Who knew? Syria and Iran have criticized Israel for reportedly launching an air strike near Damascus.
The Israelis aren’t confirming the strike, but some reports indicate the Israelis were striking Hezbollah targets in the strife-ravaged country.
And to think such an attack would anger the Syrians … and the Iranians.
Why, the nerve of those Israelis. I’m tellin’ ya.
Do the Israelis have some “skin” in the Syrian conflict? Yes they do. Hezbollah has been a key player in that struggle. Hezbollah also is up to its eyeballs in running government affairs in Lebanon, which borders Israel on the north — and which also is committed, along with Hamas and the Islamic Republic of Iran, of eradicating Israel.
This is precisely the kind of threat the Israelis face every single day. All day. Year round. For centuries.
Does anyone expect the Israelis to stand still while a notorious terrorist organization plots their destruction? How foolish can one be to think such a thing?
Israel is facing some internal political strife of its own. Elections will take place soon to elect a new Knesset and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s tenure might be coming to an end.
Are the air strikes a “distraction?” I have no clue.
I do know that Israel spares no effort — nor should it — in protecting itself from enemies who are breathing down its neck.