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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 12:16 p.m. PST

…Forces Near The Israeli Border .

"The United States, Russia and Jordan, with Israel's acquiescence, recently negotiated a ceasefire among warring parties in the southwest corner of Syria, an area bordering both Israel and Jordan. Presidents Trump and Putin announced the achievement at their Hamburg summit, and it took effect July 9.

On the face of it, an end to the killing anywhere in Syria is a good thing. If stray shells and bullets no longer "leak" into the Israeli Golan, that, too, is obviously welcome news. And if this step offers a model for additional ceasefires throughout Syria and enables refugees to return home, that is a move in the right direction for the entire Middle East.

But there is far more to this ceasefire than a mere cessation of hostilities next door. By augmenting Russia's capacity to affect Israel's strategic interests, it could have far-reaching consequences.

While the U.S. is a party to the ceasefire agreement, it will not be involved in policing it. That task apparently falls to Russia. This could place Russian combat troops, dubbed "military police" for protocol purposes, across a narrow boundary divide from the Israel Defense Forces patrolling the Golan…"
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skipper John Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 12:33 p.m. PST

Hmmmmmmm. Russian troops on the Israel border. Who would have ever thought?

Oh wait, that big black Book over there on the coffee table talks all about that… I do believe!!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 10:44 a.m. PST



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