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Iranian response to Israeli attack on Damascus consulate

Iranian Shahed-136 Suicide Drones at Iranian Military Compound. (Photo by AP)

Iran has responded to Israel's murderous missile assault on the Iranian consulate in Damascus earlier this month.

The corporate media, once again failing in its duty to report accurately about Israel, resorted to simply parroting Israel's version of events.

But, contrary to what Western political leaders and media commentators have said, Iran's drone and missile strike, codenamed Operation True Promise, did in fact achieve its objective.

In what CNN reported as the largest drone attack in world history, the Islamic Republic of Iran struck at the Zionist entity on Saturday, the 13th of April.

The strike was in response to the attacks on the Iranian consulate in Damascus carried out a fortnight before.

CNN also noted it was an operation that seemed planned to minimize casualties in stark contrast to the previous six months of the Zionist genocide in Gaza.

According to the Zionists, the operation was ineffective in that 99% of the drones and missiles launched were intercepted.

But of course, as the experience of the resistance axis shows, the most efficient way to defeat the Iron Dome air defense system is to overwhelm and confuse it.

In addition, however, it is playing down the fact that the missiles that did strike home, in particular, at the Nevatim airbase in the Negev desert, caused significant damage to the base.

F-35 aircraft departed from this critical base to bomb the Iranian consulate in Damascus.

Western media are very reluctant to even mention the other major target, an intelligence base for Israeli military intelligence, known as unit 8200.

The Zionists tried their best to suppress all mention of the attack on the top secret base, which, as the Israeli press has previously noted, is the first line of defense in preventing surprise attacks, and is an outpost that has been labeled 'the eyes of the nation'.

The Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Muhammad Bagheri, noted that the operation against Iran in Damascus was directed from there.

The outpost is located inside the mountain in tunnels dug in the 1980s in the illegally occupied Golan Heights. It's not only the Palestinian resistance that has tunnels.

The Islamic Republic quoted the right to self-defense, as set out in Article 51 of the UN Charter.

The Russian Foreign Ministry also cited article 51 in its own response, failing to accede to Zionist demands to condemn Iran.

China did not condemn Iran either, calling its response "restrained".

Though it was condemned by the West, some Western figures conceded its legitimacy; albeit grudgingly.

British Foreign Secretary, David Cameron, was asked what the UK Government would do if a hostile nation "flattened" one of Britain's consulates? He answered, "We would take very strong action".

He also appears to simply take issue with the proportionality of the strike:

Countries have a right to respond when they feel they've suffered an aggression. Of course they do.

David Cameron, UK Foreign Secretary

Operation True Promise was the first direct military strike on Israel by the Islamic Republic. It's unlikely to be the last.

It utilized a tiny fraction of the available armaments and it showed that it could successfully penetrate the much-vaunted air defense systems of the Zionist entity.

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