Israel’s War on Syria

Israel’s War on Syria
by Stephen Lendman
Israel partners with America’s war on Syria, aiming for maximum slaughter, destruction, chaos, human suffering and regime change.
Netanyahu supports ISIS and other terrorist groups, supplying them with weapons, other aid, and medical care for their wounded fighters in Israeli hospitals.
The IDF terror-bombs Syria at its discretion, another incident on Friday. The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said:
“A military source announced on Friday evening that the Israeli enemy’s warplanes fired two missiles at 18:45 from within occupied territory at a military position in the surroundings of Khan Arnabeh in Quneitra countryside, causing material damage.”
“The source said that this aggression came after an attempt by terrorists to infiltrate military positions in Quneitra countryside was foiled and the terrorists suffered heavy losses, which proves that Israel provides direct support to terrorist organizations.”
“The source affirmed that such desperate attempts will not dissuade the Army and Armed Forces from continuing to crush the terrorist groups that act as Israel’s proxy in the area.”
Haaretz reported a Sunday “Israeli strike on a pro-regime militia in Syria,” three soldiers killed, others wounded. With rare exceptions, the IDF doesn’t comment on its premeditated aggressive incidents. They continue with disturbing regularity.
Israel invents pretexts to justify the unjustifiable, vowing to strike Syria at its discretion. Claiming it’s to protect national security is a bald-faced lie. No threats exist except invented ones.
On Friday, US Defense Secretary Mattis left Israel after meeting with his counterpart and Netanyahu.
He lied about an Iranian threat. None exists. He lied about Syria’s responsibility for the April 4 Khan Sheikhoun CW attack. He lied claiming Damascus retains undisclosed amounts of CWs. He lied suggesting what doesn’t exist will be used again.
Separately, Syrian ground forces continue liberating areas held by US-supported terrorists.
On Saturday, Russia’s Defense Ministry said 228 settlements were liberated since January, adding the “total number of inhabited areas, the leaders of which have signed reconciliation agreements, has reached 1,468.”
Still, endless war rages because Washington and Israel reject peace.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
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