So, why does a Syrian retaliation necessarily = "a full-scale battle with Israel"? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 07.05.13 | 05:29 (IDT)

    Israel hit Syria with an air raid. It doesn't claim that such an air raid amounts to a "full-scale battle". So why can't Assad launch, say, twenty missiles at an IDF air base and then claim that this doesn't amount to a "full-scale battle" either, just a precisely calculated tit-for-tat? Or is it simply the case that Netanyahu wouldn't be able to stop himself from going Mad Dog Crazy even though, demonstrably, Assad can?

    from the article: Israel’s reported attack on Syria unlikely to draw immediate response from Assad
    First published 03:42 07.05.13 | Last updated 03:42 07.05.13
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