David McReynolds: Israeli Attacks on Syria - the dangers are very real
- As one of the former heads of Shin Bet said, in the powerful and timely
documentary "The Gatekeepers", Israel wins the battles but is losing the
war. The last thing which is in the long
range interests of Israel is any further military escalation with its
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While at this point Israel has not confirmed the attacks, it has been
reliably established that
Israeli jets struck twice at Damascus, killing perhaps at least a hundred
Syrian troops and
inflicting heavy damage on facilities in the Syrian capital.
The US media (and officials) are thus far supporting the Israeli actions and
there is a general
assumption that such a major military strike would not have occurred without
at least some
consultation with Washington DC.
The Israeli excuse (if it is possible, really, to excuse two heavy air
strikes at the capital city
of a neighboring country!) is that it was concerned about the shipment of
military supplies from Syria to Hezbollah in Lebanon.