Sunday, August 18, 2013 |  Ryan Jones  
Israel Today
Israeli forces stationed on the Golan Heights fired a missile at a Syrian military post across the border on Saturday, destroying an artillery piece that had fired several shells into Israel.
A number of shells landed in Israeli territory early Saturday morningIsraeli officials believed the incident to be spillover from ongoing battles in Syria, and not a deliberate targeting of Israel.
Nevertheless, Israel has repeatedly warned that it will respond with force to every act of aggression that endangers Israel's citizens and sovereignty.
There was no immediate response from Syria.
Israelis remain concerned that it is only a matter of time before the situation along the border escalates.
It should also be noted that both sides in the Syrian civil war are enemies of the Jewish state, and would presumably have no problem bloodying Israel's nose as part of their conflict with one another.
The regime of embattled dictator Bashar Assad is still officially at war with Israel, and has for decades sheltered and aided anti-Israel terrorist organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah.
The Syrian rebels are composed largely of Islamist groups, many affiliated or allied with the likes of the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda, both of which ultimately seek the destruction of the "Zionist regime."
As the fighting inches ever closer to the border, the situation is understandably very tense, and a cause for great concern in Israel.
Debka says this about the incident: 
DEBKAfile August 17, 2013, 10:42 PM (GMT+02:00)
Several hours after several Syrian shells exploded near the Moshav Keshet, central Golan, IDF artillery Saturday night fired a Tamuz rocket at a Syrian position near Beraika village, the source of the shells. Fourteen injured Syrians crossed the border and were transferred to three Israeli hospitals for treatment

DEBKAfile Video August 17, 2013, 1:58 PM (IDT)
Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, was in Amman this week to inaugurate the Centcom’s Forward Command in Jordanmanned by 273 US officers. US media correspondents were permitted to visit the new war room for the first time on condition of non-disclosure of its location and secret facilities. debkafile’s military sources report that the installation is bomb- and missile-proof against a possible Syrian attackThe US Air Force command section is in direct communication with the US, Israeli, Jordanian and Saudi Air Force headquarters ready for an order by President Barack Obama to impose a partial no-fly zone over Syrian air space.
Another section is designed to coordinate operations between US and Jordanian special forces, as well as the units trained in commando combat by US instructors in Jordan.  A closed section houses CIA personnel who control the work of US agents going in and out of Syria and also a communications center.
In his briefing to US forces Thursday, Aug. 15, Gen. Dempsey commented: “Jordan lives in a very volatile region and at a very critical time in its history. They can count on us to continue to be their partner.”
He suggested that the operation could continue well into next year or beyond.
Situated atop the underground facility is a large surface structure accommodating the American military and civilian offices dealing with Syrian issues from Jordan. It is guarded by US and Jordanian security units.

There are today some 1,000 US military personnel in the Hashemite Kingdom, plus a squadron of F-16 fighters and several Patriot anti-missile batteries strung along the Jordanian-Syrian border to shield Jordanian and American bases and the capital, Amman.
This special debkafile video presentation illustrates US, Saudi, and Jordanian preparations for military intervention in the Syrian civil war and its likely repercussions.   [ for video:  http://www.debka.com/article/23199/New-Centcom-underground-war-room-in-Amman-for-US-intervention-in-Syria  ]
Obama’s final decision on US military intervention – consisting of a no fly and a buffer zone in Syria – is expected in the coming two to three weeks,depending on Dempsey’s recommendations upon his return to Washington after checking out preparations in Israel and Jordan. In neither operation will US boots touch Syrian soil.
The buffer zone in the south up to Damascus would be captured by 3,000 rebels trained in special operations tactics and armed by US forces in Jordan. Jordanian special forces are to spearhead the operation under US command.
Assad may take the fight outside his borders by launching missiles against Israel, Jordan and maybe Turkey.
Hizballah may join in with rocket attacks on Israel. Iran will beef up its active military presence in Syria and Jordan. And Russian Rapid Intervention units are on standby for saving Assad at their Black Sea and South Caucasian bases.
** Marching forward to:  the Destruction of Damascus, Syria and Ephraim-- when "EVERY man of war will be destroyed!"   Praise the Lord! 


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