AP article in the New York Times is a propaganda piece directed at Americans about a “small brotherhood” of about 100 Israeli cowboys in the Golan Heights who “dismiss the Syrian fighting as background noise and believe Netanyahu was merely stating the obvious — that they aren’t going anywhere” and Israel has no intention of leaving Syria’s land. Netanyahu recently declared that Israel would hold onto Golan for “all eternity.”
_ In this Scott Horton Show interview with Eric Margolis, they discuss the 1973 Arab-Israeli War when Syria and Egypt attempted to take back the Golan Heights and Israel prepared to nuke Syria and Egypt. After the Soviets “observed Israel moving its nuclear-armed, 500km-range Jericho missiles out of protective caves and onto their launch pads” and “was seen loading nuclear bombs on their US-supplied F-4 fighter-bombers at Tel Nof airbase” Moscow pressured Syria and Egypt to stop their advances.
_ Margolis gives a first hand description of why Golan is so important, notes that post-1967 war “Israel ethnically cleansed Golan” and says “it’s pretty much clear that Israel has been quietly fueling the Syrian conflict” by providing arms and logistics to the “rebels”, lobbying Washington and the US media. Margolis believes Netanyahu is following “the grand strategy of the founder of his rightwing Likud Party, Zeev Jabotinsky” from Odessa, who said Arab states were artificial and can be shattered “into small pieces, leaving Israel master of the Levant.”
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