Netanyahu has no problem with Assad but will protect borders and the Golan Syrians
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel does not object to Assad re-exerting control of Syria and stabilizing his regime, but “will act to protect its borders against the Syrian military – as it has in the past.” Speaking in Moscow after his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Netanyahu defined Israel’s main goals in dealing with Russia now as removing the missiles aimed at it from Syria, the withdrawal of Iranian forces and the preservation of the 1974 disengagement agreements with Syria on the Golan. In addition, Israel wants Russia to ensure that Syrians living on the Golan near the border, who received humanitarian aid from Israel in recent years, will not be harmed. “I have set a clear policy that we do not intervene [in the Syrian civil conflict] and we have not intervened. This has not changed. What has troubled us is ISIS and Hezbollah and this has not changed,” he said. “The heart of the matter is preserving our freedom of action against anyone who acts against us. Second, the removal of the Iranians from Syrian territory.” Ahead of the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, the prime minister stressed that he is fully coordinated with Washington. “We act with full transparency with the United States.”
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So firing missiles into Syria is not interfering? And ISIS troubles you you say? So why would you have a problem with Syrians clearing a pocket of insurgents near Israeli border that pledged allegiance to ISIS? This was actually reported by DEBKA a couple of days ago.
And do not get me started on the Israel sharing intelligence data with ISIS, satellite and drone reconnaissance, providing logistical support and medical care and equipment to ISIS fighters.
I think Bibi is trying to balance things out here. It seems as though Iran is now second place in regards to priorities. Still watchful though. Personally I think the whole thing is fanatical… Really. Hezbollah translates to something like, army of God. There are religious fanatics with Taliban way of thinking such as some Hasidic Jewry… I think the whole thing is a mish-mash. Shame that everything is like this. Wierd thing is. Hezbollah. Really think they are fighting for God??? And so does our side. Israel? Wow…?
What we are saying here is that secular Alawites, that Bashar belongs to and is his strongest base, also distrusts Iranian and ISIL fanatics same as Israel. When the Iranian military support is over neither Israel nor the Alawites want secular Syria converted into a Hezbollah type Shi’a government. We both want the discos reopened in Damascus and the martinis flowing again.
We have no problem with a bullet killing Assad.