Israeli Jets Bomb Syrian Military Site

Tyler Durden's picture

In what was the first clear instance of aggression by Israel toward Syria, overnight Israeli jets conducted a bombing run over a military site in Syria, targeting what according to Israel was a military convoy heading to Lebanon. As Al Arabiya reports: "Israeli jets bombed a convoy on Syria's border with Lebanon on Wednesday, sources told Reuters, apparently targeting weapons destined for Hezbollah in what some called a warning to Damascus not to arm Israel's Lebanese enemy. "The target was a truck loaded with weapons, heading from Syria to Lebanon," said one Western diplomat, adding that the consignment may well have included anti-aircraft missiles. The overnight attack, which several sources placed on the Syrian side of the border, followed warnings from Israel that it was ready to act to prevent the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad leading to Syria's chemical weapons and modern rockets reaching either his Hezbollah allies or his Islamist enemies."

More on the target and location of the attack:

A source among the Syrian rebels said an air strike around dawn (0430 GMT) blasted a convoy on a mountain track about 5 kilometres (3 miles) south of where the main Damascus-Beirut highway crosses the border. Its load probably included high-tech anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles, but not chemical weapons.


"It attacked trucks carrying sophisticated weapons from the regime to Hezbollah," the source said, adding that it took place inside Syria, though the border is poorly defined in the area.


A regional security source said the target was weaponry given by Assad's military to fellow Iranian ally Hezbollah:


"This episode boils down to a warning by Israel to Syria and Hezbollah not to engage in the transfer of sensitive weapons," the source said. "Assad knows his survival depends on his military capabilities and he would not want those capabilities neutralised by Israel - so the message is this kind of transfer is simply not worth it, neither for him nor Hezbollah."


With official secrecy shrouding the event, few details were corroborated by multiple sources. All those with knowledge of the event - from several countries - spoke anonymously.


There was no comment from the Israeli or Syrian governments nor Hezbollah. Israel's ally the United States declined all comment. A Lebanese security source said its territory was not hit, though the army reported a heavy presence of Israeli jets through the night after days of unusually frequent incursions.

Iran has previously warned that any attack on Syria is the same as an attack on Iran. For now, however, Iran has not issued a statement:

There was no immediate comment on the incident from Tehran, which Israel views as its principal enemy and with which it is engaged in a bitter confrontation over Iran's nuclear programme.

Perhaps what is more interesting is how Russia and/or China which have made clear that Syria is a strategic geopolitical center for bnoth in the past will react, if at all.

Keep an eye on Brent as the middle east may be finally coming out of hibernation.

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The Juggernaut's picture

THESE people are the "children of God?"  What type of God wants their children to create the largest concentration camp in human history?

walküre's picture

Have you ever read the bible? When they win a war, their god is blessing them. If they lose a war, their god is punishing or teaching them. Either way, god is in the picture and therefore accountable.

adding .. how many minutes after the FOMC release did the jets take off?

true brain's picture

Some chosen people are more chosen than other. THe ethiopian jews are given birth control against their will and without their knowledge by white jews. THis news item is strangely absent from Zerohedge.


Anyhow, Israel should let the  ethiopian jews fight for them instead of committing genocide against them. Not smart, how not very jewish of the them.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

Uh oh, ZH rock-star chumbawamba ain't gonna like this!

TerminalDebt's picture

When we bomb you its a warning, when you bomb us its a terrorist act.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

It's an act of war:  Israel called Iran down, now the question is, was Iran bluffing when they said an act of war on Syria is an act of war on Iran.

It doesn't end there though, because China has said an act of war on Iran is an act of war on China.

So either the West wins this hand or chips are about to be pushed into the pot by the East.

Place your bets, gentlemen.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

L H!  Good seeing you around again.

Taleb would suggest NOT making predictions, but I'll bite...

China will do squat about this.

Pure Evil's picture

China has its own simmering pot waiting to boil over to deal with. Anyway, they don't have the military capability as of yet to intercede, the Russians are a different story.

walküre's picture

China's main problem is the size of its own population. War is a means to decrease your own people and possibly gain territory if they win. Chinese are gamblers and I don't think they're bets are always made in Macau.

Spirit Of Truth's picture

Just as the DJIA challenges the 14K mark and just as I've been warning:

Pray for America.  We are on the cusp of God's judgment IMHO:

ACP's picture

Maybe they should get together.

With Russian discipline and Chinese technology, they're unbeatable!

trav777's picture

I am wondering if we'll see much news coverage...I'm almost convinced that the news media people in power must somehow be related to these warmongers.  Surely, some of the central power players in Congress will act decisively on this, right?  This looks to be an aggressive incursion into not one, but TWO sovereign countries, along with a clear act of war.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

3:45 PM US ET

Drudge and CNN both have the story up, but not as headlines.

DaveyJones's picture

if we were suddenly forced to react to "clear acts of war" we'd be bombing ourselves 

rhinoblitzing's picture

Its all guns and brazilian nightclubs on CNN

Ying-Yang's picture

It is an escalation worth watching.

Operation Orchard was an Israeli airstrike on a nuclear reactor in the Deir ez-Zor region of Syria carried out just after midnight on September 6, 2007. The White House and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) later confirmed that American intelligence had also indicated the site was a nuclear facility with a military purpose, though Syria denies this.

resurger's picture

keep it hottt!

Am all in , Full FUBAR

LeisureSmith's picture

If you substitute "Love" with Bomb in this song, it becomes very appropriate. "Love that's lasting filled with fire" translates to depleted uranium and white phosphorus.

Keep it hot - War entusiast Disco.

kliguy38's picture

Only foreplay before the "penetration".......and you left out the "Bear" thats a "wild card". Their pacts with Iran are just as strong as China's and they have more to lose...because they are on the list before the final meal......China

LeisureSmith's picture

If you are a dirty mother fucker and want to fuck mother earth, the only thing that will do is the appropreatly named Massive Ordnance Penetrator. And this is not a "just the tip" kinda thing. I think it is starring in a series of dirty movies in Iran some of these days.

The Heart's picture

"So either the West wins this hand or chips are about to be pushed into the pot by the East."

Bingo! We have a winner folks.

But look over there and do not see this.

DebaL's picture

No wonder that Israel attempts to undermine Syria arming Hezbollah.

Syria and Hezbollah are in war with Israel for many years.

zerozulu's picture

My gut feeling is some thing is going to happen soon, very soon.

Desert Irish's picture

I had assumed that the article had already been posted over the weekend....if not

DebaL's picture

How much are you paid to slant against Israel?

Israel is a country, and like all other countries has its issues.


As all is right and good on most-other countries...

Before accusing Israel, check you data. You'll find out that Israel does better than most other countries with the very same issues.


The racism accusation has been raised by those who rather blame others for their own undoing.

For starters try being a Christian or make-love-no-war hippie in Saudi or Egypt. How long till you stop partying?

Or, who actually were the people who supplied the black slaves in the 1700-1800s? Yes, Muslim Arabs.




R_J's picture

Quote: """Israel is a country""" is NOT! Get thy info straight..n000b!


It IS a Zionist Occupying FORCE. Period.


Maybe you need to expand thy ability to understand stuff above Disney Shite ?


Hey Ho


TBT or not TBT's picture

Racism!  But, oh, wait, the race card is maxed out and compounding interest.   

IamtheREALmario's picture

What is "not very jewish" of them?

Did you know that the average IQ of the country if Israel is below average.

Terminus C's picture

From your writing I'd suspect your IQ is below average...

Andy Lewis's picture

Hey, at leawt he spelled IQ right.

resurger's picture

why the fuck it's always the Falasha!!

Randall Cabot's picture

Debka had this as Breaking in red headlines from early this morning:

IamtheREALmario's picture

Yes, the Israelites chose their god (one of the many gods available at the time) to support. They defended their chosen god against other gods' armies and conquered lands for him ... and in return the god of the Israelites rewarded them. And yes he is/was a jealous and petty god.

My guess is that a lot of the problems we have today stem from the desires of this jealous and petty god and his demands upon his human servants.

john39's picture

in words... that 'god' is not God at all....  some say that the biggest lie the devil ever told was that he didn't exist...  others more wise suggest something else, why would the devil claim not exist, when there is so much more to gain by claiming that you were in fact God...   too big to be true...  what is that old saying about the size of lies...

Poor Grogman's picture

Interesting twist on an old story, it would make a good movie perhaps.

Any more evidence, or is that it?

New England Patriot's picture

Actually, Yahweh chose Israel, not the other way around.


Yahweh actually needed no defending, rather he delivered victory into the hands of the Israelites when they chose to abide in Him.


And yes Yahweh is jealous for the hearts of his people, but He is not petty. 


Your guess would be wrong; all good things come from Yahweh himself, the Creator. He does not create problems, but solves them, as is evidenced by the living Christ that has already defeated sin for the world.


This verse from Matthew pretty well sums it up, "At that time Jesus declared, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."


You don't have to accept these things, but they are there for you if you want them.

Aurora Ex Machina's picture

If you're ascribing a gender to "God", then you've already made a huge mistake.


She will probably let you off though.

cahadjis's picture

Please spare us the imaginary friend delusions

Terminus C's picture

"...there's an invisible man, who lives in the sky..."

Holy Shit.

thisandthat's picture

"...there's invisible microbes, living in the sky..."


There, fixed - and, at least that, is scientifically proven:

Anusocracy's picture

The concept of personal gods developed to strengthen the ties of community and to increase its size.

The same goes for the concept of a personal nation.

Tie all the sheep together for fleecing. Like what they're trying in Europe.

thisandthat's picture

With all you've been doing in its name, you better hope (pray?) you're wrong about it.

IamtheREALmario's picture

Kind of depends which version of the story you read and believe, eh? There are many versions of the same story and the English versions of the old testment vary greatly from the Hebrew and earlier writings, such as the Sumerian, which went into much greater detail.

Abraham was sent along with an army by Melchizedek to serve one of the gods by defending his territory against an invading army. In return Abraham's people were blessed and protected by the god, even though they tended (and to this day, tend) to stray in their morals and ethics and on occasion have been punished for their transgressions.

New testament is completely different. Christ made an appearance before his time (or so said the demons) to help bring the people of this world into a new age ... different from that of the Hebrew god.

akak's picture

I always thought that it was interesting that the very first of the Ten Commandments was "Thou shalt have no other god before me", and not "I am the ONE true god --- worship me".  Even the "God" of the Old Testament apparently acknowledges that he is not alone, merely jealous and demanding that his "chosen people" worship only HIM.

DaveyJones's picture

The new and improved God. Like our torture techniques. Much better than all the false ones before it. It will bring you to the ultimate truth unlike all those other heathen techniques  

thisandthat's picture

Problem is "gods" are a projection of our mentalities.