Discussing the Syrian situation on a broader scale then the soundbites and simplistic black/white presentations produced by the presstitutes in the main stream media.
I do not agree with Pepe entirely and note he sticks close to the official main stream Arab Spring narrative about uprisings. There was only one uprising I felt to be truly legitimate, the uprising in Bahrain, which was brutally suppressed by that paragon of human rights and compassion.... Saudi Arabia. (facetious)
Pepe does briefly touch on Israel's interest in all this. Indeed, Israel is very, very interested.
Keeping that in mind, here is an interesting interview from "Americans for Peace Now"
A name that is very Orwellian. A double talk/ double speak sort of name. Obviously chosen to create a perception of being for Peace. I don't think so. Maybe that should have been spelled piece?
As in a piece of land?
Who is Yossi Alpher? Good Question. Yossie Alpher appears, for all intents and purposes, to be a mouthpiece for Israeli intelligence
Just one question and the reply it garnered
Q. So, no compromise and the disintegration of Syria as we know it. Where does this leave Israel?
A. In the past two months, Israel has aligned its position with that of most of the Arab world and the international community, taking its distance from the Assad regime, decrying the bloodshed and calling for international intervention. In effect, the Netanyahu government has decided that any outcome is an improvement on the current regime insofar as the regime's demise would strike a serious blow at Iran's influence in the Levant and, in particular, weaken Hezbollah.
If, and when, Syria disintegrates, Israel will confront the challenge of protecting its strategic interests, for example by dealing militarily with Syria's huge missile and chemical warfare arsenal before it falls into the wrong hands or, conceivably, by hooking up with one or more beleaguered Syrian minorities. In this regard, Jerusalem would have to determine at what point it is no longer starting a war or "intervening" by entering Syrian territory militarily, but rather helping pick up the pieces.
Then too, if this scenario plays out, Turkey will be in the same strategic situation as Israel. Apparently, Turkey has already begun to protect its interests by establishing a de facto no-fly zone inside Syrian territory.
To the extent that this assessment is correct, it becomes all the more important for Israel and Turkey to coordinate their interests regarding Syria. That long-delayed Israeli apology for the unfortunate loss of Turkish lives in the May 2010 Mavi Marmara clash would be helpful. So too, perhaps, would the good offices of western third parties that enjoy good relations with both countries.
"Israel has aligned its position with most of the Arab World"
That would be the murderous Sunni/Muslim extremists and their paymasters in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Qatar.
"decrying the bloodshed and calling for international intervention"
Decrying the bloodshed while calling for more bloodshed, on a massive scale
"Israel will confront the challenge of protecting its strategic interests, for example by dealing militarily"
Israel will attack Syria
" In this regard, Jerusalem would have to determine at what point it is no longer starting a war or "intervening" by entering Syrian territory militarily, but rather helping pick up the pieces.
Israel will attack Syria, because it is a helpful neighbour. You know, picking up pieces and all that.
" all the more important for Israel and Turkey to coordinate their interests regarding Syria."
Israel and Turkey will coordinate efforts to attack Syria
"That long-delayed Israeli apology for the unfortunate loss of Turkish lives in the May 2010 Mavi Marmara clash would be helpful."