Israel prepares to react to the Arab Spring Tour, now playing to a packed house in Syria. While other nations rooted for the toppling of Syria’s government, that outcome may force Israel to react militarily. The deciding factor on whether to take military action will be the fate of Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons. Israel cannot allow those weapons to be captured by terrorists and the only method available to them to prevent such an outcome may be military action. Who thinks Israel won’t be accused of wrongdoing if that becomes necessary?
Fox News Reports:
As Syria’s regime teeters on the brink of collapse, Israeli soldiers and civilians alike are preparing for possible military action to make sure Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons don’t fall into the hands of terrorist groups.
Sources close to the Israel Defense Force told FoxNews.com soldiers have been put on standby and are ready to move, while civilian demand for gas masks has jumped 66 percent over the last few weeks from 2,200 to 3,700 per day. The fears center around the prospect of Hezbollah getting Syrian chemical weapons as the Assad regime shows imminent signs of collapse.
“Israel…will not hold back and will respond decisively if this happens,” Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said
The potential breakdown of the Syrian regime has reportedly paved the way for any number of Islamist terror groups, including Al Qaeda, to blend in with the Free Syrian Army, giving them cover to get at the a chemical weapons stockpile Assad acknowledges having. That could potentially pose a massive threat to Israel’s security and inflict significant civilian casualties, according to experts.