«By ordering rockets to be fired into Israel, the Syrians reminded the Americans that they could provoke a conflict between Lebanon and Israel».
This is a statement in an Editorial in the newspaper «The National» in the United Arab Emirate (UAE). Its named «The Syrian Paradox»
«In all likelihood, Syria was behind the firing of two rockets from southern Lebanon into Israel last Friday, employing pro-Syrian Palestinians. Damascus has often used similar incidents to get its messages across, despite a pro forma veneer of deniability».
«Only Syria has the latitude to set up rockets in an area tightly controlled by Hizbullah. President Bashar Assad is displeased with the fact that the Syrian track appears to be far less of an Obama administration priority than the Palestinian track. By ordering rockets to be fired into Israel, the Syrians reminded the Americans that they could provoke a conflict between Lebanon and Israel»
« In some respects this is similar to the policy that Syria is pursuing in Iraq, where they have also tried to accumulate political capital by manipulating the security situation. For Syria to engage the U.S. effectively, the Assad regime believes it must accumulate leverage regionally. But its only means of doing so is by destabilizing its surroundings, adding to the obstacles preventing better ties with Washington».
Source: The National, UAE
Its worth noticing that the Sunni Muslim parts of the Middle East is much more honest in regards to Syria than the European Union. In the UAE, the press is aware that Hizbullah is used as a proxy for Syria, who again is in union with the Ayatollahs in Iran.
When the EU brand Syria as a suitable peace partner for Israel, and demanding the return of Golan to Syrian occupation, is like saying that the US should give back California to Mexico. Because California was occupied by Hispanics once up on a time, if only for a short while.
Syria is still the main sponsor of terrorism in the Middle East. Since Syria fires rockets into Israel from Lebanon, the International community should hold Damascus accountable.