Monday, May 13, 2013

Syria Says It Reserves The Right To Invade Golan Heights

Syria Says It Reserves The Right To Invade Golan Heights

The Syrian government announced Sunday that it reserves the right to invade the Israeli-held Golan Heights at any time, and accused Israel of violating the terms of the 1974 ceasefire that ended the Yom Kippur War.
During a speech in Damascus, Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi accused Israel of attacking sites near the Syrian capital, allowing rebel groups to operate in the demilitarized zone separating Israeli and Syrian forces on the Golan Heights, and letting those groups kidnap UN observers on multiple occasions.

Zoubi said that in light of Israel’s alleged airstrikes against Syrian targets in the past few weeks, Damascus “has the right at this time and at any other time to deal with the Golan issue in the way the owner has the right to deal with his property, because the Golan is and has always been a Syrian Arab land.”
Israel conquered the Golan Heights — a strategic plateau overlooking northern Israel — from Syria during the 1967 Six Day War and staved off a Syrian assault on the Heights in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. UNDOF, the peacekeeping force established in 1974, monitors the increasingly conflict-ridden zone separating the two militaries.

Russian Navy Admiral Viktor Chirkov said Sunday, May 12, that the process is underway for creating a permanent staff to run Russian fleet operations in the Mediterranean Sea.  Speaking at Sevastopol, the Black Sea fleet’s home port, Adm. Chirkov said a staff of 20 officers was already in place. And the Mediterranean deployment would comprise five to six warships and their service vessels as well possibly as nuclear submarines which, say our military sources, are armed with nuclear ballistic missiles.

The new permanent deployment is the next Russian step for safeguarding Bashar Assad’s regime in Damascus and deterring military attacks on his Hizballah allies and Iranian interests in their three-way bloc.

Moscow is also announcing loud and clear that Russia is finally restoring its military presence to the Middle East in 2013 after the last Soviet squadron exited the Mediterranean in 1992.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s chances are virtually nil of getting anywhere in his trip to the Black Sea resort of Sochi to persuade President Vladimir Putin to hold back advanced S-300 anti-air missiles from Syria. He can expect to find the Russian president driving full speed for arms deals - not just with Syria, but also with Iraq, Yemen and Sudan.
Putin clearly regards Obama’s decision to keep the US clear of military involvement in the Syrian conflict as an open gateway for a Russian military comeback to the Middle East after a 21-year absence, armed with a cornucopia of weapons for winning clients. For now, there is no stopping him, not even if Turkey or Israel were to embark themselves on military intervention.

Tenders to build 1,500 units in the Ramat Shlomo neighborhood of east Jerusalem have been delayed by at least three weeks, despite Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's announcement last week that there was no change in policy on settlement building in the area, Army Radio reported Monday.
Ramat Shlomo is one of five Jerusalem ring neighborhoods, along with Gilo, Ramot, Pisgat Zev, and East Talpiyot, which are located across the 1967 Green Line.

The Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee approved the plan in December, although it was subject to certain amendments by the Israel Lands Administration, which were submitted to the Interior Ministry over three weeks ago.
Senior officials said that the Interior Ministry supervisor responsible for the process received instruction from the Prime Minister's Office not the approve the plan due to "political sensitivity," according to Army Radio.
The Prime Minister's Office had not responded to the accusations.

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A pro-Israel group in the US says it was investigated by tax inspectors because of its Zionist slant, saying it suffered the same treatment as conservative groups, for which the IRS recently apologized.
The Z Street group has been suing the Internal Revenue Service since 2010, when it says a federal agent told the group’s lawyer that the IRS was “carefully scrutinizing organizations that are in any way connected with Israel.”

On Saturday, the IRS apologized for targeting groups based on political affiliations, following an official inquiry into whether the agency made illegal demands of conservative organizations.

The Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration is expected to release the results of a nearly yearlong investigation in the coming week.
According to the report, on June 29, 2011, Lerner learned at a meeting that groups were being targeted, according to the watchdog’s report. At the meeting, she was told that groups with “Tea Party,” ”Patriot” or “9/12 Project” in their names were being flagged for additional and often burdensome scrutiny, the report says.

On Friday, an Obama administration with an already appalling track record of scandals added an equally egregious revelation to the list. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) apologized for what they characterized as an “inappropriate” targeting of tax-exempt conservative organizations, whose names included “Tea Party” or “Patriot,” during the 2012 election campaign. Adding to severity of the debacle, the Washington Post reported Friday that the IRS division head “had no plans to release the information publicly, despite the confirmed wrongdoing.”

The Associated Press obtained a draft of an inspector general’s (IG) report that revealed senior IRS officials knew agents were targeting conservative groups for extra scrutiny as early as 2011. The report revealed that, in addition to groups with the words “Tea Party” or “patriot” in their names, those with the words “9/12 Project” were also included. The 9/12 Project is a group established by conservative radio and TV host Glenn Beck. Lerner was informed of what was going on in a meeting that took place on June 29, 2011. She told the agents to “immediately” change their criteria for flagging tax exempt groups.
Late Sunday it was revealed that even more groups were targeted. According to the Washington Post, the same report noted that IRS officials also gave added scrutiny to nonprofit groups that were critical of the government, as well as those that educated Americans about the U.S. Constitution. And theJewish Press revealed that pro-Israel groups “whose positions were potentially inconsistent with the administration’s” also received additional attention. An IRS agent told the staunchly pro-Israel group Z STREET that because it was “connected to Israel,” it received more scrutiny and that other Israel-related organizations were assigned to “a special unit in the D.C. office to determine whether the organization’s activities contradict the Administration’s public policies.”


WVBORN56 said...

IRS targets conservatives and pro-Israel groups...grrrrr!!!

It does seem now like the IDF pin point attacks of Syrian weapon's transfer have died down. It is just amazing to me how this has gone on now for over 2 years in Syria with out reaching the boiling point? It has to be the Lord keeping things in a virtual holding pattern until he is satisfied that the church is full up and ready to go. He may also be clearing out Damascus of innocents before Isaiah 17 fully plays out?

He could also be keeping the peace until Robin and her mother-in-law return home safely? :) Praying for a great and safe trip!

anonemy said...

The inaction of US, UK and france 3 superpowers in Syria is a picture of Gog vs Israel war.
Gog using the regional allies will invade Israel and these three superpowers will stay aback.
US will not take action against Turkey as member of NATO.

Anonymous said...

Im thinking that the next few days will interesting in the Middle East. I believe we are on the verge of both Damascus being nuked and Ezekial 38,39 being fullfilled. Im not convined the rapture will happen anytime soon though.

Stephen said...

Stocks are still refusing to come down........very small loss....
dow down 26 points, VERY LITTLE..

bulls still IN CONTROL.....

and yet, bubble arrogance is VERY HIGH. That is a problem....cos
when stocks do GO, it will be very

watching for 16 MAY to see if there
is any kind of earthquake around that cave will

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>