Israel’s Undeclared War on Syriaby Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Israel and America partner in each other’s high crimes of war and against humanity.
Both countries are at war on Syria without formally declaring it, the conflict in its eighth year with no prospect for resolution any time soon.
Will the Netanyahu and Trump regimes escalate war more than already? Will upcoming Putin/Trump summit talks materially change what’s going on?
How can Middle East peace and stability be possible when dark forces in the US and Israel want sovereign Syria and Iran forcibly replaced by pro-Western puppet rule?
Was the latest Israeli terror-bombing incident of Syrian targets prelude for more to come? The IDF aggressively downed an unarmed UAV posing no threat to the Jewish state.
It used the incident as a pretext to terror-bomb Syrian military sites in Quneitra province, its second aggressive attack on its territory this week – days earlier terror-bombing its T-4 airbase, most missiles destroyed before reaching targets, limited damage caused both times.
A belligerent IDF statement said it “targeted three military posts in Syria in response to the (alleged) infiltration of the Syrian UAV into Israel,” adding:
“The IDF will continue to operate determinedly and decisively against any attempts to hurt Israeli civilians and breaches of Israeli sovereignty.”
No such attempts exist, nothing throughout years of war by Syrian and allied forces against Israeli territory, its military or civilians.
Israel holds Syria “accountable” for incidents it has nothing to do with, falsely blaming the country time and again, using its fabrications as a pretext for numerous instances of IDF aggression.
Throughout the war, the world community failed to hold Washington, Israel and their rogue allies responsible for high crimes of war and against humanity against sovereign Syria – complicit in what’s going on through inaction and silence.
Israel’s latest aggression appeared coordinated with terrorists in Syria the Netanyahu regime supports. AMN News reported the following:
“Following the Israeli airstrikes, the (anti-government) jihadist (terrorists) of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham took the opportunity to launch a quick offensive in order to capture some ground against the Syrian Arab Army in the Al-Quneitra Governorate.”
“This jihadist offensive would ultimately fail after a short battle with both the Syrian Arab Army and Al-Quneitra Hawks faction of the National Defense Forces (NDF).”
Was Israel’s latest aggression the start of its attempt to prevent Syrian forces from liberating more southwestern territory near illegally occupied Golan?
On Wednesday, Netanyahu met with Vladimir Putin in Moscow – reportedly again failing to change his position on the presence of Iranian military advisors and Hezbollah fighters aiding Damascus combat US/Israeli supported terrorists in Syria.
Did Netanyahu’s failed mission signal the start of greater Israeli aggression on Syrian targets, mainly in the country’s southwest?
Days earlier, Israeli war minister Avigdor Lieberman threatened a “harsh response” against Syrian forces engaged in liberating territory close to occupied Golan.
Separately on Wednesday, from Moscow ahead of meeting with Putin, senior Iranian official Ali Akbar Velayati called Islamic Republic/Russian relations strategically important, saying:
“The current situation is very critical, and the world is under the hegemony of a wayward person – the US president who defies international regulations.”
“Therefore, it is necessary that (bilateral) cooperation (between Iran and Russia) be increased,” protecting the security interests of both countries, he stressed.
On July 16, Putin and Trump will discuss Syria during summit talks. Washington, NATO and Israel want regime change.
It’s unlikely that Helsinki talks between both leaders will change materially things on the ground – regardless of what’s publicly announced.
My newest book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."