The Battle to Push Iran Out of Syria Escalates

(i24News) Yaakov Lappin - Israel is conducting a proactive defense, working to prevent the Iranians from building their own war machine in Syria, and pointing it at Israel. If Iran has its way, Syria will be covered with Iranian missile bases, as well as cross-border attack bases for future raids against Israel by pro-Iranian forces, like Hizbullah and Shi'ite militias. Under Iran's grand vision, a Shi'ite army of 100,000 militiamen under Tehran's command would grow in Syria. Israel is signaling that it is prepared to do anything necessary to prevent this from happening. Former National Security Adviser Maj.-Gen. Yaakov Amidror said Monday, "We are ready for an escalation in order to stop the Iranians from building an independent war machine in Syria. This is such an important goal that we are ready for an escalation....Now the ball is in the Iranian court and they have to make a decision. If they retaliate, this means there will be an escalation on the ground." The writer is an associate researcher at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University.

2019-01-22 00:00:00

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