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Israel Backs Limited Strike Against Syria

Posted By admin On September 7, 2013 @ 5:32 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Jodi Rydireb
NY Times [1]
September 7, 2013

President Obama’s position on Syria — punish President Bashar al-Assad for using chemical weapons without seeking to force him from power — has been called “half-pregnant” by critics at home and abroad who prefer a more decisive American intervention to end Syria’s civil war.

But Mr. Obama’s limited strike proposal has one crucial foreign ally: Israel.

Israeli officials have consistently made the case that enforcing Mr. Obama’s narrow “red line” on Syria is essential to halting the nuclear ambitions of Israel’s archenemy, Iran. More quietly, Israelis have increasingly argued that the best outcome for Syria’s two-and-a-half-year-old civil war, at least for the moment, is no outcome.

For Jerusalem, the status quo, horrific as it may be from a humanitarian perspective, seems preferable to either a victory by Mr. Assad’s government and his Iranian backers or a strengthening of rebel groups, increasingly dominated by Sunni jihadis.

Full story here. [2]

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[1] NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/06/world/middleeast/israel-backs-limited-strike-against-syria.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1&

[2] Full story here.: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/06/world/middleeast/israel-backs-limited-strike-against-syria.html?smid=tw-share&_r=2&

[3] The Game Changer: Syria Will Strike Israel Should U.S. Attack: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-game-changer-syria-will-strike-israel-should-u-s-attack.html

[4] 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

[5] Assad may hit back at Israel for US strike, trusting Obama to tie Israel’s hands against major reprisal: http://www.prisonplanet.com/assad-may-hit-back-at-israel-for-us-strike-trusting-obama-to-tie-israels-hands-against-major-reprisal.html

[6] Iran: Israel will regret Syria air strike: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-israel-will-regret-syria-air-strike.html

[7] Syria ‘would not join Iran in war against Israel’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-would-not-join-iran-in-war-against-israel.html

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