ISRAHELL, DOING SYRIA REBELS FAVORS http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2013/07/07/israel-destroyed-syrian-weapons-depot/
A massive explosion last Thursday at a major Syrian weapons depot in
Latakia, not far from the main port of Tartous, completely destroyed the
facility and munitions stored there. Tartous is Syria’s main port. It
is largely controlled by the Russian military, and the route by which
all weapons transported by sea would enter Syria. As such, any advanced
Russian weaponry would enter via Tartous and might be stored in the
Latakia depot.[[[[[[Though the Free Syrian Army took immediate credit for the attack, it
was not the responsible party. A confidential Israeli source informs me
that Israeli forces attacked the site]]]]]]]. The target were components of
Russia’s SA-300 anti-aircraft missile system which had been shipped by
Russia to Tartous and stored in Latakia. Israel and exerted tremendous
pressure on Vladimir Putin to cancel its contract to supply the missile
batteries to Syria, since once they were operational they would render
Israeli aircraft more vulnerable to attack. Israel, of course, will
countenance no front-line state having even defensive weapons which give
it superiority over Israeli weapons systems. In response to Israeli
entreaties, Russia’s leader refused to budge and recommitted to
providing the weapons to Assad. Apparently, he’d begun to follow
through on his promise with these first shipments.
Israel’s Channel 10 aired a claim by Syria rebels that Israel
attacked and Israel journalists tell their viewers that they know things
they’re not allowed to tell. A clear indication of Israeli
involvement. Haaretz reports that a Syrian army source called the
explosion the result of a technical failure, which hardly seems
[[[[[[[[[My source further notes that the FSA coordinated with the IDF and
launched a rocket attack on nearby government military installations in
order to distract loyalist forces from the real target.]]]]]] But the rebels
played no role in the attack on the munitions cache. Their claim of
responsibility conveniently takes Israel off the hook (until people read
this report) and lessens pressure or condemnation on Israel for its
third major attack inside Syria since January.It’s all the stranger that Haaretz’s Amos Harel, in writing about the incident would write this:
Israel wasn’t mentioned in connection with Thursday’s incident in Latakia. It doesn’t intervene in events in Syria.
Apparently, Israelis believe that “intervention” means invading the
country with boots on the ground. When it sends its jet planes to bomb
Syrian targets inside the country, that’s not considered intervention.
This is further evidence of Israeli delusions and self-denial about
their level of interference in the affairs of frontline Arab states.
Such refusal to acknowledge Israel’s real role allows Israelis to
believe falsely they’re innocent bystanders, sometimes even victims (!)
in the affairs in the region.
How does Harel think Israel coordinated the FSA diversionary attack
near Latakia? With smoke signals? No, Israeli intelligence has created
a tacit alliance with the rebels who serve Israel’s interests when
Assad acts in ways Israel believes will harm it. Hezbollah’s role in
the Qusayr fight may have caused alarm in the Israeli defense ministry,
which may’ve seen this as further evidence of escalation inside Syria.
If Israel could take Hezbollah down a peg or two after its victory
taking the Syria town on Assad’s behalf, it would be eager to do so. In
this sense, the Syrian civil war is a proxy battle between Israel and
Hezbollah who are itching for their next direct confrontation (the last
one being in 2006).
Haaretz’s Hebrew edition reports
that Israel may’ve chosen this time to attack because the attention of
the international media was focussed on the Egyptian coup, which served
as a convenient distraction.Another factor to keep in mind is that the recent assistance that
Hezbollah offered to Assad in sending 4,000 fighters to subdue the
strategic town of Qusayr would come with a price. Hezbollah would not
be shy is extracting its share of the bargain, which would certainly
involve transshipment of advanced Iranian or Russian weaponry via Syria
to Lebanon, where the Lebanese militia would use it against Israel in
any future military confrontation.
This site speculates
that Israel used cruise missiles launched from its German-built Dolphin
submarines to destroy the complex. If true, it would mean that German
built advanced armaments were being used by Israel in a pre-emptive
attack violating the territorial sovereignty of another Mideast country.
Though Israel could just as easily have used its own air force to do
[ed notes;here is what one hardcore zionist likudnik commented on his citation of report...from israel matzav(likudnik cheerleader)
Dickie may not be able to put together a coherent English sentence, but
for once I hope he's right. It's high time for at least one country in
the free world not to back down in the face of Russia's meddling and
support for terrorism. I'm glad it's my country.
Astana: Joint Statement by Iran, Russia and Turkey regarding Syria - *Astana: Joint Statement by Iran, Russia and Turkey regarding Syria* In a joint statement issued following the talks, Russia, Iran and Turkey reiterated th...
1 hour ago