Mon May 6, 2013, 07:06 PM
Purveyor (25,046 posts)
Israel Tries To Tamp Down Syrian Anger After Killing Dozens Of Its Elite Soldiers
Israel is straining to arrest a slide toward regional conflict after staging an airstrike on a military facility outside Damascus, reportedly to stop a transfer of weapons to Hezbollah.
By Arthur Bright, Staff writer / May 6, 2013
A day after it launched an airstrike outside of Damascus, killing scores of Syrian soldiers, Israel sought to play down the attack as a strike against regime-ally Hezbollah, not President Bashar al-Assad.
Reuters reports that Israel has made several soothing overtures to its war-racked northern neighbor after launching airstrikes in Syria on Friday and Sunday. Tzachi Hanegbi, a confidante of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, told Israeli radio on Monday that Mr. Netanyahu aimed to avoid "an increase in tension with Syria by making clear that if there is activity, it is only against Hezbollah, not against the Syrian regime."
Hezbollah, which seeks Israel's elimination, has long relied on the Assad regime to transfer weapons from Iran into its own hands. Damascus and the Lebanese Shiite militant group appear to have drawn closer together as a result of Syria's civil war, with Hezbollah fighters battling the Syrian opposition from inside the country.
Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel's biggest-selling newspaper, said the Netanyahu government had informed Mr. Assad through diplomatic channels that the attacks were not attempts to affect the outcome of Syria's civil war.
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Mon May 6, 2013, 08:24 PM
Arctic Dave (13,812 posts)
5. We bombed your country and killed your people for your own good.
Yep. NuttyYahoo is just like bush.
Israel will be bogged down in this war by the end of summer.
Serves them right for letting Nutty do as he pleases and not putting him on a leash.