Monday, November 30, 2015

Top Israeli Defense Official: Syria Is A Failed State And Israel Must Be Prepared For What Comes Next

Israeli soldiers walk next to armoured personnel carriers (APC) in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, near the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria © Baz Ratner / Reuters

Times of Israel: ‘Syria is dead, Israel must prepare,’ top defense official warns

Amos Gilad says Bashar Assad’s grip on his country is failing and it has become ‘a land without rule’

The nation state of Syria has collapsed, a fact that Israel must internalize about its northern neighbor, a senior Israeli defense official said Saturday.

“Syria is a dead state, and Israel must understand this and prepare accordingly,” Amos Gilad, the director of the political-security division in the Defense Ministry and a former senior Military Intelligence official, told a cultural event in Beersheba.

“[Syrian President Bashar] Assad’s grip on the country is faltering, it is a land without rule,” Gilad said, according to Army Radio.

With swathes of Syria falling into the hands of opposition forces, including jihadist groups, Assad has increasingly relied on support from allies Iran and the Lebanon-based terror group Hezbollah, both sworn enemies of Israel.

WNU Editor: The Western strategy is to replace Assad and replace him with a moderate coalition .... but if this senior Israeli Intelligence officer is to believed .... it is not going to happen.


phill said...

The Israelis have to be pondering land expansion.

Unknown said...

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Unknown said...

Big invasion is coming warning see