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On September 25, 1997 Mashal was the target of an assassination attempt carried out by the Israeli Mossad under orders from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his security cabinet. Ten Mossad agents carrying Canadian passports entered Jordan, where Mashal was living, and injected him with a toxic substance. At the time of the assassination attempt Mashal was considered Hamas' Jordanian branch chief.
Jordanian authorities discovered the assassination attempt and arrested two Mossad agents who had engaged in the attempt. Jordan's King Hussein then demanded that Benjamin Netanyahu turn over the poison antidote, and at first Netanyahu refused. As the incident began to grow in political significance, however, American President Bill Clinton intervened and forced Netanyahu to turn over the antidote
Iran's president warned Israel against extending its offensive in Lebanon to neighboring Syria, saying such a move would be regarded as an attack on the whole Islamic world and be met with a "crushing response," the official Iranian news agency said Friday
On Thursday, Israel said it had information that Hezbollah guerrillas were trying to transfer the soldiers to Iran, apparently to prevent Israeli troops from rescuing them
The head of Israel's northern command, Maj. Gen. Udi Adam, said Wednesday that Israel did not intend "at the moment" to take action against Syria over Hezbollah's capture of the soldiers.
Originally posted by infinite
It would be crazy to go into Syria, the Syrian army is building up and waiting for an Israeli invasion/strike. Of course, it would be a crazy thing to do. The chances are it will suck in all other countries in the area and problem Europe and America....
What they can do though is pour money and materials into that region and pay for the training of even more terrorists, even more Islamic militancy.
Originally posted by spencerjohnstone
Just remember one thing though if Syria get involved, Israel with just Bomb the crap out of their country with their airforce, they do not need to send in ground forces.
Just use their planes...
Israel is like a untamed lion, ready to show the world its Roar and it is about time it done this.
Wednesday's flyover was the second time Israel has buzzed Assad's summer palace. In August 2003, warplanes reportedly flew so low that windows in the palace shattered. At the time, Israel said the flyover was aimed at pressuring Assad to dismantle Palestinian militant groups based in his country.
In October 2003, an Israeli warplane bombed an Islamic Jihad training base deep in Syria. It was the first attack on Syrian soil in more than two decades
The Syrian military rarely fires back on Israeli forces. The two militaries clashed in Lebanon in the 1980s during that country's civil war.
In 1996, Israeli warplanes raided positions in Beirut in response to rocket fire by the militant group Hezbollah. During those raids, Israel said Syrian air defenses fired on its planes, so the Israeli air force demolished a Syrian base.
And who are they defending against… Israel. All the defenses point to Israel. The Turkish and Iraqi borders are almost deserted in the way of military but the whole Southwest corner is one gigantean defensive position. Do they really think Israel is going to invade????
Originally posted by RetinoidReceptor
Personally I want Israel to bomb Iran's reactors, and kill its president. Because the president is a religious fanatic and likes causing problems.
And I truly believe Israel will get into a conflict with Syria and Iran, defeating their armies, and destroying Iran's nuclear capabilities, or the International community will agree with the US on the Iranian situation.
The Turkish and Iraqi borders are almost deserted in the way of military