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2013 Breaking News U.S. Moves Closer to Military Strike in Syria
Obama says ‘no decision’ made yet, but actions will be taken –

Military strike: Syria decision must include us, Congress says –

Times of Israel is reporting that “an IDF Israel intelligence unit listened in on senior Syrian officials discussing a chemical attack that allegedly took place on the outskirts of Damascus and left hundreds of Syrian civilians dead last Wednesday,” citing a major German publication. “According to the report Saturday in Focus magazine, a squad specializing in wire-tapping within the IDF’s prestigious 8200 intelligence unit intercepted a conversation between high-ranking regime officials regarding the use of chemical agents at the time of the attack. The German report, which cited an ex-Mossad official who insisted on remaining anonymous, said the intercepted conversation proved that Bashar Assad’s regime was responsible for the use of nonconventional weapons.” Last days end times news prophecy update 8-27-13

August 2013 Breaking News the Israeli deployed new Iron Dome rocket/missile defense system – The Israeli government deployed a new Iron Dome rocket/missile defense system in central Israel, in the Sharon valley overnight. Is the Israeli government becoming concerned the Assad regime could launch chemical attacks on Israel and the Muslim Brotherhood attacks in Egypt? read more

Damascus: Reports of 1,100 Syrians killed in new chemical weapons attacks. Syrian activists inspect the bodies of people they say were killed by nerve gas in the Ghouta region near Damascus on Wednesday. (source: Reuters)

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2013 Israel launched air strike on Syrian arms depot from Turkey –

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on CBS Face The Nation on Sunday (see excerpt of transcript below).

SCHIEFFER: Let me ask you just one question on the Syrian civil war. Reports this morning that Israel carried out an attack in Syria this month that targeted advanced anti-ship cruise missiles sold to the Syrian government by Russia — can you tell us anything about that?

NETANYAHU: Oh, God, every time something happens in the Middle East, Israel is accused. Most often, it’s accused — and I’m not in the habit of saying what we did or we didn’t do. I’ll tell you what my policy is. My policy is to prevent the transfer of dangerous weapons to Hezbollah and other terror groups, Hezbollah in Lebanon and other terror groups as well. And we stand by that policy.

(Jerusalem Post) Unconfirmed reports that Israel was behind a July 5 attack on a Syrian arms depot in the port city of Latakia continued to emerge Monday, with Russia Today quoting a source as saying that the IAF launched the attack from a Turkish military base,” reports the Jerusalem Post.

“Israeli planes left a military base inside Turkey and approached Latakia from the sea to make sure that they stayed out of Syrian airspace so that they cannot become a legitimate target for the Syrian air force,” RT quoted “a reliable source” as saying.

“The Sunday Times had previously quoted Middle East intelligence sources as saying that Israeli Dolphin-class submarines had been behind the attack, while CNN quoted US officials as saying the strike was the work of the IAF,” the Post noted. “Both CNN and The Sunday Times reported that the target of the alleged Israeli attack had been Russian-made Yakhont anti-ship missiles that could pose a threat to Israel. Russia Today’s source did not specify what the target of the alleged strike which originated at a Turkish military base had been. When asked Sunday about reports that Israel was behind the attack on Syria, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu gave an ambiguous answer, saying, ‘Oh God, every time something happens in the Middle East Israel is accused. I’m not in the habit of saying what we did or we didn’t do. I’ll tell you what my policy is. My policy is to prevent the transfer of dangerous weapons to Hezbollah and other terror groups. And we stand by that policy.'”