Skip to comments.Israel warns Syria over Hezbollah attacks
Posted on 04/17/2010 8:42:01 PM PDT by jhpigott
Israel has delivered a secret warning to Syrian President Bashar Assad that it will respond to missile attacks from Hezbollah, the militant Lebanese-based Islamist group, by launching immediate retaliation against Syria itself.
In a message, sent earlier this month, Israel made it clear that it now regards Hezbollah as a division of the Syrian army and that reprisals against Syria will be fast and devastating.
It follows the discovery by Israeli intelligence that Syria has recently supplied long-range ballistic missiles and advanced anti-aircraft systems to Hezbollah.
Well return Syria to the Stone Age by crippling its power stations, ports, fuel storage and every bit of strategic infrastructure if Hezbollah dare to launch ballistic missiles against us, said an Israeli minister, who who was speaking off-the-record, last week.
The warning, which was conveyed to Damascus by a third party, was sent to reinforce an earlier signal by Avigdor Lieberman, the Israeli foreign minister. If a war breaks out the Assad dynasty will lose its power and will cease to reign in Syria, he said earlier this year.
The Israeli decision to hold Syria directly responsible for Hezbollahs actions is believed to be the result of intelligence assessments that Beirut has lost control of the Shiite organisation, which has become an increasingly powerful force in Lebanon.
Reports that Syria has supplied Hezbollah with Russian-made Scud ballistic missiles have alarmed Israeli ministers. The missiles have the potential to reach the entire country and could carry chemical warheads. New gas masks are being supplied to Israels entire population, with an intensive television advertising campaign underway to stress their importance.
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Israel: 1) threatens to launch immediate (fast and devastating) retaliation against Syria in event of Hezbollah attack
2) considers Hezbollah a division of the Syrian army
3) will target Syrian infrastructure
War undoubtedly coming soon over these missiles.
Best to get the ports before the Russians establish their naval bases there...they are hurrying.
Zero has really improved the situation with the ME, Iran and Israel. He has really done a great job in defusing the tension and coming to a long term peace soltion. Damn..I never thought he could do it...
God bless Israel and all who defend and protect her. Get ‘em, Judah.
I think the Syrian delivery of SCUDs to Hezbollah certainly hasn’t helped the situation, but it looks like Israel is directly threatening to retaliate against Syria for ANY attack by Hezbollah.
Thanks Barak Hussein.
Hearing of this demarche, it wouldn't take long for an inventive Saudi intelligence chief to call in his chits with his clients in Lebanon, especially those Hezboallah operatives on his payroll. If the Syrians have been foolish enough (and the Boy President is NOT his father...) to actually give the Hez the missiles in any kind of quantity, than a reliable missile regiment commander could let loose literally dozens of the damn things agianst Haifa, Tel Aviv....Damona....
And knowing the Al-Saud clan, they'd find a way to blame it on the Persians.
The Syrians are clever, but too clever by half sometimes. It will be one of the great mysteries of modern Arab history how an Alawite family got their nation transformed into a client of a Persian Empire on the other side of the Arab world, one that just happened to have an American army in between it and its patron.
Earlier Saturday, Israel was firing flares over southern Lebanon. The Lebanese army went on full alert.
Is it a Back-Down by Syria or A Flatten-Down by Israel?
Don`t mess with the Star of David
Yep, I saw that.
The Israelis have been doing a lot of probing along their northern border since the new year. The IDF held a very large exercise a couple months ago. I have read about a number of incidents where small elements of the IDF have ventured near/just over the border. And the IAF has really stepped up recon over S. Lebanon and the Bekka Valley. Things are pretty tense in that corner of the world.
It could also serve as further justification for Israel to knock out Iran’s nuclear reactors, as Hezbollah is to Iran as Al Qaeda was to Afghanistan pre 9/11
Interesting timing . . .
Russia’s nuclear-powered missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky has arrived in Syria’s Mediterranean port of Tartus ahead of Russian Navy drills in the Indian Ocean.
A large Syrian naval delegation accompanied by Russia’s ambassador to Syria, Sergei Kirpichenko, visited the Russian warship on Wednesday.
“The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from [being] a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.”
I was just about to post something about that. The timing is not a coincidence. Seems like everybody is getting all their ducks in a row.
Neutralizing Hezbollah and Syria would go a long way towards limiting Iran’s retalitory options in the event of an Israeli airstrike against Iran’s nuke facilities.
Most serious geopolitical analysts believe at some point in time Israel and Hezbollah are going to go at it again. This Israeli warning directed at Syria leads me to believe that if the balloon goes up between Israel and Hezbollah, Syria is going to be involved in the figthing . . . I guess that’s the “so what”
“Well return Syria to the Stone Age ...”that is the ONLY way to do it. No more ‘limited’ wars. Israel cannot get bogged down in a protracted operation. Iran would take advantage of that. It really wouldn't take much to wipe tiny Israel off the map.
I'm for Israel doing whatever it has to do.
Why is Israel doing this...& doing it publicly as well? Syria will now be able to prepare for what may be a “devestating” retaliatory strike by Israel.
I have my doubts as to how “devestating” the Israelis will be if they strike nack....probably a 6 on a 10 scale (w/ nuclear weapons turning Damascus into a modern-day Hiroshima as a 10), & definitely (IMO), NOT severely enough! When will Israel take the gloves off & KILL THE ENEMY???
Well return Syria to the Stone Age...”
Along with Iran requesting that 5 million citizens leave Tehran for an “upcoming earthquake” (http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100411/wl_mideast_afp/iranpopulationquake) and Israel’s massive civil defense drill (http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3876648,00.html) last Thursday.
Biblical promise he knows will be kept!
For the same reason that we continue to “pussyfoot” around in Iraq and Afghanistan.. GLOBAL ECONOMY.
God will side with Israel. Any who oppose Israel do so at their peril.
From everything I’m seeing and hearing, we may only have a few days to wait, if that.
This certainly seems to be the set-up for that prophecy!?
Do we have any freepers on the ground in Israel who can give us a play by play?
Isaiah 17:1 says “The oracle concerning Damascus. Behold, Damascus is about to be removed from being a city, And will become a fallen ruin.” We may just see that prophecy come to pass very soon. I’d watch it if I were Syria.
The ante was “upped” a long time ago!
Isaiah 17:1 - Woe to Damascus. It has been taken away from being a city it has become a ruinous heap.
Only a nuke could do that kind of damage.
Ya, Syria will be able to defend against a couple dozen nuclear warheads targeting infrastructure across Syria. /sarc
Israel NEVER reveals their info..if they do something, NO ONE will know til its done..that is why this story is highly suspect..Israel would never disclose any info pertaining to any impending strike
As for Magog, they have an ally in Persia....it's exciting and scary that we may just witness all of this should the Lord tarry a bit more. All in His time, all in His time.
What do you mean by regional war?
Egypt will stay out, Jordan will stay out and crackdown on its Palestinians, Iraq will send troops to the Syrian border to keep their civilians out, Iran isn’t ready for a fight yet and will just shout a lot.
Syria’s problem is that they have one client they can’t control and no friends. Everyone knows where those missiles came from so other then some loud talking (if that) no one is going to help Syria fight Israel.
I WISH that Israel had the courage to nuke Syria (& Iran, too!) but I’m afeared that Bibi is simply too much of a wus to take SERIOUS & final action against his nation’s most bitter enemies.
Those in power in Iran and the pali movement are counting on it. Think how the worlds (ie: UN etc) be able to use that against Israel?
Now they make Israel really look like the monsters all of Islam wishes Israel to be. Reason to launch a major attack against Isreal and/or excuse any attack they (the muzzi dogs will take.
Not so secret, apparently. But it was a message that needed to be deliverred.
It is nice that someone has some cubes and will speak the truth...I am so proud to have lived in that great country...as a christine,,,,and nobody gave a sh*t...
I wonder whose side Obama is on...? Oh, that’s right.
Does not matter anyway, God is on Israel’s side.
Let’s get starteded...Insha Allah and all that...
Let’s get started...
Let’s... get started..........
You lived in Israel under the name Christine? =)
And zero will side with the mullahs
Will the US re-supply Israel with munitions after they have been expended.
That is the question.
Thx for the ping, jh. I like that Israel is using very clear language in their warning to Syria. It’s the only kind of language they understand.
MM (in TX)
“God will side with Israel. Any who oppose Israel do so at their peril.”
I hope God gets the Jews that voted for Obama!
Well the shipping cost is cheaper if they take those ones...:^)