Israel, NATO’s Little Helper: The Overlooked Player in the Syrian Destabilization Campaign

by Scott Creighton

All too often we find ourselves talking about the United States and Britain’s destabilization campaign in Syria and we forget to mention the other partner in crime working to break the country up into little pieces: NATO’s Little Helper, Israel.

Israel’s involvement in the terrorist centered destabilization campaign is extensive to say the least and their motives to assist in the NATO efforts are just as obvious.

Israel has more than a few prime motivations to see that the current regime in Syria is overthrown and replaced by a puppet regime friendly to the west and Israel in particular. The first and foremost, is the survival of Israel itself and this has nothing to do with some existential threat posed by Syria.

Israel has been occupying the Golan Heights since the end of the Six Day War back in 1967. It’s managed under Israeli military rule and is still quite disputed by the vast majority of the civilized world. In 1973 Syria won back part of the Golan Heights and Assad has never given up on taking back all of it from the Israeli occupiers. Fewer than 10% of the people living in the Heights have accepted Israel’s offer of citizenship thus the vast majority of the Druze living in the Heights are still Syrian.
In 1981, Israel began building settlements in the Heights which drew immediate international
condemnation in the form of UN Security Council Resolution 497 which stated “the Israeli decision to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights is null and void and without international legal effect“ The resolution was passed by the Security Council by a vote of 15-0. The United States uncharacteristic did not veto the resolution to protect Israel’s interests.
According to the CIA World Factbook, as of 2010, “there are 41 Israeli settlements and civilian land use sites in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights“. Even the CIA admits the Heights are occupied Syrian territory.

What makes the Golan Heights so important to the state of Israel right now is the fact that Israel gets 1/3rd of it’s water from the Heights which makes it the main water source for all of Israel. With Golan, Israel would literally dry up and blow away.

A large percentage of the rest of their water comes from the occupied West Bank. So they literally bleed what they need from their neighbors. Nice, huh?

Now, you might think that would be reason enough for Israel to help push along a Libyan style imperialist overthrow of the Syrian government or a Balkanization of the country. In the aftermath of whatever shakes out of the turmoil being caused by the CIA, NATO, and the rest of the low-intensity warfare players, Israel stands to take and keep the Golan Heights for real this time making it part and parcel of Israel for good.

I would say that is pretty good motivation, wouldn’t you?

Well, it gets better.

For being”Gods chosen people”, the Israeli’s got stuck with the short end of the stick when it comes to oil and LNG in the region. Seems like Israel is the only country in the entire Middle East with no real reserves to speak of on their property. There are some reserves off the coast of Gaza which explains Israel’s efforts there and their “slant drilling” operation they don’t want people to see. But, for the most part, Israel doesn’t have jack squat when it comes to oil riches. They depend on importing 99% of their oil needs.
That may change after the Heights becomes Israel East so Israel is getting busy looking for their missing black gold.

The (Israeli) government has secretly green-lighted exploratory drilling for oil and gas in the Golan Heights, almost 20 years after diplomatic initiatives put operations on hold.
National Infrastructure Minister Uzi Landau (Yisrael Beytenu) approved exploratory drilling in the Golan Heights for petroleum and natural gas a few weeks ago despite the risk of Syrian indignation.
“His view is that the State of Israel must utilize all options for oil exploration across the country in order to break free from dependence on Arab oil,” sources close to the minister told the daily Yedioth Ahronoth on Sunday.” The Times of Israel, May 13 2012

Israel’s exploration for natural resources in an occupied territory is clearly a violation of various international laws. They say themselves that they wouldn’t be able to do it without risking a national incident were it not for the fact that the United States and her brothers in crime over at NATO were in the process of tearing Syria into little pieces like they are doing down in Libya.

Of course, the MSM says nothing about this.

Israel for their part, has been aiding and abetting the international crimes against humanity taking place in Syria. They have been caught providing weapons to the Free Syrian Terrorists as the Syrian government has confiscated numerous Israeli made weapons of all sorts from the captured terrorists.

“The discovery of caches of Israeli weapons in Syria’s Latakia Province, used as a hideout by armed groups, reinforces the notion that Israel is one of the forces inciting violence in Syria.

The weapons, which included machineguns, bombs, automatic rifles and explosive devices, were displayed on Syrian TV on June 15. The incident came two days after Israeli authorities took an official stance against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and endorsed armed gangs operating in Syria.” Press TV

A week or so ago, Israel felt the need to step up the rhetoric swirling around the efforts to justify an outright invasion of Syria by claiming they had stockpiles of chemical weapons and they would use them against Israel.If that sounds a bit like the justification for the invasion of Iraq that is probably because Israel was behind that propaganda as well. At least they had a part in it.

“On Monday Israeli Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh, the country’s deputy military chief, warned that Syria could pose a threat to Israel with its chemical weapons.” Russia Today

One can only speculate as to why the general would fear some retaliation from Syria against Israel after all of this is done. Perhaps because he knows that Syria knows that Israel is playing a bigger role than most understand in this effort to destabilize their sovereign state. Who knows. But the WMDs story is bogus at best. Israel, not Syria, is the aggressor here and they have been in the region for quite sometime.

Israel is a pariah nation which exists not by developing mutually beneficial and amicable trade agreements with their neighbors, but rather by seeing something they need and brutally invading and occupying areas which they can leech what they want. They’re doing it in the West Bank and off the coast of Gaza and they’re doing it in the Golan Heights as well.

This is Israel’s motivation for helping with the destruction of the state of Syria. Pure, unadulterated greed. What mandates their having to resort to tactics like this is the fact that for decades their leaders have behaved in this bullish and illegal manner and gotten away with it solely because they are friends with the biggest kid on the block, the United States. After a developed history such as this, few nations are willing to forgive and forget and deal with Israel on a neutral basis and thus, they are left with only the thuggish route to securing the interests of their nation. That and the fact that getting the United States to spend our money bombing them a new water source and some oil reserves is a hell of a lot cheaper.

At any rate, I figured it was high time I spend a little effort exposing NATO’s Little Helper for what they are and the role they are playing killing civilians in Syria for water and profits.

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