Speaking to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, which was debating the possibility of invading Syria, Israel’s military chief of staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz cautioned that attacking the country was a serious prospect, which could lead to a war.
Israeli leadership has been raising the prospect of a unilateral invasion of Syria, already in the middle of an ongoing civil war, to capture the regime’s more advanced weaponry including both chemical weapons and anti-aircraft missiles.
Gantz cautioned that invading Syria to do so could easily escalate to a broader regional conflict. Syria is reportedly deploying more troops around possible targets in the event of an Israeli attack.
He also sought to downplay Syria using chemical weapons to oppose such an invasion, saying Syria had not fired “a single bullet” against Israel during the civil war. Several Western officials have condemned Syria for comments to that effect, though they were couched primarily as a denial that they would use the chemical weapons against civilian populations.
4 thoughts on “Israeli Military Chief: Attacking Syria May Lead to War”
The moment the squatting entity crosses the border Syria will respond by thousands of missiles, as will Hezbollah, next in israels death list and, as confirmed by Iranian authorities yesterday, will Iran.
It doesnt take a genius to figure that it will be an all out war. Russia with a presence of 11 warships with a massive fire power to take down the whole ME, ensures that the Zionist stooges doesn´t get any funny ideas, if they will than we have the WW3.
Wars will continue in ME till this "entity", biggest and most embarising mistake in UN history – place called Israell – exist in present form with fanatics running the place…
When people in ME turn united against Israel and "bring" democracy there for fothever cost – that will be real ARAB SPRING and benefiting for whole world. It will mark the day when mankind became responsible for its future and chance for endless peace in 4 corners…
Destroing Zionism will mean real NWO – Order of peace, stability, respect and end of terrorism….peter czech
Wha? Is this General just trying to miseducate some top level politicians who need a third grade vocabulary teacher? Invading another country does not lead to war; it is war. Has this guy been to D.C. to teach international relations to BO and his loathsome simpleton Valkyries? Am I wrong and it isn't war until the hurt, killing and destruction affect one's own side? That sure makes it easy to sell in Amerika of course.
It is interesting that Israel is NOT being condemned for considering a war of aggression against Syria, but Syria is being condemned for attempting to deter such a war. A brief summary of the moral calculus of the USG:
Israel war of aggression- GOOD
Syrian deterence against such a war: EVIL
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