Tags: Syria

House panel considers recognizing Israeli annexation of Golan Heights

The push to recognize Israel’s 1981 illegal annexation of the Golan Heights, part of Syria, represents an aggressive push by some pro-Israel groups and the Israeli government. Opponents say that recognition could unsettle the region and pose security concerns to the US and its allies. Israel destroyed hundreds of villages in the area…

Clean Break II: Iran Hawks Decide to Burn it All Down

Michael Makovsky of the neocon Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) has a plan for countering Iranian influence in the Middle East: he wants the US to redraw borders all over the region, creating “loose confederations or new countries… Such an arrangement would supposedly be great for the US (In actuality, it’s Israeli strategists who desire it). The question is, if Makovsky favors redrawing borders along ethno-sectarian lines, how about starting with Israel/Palestine?

Israel is trying to ‘suck America into’ Iranian war that could lead to world war — Lawrence Wilkerson

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, speaks about the possible damage to the Middle East and beyond, if Israel gets its way. Israel needs the power of the US to go into attack mode against Iran’s proverbial “existential threat.” Contains a video of his speech.

False claims against Syria lay the groundwork to destroy more Israeli targets

In 2007 the IAEA promoted falsehoods about Israel’s bombing of a supposed nuclear reactor in Syria, burying evidence that the site was NOT a reactor. Claims that a sarin gas attack last April was carried out by the Assad regime are similarly dubious. Just as the false “WMD” claims against Iraq were used to destroy Iraq, these claims seem aimed at taking down two more of Israel’s targets: Syria and Iran.

Israeli ambassador pushes potential war to elite U.S. powerbrokers

A select group of Washington D.C. heavy hitters attended a Rosh Hashanah event at which the Israeli Ambassador laid out a rationale for another Israeli war. The attendees included Wolf Blitzer, Jason Greenblatt, Abe Foxman, Mort Klein, Eli Lake, White House insiders, Congressmen, political operatives, philanthropists, etc (detailed list)…

Ha’aretz: Israel Reportedly Providing Direct Aid, Funding to Syrian Rebels

Israel has been secretly providing aid to Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights for years with the goal of maintaining a buffer zone of friendly forces to keep ISIS and forces aligned with Iran at bay, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, creating a reality in which several armed groups and much of the civilian population in the area are reliant on Israeli aid.

Russian “peace scare” averted, neocons also predominate on Iran, ignore history

Stephen Sniegoski reports in Unz Review: Trump’s appointees indicate his efforts for peace with Russia have ended, while bellicosity against Iran has continued. While while mainstream media anathematizes almost everything else Trump proposes, it sees little wrong with his Iran policy – even though it is counter to US interests and ignores history…