Debkafile: “The US, Jordan and Israel are quietly backing the mixed bag of some 30 Syrian rebel factions which Tuesday, Aug. 26, seized control of the Syrian side of the Quneitra crossing, the only transit point between Israeli and Syrian Golan. However – here comes the rub – Al Qaeda elements have permeated all those factions.
The crossing is formally under the control of UNDOF, an international peacekeeping force, which too is falling apart as contingents are recalled by their governments.
Damascus hit back at the rebels Thursday, Aug. 28, by sending the Syrian air force to destroy the new rebel positions. This was a flagrant contravention of Israel-Syrian armistice agreements. The Israeli air force might have been justified in scrambling to combat the Syrian air incursion, but was not ordered to do so.
This appeared to contradict a fact which Israel has kept very dark: The 30 or so Syrian rebel offensive to wrest Quneitra would have stood no chance without Israel’s aid – not just in medical care for their injured, but also in limited supplies of arms, intelligence and food.
Israel acted as a member, along with the US and Jordan, of a support system for rebel groups fighting in southern Syria. Their efforts are coordinated through a war-room which the Pentagon established last year near Amman. The US, Jordanian and Israeli officers manning the facility determine in consultation which rebel factions are provided with reinforcements from the special training camps run for Syrian rebels in Jordan, and which will receive arms.
All three governments understand perfectly that, notwithstanding all their precautions, some of their military assistance is bound to percolate to Al Qaeda’s Syrian arm, Jabhat Al-Nusra, which is fighting in rebel ranks. Neither Washington or Jerusalem or Amman would be comfortable in admitting they are arming Al Qaeda’s Nusra Front in southern Syria.”
Opinion: We wrote on this yesterday. Al Nusra, weakened by the ISIS advance, is seeking control of the Golan Heights, a natural buffer which protects Israel from Syrian, al Qaeda and Hezbollah attacks.
In the Six Day war of 1967, Israel miraculously defeated Egypt, Jordan, and Syria taking back the God-given defense buffers of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, the Golan Heights, and the Sinai Peninsula.
All five areas are critical to Israel’s survival demonstrated by the disastrous land for peace arrangements in Gaza. Progressive left governments have been critical of Israel for holding on to these lands. These criticisms were strengthened by President Obama’s May 19, 2011 speech suggesting that Israel revert back to the ’67 borders cutting the tiny nation in half.
Following that speech, the push for a two-State solution, in violation of God’s law forbidding the dividing of the land (Joel 3:1-2), came front and center.
That the nations didn’t learn from the Gaza give-back of 2005, and the constant Hamas rocket attacks ever since, is evidence that Satan has blinded the world with anti-Semitism.