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Barak on Syria: When we say something – we mean it
Posted By yihan On February 3, 2013 @ 7:10 am In World News | Comments Disabled
Ynet News.com 
February 3, 2013
US officials have said the attack hit a convoy of anti-aircraft weapons inside Syria bound for the militant Lebanese Hezbollah group, but Israel hasn’t publicly acknowledged the airstrike.
In the days ahead of the attack, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  and other top officials repeatedly warned of the dangers of Syrian weapons falling into the hands of Hezbollah and other hostile elements in the region.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak  brought the issue up at a gathering of the world’s top diplomats and defense officials in Germany, initially saying: “I cannot add anything to what you have read in the newspapers about what happened in Syria several days ago.”
But, addressing the audience in English, he then added: “I keep telling frankly that we said – and that’s proof when we said something we mean it – we say that we don’t think it should be allowed to bring advanced weapons systems into Lebanon .”
Since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war, Israeli leaders have repeatedly expressed fears that if Syria were to disintegrate, President Bashar Assad  could lose control of his chemical weapons and other arms.
On Saturday night, Netanyahu, who is in the process of forming a new ruling coalition , said his new government would have to deal with weapons “being stockpiled near us and threatening our cities and civilians” – an apparent reference to the deteriorating situation in Syria.
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 Ynet News.com: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4340261,00.html
 Israel: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3284752,00.html
 airstrike: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4339977,00.html
 Syria: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4132932,00.html
 Hezbollah: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3284023,00.html%20
 Benjamin Netanyahu: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3482383,00.html%20
 Ehud Barak: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3418778,00.html
 Lebanon: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3284170,00.html%20
 Bashar Assad: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3284205,00.html%20%20
 forming a new ruling coalition: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4340110,00.html
 Israel vows Syria strike at any sign of chemical arms transfer: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-vows-syria-strike-at-any-sign-of-chemical-arms-transfer.html
 Did Obama Give Israel Go-Ahead With Syria?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/did-obama-give-israel-go-ahead-with-syria.html
 Israeli strike in Syria might be first in series: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israeli-strike-in-syria-might-be-first-in-series.html
 PM: Israel preparing for far-reaching changes in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pm-israel-preparing-for-far-reaching-changes-in-syria.html
 Barak hints at another war with Lebanon: http://www.prisonplanet.com/barak-hints-at-another-war-with-lebanon.html
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