I cannot express to you all the level of vindication I feel in reading this news, today.
For two and a half years I have talked plainly and clearly about the involvement of Israel in the take down of Syria. I talked about it because it was so obvious despite the media spin and talking head lies!
I spoke about the involvement of Israel in the ruin of Syria for the most obvious reason: Cui Bono.
Who benefits?Israel had the most to gain, the most benefit, in the Middle East. Beyond the pipeline aspect. And onto the water aspect. The land grab. The mineral rights. The maintenance of regional power. Etc., etc.,
And yes, I took a hell of a lot of heat for speaking truth to all the lies, but, today..... I feel good!
Which means we are going to have some James Brown at the end of this post.......
Israel's ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, says Israel has wanted to see Syrian President Bashar Assad removed from power since before the outbreak of war there - a shift from its publicly-stated position.
Again! " Israel has wanted to see Syrian President Bashar Assad removed from power since before the outbreak of war there"
It sees his defeat by rebels who include Al Qaida-linked Islamists as preferable to his current alliance with Iran, Oren said.Again! "It sees his defeat by rebels who include Al Qaida-linked Islamists as preferable to his current alliance with Iran, Oren said."
His comments in an interview with the Jerusalem Post marked a move in Israel's public position on the civil war in Syria. Though old enemies, a stable stand-off has endured between the two countries during Assad's rule.Unlike President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stopped short of publicly urging Assad's overthrow and Israeli officials have long warned of the danger that al Qaida-aligned rebel forces could turn their guns on Israel if the Syrian leader fell.
But, Oren said: "The initial message (lie) about the Syrian issue was that we always wanted Bashar Assad to go, we always preferred the bad guys who weren't backed by Iran to the bad guys who were backed by Iran."
This was Israel's position well before the outbreak of war in Syria and had continued to be so, he added.
Assad's overthrow would also weaken the alliance between Israel's arc foe Iran and Tehran-backed Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas, Oren said.
"The greatest danger to Israel is by the strategic arc that extends from Tehran, to Damascus to Beirut. And we saw the Assad regime as the keystone in that arc.
In the interview, excerpted ahead of its publication in full on Friday, Oren - a Netanyahu confidant - did not say if or how Israel was promoting Assad's fall.Oren didn't say if or how Israel was promoting Assad's fall. But I have, here at the blog, in hundreds of postings about Syria.