Friday, February 1, 2013

Is Israel telling the West: "There! We hit the Syrians. No response!"

[Al Akhbar] "... The primary intended recipients are the Syrian regime, the Resistance axis and their international supporters, and even the West, which has been reluctant to use force against President Bashar al-Assad, who appears to have improved his position, according to many observers.The nature of the operation: an air raid under the cover of night. The target: a military research facility in Jamraya, northeast of Damascus. The timing: two days after a telephone conversation between US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The preparations: deploying Israel’s Steel Dome anti-rocket missile system in the occupied Golan Heights and leaking rumors that Tel Aviv is preparing for a quick strike under the guise of stopping Syria from passing its chemical weapons to Hezbollah.
The context: the failure of year-old Israeli predictions that the Assad regime will fall “within weeks.”
The nature of the target suggests that the Zionist state wants to demarcate the red lines, particularly for the Assad regime, that there are boundaries that Damascus and its backers cannot cross.
The Israelis were also betting that Syria will not respond, as was the case with previous attacks, like the one against a “nuclear” facility in Deir Ezzor in 2007.
But the circumstances are different this time on a number of levels. At present, a lack of response on the part of Syria means that it is accepting Israel’s terms, something that Damascus may view as intolerable in the current situation..."

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