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Hezbollah forces in Syria could turn on the Russians, using their advanced arms, including their anti-aircraft weapons.
A former CIA official told NBC News that the US will find it difficult to retaliate by embarrassing Putin, for the same reason the Russians didn't bother to release embarrassing information about Donald Trump.
In August 2016 two Be-200s were sent to Portugal to help in extinguishing forest fires. Four days later it was reported that the fire was prevented from spreading in the direction of two settlements and a national park.
"President Putin offered to meet in Moscow on September 9," Abbas said. "I agreed. I was to fly to Moscow from here (Warsaw) to meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu."
When Netanyahu and Putin spoke on the phone last week, the summit idea was part of their discussion.
US-Turkey relations have so deteriorated after the coup that Washington no longer trusts Ankara with the nuclear weapons.
It isn't clear who is panicking more at the moment—Jerusalem or Washington—over the possibility that Turkey, a NATO member, would switch sides and coalesce with Russia and Iran.
It could be that the bulk of Trump's voters remain under the polling radar, but come November they would give their candidate his unlikely victory.
Terror attacks in Europe are shaking the continent, but something BIGGER may be brewing.
The annual Arab League summit's agenda includes combating terrorism and the ongoing civil wars in Libya and Syria.
The Russians are supplying Iran with advanced S-300 long range surface-to-air missile systems, and are in the process of selling the Iranians many more weapons.
Netanyahu told Putin that Israel has clear red lines for self-defense.
Bogie Ya'alon's assessment: aftermath of Obama's policies in the Middle East leaves Israel in a worse neighborhood.
Obama is not popular in either country, but to put it in positive terms, the U.S. President is a tiny bit more popular with Iranians than with Israelis.
He also told his defense ministry to "get tough" with anyone who threatens Russian soldiers in Syria.