[The United States and Israel both have far more weaponry of all sorts than the Syrian regime. In addition, both the United States and Israel are well-known sponsors of terrorism. What would be the reaction if Syria targeted the United States’ chemical weapons plants? It would be considered an intolerable act, an act of war. Countries like the United States and Israel can act with impunity because they are stronger. It is the double standard of imperialism. — NP]
Report: Israel Strikes Syrian Weapons Facility
By Jason Howerton
Israeli warplanes struck a Syrian weapons facility on Friday night, a U.S. official told Fox News. Is is unclear what kind of planes were used.
While it’s unclear whether the warplanes entered Syrian airspace or the missiles were fired from across the Syrian border, an unidentified source said U.S. forces were not involved in the strike.
“When Israeli planes fired on a weapons convoy inside Syria in January, they remained outside Syrian airspace. The convoy was believed to be carrying Russian SA-17 anti-aircraft missiles,” the report adds.
An official from the Israeli Embassy in Washington said that “Israel is determined to prevent the transfer of chemical weapons or other game-changing weaponry by the Syrian regime to terrorists, [especially] to Hizbullah in Lebanon.”
Pentagon spokesman George Little did not comment on the claims.