The Syrian threat is real, but in this case, used as an excuse - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Natallie Durson
    • 01.06.07 | 07:02 (IDT)

    The next war with Syria will be nothing like those that have gone before. The Syrians have a small ill-equipped army and airforce which will not figure into a war. According to reliable Israeli sources, Syria has invested in three things: (1) a large number of advanced Russian made guided missles with non-conventional warheads which can reach anywhere in Israel. (2) the latest Russian anti-aircraft weapons, and (3) five battalions, especially trained to enter Israel and conduct operations. The Syrian threat is very real, but is most likely to be used in a total war and in conjunction with an attack from Iran, with whom they have a mutual defense agreement. The war they plan will be over in 48 hours, before the Americans can play a role and is meant to be used in reply to an Israeli attack on either country.

    from the article: IDF: No Gaza ground operation due to fear of war with Syria
    First published 00:00 01.06.07 | Last updated 00:00 01.06.07
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