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Thread #151984   Message #3558500
Posted By: Stringsinger
12-Sep-13 - 05:09 PM
Thread Name: BS: chemical weapons in Syria
Subject: RE: BS: chemical weapons in Syria
If in fact it is true that Israeli doctors are helping Syrian patients, then this is a promising event. This can't be construed to say that Israel has nothing to do with the escalating conflict. The Israel lobby has a powerful presence in the White House.
Noam Chomsky says that the influence of the Israel lobby is overstated because Israel is a satellite of US power and it's priorities are addressed to the extent that
the US is in agreement with its wishes. Even though Israel is not the major force in bringing the US to the brink of war, Assad's actions are the main factor, the dubious Israeli intelligence has an influence.

Brigadier General Itai Brun stated in a lecture, "To the best of our professional understanding, the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons. The fact that they have used chemical weapons without any appropriate reaction is a very worrying development because it might signal that this is legitimate."

It was a stronger suspicion than those expressed by the UK and France. It was aimed at Obama to get him to move militarily and back up his "red line" statement.
Obama said that the US was not only awaare of Israel's intelligence gathering in Syria but that it relies on it. Obama's administration released an intelligence report with high confidence but the report was general in nature. Some of the intelligence had been omitted "to protect sources and methods".

As a result, Obama is under attack in Israel saying he is acting as "betrayal" and "cowardice in the face of evil". Herb Keinon in the Jerusalem Post, "Weak world response on Syria boosts chances of strong Israeli action on Iran. That kind of dallying is not the type of behavior that will instill confidence in Israeli leaders that they can count on the world when it comes to Iran."

At Haaretz, Amos Harel claimed "Arabs percieve Obama as weak" but he doesn't say which Arabs.

Israel is ginning up for a war on Iran if the US doesn't act militarily in Syria.
AIPAC is pushing for authorization. The attack on Iran is being held over the head of the Obama administration. When Kerry talked to Netanyahu, he said, "I don't know yet what the facts are. I don't think anybody knows what they are."

Here's what Israeli intelligence did. They tried to link the Gaza Freedom Flotilla
to Al Quaeda. This places doubt upon their credibility and the reliance of the US on it.

Israeli intelligence driving war