Someone has to deal harshly with Iran’s proliferation of terror and since it apparently won’t be the hapless Joe Biden administration, Israel may be increasing its anti-terrorism activities with regard to an Iranian threat in Syria. Israel is in a unique position, historically and proximately, to recognize an existential threat when it sees one. And it’s not CO2, the CCP virus, or law-abiding people with guns.
With a penchant for being patient and measured when acting or retaliating against terrorist threats and attacks, sometimes actions force Israel to strike back—or even preemptively.
According to a report by Vijeta Uniyal at Legal Insurrection, many believe the Israelis are responsible for a strike that “destroyed a weapons depot belonging to the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah and caused significant damage to Syria’s Damascus airport….”
According to Aljazeera, the missiles struck Iranian weapons shipments hidden in airport warehouses that were intended for Hezbollah in Syria. The Times of Israel reported the attack “hit three arms depots connected to the Iranian-backed militia.” News reports say the missile strike “‘completely disabled’ the airfield.”
Another Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, says Israel has let Iran know it is aware they are using commercial flights to deliver weapons to pro-Iranian terrorist militias operating in Syria against Israel.
So far, despite the reports and allegations that Israel is responsible, the tiny but formidable nation seems to be looking at the world and shrugging its shoulders. “[T]he Israel Defense Forces (IDF) refused to comment on the incident.”
Syria has “since suspended all flights…” saying it’s because “some technical equipment stopped functioning at the airport.” In other words, got blown to bits.
According to the Jerusalem Post, other alleged recent “counter-terrorism operations…” have been “attributed to the IDF inside Syria….” In southern Syria last week, an alleged IDF airstrike demolished a reported factory manufacturing Iranian weapons.
Now, Israel also has increasing reasons to worry about Russia’s involvement in Syria. Also reported by Legal Insurrection, Russia has deployed S-300 anti-aircraft missiles in Syria. And, for the first time, it has used the system to fire at Israeli fighter jets.