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Diplomat: Real Target of Israeli Attack Was Syrian Base

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Strike on convoy heading to Lebanon was diversion

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
February 1, 2013

A western diplomat has told the Iraqi daily Azzaman that the real target of Israel’s attack on Syria was a facility housing 3,000 Iranian Revolutionary Guards, and that reports about a weapons convoy on its way to Lebanon being hit were merely a diversion.

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Shortly after news of the air strike emerged yesterday, reports centered around the target being a convoy of lorries carrying weapons into Lebanon. However, Syrian authorities disputed this narrative, claiming instead that a research facility northwest of Damascus had been destroyed.

It now appears the Syrian version of events has been vindicated after a western diplomat told the Iraqi daily Azzaman [1]that eight guided missiles were used to hit a scientific research facility in Jamraya.

The facility was being guarded by 3,000 Iranian Revolutionary Guards as well as Russian experts, reports the Jerusalem Post [2], adding that the attack actually took place 48 hours before it was reported and that, “the report about a strike on a convoy to Lebanon was probably meant to divert attention away from the main objective of the operation.”

The research facility being the real target would also correlate with reports that the facility was on fire two days before news about the air strike was released.

The fact that the research facility was hit with zero resistance from Syrian air defense is extremely noteworthy given that the site is located just 12 kilometers away from the presidential palace in Damascus.

The Azzaman report adds that information about the facility was obtained as a result of intelligence gathered by Israeli agents inside Iran.

In the aftermath of the attack, which killed two people and injured five, Israeli military officials have indicated [3] that more air strikes may be coming, much to the chagrin of Russia who compared bitterly about the attack and even flew a Mig-31 near Israel [4] in an aggressive move.

In response, Syrian Ambassador Ali Abdul Karim Ali warned [5] that Syria may take “a surprise decision to respond to the aggression of the Israeli warplanes.”

Iranian lawmaker Mohammad Hassan Asafari also remarked [6] that Syria had a legal right to respond to the attack, while Syria complained to the United Nations [7] after Russia characterized the Israeli strike as a “gross violation of the UN charter.”

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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com [8] and Prison Planet.com [9]. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.


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[1] the Iraqi daily Azzaman : http://www.azzaman.com/?p=24897

[2] reports the Jerusalem Post: http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=301751

[3] Israeli military officials have indicated: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_ISRAEL_STRIKING_SYRIA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-01-31-17-55-58

[4] even flew a Mig-31 near Israel: http://www.debka.com/article/22724/Russia-slams-Israeli-attack-on-Syria-US-forces-in-Jordan-on-alert

[5] Syrian Ambassador Ali Abdul Karim Ali warned: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/31/syria-respond-israeli-air-strike

[6] also remarked: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4339838,00.html

[7] Syria complained to the United Nations: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/syria-reports-israels-air-strike-to-un-and-threatens-to-retaliate-with-force-16268827.html

[8] Infowars.com: http://infowars.com/

[9] Prison Planet.com: http://prisonplanet.com/

[10] Syrian SAM (surface to air missile) reportedly downed Israeli drone: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-sam-surface-to-air-missile-reportedly-downed-israeli-drone.html

[11] Syrian Rebels ‘Steal’ Credit from Israel for Attack: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-rebels-steal-credit-from-israel-for-attack.html

[12] Israeli Warplanes Hit Syria, Target Not Chemical Arms Site: Source: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israeli-warplanes-hit-syria-target-not-chemical-arms-site-source.html

[13] High Military Alert Across Middle East Following Israeli Attack Inside Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/high-military-alert-across-middle-east-following-israeli-attack-inside-syria.html

[14] Syria may respond to Israeli air strike, says ambassador: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-may-respond-to-israeli-air-strike-says-ambassador.html

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