Breaking News Sunday Night Update: Israel-Syria 5-5-13
Breaking News Israel-Syria
Sunday Night Update
Things seem to have settled down between Israel and Syria. Twitter is back to normal and no indications that Israel is conducting further air operations against Syria. This may be due in part to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu flying to China for a summit with Chinese leadership. Meanwhile Syria and Iran are making noises and motions but at this moment it does not appear either nation is ready to retaliate but most experts expect some sort of response in the near future probably utilizing Hezbollah terror assets abroad. What follows below are late-breaking news headlines concerning the Israel-Syria situation followed by some rumor reports.
Syrian Diplomat Says:
Israeli Air Strikes are a "Declaration of War"
In an interview with CNN TV News, Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al Mekdad characterized Israel's air strikes on Syria as a "declaration of war." He warned that Syria would would retaliate in its own time and way.
The Syrian diplomat was responding to a series of Israeli air strikes conducted not only on Friday morning but again in the early morning hours of Sunday. Israel has not confirmed or denied the air strike activity. For more details see CNN coverage, LINK HERE.
Syria Stations Missile Batteries
Aimed At Israel
Israel Deploys Iron Domes in N. Israel
Israel Declares State of Alert
At All Its Embassies
Fearing Hezbollah Terror Revenge
Iran & Syria Prepare To
Retaliate Against Israel
Possible Terror Attacks
In Africa, & S. America
Syria Develops Doomsday Weapon?
Retro-fitting Old Fighter Jets Into Drones
To Carry Chemical Weapons
Various intelligence as speculating as to whether or not Syria might retaliate against Israel by using a retro-fitted MIG-21 fighter jet that has been turned into an unmanned drone capable of delivery a chemical or biological weapons attack. It is believed that Russian engineers assisted Syria with the developmental upgrade.
This potential scenario is being discussed in various intelligence agencies and Israel's Homeland Security agency has even posted an article about the possible scenarios. See LINK HERE. A non-governmental intelligence agency also has posted information on the Syrian project. See LINK HERE.
Israel May Join Defense Alliance
With Saudi Arabia & UAE
Lebanese TV Reports On
Syrian Targets Struck By Israel
Lebanon's Al-Manar TV reported Sunday morning that the Israeli attack hit weapons and ammunition warehouses and air defense centers. The Hezbollah backed news channel said that the research institute was not damaged, but that a logistics warehouse belonging to the Syrian military was hit. Al-Manar also reported that Syrian air defense succeeded in hitting an Israeli plane over Jamariya. More details, LINK HERE.
Iran Condemns Israeli Air Strikes
Israel's Netanyahu Flies To China
For Consultations on Syria & Iran
Convened Security Cabinet Meeting Before Departure
TWEETS & INTEL REPORTS
Predictions of Full Scale War
Russian and Iranian media Sunday, May 5, predicted full-scale Middle East hostilities involving Israel erupting in the coming hours, in the wake of Israel’s renewed strikes against Iranian missiles bound for Hizballah and other targets around Damascus. Tehran condemned “Israeli aggression against Syria.” Russia Today claimed Israeli rockets killed at least 300 members of the Syrian Army’s 501st Unit and injured many more. debkafile: This unit operates the chemical weapon facility at the foot of Mt. Qassioun north of Damascus
Sky News reports that Syria senior officials are currently holding a security assessment meeting in Damascus, discussing possible reactions to weekend strikes.
"Russian and Iranian media Sunday, May 5, predicted full-scale Middle East hostilities involving Israel erupting in the coming hours, in the wake of Israel’s renewed strikes against Iranian missiles bound for Hizballah and other targets around Damascus. Russian sources reported rumors that President Bashar Assad was on the point of declaring war on Israel." LINK HERE.
Former US Ambassador to UN John Bolton
"We're now in a very dangerous moment"
"Iran is calling the shots in Syria.
Assad has no say."
In a FOX TV News interview...
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