Hold Fire

by yonitidi

 

 

Top Syrian official: Tel Aviv will be hit if Damascus attacked

Senior Assad army officer tells Iranian news agency ‘Israel will also be set on fire’ if war waged against Syria
Roi Kais

“If Damascus is attacked, Tel Aviv will become a target and a full-scale war against Syria will essentially justify an attack against Israel,” a senior Syrian army official told Iranian news agency Fars on Tuesday.

 

“If Syria is attacked, Israel will also be set on fire and such an attack will, in turn, engage Syria’s neighbors,” the source added.

 

The source also warned the US and other western states that if Syria “becomes weak,” certain “irresponsible” groups will be formed which will endanger Israel’s security.

 

“Thus, a US attack on Syria will herald frequent strikes and attacks on Israel, not just by Damascus and its allies in retaliation, but by extremist groups who will find a ground for staging their aspirations,” he told Fars.

 

Also on Tuesday, the Israeli Defense Ministry held a special meeting in Tel Aviv with the participation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Benny Gantz and an array of top IDF officers.

 

“The State of Israel is prepared for every scenario,” Netanyahu said after the meeting. “We’re not part of the Syrian civil war, but if we’ll spot an attempt to harm us we’ll respond with great force.”

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I think it is better for the USA to do nothing. Because the only response that would be proper to the use of WMD would be to remove Assad.

However this is not a good outcome, for several reasons.

 

First it would make Israel a potential target for attack. Second it would place Syria in the hands of Islamic crazies and that is not good for the world.

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