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Iran and Syria Defy Israel

Updated on June 19, 2013

When Israeli jets flew into Syria and destroyed convoys carrying SA-17 weapons and chemical laboratories at Jamraya, near Damscus, the Israelis had hoped that was the end of such attempts. A day after the incident, Iran's Security Director arrived to meet with Assad. Then, Iran went public to defy the Israeli aggression as an act of war.

Now, it is clear what response Syria and Iran has-that is, continue to transfer Syria's weapons by any means from Damascus into Hezbollah hands inside Lebanon. The Israeli response now has the Israeli Air Force making a round-the-clock air cover blanket over the border area. In effect, a no-fly zone, or in this case, a no transport zone and anything suspicious will be attacked.

With only a few key roads between Lebanon and Syria, any attempts to smuggle rockets will be obvious, unless they are dismantled. However, even their size, when dismantled still can be revealing. Other smaller weapons will be harder to detect, but anything large will be suspect. It seems that if Syrian tanks are being moved into Lebanon, they will be destroyed.

What this may signal is the end for Assad. Instead of making Damascus a "Stalingrad" and the center of the war, perhaps Assad is seeing the end and wants some of the military hardware and chemical weapons to fall into Hezbollah, a sort of revenge factor and let Iran to carry on the war against the Jew. Once transferred, maybe Assad will seek refuge elsewhere, kill himself, or make his last stand with loyal military forces in the city center. On the other hand, maybe it is to widen the war, to lure Israel in so that the rebels now focus on them and not Syria. Israel has made it clear that Syrian weapons will not be allowed to be moved into Lebanon.

This sets up a dare situation for Syria, Iran and Israel. It could totally spin out of control into a full blown war, even more than it is, as unbelievable as that sounds!


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    • ChrisLingCheng profile image

      ChrisLingCheng 4 years ago

      Israel is interested in being surrounded by weak states suffering constant internal turmoil.

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      perrya 4 years ago

      What gives Israel a right to violate Syrian airspace is to prevent transfer of SA-17 missiles or any other material that could be used against them. Hezbollah is an Iranian proxy had has hundreds of missiles hidden.

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      Garethmoore 4 years ago

      A very hot issue... you write it very clear for a folk like me who don't really understand what really happens there. Merci beaucoup!

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 4 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      This was interesting to read, perrya. With all of the bite-size pieces of news we as individuals get bombarded with daily in elevators and everywhere, it's good to have an opinion piece like this to read slowly and consider. In your paragraph beginning 'What this may signal' you give your subject an alternative -- an 'or'. Much of what you said rings potentially true but the reasons might be 'and' 'and' 'and' without any ors. (Except for the possibility of Assad planning on killing himself. I don't think that one will happen.) Voting up, interesting and sharing.

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      Deforest 4 years ago from USA

      Why did the Israeli aviation bomb a research center that was so-calledly containing Sam-7 missiles? It reminds me of the weapons of mass destruction hoax. And even if it was the case, nobody is bombarding them because they possess nuclear weapons! What does give them the right to violate the Syrian airspace? Where is the UNO?

      Once again, you are lying, check your facts!

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      Phoebe Pike 4 years ago

      Well, that escalated quickly... though, not really. There has been turmoil in that part of the world for so long that it becomes expected. Sad, but true.