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US prevents Lebanon from acquiring air defense systems so Israel can attack Syria: experts

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BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – In an interview with Sputnik Radio (Arabic-language version), the military expert Dr. Amin Ahteit, stated that last night’s attack by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) was not the first time that they have used Lebanese airspace to bomb Syria.

“Since Syria was able to restore its air defense platforms, Israel used Lebanese airspace to launch its aggression against Syria. It has taken four air routes from the south and north, and two in the center targeting the Damascus region and its surroundings, the Homs region and its surroundings, as well as Hama and its surroundings,” the military expert said.

“They (Israel) also targeted Aleppo, and this time there is a link in the series of successive Israeli aggressions against Syria, using Lebanon as a passageway for its aircraft,” he said, pointing out that the Lebanese Armed Forces do not have air defense systems to control its airspace.

According to Dr. Ahteit, the Lebanese Army is prevented from acquiring air defenses for two reasons: first, is due to financial capabilities and second, is due to the U.S.’ interference.

“The United States and its allies, especially Israel, prevent Lebanon from entering the world arms market, to purchase an air defense system, as well as American pressure on Lebanon, to prevent it from accepting Russian, Chinese and Iranian offers to provide it with an air defense system in order to keep the Lebanese airspace open to Israeli aggression,” he said.

Israel has repeatedly used Lebanese airspace to bomb Syria, but they have also shown their ability to travel undetected through the latter’s airspace by using their stealth fighters (i.e. F-35A) and drones.

While Syria has made significant improvements to its air defenses over the last few years, mostly due to assistance from Iran and Russian, they have been unable to match Israel’s technological advances in the aviation and military industries.

Some analysts believe, however, that if Lebanon possessed their own air defense systems, they would be able to limit the frequency of the Israeli attacks on the Syrian Arab Republic.

Another major factor that wasn’t mentioned by Dr. Ahteit is the U.S’ fear that supplying Lebanon with an air defense system result in Hezbollah having access to the equipment.

Hezbollah has shown in the past that they do possess air defense missiles; however, they are rarely used.

https://www.almasdarnews.com/articl...se-systems-so-israel-can-attack-syria-expert/
 

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they need a passive LOS guided and flexible missiles systems to counter Israel. active and bulky systems like S-300/400 or bavar would get destroyed easily.
 

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they need a passive LOS guided and flexible missiles systems to counter Israel. active and bulky systems like S-300/400 or bavar would get destroyed easily.
Agreed. For a country like Lebanon which doesn't possess a traditionally strong all round weapons capabilities flexible and mobile missile systems are the way to go. Easy and cheap to operate. Hellish to take out.

Bulky systems like S-400 also require strong air power as a defensive layer and much more. Anti-aircraft batteries like S-400 are truly effective in certain numbers. Such systems require other layers to operate effectively.
 

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:rofl: US is pissed about this because Israhell would have to tip their hand of EW missiles and bombs that evade air defenses through jamming and other EW means.

US keeps these weapons top secret and don't want the Israhellis to use them to destroy well made air defense systems.

Once EW is used, ECM air defenses would be developed and a new arms race to beat each others air defenses.

Best way to figure out what bands they are using for EW is to get a reciever at every ADS and any that are destroyed, check what band is used, how it is used and how to counter that EW.
 

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:rofl: US is pissed about this because Israhell would have to tip their hand of EW missiles and bombs that evade air defenses through jamming and other EW means.

US keeps these weapons top secret and don't want the Israhellis to use them to destroy well made air defense systems.

Once EW is used, ECM air defenses would be developed and a new arms race to beat each others air defenses.

Best way to figure out what bands they are using for EW is to get a reciever at every ADS and any that are destroyed, check what band is used, how it is used and how to counter that EW.
Yep, when the Russians tested the new jet fighter, they made a mistake. Now they have to start from scratch and build a new fighter with new EW. If they use it, they have to start another new fighter jet.
 

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Wonder why Iran is not helping Lebanon in that part.
we did offer them a military package of mostly ADs and drones, your government jumped in and gave them some scan eagle for free and prevented us to go further. though Hezbollah might have some.
 

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we did offer them a military package of mostly ADs and drones, your government jumped in and gave them some scan eagle for free and prevented us to go further. though Hezbollah might have some.
Doesn't mean you can't do it behind the scenes. And you have Hezbollah as you said. You won't be deterred to give it to them.
 

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Doesn't mean you can't do it behind the scenes. And you have Hezbollah as you said. You won't be deterred to give it to them.
it makes difference if Lebanese army fires a missile on Israeli jets or Hezbollah does.
 

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army is meant to defend country so if army brings down an intruding jet Israel can't cry in international community but if Hezbollah does they would raise their voice that you are letting an anti Semitic group to acquire offensive weapons and they will not let us bring justice and democracy to region they will not allow us to defend ourselves bla bla bla and this course of actions might result in sanctions or some kind of political back fire.
 

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army is meant to defend country so if army brings down an intruding jet Israel can't cry in international community but if Hezbollah does they would raise their voice that you are letting an anti Semitic group to acquire offensive weapons and they will not let us bring justice and democracy to region they will not allow us to defend ourselves bla bla bla and this course of actions might result in sanctions or some kind of political back fire.
Wouldn't it just get Lebanon on Iran's side even more? Whether the Lebanese Army or Hezbollah does it? Israel bombs Lebanon, Iran wins. More sympathy, and more weapons being transported to Lebanon.
 

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Wouldn't it just get Lebanon on Iran's side even more? Whether the Lebanese Army or Hezbollah does it? Israel bombs Lebanon, Iran wins. More sympathy, and more weapons being transported to Lebanon.
more sympathy does not equal to a win, Israel does nothing or can't attack is the wining. also most of the parts Iran wants to sell/give ADs to Lebanon is to counter Israelis AF missions in Syria. it's not that much about Lebanon.
 

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Iranian air defenses get bombed by Israel every time, it's irrelevant whether the US prevents it or not.
 

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