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Syria seethes, vows Dire Revenge™ over Israeli air strike
Syria threatened dire revenge on Thursday to retaliate for an Israeli airstrike and its ally Iran said there will be repercussions for the Jewish state over the attack.

Syria sent a letter to the UN Secretary-General stressing the country's "right to defend itself, its territory and sovereignty" and holding Israel and its supporters accountable.

"Israel and those who protect it at the Security Council are fully responsible for the repercussions of this aggression," the letter from Syria's Foreign Ministry said.

The Syrian military denied there was any weapons convoy and said low-flying Israeli jets had crossed into their country over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights to bomb a scientific research center near Damascus.
"What kind of research?"
"Scientific research!"
It said the target was in the area of Jamraya, northwest of Damascus and about 15 kilometers (10 miles) from the Lebanese border.

Maj. Gen. Abdul-Aziz Jassem al-Shallal, who in December became one of the most senior Syrian army officers to defect, told The Associated Press by telephone from Turkey that the site they said was targeted is a "major and well-known" center to develop weapons known as the Scientific Research Center.
See? Both sides are correct!
Al-Shallal, who until his defection was commander of the military police, said no chemical or nonconventional weapons are at the site. He added that foreign experts, including Russians and Iranians, are usually present at such centers.

Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul-Karim Ali threatened retribution for the Israeli airstrike, saying Damascus "has the option and the capacity to surprise in retaliation."
Well, you do have the option, though capacity looks a little iffy...
He told Hezbollah's al-Ahd news website that it was up to the relevant authorities to prepare the retaliation and choose the time and place.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry summoned Major-General Iqbal Singh Singha, the head of mission and force commander for United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) on the Golan Heights, to complain about the Israeli violation. At UN headquarters in New York, deputy UN spokesman Eduardo del Buey said: "UNDOF did not observe any planes flying over the area of separation, and therefore was not able to confirm the incident." UNDOF also reported bad weather conditions, he said.
"Nothing! We saw nothing! Tell them, Hogan!"
Hezbollah condemned the attack as "barbaric aggression" and said it "expresses full solidarity with Syria's command, army and people."
While it stays in its hidey-holes...
Posted by:Steve White

#4  At least with Bob you knew whose side he was on AND he never pretended to be giving news.

I'd give him a job in PR and marketing anytime had he lived.

He actually makes more sense than Piers or Rachel or even 60 minutes.
Posted by: Bill Clinton   2013-02-01 13:59  

#3  The seething reminds one of Baghdad Bob: Best (or worst) of BB. Baghdad Bob apparently retired from the MSM in 2003. His spirit lives on in the U.S.
Posted by: JohnQC   2013-02-01 10:16  

Posted by: junkiron   2013-02-01 07:46  

#1  See also WAFF > SYRIA, IRAN THREATEN RETALIATION AGZ ISRAEL [implications = inferences agz "Tel Aviv" proper].

* RELATED SAME > SYRIA PROTEST OVER ISRAEL ATTACK, WARNS OF "SURPRISE" [counter-response], agz Israel at its own leisure = discretion.



* CHINESE MILITARY FORUM > [BBC News] WILLIAM HAGUE: I'M NOT CONDEMNING ISRAEL OVER "ATTACK" ON SYRIA, but prefers to focus on the root/basic causes of the ongoing Syrian Crisis.
Posted by: JosephMendiola   2013-02-01 01:06