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Israeli-US Missile Test Spikes Tensions (Video)

A joint US-Israel missile launch is not such a big deal - unless it comes when Obama plans an attack on Syria. If the test was designed to scare the dickens out of everyone, it was a huge success.
The United States and Israel tested the Blue Sparrow missile Tuesday morning, raising tensions throughout the Middle East

The United States and Israel tested the Blue Sparrow missile Tuesday morning, raising tensions throughout the Middle East
Photo Credit: Screenshot from defense ministry YouTube

Russia detected a joint US-Israeli missile firing from the Mediterranean Sea Tuesday morning and raised tensions throughout the world, which already is on war alert. Israel, after denying that a missile was launched, later said two missiles were fired the sea in a test carried out with the United States.

The “Blue Sparrow” missile test was meant to test radar systems, according to the Defense Ministry.

However, given the rapid acceleration of war preparations by the United States, Hezbollah, Russia, Israel and Syria, virtually all statements have to be taken with more than a few grains of salt.

Sky News’ Foreign Affairs Editor Tim Marshall reported, “There is very little information available, but the most likely explanation would be that the US is test firing some of its ship defense systems.”

The missile launch could have been a simple test without any connection to a possible U.S. attack on the Assad regime, but the opposite is most probable.

All that is known is that two missiles were fired and that they fell in the sea. The Russian Interfax news agency reported that a government official stated, “The trajectory of these objects goes from the central part of the Mediterranean Sea toward the eastern part of the Mediterranean coast.”

If the missile firings were designed to raise the rafters in Russia, they were an outstanding success.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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6 Responses to “Israeli-US Missile Test Spikes Tensions (Video)”

  1. The world shouldn't be worried about a missile test by Israel. This type of response would only be necessary if the Syrians, Iran, or their terrorists took aggressive acts against Israel. What the international community should be more concerned about is what the other side will do. That would be a more accurate concern for increased instability and tension.

  2. Ben II says:

    Israel needs to be prepared.

  3. Ben II says:

    Israel needs to be prepared.

  4. Time may be running out. I think that what were seeing right in front of our eyes today is likely going to become the war spoken of in Isaiah 17 where Damascus is taken away from being a city and becomes a ruinous heap. Isaiah spoke of it as a burden and of course it was and is. Anytime you believe that millions could soon die it is no fun to warn people about it. I wrote a book that contains information about salvation and prophecy, in the word of God, and it also contains information about Isaiah 17 and several other things I believe are important for everyone to know. It really is free, I don’t even accept donations, it’s just the word of God that I hope you will read. It’s short, only about 7 pages so it won’t take up much time at all. I urge you to have a look: http://www.booksie.com/religion_and_spirituality/book/richard_b_barnes/after-the-rapture-whats-next.

  5. Alan Kardon says:

    Ever think, that is what the other side thinks of the United States?

  6. Yechiel Baum says:

    what goes on in Israel is Israel's business.
    If you want to be nosey, welcome to donate to the Israeli economy whose main budget is DEFENSE SO WELCOME TO PAY FOR IT SINCE YOU CREATED THIS PROBLEM FOR ISRAEL.

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