Syrian President Assad: War Is Likely After Gaza Flotilla Raid

Syrian leader Assad called the current Israeli leadership a “pyromaniac government”.
He should know.

The killer Syrian regime is suspected of being behind the Hariri bombing and several others in Lebanon. On February 14, 2005 former Prime Minister of Lebanon Rafic Hariri was blown up in Beirut in a blast so massive that it killed 20 peole and left a crater in the street.

The Jerusalem Post reported:

Syrian President Bashar Assad said Israel’s attack on the Gaza aid flotilla has increased the chances of war in the Middle East, in a BBC interview on Wednesday.

Assad said that Syria was working to prevent a regional war but he added that there was no chance of a peace deal with the current Israeli administration, which he called a “pyromaniac government”.

According to the Syrian president last month’s Israeli commando assault on the Free Gaza flotilla in international waters had serious consequences. He noted that the attack on ships attempting to break Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip killed nine Turkish activists.

Israel recently set up an inquiry into the raid after rejecting a UN proposal for an international investigation.

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