Isreal’s red line crossed. Expect Iran to jump in.
Hagel says Pentagon ready to attack Iran.
Hillary hinted yesterday of a US attack.
Skull and Bones Kerry good to go.
Its on – major shit-hitting-fan event about to unfold.
Report: Hizbullah Already Has Syrian Chemical Weapons
A report in a Saudi newspaper quoted Syrian rebel groups as saying that Syria had already last year transferred chemical weapons to Hizbullah.
Israel has said that transfer of such weapons would be a “red line” which Jerusalem could not ignore, essentially a declaration of war by Syria and Hizbullah against Israel.
The report in the Al-Wattan newspaper quoted a rebel spokesperson as saying that the transfer took place over a 40 day period in February and March 2012.
The shipment included at least two tons of mustard gas, along long range missiles that could reach within 300 kilometers into Israel that were capable of carrying chemical weapons.
Hizbullah: Israeli Attack Aimed at Syria
Both Hizbullah and Russia condemned Israel a day after the attack on a convoy carrying Russian-made SA-17 anti-aircraft missiles
The U.S. has broken its silence over Israel’s strike on a Syrian weapons convoy transporting weapons to Lebanon.
According to reports published Thursday in The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, American officials said overnight Wednesday that Jerusalem had informed Washington about the attack.
Israel told U.S. officials it had launched an air strike on a convoy carrying Russian-made SA-17 anti-aircraft missiles from Syria to Hizbullah terrorist bases along the border with Lebanon.
Israel on Thursday was tight-lipped over Syrian claims it had bombed a military site near Damascus, while stressing that any transfer of advanced weaponry to Lebanon’s Hezbollah would cross a red line.
The Syrian army said the strike, which took place early on Wednesday, had targeted a “scientific research centre” near Damascus, with local residents telling AFP it was a non-conventional weapons research centre.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, US officials told The New York Times that they had been notified of the strike by Israel, and believed the target was a convoy carrying anti-aircraft weaponry near Damascus that was intended for Hezbollah.
‘Assad transferred chemical weapons to Hezbollah’
‘Al-Watan’ reports Syrian regime passed non-conventional weapons to the group in 2012, including missiles, mustard gas.
Analysis: Syria center long been on Israel’s radar
Reported air strike appears to have targeted site that fits definition of Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center, which has been labeled a state organization responsible for developing biological, chemical weapons.
‘Placing Iron Dome in North shows Israel prepared’
Report: Syria Airstrike Targeted Chemical Weapons Center
Lebanese news website reports that the target of an airstrike near Damascus was a chemical weapons center.
US forces in Jordan on alert
Lebanese sources later reported a Russian Mig-31 fighter had crossed over Sinai Wednesday in the direction of Israel. It veered west over the Mediterranean after encountering an Israeli warning not to intrude into its air space and continued flying over Lebanon.
Military sources say that the only external military force in the eastern Mediterranean region is a fleet of 18 Russian warships, which includes landing-craft – among the largest in the Russian Navy – with 2,000 marines aboard.
Turkish units on the Syrian border are on high preparedness
So too are the US air force units stationed at the Turkish Incerlik air base, the US special forces deployed at the Jordanian Mafraq air facility and the American, German and Dutch Patriot missile interceptors deployed in Turkey opposite Syria.
Israel has been on high alert since last week.
The prevailing estimate in military and intelligence circles in Washington and NATO capitals is that the Israeli air attack on the Syrian military site near Damascus was but the opening shot for the coming round of military blows they expect to be exchanged in the near future between Israel, Syria and Hizballah, with Iran possibly waiting in the wings for a chance to pitch in.
NATO monitors the situation in Syria closely and is keen to protect Turkey: spokesman
Witnesses say Shabiha forces raped 42 women and girls in Al Huswayieh
Al Qaeda warns of ‘shocking’ attack on USA
A jihadist website posted a new threat by al Qaeda this week that promises to conduct “shocking” attacks on the United States and the West.
The posting appeared on the Ansar al Mujahidin network Sunday and carried the headline, “Map of al Qaeda and its future strikes.”
The message, in Arabic, asks: “Where will the next strike by al Qaeda be?” A translation was obtained by Inside the Ring.
“The answer for it, in short: The coming strikes by al Qaeda, with God’s Might, will be in the heart of the land of nonbelief, America, and in France, Denmark, other countries in Europe, in the countries that helped and are helping France, and in other places that shall be named by al Qaeda at other times,” the threat states.
Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/30/inside-the-ring-new-al-qaeda-threat/#ixzz2JYu3V0uN
Iran threatens ‘serious consequences’ for Tel Aviv
In wake of reported IAF strike on Syria, Iran issues threat to Israel; Hezbollah, Russia condemn alleged attack on a military research center in Damascus.
In the wake of reported Israeli air strike on a Syrian weapons center, Iran issued a threat to Israel on Thursday.
The Iranian regime’s English language mouthpiece, Press TV, quoted a deputy foreign minister as saying that the “strike on Syria will have serious consequences for Tel Aviv.” The official did not elaborate.
Russia concerned with Israeli ‘attack’ in Syria
Russia said on Thursday it was very concerned about reports of an Israeli attack in Syria and that any such action, if confirmed, would amount to unacceptable military interference in the war-ravaged country.
The remarks were issued as Hezbollah called on the international community to condemn the alleged strike.
ISRAELI NAVY INTERCEPTS SHIP CARRYING ADVANCED WEAPONRY
Anti-aircraft missiles, munitions were destined for Lebanon
Security officials said the weapons seizure took place three weeks ago and has been kept under wraps until now.
The officials said the ship flew a Qatari flag and was registered to a Qatari company.
They said the ship contained advanced weapons, including anti-aircraft missiles.
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