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Israel: The Enemy Of my Enemy Is My Friend

When the Syrian crisis first broke out in 2011, Israel’s role in the destabilisation of Syria was quickly dismissed as a conspiracy theory. However, it’s no secret that Israel from the onset of the conflict has provided logistical, military and medical help to the rebels.

Those who had any doubt about Israel’s role as a saboteur were soon silenced when the UN observers submitted a report strongly indicting Israel’s collaboration with terrorists in Syria.

The reported noted, how over a period of 18 months Israel provided military and medical support. The report went further in stating that the collaboration was taking place with namely, ISIS and Al Nusra militants, the most extreme of the terrorist factions fighting in Syria.

Most notably the report also highlighted how Israel was allowing militants into Israel. It should hardly be a surprise that Al Qaeda affiliated groups in Syria have never attacked or even pledged to strike at Israel.

Richard Silverstein, an Israeli journalist wrote how Israel had set-up a ‘Camp Ashraf-Style’ dwelling just inside of the Israel to wounded militants.

The most shocking revelation about Israel’s role in the Syrian crisis is the fact that they are now procuring oil from the illegally occupied Golan Heights due to a deal hatched with the terrorists.

Al Nusra terrorists paved the way for the drilling of oil in return for military aid. Kamal al-Labwani, a top rebel leader, said, “Why shouldn’t we be able to sell the Golan Heights because it is better than losing Syria and Golan at once.”

This action by the so-called ‘rebels’ is a testament to their duplicitous and treacherous nature. Over the last four years I have been hearing the militants garner support by stating that Syria resisting Israel is a mere myth. Further adding that Assad allowed the Golan Heights to be occupied. Yet, the dollar signs rang in their eyes when Israel offered them cash and weapons.

Why?

The militants and all those that support them conveniently forget that the late Hafez Al-Assad went to war with Israel in 1973 to regain the stolen land.

It’s for this very reason that Syria has posed a threat to the security of Israel since 1973 and due to Syria’s ties with Hezbollah and the Palestinian resistance.

Israel even colluded with the Muslim Brotherhood in the 1980’s when they revolted against Hafez Al-Assad. Ex CIA Case Officer, Robert Baer described the Muslim Brotherhood as their “surrogates” in trying to topple Hafez Al-Assad.

The current proxy war playing out in Syria is a result of a strategy to guarantee the security of Israel. In the late 1990’s the Zionists together with their American cohorts devised the Clean Break Report and the Plan for a New American Century. In a nutshell the plans laid bare the survival of the Zionist state by enforcing regime change in the region and in the case of Syria – containment by proxy war – for the greater Israel.

The plans for the greater Israel stem from the divide and rule policy of the imperial powers, which was implemented after the Balfour declaration. Where namely Britain and France carved out states from the Great Syria and the wider Arab world on sectarian and ethnic lines. Specifically in Syria, Druze and Alawite enclaves were created, while drawing the line at Lebanon to create a mostly Shia state. It’s little wonder then, that the Free Syrian Army choose to don the French colonial three star national flag.

Israel wants to exploit the ethnic and sectarian divisions in Syria to create warring satellite states that will no longer pose a threat to them. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that the Arab states that once were a threat to Israel are now embroiled in their own internal struggles.

“Syria will fall apart, in accordance with its ethnic and religious structure, into several states such as in present day Lebanon, so that there will be a Shia Alawi state along its coast, a Sunni state in Damascus hostile to its northern neighbor, and the Druzes who will set up a state, may be even in our Golan, and certainly in the Hauran and in northern Jordan. This state of affairs will be the guarantee for peace ad security in the area in the long run, and that aim is already within our reach today.”

Oded Yinon, “A strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties.”

Written by Sara Yasmin Anwar

Sara is a freelance journalist specialising in politics of the Middle East and Arab affairs.

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