BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – U.S. President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to Iraq on Christmas to support his nation’s troops that are currently deployed in several parts of the Middle Eastern country.

During his visit to the Al-Asad Airbase, Trump discussed the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria and its affect on Israel’s regional security.

According to Trump, Israel will be fine because the U.S. gives the country several billion dollars each year.

“Well, I don’t see it. I spoke with Bibi,” he said, referring to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“I told Bibi. And, you know, we give Israel $4.5 billion a year. And they’re doing very well defending themselves, if you take a look,” he continued.

“We’re going to take good care of Israel. Israel is going to be good. But we give Israel $4.5 billion a year. And we give them, frankly, a lot more money than that, if you look at the books — a lot more money than that. And they’ve been doing a very good job for themselves,” he added, not specifying the origin of the $4.5 billion figure.

Trump’s comments came on the same day the Israeli Air Force carried out several airstrikes inside the western region of Damascus.

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enkidu gilgamesh
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IMHO, Donald Trump has officially started the procedure of dumping Netanyahu!
He is giving a clear signal for the next elections in Israel.
Desperate as he is now, Netanyahu abuses civil aviation to throw 16 rockets to Syria and Syrian air defense is able to shoot down 14 of them. Bibi is a the corner and there is no escape for him. The best solution would be to jail him before the elections to open the way for new people and possible new ideas for a reconciliation with Syria by giving back the Golans and retreating from Palestinian lands.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Actually, Palestinians should retreat in Arab Palestine AKA kingdom of Jordan.
Hey, Bethlehem is not an Arab town, what Fakestinians call west bank is Judea/Samaria… Judea means ‘land of the Jews’, baby 😉
If Syria didn’t wanted to lose Golan, they simply needed to NOT attack Israel in 1967 and 1973. They might have had it back had they stopped the shït they were doing.
Moreover, be careful what you wish for : Netanyahu is a ‘classic’ right-winger.
If he goes, Lieberman is likely to become PM instead, then you’ll have a far-right creep that deeply hates Arabs.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Il-20M was shot down due to incompetence of SyADF.
F-16 launched SDB gliding bombs which range 100km +. These glide subsonic so it took about 6 minutes to strike. SyADF only responded AFTER the strikes… Thus, the only plausible version was given by Israelis : F-16 were LONG gone from the area when SyADF started shooting in every direction, so downing the Il-20M.
If you analyse carefully the Russian explanation about the case, these are pure bullshït! Could have worked had supersonic missiles like the Rampage had been used for the strikes, not with the GBU-39 “SDB” (small diameter bomb).

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

SyADF is FAR from intercepting as many ‘rockets’ as they say : on several videos shown, they pretend a successful interception while if you time the video, the blast occurs strangely at the same time the Pantsir missiles self-destruct in order to avoid crashing (e.g. on civilian areas).
Actually, a Pantsir battery was even already destroyed after having tried to shoot down a F-16…

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

If there is a reconciliation to be, it has to come from Syria since they try to destroy the state of Israel since its birth. The move has to come from the aggressor, not from the aggressed. Syria ends getting only what she deserves with the Israelis and claiming the ridiculous 1,200km² Golan Heights while Syria shelled into Galilee from here for 19 years and also tried to derivate the Jordan river to cut Israel from water is simply no option, especially as long as Syria will be in bed with Shia shitlamists like Hezbollah or IRGC. Hezb’s manifesto implies… Read more »

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Daeshbags-Sux

Thus, if Syria wants to live in peace with her Jewish neighbour, Assad shall start by cutting ties with creeps like Nasrallah and Khamenei. Now forget Golan Heights : Israelis are not enough dümb to give back such a strategic area! Too risky! BUT Syria could gain serious compensations by having Israelis helping making the Syrian desert green just like they’re doing in Negev and there is 120,000km² of desert for the 185,000km² Syria… So the gain is 100x as big as Golan Heights. Moreover, Israel can associate Syria in the exploitation of the Levantine gas basin and all experts… Read more »