I also did a search on the internet to locate USA news sources for material about this story and I could not locate anything.
Israel is warning Syria that it will not sit on its hands this time. O is issuing dirty looks (empty suit). Iran wants war and it is determined to get it one way or another. A is embarrassed by the quiet defeat of the nuclear program he was building. Stories are coming out that they are executing those in Iran believed to have been part of or negligent in this matter (which the USA would do the same under the doctrine of treason).
My mind goes back to those few little words in the peoplenomics linguistic data runs "Israel's mistake" - and hope that they do not make one.
Below is a summary of the five news stories and the links if you wish to read the full story as it has been unfolding apparently without any USA news interest.
The presidents of Iran and Syria agreed in Tehran Saturday, Oct. 2, to support a Hizballah military takeover of Lebanon's power centers, including the capital Beirut, right after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ends his controversial two-day visit to the country on October 13-14.
Ahmadinejad and Assad also decided to continue to harass Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri by de-legitimization of his government, intimidation and humiliation to force him to dissolve the Special Tribunal for Lebanon-STL which has brought charges against Hizballlah officials for the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri in 2005.
debkafile reports that this defiance of an internationally recognized UN court is unprecedented and tantamount to a declaration of war on
As part of this Iranian-Syrian-Hizballah master plan, President Assad Sunday, Oct. 3 released a list - referred to the former Lebanese head of internal security Maj. Gen. Jamil Sayyed - of 33 international and Lebanese individuals against whom the Syrian prosecutor general had issued arrest warrants on charges of false testimony and perjury in the UN probe of the Hariri murder. Lebanese police chief Maj. Gen. Ashraf Rifi said the next day that Interpol would not execute the 33 warrants, because they were politically motivated.
This document was published in
To ward off the threat Hariri travelled to Riyadh and asked Saudi rulers for help - firstly, to block off the Iranian-Syrian conspiracy against his government and secondly, for money to buy arms for Lebanese Sunni and Christian militias to defend their fiefdoms against takeover by the Hizballah.
2 days later…10/6
That is the message relayed by the October 1973 war papers released this week, which go beyond uncovering secret operational and intelligence decision-making and are unusually wide-ranging.
In the hours leading up to the fateful moment on Oct. 6 1973, when the combined forces of Egypt and Syria caught Israel napping by a joint offensive (designed by their Russian sponsor), Israel's chief of staff, the late Lt. Gen. David Elazar, said to Prime Minister Golda Meir: In operational terms, we can wipe out the entire Syrian air force by 12:00 noon today. We need another 30 hours to destroy its missiles. Then, if they go on the offensive at 5 pm., our air force will be free to strike the Syrian army. To me, this is operational option is attractive.
Three days later, on Oct. 9, catastrophe stared Israel in the face: The IDF was in a bad way and taking casualties in the realm of hundreds dead and thousands injured; their defense lines in Sinai and the Golan had fallen and there was nothing in the way of the Syrian army going all the way to the Sea of Galilee and Tiberias.
In a closed meeting with Golda Meir, the iconic defense minister Moshe Dayan asked for permission to bomb
Golda's permission was withheld.
debkafile's sources report that the decision to release these documents and the section relating to
Already, hectic preparations for the Oct.13-14 visit have advanced to the point that
They were carried from
debkafile exclusive from Washington and Beirut: Early Friday, Oct. 8, senior US diplomat Frederic Hof landed in Damascus with a strong ultimatum from US President Barack Obama warning Syrian President Bashar Assad that he would be held personally responsible for military action Hizballah may pursue in Beirut or any other part of Lebanon; there would be consequences for the Syrian ruler's standing in Washington and that of his country.
After delivering the message, Obama's emissary was told to remain in
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