Israel's long history is bloodstained. Individual and mass killings are commonplace. Alleged Arab terrorists are blamed. Current favorites include Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, Hamas, and other Palestinian resistance groups.
Mossad specializes in car bombings. Assassinating former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri was classic Israeli state terror.
On February 14, 2005, compelling visual and audio evidence revealed real time intercepted Israeli aerial surveillance footage. They showed routes Hariri used on the day he was killed. Israel was clearly involved.
Syria initially was blamed. Assad denied responsibility. Hezbollah was later falsely named and indicted.
It was typical Mossad targeting. No one at the time knew for sure. The powerful blast ripped a 30 foot crater in the street. Besides those killed, over 100 were injured.
No evidence proved Hezbollah's involvement. It had nothing to gain but plenty to lose. Israel and Washington benefitted greatly. Mossad's dirty hands were responsible. It long ago perfected the art of killing. It blames enemies for its own crimes.
On January 30, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) headlined "Army Command: Israeli Warplanes Violated Syrian Airspace and Bombarded Scientific Research Center in Damascus Countryside."
General Command said "this attack came after Israel and other countries that oppose the Syrian people utilized their pawns in Syria to attack select vital and military locations in an attempt to undermine Syria's support for the resistance and just rights in the region, with these pawns succeeding and failing to strike at sites such as air defense systems over a period of almost two years."
Low-flying Israeli aircraft eluded Syrian radar. The facility targeted was destroyed. Two workers were killed. Five others were injured.
"Israel is the motivator, beneficiary and sometimes executor of the terrorist acts which target Syria and its resistant people, with some countries that support terrorism being accomplices in this, primarily Turkey and Qatar."
Russia condemned Israel's attack. It's "deeply concerned." UN Charter provisions were violated. A Foreign Ministry statement called what happened "unacceptable, no matter where (Israel's) motivations lie."
Hezbollah called Israel's attacks "barbaric." A statement "condemn(ed) this new Zionist aggression on Syria."
"What happened in Syria".requires a massive, widespread condemnation campaign by the international community and all Arab and Islamic countries."
The attack "openly reveals (Israel's) motives toward (toward) Syria over the past two years and the criminal thinking aimed at destroying Syria and its army and eliminating its pivotal resistance and rejectionist role to pave the way for unfolding the chapters of a major conspiracy against (Syria) and against our Arab and Muslim peoples."
"Hezbollah which expresses full solidarity with Syria, its army and people, underlines the need for some to be aware of the dangers behind the attack."