Sunday, September 23, 2007

Israel Scrambled Jets Toward Syria

As you'll see in a bit, this's not the story from earlier in the month.

The tension in the Mid-East is getting appalling. If Israelis, Palestinians, Syrians, Iranians, Iraqis, Afghans, Pakistanis, Lebanese aren't under tremendous stress, I'm sure all neighbors to these countries are.

Someone needs to pull the fuses on these explosives before someone actually lights them.
Israel dispatched several fighter jets toward its border with Syria after a Syrian aircraft disappeared from Israeli air force radar screens, Israeli military officials said Sunday, reflecting the state of heightened tensions between the two sides over a reported Israeli air strike in Syria earlier this month.

The Israeli jets, which did not enter Syrian airspace, returned to their bases minutes later when it became clear the Syrian airplane had crashed. The incident took place on Saturday, which was Yom Kippur, the holiest Jewish holiday, when Israel's air force does not send any fighter craft into the air unless absolutely necessary.

Via AP.



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