Israel Attacks Syria — US Next?

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Today it is reported that Israel has bombed Syrian territory, this time apparently attacking Syrian government facilities. Israel violated Lebanese airspace at least 16 times to deliver its bombs on Syrian government targets, according to the report. This was no retaliation for Syrian army attacks on Israeli territory, as the only aggression against Israel from Syria came earlier in March when the insurgents fired into Israel from the Golan Heights hoping to provoke an Israeli response against Syria, which it did.

An Israeli source quoted in the above article stated:

“We will do whatever is necessary to stop the transfer of weapons from Syria to terrorist organizations. We have done it in the past and we will do it if necessary in the future.”

Of course this is a farce, as the biggest transfer of weapons to terrorist organizations in Syria is carried out by the US in coordination with the Gulf states and Turkey with the EU cheering on from the sidelines.

Hmmm…considering the above-stated Israeli criteria for air assault, can we expect an Israeli strike on the US soon? Doesn’t this just demonstrate the absurdity of the Obama Administration’s Syria policy, with (some of) the peaceniks’ favorite Defense Secretary openly discussing overtly arming the Syrian insurgents?

UPDATE: According to a recent poll nearly eight in ten Israelis are concerned that the fighting in the Golan will spread instability through the region. Here’s wishing success to our Israeli pro-peace friends!

9:09 pm on May 3, 2013
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