Tag "Syria"

Israel assasinates Hezbollah leader in Damascus (UPDATED!)

Who really killed Mughniyah – was it only the Mossad?Imad Mughniyah, a top Hezbollah leader, has been killed in a car bomb yesterday in Damascus. Hezbollah immediately blamed Israel for the assassination. If this is indeed an Israeli operation, and that appears most likely, that is a huge success for Israel who as long considered Mughniyah The epitome of the ‘Axis of Evil’ and who has blamed numerous terrorists acts

US ‘OK’d trespassing into Iran, Syria’

PRESS TV reports that the US military forces in Iraq had been authorized to cross into Iranian and Syrian borders ‘in pursuit of gunmen’, a report reveals. A classified 2005 document which has been made public by an independent website said the US forces had been given permission to chase what it called terrorists and former members of Saddam Hussein’s government into Iran and Syria. According to Wikileaks, US officials

Ha’aretz analysis of what an Israeli-Syrian war would look like

“If war breaks out“ By Reuven Pedatzur The next war with Syria, if there is one, will be different from every other war we have known. Granted, there might be tank battles on the Golan Heights, as in the past, but it is doubtful that the war will take place solely at the front, while the civilian rear stays out of it. If, as expected, the fighting expands to include

Assad backs Turkey crackdown against PKK

(Al-Manar TV) — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in Ankara on Wednesday that Damascus would back a possible Turkish incursion into northern Iraq to crack down “against terrorist activities” there. “We support the decisions the Turkish government has put on its agenda against terrorism and terrorist activities,” Assad told reporters after talks with Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul. “We see this as Turkey’s legitimate right,” he said. He was speaking shortly

Why Did Israel Attack Syria? An Opening Shot for War on Iran?

by Jonathan Cook Israel’s air strike on northern Syria earlier this month should be understood in the context of events unfolding since its assault last summer on neighboring Lebanon. From the leaks so far, it seems that more than half a dozen Israeli warplanes violated Syrian airspace to drop munitions on a site close to the border with Turkey. We also know from the US media that the raid occurred

Truly, we have returned to the Middle-Ages

Did a non-member of the IAEA really attack an IAEA member in early September? The Times Online has published an interesting story which claims that the Israeli Air Force overflight of Syria in early September was part of a complex military operating aimed at seizing and destroying nuclear materials shipped from the DPRK to Syria: Israeli commandos from the elite Sayeret Matkal unit – almost certainly dressed in Syrian uniforms

Israeli airstrike in Syria – an Kurdish analysis

by Mizgin (for more on Mizgin click here) “What is most troubling to me as a Jew is that the plight of fifteen million Kurds in Turkey most closely parallels the plight of Jews throughout centuries. For unlike the Iraqi Kurds who have always been at liberty to be Kurds, those in Turkey were ruthlessly legislated out of their ethnic identity and have remained so for more than sixty years.”~

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