After seismic shocks registered a 2.6 magnitude earthquake in Syria late Sunday into early Monday, Syrian media reported that “enemy” rocket attacks hit multiple military bases. London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reportedly found that 26 pro-Assad regime fighters were killed in the strikes, most of them Iranian.
While an “increasing number of media organizations associated with the Syrian regime and Hezbollah” are suggesting Israel may have been responsible for the strike, neither the attacked nor the attacker are providing clear answers.
That is, according to The Times of Israel, which played up the scale of the strike – going so far as to suggest this strike represents more than just a tip toe towards all-out war between Israel and Iran. This was a big step forward.
“First and foremost was the sheer power of the attack. The pictures and the sounds, and the large number of casualties, point to an incident of larger scale than those to which we have become accustomed. We are not talking here about just another strike on another Hezbollah convoy, but rather what would appear to be a new step in what is now the almost-open warfare being waged between Iran and Israel in recent weeks on Syrian territory.”
The report also noted that the strike came just after America’s newly-minted Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, held talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his visit to the region. US President Donald Trump also spoke with his Israeli counterpart, according to reports late Sunday night.
Pompeo, along with Trump’s recently appointed national security advisor, John Bolton, are known for their hardline stance on Iran policy. Prior to his current role, Bolton – who was a cheerleader for the US invasion of Iraq – has consistently advocated for a policy of regime change in Iran.
Observers were already bracing for possible retaliation for a previous Israeli strike on a base located in Syria which killed seven Iranians. Russia outed Israel as the attacker in that case, prompting threats of retaliation from Iran should any further strike occur. Analysis from Haaretz on Monday said that while Israel waited for a response, war was not a foregone conclusion. It added that there may be a lull in flare-ups ahead of Lebanon’s May 6 election and Trump’s May 12 decision on the Iran nuclear deal. The author of the article, which was published on Monday, apparently didn’t get the memo Sunday night.
When Israel strikes it always hurts much more than usual because her strength comes down from above.
That war(Iran and Israel) is gonna happen. Israelis seemingly are itching for it in the believe the west would come to their aid. Israel is intent to go to war with Iran to try diminish Iran’s military capabilities and influence, and what a better time than now with dump Trumpet around..
Look who’s talking. About to be deported nigger.
God is colourful, life is colourful; the days of human skin pigment (colour) bias are over. Face reality.
When it come to war u don’t fan the flame , when u least expect u will share in the ulabaloo
Before Israel goes for war, it has been settled spiritually.
Udume Paul Ngozi it had to be a Nigerian and their religious fanatism
It has become a law that Israeli PM and Defense Minister can declare a war, no need approval from knesset.
I smell the aroma of sulfur and laud bang everywhere, coming at the door.
Well,find the CAUSE,jz like you said Asad regime chemicals attacked,is FAKE only..May that is FAKE ALSO.The iranian sacrificed soldiers killed the BLAME ISRAEL, so that the hv the right to RESPONSE..But make SURE,know the CONSEQUENCES..
Denis Plaiche from hell where those vampires and demons belong
Thanks Mr. ADEBO for sharing biblical truths. For Mr. WASIKE, kindly & patiently read the Bible so that you will never use the word RUBBISH again. And let me add: the hand of protection, deliverance, wisdom & power by our Almighty God is upon his Chosen People ISRAEL – a name given by God Himself.
Amos Korir they keep embarrassing me!????????????????
Just nuke Iran.
All we need in life is Peace and love,if the whole world can do away with weapon and religion,The poor will never suffer or use as lamb to atone for the ambition of any man,almighty God safe your generation from the spirit behind power, oppression and pride .
It’s shocking to read when some people talk about war as if they are playing a video game. War is stupid.
What benefits will war bring? Who is at war? Its not nation against nation but bastard leaders
Lorenzo Mamauag Caranguian you cannot expect barbarians to believe in god.
what if there was an industrial accident and to cover up this blame Israel and the US ( usual suspects.) if there was no attack
He is simply quoting the scriptures. Read your Bible
Lorenzo Mamauag Caranguian
Ask WASIKE why all the ancient languages are no more including the one as recent as Latin but Hebrew is still spoken in its original form dispute the fact that Jews persecuted and dispersed all over the world naturally would have lost their dialect and adopt foreign languages according where they were hosted. This is a God chosen people. Do not mess with them.
russian defense where??????
You are so dumb man.
Ain’t nothing biblical bout this war shitheads!!its a war that’s supposed to happen so what are y’all waiting for?? Let’s get ready tooo rummmmble!!!????
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