Was Israel The Reason For The U.S. Strike On Syrian Military Base?

By Brandon Turbeville

After the U.S. missile strikes in Syria, many may have wondered why the al-Sha’ayrat airfield was the target. In other words, what was so important about this airbase as opposed to all the others? The Trump administration, for their part, claimed that they targeted “chemical weapons” being stored at the base and that this particular base was where the chemical weapons originated.

Of course, in order to believe the Trump administration’s claims, one would have to accept that there was indeed a chemical weapons incident that was not staged by White Helmets and that the Syrian military intentionally gassed civilians. One would also have to believe that the Syrian government still has access to chemical weapons and would actually have the motivation to use them against non-combatants. One would also have to believe that the chemical weapons were stored at this base and that the United States targeted these weapons specifically.

Obviously, it would be ill-advised to believe any of these statements.

However, there may be one reason kept quiet by the U.S. administration that stands as the real motivation behind the U.S. strike; namely that the base bombed by the Trump administration is the same base from which Israeli fighter jets were shot down after launching their own illegal strikes into Syria.

As Syrian Analyst, Afraa Dagher, wrote for The Duran,

The Al-Sha’ayrat airbase was the place from which Syria fired anti-missile Sam rockets at attacking Israeli warplanes, two weeks ago. Syria downed one of the four warplanes, hit another and forced the remaining two fighter jets to quickly fly out of Syrian airspace.

This sent a strong message to Israel, a state which continues to illegally occupy Syrian territory, in addition to the decades long occupation of Palestine.

Syria’s message to Israel and the wider world was that the equation had changed, the regional balance of power was being re-shaped. Syrian missile systems were now able to counter the consistent illegal aggression of Israel against Syria.

Additionally, it showed Israel and the wider world that Israel could not so easily thwart Syrian advances against terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda/Nusra Front and the so-called Islamic State (ISIS).

The Al-Sha’ayrat airbase is one of the most important military bases in Syria and has played a vital role in the war against the terrorism of Al-Qaeda and Islamic State, which rages both in Syria, Iraq and beyond.

Al-Sha’ayrat housed advanced missiles like the SAM and SU units and it also kept a number of MIG fighter jets as well. It maintained radar stations and an advanced air defense system. Interestingly enough, the base was originally developed by Iran.

While reports vary, it seems that the deaths from U.S. missiles included Syrian officers and some Syrian civilians from the Sha’ayrat countryside areas, including four children. Some reports have suggested that Russians may have been killed in the strikes, but neither the Russian response nor Russian media seems to lend any credence to this claim. At the very least, Israel must be ecstatic about the strikes and it may very well be possible that the strikes themselves were a revenge strike against the Syrian military for shooting down the Israeli planes. After all, Israel is always willing to fight and die to the last American anywhere in the Middle East; and American leaders, bought and paid for by AIPAC and other interests, are all too willing to send those Americans to their deaths in the service of Zionism and Western imperialism.

Al-Sha’ayrat stood as perhaps not only a symbol of the ability of Syria to defend itself adequately against Israeli aggression but an actual physical threat which has now been neutralized thanks to the American bombing. However, the attacks are not likely to be solely based on Israeli interests. After all, American war hawks and traitors like John McCain and Hillary Clinton as well as the ever-present partner of McCain, Lindsey Graham, have been screaming at the tops of their lungs about the need to destroy Syria’s air defenses and air force in recent days.

It appears their calls, long drawn up and pushed by the Obama administration, have been answered.

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Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President, and Resisting The Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome. Turbeville has published over 1000 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.

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  • tc

    Trump’s a good Jewdoggy. Here Boy! Catch, rollover, missile strike, invade. Now play dead.

    • amoo di

      you mean golden retriever. nutyhoo to drumpt sit boo boo

  • Wile E Genius

    absolutley !!

  • arnieus

    I can’t imagine a more stupid question. All the war in the middle east is for Israel and the Zionist agenda for a greater Israel that is basically all the middle east.

    • Lonesomeskunk

      Israel is our 5th column government here in Amerika. Your sons and daughters are going to die for them while they sit back and fill their pockets with your tax dollars.

  • Stop Bush and Clinton

    Israel was *one* reason, not the only reason. There’s also the fact that Assad provides Russia with access to the Mediterranean. Criminal dictators who consider themselves the only superpower in the world can’t allow that.

  • So far the most plausible explanation. Israel couldn’t have done it itself, but with a “great friend of Israel” there are other possibilities.

  • gravity

    If that is true ,i think it should be shamed on us who side with terrorists because those people who are protected by Us are terrorists.

  • Chuck Morrison

    End all foreign aid, close all foreign bases, bring all troops home, and above all, ban dual citizens from holding any elected or appointed position in government; in fact ban dual citizenship outright, and deport everyone who holds it to the country they clearly prefer over America. Then, end the FED, end all ties to the BIS and the BOE, and issue currency interest-free from our own treasury. I would call this a good start. After this, we could move on to the Trials for Treason and the hangings!

    • Guy

      But in following the true American script of shoot first and ask questions later shouldn’t it be firstly the hangings and then the trials ?

      • Chuck Morrison

        The only American script that is supposed to be followed is the Constitution. Trump is not following the law. He is supposed to ask congress for permission to go to war. There is no justification for interfering in the internal business of a sovereign nation. Trump is doing the business of Israel and Big Oil, as well as the Military Industrial Complex.

        • Guy

          Totally agree .Cheers.

    • DarkEyes

      These are very wise words. I cannot believe is you, an American?

  • Guy

    On my list.Thank you for the link.

  • Jibbs

    Of course isreal was the reason for usa Bombing Syria, We do the killing for Isreal all the time

  • There’s nothing new under the sun. Trump proves himself to be as much a international imperialist as the Presidents who preceded him. Surprise, surprise! And we should be asking ourselves, at who’s behest? Do you think Trump’s son in law Jared Kushner may have had something to do with this decision.

    “…The power to declare war is a serious responsibility. Why were the framers so vague in defining the parameters of war and the conditions under which it could be declared? Section 8, Clause 11 is the only place of significance where warfare is mentioned in the Constitution. Little wonder this power has been abused. Luther Martin [one of Maryland’s delegates to the Constitutional Convention] protested:

    ‘…the congress have also a power given them to raise and support armies, without any limitation as to numbers, and without any restriction in time of peace. Thus, sir, this plan of government, instead of guarding against a standing army, that engine of arbitrary power, which has so often and so successfully been used for the subversion of freedom, has in its formation given it an express and constitutional sanction….’40

    “John Quincy Adams predicted the consequences of America’s international military entanglements:

    ‘America … has abstained from interference in the concerns of others, even when the conflict has been for principles to which she clings…. Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her heart, her benedictions, and her prayers be. But she goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy.… She well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication, in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy and ambition, which assume the colors, and usurp the standard of freedom. The fundamental maxims of her policy would insensibly change from liberty to force; the frontlet on her brow would no longer beam with the ineffable splendor of freedom and independence; but in its stead would soon be substituted an imperial diadem, flashing in false and tarnished luster, the murky radiance of dominion and power. She might become the dictatress of the world: she would be no longer the ruler of her own spirit.’41

    “Because the framers provided no Biblical parameters, unbiblical warfare has been the rule ever since. Following is a list of the countries bombed by the United States since World War II….

    “From 1945 to the present [2012], the United States has bombed nineteen different countries under the guise of defending America’s sovereignty and promoting democracy. But America is none the better for it, and not one of these countries has become a legitimate democracy – not that this would be anything to celebrate. Something is amiss. Wars fought for political gain or financial profit can only be classified as ungodly acts of aggression….”

    For more, see online Chapter 4 “Article 1: Legislative Usurpation” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective.” Click on my name, then our website. Go to our Online Books page, click on the top entry, and scroll down to Chapter 4.

    Then find out how much you really know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar and receive a complimentary copy of a book that examines the Constitution by the Bible.

  • Mikael Vitally Vyachesl

    Saudi Arabia and Israel uses America to fight their wars, Isn’t that convenient ?. Iran and Syria stand in the way of the Greater Israel Expansion .Israel will never give back the Golan Heights back to Syria THE ZIONIST CARTELS WANTS TO START WORLD WAR III Trump is just one of their puppet .(Zionist agenda)

  • elainewoodriff

    The only problem with the book, The Host and the Parasite, which I am currently reading, is the false propaganda about Germany and the 2nd World War.

    • never

      Hitler was a Rothschild agent and genetic offspring.
      Even Shirer from Rise and Fall… acknowledges that Hitler came from the Rothschild household.
      When will ignorant Americans wake up ?
      Never.

  • Ian k2z

    thank you.

  • Jayne Dhoe

    I can’t believe the alt media is dropping the ball so badly again. This is the only piece on Israel here? They are becoming as bad as MSM — notice how a string of Zionists was pushing the line, and Robert Parry (hmm) that domestic politics were behind Trump’s attacks. That was the line. Beilin from Stanford and Larry Wilkerson on the Real News. All working for Israeli interests.

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