Israel Attacks Syria — Again!

by | Nov 1, 2013


Just as the mainstream press is reporting — in astonishment — that the Syrian government has actually abided by its unilaterally agreed upon pledge to submit its strategic chemical weapon deterrent to destruction by the international community, the international media is reporting that the Israeli military has once again launched a military attack against Syrian territory.

This marks at least the fifth time in 2013 that the Israeli military has, in clear violation of international law, launched military attacks against neighboring Syria. In violation of Lebanese airspace as well, it was reported that Israeli bombers flew over Lebanon to strike a Syrian military base near Latakia.

As in the previous attacks by Israel against Syria, the Israeli government has refused to confirm or deny its actions, with a government spokesperson saying flatly, “We don’t refer to foreign reports.”

So Syria agrees to give up its one deterrent against an overwhelmingly militarily superior and nuclear-armed neighbor, Israel, and the response is yet another Israeli attack on Syria — this time with no possible threat of Syrian strategic retaliation. Assad looks more and more foolish to agree to unilateral disarmament considering the continued aggression of his regional neighbors — Israel, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia (all with US support).

The Syrian deal with the West all of a sudden looks like capitulation and an invitation for a Western attack. This is nothing new — ask Qaddafi about that. Oh, that’s right, he was murdered by NATO operatives in a Western invasion after he agreed to relinquish his own strategic arsenal.

Flickr/Israel Defense Forces


  • Daniel McAdams

    Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity and co-Producer/co-Host, Ron Paul Liberty Report. Daniel served as the foreign affairs, civil liberties, and defense/intel policy advisor to U.S. Congressman Ron Paul, MD (R-Texas) from 2001 until Dr. Paul’s retirement at the end of 2012. From 1993-1999 he worked as a journalist based in Budapest, Hungary, and traveled through the former communist bloc as a human rights monitor and election observer.

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