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Mr. Nobel Peace Prize Works His Magic: Israel Now at War With Syria?

Posted on | March 24, 2013 | 17 Comments

All it took was an Obama trip to the Mideast, and suddenly everything seems to be flying completely sideways:

Reuters is reporting that Israel has fired upon and destroyed a machine gun position in the Golan Heights. It is unclear at this moment whether this is merely spillover from the Syrian civil war or whether this is a new front opening for Israel in the middle east.
Israeli Spokesman Ofir Gendelman stated on his Twitter page, Israeli forces “destroyed a Syrian machine gun nest that fired twice in the last 24 hours on Israeli patrols operating to safeguard the border.”

Meanwhile, there are confused and conflicting reports as to whether Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has been shot by an Iranian bodyguard.

UPDATE: Erik Ortiz of the New York Daily News:

Online reports of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s death appeared greatly exaggerated Sunday.
Arab media said Assad was purportedly shot by one of his Iranian bodyguards Saturday night and was in serious condition.
He was supposedly taken to Al-Shami Hospital in Damascus, where surrounding roads were closed off.
Israel News One’s website even reported that Assad had been “assassinated.”
But online updates said the Syrian leader’s shooting was false and that he  was alive and in high spirits. The conflicting reports highlight the chaos that  continues to engulf the country, which has been mired in a bloody civil war for  two years.

It’s impossible to know exactly what’s going on in this kind of situation unless you can independently confirm the reports, which I can’t.

Meanwhile, it’s hard not to notice that while Obama worked actively to encourage the overthrow of the regimes in Egypt and Libya, he’s been willing to let this situation in Syria — where Assad is essentially an Iranian puppet — linger for two years.

UPDATE II: Daniel Halper at the Weekly Standard:

On Friday, President Barack Obama left Israel, after spending a couple days with the leaders of America’s closest ally in the region.
Now today, two days later, Israel has acknowledged that it fired at a military position in Syria. . . .
The sequence of events leads one to ask, what did the two leaders, Obama and Netanyahu, discuss regarding Syria when they met multiple times this last week in Jerusalem? And what did they agree to do to deal with the Syria issue?

Just another wonderful coincidence for the Lightworker.

UPDATE III: Andrew O’Shea at ViralRead is still updating on whether or not Assad has been shot and is or is not dead.



17 Responses to “Mr. Nobel Peace Prize Works His Magic: Israel Now at War With Syria?”

    March 24th, 2013 @ 6:09 pm

    @smitty_one_each He thought Rodman one upped him with N. Korea. Getting Israel on the hook for a war is bigger than N. Korea’s empty threats

  2. Bob Belvedere
    March 24th, 2013 @ 6:22 pm

    This is what, perhaps, angers me about Leftists in positions of power the most: they are so Goddamn ignorant that they proceed along with their naive little ideological games without having a fucking clue of the consequences of their cretinous stupidity.

    Damn them all to the lowest rungs of Hell.

  3. Mike G.
    March 24th, 2013 @ 6:23 pm

    Preach on Brother Bob.

  4. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 24th, 2013 @ 6:31 pm

    President Obama has a gift doesn’t he?

  5. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 24th, 2013 @ 6:32 pm

    You are at your best when angry Bob.

  6. Mike G.
    March 24th, 2013 @ 7:42 pm

    The latest news via is that the jews manufactured an articulated robot that looks like Assad.

  7. Adjoran
    March 24th, 2013 @ 8:13 pm

    How long can Israel afford to stand aside if the chemical weapons in Syria are not secure? As to Assad, his fate is certain; the only question is the timing. The Iranians were happy to use him as a client, but they aren’t going to give asylum to an Alawite. He should have thought of this before he ticked off the Saudis.

    We, unfortunately, have nearly another four years of malicious buffoonery to survive, unless an Iranian bodyguard shows up.

  8. rmnixondeceased
    March 24th, 2013 @ 8:19 pm

    Plenty of racks there as I hear tell …

  9. Quartermaster
    March 24th, 2013 @ 8:23 pm

    They are the way they are because they never got past 16 mentally. When you’re 16, it’s rare that you thought much ahead. You just wanted to have some fun and nothing could possibly go wrong. The news, of course, tells a much different story on both counts.

  10. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 24th, 2013 @ 8:28 pm
  11. Christy Waters
    March 24th, 2013 @ 9:20 pm

    Are those the same ones who are responsible for the articulated robot that’s living in the White House?

  12. Mike G.
    March 24th, 2013 @ 9:22 pm

    One and the same I reckon.

  13. Patrick Carroll
    March 25th, 2013 @ 2:42 am

    Well, they do change the state of play.

  14. Patrick Carroll
    March 25th, 2013 @ 2:44 am

    Nobody expects the Iranian bodyguard!!!!!

    (No, that really didn’t come off as desired. Sorry. It’ll get bettah.)

  15. K-Bob
    March 25th, 2013 @ 3:17 am

    …articulated and cleanly, with no robot accent, if it wants to.

  16. K-Bob
    March 25th, 2013 @ 3:19 am

    Some funny guy at FreeRepublic said Assad is still unharmed: the guard fired four times at Assad’s chin, and missed.

    ark, ark, ark

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