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الاسرائيلية - 22/4/2007
Syria readying for war
gist of the Israeli message in its recent talks with
United States Defense Secretary Robert Gates is that
Syria is preparing for a military confrontation with
U.S. message to Israel on Syria, in contrast, remained
unchanged: Israel should at present avoid diplomatic
talks with Damascus because President Bashar Assad plans
on using such talks to extricate Syria from its
isolation. Israeli talks with Damascus would be a knife
in the back of the government of Fouad Siniora in
tangible evidence exists, Israel told the U.S., that
Damascus is planning an all-out war with Israel. But it
is believed that Damascus has concluded that Israel
might respond to various Syrian actions and that would
be the cause of a full-blown confrontation.
an Israeli response might come following Syrian
assistance to Hezbollah or Palestinian terror
organizations like Islamic Jihad. Damascus would have no
choice but to respond with a more extensive operation.
evaluations have been made before and proven mistaken.
However, facts on the ground show the Syrian army is
increasing its battle readiness, munitions production
(especially of rockets and missiles), emergency stores
and is acquiring more weapons systems from Iran. It has
purchased a large number of advanced anti-tank missiles
from the Russians, with whom it also negotiating the
purchase of Russia's latest anti-aircraft missiles.
Syrians have deployed Iranian naval missiles (originally
Chinese), the C. 802. The destructive power and range of
Syria's rockets and missiles has clearly grown in recent
years. Israel does not rule out a possible Syrian grab
for the Golan, assuming that if Israel counter-attacks
the Syrian lines it will incur heavy losses. Thus, the
IDF's power has also increased, especially that of the
Israel Air Force.
the Syrians, the Israelis are upgrading the training of
their units and providing them with the latest equipment.
difference is that Israel is not threatening war on
Syria, while Syrian leaders, including Assad, have
frequently said recently that if they do not get the
Golan Heights back, Syria will turn to
"resistance." In other words, it will go to
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