Is this really a threat to kill Assad?
Or is this a set up for something else?
I am leaning towards the 'something else' angle?
Though I won't discount Israel's assassination potential.
First the news, then I will explain...
The (Israeli) government sent a message to Syrian President Bashar Assad in recent days, warning him that if he started a war with the Jewish state in order to divert attention from domestic problems, Israel will target him personally, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reported on Tuesday.
A little more here and here and here Let's pay attention to some of the language being used here?
"The personal warning was sent through Turkey following intelligence reports of unusual Syrian troop movements, including the moving of long-range ballistic missiles that could be used to target Israel"
What was the alleged provocation?
"This sort of provocation is consistent with Assad’s previous behavior, in which he has tried to divert from domestic problems by getting various segments of Syria’s population riled up against Israel."
From where did the so called intelligence reports emanate?
The claim of "provocation" by Israel stems from the Palestinian protests, when Israel used live ammunition to slaughter protestors .
Israel made the claim at that time, that Assad had "provoked" the protests as a distraction from domestic issues.
I find this claim pretty nonsensical.
The Palestinians have many valid reasons to protest and have long done so on their own.
They certainly need no cajoling from anyone.
I have covered the issue of Israel's claim of "provocation" on two occasions.
Find that info here
Both times I mentioned that the provocation excuse can be used by Israel to launch an attack on Syria.
The claim of having "intelligence" would seem to emanate from Israel.
Why do I say that?
This story emanates from Israel and is then picked up by a Kuwaiti newspaper.
"According to the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jarida, as relayed through the Jerusalem Post"
This latest news seems to be an upping of the ante.
Or should I say the false flag potential?!
We have an unsubstantiated intelligence claim being made by the Israeli's of missile movement by Syria.
We have the false narrative of previous provocation
Additionally we have a report of IDF buildup on the Northern border
"the Israeli Defence Force has increased its preparedness on the northern border "Ostensibly in case Lebanon does something? But, who knows?
Therefore, this has to be viewed as management perception, planted in the Israeli press. The beginning of a fictional narrative that will go like this-
Israel had to defend itself from Syrian attack after all they had "intelligence" that claimed missiles were being moved. Very quickly western allies will come to their aid.
The reality will be that Israel can conveniently use this cover story to launch a war of aggression on Syria aided by western allies, salivating in the wings.
Quoting from the end of IBT, linked above:
"It seems however unrealistic to think that Assad would attack Israel since he knows that is one thing the country's western allies will not allow him to do."
Assad, won't attack Israel. Israel will attack Syria.
Who knows it may happen while the world is watching the Gaza Flotilla?
Israel is really making a show of that.
HHQ has upped his false flag alert to red.
In light of this news.... we all need to be paying attention