I don't know whether you remember the song, but the tune is annoyingly familiar. The same one was sung by Saddam Hussein, the master of underground concealment... well, up to a point, that is:
And now the same idea - of retaliation aimed at Israel, if US attacks Syria, came to the Syrian honchos.
A member of the Syrian Ba'ath national council Halef al-Muftah, until recently the Syrian propaganda minister's aide, said on Monday that Damascus views Israel as "behind the aggression and therefore it will come under fire" should Syria be attacked by the United States.Yeah... not very original, as you can see. Besides minding the rope, the thinkers of Damascus should consider this map*:
In an interview for the American radio station Sawa in Arabic, President Bashar Assad's fellow party member said: "We have strategic weapons and we can retaliate. Essentially, the strategic weapons are aimed at Israel."
It shows the distance between the current border with Israel and Damascus as 74 km (without avoiding toll roads). A flying crow will estimate the same destination as being about what, 65-70 km away?
Why should Syrians need "strategic weapons" is unclear. IDF will certainly manage without such dramatic means.
Know what I mean (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)?
(*) Google doesn't want to show a driving map from any Israeli city to Damascus, so I have chosen Al Quneitra, which lies on the current border with Israel as sufficient for the rough estimate.