It’s amateur hour at the White House as the Obama administration continues to get the middle finger from Syria, Iran and Hezbollah. The man consistently refuses to get tough with these rogue regimes, even his envoy, John Kerry got sent packing by Damascus. It looks like that they could care less whether the US has reopened its embassy there, that was another bone headed move by Obama. KGS
Israel is likely to send a “calibrated signal” to Hezbollah and Syria by launching a precise airstrike against a weapons convoy are increasing, the Times of London reported Friday, following reports of Israeli plans to bomb a Syrian arms convey as it crossed the border into Lebanon. The Israeli strike was reportedly called off at the last minute.Friday’s report covered tensions in the region, and cited satellite images of secret arms depots in Syria, in which surface-to-surface missiles destined for Hezbollah are stored. The report said the Times has been shown images of one such site, located in a compound near the town of Adra, northeast of Damascus. The site reportedly includes living quarters for Hezbollah fighters, arms sheds and a fleet of trucks used for transferring weapons. The facility is believed to be one of several used as a base for weapons deliveries.“Hezbollah is allowed to operate this site freely,” a security source told the paper. “They often move the arms in bad weather when Israeli satellites are unable to track them.” The weapons in question are either of Syrian origin, or are delivered from Iran by sea or by air. A UN report obtained by the AP indicated that North Korea is supplying nuclear and other military technology in large quantities to Syria and Iran.It was recently reported that Syria transferred Scud missiles to the Shiite organization. The Times report claims that only two missiles were transferred, which American and Israeli intelligence sources believe have been stored in underground bunkers in the Bekaa Valley. In light of the tight surveillance, one source said that Hezbollah may be considering returning the missiles.Earlier this month, Yossi Baidatz, head of the Israeli Military Intelligence research department, said the recent transfer of arms to Hezbollah was just the “tip of the iceberg.” The Times confirmed this assessment, reporting that the M-600 missiles Hezbollah posses grant the organization unprecedented accuracy that threatens strategic facilities inside Israel.After the Israeli strike on one of the arms convoys was called off, reportedly around the time of Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah’s visit to Damascus along with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Israel depended on American diplomatic efforts to put an end to the deliveries. But according to Western intelligence sources, the failure of these efforts increase the chances of a targeted Israeli attack against a weapons warehouse or delivery.