Israel Warns of Escalated War in Syria

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Israel Warns of Escalated War in Syria

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

A state of war existed between both countries since Israel’s establishment – an uneasy armistice since the 1973 Yom Kippur war, interrupted briefly during 1982 IDF aggression in Lebanon.

Syria doesn’t recognize the apartheid Jewish state on stolen Palestinian land. No diplomatic relations between both countries exist, no economic ties other than occupied Golan Druze apple sales to the Syrian Arab Republic.

A shaky peace was violated by numerous IDF cross-border aerial and occasional ground attacks.

Israel occupies Syrian Golan territory illegally. Damascus demands withdrawal to pre-June 1967 lines.

Israel partners with US naked aggression in Syria. Both countries support ISIS and other terrorist groups.

Israeli cross-border attacks increased since US aggression began in March 2011.

A separate article discussed Russia likely intending to supply Syria with sophistical S-300 air defense systems – vitally needed to hopefully deter further US-led NATO and Israeli aggression.

Ziofascist Israeli war minister Avigdor Lieberman warned Damascus saying: 

“One thing should be clear. If someone fires on our planes, we will destroy them. What’s important to us is that the weapons defense systems that the Russians transfer to Syria are not used against us. If they are used against us, we will act against them.”

All nations may legally defend their territory if attacked. They’re obligated to protect their citizens. Syria wants S-300s for defense, not offense.

Israel launched preemptive cross-border aerial attacks numerous times, most often from Lebanese airspace, at times overflying Syria.

When nations are attacked by a hostile power, international law affirms their right of self-defense.

Aggressors have no rights. They’re guilty of the highest of high crimes. US-dominated NATO and Israel threaten world peace and stability.

Vulnerable nations need all means of self-defense possible. Threats they face are too great to ignore.

Lieberman lied saying Israel “doesn’t interfere in Syria’s internal affairs, but on the other hand we won’t allow Iran to flood (the country) with advanced weapons systems that would be aimed against Israel,” adding:

“If anyone attacks us, we will retaliate, regardless of S-300, S-700 or any anything else’s presence there.”

S-400s are Russia’s most sophisticated air defense systems, S-500s under development expected for use in 2020.

No nations threaten Israel – not Russia, Syria, Iran or any others. No Iranian weapons in Syria are “aimed” at Israel.

IDF firepower struck Syria aggressively many times, surely more attacks coming.

Damascus has every right to protect itself against aggression by Israel, Washington, and other countries threatening its sovereignty.

A Final Comment

According to Russia’s RIA news agency, citing the nation’s Defense Ministry, Moscow intends delivering new air defense systems to Syria in the coming weeks – presumably meaning sophisticated S-300s, a significant development, a long time coming.

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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.