Syria doesn't need Israel's help to destabilize itself. Syria is doing fine on its own.
If we wanted to make some kind of decisive blow, we would have, but this was just to stop an arms transfer to lebanon.
Jacob E ,
3. A tyrant??
"Assad: Strike aimed at destabilizing Syria"
I though Assad was a tyrant! I was wrong!! He is the best comedian ever!!
4. Does Syria really need help in this?
They seem to be destabilizing their country well enough on their own without our help.
M. Davison ,
5. Syria destabilized b4 all this hullabaloo.
6. Once again blame Israel when this...
has nothing to do with them. Israel is destabilizing Syria? Tens of thousands get murdered under Assad's regime and lets turn our attention to a completely irrelevant issue where we can foster hatred and make people forget whats really at issue... yes the blowing up of a weapons cache headed into terrorists hands by a democratic neighboring nation. Clearly this issue aimed at preserving the life of civilized people is what is destabilizing Syria... we thank you for clearing up this matter- and knew it was Israels fault from day 1 as is global warming, the banking crisis, and world hunger. This obvious deflection tactic is common in the Arab world and its actually funny seeing it play out because its become predictable. Destroy everything you touch and then blame the Jews... how utterly sad. Arabs need the conflict with Israel so they can constantly deflect from the lack of progress they should have made rather than the circa 400 A.D. lives they continue to lead. I'm sick of these worthless people contributing NOTHING to society and how come Obama and the U.S. havent intervened in these massacres yet yet waste our time in other countries with a much lower death toll? Think about it people...
David M ,
7. De-stabilised Assad
Is the regime so weak that Assad believes an attack on an arms convoy could weaken and
de-stabilise Syria? Perhaps it is,otherwise the uprising would have ended soon after it started.
Now the Syrian regime would show
great leadership by not responding to Israel's efforts to protect itself from terror regimes and those that support them.
Get Real ,
8. Assad's comment to be expected...
...question is..who's left to genuinely believe him?
I shan't waste my time trying to make a list.
9. Syria and Egypt BOTH will soon crash on their own.
Beni B ,
10. Why is assad boasting about confronting threats, when the
threat ALREADY con ,
fronted his country?
11. I suport the strike with reservations.
OK I am an American of Palestinian descent and as much as it pains me to say this but I support Israel's strike in Syria. The reason I say this is that I would hate for these WMD's to be used on anyone and I honestly don't trust the Syrian opposition if they get their hands on the arms. I feel conflicted by the whole Syrian civil war on one hand I think that Bashar is a despot that needs to go and on the other hand the opposition seems to be more Islamist by the day and this does not bode well for the Christian minorities there which are estimated to be around 20%. The so-called Arab Spring has not turned out well in any of the other countries. Egypt is in shambles and Tunisia which was the most secular Arab country has the Salafists to grapple with. What a mess the region is in right now. I am glad to be in the good ole USA.
12. Israel sole raison de entre is war
As long as the ME is caught up in the numerous Israel instigated wars the destruction and destabilization of the ME will continue and the illegal occupation and illegal settlement construction in Palestine will also continue.
13. Just a heads up so you all know if this is published
The Sunday times is reporting that Netanyahu is preparing to make a 45 mile deep buffer jone within the Purple Line
I know it's the Sunday Times, but it usually has very good sources within Israel as was seen with Mordechai Vanunu.
Looks like during the last election Netanyahu forgot to inform us we were voting for a Lebanon 3
Sarah B ,
14. #13 Sarah nice story but false
Yet more racist propaganda from the anti-Semites in London.
Is there no moronic lies that you won't support against Israel? Get your stupid head out of your ass and look around. Israel has no intention of doing anything remotely close to that
15. Lydia #12
Your sole reason to exist is only to bash Israel. You really ought to be posting on Haaretz with the other kooks. I'm sure Melissa would welcome you.
Left Coast, USA
You mean Syria was stable before? Get a grip.
17. How do you destabilize something already destabilized
18. A Tyrant with a sense of humor?
Assad may well end his political career by switching to Stand Up Comedy.
Israel needs to destabilize Syria like fish need to learn how to swim!
Koose E Mack ,
19. #13 London SUNDAY TIMES is only for wrapping Fish and Chips!
if you would have resided in israel proper, you'd be as safe as you are in the usa and probably as free as well.
go to israel and see how all the arab propaganda is an absolute lie!
Obviously Israel is responsible for thousands of years of arab bloodshed. I guess Israel is responsible for the riots in Egypt. Israel caused Assad to slaughter 40,000 civilians ! Israel caused Bin-Laden to destroy the twin towers, Israel caused Gaddafi's madness in Libya. Israel caused Saddam to torture and murder thousands. Maybe Israel caused arafat to syphon off billions to his private accounts (now enjoyed by Suha). Wake up and smell the roses. Arabs cause arab bloodshed. 96% of all the world's conflicts involve muslims. I guess that's Israel's fault too.
22. Assad the butcher of Syria thought he could keep WMD's
assad is too immature and unintelligent to know that israel will not allow him to stockpile wmd's while also alligning himself with the terror state of iran and its terror proxy hezbollah. israel will not allow any actor in the region to pose an existential threat to her.
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,
23. Syria is already a mess
Come on Mr Assad, get a grip on reality here! Your country has been destabilized for a long time already. If your only realizing this now, then I don't know where you've been for all this time. Didn't you at first say it was outside influences, then Al Quaida and other Terrorist who were trying to destabilize your country. Now that has switched to Israel. Stop blaming Israel for everything. It is awful how everything that happens is always blamed on Israel. It is time, that you and your buddies from Iran, Hezbollah...acknowledge and accept the existence of Israel. Stop blaming Israel for everything and look at yourself and your buddies. All of you are doing a fantastic job in destabilizing not just Syria, but the whole Middle East yourselves.
24. to #12 Lydia - leave Australia! You don't belong here.