(Jabhat al-Nusra fighters in the Syrian Golan Heights praise Osama bin Laden.)
WHILE one doesn’t necessarily have to be an expert in geo-politics in order to see from there to here, it certainly doesn’t hurt ones ability to prognosticate. Moreover, a solid grounding in Islam (and its relationship to jihad) is germane to said assessments.
ALONG this treacherous minefield, this site often serves as the eyes and ears – a repository, if you will – of matters which impinge upon the security of America and Israel, that which inevitably blows back upon other western nations.
IN this regard, certain information – some of which is first hand – is passed along, and its value can be gleaned through a careful read of today’s commentary and its links. It attests to said ability to see from there to here.
IN light of the above, several previous analyses wend into this week’s alarming (yet expected) Jerusalem Post report, relative to Al-Qaida/Al-Nusra’s “knock” on Israel’s door. Not only that, but they must be viewed in juxtaposition to what has become the updated nightmare at Israel’s northern Golan border.
ALAS, in Dec. 2014, the following was predicted:
LITTLE has been publicly discussed about PM Netanyahu’s decision to “assist” Barack HUSSEIN Obama with his oft ballyhooed “rebels”, to aid Washington in rolling back ISIS. Yes, that would have been a righteous strategic mission, and arguably in Israel’s national interests. Few would contest to the contrary. Just listen to the Druze community on both borders of the Golan (albeit, a little farther down in the analysis), where they make their voices known.
STIPULATED, PM Netanyahu’s joined-at-the-hip scenario depended upon many factors. Nevertheless, as always, Israel’s citizens must demand that any outcome results in their favor. Inherently, two compelling factors stood in the forefront and had to be taken into account. Alas, they weren’t. Why not?
TRENCHANTLY, the “rebels” had to be incontrovertibly in the camp of the “good guys”. Otherwise, why would Israel go anywhere near them, regardless of Washington’s arm twisting?
NOT only that, from the onset, the second benchmark obviated the first. In other words, PM Netanyahu hadn’t learned his requisite lessons. The (rhetorical) question becomes: was he in the dark about Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s Islamist aligned proclivities? Sheesh….
NOT to be lost in the discussion, the impending storm, butting up against the encroachment of ISIS live Israel’s Golan Druze (alongside Israeli Jewish communities), many of whom have relatives right over the border within Syria’s Druze community. Druze, on both sides of the border, are terrified by what they are actually witnessing with their own eyes; their encirclement by ISIS, with the “rebels” in tow!
IN the main, Israel’s Druze are very loyal citizens, serving with distinction in the IDF. Emblematic of said devotion, look no further than to Ghassan Alian, a true Israeli hero. Similarly, another hero emerged, but Zidan Saif was tragically killed in a firefight, while defending Jews praying in a Jerusalem (Har Nof) Synagogue. G-d rest his soul.
ALONG this dangerous terrain, certain matters have come to this investigative journalist’s attention, being an American-Israeli living in Israel. Significantly (and attributed to a Golani Druze journalist, who shall remain nameless), he interviewed Syrian Druze and they credibly documented ISIS, for quite some time, inside their border, one which is adjacent to Israel’s Golan!
THE urgent query becomes: could it be remotely possible, in any rational reality – with Israel’s second to none “eyes in the sky” and other operational capabilities – that they haven’t seen the “rebels” merging with ISIS, long before this week’s “announcement”? Whom are they kidding?
IN this regard, there is a growing sense of outrage within the Druze community, as they realize that Israel’s leadership “lent” the IDF to quarterback for Obama’s “rebels”, those whom have proven to be (many months ago) ISIS/Al-Qaida/Al-Nusra affiliated!
IT gets worse.
ONCE again, a source has confirmed an unfathomable situation: Israel’s gov’t is clearly taking care of the medical needs of Obama’s “rebels”.
REPORTEDLY (another contact would have to go into hiding, if his identity was revealed), Israeli hospitals are at their disposal! Therefore, it is up to others to document the story’s underlying basis.
IN April 2014, over 10 Islamists (identified as either ISIS or Al-Nusra…six of one, half a dozen of another) were being treated in a Tsfat hospital for almost an entire month. To wit, they were separated from the rest of the patients, they were forbidden to walk around the hospital, and they were always guarded by IDF soldiers. By the way, it doesn’t matter a wit how this source was able to identify their presence. That’s neither here nor there….read the rest here….
ATOP said analysis, a follow-on was reported in Jan. 2015, attesting to its hotter than hot northern Golan border. Pay special attention to these excerpts:
MORE pointedly, it has been shared (as always, the confidentiality of sources are never revealed) with this investigative journalist that “there are two schools of thought in the government about Syria, one that we should help al-Nusra/al-Qaeda and the other that we should not get involved. So far the pro-al-Qaeda position is the one which has been adopted.
This had apparently not changed as a result of information that al-Qaeda and ISIS are working together, this is going on now, and there is no indication that they are going to change this. The idea is that Al-Qaeda will defeat Hizbollah for Israel. There is no thinking about what will happen after that, the likelihood that this will mean that it will turn out that we are supporting ISIS, or any other obvious objections to this.”
MOST significantly for Israel, assisting Al-Nusra in Syria is official (albeit on the QT) government policy, and this investigative journalist has this information from people in contact with the highest levels of the Israeli government.
Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front has issued a new threatening audio message featuring its leader warning the West “will pay the heaviest price” for its actions. The Syrian group is reportedly now joining up with the estranged Islamic State militants….
TAKE it to the (strategic) bank.
INTRINSICALLY, what leader in his right (no pun intended) mind, other than a mentally besieged one, would place his nation’s lot in with Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s “strategic” plans, understanding full well that Washington’s backed “rebels” are laying waste to Christian and minority communities in the Mid East and Africa?
AGAIN, what’s the reason for today’s updated commentary and its repeated alarm bells? Well, this week’s Jerusalem Post report will bring matters full circle, just as this investigative journalist predicted!
Two Syrian army soldiers keeping guard in the Syrian Golan village of Hader killed a Druse commander that was serving with them before defecting to the Nusra Front, the Syrian branch of al-Qaida, early Tuesday morning. The two soldiers may have been agents of the Nusra Front.
The Nusra Front began an offensive on Hader in the aftermath of the murder which mainly consisted of mortar fire and light weapons fire. The village of Hader, which is right across from northern Israel’s Druse town of Majd al-Shams, on the other side of Mount Hermon, is home to some 25,000 Druse.
Concerns for Syria’s 700,000 Druse has risen in recent days amid the Nusra Front’s advances near Hader and the advancement of Islamic State in the region known as Mount Druse, 60 km. from the Jordanian border and 50 km. from Israel’s Golan Heights.
The Druse community in Hader and in Israel is concerned over the development because the Nusra Front has sought to control Hader for some time in order to gain control of the entire Golan Heights. The al-Qaida-linked fighters number several hundred men as well as dozens of tanks that they have seized. Five Druse have been injured in the fighting, and they have been offered the chance to come to Israel for treatment, but they refused because they fear the response of the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Amid the threat to Syria’s Druse community, the IDF began setting up a field hospital on the border, but they have frozen the process, as the situation has calmed. The IDF has sent messages to the Nusra Front through the Free Syrian Army, warning the Islamist group not to harm Syria’s Druse.
The IDF Spokesman’s Office stated that IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon held a situation assessment about the plight of the Syrian Druse and spoke with the OC Nothern Command Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi who reported to them that the siutation is currently calm. The defense minister ordered continued surveillance of the events and instructed the IDF to take steps to maintain the quiet.
Likud MK Ayoub Kara, who himself is a Druse, plans to ask Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to allow Israeli Druse to cross the border to Hader in order to provide humanitarian aid. Entering Syria without permission is illegal for Israelis and Druse who do so can be charged with entering an enemy state, or aiding the enemy.
INHERENTLY, had PM Netanyahu resisted HUSSEIN Obama’s pressure to assist the so-called “rebels”, Israel would not have facilitated – through hospital care and what not – the very same Al Qaeda/Al Nusra beating down its door! Talk about knock-on effects… Not only that, but the warnings blared by Israel’s own Druse community would have been heeded months ago, not giving the “rebels” months of lead time to cement themselves on the Golan. Understood?
BASICALLY, it bears repeating, “the idea is that Al-Qaeda will defeat Hizbollah for Israel. There is no thinking about what will happen after that, the likelihood that this will mean that it will turn out that we are supporting ISIS, or any other obvious objections to this.” Most significantly for Israel, assisting Al-Nusra in Syria is official (albeit on the QT) government policy, and this investigative journalist has this information from people in contact with the highest levels of the Israeli government.
REGARDLESS of anything else, when this site acts as a (sort of) conduit it is fraught with absolute personal angst, as to whether or not to out certain “dirty laundry” which falls in this domain.
IN other words, it is not taken lightly to air the leadership’s missteps. Even more so, there are countless who wish Israel ill will, and they are foaming at the mouth to rip the nation apart. Therefore, this aspect must be weighed when revealing this and that.
BE that as it may, this site’s duty is NOT towards any particular leadership, but to the overall health and welfare of the nation. Herein lies the basis to all of the above. Nothing less will suffice. Let the chips fall where they may.
UPDATE: Just as this site steadfastly asserted, it has now been confirmed: Israel’s Druse expose the dire situation PM Netanyahu has created, as he tethered Israel to HUSSEIN Obama’s Al-Nusra!
DEBKAfile Intelligence, June 22, 2015: Fallout from Syrian war in Israel. Monday, dozens of Israeli Druze villagers from Horfesh in the north attacked an Israel military ambulance carrying two wounded Syrian fighters to the Galilee hospital in Nahariya. When the driver took evasive action, they ran after vehicle, pelted it with stones and blocked its path. The driver was able to reach the nearest police station at Ma’a lot and obtain a police escort for the trip.
Israeli Druze claim that some of the wounded Syrians hospitalized in Israel belong to Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front rebel forces which threaten their community in Syria and with which Israel cooperates.