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August 26, 2013

Syria Threatens to Make Israel a Scapegoat

Israelis order gas masks Sunday as threats from Syria grow

Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot reports that "that Damascus views Israel as behind the aggression and therefore it will come under fire should Syria be attacked by the United States."

In an interview for the American radio station Sawa in Arabic, President Bashar Assad's fellow party member said: "We have strategic weapons and we can retaliate. Essentially, the strategic weapons are aimed at Israel."

[Syrian Ba'ath national council Halef] al-Muftah stressed that the US's threats will not influence the Syrain regime and added that "If the US or Israel err through aggression and exploit the chemical issue, the region will go up in endless flames, affecting not only the area's security, but the world's."

Similar threats were made by another senior Syrian official, an interview with AP.

Meanwhile, a senior official for the Syrian rebels blamed Israel "for giving the Syrian regime 'diplomatic cover' " and declared that Israel must urge world intervention in the Syrian war if iit "wants to show the Syrian people it is not assisting the Syrian regime and the Syrian terror."

The Algemeiner reports a huge Israeli increase in demand for gas masks on Sunday as the possibility of a military intervention in Syria became more likely.

Posted by rh at August 26, 2013 10:56 AM


Well, if they do, this won't be a repeat of Israel having had to hold back due to allied pressure after Hussein's missile attacks during the first gulf war. If the Syrians attack Israel, they'll get a response that will make (those left alive) never forget it. Netanyahu has promised it-good for him. The Israelis should try as best they can to kill Bashar Assad,

Posted by: elliot j. stamler at August 30, 2013 08:42 AM

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