Here's hoping this attack by Israel is not the start of an attempt to "go big"-
This was predictable. Israel is claiming they hit a chemical weapons centre- Coming, not coincidentally after all the chemical weapons fear mongering yesterday. Not to mention Israel’s continuous barking. (See relinked articles above) Now Israel can present itself as the 'good guy"
Rather then the reality of an aggressive, expansive neighbour in the region
A sick joke on all of us!
From WaPo linked below “In recent weeks, rhetoric has significantly sharpened as Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused Iran of building sites....”
Yup, Israel has been mad dog barking the last little while. Worse then usual.
Curious? If this really was a chemical weapons facility wouldn’t airstrikes endanger the surrounding population?
Claims from Israel the ‘chemical weapons centre” was hit before “Hezbollah could take over”. Unsubstantiated of course.
- Notice the carefully selected language? Israel is playing coy about the strikes and the reason for engaging in them
'Israel may have struck the Syrian weapons facility before Hezbollah could take over'
A top Israeli security expert says that there's a strong chance Hezbollah leader Hassan Nassrallah was planning on taking over the chemical weapons facility Israel targeted.Link
The Syrian army has confirmed Wednesday night's attack, saying it was carried out against "a military plant near Masyaf" in the Hama region and that two soldiers were killed.Sana
"The Israeli fighter planes fired several rockets from inside Lebanese airspace," it said.
“This aggression comes in a desperate attempt to raise the collapsed morale of the ISIS terrorists after the sweeping victories achieved by the Syrian Arab Army against terrorism at more than one front, and it affirms the direct support provided by the Israeli entity to the ISIS and other terrorist organizations,” the Army Command said in a statement.DW: Israeli airstrike hits suspected Syrian chemical weapons plant
Recall from yesterday:
So yesterday SAA and allies take Deir ez Zor from the bad guys.Yes, the victory against ISIS. Fighting terrorism. All that rhetoric. Syria makes advances against terrorists and terrorism. Instead of thanks and praise- they get smeared and attacked!
*UPDATED- Deir ez Zor: Siege Broken!
That would be ISIS----
The avatar of evil. The manifestation of global villainy...
The five eyes media barely noticed that success, or did they take notice and begin a campaign of smear?
Ponder that for a bit....
“Israel has carried out nearly 100 strikes in Syria since the beginning of the civil war there — many against convoys attempting to transfer precision weapons to Hezbollah, the country’s air force chief told local media last month.Thursday’s strike marked an escalation- Attacking a formal Syrian facility.
But Thursday’s strike marked an escalation.
“This is the first time that the target which was attacked was a formal Syrian facility,” Maj. Gen. Yaakov Amidror”
This airstrike was conducted near or at Masyaf-
Mas(s)yaf seemed familiar. After some digging I realized why that was.
Here’s an ISIS report from 2010.
Seriously, ISIS. The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
ISIS is everywhere. (sarcasm) See map below to locate Masyaf. Just north of Lebanon.
Located in the north west of Syria
It seems more sensible that this was no chemical weapons facility, rather, possibly a site where missiles were manufactured. Some of the reports I'd read this morning suggest this is the case.
This Israeli strike was certainly close enough to the Russian base-
Which poses too many questions for me to ask here....
From earlier: Where do Trees Get Their Mass?