From the Times of Israel we read, “Anti-Assad rebels said to seize 95% of Syrian Golan Heights.”
Almost the entire Syrian side of the Golan Heights is now under the control of rebel forces, including radical Islamist groups, a senior Israeli military commander in the area said Friday.
Only the Quneitra border area is still in the hands of forces loyal to President Bashar Assad, Lt.-Col. Anan Abbas, deputy commander of the Golan Brigade, told Israel’s Channel 10. About 95 percent of the Syrian side of the Golan is in the hands of anti-Assad rebels, including radical Islamic groups such as the Al-Nusra Front, affiliated with al-Qaeda, a rival of the burgeoning Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, better known as ISIL or ISIS.
One of two Syrian army brigades that used to control the area has completely disappeared, the officer said.
At present, the Islamist groups in the area are focused on the war against Assad, he said, “but we know their goal is to harm Israel; we’ve seen their propaganda material.”
The Israeli officer said that the dramatic gains made by the rebel forces in the area appeared to explain why Syrian troops fired a missile on Sunday that killed a 15-year-old boy on the Israeli side of the border.
Countdown to an Israeli counterstrike in 5… 4… 3…
And who is Congress seeking a half-billion dollars to arm?!? Oh yeah, Syrian “rebels.” But, you know, only the “good” ones.
Like we did in Iraq, where ISIS is now driving around in a lot of American armored Humvees, tanks, and other assorted military gear… and I remember seeing truckloads of Humvees, seized in Iraq, headed to Syria.
But, hey, you guys keep playing around with matches in that gunpowder factory… it’s worked out so well for Egypt, and Iraq, and Libya, and Afghanistan.
We have put our country in the hands of a bunch of “F” students who are enamored with their big, golden trophies for participation.