Thursday, August 29, 2013

if u.s. attacks then israel will pay



timesofisrael | A  senior Syrian official on Monday issued a first direct warning that if attacked, his country would retaliate against Israel. Khalaf Muftah, a senior Baath Party official who used to serve as Syria’s assistant information minister, said in a radio interview that Damascus would consider Israel “behind the [Western] aggression and [it] will therefore come under fire.”

“We have strategic weapons and we’re capable of responding,” he said. “Normally the strategic weapons are aimed at Israel.”

Muftah concluded with a warning that “If the US or Israel make the mistake of taking advantage of the chemical issue… the region will go up in flames… that will affect security not only in the region but across the world.”

His words were echoed by Iranian officials, who on Monday shrugged off the threat of a US attack on its close ally Syria, but said that if such a strike were to take place, Israel would suffer.

“[The Americans] are incapable of starting a new war in the region, because of their lacking economic capabilities and their lack of morale,” said Mohammad Reza Naqdi, the commander of the Republican Guards’ elite Basij force.

“No military attack will be waged against Syria,” said Hossein Sheikholeslam, a member of Iran’s Islamic Consultative Assembly. “Yet, if such an incident takes place, which is impossible, the Zionist regime will be the first victim of a military attack on Syria.”

Israeli military officials have indicated they believe it unlikely that Syria would target Israel if the US or others intervened, but Israel has reportedly been taking security precautions just in case.

“Our hand is always on the pulse,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday. “Our finger is a responsible one and if needed, is on the trigger. We will always know how to protect our citizens and our country against those who come to injure us or try to attack us.”

2 comments:

Ed Dunn said...

If USA attack Israel going to pay us how much? $1 billion a day? This war cost too much, even the missle strikes...very unpopular...

CNu said...

Israel, pay the U.S.? C'mon Ed.

I don't purport to know what goes on behind closed doors - but consider Israel the anglosphere's MENA garrison - just the same. Now, concurrent with this view, I also understand that the anglosphere has to reckon with its banksters, as well.

http://subrealism.blogspot.com/2011/06/eight-families-to-rule-them-all-is-this.html
http://subrealism.blogspot.com/2013/08/enjoy-show-and-never-become-distracted.html


It's a complicated relationship....,