Time for Israel to Do a Little Warmongering in Syria

Only by convincing Assad and his allies that Israel is actually itching for a fight can we successfully deter Syrian retribution, now and in the future.

In the past 48 hours, Israeli officials have gone to great lengths to emphasize that Israel is not interested in escalating the conflict with Syria. Israel is not coming to the aid of the rebels, officials stress, but rather is only attempting to prevent strategic arms transfers to Hezbollah (pursuant to UN Security Council resolution 1701).

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