Israel Helps Its Al-Qaeda Ally With Attack on Syria
At the end of a week when the Obama administration signaled its intention to send heavy weaponry to Al-Qaeda-led Syrian rebels, Israel launched air strikes inside Syrian territory that will only serve to embolden jihadist militants who have openly espoused their desire to destroy both Israel and the United States.
Israeli rockets bombarded areas on the outskirts of Damascus early this morning in an apparent raid on Iranian missiles bound for Lebanon's Hezbollah. This followed a separate Israeli attack a few days previously, making it three Israeli assaults on Syria so far this year.
Syria's Information Minister Omran Zoabi responded by warning that the attacks "open the door to all possibilities," although it is not expected that Bashar Al-Assad will order any military response. Just as it has been demonized for the last two years for responding to an insurgent insurrection, any attempt by Syria to defend itself would provide the US and Israel with the green light to launch a full scale military assault.
Imagine if Syrian warplanes fired rockets into Tel Aviv destroying Israeli military facilities. Israel would instantly treat such a move as a declaration of war and the United States would hop on board to completely raze Syrian cities to the ground within days. Yet Israel bombards Syria over the course of two days and Syria is expected to sit back and do nothing.
Israel has taken the opportunity to attack Syria safe in the knowledge that Damascus' commitment to fighting FSA insurgents means they won't be able to retaliate, illustrating once again the symbiotic relationship between Israel and Al-Qaeda terrorists.
"The new Israeli attack is an attempt to raise the morale of the terrorist groups which have been reeling from strikes by our noble army," said Syrian TV in response to the attack, adding that the assault was "coordinated with terrorists."
By launching attacks that weaken and distract Damascus from its focus on defeating western-backed insurgents, Israel is aiding the very same rebels who have burned Israeli flags in public and vowed to crush the Zionist regime once they are finished toppling Bashar Al-Assad.
Israel's attack on Syria again highlights the fact that Al-Qaeda is an organization under the control of the United States and Israel which is used to destabilize Israel's enemies in the region. Not only has Israel supported Al-Qaeda-led rebels in Syria, even setting up field hospitals for injured fighters, but back in 2002 Israel was caught actually creating an Al-Qaeda group in order to justify attacks on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
As we have exhaustively documented, opposition fighters in Syria are now dominated by sectarian extremists and jihadists who have repeatedly emphasized their hatred for America and their allegiance to Al-Qaeda.
Multiple reports now confirm that the individuals responsible for a plethora of atrocities, many of them part of the Al-Qaeda group Jabhat al-Nusra which "killed numerous American troops in Iraq," are leading western-backed rebel forces in Syria. After the organization was declared a terrorist group by the US State Department, 29 different US-backed Syrian opposition groups pledged their allegiance to al-Nusra.
The timing of the Israeli attacks also speaks volumes given that the Syrian Army has begun to win the war against the Free Syrian Army, taking back key areas of cities such as Homs in recent weeks.
Israel and the United States will stop at nothing to eliminate so-called rogue states like Syria and Iran, to the point of aiding and arming radical jihadists that claim to be in opposition to Israel, yet who routinely help Israel accomplish its hegemonic agenda in the middle east.