No early warning for U.S. on Israeli strikes in Syria

Reuters reports: The United States was not given any warning before air strikes in Syria against what Western and Israeli officials say were weapons headed for Hezbollah militants, a U.S. intelligence official said on Sunday.

Without confirming that Israel was behind the attacks, the intelligence official said that the United States was essentially told of the air raids “after the fact” and was notified as the bombs went off.
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While the air raids raised fears that America’s main ally in the Middle East could be sucked into the Syrian conflict, Israel typically does not feel it has to ask for a green light from Washington for such attacks.

Officials have indicated in the past that Israel sees a need only to inform the United States once such a mission is under way.

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2 thoughts on “No early warning for U.S. on Israeli strikes in Syria

  1. Norman

    Who’s being suckered by whom here? Our main ally in the M.E. has a history of both crying wolf as well as that old bait & switch. Perhaps they love war, but the American people are tired of it. Let the M.E. take care of itself, if it wants to blow everyone to pieces, so be it, but leave the U.S. out of it.

  2. BillVZ

    In the Israeli narrative, Jews are constantly on guard against unprovoked attacks real imaginary. Because they are God’s chosen they are superior they and are entitled to do whatever they feel necessary whenever their collective security seems to be threatened and compromised.
    “the administration of the United States is ,as always, fully supportive of Israel’s airstrikes”.
    more related posts:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/06/syria-israel-bombing-moral-relativism
    http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/07/2012710172614755319.html

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