For anyone who might have been wondering what a red line response might look like....this could be one aspect of the strategy to limit Assad's ability to unleash chemical weapons in the region.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/05/wo...yria.html?_r=0A spokesman for the Israeli Embassy in Washington declined on Friday night to comment on the Israeli attack, which was first reported by CNN, saying only in a statement, “Israel is determined to prevent the transfer of chemical weapons or other game-changing weaponry by the Syrian regime to terrorists, specially to Hezbollah in Lebanon.”
Obviously, it makes considerable sense to have Israel demolish the delivery systems capability since they have conducted strikes previously on the pretext of weapons being delivered to Hezbollah.
Avi Issacharoff, an Israeli defense analyst, wrote on the news site Walla.com that it was no surprise that Syria and Hezbollah did not acknowledge the strike.
Next move belongs to...................?“Any admission by either Syria or Hezbollah that the Israeli Air Force had attacked a weapons convoy, which would obligate them to retaliate, would only serve to paint them into a corner,” Mr. Issacharoff wrote. “The Syrian Army currently lacks the manpower to face Israel on the ground — and certainly not in the air. A conflagration with the IDF is liable to result in the loss of the only advantage that Assad has over the opposition forces — the Syrian Air Force.”