since 1948 and that includes Syria.
Furthermore, when bullets, etc fly across the border....expect a response
2. Free Syria Army?
It seems that the lunatics took over the asylum...
3. THIS IS INDICATIVE OF THE PARANOIA & MISHUGAAS THAT...
inhabits all sides in the Syrian civil war. Keep in mind that "no good deed will go unpunished!" craziness rules.
Obvious approach for US, Israel: if at all possible, stay out of the mess! (even the Turks seem to have figured that one out...)
If Israel is provoked it should respond as low-key as possible, taking out the source of fire. Otherwise, let them keep shooting at each other...
Too many bad players deliberately seeking full scale Israel involvement...
4. Assad's army says Israel is assisting the Rebels
Well we can't be helping both right? These rebels are just as anti-israel as Assad is. We should keep a close eye on them when they transition to power.
5. They LIVE to Lie
Why do Arabs live to lie. It's as if realty is too much to bare.
Dr. Langhorne ,
6. Everyone in charge of Israel but Israel, WHY?
Bunnie Meyer ,
Los Angeles, CA USA
and up yours too. your so called "free" syrian army, your assad alawites, stuff the lot of you, to hell with all of you. As far as we Israelis are concerned we have no interest in your pissing contest. We sincerely wish all sides a glorious victory till none of you are left caring about. This is just another round what you arabs have been doing for over a thousand years, but as long as your busy killing each other then you live up to your glorious reputation.
8. I don't think Israel cares ....
.... whether the shells that land in Israel were fired by the Syrian military or by the terrorist rebels. Both sides just need to keep THEIR squabble on THEIR side of the border. Otherwise, Israel rolls over both. It doesn't get much simpler than that to understand, does it?
Sarah B ,
U.S.A. / Israel
9. The way things look with these fanatics I prefer Assad
More Syrians regret these civil and many today prefer Assad's secular Syria that one run by Alquaida and Company.
Like all the arabs now they are blaming Israel. Who ever looses Israel is to blame.
If you guys dont want Israel shooting better take your war someplace else.
10. Gd BLESS & PROTECT the IDF
vinnie gambini ,
11. Re Syria
I am rooting for both sides in the Syrian conflict - just as I did during the Iran-Iraq war.
12. fancy missile.......
"The missile fired by the IDF was an advanced Tammuz missile, an advanced electro-optic missile, based on Spike long-range missile technology." Sounds like a pretty expensive missile to shoot off for no particular reason other than to just "send a message"... was that entirely necessary? Shooting another cheap mortar back at them probably would have worked just fine I'd think...
13. My message to the terrorists
We will return any and all fire that comes here.
If you don't like it - too fucking bad
14. Syria, keep the war to yourselves
When you fire into Israel,we'll respond, in kind, with interest added
The last time Syria attacked their Airfarce was decimated
BEN JABO (MACHAL) ,
15. Who wants to meddle in their war
Let them kill each other, thats their problem, please dont let it be ours.
Each side is as bad as the other, loony nutters.
16. Israel Must support FSA
Israel needs to support the future of Syria. Stop betting on the wrong horse as Bibi did by supporting Romney over Obama.
Be sure, the Freedom Syrian Army will win because they are getting Support from the US and Europe and the wealthy Arab countries.
Bibi has been a disaster making the wrong bets instaed of preparing Israel to accommodate a new environment.
17. #2, you got that right!
Turkey needs to shut its gob. Ankara's womanish meddling and screaming to the media will do more damage than any shelling. Syria wants quiet from us, they need to stop hitting our bases and towns. Those were NOT stray shells, they were AIMED.
18. #16 Avi
#1, um..., that's "Virginia" NOT "Verginia".
#2, Bibi most certainly did not bet on the wrong horse, YOU and the American people did, as you will unfortunately see as the next 4 years plays out. You will deeply regret your vote. #3, new environment? You actually believe things will be new? And what flavor kool aide is your favorite? You will see. You leftists will be buried in your pipe dreams.
19. Boobs! Learn how to shoot straight!
This mix of Syrians and jihadists and plain old muslim-fanatic-i-wanna-killemall-lemme-at-ems obviously need to do a remedial course in mortar firing.
You don't fight on one side of the border and "mistakenly" fire at Israel unless you are a) totally incompetent with a mortar b) your donkey kicked the launcher just as you popped in a round or c) interested in firing a few rounds at those zionists.
If they want us to "stay out" of their fight, then don't bring your fight to us.
Brian Cohen ,
Judean Peoples Front
20. #12 Jeff
The missile elegantly and aparently intentionally missed the target, to "deliver a message". We "deliver messages" ever since Oslo. You need a very acurate missile for this new kind of fighting, otherwise you may hit your enemy. Oh, boy...
21. It will be a complete nightmare
for Israel, WHEN Assad is overthrown by a group who now percieve that Israel has come down on the side of Assad militarily.
The current government of Israel seems to not think through it's actions and look at the consequences
Sarah B ,
22. #3 Rafi
easy for you to say living in the US. Sounds like you have drank the Obama kool aid to apologize to even be on the face of the earth when shelled. Sorry, not happening. This isn't a little girl provoking soldiers incident.
23. I don't think Israel should take sides ...
... in this Great Islamistic Socialistic Slaughteristic (for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Suria) Revolution, it should spread its responses wisely among both sides of the conflict and fairly invest one Tammuz into the heads of each camp, instead of hitting an empty barn light years away, so that neither side can later complain they were omitted (bet they'd complain anyway).
Karlovy Vary, CZ
24. The FSA
And this is the FSA saying these things, the supposed "good guys"! As bad as Assad is, there has been no war with Syria for 40 years almost, and at least he is not an Islamist. Given that Islamists are increasingly dominating within the rebels, whatever comes after Assad may be much worse then Assad himself.
25. #16 Avi in "Verginia"
Number 18 is right on when he wrote about you enjoying a drink of Obama's Kool Aid.
You stated the FSA will win because they are getting support from the US and Europe. Excuse me, are these the same dopes that supported the Al Kadia (sp, but who cares) in Lybia, and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt's overthrow, and the butchers in Sudan, the terrorist in Gaza, and the US selling guns to the Mexican cartel? Hmm? Nice bunch to support.
Do you really think the FSA will support you when you become a third world country?
We can sit back and look how Sunni Jihadists slaughter an Alawi dictator.
Now imagine if Labor, Meretz and Kadima managed to surrender to Golan to Assad...
We got really lucky.
israel israeli ,
27. Nr.8.Exactly !.
28. THank you #7
You said it so well i felt a profound sense of relief and now i dont have to write anything but this little thank you letter. So thank you!
29. But I thought we were blamed to support the Syrian uprising?
Didn't we hear Assad many times blame "Zionist agents" for helping the rebels to topple his government?
And now we get blamed by the rebels that we support Assad?
Aww shucks, all sides blame us... :(
30. Don't use the border as
A buffer zone, that is a safe haven. The action creeps over, the IDF or whoever on other borders respond. Making it a safe area. The FSA operate out of those areas, knowing the limits on Assad to respond.