Bee Sting: Missiles based in Syria were destroyed and once again, unknown "US Officials leaked" or blamed Israel for the bombing, first reported in CNN. When news of the bombing was first reported, there were many speculations as to who was responsible. And, since the U.S. is aware that Assad has promised to respond to Israel on any further bombardments, the question remains: "Why would the U.S. (through anonymous "officials") place Israel in jeopardy, by stating to CNN that "Israel is responsible for the bombing"?
Is CNN a separate country from the United States? Wouldn't any and all U.S. media be cautious before printing reports by "unknown" officials, without first verifying information that would places our ally in harm's way? According to CNN, not one, but three officials said:
"Three unnamed US officials told CNN the IAF had targeted Russian-made Yakhont anti-ship missiles that could pose a threat to Israel."
Israel, while rightfully concerned about the on-going "leaks" from the White House, would not dare to openly confront their long-standing friend, the U.S., but from my point of view, as an American, I must ask: "To what advantage does the U.S. feel they are gaining by betraying the security of Israel?"."In response to rumors that the July 5 air strike could have been carried out by the IDF, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said on Tuesday that Israel will continue to stand on the sidelines of Syria’s civil war.
In an apparent reference to the strike – which killed between 10 and 20 Syrian military personnel – Ya’alon maintained: “For a long time we have continued to say that we are not involving ourselves in the bloody civil war in Syria. We have established our red lines and we are sticking to them.“When there is an attack or explosion of some sort or another in the Middle East...no matter what, we are blamed,” he said during a visit to Tze’elim army base in the Negev. “The Syrian civil war has also spread into Lebanon for some time."
I will post the most recent article on this issue, from YNet News:
Israeli Fighter Jet F-16 Photo: Courtesy IDF spokesman
Failed US policy endangers Israel
Analysis: Political disputes in Washington putting Israel's citizens in truly dangerous situationYNET News
The American policy toward the Middle East has been moving in the past few months from failure to failure, and mainly from helplessness to embarrassing mistakes. The inability of the Obama administration to produce worthy responses to the developments is angering not only the supporters of the US in the region, but also the political establishment and media in American itself.
Obama on way to golf game as Egypt erupts (Photo: EPA)
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey claimed the US Military would need 700 sorties to neutralize Syria's anti-aircraft force and secure a no-fly zone. This was how the US and its allies came out on top in past conflicts in Iraq, Kosovo and Libya. But America does not want another war after it has already withdrawn from Iraq and is trying to leave Afghanistan by the skin of its teeth. This is why senior government officials are using various excuses provided by the generals in the Pentagon in order to avoid military intervention in Syria.
For more links, see below (use Google translator for links in Hebrew)::
Latakia under fire (Archive) (Photo: AFP)
Report: Air Force out to attack a military base in Turkey in Syria
Russian TV channel RT published this morning that Israel and Turkey have collaborated assault on Latakia arsenals. According to the report, Israeli warplanes out from the base bath and flew over the sea to not enter Syrian airspace, in order to not be a legitimate target for Assad Forces. http://www.nrg.co.il/online/1/ART2/490/406.html?hp=1&cat=666&loc=10
Syria attacks: U.S. dragging Israel into the war?
Russian reports: the planes were attacking Syria from Turkey
Report: Israel launched air strike on Syrian arms depot from Turkish military base
RT source: Israeli strike on Syria was carried out from Turkish base
Published time: July 15, 2013 04:00
Edited time: July 15, 2013 13:00
Edited time: July 15, 2013 13:00