Sunday, June 16, 2013

Is Israel And The U.S. Preparing A Target List For Syria?

Israel, US, Mull Raids On '18 Chemical Targets' In Syria -- Haaretz

Israeli and U.S. military officials are coordinating how to target and destroy Syrian president Bashar Assad’s arsenal of unconventional weapons under assorted scenarios, Israeli military and intelligence officials told TIME Magazine.

One scenario would be the sudden removal of Assad from the scene, the magazine said. “That would prompt the allies to launch operations on the estimated 18 depots and other sites where WMDs are stored,” Israei military and intelligence officials said.

“Search and destroy operations would also be launched if the weapons appeared to be about to fall into the hands of the rebels, which include Islamist extremists aligned with al-Qaeda.”

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My Comment: If this report from Israeli sources is true, this will be a major escalation by the U.S. from just providing small arms to Syrian rebel fighters.

Update: The Syrian War: Israel and U.S. Coordinating How to Target Assad’s Arsenal -- Time

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