Israel Heads Closer to War on Syria
By Stephen Lendman
May 22, 2013
Syria is Washington’s war. Israel’s very much involved. It abhors peace and stability. Its history reflects belligerence. It’s a direct threat. It borders Syria.
Both countries are longstanding imperial partners. The Israeli Lobby plays a key role.
Orwell once said “(w)ho controls the past, controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”
Saving the future requires understanding both past and present. Preventing imperial annihilation depends on it.
So-called “rebel” forces are no match against Syria’s military superiority. Al-Qusayr is a strategic western Syrian city. It’s about 18 miles southwest of Homs.
It’s located on Lebanon’s border. It links Damascus with government controlled Mediterranean coastal areas.
It’s a key smuggling route. Insurgents, weapons, munitions and supplies pass cross-border into Syria. Stopping them is strategically important.
Fighting for control continues. On May 21, Press TV said Syrian forces control over 70% of the city. According to a Syrian source:
“We managed to enter the city from several directions. We encountered heavy resistance but we overpowered them and seized control of these places and we will pursue them and eliminate them wherever they go.”
According to Voice of Russia, Syria captured the city. Russia’s Rossia-24 TV reported it. Insurgents controlled the city throughout the conflict. No longer.