Wonder Why the Middle East Is Blowing Up and a Major War Appears Inevitable? Israel Has Been Funding Syrian Rebels for Years

by Robert Carbery

Yesterday, I wrote about the U.S. decision to shoot down a Syrian Air Force plane out of the sky after it attacked coalition-backed forces. The foreign policy decisions carried out by the U.S. military continue to confound and only fan the flames of conflict in the region. I concluded that “As we attack those who attack ISIS we are making a bad problem even worse.” It now appears we are doubling down on our idiotic strategy of regime change, involving ourselves in an increasingly hostile sectarian battle.   
DollarCollapse.com posted a story showing just how chaotic things are in the Middle East right now. Wonder why the region is such a mess at this moment? Let’s review recent developments. There’s quite a bit to keep track of.
First, Russia warned the U.S. that it takes the destruction of its client’s military assets seriously after the Syrian plane went down over the weekend. Russia subsequently suspended the hot line Washington and Moscow have used to avoid collisions in Syrian airspace and threatened to target U.S. aircraft. Just yesterday, a Russian plane buzzed an American reconnaissance plane over the Black Sea, coming within five feet.
Iran has launched missiles into Syria targeting ISIS. Iran’s active military involvement in Syria is quite significant as it has been fighting via Lebanon’s Hezbollah and some of its Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops, but now the situation re: Assad seems to be escalating.
Iran and the U.S. trade substantial threats. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accused Iran of destabilizing the region and promised that the United States would support “those elements inside the Islamic Republic which would bring about peaceful government transition.” Iran called those remarks “unwise and clear meddling in Iran’s internal affairs.”
Saudi Arabia claimed to arrest members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard who were attacking a Saudi offshore oil facility. One day later, Iran accused Saudi Arabian border guards of opening fire on Iranian fishermen in the area, killing one of them.
A U.S. aircraft shot down an armed Iranian drone over Syria, confirmed on Tuesday, that was advancing on coalition forces training in the area. The Sunni-Shia / Saudi-Iranian war has turned from cold to hot. From proxy war to outright battle. The two rival nations have grown tired of fighting through intermediaries and are ready to duke it out directly.
Wonder why all of this is occurring now? Is there another player in this convoluted conflict spanning the desert lands from Syria to Pakistan? There sure is…
Israel has been secretly funding Syrian rebels for years, further fanning the sectarian flames and actually coming down on the side of Saudi Arabia in the Syrian civil war for years.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Israel and Saudi Arabia have been aligned from the onset of the Syrian conflict, “with Israel supplying Syrian rebels near its border with cash as well as food, fuel and medical supplies for years, a secret engagement in the enemy country’s civil war aimed at carving out a buffer zone populated by friendly forces.” While this has been suspected for some time, we are now seeing concrete proof and confirmations of Israel’s active involvement in the seemingly endless civil war in its neighbor country.
Recently, Israeli air strikes lobbed over the border into Syrian territory have been to prevent weapons getting into the hands of Iranian-allied Hezbollah which has been fighting alongside the Assad government and who, like Iran, is wholly committed to the annihilation of the Jewish state.
Assad has claimed in the past that Israel supports rebel groups that the Syrian government labels as terrorists. These are likely the same groups that the U.S. coalition is now funding and arming to prolong the disastrous Syrian situation. We can now add Israel to the list of countries increasingly involved in the proxy wars underway in the Middle East. Like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the U.S., Europe, Iran, Turkey, Russia, and China, Israel has jumped headfirst into this dangerous game, which can only end one way.
A brutal war will break out against regional powers such as Iran and Saudi Arabia. And others will be forced to choose sides. It is not going to be pretty.
Courtesy of the WSJ, here is a chronology of Israeli involvement in the Syrian proxy war (from the start of 2016 to today):

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  • 2016: Israel secretly sets up an army unit and budget to manage relationship with rebels and civilians on the Golan Heights.
  • November 2016: An Israeli airstrike kills four Khalid ibn al-Walid militants in Syrian Golan after Israeli soldiers come under fire.
  • March 2017: Israeli warplanes carry out airstrikes inside Syria, drawing fire from antiaircraft missiles in the most intense military exchange between the two countries since the start of the Syrian conflict.
  • June 2017: Syrian rebels say they have been receiving cash from Israel for the past four years that they use to help pay salaries of fighters and buy ammunition and weapons.



6 thoughts on “Wonder Why the Middle East Is Blowing Up and a Major War Appears Inevitable? Israel Has Been Funding Syrian Rebels for Years”

  1. If the WSJ is reporting it, its gone mainstream. No way to claim fake news on this one. Everyone who reads any foreign press has known this for the past couple years. I think its good that this has come out because now it forces the US to take sides publicly for or against peace in the middle east.

    • The U.S. is too broke & cheap to arm AND pay Muslim rebels since 2011.
      Israel wants to expand taking Syria & its oil up to the Euphrates.
      it is time Russia carpet bombed Israel, hitting its nuclear sites with 2-3 MOABs!
      As for the U.S., a nuke hitting the San Andraeus & New Madrid Fault lines ?!

  2. “Israel Has Been Funding Syrian Rebels for Years”
    This is not news to informed people.
    However, nothing important in this part of the world happens without America’s approval. Nothing.
    So, who is the current President?

    • Israel’s Bitch ……
      The US is committing war crime just by putting troops/planes inside Syria’s border. They are establishing the Precedent for Mexico/China or whomever to enter/occupy the US (Texas-California) as the Obama/Clinton/Soros “color revolution” gets underway. Donald Trump IS Bashar AlAssad as the exact same Players are perpetrating the exact same Coup here. The same accusations and staged provocations.
      For the first time in history the former POTUS refuses to exit the stage
      I was very interested in the satin purple Bill & Hillary wore at her “concession” speech ,
      it was so ODD, so PROMINENT and garish.
      So actually their choice of COLOR was a DECLARATION of WAR on America
      and a signal that THEY refuse to accept the election results as they DEMANDED Trump do.
      Did George Soros disclose his Nazi collaboration on his immigration papers?
      I guarantee he did NOT, because he would not have been admitted.
      Deport Soros & his SPAWN to their native Hungary (which has an arrest warrant out on him).

  3. Deliberately creating refugees to genocidaly flood Europe, Israel and Turkey dream of splitting Syria between them ….
    (1) Saudi Arabia and the ruling Saudi family are the founders and big backers and supporters of those extremist Jihadis from days of Afghanistan’s war against the Soviets. The Sunni Saudis dream of exterminating the Shia Syrian & Iranians. (study the JEWISH roots of the “royal” family)
    (2) Turkey/Erdogan, dreaming of a new Ottoman Empire, wants Syrian land, Erdogan wants to complete the CONQUEST of Europe that was stopped by SOBIESKI in 1683 …..
    (3) Israel grabbing Syrian land for “greater israel”, creating hell on earth while clearing enemy population from around it’s borders and —-
    (4) America, the “MASTERBLASTER” from the movie “Thunderdome” a giant moron ridden on and directed by Twisted Jewish Dwarves ……..
    Who PROFITS? Who benefits by clearing enemy populations away from their borders so it can steal land for “greater israel” while genocidally flooding CHRISTianity at the same time.
    Israel does not have the NUMBERS to flood Europe so it uses the muslums as SHOCK TROOPS. What do the Jews think of JESUS? “As for Christianity, there is a dispute among Halachic authorities, but the vast majority consider it idolatry …. Islam, on the other hand, is not considered idolatry.” Read that last bit again: “Islam, on the other hand, is not considered idolatry.”
    And once again the Zionists drive out populations with terror—
    “The Zionist version of the Palestinian exodus is a myth manufactured after the cataclysm took place. If the Zionists could show that the refugees had really fled without cause, at the express instructions of their own politicians, they would greatly erode the world’s sympathy for their plight — and, in consequence, the pressure on themselves to allow them to return. Thus in public speeches and scholarly-looking pamphlets they peddled this myth the world over. It was not until 1959 that the Palestinian scholar Walid Khalidi, exposed it for what it is. His painstaking researches were independently corroborated by an Irish scholar, Erskine Childers, two years later. Together, they demonstrated that the myth was not just a gross misrepresentation of accepted or even plausible facts; the very ‘facts’ themselves had been invented. Orders for the evacuation of the civilian population had not simply been issued, the Zionists said, they had been broadcast over Arab radio stations. One had come from the Mufti himself. This was the cornerstone of the Zionist case. Yet when these two scholars took the trouble to examine the record — to go through the specially opened archives of Arab governments, contemporary Arabic newspapers and the radio monitoring reports of both the BBC and the CIA — they found that no such orders had been issued, let alone broadcast, and that when challenged to produce chapter-and-verse evidence, the date and origin of just one such order, the Zionists, with all the apparatus of the State of Israel now at their disposal, were quite unable to do so. They found, on the contrary, that Arab and Palestinian authorities had repeatedly called on the people to stay put and the Arab radio services had consistently belittled the true extent of Zionist atrocities.”
    —David Hirst, The Gun and the Olive Branch, Faber, 1977, pp. 136-7.


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