After failing to bring a pro-Israel regime change in Damascus, the Zionist regime has now admitted that it underestimated Bashar al-Assad’s popularity within military and the Syrian people at large. On May 17, 2013, The Times of London quoted two senior Israeli officers saying that Netanyahu regime would rather prefer a weakened but stable Syria under Bashar al-Assad than a Libyan-style Syria under Islamists, which could create troubles not only for Israel but the entire region.

“Better the devil we know than the demons we can only imagine if Syria fall into chaos, and the extremists from across the Arab world (armed and trained by Israel’s allies; the US, UK, France, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar) gain a foothold there,”an Israeli intelligence official said according to the Times.

A second senior Israeli military official was quoted saying it’s more likely than initially estimated that Assad will remain in power. Interestingly, on December 11, 2011, former defense minister Ehud Barak told World Policy Conference in Vienna that Assad will be out of power within weeks.

Zionist prime minister Nathyanhu during his recent Moscow visit tried to pursued Russian president Vladmir Putin to block sale of S-300 air defense missiles to Syria but failed. It has raised alarm bells in Israel. Last Sunday, the Zionist regime renewed threats to destroy Syrian weapon depots while Damascus ranted that it will respond by attack Tel Aviv.

“Even as it rightly plans for the changes wrought by the “Arab Spring”, Israel should also recognize that as the Middle East convulses, it is more likely to be left alone. As Alawites battle Arab Sunnis and Kurds in Syria, as Kurds target Turks in Turkey, as the Imazighen fight Arabs in Libya, as the Army contends with Islamists in Egypt, and as Sunnis and Christians confront Shiites in Lebanon, people don’t have the time, energy, or resources to fight the Jews in Israel. The more the region tears itself apart, the more Israel floats to the top, unscathed economically, militarily, or diplomatically. While an Islamist ascent is undesirable, the intervening disorder only makes Israel stronger,” wrote Gabriel M. Scheinmann, a Zionist-Jew scholar at JINSA.

Syrian army has succeeded in chasing foreign-backed militants out of the strategic town of al-Qusayr, bordering Lebanon. Abu Omer, a senior commander of Wahabi terrorist group, Al-Nusra Front, was killed on May 21 by Syrian advancing soldiers.

On Friday, Bashar Ja’afari, Syrian ambassador at UN defended Syrian army’s decision to target an Israeli military vehicle in occupied Golan Heights last week. The Israelis were on their way to help rebels beseiged inside the village of Bi’r Ajam.

Iranian ambassador at United Nations, Mohammad Khazaei, has rejected USraeli accusations against Tehran. “Despite the unfounded allegations, no Iranian military forces or advisors are present in Syria, but, unfortunately, certain regional countries are interfering in Syria’s internal affairs and fanning the flame of the conflict in the country by sending arms to extremist and terrorist groups,” he said.

The Zionist regime is worried that United States might agree with Russian proposal at the Geneva 2 conference next month, and force its puppet rulers in Ankara, Riyyadh, Amman and UAE to stop arming the rebels. Both Russia and China want Iran to attend the conference, something the powerful Jewish Lobby would never allow Barack Obama to agree. Assad regime has agreed to attend the conference while the rebel group leaders are waiting instructions from their foreign sponsors.

And finally, a good analyses by Jim W. Dean: “These Western protestations are nothing but fanny covering for the failed plans of their ‘point of a gun regime change’ game strategy where they thought using low cost proxies was the ticket. Someone has to be blamed for the bad policy, anyone but those really responsible. I wonder whether some kind of deal was made between Obama and Netanyahu that “if you back off on Iran now I will give you Syria instead and we can do some preliminary work there for staging our next moves on Iran.” Why am I so suspicious? “

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