What exactly happened is unclear. Did Israel strike once or twice?
Having given this quite a lot of thought over the past day, based on the many news stories in the main stream I do think Israel made two hits.
But, I do not believe for a moment there was any convoy of anti-aircraft missiles being delivered to Lebanon from Syria. That aspect seems farfetched. It seems to work best as a cover story.
There are even conflicting reports on who really struck the alleged convoy.
Syrian Rebels 'Steal' Credit from Israel for Attack
Keeping in mind, Syria’s ‘rebels’ have not been known for their honesty, only for their brutality, so is there any reason to think this truth? By making these claims the NATO mercs appear to be muddying the waters, to get people discussing whether it was Israel or the rebels that attacked this convoy. I am not buying the convoy story, I just don’t think that specific part of the narrative is true.
It’s to tidy. It fits too well into the usual Israeli propaganda regarding Lebanon. It feels as if Israel is framing a future narrative reference.
Why would Syria ship out, Russian-made SA-17 anti-aircraft missiles, at this time?
Russia could certainly provide these armaments to Lebanon directly if they so choose.
So, that part of this event, does not sit right with me
What if this attack on the alleged convoy was instead a dry run for an attack on Iran?
This seems plausible
Israel added another layer to the Middle East puzzle with airstrikes Wednesday on what was said by Western sources to be a Syrian convoySaid to be, but, as stated , not likely a convoy of anything of the sort. The convoy story provides cover, or excuse to the dry run attack on Damascus
“One way to look at the Israeli attack is as a dry run for a possible airstrike against Iran’s nuclear facilities”
The ease with which the Israelis were able to carry out an apparently undetected, brazen, below-the-radar operation inside Syria underlined that while Assad’s army and rebels cruelly flail away at each other, Egyptians fret about civil war, and Jordanians and Lebanese confront their own political uncertainties, Israel retains a huge military advantage over any potential foes including Iran.
Moreover, Israel has once again clearly demonstrated to its neighbours, and to the United States, that it will do what it thinks it must any time it believes it is threatened.
This is where Israel benefits from the placement of Islamists in former secular nations.
Israel can ‘believe’ it is threatened all the time. Thereby justifying all sorts of attacks in neighbouring countries. Land and resource theft, plunder. The usual sort of imperialistic kind of stuff.
Israel’s next target might be Iran’s nuclear sites
‘there may be more dry runs over Damascus to prepare Israeli pilots for a more complicated operation against Iran’
There might just be more dry runs. I am not so sure about that, I guess it depends on the reaction of other interested countries.
Though the author of this piece also questions if this first strike may just be the prelude.
You can and should read the article entirely. The author recounts the initial story of the convoy attack and covers how it is we go from convoy to attack on research centre
Unnamed "regional security officials" quoted by the Associated Press claimed that the target of the attack was a convoy ......The US was informed ahead of the attack.
Subsequently, Syrian state television reported that a "military research center" had been struck not far from the capital Damascus
Was the convoy story the distraction ahead of the attack in Damascus? I think so.
It is hard to tell how likely a regional war is in the near future, but it is clear that the Israeli operation on Tuesday night was a major development.
A development? A word that means nothing and so many things when used in this context.
Now onto the research centre in Damascus.
This was likely the target that was most certainly hit by Israel.
Targeting the research centre would be good preparation for a dry run on Iran.
Targeting the research centre would also help to soften targets for NATO’s mercs, targets that they have been unsucessfully attacking for months now
RT had reported this yesterday, linked here
“It finally makes sense because the rebels or as they like to call themselves the revolutionaries, they have been attacking air defense bases near Damascus for the past seven months,” Dr Ali Mohamad, editor in chief of the Syria Tribune news website told RT.And Israel just helped the cause.
I mentioned this in the comments section yesterday
BBC interviewing Al Nusra terrorists: An exclusive sales pitch no less
BBC in rebel held territory promoting Al Nusra as the saviours of the Syrians
FSA bad cop to Al Nusra good cop
Which all may require future intervention
How ‘poignant’. (facetious)
Of course Al Nusra front is aiming to establish an Islamist state in Syria.
How very fortunate for Israel and NATO.
Who can then wave boogey men at dumbed down western audiences.
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The embassy attack in Turkey
Police: Suicide bombing at entrance to U.S. Embassy in Turkish capital, 2 dead [i smell a kosher false flag]
Read all the other goodies SAJ and another commenter left in the previous post
I got out my crystal ball... LOL. Taking a guess to a query at MoA as to who will get the blame
Or the Kurds in Syria?
Which means Turkey will have to 'retaliate'
And it is a good thing those patriot missile batteries are present and ready to go, right?
If I had to guess......"