…by Jonas E. Alexis
Oh, boy. Trouble is already brewing. If Haaretz is right in reporting that “Trump revealed Israeli commando and Mossad operation to Russians,” then one can say that the Israelis are screwed. The report states:
“Trump reportedly passed the intelligence to the Russians without first notifying and discussing the decision with Israeli principals. According to Vanity Fair, this violation of U.S.-Israeli trust implicated the larger Middle East, as Israel assumed Russia would pass this intelligence information to their allies: the Iranians.”
The fact that the Israelis are furious because Trump allegedly told Putin about terrorist activities in Syria obviously suggests that the Israelis have never wanted to create an alliance to fight terrorism in Syria. This also shows that International Business Times was right when they reported in 2014 that the Israelis are in regular contact with ISIS:
“A report submitted to the United Nations Security Council by UN observers in the Golan Heights over the past 18 months shows that Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) have been in regular contact with Syrian rebels, including Islamic State (ISIS) militants…”
“Moreover, from 9-19 November, the ‘UNDOF observed at least 10 wounded persons being transferred by armed members of the opposition from the Bravo side across the ceasefire line to IDF.’
“As per the details released by the Israel’s health ministry, so far some 1,000 Syrians have been treated in four Israeli hospitals. Besides the civilians, some are members of the secular Free Syrian Army rebel group.”
Even the Jerusalem Post, of all places, reported that terrorist groups like Nusra Front were being treated in Israeli hospitals. Is that a surprise? Not really. Efraim Halevy, former director of the Israeli Mossad, told us that Israel supports terrorist groups like al-Nusra because they have no intention of attacking Israel.
The logic is pretty straightforward now. As we have argued elsewhere, ISIS is the Israeli Security Intelligence Service. They support terrorist groups even though they knew that such a diabolical move would lead to bloodshed and chaos in Syria.
The sad news for them is that ISIS and other terrorist groups in the region, as one writer at Salon has pointed out, “are headed into history.” If Russia, Iran, Turkey, and Syria form a serious alliance, it would be hard for the Israeli regime and its puppet (the United States) to destroy any other country in the Middle East anymore. Am I now seeing Hegel in the political equation here? Am I hearing the cunning of reason?
-  “Report: Trump Revealed Israeli Commando and Mossad Operation in Syria to Russians,” Haaretz, November 23, 2017.
-  Johnlee Varghese, “UN Report: Israel in Regular Contact with Syrian Rebels including ISIS,” International Business Times, December 7, 2014.
-  “Report: Israel treating al-Qaida fighters wounded in Syria civil war,” Jerusalem Post, March 13, 2015; see also Barak Ravid, “UN Reveals Israeli Links With Syrian Rebels,” Haaretz, December 7, 2014.
-  Patrick Lawrence, “Something to celebrate: The war is over in Syria, and America lost,” Salon, November 26, 2017.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure: A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.