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Winds Of War: Syria’s Assad Threatens To Destroy Tel Aviv

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

JERUSALEM – The Mideast war of words heated up this week as Syrian president Bashar Assad threatened to destroy Tel Aviv in six hours with a volley of upgraded Scud missiles if Turkish or NATO forces threatened his teetering regime.

 

According to Israeli military sources, Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces are on the ground in Damascus, Beirut and Gaza, directing attacks on civilians and anti-government forces in Syria, integrating sophisticated weapons, including Scud missiles, into Hizbullah’s formidable arsenal and smuggling weapons into Gaza via tunnels along the porous Egypt-Gaza border.

 

On Monday, recently retired IDF Southern Command General Yoav Gallant backed IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz’s call for a lightning invasion of Gaza to wipe out Hamas’s terror infrastructure. Gallant chided the previous Israeli government for not finishing the job in Gaza during the course of Operation Cast Lead.

 

On Tuesday, a large garrison of IDF infantry and tank forces was positioned between the metro Eilat region and Egypt’s Northern Sinai desert after military intelligence once again warned of an impending attack on Israeli civilians by Islamic Jihad and al-Qaeda groups operating along the lawless Sinai corridor. Annual high school and youth group trips to the mountainous desert regions around Eilat were canceled due to the terror threats. (Hotels in Eilat, which are currently filled with domestic and foreign tourists, were operating normally.)

 

Last week, the IDF conducted a series of intense drills to defend against conventional and unconventional attacks on major population centers. High-ranking Pentagon and IDF officials have also met in recent days to map out plans to defend Israeli and American forces in case of an Iranian attack.

 

The London Daily Telegraph reported on Tuesday that Iranian Revolutionary Guard units were moving medium and long range missiles into secret bunkers in anticipation of either an American or Israeli attack on nuclear and ballistic missile facilities.

 

The Revolutionary Guards threatened to retaliate against American targets after a U.S. Air Force stealth drone was shot down over Southern Iran last weekend.

Rocket Grenades Hit Assad Party Office in Damascus

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

At least two rocket-propelled grenades hit the offices of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s Bath Party pre-dawn on Sunday.  This is the first time in the course of the eight month anti-Assad uprising that a military attack has taken place in the capital city.

The strike occurred just hours after an Arab League deadline demanding that Assad end his violent suppression or face sanctions.  Responsibility was claimed by the Syrian Free Army, a group of army defectors currently based in Turkey.

President Assad was quoted on Saturday saying he would continue battling opposition and would “resist the pressure” being placed on him by opposition forces and by the Arab League.

Assad is calling for parliamentary elections in February or March to create a new Syrian constitution.  In that constitution, according to Assad, legislators will determine how Syrians will choose a president.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/middle-east/rocket-grenades-hit-assad-party-office-in-damascus/2011/11/20/

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