediterranean & flew 150 miles to their intended target ‘over the heads’ of Israel. I think it was a pretty neighborly thing to do. Israel could knock down any unintended missiles. I heard he gave Russia a 30 minute ‘heads up’ too…..and did not target Russian planes on that base either. 59 1000 lb war heads all landed one METER from intended target. One misfire into the ocean I read, which could have caused problems in Israel had it launched farther inland. King of Jordan just had a friendly visit to the WH….I’m sure he got ‘real time info’ too.”


    • “the missiles DID come from war ships in the Mediterranean & flew 150 miles to their intended target ‘over the heads’ of Israel.”

      Here’s a map showing how far Shayrat Air Base — the target of Trump’s cruise missiles — is from Israel. If any government should have “real time updates,” it should be Lebanon.
      map of Shayrat Air Base, Syria from Israel

      “59 1000 lb war heads all landed one METER from intended target.”

      No source given.

      Pentagon admitted that one missile landed in the water. According to the Russian defense ministry, the combat effectiveness of the attack was extremelylow, only 23 missiles (or 40%) hit the base, and it did not know where the other 36 landed.


      • Thanks for the map; visuals always help with “foreign” things. And holy cow re 36 missiles went “missing in action.” Wow. Good thing as long as they didn’t land on people somewhere else!

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  6. Looks like it’s “Make America Israel’s Bitch Again”—as if we ever stopped playing that role. Trump has been triangulated, maybe given an ultimatum. Hopefully he has not been blackmailed.
    Will keep updated by your posts and those of Dr. Makow.

    In the meantime, we’re about to enter that Time that Revelation says must happen. General Patton is unavailable, and Hillary is not at the Helm, Thank God. Trump is at the Helm. God Help Us regardless of what happens.

    And Let Us Pray to Our Lady of Fatima, the 100th Anniversary of Her Appearances commence on May 13th, and Let Us Pray to Our Lady of Quito. Looks to me we’re all about to be shaken out of our “comfort zone.”

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  7. And to notice that the “fuzzy white-grey headed” respondent goes by the internet name of “patrick-chats-amiably.” = such shameful duplicity..!!

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  8. traildustfotm

    This is way “off the cuff,” but I view Israel as the only true ally we have in the Middle East. Although we may have now gained the trust of Jordan and Egypt. (of course, my opinions may be proven wrong)

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    • Good day, traildustfotm!

      To learn what one must know about the real nature of Israel, start w/, a fine short historical essay by a leading US conservative & patriot. It details why the Fed Res Bunco was created by the 5 biggest European Jewish private banks and only 2 US non-Jewish banks. Monetary control is foremost, then one has a nation in its pocket, under shadow control!

      Once the Rothschilds understood from the Zionists why a fictive nation state was in their best long-term interests, they got on board, the rest is history: more than 100 million dead and a full century of non-stop wars w/o end, 1914 until today. “War is good for business: invest your son and daughter, 5% and more annually!” as I wrote in ‘America, I hear you bleeding’ in 1967. Fitfy years in my life; every one had a war we were involved in as actor or armourer, and so was every major nation w/a private central bank!

      If you need more, use the Internet to research the history of political Zionism, and look into True Torah Jews website,

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    • Do you mean “the only true ally” who continues to send spies like Jonathan Pollack to the US — the country that showers $billions on Israel, making Israel the US’s largest foreign aid recipient, and despite the fact that Washington and Tel Aviv made a deliberate effort in the mid-1950s to put an end to these covert operations against one another?
      From Newsweek: “Israel has been caught carrying out aggressive espionage operations against American targets for decades, according to U.S. intelligence officials and congressional sources. And they still do it. They just don’t get arrested very often.”

      Or do you mean “the only true ally” who “accidentally” attacked and sank the USS Liberty in 1967, which killed 37 American servicemen? Capt. Ward Boston, a former Navy attorney who helped lead the military investigation into the incident, said Pres. Johnson and Defense Secretary McNamara told those heading the Navy’s inquiry to “conclude that the attack was a case of ‘mistaken identity’ despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.”

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      • If ANY OTHER entity had done this, whether a nation or an organised terrorist gang, the US would have struck back immediately & totally.

        So the question MUST be asked AND answered: Why did this go unpunished? The answer to this –and it ties to the question, Who were the 9-11 perps?– is the greatest question of any century. Our entire destiny as a nation and a people is in it.


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