McClatchy Newspaper, run by the US army, stressed that Israel coordinates with the USA in the domain of supplying the armed opposition in Syria with weapons.
In a report published on its website, the newspaper quoted Israeli officials as saying “Israel is consulting with the American officials over the weapons sent to the armed groups in Syria, and it closely watches all types of the most complicated weapons that can be sent to these groups.”
An Israeli military spokesman told the newspaper that “Israel will not interfere in stopping weapons’ shipments to the armed groups in this stage, yet it is completely informed about all the inflows and outflows of weapons in Syria.”
The newspaper quoted an American intelligence source as saying “There are anonymous sides also that support those armed groups, and we don’t know the type of weapons they have…Israel must be cautious.”
We must add that many of the weapons used by the terrorists have their origins in Israel.
Now that 2years have passed of the US arming Al Qaeda and Al Nusra, they have only just realised that this is a dangerous game and it can come back to bite them. We have been saying this for 2 years now but still the USA have created the biggest army of terrorists which is made up of crazy criminals from over 28 countries.
It is interesting to point out that the USA also call Al Nusra a terrorist organisation but not Al Qaeda. So why did they murder Osama Bin Laden? The USA change their position on terrorists with the wind.
In the following story you will see that Israel is now concerned that if they send highly sophisticated weapons to the Rebels (Al Qaeda and Al Nusra) they may fall into the hands of the terrorists, who may then attack Israel.
What they are really worried about, is that the arms they are sending to the terrorists, get into the hands of the Syrian Government. We are seeing how the the Syrian Arab Army have captured warehouses full of weapons sent to the terrorists. The more arms sent to the rebels will be captured by the government, which has an upper hand over the terrorists now, though you will not see this on western media who still insist on showing terrorist propaganda films of destruction.
JERUSALEM — Israel is closely monitoring the kinds of weapons that are being sent to Syrian rebel groups, and it’s consulted with U.S. officials about which weapons they consider too sophisticated to be passed to the groups that are battling to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to Israeli officials with knowledge of the situation.
“Israel isn’t going to interfere and stop weapons shipments to the rebels at this point, but it wants to make sure it knows what they have,” said an Israeli military official who agreed to discuss the matter with McClatchy only on the condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss it publicly.
Another military official who also asked not to be identified, for the same reason, acknowledged that Israel is concerned that the pressure to assist the rebels will result in weapons going to al Qaida-linked militants that have proved to be the anti-Assad forces’ best fighters.
“On the one hand, there is a great deal of pressure on the Western world to bolster arms to moderate, what we call friendly, rebel groups so that they are on a level playing field with the groups that might be getting support from Islamist movements,” this official told McClatchy. “On the other hand, once you send a weapon somewhere, you can’t control where it goes. The fear is that the same gun used to shoot a Syrian soldier will one day be used to shoot an Israeli soldier.”
It’s long been known that Israel was monitoring the Assad regime’s internal movements of chemical and other sophisticated weapons out of concern that they might fall into the hands of al Qaida-linked rebels such as the Nusra Front or be passed to avowed enemies such as Lebanon’s Hezbollah, which has sent fighters to Syria to fight on Assad’s behalf. On Jan. 30, Israeli destroyed a convoy in Syria that sources said Israel feared was carrying anti-aircraft missiles to Hezbollah.
Until now, however, Israeli officials have been silent on their concerns about what weapons other nations might pass to the rebels. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who’s stressed that Israel won’t allow advanced weapons systems to move from Syria to militant groups in Lebanon, has stopped short of commenting on the flow of weapons into Syria.
The White House raised the possibility that weapons passed to the rebels might pose a threat to Israel two weeks ago in comments explaining why President Barack Obama had vetoed a plan, put forward sometime last year, to send military equipment to the rebels. The plan had the backing of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, then-CIA director David Petraeus, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Panetta told a Senate committee Feb. 7.