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Senior Israeli Security Official: Assad Is in Control of Syria’s Weapons Systems

Major General Gilad says that the Syrian president controls his country's weapons systems.
Major General Amos Gilad

Major General Amos Gilad

Head of the Defense Ministry’s political and defense center Major General Amos Gilad says the Syrian President is acting responsibly with regard to Israel and understands the power he faces south of his border.

In an interview on Reshet Bet, Gilad stressed that Israel is not working deliberately against the regime of Bashar Assad, and that the reported IDF attacks in Syria are only motivated by “a desire and an obligation to defend ourselves.”

He says Syria is a violent entity armed with many weapons, parts of which have been demolished. He says Iran is a destructive factor in the Middle East, bent on getting nuclear weapons and supporting terrorist organizations, as well as engaging directly in terrorism around the world.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

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2 Responses to “Senior Israeli Security Official: Assad Is in Control of Syria’s Weapons Systems”

  1. Did you know that Damascus Syria has historically remained inhabited from the time of it’s founding until today? Despite military losses it has always been populated. Yet Isaiah 17 states that God will take it away from being a city. That has not happened as of yet. If God chooses to use mans weapons of mass destruction as one of the tools to bring that about then today’s news concerning Assad should get you interested enough to take a longer look at that short chapter. In addition Iran continues determined in it’s march in the development of nuclear weapons. Current intelligence seems uncertain of when Iran will get the bomb and Israel cannot afford to gamble with this. Yet here we are with the clock ticking. In July of 2012 I wrote a small book that lists some of what the Bible says will happen in the end times as well as what will happen during the period known as the seven (360 day) year tribulation and other soon to take place events. I don’t accept donations and it’s free. It’s about 6 or 7 pages, so it’s a short read. I encourage you to have a look: http://www.booksie.com/religion_and_spirituality/book/richard_b_barnes/after-the-rapture-whats-next.

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    Syria ready to unleash missiles on Israel Uzi Mahnaimi, Sunday Times [UK] Tel Aviv Published: 19 May 2013 http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/world_news/Middle_East/article1261403.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2013_05_18 SYRIA has put its most advanced missiles on standby with orders to hit Tel Aviv if Israel launches another raid on its territory. Reconnaissance satellites have been monitoring preparations by the Syrian army to deploy surface-to-surface Tishreen missiles. An Israeli official told The New York Times that Israel, which has launched three recent attacks on Syria, was considering further strikes and warned President Bashar al-Assad that his government would face �crippling consequences� if he hit back at Israel.

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