This is in line with other opposition sources who had reported and even posted videos online purporting to show an explosion at a Jamraya research facility at midnight local time – i.e., some seven hours before dawn –[[[[[ which one source claimed was carried out by regime defectors]]]]]].Smith says Israel would seek to stay out of the Syrian conflict. “I don’t think the Israelis want to become a player inside Syria. [[[[[[So far, they’ve been happy that Bashar’s going down, and they feel than any vocal support they might lend to the rebels would tarnish them.]]]]]] They would like to contain the Syrian war to Syria, they don’t want it spilling over into Israel, and they don’t want any part that might threaten them spilling over into Lebanon either.”[[[[[[[Schenker concurs, saying, “Israel has no desire to sustain these kinds of operations on Syrian soil […] which could undermine the momentum of a rebellion that is slowly but surely ending the regime.”]]]]]]As for implied Syrian threats of retaliation against Israel, Smith is skeptical, saying the only potentially realistic challenge to Israel comes from Hezbollah. “I would believe Hezbollah but I don’t believe the Syrians. If they’re going to retaliate, I would expect something more like what they did in Bulgaria,” a reference to the suicide bombing of an Israeli tour bus in Burgas last year, which the US and Israel blamed on the Party of God.Schenker, however, notes that, “We still don’t know exactly why Israel deployed the Iron Dome [missile defense equipment] in north Israel a few days ago.
This could be related to fears of a Hezbollah retaliation for the recent explosion at the Fordo uranium enrichment site in Iran [denied by Iranian officials], or perhaps of other retaliations from within Syria.”Smith, too, pointed to the Iron Dome movement as a possibly ominous development. “What are the Israelis looking at? There’s a very interesting game going on that’s very hard to figure out.”
[ed notes:also see... ZIONISTS ISRAHELLIS :WHY NOT ATTACK SYRIA AGAIN?