Israeli officials have long tried to simplify the Syrian Civil War, arguing that whoever replaced President Assad would be preferable. As al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) and others take over much of the country, they’re starting to rethink that.
Indeed, Israeli officials say that the rise of “jihadist threats” like AQI means they’re going to considerably grow the size of their military intelligence agency, saying they are concerned al-Qaeda will be attacking them in the near future.
Not that military intelligence is just focusing on Syria. Israel is always gearing up for a “future war” on Lebanon, and also emphasized that many of the intelligence people are picking out targets for whenever that war starts.
Israel attacked Lebanon earlier today, launching two strikes on the outskirts of a village near the Syrian border. This is not believed to be the start of Israel’s long-planned next Lebanon war, but just one of those random attacks they do sometimes.
3 thoughts on “Israel to Expand Military Intelligence, Citing al-Qaeda in Syria”
Israel is accustomed to fighting a rag tag poorly armed fighters but Hezbollah has not only ended Israel occupation of Lebanon but have unceremoniously thrown them out of Lebanon.
Each time Israel beats its chest about a war with Lebanon, Hezbollah gives them a hiding and their men return home with collective tales between legs.
Israel is the proverbial Turkey begging for thanksgiving with Hezbollah bouyed by the Syrian war, and with every Israeli port and city within it's missile range.
The Israeli can’t be that blind, they knew all along that if Assad fall al-Qaeda would become a threat in the near future, for them to have said “that whoever replaced Assad would be preferably,” is a downright lie. What is taking place in Syria now is what the Israeli wish for so that they have an excuse for war…..mainly al-Qaeda.
Israel and the US both like to use the "enemies" they create and support to justify more wars and more surveillance.
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