Does Israel Want Regional War?
Netanyahu is a world class thug.
Israel and America are longstanding imperial partners. Washington OK's naked aggression on Syria. Doing so declared war. Admitting it may or may not follow later.
Events require close watching. Disturbing ones occur regularly. Late Sunday, Tyre, Lebanon was rocked. A suspicious explosion occurred.
Lebanon's Future TV said an "Israeli aircraft might have detonated an electronic transmission device. Hizbollah cordoned off the area."
Lebanon's NNA news agency said "Israeli aircraft did not leave Lebanese airspace over the South all through the day."
Lebanon's Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour said "Israeli jets continue to invade Lebanon's airspace every day. We must stand up against the Israeli attacks but not just with calls, statements and condemnation."
Overflying another country's airspace without permission violates international law. Israel does it regularly. Lebanon is violated multiple times daily. Doing so is longstanding.
Tyre is in southern Lebanon. It's about 12 miles from Israel's border. Lebanese media accused Israel of striking.
Reports followed days of IAF "mock raids." Some claim Israel targeted a Hezbollah listening post. Others said a communications site.
Hezbollah reported the strike. Later its initial account changed. It now blames a "stun gun" or stun grenade.
Little more is known at this time. Israel maintains silence. What follows bears watching.
Mossad-connected DEBKAfile said Israel's air force maintains a "round-the-clock blanket over the (Syrian/Lebanese) border area. It is constantly monitoring the traffic moving across and is ready to prevent any arms traffic."
It imposed its own "no-fly" zone and buffer area. Make no mistake. Washington OK'd doing it. It violates international law. More attacks may be forthcoming. Greater conflict may follow. Lebanon may be involved. Anything ahead is possible.
On February 3, the Sunday Times headlined "Israel plans defence buffer inside Syria," saying:
"A 10-mile strip filled with troops and tanks is being considered to fend off Islamists should Assad fall."