LATEST: Reuters 5 May 2013U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria’s civil war and medical staff indicating that rebel forces have used the nerve agent sarin, one of the lead investigators said on Sunday.
The United Nations independent commission of inquiry on Syria has not yet seen evidence of government forces having used chemical weapons, which are banned under international law, said commission member Carla Del Ponte.

ANSAmed 6.May 2013: If Israel were to attack once again Syria, such action would be considered a declaration of war and Syria would respond immediately, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was quoted as saying by the Kuwaiti daily Al Ray which cited sources close to the president.


After attacking a Syrian convoy transporting Iranian rockets to Hezbollah in Lebenaon on the Syrian side of the border with Lebanon a couple of days ago and on 31 Jan. 2013, Israeli jets in the morning of 5 May 2013 attacked Iranian shipments of Iranian Fateh-110 surface-to-surface missiles for Hezbollah in the heart of Syria – in particular in Damascus.  Haaretz 5 May 2013. BBC 5 May 2013 Israeli radio quoted a senior security official (Reuters) confirming an attack, and sources said it targeted weapons bound for Hezbollah militants in Lebanon. The Telegraph confirms.

DEBKAfile 5 May 2013: Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said Sunday, May 5, that the strike at Syria overnight represented a “declaration of war” by Israel. Russian and Iranian media earlier predicted full-scale Middle East hostilities involving Israel erupting in the coming hours, in the wake of Israel’s renewed strikes against Iranian missiles bound for Hizballah and other targets around Damascus. Russia Today claimed that an Israeli rocket strike Sunday caused heavy Syrian casualties – according to rumors, at least 300 members of the Syrian Army’s 501st Unit dead and hundreds filling four Damascus hospitals. Israel’s security cabinet holds emergency session.2:25 P.M.
HAARETZ 5 May 2013. 1:47 P.M. Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al Mekdad,  an official considered close to President Assad, said that Syria would choose when and how to retaliate.


The above makes a strange impression: The UN declared that the Syrian government has not used poisonous gas, but the Western-backed AlNusra / Alqaida rebels have! Nevertheless, Israel attacks Syria to prevent the ineffective weaponry of sarin from reaching the Hezbollah! Why not then attack the rebels that could provoke Israel with gas - then to blame it on the government? One must believe the reason for Israel’s provocations is not Syria´s poisonous gas


Oddly, Israel started on 30 April amassing troops on her borders with Lebanon and Syria, calling up thousands of reservists - for drills to start on 5 May! And , oddly, 6-8.000 Iranian and Hezbollah soldiers have taken positions on the Northern side of the same borders (DEBKAfile 3 May 2013).

Mr. al Mekdad´s answer has been heard before - meaning that Syria will do nothing!

The question is how long Russia and Iran will put up with Israel´s attacks in Syria. The UN? It is the US - and it is fortunately not willing to intervene on the ground. It knows that there is just one alternative to Assad; Chaos. Only one state profits from Chaos in Syria and the Muslim Chaos in the wake of the “Arab Spring”: Israel - whose enemies are now at loggerheads among themselves - being no threat to Israel.

Reuters 5 May 2013: It appears to calculate that Assad will not risk forces he needs to fight the rebels by attacking a much stronger Israel. As Ehud Olmert has said: “Never before was Israels situation so fortunate: Our enemies are fighting themselves”. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu does not expect trouble, either: On 5 May, he left for China.

Where is the “International Community” and “the inherent international law”. Does it not apply to violations by countries with Rothschild central banks against countries without such banks?
Or is Israel provoking an Iranian response in order to destroy its nuclear plants?