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Israel Warplanes Strike Inside Syria [Video]

Watch Israeli Warplanes Strike Weapons Convoy in Syria on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

THE PBS News Hour report with Margaret Warner above will give you the best idea of what happened.

There has been analysis, including some quoted at the Council of Foreign Relations, that Assad falling would make things more difficult for Israel.

There are also experts who disagree with this assessment. Their assessment comes down on the side that there is an equal chance that when Assad falls Iran will lose its main ally against Israel and lose power in the region. This is what I believe is even more likely than Assad’s fall hurting Israel.

That’s not where we are today. Instead, we’re at a very dangerous moment yet again, though the Israeli strike was something the Netanyahu government obviously believed was necessary.

From the New York Times:

The American officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Israel had notified the United States about the attack, which the Syrian government condemned as an act of “arrogance and aggression.” Israel’s move demonstrated its determination to ensure that Hezbollah – its arch foe in the north – is unable to take advantage of the chaos in Syria to bolster its arsenal significantly.

The predawn strike was the first time in more than five years that Israel’s air force had attacked a target in Syria. While there was no expectation that the beleaguered Assad government had an interest in retaliating, the strike raised concerns that the Syrian civil war had continued to spread beyond its border.

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One Response to Israel Warplanes Strike Inside Syria [Video]

  1. mjsmith January 31, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    Leave it to a moron like Netanyahu to o something like this. Who really knows what happened. Is Israel really siding with al-quaeda? Desperate opposition leader Moaz al-Khatib finally agreed to meet with Assad. I think that him publicly reversing the stance of refusing to talk with Assad and this attack happening at the same time was planned.

    Syrian opposition leader, al-Khatib, who the USA consider the legit leader of Syria, has called on the US to reconsider its Autumn 2012 decision to list the foreign and Syrian fighters of the Al-Nusra Front, as a foreign terrorist organization. Khatib condemned the listing of Al-Nusra as a terrorist organization, Khatib instead publicly stressed that the Al-Nusra Front, though Salafi and Islamist, is a major military force and ally in the rebellion to topple the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad.

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