This indicates that that things are becoming very serious in the Mideast. This is ignored by most of the press and not totally confirmed.
The Russians demanded to Israel an explanation for the presence of its fighter planes over Syrian airspace. This event indicates that the protection of Syrian airspace is now under the wings of the Russian Air Force, in coordination with the Syrian Armed Forces, the legitimate President Bashar al-Assad, under the sovereignty of the Syrian government in Damascus.
Six Russian multirole fighter Sukhoi SU-30 SM type have put to flight-type Israeli fighters McDonnell Douglas F-15 off the Syrian coast.
Israeli aircrafts are flying for months in Syrian airspace and especially Syria’s Naval Air Station Latakia bridgehead of Russian forces in Syria.
Israeli aircraft generally follow a fairly complex flight plan and approach Latakia from the sea.
In the night of 1 to 2 October 2015, six Russian Sukhoi SU-30 took off from SM Syrian airbase Hmimim towards Cyprus before intercepting four Israeli F-15 fighters in attack position.
Surprised by a situation as unexpected and probably not prepared for a dogfight with one of the best Russian multirole fighter, Israeli pilots have quickly turned back to the South, flying at high speed over Lebanon.
The Lebanese army has officially announced to Z 23:13 (local time) that four “enemy aircraft” (Israeli) had crossed the Lebanese airspace.
This “incident” between Russian and Israeli warplanes struck stupor command of the Israeli Air Force, which held that a possible air battle between the Israeli F-15 and the Russian Su-30 would have led to the destruction of four Israeli aircrafts.
Israel has strongly protested to Moscow this incident but the Russians demanded an explanation for the presence of Israeli fighter planes over Syrian airspace.
This incident indicates that the protection of Syrian airspace is now under the protection of the Russian Air Force. Causing gnashing of teeth in Washington.
The incident was ignored by the major news agencies but political and media relay of Israel in the United States, Europe and the Arab world will strengthen efforts to demonize Russian support to the Syrian government.
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Brzezinski: Obama should retaliate if Russia doesn’t stop attacking U.S. assets
The United States should threaten to retaliate if Russia does not stop attacking U.S. assets in Syria, former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote in a Financial Times op-ed published Sunday, urging “strategic boldness,” with American credibility in the Middle East and the region itself at stake.
Moscow’s apparent decision to strike non-Islamic State targets and those of Syrian rebels backed by the Central Intelligence Agency “at best” reflects “Russian military incompetence,” and worst, “evidence of a dangerous desire to highlight American political impotence,” wrote Brzezinski, the national security adviser for former President Jimmy Carter and a strong supporter of current President Barack Obama.
And if Russia continues to pursue non-ISIL targets, the U.S. should retaliate, he added.