Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Did Israel Bomb a Chemical Weapons Site in Syria?

Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren told Chris Wallace at Fox News last Sunday that the US armed Libyan rebels with missiles that showed up in Israel’s backyard. They don't want that to happen in Syria. But it's bound to, isn't it. Realistically speaking. In the meantime...

The Free Syrian Army says the Israeli jets entered Syria's airspace close to 6 a.m Saturday and flew over Assad's palace in Damascus and other security facilities before striking a chemical weapons compound near the city.
The Hebrew language daily Maarov said a Syrian army air defense battery positioned in the city fired at the Israeli jets that left Syria's airspace unscathed. FSA rebels posted a video showing smoke rising up from the headquarters for chemical weapons. There were no reports of the extent of damage or casualties. Neither Damascus or Jerusalem responded to the report.
In January, the IAF allegedly attacked a convoy moving Syrian weapons of mass destruction to Hezbullah in Lebanon. In 2006, the IAF buzzed Assad's summer palace on its way to Lebanon.
Well… maybe. The Syrian civil war is much like the Bosnian and Kosovo Wars in the amount of lies, fake stories, videos and photos being put out by both sides. The original source is the Free Syrian Army which produces propaganda by the ton. So if this didn’t happen, why would the Free Syrian Army make it up? Because it makes Assad look weak.

FrontPage has this:
The emphasis on the palace overflight is the real point. Muslim leaders derive their legitimacy from the old Mohammedan metric of being able to fight the infidels. Turkey and its Sunni rebel proxies have spent months taunting Assad for not being able to attack Israel. The reason he can’t attack Israel is because they’re attacking him, but who says that arguments in the Muslim world make any kind of sense.  
 All that doesn’t mean that it didn’t happen. Israel has been sharpening its rhetoric lately and stopping weapons transfers is its top priority. But an FSA report on the subject is worth about as much as any of its propaganda.