Syrian President Bashar Assad has made a “serious decision” to open a front with Israel along the Golan Heights, he said in an interview published Monday. Shortly thereafter, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned in a public statement that “any who threaten to harm, or harm, Israel will be harmed.”
Syria President Bashar Assad has issued a strong warning to Israel, threatening a fierce response should Israel strike targets in his country again, Lebanese paper Al Akhbarreported on Monday.
Assad reportedly said that Israel had made a serious error in judgment in attacking Syrian targets, adding that Israeli attacks will elicit a strategic, rather than local, response.
Assad told Al-Manar TV at the end of May a similar plan, stating that “there is pressure by the people to open a new front on the Golan.”
“Even among the Arab world there is a clear readiness to join the fight against Israel,” he added in his interview with the Hezbollah TV station.Assad stated that Hezbollah is involved in fighting the Israeli enemy and its agents in Syria and Lebanon. He attributed the failure of the Syrian opposition to its dependence on outside funding and said that it failed to create a real rift in the country.
On Monday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that Israel was dealing with “a new Middle East.”
“We are seeing a new Middle East that is raging and volatile,” the premier said. “We are seeing this on all of the fronts, particularly in the north with Syria.”
“We are dealing with these developments with determination,” Netanyahu said of the ongoing situation in Syria. “This requires us to protect the security of our citizens.”
Assad reportedly made the statements during meetings withJordanian opposition elements, according to Lebanese newspaper al-Akhbar. One of the Jordanians quoted Assad as saying that the Syrians are ruling out "formal resistance" for show, with the odd missile being fired at Israel.
Jordanian sources told the paper that the Syrian president noted that the World Bank had presented him with a "generous offer." Assad was reportedly offered a loan of $21 billion for the funding of reconstruction projects in Syria but turned it down.
The report further stated that Assad said he would allow a Russian company to produce oil off the Syrian coast. He stressed that he is confident Moscow will continue to stand by Syria as its national interests are at stake.
Yigal Alon writing in the October, 1976 edition of Foreign Affairs titled, Israel: The case for defensible borders, exposed the critical defects in the armistice lines existing on June 4, 1967 - the same lines with minor adjustments that John Kerry would have the Jewish state shrink to. Such a withdrawal contradicts the very meaning of U.N. Resolution 242. As Alon wrote, …”For Israel, a military defeat would mean the physical extinction of a large part of its population and the elimination of the Jewish state. To lose a single war is to lose everything.”
Without retaining the hill country, that runs like a spine north and south through Judea and Samaria, Israel’s pitifully narrow 9 mile wide coastal plain, which includes Netanya, Ben Gurion airport and Tel Aviv, will be at the mercy of the Palestinian Arab thugocracy just as southern Israeli towns and villages endure relentless aggression from the Hamas occupied Gaza Strip. That is why the Two-State-Solution peddled by the EU, the UN, the Obama Administration and much of the world will usher in a new Final Solution.
John Kerry works at the pleasure of President Barack Hussein Obama whose outreach to the Muslim world has been an unmitigated disaster for the West, the Free World and particularly for the State of Israel. Obama has more than likely prevented Israel for the last five years from effectively nullifying the existential nuclear threat that the genocidal Iranian regime poses to the Jewish state. Kerry’s boss has allowed one red line after another to disappear like invisible ink.
But it is the fraudulent Palestinian narrative that the world has fallen for that is the most pernicious to Israel’s image. It allows an uninformed world to embrace the falsehoods of an Arab people who call themselves Palestinians and creates an atmosphere where the embattled Jewish state is unjustly and grotesquely demonized, allowing such foul anti-Israel movements as the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) organization to continue its dirty work.
That the conflict is not territorial but based upon the Muslim refusal to accept a Jewish state, whatever its borders, in territory once conquered and occupied under the banner of Islam is lost on the functionaries who inhabit the international corridors of power. And sadly too many Israeli leaders refuse to accept the obvious, preferring to believe that the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians can ever be anything but serial Jew haters. Most diplomats, with few exceptions, still harbor the illusion that territorial compromise will satisfy the Arab and Muslim world. So again and again the discredited corpse known as the Two-State-Solution is exhumed and presented as the fall back default plan.
And this is the same suicidal plan for Israel that the current Secretary of State, at the behest of President Obama, is bringing for the fifth time.
It was Albert Einstein who said: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
In the U.S. the act of engaging in criminal activity as a structured group is referred to as “racketeering.”
Today RICO needs to be applied to the political mob that has infiltrated the government agencies and the White House beginning with the IRS and spreading out into other agencies and beyond.