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Israeli defense experts doubt US will intervene in Syria

Posted By admin On August 23, 2013 @ 6:09 am In World News | Comments Disabled

YAAKOV LAPPIN
Jerusalem Post [1]
August 23, 2013

Despite pressure on US President Barack Obama to intervene in Syria following the reported large-scale chemical attack, an American military response remains unlikely, Israeli defense experts told The Jerusalem Post Thursday.

“It is not the first use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime and I doubt very much whether the US and the UN will effectively do anything this time,” said Prof. Efraim Inbar, director of the Begin- Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University.

“In the end the loser in the civil war will be the side that is more sensitive to cost,” he added.

“A chemical attack on Israel is a different story, as Israel is expected to retaliate heavily in order to restore deterrence,” Inbar added, explaining why the risk to Israel is limited.

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[1] Jerusalem Post: http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Israeli-defense-experts-doubt-US-will-intervene-in-Syria-324031

[2] Israeli strike in Syria might be first in series: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israeli-strike-in-syria-might-be-first-in-series.html

[3] Experts Doubt Syrian Chemical Weapons Claims: http://www.prisonplanet.com/experts-doubt-syrian-chemical-weapons-claims.html

[4] Israel’s defense minister: Hezbollah moving elite fighters into Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israels-defense-minister-hezbollah-moving-elite-fighters-into-syria.html

[5] Experts: Syria Chemical Weapons Attack “Suspicious”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/experts-syria-chemical-weapons-attack-suspicious.html

[6] ‘Israeli strikes in Syria targeted multiple sites’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israeli-strikes-in-syria-targeted-multiple-sites.html

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