"Israeli warplanes hit two separate areas near Syria’s capital of Damascus yesterday, including a facility at the city’s international airport, and reveals Tel Aviv’s role in the destabilzation of Syria and aiding Islamic insurgents inside Syria." - "Aiding ISIS: Israel bombs Syria for fifth time in 18 months, gives arms, medical aid to militants" 21st Century Wire, December 8, 2014.Israel's periodic attacks on Syria's military facilities, research centers, high-tech weapons, is proof of its courage and military brazenness. And this has to be respected.
Israel can attack Syria all it wants because there isn't a thing that Syria has done in return, which speaks to the Assad regime's lack of seriousness about confronting the threat from Israel. Its hostility towards the Israeli state is merely rhetorical and political.
Since the destabilization and balkanization of Syria began, its economy has been totally ruined, it has a sprawling refugee population that spans many countries and whose future is as uncertain as ever, and its sovereignty has been attacked by a whole collection of states, militias, and adventurous fighters.
And what has the Assad regime done to retaliate against the lawless transgressors such as Israel, Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, France, England, and above all, the United States?
In the case of the United States, the Assad regime has welcomed its planes to drop bombs on its oil infrastructure above its skies in the name of "degrading and destroying" a transnational Jihadist terrorist group that Washington itself had a hand in creating. This is a comedy on an epic scale.
Israel isn't afraid of the Assad regime. Why the hell would it be?
This is a country that attacked an American ship during the busy days of the Cold War in the 1960s and then made President Johnson and subsequent American presidents shut up about the incident.
This is a country who assassinated a top Iranian nuclear scientist on the busy streets of Tehran a few years ago and then more or less bragged about it.
And you know what happened when Israel trangressed against America and Iran? Absolutely nothing.
So its no surprise that its brazenness and gutsiness only grows with each transgression. And don't count on the Assad regime to stop the pattern. It will whine about Israeli strikes on its territory, but to actually retaliate is something else, and the Assad regime already has its hands full with the U.S.-sponsored religious terrorists in Daesh so it isn't prepared to strike back.