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The Mesh Report – Israel Prepares To Preemptively Strike Syria

Israel Prepares To Preemptively Strike Syria

admin January 28, 2013 37

Israel could launch a pre-emptive strike to stop Syria’s chemical weapons from reaching Lebanon’s Hezbollah or al Qaeda inspired groups, officials said Sunday.

The warning came as the military moved a rocket defense system to a main northern city, and Israel’s premier warned of dangers from both Syria and Iran.

Israel has long expressed concerns that Syrian President Bashar Assad, clinging to power during a 22-month civil war, could lose control over his chemical weapons.

Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom said Sunday that Israel’s top security officials held a special meeting last week to discuss Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal. The fact of the meeting, held the morning after a national election, had not been made public before.

Shalom told the Army Radio station that the transfer of weapons to violent groups, particularly the Iranian-backed Lebanese Hezbollah, would be a game changer.

“It would be crossing a line that would demand a different approach, including even action,” he said. Asked whether this might mean a pre-emptive attack, he said: “We will have to make the decisions.”

Israel has kept out of the civil war that has engulfed Syria and killed more than 60,000 people, but it is concerned that violence could spill over from its northern border into Israel.

Israel deployed its Iron Dome rocket defense system in the northern city of Haifa on Sunday. The city was battered by

Hezbollah rocket fire during a war in the summer of 2006. The military called the deployment “routine.”

Iron Dome, an Israel-developed system that shoots down incoming short-range rockets, was used to defend Israeli cities during a round of hostilities with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, on Israel’s southern flank, last November.

Yisrael Hasson, a lawmaker and former deputy head of Israel’s Shin Bet intelligence agency, said Israel was closely following developments in Syria to make sure chemical weapons don’t “fall into the wrong hands.”

“Syria has a massive amount of chemical weapons, and if they fall into hands even more extreme than Syria like Hezbollah or global jihad groups it would completely transform the map of threats,” Hasson told Army Radio.

“Global jihad” is the term Israel uses for forces influenced by al Qaeda. Syria’s rebels include al Qaeda-allied groups.

Syria has rarely acknowledged possessing chemical weapons.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referred to threats from Syria and Iran at a Cabinet meeting Sunday. Iran is Syria’s main regional ally.

“We must look around us, at what is happening in Iran and its proxies and at what is happening in other areas, with the deadly weapons in Syria, which is increasingly coming apart,” he said.

Israel views Iran as an existential threat because of its nuclear and missile programs and support for violent anti-Israeli groups in Lebanon and Gaza, as well as repeated references by Iranian leaders to Israel’s destruction. Iran denies it is seeking to build atomic weapons, insisting its nuclear program is for civilian purposes.

On Friday, Israeli Channel 2 TV broadcast an interview with a former Iranian diplomat who defected to the West in 2010. He warned that if Tehran gets nuclear weapons, it would use them against Israel. He did not provide evidence.

Part of Mohammad Reza Heydari’s job was to draft foreign scientists to work on Tehran’s nuclear program and he brought many from North Korea into Iran, the report said.

Heydari spoke from Oslo, where he has received political asylum.

This article originally appeared at CBS News. 



37 Comments »

  1. -___- March 5, 2013 at 1:46 AM - Reply

    Well that’s a good idea. We all know how well these preemptive strikes work out.

  2. Jerry Fischer March 18, 2013 at 2:03 AM - Reply

    Yeah, just drop a few nukes on them..nuke Iran, Lebanon and Pakistan while we’re at it..game change..no more enemies except Russia and we can export faulty Israeli vodka to them and let their brains rot out. Hey, who said Eretz Israel should stop in the lands of Moab and Ammon..? When there are no other countries left in the world except the U.S. we’ll finally have peace. Then we can figure out a way to nuke them also, get rid of any anti-semites who may be hiding in the masses of their rotten goyim society..

    • south africa cape town oppinio March 19, 2013 at 8:05 AM - Reply

      just nuke america and isreal and any other allies of america, kill all the people and have a coke and a smile. That way there will be no america to destroy anymore countries like they have been doing since they landed in america…..

      Great

  3. Myconius March 18, 2013 at 6:01 AM - Reply

    Preemtive strike is an eufemism for an act of agression.

    • ugo17 March 18, 2013 at 10:18 AM - Reply

      nonsense!! so what will you do when the enemy eventually strikes? there is a saying that goes “prevention is better than cure”

      • ddo2013 March 18, 2013 at 5:06 PM - Reply

        I don’t think you understand. Myconius is clearly anti-Israel. He sees everything as the fault of Israel.

        • nicesue March 19, 2013 at 6:49 AM - Reply

          This is the standard answer for anyone who criticizes
          Israel: anti-Semitism. If you are Jewish then you are called a
          “self-hating jew”. A preemptive strike is BY DEFINITION an act of aggression.

          • ddo2013 March 20, 2013 at 6:00 PM -

            I’m not Jewish, but Christian not that there’s anything wrong with being Jewish. I myself am a Christian Zionist and when all is said and done Israel will come out the victor. God said “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you.” A curse upon Israel will never come out of these lips. A pre-emptive strike is exactly what is necessary here and anybody who cannot see this is either an idiot or a fool, or both.

          • peacelover April 14, 2013 at 2:08 AM -

            DDO You know why you want the pre-emptive strike to happen? not for the safety of Israel or

          • Dwight Osborne April 14, 2013 at 7:06 AM -

            try reading the Book sometime. At the end, Israel is going to be victorious. Unfortunately, there is coming a holocaust against the Jewish people in the tribulation, one like has never been seen before and it won’t be pretty for the Jews; 2/3 of the Jewish people will die. As for the gentiles during that time 1/2 will perish. But when Jesus returns in the Revelation, all Israel and Jews will be saved and the only Gentiles who will be saved are those who believed in Jesus and remained faithful to the end. As for the rapture, I make no bones about it; I want it to happen, the Bible says it is the blessed hope of our faith, His glorious appearing. As for love of the Jews, a true Christian could do nothing less; Jesus was born a Jew, He lived a Jew, died a Jew, arose as a Jew, ascended as a Jew, is seated at the right hand of the Father as a Jew, will return to earth and reign a 1000 years as a Jew. So since I love Jesus Christ and His brothers and sisters are Jews I am pleased to love and support His people. You can make of that what you will. I’m sure that you would just as soon see Israel go down in flames at the hands of Iran. But it will never happen. God has promised Israel victory as the apple of His eye, His chosen people and so shall it be.

          • steven May 16, 2013 at 12:29 AM -

            Who cares, religion is the poison that has brought great suffering and loss to mankind, we need to get past believing in fairy-tales and believe in ourselves and only then can we progress beyond where we are today.

            Theocracies of any kind are bad, and divisive, practice whatever religion you want, have whatever thoughts or philosophical views you want, but the minute you take them as justification to hurt another human being you are nothing but a blight on mankind that needs to be removed from society.

          • peacelover April 14, 2013 at 2:11 AM -

            DDO we know why people like you want the pre-emptive strike to happen…it is for the sake of “love” of the Jewish people or any sort of this. What you really want is a middle east to blow up into a holocaust, for Jews and gentiles alike so you can have your sick rapture …. your tactics are well exposed

          • Dwight Osborne April 14, 2013 at 6:58 AM -

            friend, the rapture is going to happen regardless. The rapture is imminent which means nothing has to happen for it to occur.

          • steven May 16, 2013 at 12:33 AM -

            Yeah, keep preparing and praying and wasting your time when you could be actually doing some good – your opinion is purest form of B.S. the world is going to end “someday” so I will sit back and except this… in fact since some fairy tale predicts it – hey why not hasten the inevitable – what a moronic point of view.

          • Lee Mullen June 25, 2013 at 1:16 AM -

            You clearly don’t know what the Bible says do you?? The “rapture” is a mistranslation!

          • Janosh Borgoyary April 17, 2013 at 12:45 AM -

            You are right. Israel is on right position. I pray and support for Israel’s protection and their defensive actions. People who speak Israel as aggressor or builder of corporate militarism, have no knowledge of what Islamic terrorist are or their intention or both. May God’s hand be upon the people of Israel!

          • steven May 16, 2013 at 12:40 AM -

            Israel is acting as the aggressor – they are pushing for war and you are supporting this?!

            No one, no one sane can fault a nation for protecting itself through building defensive measures, but to suggest protecting itself by threatening, and attacking nations around it is protecting is stupidity, preemptive strikes as popularized in modern warfare by George Jr., are criminal, and acts of war that should be dealt with severely by the international community – Israel and America are just thugs.

          • steven May 16, 2013 at 12:22 AM -

            You are advocating murder, over diplomacy.
            Wow you are a despicable human.

          • ddo2013 May 16, 2013 at 6:01 AM -

            Diplomacy? They’ve been practicing diplomacy for 64 years now, all the while Israel’s enemies pounding them with rockets, missiles, etc. Me a despicable human being? No sir. I just recognize the facts and the solution. There will never be peace through diplomatic means in the Middle East. In fact, there will NEVER be peace until the Prince of Peace returns to usher in the Millennial Kingdom.

          • Lee Mullen June 25, 2013 at 1:15 AM -

            faggot

  4. ddo2013 March 18, 2013 at 5:08 PM - Reply

    Mr. Netanyahu, I expect you’ll have to go this alone without the aid of mr. obama in any way. I’m certain he’ll not offer to strike and I’d be surprised if he even gave you the go-ahead to take care of it on your own. But, thankfully, your IDF can get the job done without his assistance in any way. Go get’em.boy.

  5. Mowat March 19, 2013 at 7:15 AM - Reply

    If Israelis were killed, that would be good for them. They will have done less evil in the shorter life they lived. Therefore, they will be exposed to less – albeit infinite – pain in Hellfire.
    How unlucky it is to be a Jew!

    • Lee Mullen June 25, 2013 at 1:17 AM - Reply

      filthy pig eating muslime shill death to muhammed!

      • Abdul Basit August 21, 2013 at 5:44 AM - Reply

        If the kind of fucking shit that Jews did in occupying a land and throwing its 4 Million inhabitants into refugee caps had happened with you, what you would have done??? which law in the world legalizes that? which law in the world legalizes grabbing land through war? Who do u think has killed mroe civilians? Israel or Hizbullah/ Hamas??

        • Lee Mullen August 28, 2013 at 1:45 AM - Reply

          zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  6. south africa cape town oppinio March 19, 2013 at 7:52 AM - Reply

    why the hell all the killing, if isreal strike into syria are they destroying the bombs or buildings that the “alqueda” are in? i dont think so, i think they are destroying more infrastructure.

    The u.s. has been trying to get syria to sever ties with iran for years and syria said no, and now theres war , all of this was designed and done by political strategists to destabilise syria and crate civil war so the gvmt can be overthrown. So much corruption in the world today, everything you see on tv is a facade, a marketing ploy or a justification for bombing another country for monetary gain. I know this is monotonous but war is only there because money is concerned. the cost of peoples lives dont matter.
    I say dont support any wars or mass murders, irrelevant of the justification behind it…
    remember everything you think you know about a situation like this is designed by politicians, and sent to you over the channels of communication, tv, newspapers, radios, internet, etc. like a blind fold for political agenda.

    • Simon Wolfers March 19, 2013 at 11:50 AM - Reply

      Spot on. It is nothing but corporate militarism. We should fight the rich not their wars. It is much easier to fool people than to convince them they’re being fooled.

  7. Jim Parker March 19, 2013 at 9:35 AM - Reply

    If Israel does make a premptive strike on Syria or Iran then Obama would tell them he will back them,but actually he will abanon them and watch as they fight a war on there own.The U.S. has always had strong commitments to Israel,but that is in queston with Obama.
    Regardless as to what other countries may think,Israel must do what they have to do to protect themselves.Remember that for its size Israel has one of the most dedicate and best militaries in the world!!

    • Simon Wolfers March 19, 2013 at 12:06 PM - Reply

      ” Israel has one of the most dedicate and best militaries in the world!!”
      But no friends except those paid for.
      They may get away with another low level stealth based surprise attack but when it comes down to battle they’re only brave against unarmed civilians.

  8. Jerry Fischer March 19, 2013 at 8:57 PM - Reply

    This is all getting too complex for me…like I said just NUKE them…what part about “nuke” don’t you primates understand…? There is only one pure-blooded, providence-chosen, unadulterated ethnic race in the world and that’s us Zionists. Who gives a stuff about the rest of the world…they were only allowed to come into some form of sub-human existence for our benefit..so we would have some one to use for our target practice…HEIL BIBI!!

    • steven May 16, 2013 at 12:45 AM - Reply

      Grow-up, or shut-up you evil little bastard.
      Many people don’t like YOU, perhaps you need to be Nuked.
      Stop flapping your gums advocating the murder of people, are
      you some uncaring unthinking “primate”

  9. Jerry Fischer March 20, 2013 at 7:17 PM - Reply

    Thanks DDO2013, some of our best friends on earth are Christian Zionists..they are our unwitting dupes who we have managed to fool into thinking we were still God’s chosen people and you Goyim fools are still willing do do our dirty work for us like you did in Iraq, Libya, Lebanon etc etc etc…in many cases you are more rabidly Zionist than we Israelis ..LOL and all this in spite of our forefathers killing your supposed Messiah….ha ha ha

    • gg June 4, 2013 at 2:31 PM - Reply

      that was part of the creator’s plan- to kill Jesus and pay for the world’s sin. He rose again- to defeat death.

    • Lee Mullen June 25, 2013 at 1:19 AM - Reply

      ignorant fool. Moshiach will judge you for that fake Jew

  10. Lee Mullen June 25, 2013 at 1:14 AM - Reply

    NUKE DAMASCUS OFF THE MAP!

  11. Lee Mullen June 25, 2013 at 1:18 AM - Reply

    BRING IT ON!!

  12. Jeffrey McCollum July 14, 2013 at 3:57 AM - Reply

    So many “game changers” out there but yet non seem ot change the game

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