Syria Responds to Israeli Aggression
by Stephen Lendman
In response to Israel's overnight Friday terror-bombing of Syria's Mezzeh military airport, an army spokesman said "Syria('s) army command and armed forces warn Israel of the repercussions of the flagrant attack and stresses its continued fight against (this) terrorism and amputate the arms of the perpetrators."
Syria's Foreign Ministry sent identical letters to newly appointed UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Security Council president Olof Skoog.
Words weren't minced condemning what happened, following numerous previous Israeli acts of aggression - state terrorism against a sovereign independent country, attempting to provoke a Syrian military response leading to greater conflict than already.
The latest incident also aimed to undermine peace talks scheduled to begin in Astana, Kazakhstan on January 23.
Syria's Foreign Ministry said Israeli aggression is jointly planned with Western and regional rogue states, wanting its sovereignty destroyed, hegemonic control replacing it.
The latest attack followed Aleppo's liberation, continued advances by Syrian and allied forces on the ground, as well as upcoming peace talks.
Damascus called on the international community to intervene responsibly to halt Israeli aggression.
Following overnight Friday's incident, Syrian General Rajab Deeb said government forces' "first response to the Israeli aggression will be suppression of the dangerous terrorists affiliated with the Israeli regime in Beit Jen in the Western countryside of Damascus."
Operations will be intensified, he said, with no further elaboration. Syria won't be provoked into attacking Israel directly. Its overstretched military is no match against the US-supported IDF.
What's ahead in Syria depends largely on Trump's geopolitical agenda.
If he diverges from Washington's longstanding permanent war policy to focus more on rebuilding America, there's hope for conflict resolution - as long as he's able to avoid impeachment or assassination.
Challenging America's military, industrial, scoundrel media complex makes him a marked man. If he goes the right way geopolitically, he may not be around very long.
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