Lew Rockwell Blog 
Jan 31, 2013
Today Israel, without provocation or legal justification, bombed  Syrian territory.
As usual, the US government covers  for Israeli military aggression in the region, however press reports that the US was scrambling for intelligence regarding the Israeli attack on Syria suggests that there was no forewarning by our “ally” of a potentially enormously destabilizing escalation. Gee, thanks.
Still it is entirely unclear what were Israel’s targets or intentions.
What is most interesting and no longer deniable is that Israel is targeting for military attack the same Syrian Army that the Islamist Free Syrian Army and the al-Qaeda linked  al-Nusra Front  are fighting to overthrow. Why would Israel prefer foaming at the mouth Islamic decapitation experts  to rule Syria? Is it a case of the worse the better ?
More importantly, perhaps, does this  signal a more active phase by the Israeli military in the Syrian conflict? And if so, does the US government have a clue what to do in response?