US leaks: another Israeli attack on Syrian targets

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Anti-aircraft missile batteries in base near Latakia
Anti-aircraft missile batteries in base near Latakia

 

Editor’s Note…

For the second time since July, the scenario of an undeclared Israeli strike in Syria followed by semi-official leaks from Washington confirming the general details repeats itself, thereby exposing the treasonous methods of the Obama regime which appears to be in favor of jump starting a wider conflict between Syria and Israel, despite, or perhaps because of the collapse of Obama’s “limited strike” plan which was replaced by the ludicrous charade of “Chemical disarmament”.

All the elements observed in July exist in this latest raid as well. Back then we came up with the exclusive exposure about the way the attack on the Yakhont missile storage facility in Latakia was carried out (by a Dolphin submarine),which was then echoed by world media – without crediting us. The White house rushed to “confirm” the attack to CNN shortly thereafter. The Israeli MSM was also quick to echo our interpretation of the American leaks as an attempt to trigger war between Syria and Israel by putting pressure on Assad to retaliate or lose face.This was followed by an unusual public denial by the Israeli MoD who thus publicly accused the Americans of lying. The Syrians, who couldn’t afford compromising their war effort against the rebels by getting drawn into a full scale war with the Israelis ‘solved the problem’ by denying that anything happened at all.

All of the above repeated itself in today’s events. In this particular case the targets are reported to be a rather obsolete depot of SA-8 missiles, but another tell tale sign pointing to an Israeli Modus Operandi is the second strike in Damascus. In all previous raids the attacks on AA batteries was used to distract from the more significant bombing of strategic targets in Damascus, the nature of which remains unconfirmed. It remains to be seen what further details will be revealed in the near future about these events.

Bottom line – given the consistent treachery and recklessness of the Obama regime on this highly sensitive matter, the Israelis would be advised to disengage from this dubious “ally” and keep mutual intelligence sharing to the minimum. Otherwise even the possibility of additional leaks meant to disrupt a potential strike on the Iranian nuclear facilities can’t be ruled out, with much graver consequences.

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Debkafile

A US official source Thursday night, Oct. 31, confirmed reports run all day by Arab media, especially Al Arabiya TV, that shortly before Wednesday midnight, the Israeli Air Force attacked a missile consignment in Latakia in western Syria to prevent its reaching Hizballah hands.According to Arab sources, they were Russian-made SA-8 Gecko Dgreen mobile missiles. Other foreign sources said Israel had struck two targets in Syria – one in Latakia and the other in Damascus.

The first was a former agricultural school converted a year ago to a missile defense missile base. A small SA-8 shipment was transferred by the Syrians or Iranians to this base ready for transfer by sea to the Hizballah.

The same sources report that in Damascus, Israeli warplanes attacked Syrian military installations on the outskirts of the Jaramana neighborhood where another SA-8 consignment was held ready for transfer to Hizballah. This neighborhood is inhabited by pro-Assad Christian and Druze citizens.

Israeli spokesmen declined to comment on these attacks all day Thursday. However, debkafile’s military sources disclose that the US media reports of Israeli Air Force attacks in Syria that quoted US officials aroused indignation in government circles in Jerusalem and military headquarters in Tel Aviv.

They accused the Obama government of leaking this information in breach of the understandings and agreements reached between Israel and the White House on Syria. It was clearly understood that the two governments would cooperate in the effort to prevent advanced weapons reaching the Hizballah terrorist organization in Lebanon from Syria.

debkafile’s Washington sources explained that because the administration is immersed in a complicated joint diplomatic maneuver with Moscow on Syria, it can’t afford to leave the impression of US involvement in the Israeli attack or its approval.

A senior US official stressed that the leak was aimed at absolving the administration of such involvement. Washington also suspected Israel of timing its attacks to follow straight after the OPCW’s announcement earlier Thursday that Syria’s “declared equipment for producing, mixing and filling chemical weapons” had been entirely destroyed by the Nov. 1 deadline set by the two powers and the UN.

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