When pro-Israel people evaluate the USA president, they focus on his attitude toward Israel, but his views on the Middle East as a whole determine his stance on Israel, Michael Doran says. It does not even rank at the top of the list of President Assad's chemical crimes. The military threats to his rule are receding. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi further stated, "The Israeli regime's aggression against Syria is a breach of this country's national sovereignty and territorial integrity and runs counter to all global regulations and principles". Peace negotiations are going nowhere.
"We can not purge the world of evil or act everywhere there is tyranny", Trump said in his televised remarks Friday. They are the ones arguing for a residual US presence in Syria. But Obama wanted to treat everyone equally at a round table, and Trump prefers more of a rectangular table with US allies on one side and enemies on the other. Subsequent airstrikes against targets in Syria led to the downing of one Israeli F-16.
"Israel will react strongly to any Iranian action from inside Syria", a senior IDF source said, adding that Iran plans to attack Israel from Syria and gain control of the Arab state though its air force. It is believed to be the largest ever loss of life by Iran's military in an Israeli attack in Syria.
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But in general, Israel has stayed out of the Syrian war. But the Assads have kept the border with Israel largely quiet since the Yom Kippur War of 1973.
A spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry threatened on Monday that the country's retaliation against Israel will come "sooner or later" and that Jerusalem will "regret its misdeeds".
The PYD relationship with the Russian Federation was politically distinct, but its preference for an alliance with the United States in the east of the Euphrates River (rich Syria), where nearly 90% of Syrian oil and more than 45% of gas sources are, led Moscow to take a step back in that political alliance.
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This is more than a shadow war. So these countries, individually and collectively, are ready to exchange many of their cards with the Kurdish card that Washington holds. Turkish troops have even entered this area to create a buffer zone. It took 11 years for them to admit they destroyed the Syrian nuclear reactor just before it would have gone operational in 2007.
The Turkish crackdown on Kurdish fighters is effectively weakening another group that opposes Assad.
For all the sound and fury, the strikes by Britain, America and France on Syria last Saturday were a side-show.
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Therefore, returning to their former Russian ally may be the only option if they want a future for themselves in Syria after the American departure.
Tehran could use its terror proxies overseas to carry out an attack that would not directly bear Iranian fingerprints.
If true, that suggests that the Quds Force - commanded by Iran's military mastermind Qassem Suleimani - was trying to launch an actual military strike on Israel. Or does it signal some new USA policy?
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The Russian president told Netanyahu, "Syrian sovereignty should be respected and that actions that were liable to increase the country's instability and endanger its security should be avoided".