24 December 2012

Israel, Assad & chemical weapons

The Times of Israel has this story, which starts with the following quote: "Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said Israel was carefully watching developments in Syria, and especially the regime’s sizeable stockpile of chemical weapons, which Israeli officials are afraid could be turned against the Jewish state." It goes on to claim that the US is prepared to send in troops, along with various allies. Or, as The Times of Israel notes, "The Times of London reported that the US, along with several key allies, is prepared to launch a military intervention in Syria should the Assad government resort to using its chemical weapons against the rebels."

Further on, it is suggested that the Israeli government is also prepared, whether alone or with allies, to act should the rebels get hold of the chemical weapons and use them on Israel. Hows that for a happy new year?

By: Brian Goldfarb