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Israeli officials expressed anger Friday at the White House's decision to disclose that Israel carried out the two attacks on targets in Syria Thursday. The attacks in Latakiya and Damascus are believed to have targeted SA-8 missiles that were about to be transferred to Hezbollah in Lebanon.
An Obama administration official confirmed to CNN that the target of the Israeli strike was "missiles and related equipment the Israelis felt might be transferred to Hezbollah."
According to Channel 2, Israeli officials said the US leak was "incensing and also puzzling."
1. Meaning of US leaks
BhO means by this leak to tell Israel he will do everything- up to treason of an ally - to avoid the attack on Iran nuclear installations
Philippe, Raanana (2/11/13)
Don't trust anyone that includes the USA ,they have there own agenda.
Philip, London (2/11/13)
3. Bombing in Syria
Its clear that the miscreant in the White house is loyal to the quoran in which case Israel should desist in giving any information till there is a change of government.......its a stab in the back but then true to the ilk he belongs to.......never trust a crocodile or a muzzie if he is smiling at you and this is the proof.....
Abdullah, London (2/11/13)
I do hope the White House enjoyed that little stunt.
I imagine Israel will live up to it's well earned reputation for being good to it's obligations. In this case, that would be returning the favor.
I'm betting that comes at a moment Obama can least possibly afford to have something sensitive blown all over the world press, and on an issue to do the most political damage possible to him, personally.
They are not a nation one crosses, lightly and the reputation for never leaving something like this lay is legendary. I think this either shows Obama is so far out of his league on these things, it may literally put our national security in direct risk ...or his running of his house is SO sloppy, this could have happened without his direct approval of it. Either way, knowing and having it confirmed are two entirely different things. Confirmation almost demands response from Syria where 'openly known secrets' don't.
Nice once Mr. President. What ally gets burned next, I wonder?
I suppose this is the current understanding of stealth technologies where nations can think they can attack anyone anywhere with impunity, for any or no reason at all, so long as they don't get caught.
Instead of throwing a fit, they should be playing this song:
If Israel wants to operate with impunity, they're not going to have much success by operating from a position of strength and aggression. It's too controversial and someone, somewhere is going to to take offense.
For Israel to be successful in all its wants, desires, hopes and dreams, it need to employ some strategy in operating from a position of weakness.
How to do this?
Sacrifice Jerusalem with a low yield, relatively 'clean' nuke engineered to have an old Soviet signature and pin it on fanatic enemies of Israel.
What does this accomplish?
For one, Israel gets to shame Russia into participating as an ally since all accounts would point to the device coming from old Soviet stock smuggled out during the fall.
It gets Israel the sympathy and support of EVERYONE.
They get as close to a blank check as can be writ in casting about to enact retribution on any and all assumed enemies that could be held accountable.
They get to finally realize their dream about rebuilding their much sought after temple.
They could get all this and more if they just bombed themselves in the method described above.
edit on 11/2/2013 by AliceBleachWhite because: (no reason given)