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U.S. Approved Israeli Bombing of Syria … and May Join the War at Any Moment

Posted By admin On February 4, 2013 @ 5:49 am In Featured Stories,Tile,World News | Comments Disabled

Washington’s Blog [1]
Feb 4, 2013

Israel claims it bombed a weapons convoy, while Syria claimed that a research facility was hit. Who is right?

Both.

Time reports [2]:

Israeli warplanes struck several targets inside Syria overnight Tuesday, including a biological weapons research center that was reportedly flattened out of concern that it might fall into the hands of Islamist extremists fighting to topple the government of Syrian president Bashar Assad, Western intelligence officials tell TIME.

The irony is thick, as the U.S. is directly backing [3] the Islamist extremists fighting to topple the Syrian government [4].

Time continues:

A Western intelligence official indicated to TIME that at least one to two additional targets were hit the same night, without offering details. Officials also said that Israel had a “green light” from Washington to launch yet more such strikes.

But the U.S. isn’t just an arm-chair quarterback … it may directly join in the action:

One Western intelligence official told TIME the U.S. military was poised to carry out similar airstrikes around Aleppo if rebels threaten to take sites associated with weapons of mass destruction in that region.

In the bizarro world of American and Israeli propaganda, arming Al Qaeda rebels or bombing Syrian assets does not count as “intervening” in a war:

Though no country has intervened in Syria’s civil war directly …

In diplomatic terms, surgical strikes launched in the name of preventing proliferation of weapons of mass destruction tend to be well-tolerated by the international community, especially when the attacks are not publicly acknowledged. Israel still does not officially acknowledge its secret 2007 destruction of a Syrian nuclear reactor.

“I’m not going to give any condemnation of Israel or rush into any criticism,” British foreign secretary William Hauge told the BBC on Thursday. “There may be many things about it that we don’t know, or the Arab League or Russia don’t know.”

What does this mean?

The endless war [5] on terror has been re-branded through propaganda [6]. There are no new wars launched by America and its allies. There are simply “kinetic actions [7]“, and “covert operations [8]” carried out in secret.

Postscript: The official narrative [9] says that these endless series of wars secure our national defense and stimulate the economy.

In the real world, however, top American economists say that endless war has ruined our economy [10]and hurt the vast majority of Americans [11].

And security experts – including both conservatives and liberals – this [12]this [13]this [14]this [15]this [16]this [17]this [18] andthis [19].


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URLs in this post:

[1] Washington’s Blog: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/02/u-s-approved-israeli-bombing-of-syria-and-may-join-the-war-at-any-moment.html

[2] reports: http://world.time.com/2013/02/01/the-fallout-from-the-air-raid-on-syria-why-israel-is-concerned/

[3] directly backing: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/02/u-s-fighting-on-the-same-side-as-three-terrorist-groups-in-syria.html

[4] Islamist extremists fighting to topple the Syrian government: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/07/weve-always-been-at-war-with-eastasia-allies-with-al-qaeda.html

[5] endless war: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/01/endless-war-feature-not-bug-of-u-s-policy.html

[6] re-branded through propaganda: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/07/why-do-progressive-liberals-fall-for-humanitarian-war.html

[7] kinetic actions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinetic_military_action

[8] covert operations: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/01/what-obamas-nominations-mean-military-being-downsized-but-covert-operations-are-gearing-up.html

[9] official narrative: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2009/12/5-reasons-that-corporate-media-coverage-is-pro-war.html

[10] ruined our economy: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/02/debunking-the-myth-that-war-is-good-for-the-economy-once-and-for-all.html

[11] vast majority of Americans: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/01/war-causes-inflation-and-inflation-allows-the-government-to-start-unnecessary-wars.html

[12] this: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/10/18/it_s_the_occupation_stupid

[13] this: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/23/AR2006092301130.html

[14] this: http://www.counterpunch.org/feingold09292005.html

[15] this: http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/100102_against_war.html

[16] this: http://www.rand.org/news/press/2008/07/29/

[17] this: http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/10/12/terrorism

[18] this: http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/10/06/terrorism

[19] this: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/30/syria-foreign-jihadists-aleppo-al-qaida

[20] 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

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

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

[23] Speak no evil: Netanyahu orders Israeli ministers to ‘remain silent’ on Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/speak-no-evil-netanyahu-orders-israeli-ministers-to-%e2%80%98remain-silent%e2%80%99-on-syria.html

[24] CIA Looking at Drone Strikes on Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cia-looking-at-drone-strikes-on-syria.html

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