By Roger L Simon www.PjMedia.com
The Bulgarian terror attack that took seven lives, including five Israeli tourists, plus many injuries, is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg, a high-ranking Israeli diplomat said. The diplomat pointed out that this was the twelfth among recent attacks instigated by Iran. Fortunately, the others were prevented, but Israeli authorities expect the number to increase in intensity and significance in the wake of the current Middle Eastern conflicts, notably in Syria. They are deeply concerned because as good as intelligence work may be, it can never be perfect.
The diplomat’s warning jibes with a New York Times report (*see below) that Israel is also concerned about the whereabouts of Syria’s vast store of chemical weaponry (rumored to be among the world’s largest), especially that the weapons would fall into the hands of Hezbollah if Syria’s civil war continues to grow.
U.S., Israel Discuss Destroying Syrian Weapons
By JPost.com staff 07/19/2012
The United States and Israel were in discussions over whether Israel should take out Syrian weapons facilities as the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad falters, The New York Times reported Thursday.
According to the report, which cited two administration officials, the United States is opposed to such an attack “because of the risk that it would give Mr. Assad an opportunity to rally support against Israeli interference.”
Israel discussed the Syrian issues with U.S. National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon during his visit last weekend, the Times quoted a White House official as saying.