Brief digression,older, but makes my point, brought to us by John Pilger:
"At least three Israeli Prime Ministers have been involved in campaigns of terror.
Menachem Begin was the commander of the terrorist group that blew up the King David Hotel in Jerusalem in 1946, killing 96 people. He was Israeli Prime Minister in the '70s and '80s. He once described a massacre as "a splendid act of conquest".
Yitzak Shamir was Prime Minister until 1992. He had been a leader of a Jewish group called the Stern Gang which carried out a string of assassinations.
Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, has long been involved in terror. In 1983, he was found indirectly, but personally, responsible for a civilian massacre by Lebanese militia in two Palestinian refugee camps. At least 800 innocent men, women and children were murdered in cold blood, most of them Palestinians, after Sharon ordered his men to allow the militiamen access to the camps"So, Israel & Terror = Bread with butter
Israel's Islamists claim responsibility for bus bombing
A rare explosion in central Damascus targeted a bus believed to be carrying Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims, killing at least six people and wounding more than 20, witnesses and local media report.
A social media account linked to al Qaeda's Nusra Front said the hardline Sunni group was behind the attack on the bus near a market place in the capital.
The vehicle had Lebanese number plates and Syrian security services had cordoned off the area close to Hamidiyeh market, the Reuters witness said.
Syria's state news agency SANA said the "terrorist explosion" had killed four and wounded 19.
The bus had been carrying pilgrims close to the Sayyida Ruqayya shrine, a television channel run by Lebanese Shi'ite movement Hezbollah said.
|The bus was carrying Shia pilgrims from Lebanon-|
The bus had a Lebanese number plate and was transporting Lebanese Shia pilgrims visiting religious sites in the country.There is zero doubt in my mind that Israel assisted their Islamist mercenaries in this most recent incidence
A source in the Ministry of Interior stated that the explosion the explosion was part of a pre-meditated attack. He also added that the number of dead and wounded will probably increase.
Anyone who has been reading here for a while will be aware I have had any number of news items connecting Israel to their Islamist irregulars- the ones that have been killing innocent civilians in Syria for far too many years now-
UN report cites contacts between Israel, Nusra Front in Golan Heights"contacts"? Geez that makes it sounds like their just nodding in passing to one another!
“UN troops monitoring the 1974 ceasefire between Israel and Syria have witnessed interactions between members of the Israeli Defence Forces and the Al Nusra Front who have taken over a large part of the Golan Heights,” said the report, titled “Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for the period from 4 September to 19 November 2014.”
In fact, Israeli airforce is al Nusra’s airforce.
Israel’s IDF is al Nusra’s army support.
Israel is al Nusra’s medical support.
Israel is al Nusra’s complete and total life/supply line.
There is zero doubt in my mind that Israel assisted in this terror bombing.
And just to show Israel has a history of car bombings in Damascus- This news story broke yesterday, but, hey it was in the past so 'let's move on'-
- On Feb. 12, 2008, Imad Mughniyah, Hezbollah’s international operations chief, walked on a quiet nighttime street in Damascus after dinner at a nearby restaurant. Not far away, a team of CIA spotters in the Syrian capital was tracking his movements.
- As Mughniyah approached a parked SUV, a bomb planted in a spare tire on the back of the vehicle exploded, sending a burst of shrapnel across a tight radius. He was killed instantly.
- The device was triggered remotely from Tel Aviv by agents with Mossad, the Israeli foreign intelligence service, who were in communication with the operatives on the ground in Damascus
Inside the intelligence community, a former official recalled, “It wasn’t jubilation.”
“We did what we had to,” the official said, “and let’s move on.”
Past behaviour always being the best indicator of future behaviour.........
Additional reading on the 08 Israel/US assassination in Damascus
H/T commenter below!