Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Israel's Military Intelligence Chief Prefers ISIS to Assad in Syria

Israel’s Military Intelligence Chief Prefers ISIS to Assad in Syria

by Stephen Lendman

Israel actively supports ISIS and other terrorist groups in Syria, supplying them with weapons, munitions, foodstuffs and medical treatment for their wounded fighters - along with bombing Syrian targets at its discretion. 

It’s allied with Washington, NATO and other regional rogue states to topple Assad, eliminate a key rival and isolate Iran, its main Middle East target.

In an address delivered days earlier, Israel’s military intelligence chief General Herzi Halevy discussed war in Syria, Iran’s nuclear program, Hezbollah, Hamas, terrorism, and what he called the growing disparity between Israel and its neighbors - claiming Jewish state strength and stability surrounded by religious extremism and terrorism.

“There’s a gap between us and everyone around us, and that gap is growing,” he claimed. “This shouldn’t make us proud. It should make us worried.”

Halevy called recent months “most difficult” for ISIS in Syria, expressing concern about its loss of territory, saying Israel doesn’t want it defeated, preferring the group to Assad.

Months earlier, former Israeli defense minister Moshe Ya’alon said he “prefer(s)” ISIS to Iran, Israel’s main enemy. Like other Israeli officials, he absurdly claimed Tehran has “terror infrastructure” in five continents - adding it has breakout ability to produce a bomb in a year or less.

Israel is the region’s only nuclear armed and dangerous power, Iran’s nuclear program entirely peaceful with no military component. No evidence suggests otherwise.

Ya’alon and Halevy aren’t alone. Netanyahu-led lunatics running things prefer an ISIS-established caliphate threatening regional peace and security to Assad’s secular rule threatening no one.

Israel intends supporting ISIS and other terrorist groups to destroy Syrian sovereignty altogether, creating endless violence and chaos similar to what’s happening in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Yemen.

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