Israel Attacks Syria as Assad Forces Close in for Kill on ISIS HQ
Israel has launched several unprovoked air raids and bombings against Syrian army positions over the past few days in a blatant attempt to disrupt the Syrian government’s lightning advance on the ISIS capital Raqqa.
At the same time, the Jewish Lobby’s puppet governments in the US and the UK have announced that they will also attack Syria, using the patently false claim that the Assad government is “preparing another chemical attack.”
As Press TV pointed out, the Israeli attacks were supposedly in response to rockets fired from Syria into Israel—but the reality is that the rocket fire came from Syrian “rebel” factions, supported by Israel and America, and had nothing to do with the Syrian government.
Nonetheless, the Jewish state “retaliated” against the Syrian government for the attacks. As former American Intelligence Linguist Scott Rickard told Press TV, “Israel has illegally attacked Syria numerous times before,” and noted that such instances of aggression against the Syrian territory, including the latest attacks, clearly amount to “an act of war.”
“The Israelis have bombed targets inside Syria over and over again dozens of times. So, we have tremendous amounts of acts of war against Syria, by not only the United States, but coalition and Israel dozens of times. They have attacked with airplanes flying over Syrian territory bombing Syria. So, this is a serious act of war,” he said.
Rickard added that the Tel Aviv regime attacks Syrian government forces every time they try to crush the militants who cross the Golan border to be aided and abetted by the Israelis.
The militants, who are fighting against Syrian army forces, are “seeking refuge” in the occupied parts of the Golan Heights, he said, adding the projectiles land in Israeli-occupied territories accidentally, but the Israelis use this as an excuse to hit Syrian military forces. He also said that Israel is among the key players that have brought death and destruction to Syria for more than six years.
Read the rest at The New Observer.