Israel Terror-Bombs Damascus Military Airport

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by Stephen Lendman
Washington and Israel partner in each other’s high crimes. Israel wouldn’t flagrantly attack another country without US permission and/or involvement.
Was attacking Mezzeh military airport west of Damascus around midnight on Friday a joint US/Israeli attempt to obstruct cessation of hostilities and conflict resolution? Will Trump put a stop to this once in office?
According to a Syrian army spokesman, missiles were fired from northern Israel. A military statement said “Syria(’s) army command and armed forces warn Israel of the repercussions of the flagrant attack and stresses its continued fight against (this) terrorism and amputate the arms of the perpetrators.”
Syrian media reported Israeli missiles fired “from inside the occupied territory,” setting the targeted site ablaze, a “desperate attempt…to support terrorist groups and raise their low morale.”
No information on possible casualties is known. Local media reported ambulances sent to the scene. Weeks earlier, a similar Israeli attack occurred on the same facility.
Syrian state television accused Israel of supporting terrorist groups waging war on the country. It reported large caches of weapons and ammunitions of Israeli origin seized in many areas.
Throughout nearly six years of conflict, Israel preemptively attacked targets in Syria multiple times, unsuccessful efforts to provoke a response to create a pretext for full-scale US-led NATO aggression, Israel involved – a scheme to break the back of Syrian resistance, facilitating Washington’s regime change objective.
Mezzeh military airport is around five kilometers southwest of Assad’s presidential palace. Israel neither confirms of denies reports of its military operations.
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.