Was it us or wasn’t it? According to Syrian TV, Israeli jets launched airstrikes on two military sites outside Damascus:
Israeli fighter jets launched airstrikes on two military sites outside Damascus, Syrian state media and local activists reported Sunday. Israel made no official comment on the reports. Israeli media speculated that missiles intended by Syria for delivery to Hezbollah were targeted.
The Israeli jets hit military sites at Damascus’s main airport and at the town of Dimas on a key road near the Syrian-Lebanese border, the reports stated.
The alleged attack was reported by Syria’s official SANA news agency and by Shiite terror group Hezbollah’s official television station al-Manar, as well as the the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the conflict in Syria.
“The Israeli enemy attacked Syria by targeting two security areas in Damascus province, namely the Dimas area and the area of Damascus International Airport,” said SANA, adding that no casualties were reported.
SANA called the attack “an aggression against Syria.”
Syrian TV and Hezbollah media outlets said the attack was intended by Israel to “help the terrorists” against whom the Assad regime is engaged in a bitter war.
That statement takes the “pot calling the kettle black” to astronomical heights!
“This aggression demonstrates Israel’s direct involvement in supporting terrorism in Syria along with well-known regional and Western countries to raise the morale of terrorist groups, mainly the Nusra Front,” the military said in a statement carried by SANA.
There is no evidence Israel has provided any support to the Nusra Front, which is al-Qaida’s affiliate in Syria.
This tweet by “Judge Dan” mentions the Hezbollah connection:
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks the conflict through a network of sources on both sides, said that 10 explosions were heard near Dimas. It said that one missile hit a warehouse for imports and exports at the Damascus international airport.
I would be willing to lay bets that those imports and exports were not innocent agricultural items, but rather missiles and other armaments for the various terrorist groups operating in and around Syria.
I hope it really was us who carried out those airstrikes. (In truth, who else could it be?). And I hope there will be more if necessary. As David Ha’ivri says: