Israel VP Does not Rule out Strike if Syria's Chemical Arms Transferred to Hizbullah


Israeli Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom hinted on Sunday that any sign of Syrian chemical arms transfer to Hizbullah could trigger military strikes.

Shalom told Israel's Army Radio that should Hizbullah or rebels battling forces loyal to President Bashar Assad obtain chemical weapons, "it would dramatically change the capabilities of those organizations."

Such a development would be "a crossing of all red lines that would require a different approach, including even preventive operations," he said alluding to military intervention.

"The concept, in principle, is that this (transfer) must not happen," The Jerusalem Post quoted Shalom as saying.

"The moment we begin to understand that such a thing is liable to happen, we will have to make decisions," he added.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday stressed the need to "look around, at what is happening in Iran and its proxies, what is happening in other arenas with lethal weapons in Syria, which is falling apart."

According to reports in Israeli media, Netanyahu last Wednesday convened an emergency discussion with the security establishment and his inner cabinet on the situation in Syria and the risk of it losing control over its arsenal of weapons of mass destruction.

Comments 9
Thumb phoenician 27 January 2013, 13:26

Anihilate the Iranian proxy scumbags.

Thumb jcamerican 27 January 2013, 13:51

People who talk like you are scums. True christian you are.

Thumb primesuspect 27 January 2013, 14:38

they should bomb damascus and the rest of syria... we've had our share in Lebanon. Actually, what are they waiting for the bomb the chemical weapons depots right away? they want to see whether their ally and friend Bashar is going to fall or not.

Thumb bigsami 28 January 2013, 16:59

and then finish off Sayyed and his chimps hiding in Lebanon.

Thumb andre.jabbour 28 January 2013, 17:07

Yea man!

Default-user-icon love (Guest) 27 January 2013, 15:06

We all feces inside us and there is nothing wrong for being gay! You're simply an idiot with very few function brain cell network that can handle "Human Emotions".

Don't be afraid to love!

Default-user-icon + oua nabka + (Guest) 27 January 2013, 16:15

talk talk talk israel
hope tomorrow israel launches an attack on iran and hizb
and let the whole region burn between chemicals destroyed in syria and iran and nuclear destroyed in negev

Thumb shab 27 January 2013, 19:43

Oh they are aware, the bastards. Threats from Israel is what they need, how else can they justify their weapons?

Default-user-icon Skyfall (Guest) 27 January 2013, 20:50

@ ssnp, please do remind Bachar's wise and courageous resistance against the zionists... Same coin different faces thats it they are all in bed together you cockroach, understand that and maybe you'll begin to acquire an existential meaning to your miserable and worthless life