Israeli Minister Calls for Assassinating Assad

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by Stephen Lendman
The US/Israeli axis represents humanity’s greatest threat – serial aggressors, partners in high crimes, waging endless wars.
Today is the most perilous time in world history because of their sinister agenda – along with the threat NATO represents.
Housing and construction minister Yoav Galant formerly was an IDF general, heading its Southern Command, in charge of December 2008/January 2009 preemptive naked aggression on Gaza – later criticized by then-attorney general Yehuda Weinstein for illegally seizing public land, judged unfit to be IDF chief of staff.
Elected to the Knesset in 2015, he’s part of Netanyahu’s extremist regime. As housing and construction minister, he’s responsible for expanding illegal settlements on stolen Palestinian land, ruthlessly displacing its legal occupants.
On Tuesday, he called for assassinating Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, fabricating accusations against him, saying he “does not have a place in this world.”
He lied claiming “(t)he reality of the situation in Syria is that they are executing people, using directed chemical attacks against them, and the latest extreme – burning their corpses, something we haven’t seen in 70 years.”  
Shamelessly he referred to the Nazi holocaust, based on Assistant US Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Stuart Jones’ Big Lie – falsely accusing Assad of killing thousands of prisoners, then cremating them to hide evidence, offering no evidence of his spurious claim other than fake photos, a common US, NATO, Israeli tactic.
Separately on Army Radio, Galant despicably compared Assad to Hitler, saying “(w)hat is happening in Syria is defined as genocide…hundreds of thousands killed” – blaming him for high crimes committed by US-led aggression, Israel partnering in it, wanting a regional rival eliminated.
“In my view, we are crossing a red line,” Galant claimed, adding “the time has come to assassinate Assad. It’s as simple as that,” cutting off the “tail of the snake, (then) focus(ing) on the head…in Tehran.”
Allied with Washington’s imperial agenda, Israel wants all regional rivals eliminated. Conquering Syria, if achieved, isolates Iran. Targeting its government and Hezbollah come next, redrawing the Middle East map its objective, aiming to be its dominant, unchallenged power.
Former general Galant favors pursuing Israeli objectives militarily, featuring endless wars of aggression, mass slaughter and destruction – risking direct confrontation with Russia if pushed too far.
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Stephen Lendman
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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.