In the above video we see a political analyst expressing disappointment that Putin has not spoken out against Israel’s repeated airstrikes on Syria. It’s a legitimate concern, and one which I’ve expressed previously myself. Interestingly, however, almost at the same time the video was uploaded by Press TV, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov angered the Israelis by describing Iran’s presence in Syria as “legitimate.”
The announcement caused angst to a pro-Israeli writer who laments:
Lavrov’s pronouncement lent a certain credibility to the notion that the threatening scenario warned against by Israeli commentators in recent years may now be unfolding before our very eyes.
An axis that begins in Iran and ends on the Mediterranean shore in Lebanon, one controlled by forces Israel always described as Satanic enemies bent on its destruction – Iran, Hebzollah, the Assad regime and others – is now given an official, public stamp of legitimacy from a power like Russia. It is hard to think of a worse scenario from Israel’s standpoint.
Israel is throwing a temper tantrum over the presence of Iranian troops in Syria:
“Iran is scheming to entrench itself militarily in Syria,” Netanyahu claimed as he addressed the Jewish Federation of North America’s General Assembly in Los Angeles via a video conference on Tuesday.
The Israeli leader further alleged that Iran, which serves as one of the guarantors of a ceasefire deal in Syria along with Russia and Turkey, wants to station its troops on the Syrian territory on a permanent basis “with the declared intent of using Syria as a base from which to destroy Israel.”
The above is reported by RT in an article posted yesterday. Interestingly, in earlier article–posted on November 4 under the headline “Israel Ready to Go Into Syria to ‘Protect Druze Village’–RT also reported:
The Israeli military, which has been launching airstrikes against Syria, could be preparing to cross into its territory now. It says it’s ready to act to protect the Druze village of Hader, located on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, after a car bomb killed nine people and injured 23 others there.
“In recent hours we witness the intensifying of the fighting at the area of the Druze village of Hader in the Syrian part of the Golan Heights,” IDF (Israel Defense Force) spokesperson Ronen Manelis said in a statement, as quoted by The Jerusalem Post. “The IDF is prepared and ready to assist the residents of the village and prevent damage to or the capture of the village Hader out of commitment to the Druze population,” he added. Manelis did not specify any actions that could be taken by Israel, but denied any claims that Israel is involved in the fighting in Golan Heights, or is assisting jihadists there.
That Israel cares about the Druze is of course preposterous, and any car bombing or similar incident would be a pretext and little else.
The following video shows Netanyahu speaking by satellite link in his above-mentioned address before the Jewish Federation General Assembly meeting in Los Angeles on November 14.
Aside from engaging in what seems to be a rather remarkable degree of psychological “projecting,” the Israeli prime minister appears to be hinting very strongly at the possibility of an Israeli invasion of Syria. I hope it doesn’t come to that, but given that the regime-change efforts in Syria seem to have pretty much come to an end, that may well be the next step.
The other possibility, of course, is that they may persuade America to fight the Iranians for them.