Israel Threatens To Bomb Assad's Presidential Palace

Tyler Durden's picture

More information has emerged from Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's meeting with President Putin last week. The two met in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi on August 23rd to discuss recent developments in Syria. According to new shocking reports in both Arab and Israeli media, a senior Israeli official accompanying Netanyahu on the trip threatened to assassinate Syrian President Assad by bombing his palace in Damascus, while further adding that Israel will seek to derail the US-Russia brokered de-escalation deal reached in Astana, Kazakhstan earlier this summer.

According to the Jerusalem Post:

A senior Israeli official warned the Russian government that if Iran continues to extend its reach in Syria, Israel will bomb Syrian President Bashar Assad's palace in Damascus, according to reports in Arab media.


Israel also warned that if serious changes do not happen in the region, Israel will make sure the ceasefire deal, reached by the United States and Russia in Astana, Kazakhstan, will be nullified.


A senior Israeli source told the Al-Jadida newspaper that no understanding was reached between the Israelis and the Russians. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did, however, make it clear to Putin that its concerns must be met or Israel will be forced to act.


The warnings occurred in a meeting between Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin last week.

As we noted at the time, Netanyahu's brazen words to Putin that 'preventative' escalation in Syria to destroy what Israeli defense officials commonly call the "Iranian land bridge" (or the so-called 'Shia crescent') reveals increased desperation as even the West is now seeming to ignore Netanyahu's repeatedly declared "red lines". While Netanyahu's public statements in Sochi were provocative enough - openly threatening direct military escalation in Syria should his demand for Iranian forces withdrawal not be met - the newly revealed threat of assassinating the sitting head of a sovereign U.N. member state takes the war of words to a whole new level.

The Israeli Prime Minister also shared intelligence with Putin which purports to reveal Iranian plans for long-term presence in Syria. It appears Netanyahu is now making his case before world media, with new BBC and other international headlines reading, "Iran building missile factories in Syria and Lebanon: Netanyahu".

The Jerusalem Post details exactly which officials accompanied Netanyahu in Russia:

The prime minister, accompanied by Mossad head Yossi Cohen, the newly appointed head of the National Security Council, Meir Ben-Shabbat, and Likud minister Ze'ev Elkin who served as his translator, flew to Sochi on the Black Sea for the meeting, returning to Israel shortly after it ended.

We further explained that Israel has long been at open war with Syria, in spite of the fact that both Israeli officials and international media rarely acknowledge it. In 2013 Israel launched a massive missile attack against a Syrian defense technology facility in Jamraya outside of Damascus. And yet more brazen was the 2016 attack targeting Damascus International Airport, which killed a well-known Hezbollah commander. In a significant admission earlier this month, the head of Israel's air force acknowledged nearly one hundred IDF attacks on convoys inside Syria over the course of the past 5 years.

Netanyahu himself was recently caught on a hot mic bragging that Israel had struck Syrian targets at least "a dozen times". And this is to say nothing of Israel's covert support to al-Qaeda linked groups in Syria's south, which has reportedly involved weapons transfers and treatment of wounded jihadists in Israeli hospitals, the latter which was widely promoted in photo ops involving Netanyahu himself. As even former Acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell once directly told the Israeli public, Israel's "dangerous game" in Syria consists in getting in bed with al-Qaeda in order to fight Shia Iran.

Assad's presidential office building - New Shaab Palace - sits above central Damascus. Image source: Flickr/Nawar-2012

While Israel has for years played more of a quiet 'long game' in Syria outside the media spotlight: providing tacit support to al-Qaeda terrorists in Syria along its Golan border (in Netanyahu's words to Putin: Israel prefers the "Sunni sphere" over "bringing in Shi'ites" which reflects a disturbing widely held view among Israeli officials that ISIS is the 'lesser evil') as well semi-regularly bombing select targets, its increased willingness to loudly and unreservedly voice its intentions to the world is the result new realities it appears unprepared to accept.

What new realities in the region are now pushing Israeli officials to incautiously leak threats of Assad's assassination to the Arab press?

First, the Syrian government and its allies Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah are winning the war. In Israel's thinking the Astana agreement potentially means Iranian presence will now be backed by Russian air power. It also appears that in the United States' backing of 'de-escalation zones' which necessarily involves Iranian enforcement, the US is giving tacit approval to Iranian troop presence in Syria. This is Israel's worst nightmare: it invested so heavily in toppling Assad in the first place in order to roll back what it claims is 'Iranian and pro-Shia expansion' in the region.

Secondly, the US has essentially signaled to Israel: you are on your own when it comes to Syria policy. Trump shut down the CIA program to topple Assad - a program which had the assistance of Israeli intelligence. Other world leaders like France's Macron have further stated that Assad is here to say for the near future.

Third, Hezbollah has just finished wiping up ISIS on the Lebanese-Syrian border and now appears more confident than ever. Israel went all in with the Sunni insurgency fighting Assad as that insurgency also threatened the existence of Hezbollah, which Israeli defense officials understand to be the most formidable foe right across Israel's border. On Monday Hezbollah General Secretary Hassan Nasrallah declared August 28 as Lebanon's "Second Day of Liberation" in a televised address celebrating Lebanon's military victory over ISIS in the country's northeast. As we reported recently, it's an 'open secret' that US special forces advisers are indirectly coordinating with Hezbollah through the Lebanese Army, though politically sensitive as Lebanon depends heavily on US military aid.

And finally, Israel senses that international opinion is shifting quickly now that ISIS is rapidly folding. It knows that world opinion will not stomach another Iraq style invasion for regime change in the Middle East. And yet such a prospect of regime change in Syria is now all the more difficult as Russian air defenses are so deeply entrenched. Israel now finds itself isolated and Netanyahu's brazenness stems from this realization. His screams grow louder from a position of weakness.

Now, the only question that remains is: on the remote chance that Israel does escalate militarily in Syria, what will Russia let it get away with?

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11b40's picture

I would bet good money that little Yomutti is the one who down voted the post above his, which points out that Israel is a welfare queen - essentially a parasite in the form of a nation.

justa minute's picture

ill bet yomu is 3 or 4 years old

SmittyinLA's picture

Ya but they're downwind from dusty Syria, nuking Syria would ultimately give thousands or hundreds of thousands in Israel lung cancer and enrage Islam.

Israel could be destroyed with a boycott.

Others may jump in, Iran, Pakistan and Russia, especially with Zionist bankers trying to kill Putin and carve up Russia (after Russia lost 20,000,000 to the same bankers in WW2).

Zionist bankers have sacrificed peon Jews for centuries, the NAZI holocaust wasnt the first sacrifice of Jews by their own bankers, Soros got rich, they got dead.

Israel's worst enemy is people like Soros and Jamie Gorelick, those people see sovereignty and property rights including Israel's as an obstacle to their private looter agenda.

Mr Twitch's picture

As Israel goes apeshyt about Iran making nukes, we can name several countries that have probably sold or even given Iran nukes. 

Joiningupthedots's picture

Iran has enough missiles to absolutely flatten all of New Khazaria before its shit even gets of the ground.

Patriot and THAAD? Monkey meccano sets.

garcam123's picture

Wouldn't want to be impolite...........BYE ZIONIST MOTHERFUCKERS! ASAP!

Omega_Man's picture

If that happens, then some Russian sea skimming missiles should wipe out Nyetinyajew and the Kinneset 

Xredsx's picture

Does anybody know the full details with the terms and conditions when Great Britain allowed the state of Israel to be born?

NubianSundance's picture

UN recognition of Israel was conditional on a just settlement for Palestinians, a condition which Israel has obstructed at every step.

Xredsx's picture

So there could well be a connection with the birth of Israel and 9/11 and this massive war in the middle east? Does anybody know something that can link these events together?

Conscious Reviver's picture

Look up, PNAC. They needed a "new Pearl Harbor ".

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Balfour Declaration (note who it is addressed to)

Haavara Agreement


Tallest Skil's picture

Yes, would you like to hear about it, or are you asking simply for the education of others?

Xredsx's picture

I wanted to know, just trying to find more dots to connect. 

LawsofPhysics's picture

Fuck these zionist pigs, causing problems for thousands of years...

Go ahead Bibi, I triple dog dare you. Would love to see Putin wipe you off the map.

Mr Twitch's picture

I honestly wonder if putin would

oak's picture

why did Netanyahu announce it before taking any action?

The Cooler King's picture

Cause he still wants his pony boy Kushner to do it.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

To Bi Bi... Hope your "champagne kisses and caviar dreams" ALL ( come true!!!

buzzsaw99's picture was barzini all along.  [/don corleone]

General Titus's picture
Wall Street Journal: Israel Caught Red-handed Aiding al-Qaeda in Syria

HRClinton's picture

"We have always been at war with Syria" - ISISrael

veritas semper vinces's picture

Hezbollah has captured an ISIS leader,commanding a 200 men brigade ,one of the most vicious from ISIS.When they cleared Syria/Lebanon border.They have his picture and name. Oy vey!

And the rat confessed he was a Mo$$ad operative.

Hey,BB explain this one!

And the multiple times treating ISIS/Alqaeda fighters in Israeli hospitals!

small axe's picture

So sneak attacks and assassination are kosher now. Got it. 


Victor999's picture

Where Jews are concerned, they always were kosher.

HRClinton's picture

Will the bombs have a little (K) or (U) symbol on them?

To indicate that they are kosher, and that the compulsory micro-tax has been paid to the coalition of Rabbis?

Inquiring TIDE(U) users want to know.

dogismycopilot's picture

What a fucking asshole. What the fuck is Bibis problem? 

I guess Assad will need to buy some S400s/S500s.

Payment will be giving Russian construction firms the monopoly on rebuilding Syria.


NoWayJose's picture

The reason nation-states do not target leaders of other nation-states is that if you do hit one, you suddenly open yourself to retribution. And an entire country (with help from other countries) can be very effective at destroying individual targets.

NoWayJose's picture

Gee, if Israel and then CIA wouldn't have created and armed ISIS and dozens of smaller 'rebel' groups then Assad would have remained peacefully in power, Syria would be more stable and predictable, and Iran would never have shown up in Syria!

Israel is reaping what it has sown!

Stinkytofu's picture

and somalia would have had a functioning government the past two decades.

and khadafi would be leading a stable libya with the highest living standard in north africa.

and iraq would be just iraq, but with 5,000,000 more citizens.

and 10,000,000 muslims would still be in the middle east.




Mr Twitch's picture

But this is about the Yinon Plan....oy vey

Doom and Dust's picture

These nihilistic supremacists used to conceal the fact they were all about creating chaos, war and suffering for political, economic, ethnic and ideological ends.

Thanks to zionist-bought-and-sold US Congress they are now emboldened to clearly and frankly pursue their murderous instincts.

Israel will remain a cancerous curse on the world for as long as US voters remain meek and subdued.

Indefinitely, I'd say.

SillyWabbits's picture

Here is the real reason.


On September 14, 2016, the United States and Israel signed a "memorandum of understanding" (MOU) pledging $38 billion in "security assistance" to Israel over ten years. The agreement replaces a similar MOU signed by the Bush administration. However, the Obama administration claimed two key differences on its MOU web page. First, Israel is not allowed to lobby Congress for hundreds of millions in additional funds from its embassy and US affinity organizations. Second, more of the ten-year allotment must be spent on US military contractors rather than inside Israel. However, "escape clauses" in the written agreement – which the White House never released – make such limitations unlikely. Most worrying, the MOU dangles Israel a blank check if it launches war on its neighbors, while continuing to provide the IDF with the free food and fuel it would need to sustain such a conflict.

Victor999's picture

What will that aid package do for Israel against the Bear?

MonsterSchmuck's picture

What Bear?
The toothless one
that's best only at
eating its own?

I'd put my money
On Isreal wiping
The bears ass.
But I'd be cheering
for the bear.

Beowulf55's picture

Thank you for your 8 weeks of wisdom, Schmuck.


MonsterSchmuck's picture

Weak assed comment.
Did I hurt your wittle feewings?
Truth hurts.
Thanks for verifying.

11b40's picture

You should be more careful in exposing your ignorance.

Stinkytofu's picture

how 'bout we replace that aid package with soldiers?

i mean real veterans with combat experience!


i say we form a single unit to defend israel.

they can be stationed someplace nearby, cyprus maybe?

definitely someplace with beaches.

anyhoo, personnel would all be volunteers assembled

from the survivors of the liberty.


Victor999's picture

Bibi Bibi place to place to run...watcha gonna do?


All roads to Damascus run through that Bear. 


Feel lucky today, punk? 


Well do ya?

medium giraffe's picture

Sheesh! He's really upset about his little pipeline project.  Even the Israelis are getting sick of his shit.

me or you's picture

Don't worry Bibi gas chambers are ready for all of your people. 

The Cooler King's picture

You mean those gas chambers used for delousing? I didn't know Bibi & friends still suffered from head lice.

AntiMatter's picture
The Jewish Global Power Mechanism Explained :: 2017 Documentary

Mute Button's picture

The modern Jew is the ultimate racist. From (((their))) own writings, one Jew is worth 1,000 righteous, God fearing goyim.


What is the basis for this ethnic narcissism? It's no where mentioned in the Old Testament. The apple of God's eye is not segrated from God's other human creations.


They insult the ultimate Artist Who creates Jew and Goy alike. Yet, that statement to the Jew is blasphemy. Sick, sick demonic freaks.

RawPawg's picture

I read somewhere awhile back that this might happen

Oh Yeah,It was in the Bible

MonsterSchmuck's picture

Isreal, what a shining
example to the world.

Sometimes I'm blown
away with awareness
of all that tiny country
and its people do to
help the world become
A better place.

Thank you Isreal.