|Yaakov Lappin, the author of this article, based his analysis on the premise that it was Assad’s troops who launched the chemical attack. Yet we now know that at least 4 Hezbollah fighters are being treated for exposure to the chemicals. They claim they encountered them in caves being used by insurgents. Either truth is more frightening than a strictly governmental military operation because we now know that weapons of mass destruction are in the hands one or more terrorist groups.|
The Investigative Project on Terrorism
Analysis: The Regional Implications of a U.S. Strike on Syria
by Yaakov Lappin Special to IPT News August 27, 2013
Quote from article: “In recent days, Syrian and Iranian officials have issued a series of threats designed to deter a punitive strike, asserting, for example, a U.S. attack will create “a ball of fire that would burn not only Syria but the whole Middle East.” One Syrian spokesman claimed Israel would be the “first victim” of a U.S. attack on Syria, and that Israel will “come under fire” in the event of a strike. Such statements have been routinely issued by Iran and Syria in the past….