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Israel launches airstrike in Syrian capital

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So, in other words, the only one who was right about this was Putin again. They should have supported the dictator right from the beginning; he would have gotten rid of those religious fanatics. Now everything has escalated and it will only become worse.

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I guess the surviving people trying to get Iranian-made missiles to Hezbollah have learned this is a high-risk business. I won't be surprised if Israel decides to destroy the missiles before they leave Iran or even before they are completed.

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And these actions will help Israeli regional relation how?

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This is a pretty big deal. The danger of this conflict, apart from the deaths of the innocent Syrians, has always been it drawing in the neighbors. Especially Israel.

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In the case of Israel, my enemy's enemies are my enemies too.

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And these actions will help Israeli regional relation how?

They've gone way beyond the point of caring. The only nations in the region it gives any consideration too are the ones that actually recognize its right to exist (those being Egypt, Turkey, and Jordan and even those relationships are strained as Jordan allows Hamas members to operate within its boarders). Everyone else in the area either hosts or actively supplies militant groups actively attempting to kill Israelis.

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MarkG:

" And these actions will help Israeli regional relation how? "

Not at all of course. But this is not a PR event, this is simply self-protection. If the Iranian long-range rockets reach Hizb-Allah, then all of Israel is within rocket range of the Hiszb-Allah crazies. And that is something that Israel`s government can not tolerate.

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Was it really to limit Hezbollah destined arms or an excuse. Syria is another nation gripped in turmoil with the probable outcome worse than the existing dictator. Libya, Egypt, Iraq, and Afghanistan. It's a mess and USA and other nations including Isreal need to live with additional threats form the radical ding-a-lungs from these nations and more.

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Was it really to limit Hezbollah destined arms or an excuse. Syria is another nation gripped in turmoil with the probable outcome worse than the existing dictator. Libya, Egypt, Iraq, and Afghanistan. It's a mess and USA and other nations including Isreal need to live with additional threats form the radical ding-a-lungs from these nations and more.

"ding-a-lungs"?

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Ding-a-lungs. Thanks for pointing that out.

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For those wishing to destroy the Jewish people, heed these words. Never Again

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Israel is not an enemy....

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MarcG:

" Was it really to limit Hezbollah destined arms or an excuse. "

An excuse for what?? Since neither of the parties in Syrias civil war is sympathetic to Israel, the last thing any Israeli politician would want is to get involved in this mess.

But the beleagured Assad regime and Iran are of course delighted at the chance to get Israel involved and turn this into a pan-islamic war against the Jewish state. So of course Assad will try to funnel more weapons to Hisb-Allah in Lebanon, and Israel has no choice but to interrup the weapons shipments.

So expect plenty more of this sort of thing.

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