Tension between Israel, Syria, and Iran is complicated more by Israel’s attack on Syria. Syria is constantly firing on Israel’s borders and Iran is sending terrorists into both nations to make trouble. Needless to say, the area is a dangerous place and who knows how long it will be before exploding into war that involves the world.
Russia has made it clear that, if a war breaks out between Israel and Syria, they will side with Iran and Syria; the U.S. and Western Nations will side with Israel. This can be an apocalyptic situation with Israel, Western Nations, and Russia (with probably Iran too) having nuclear weapons. Watching the following videos gives you a good idea of what is happening and the response coming from Syria.
Iran condemns Israeli strike on Syria
Published on Jan 31, 2013
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has condemned Israel’s airstrike on Syria, saying that the Tel Aviv regime seeks to create insecurity and instability in the region. “The operation conducted by the aggressive Zionist forces against some targets in Syria last night shows that this regime is after creating instability and insecurity in regional countries as well as weakening the resistance movement,” Mehmanparast said in an interview with Press TV on Thursday. He went on to say that Israel’s move also indicates that the Tel Aviv regime continues its crimes and aggressions whenever it finds the opportunity.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman warned that those who are creating tension, insecurity and instability in Syria are “in fact voluntarily or involuntarily laying the ground for more violations and aggressions by the Zionist regime [of Israel].” “Regional countries should be aware of the main danger in the region. They [West and Israel] are trying to create a rift between Islamic countries in the region. They are also trying to create unrest in countries that are in the frontline of the resistance movement against the occupying Zionist regime [of Israel],” he explained.
Syria warns Israel of ‘surprise’ retaliation – Middle East
Published on Jan 31, 2013
Syria warns Israel of ‘surprise’ retaliation
Diplomat’s threat comes as Syrian ally Iran says air raid near Damascus will have significant implications for Israel.Syria has threatened to retaliate for an Israeli air attack while its ally Iran says there will be repercussions for Israel over the attack.
Ali Abdul-Karim Ali, Syrian ambassador to Lebanon, said in Damascus on Thursday that Syria “has the option and the capacity to surprise in retaliation”.
Ali said he could not predict when Syria would retaliate. It was up to the relevant authorities to prepare the retaliation and choose the time and place, he told Al Ahad, a website of Hezbollah, the Lebanese group is closely allied with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Iran.
In-depth coverage of escalating violence across Syria
It is unclear what the exact nature of the target of Wednesday’s Israeli air raids was.
The Syrian military has denied the existence of any weapons shipment and said a scientific research facility outside Damascus was hit by the Israeli fighter jets.
Syrian state media said that the attacks targeted a military research centre near the Syrian capital, while regional security sources told the Reuters and AP news agencies that the target was a convoy of lorries allegedly carrying anti-aircraft missiles for Hezbollah in Lebanon.
In Iran, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Iran’s deputy foreign minister, as saying the raid on Syria will have significant implications for Israel.
Ali Akbar Salehi, Iran’s foreign minister, condemned the Israeli raid on state television, calling it a clear violation of Syria’s sovereignty.
Iran is Syria’s strongest ally in the Middle East, and has provided Assad’s government with military and political backing for years.
Russia condemns Israeli strike on Syria as attack on sovereign state
Published on Jan 31, 2013
The Russian Foreign Ministry has issued a statement expressing deep concern over Israel’s airstrike on Syria saying that it violates the UN Charter – FULL STORY: http://on.rt.com/2buwq6
NEWS: Israeli warplanes bomb research center near Damascushttp://on.rt.com/5fxkpq
Syria Will Lead To WW3 and the 3rd Element (“By way of deception, we shall make war”)
Published on Mar 31, 2013
US Behind Syria Violence: Mossad, Blackwater And CIA ‘Led Operations In Homs’
CIA, Mossad and Blackwater agents are involved in military violence in the Homs district, an Arab news agency exclusively reports.
According to Al-Manar, which is affiliated with Hezbollah, the Lebanon-based militant group and political party, a coordination office with agents from the three branches of intelligence is in operation in nearby Qatar.
Salim Harba, a Syrian expert in strategic affairs, told Al-Manar the office was established: “Under American-Gulf sponsorship. The office includes American, French, and Gulf — specifically from Qatar and Saudi Arabia — intelligence agents, as well as CIA, Mossad, and Blackwater agents and members of the Syrian Transitional Council.”
He added: “Qatar has also made deals with Israeli and American companies to arm the armed groups, and Gulf countries have been financing the agreements.”
The revelations come as the agency reported around 700 Arab and Western gunmen had surrendered in Baba Amr, leaving the region under the control of the Syrian army. Israeli, American and European-made weapons were also seized in the district.
According to Harba, the captured gunmen were variously from the Gulf, Iraq, Lebanon, Qatar, Afghanistan, Turkey and France.
The website quoted a source as saying: “Huge and critical surprises will be uncovered in the coming few days… such as the kinds of arms seized, as well as the military tactics the armed groups followed, and the sides that supervised operations.”
Harba claims the Syrian security forces have paperwork that could “harm everyone who conspired against Syria.”
He added: “The significance of the security operation in Homs is due to the high expectations that regional and international sides had from the armed gangs in Baba Amr … they wanted Homs to be turned into a new Benghazi.”
According to state news agency SANA, President Bashar Assad insists he will continue to confront “foreign-backed terrorism.” Since the uprising began last March, he has blamed armed gangs and foreign terrorists for the unrest, not protesters seeking change.
Western powers however have categorically denied any military involvement in Syrian internal conflict, Around 700 Arab and Western gunmen surrendered in Baba Amro, well-informed sources told Al-Manar website, adding that “huge and critical surprises will be uncovered in the coming few days… such as the kinds of arms seized, as well as the military tactics the armed groups followed, and the sides that supervised the operations.”
The sources further assured to the news website that the security operation in Homs will be over in a maximum of five to eight days.
Weapons from Israel used for First Time in Baba Amro
For his part, Syrian expert in strategic affairs Salim Harba pointed out that Baba Amro neighborhood and the areas surrounding it were emptied from the armed groups’ organizational as well as command structures with minimum army and civilian casualties, as the area was mainly concentrated by gunmen.
Speaking to Al-Manar website, Harba said that “the captured gunmen held Arab nationalities, including Gulf, Iraqi, and Lebanese… among them were also Qatari intelligence agents and non-Arab fighters from Afghanistan, Turkey, and some European countries like France.
“The Syrian army also uncovered tunnels and equipments there,” he added, pointing out that “advanced Israeli, European, and American arms that have not yet been tested in the countries of manufacture, in addition to Israeli grenades, night binoculars, and communication systems were confiscated by the security forces.””a coordination office was established in Qatar under American-Gulf sponsorship. The office includes American, French, and Gulf –specifically from Qatar and Saudi Arabia- intelligence agents, as well as CIA, Mossad, and Blackwater agents and members of the Syrian Transitional Council.”
“Qatar has also made deals with Israeli and American companies to arm the armed groups, and Gulf countries have been financing the agreements,” he added.
“enemies of Syria” were aimed at paving the way for an American initiative under a “humanitarian” title.
He concluded: “At the end, the US will submit to the Russian initiative after it realized that confrontations will only result in its defeat, and that the Syrian regime is still strong enough to deal with any conspiracy.”