As President Obama and Congress continue to ponder U.S. military intervention in Syria, the Bashar al-Assad led regime and its allies around the world have vowed action against Israel in response to any U.S. action. Given the threat, one would assume Israel would be opposed to U.S. involvement in the region, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
“How is it that Israel could be for the United States bombing Syria,” Glenn asked on radio this morning. “I think because we're in an endgame scenario in the Middle East.”
In an op-ed published today on TheBlaze and GlennBeck.com, Glenn explains what he believes to be the real situation in Syria:
China’s Foreign Minister said American should ‘think thrice’ before acting and exercise ‘extreme caution’ in what is a clear declaration of support for Assad’s regime. Russia has unabashedly come to the aid of Assad by sending a steady stream of weapons and recently they bolstered their naval presence near the Syrian coast with a missile cruiser and a destroyer among other ships. Iran, of course, has vowed to support Syria ‘to the end’ in the face of possibly military strikes from the United States.
Since the Arab Spring the Middle East has come unraveled – something that didn’t seem possible given its already volatile nature. Egypt is on the verge of civil war, Libya is suffering in lawless ruin, and Syria is mired in a deadly civil war that’s killed hundreds of thousands of people. The Assad regime, the radical terrorists fighting against Assad, and the Obama administration itself all admit a limited and measured strike from the United States will neither end the civil war nor change regimes.
So why bother doing it? What is this really all about? Here are a few of the keys:
- Assad saw what happened in Egypt and Libya and he’s making sure he does not suffer the same fate. He’s a dictator desperately trying to hold onto his power through any means possible.
- Iran doesn’t have many allies around the world, but Syria is one of them. Iran depends on Syria to funnel weapons to terrorist organization Hezbollah, whose main base of operation is in Lebanon. Hezbollah views any threat to the Assad regime as a threat to Palestinians and Lebanon.
- Syria hosts a Russian naval base on the Mediterranean and Russia needs the access to warm water ports or else they are either land locked or ice locked.
- Another major factor is oil & natural gas. Syria is one of the most strategic places for pipelines to flow into Europe. Qatar proposed a massive pipeline that would weave through Syria, but Assad turned that down in 2009 and instead partnered up with Russia and Iran to get the pipeline, which is due to open in 2016.
Read the entire op-ed HERE.
So what does this all mean for Israel?
“Now, Israel is looking at a civil war,” Glenn said. “Imagine if Canada was in a civil war and Canada was not friendly to us but Canada was better to us than the guys fighting the civil war? Because the guys fighting the civil war said, ‘We're going to kill every single American.’ We'd be very concerned with what's happening in Canada, very concerned. And we wouldn't want the guys that said, ‘We're going to kill every American’ to come down and kill us.
"But if we thought the Canadian prime minister is going to be toppled, if Greenland all of a sudden, or Great Britain all of a sudden said, ‘We're going to draw a line in the sand… and that red line is going to be use chemical weapons.’ If there was a third grader that happened to snort a bunch of Ajax in a kindergarten room, I would be for calling up Greenland or England and saying, ‘You know what? I think they're using chemical weapons right up there. You should go get ’em. You should go get ’em.’ Because I would want all of those chemical weapons destroyed,” he continued. “And if somebody else will destroy them for me, great. That way I'm not involved. Let somebody else go in there and get rid of those chemical weapons.”
“If the prime minister survives, great. He can't have chemical weapons, and I didn't have to worry about him,” Glenn concluded. “But if he doesn't, I know I'm going to have to worry about the people who say they're going to kill every single American. But at least I don't have to worry about do they have chemical weapons or not. That's why Israel cares and that's why Israel wants us to do that for them.”
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