Israel Bombs Syria, Neocons Cheer

Obviously, the rush to war—or unprovoked mass murder—is not going fast enough for Israel. “Israel believes that North Korea has been supplying Syria and Iran with nuclear materials, a Washington defense official told the New York Times,” Yedioth Internet reports. “The official added that recent Israeli reconnaissance flights over Syria revealed possible nuclear installations that Israeli officials estimate might have been supplied with material from North Korea.”

It appears this ruse is a cover for Israel’s latest provocation—an airstrike against “a Syrian-Iranian missile base in northern Syria that was financed by Iran,” according to a Nazareth-based Israeli Arab newspaper. Imagine Syria and Iran launching strikes against an Israeli missile base stocked by the United States (Israel receives $3 billion a year in military “assistance,” with about $1.8 billion a year in Foreign Military Financing grants from the Department of Defense, according to the Arms Trade Resource Center). Such an attack and violation of national sovereignty would be slapped across the front page of the aforementioned New York Times in 72 point blood red type while neocons would be slavering for retribution, i.e., demanding the mass murder of Syrian and Iranian grandmothers and grade schoolers.

In addition, reports the Canadian Press, “Israel is keeping troops along the Syrian border on high alert” and “there have been no signs that Syria is preparing for war after the alleged incident.” Of course, a military response by Syria would be welcome by the Israeli Jabotinskyites and their neocon collaborators, especially during Rosh Hashana.

As should be expected, Syria has complained to the United Nations, a useless reaction as the U.N. does the bidding of its master, even though over the years the supposedly august body has issued 131 resolutions condemning various Israeli crimes, including repeated violations of Syrian, Jordanian, and Lebanese sovereignty (and the quite routine acts of stealing Palestinian land, slaughtering Palestinian school children en masse, and targeting United Nations observers).

Predictably, Israel’s Arab and Muslim hating Jabotinskyite leaders are “very happy with the success of the operation,” apparently involving “Israeli ground forces who directed the air strike,” that is to say not only aircraft but soldiers violated Syrian sovereignty. In addition, the U.S. neocons “are happy to have Israel carry the message to both Syria and Iran that they can get in and out and strike when necessary,” according to Haaretz. On the other hand, we can assume to neocons, often more fanatical than their Israeli brethren, are unhappy with the fact Israel did not bomb Damascus and president Assad’s summer palace.

Source: Another Day in the Empire

Posted in GeoPolitics, Imperialism, Israel, Legal, Neocons, Syria, War

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