“To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has cooperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.” ~ Seymour Hersh, 2007 New Yorker article “The Redirection”
May 7, 2013
approval is granted
Israeli depleted uranium bunker buster underground bomb strike, all 4 videos of the Israeli attack on Damascus al jamraya district
And it opens the old question: why when the Syrian regime is fighting for its life would it send advanced missiles out of Syria?
But why would the Syrians send them, as US sources were also claiming last night, when the Americans themselves claimed only last December that the Syrians had used the same ground-to-ground missiles against rebel forces in Syria?
Isn’t the Syrian air force supposed to be guarding Syria from Israel? Or are the MiGs just not technically able to take on Israel’s state-of-the-art (American) hardware? Or would that just be a step too far?
Much more important, however, is the salient fact that Israel has now intervened in the Syrian war.
Which would mean, if we are silent, that we approve of them.
~ true, though not to quite extent we are led to believe~ and Qatar and Saudi Arabia funnel weapons to the rebels~ true, but not quite enough weapons, as the Syrian rebels will tell you~ and the Israelis have joined in.