Israel Admits Syrian Military Is About To Restore Its Ground Forces To Pre-War Size

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Israel Admits Syrian Military Is About To Restore Its Ground Forces To Pre-War Size

AFP 2018

Syria is building up its ground forces to pre-war size according to Israel.

On August 7th, Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman spoke in front of reporters during a tour of the Golan Heights. “Across the way we see the Syrian military, which is not satisfied with just taking over all of Syrian territory but is expressly building a broad-based, new ground army that will return to its previous proportions and beyond,” Lieberman commented. He also added that Israel follows all developments and is ready for any scenario.

Thus, Syria seems to be recovering from the seven-year conflict with foreign-backed groups. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s army has recovered from a critical manpower shortage earlier in the war.

On August 2nd, Liebermann focused on the fact that Assad is regaining control of Syrian territory and that stability is returning to the Golan Heights. This comes in a large part thanks to the support of Syria’s allies in the face of Iran, Russia and Lebanon’s Hezbollah. They Syrian army has had significant success against the militant groups, many of which are supported by Israel, the US and allies.

Liebermann’s visit to the Golan Heights comes when the Syrian army has all but defeated the militants in the southern parts of the country. According to PressTV, the recapture of those areas would cut Israel’s contacts with anti-Damascus militants and will deal a huge blow to Tel Aviv’s plans to make the international community recognize the annexation of the Golan Heights, which was seized in 1967.

Israel and Syria have fought three wars in the past, with them coming to an end with the 1974 disengagement of forces deal. However, with Assad regaining control of the country Tel Aviv has expressed concerns that the Syrian president may defy the 44-year deal and destabilize the Syria-Israel situation. The Golan was the battlefield of large tank battles in 1967 and in the Israel-Syrian war in 1973. Israel annexed its part of the Golan Heights in 1981, however the move is yet to be internationally recognized.

Reuters also cited Liebermann who in a twitter post said that Israel’s battle tanks were deployed on the strategic plateau that it captured in the 1967 war and that they are “our crushing strike force and will know how to defend the border in any eventuality.”

Regarding the Syrian army’s recent success, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also visited Russia on July 11th. Reuters cited Netanyahu that Israel would not attempt to unseat Assad, however he would expect Russia to influence the Iranian military advisors to leave Syria. However, no such actions have been undertaken by Russia.

President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia and the US would secure Israel’s border with Syria in accordance with the 1974 disengagement of forces deal. The announcement was made on July 16th’s press conference after the Trump-Putin meeting in Helsinki. He stressed that the move would “restore quiet to the Golan Height, bring a more peaceful relationship between Syria and Israel, and also provide security to the state of Israel.”

Furthermore, an anonymous Russian diplomat, cited by Times of Israel on July 19th, said that Israel and Syria have agreed to return to the 1974 Agreement on Disengagement drawn up in the wake of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, and that it will be implemented when Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government has fully wrestled control of the border region from the opposing factions. Since the Times of Israel report on July 19th, the Syrian army has restored control over the border region and Russian military police has assisted the UN Mission to reopen the Syrian pass to Golan Heights and reimpose the 1974 disengagement agreement.

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  • leon mc pilibin

    I have news for nutandyahoo and his genocidal zionist buddies,Syria will be 1000s of times stronger than before it was invaded by israhelli isis terrorists.Israhell is worse off now,because of its arrogance and will forever be on the defensive as opposed to always being the aggressor..Things have changed and will be changing BIG TIME;lol.

    • Val Shadowhawk

      That’s for sure!!

    • FlorianGeyer

      My thoughts as well Leon.

    • Rüdiger Preiss

      Yep. We have a saying in German “Was dich nicht umbringt macht dich nur haerter” (=what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger)

  • John Whitehot

    “Across the way we see the Syrian military, which is not satisfied with just taking over all of Syrian territory”

    the Syrian military did not invade other countries, in this era.

    Israel did, and repeatedly – and made the US did it, repeatedly.

    • You can call me Al

      I have just made a comment above, on the exact same sentence – it really is truly mind boggling.

  • Nigel Maund

    Syria would be wise to focus on the peaceful rebuilding of a country destroyed by Israel and its Western vassal States and Israel’s (and the CIA’s) own mercenary Army ISIS and their various related terrorist groups. Israel has proven, beyond all doubt, that it is a very dangerous State and specialises in covert action, deception and engineered “false flags” to influence events to its advantage. Its huge military, paid for by the US taxpayer since 1948, is a dangerous force. Hence, conflict now needs to be avoided whilst Syria rebuild’s the country and its economy. An economically strong Syria will ensure peace and be far more worrying to the Zionists than one brandishing military power, which they will surely use as a reason for another war of “self justification” – we told you so!. Patience and strength weakens one’s enemies not threats and force; so, eventually a strong Syria will most assuredly reduce Israel’s geopolitical clout in the entire ME and that of the US.

    • Freespirit

      The House of Rothschild, which CONTROLS Israel and UNITED STATES Corporation, will never give up war. Not-with-standing their GOAL to RULE this planet,THEY are Psychopaths

      There can be NO PEACEFUL way to deal with them

      Prison or ELIMINATION-PERIOD

    • FlorianGeyer

      Well said Nigel.

      From my personal perspective I would add that to avoid any ossification of the Syrian Military ( in fact any military) it is necessary for the officers and men to have experience in real combat situations and perhaps Russia and Syria could compliment each other to protect nations who become a target of ‘US Exceptionalism’ (Terrorism) on the southern Russian Borders.

      The model of Russian assistance in Syria would be excellent.

    • Rüdiger Preiss

      … and you think Israel will watch Syria becoming economically strong? They will throw everything they have into hindering Syria.

      • Hisham Saber

        That is precisely why Syrian (Syrian Arab Army and auxiliaries, NDF) , Lebanese(Hezbollah), Iraqi(Iraqi Hezbollah, Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units-PMU’s) , Afghani (volunteers) and Iranian (IRGC, with Gen. Solemenei leading the effort, and is in effect incharge of the coming battle with the Zionist entity, and he answers only to Mr. Khamenei), will throw everything they have got at Israel sooner than later, just a matter of getting everything and everyone in place, and a casus belli to blitz the IDF in the Golan. and beyond. The forces I have mentioned have 7 years hardcore combat experience in desert, rural and urban battlefields, and have been distilled by now to perhaps the best fighting forces in the world.

        Against the pathetic IDF? An army of many LGBQT’s, exchange students from the U.S., and criminal Russian Jews wanted in Russia. They are only good at killing civilians, but like we saw in 2006, Hezbollah routed two armored battalions and 75,000 IDF troops, with 4,500 ‘ regulars’.

        The time is now.

    • Kell McBanned

      Indeed, it must be worrying to the Nosebergs that despite all their tricks they were defeted, the only way for Syria is up, Israel however has only one way to go as well :)

      • You can call me Al

        “Nosebergs”………..Brilliant -> LMAO

    • Hisham Saber

      The IDF is hardly a dangerous force. Right now, Syria is united in getting their country back, including the Golan. This should be done now, while the Syrian Arab Army, along with its many allies have the momentum, and have 7 years hardcore rural, desert, and urban combat experience.

      Israeli arrogance in the region has reached epic proportions, it time to teach the Zionist entity a lesson. The IDF would be routed and possibly annihilated, who knows, but the awesome favor goes to the forces of the axis of resistance. The Syrian Arab Army and auxiliaries, the NDF, Hezbollah, tens of thousands of Afghan volunteers, Iraqi Hezbollah, Iraqi PMU’s, many tribesmen, including the Druze in the Golan itself. Lets not forget the IRGC, whos Gen. Solemenei, is coordinating the battle to come, everything is being put into place. It will promise to be a blitz on the Golan that will leave Israel and anyone thinking of coming to her rescue come out of any such confrontation a badly damaged military and country. The U.S., Britian, France simply don’t have the manpower, the stomach to embark on a grand regional war for Israel. Plus, by looking at Afghanistan and Iraq 2.0, they suffered severe insurgency, and ultimately had to bail out, with nothing to show for today. In Afghanistan, the Taliban, or Pashtun, are wearing sandals, and bedsheets, armed with AK-47’s and a few IED’s, are running the allies crazy. And they want to take on the whole of the Shia crescent, and Sunni, Christain Arabs?

      • RichardD

        How would the Israeli nuclear threat be dealt with in this scenario?

        • Tony B.

          Syria is too close to Israhell. To nuke Syria is to nuke Israhell,

      • peacelover

        IDF is not a dangerous force at all. but actually the zionists satanic bloody planners are real danger 4 humanity. may God put in their heart some human sympathy

    • peacelover

      right

  • Freespirit

    https://soundcloud.com/eyesleft

    The REAL fight I have been advising for several years now, is beginning

    • peacelover

      peace should prevail instead of further fighting . humanity has suferred much through useless ugly zionists created wars.

      • Freespirit

        That is an easy one- TAKE OUT the Zionists, starting with House of Rothschild, Israel and then move on to the House of Windsor and the Vatican

        Problem solved..at leas t until the NEXT Psychopath with Money and Power comes into the planet ARENA , probably after about 1000 years

        SOLUTION- REPEAT.

        • peacelover

          dear i m not a troll. u need not to be so emotional. i think u r irish. i like irish people

          • Freespirit

            Stop behaving like one, then and I like Irish people too, especially my family

  • Enkidu

    “Across the way we see the Syrian military, which is not satisfied with just taking over all of Syrian territory but is expressly building a broad-based, new ground army that will return to its previous proportions and beyond,”

    Dear God, anything but that! Oh, the horror!

  • occupybacon

    “new ground army that will return to its previous proportions and beyond” Liberman knows. Some says the Syrian army is weaker, but it’s the opposite, now it’s the most experienced ground army in the middle east. Other countries will pay to have their officers trained by Syria.

  • Rüdiger Preiss

    “Tel Aviv’s plans to make the international community recognize the annexation of the Golan Heights”
    Dream on, Mr. Liebermann! Your Trump puppet won’t change this no matter how many embassies he puts into Palestine territory.

  • You can call me Al

    This bloke is quoted s saying ““Across the way we see the Syrian military, which is not satisfied with just taking over all of Syrian territory but is expressly building a broad-based, new ground army that will return to its previous proportions and beyond,”

    I just cannot get my head around this statement; of course you have the hypocrisy, the arrogance, the audacity…. but there is something else as well, maybe “fear” !!!!?.

    • AM Hants

      Have you seen the article, over on Mintpress, where the French Rothschild Disciple, Maccron, is refusing to go to Israel? May mean nought, may mean something, but, is anybody supporting Israel, these days, besides the US?

      …………………….

      French President Macron Reportedly Indefinitely Cancels Visit to Israel
      There is speculation that the cancellation is in protest against Israel’s Jewish Nation-State law, which critics say institutionalizes apartheid.

      by Middle East Monitor… https://www.mintpressnews.com/french-president-reportedly-cancels-visit-to-israel-indefinitely/247257/

      ……………………..

      Then you have those that signed the JCPOA Agreement, trying their hardest, not to sign up with the nation which violated the agreement, the US. They say the social media ban on Info Wars/Prison Planet, plus, no doubt Ron Paul, is down to them not supporting going to war with Iran. Interesting if true.

      …………………………

      Pro-Trump Conspiracy-Monger “QAnon” Calls for Regime Change in Iran
      Among the figures who have been promoted by QAnon as heroes resisting the “deep state” include Blackwater founder Erik Prince, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former Mayor of New York City turned Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

      by Whitney Webb… https://www.mintpressnews.com/pro-trump-conspiracy-monger-qanon-calls-for-regime-change-in-iran/244686/

      • You can call me Al

        Thanks AMH.

        I need to read up on Macron as I have not seen that yet.

        Regards QAnon, I just read your link but I honestly do not know what to believe now. Their deception is everywhere, ranging from the ridiculous anti-Russian rhetoric including coming to the UK with a bottle containing a military grade chemical weapon to commit assassinations, to a moon landing that the World believed for decades.

        I mean many think Alex Jones works for the government as well.

        Anyway, thanks, I’ll give what you have stated with some thought.

        • AM Hants

          QAnon – have no idea, never follow them. Tried looking at the site, but, it was all over the place. Must admit, I do believe most media outlets, thrive on media disinformation, pushing their own agenda. I just pick articles to pass on for others to come to their own conclusions. Most sites, provide many articles, I disagree with, plus, many which make sense.

          Must admit I do love articles which disprove State/MSM stories/soundbites of the week. There again, when the MSM is trying to push a certain narrative, courtesy of hysteria, I always go for the opposite point of view, to what is being forced.

          Have you seen this, as Matt Lee, making US State Spokesperson look stupid, so comes to mind.

          Watch Reporters Slam US For Refusing To Condemn Saudi-US Airstrike On Yemen School Bus In Live Briefing
          https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-09/watch-reporters-slam-us-refusing-condemn-saudi-coalition-airstrike-yemen-school-bus

          Classic Matt

          Matt Lee: So, the Russians were right about Syria? 14 July 2016 (Psaki)… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmEK-Oaht-w

          palestine – UNESCO : Matthew Lee destroying State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU7osIl8IDI

          Matt Lee crushes Rear Admiral Kirby: If Iran deal is a success, why missile defense in Europe?… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoKoUEoo8xM&t=46s

          Blame game: NATO expanded to Russia, or Russia moved towards NATO?… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW5HV69LKUs&t=65s

          Matt Lee: Any difference airstrikes Yemen & Aleppo? 11 Oct 2016… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1yvwVltyPc

          ‘Anything other than social media?’ State Dept’s MH17 evidence secret… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQRvINebeok

          • You can call me Al

            I’ll be back to you on this post as I love it; we seem very similar in our views. I did admire that Matt Lee – what happened to him ?, where was he from ?.

          • AM Hants

            He is still with Associated Press and attending White House Press Briefings. Do enjoy watching the videos, which feature him. Gives hope, that not all is lost, with regards MSM reporters.

            Interesting bio, assuming it is the same person.

            Biography
            https://twitter.com/APDiploWriter

            Matthew Lee is the Chief State Department Correspondent for The Associated Press, covering U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. After graduating from Nichols in Buffalo NY, in 1984 and studying for a year in Scotland, he attended Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He graduated from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Affairs in 1989.

            Immediately after college, he worked as a news aide at The Washington Post, and then as a reporter for The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Va. He moved to Cambodia in 1994 and did freelance work for The Cambodia Daily newspaper, AP, UPI, Reuters, the BBC, the Economist, the Far Eastern Economic Review, CNN and Time Magazine before becoming the Phnom Penh Bureau Chief for the French news agency, Agence France-Presse, in 1995.

            Lee was transferred to Washington in 1999 and covered the State Department for AFP until 2005. From 2005 to 2007, he was AFP’s Deputy Bureau Chief for East Africa and the Indian Ocean based in Nairobi, Kenya. After 12 years with AFP, Lee joined the AP and returned to Washington and the State Department beat in 2007.

            In Cambodia, he covered the death of Pol Pot, the ultimate collapse of the Khmer Rouge and was shot and wounded during the 1997 coup. Elsewhere, he covered final days of Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s regime in Haiti and the rise of the al-Shabab Islamist movement in Somalia. He has traveled the world with every Secretary of State since Madeleine Albright and reported from more than 100 countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and North Korea…

          • You can call me Al

            Thanks.

  • Tommy Jensen

    Israel’s battle tanks are deployed on the strategic plateau that it
    captured in the 1967 war and they are our crushing lethal strike force to any enemy threatening to take Israel´s historical rights to more land.

    Israel will know how to defend Israel´s new borders in any eventuality and reserve the right to bomb any spot inside Syria, Iran, Lebanon, Russia, Turkey that jeopardizes our existence and dont recognize the Jews human rights to usury.

    • Tony B.

      Israhell has no chance without the U.S. doing it all for them. In fact, all they have EVER had has been from the U.S. This is the exact reason that there is now a permanent U.S. military base inside Israhell.
      After all, all the U.S. troops in the world, all the U.S. tax money in the country, are not worth one Jew fingernail.

    • pappa gone

      israhell is an evil racist nation, before or after the GENTILES whatever religion have, must to re establish the right holy sovereign territory of Syria.
      I can’t understand why saudi, eau, and others are de facto allied with the idea of jew’s “lebensraum”.
      But, I think before Assad must clean all the sovereign territory of Syria, also crushing americans french brits turkish and their proxi mercenaries

  • Hisham Saber

    Israel is very, very afraid right now. They know that they are no where prepared to repulse the SAA,NDF, Hezbollah, IRGC, tens of thousands of Afghan volunteers, and the Iraqi PMU’s. Iraqi Hezbollah has troops near the border too.

    Now is the time to strike, and those IDF MGT will be shredded by highly mobile ATGM teams. The IDF would lose its entire force in the Golan, and the forces of the axis of resistance have 7 years of hardcore battlefield experience in rural, desert, and urban combat, and by now are probably the most capable fighters in the world. The IDF are made up of a bunch of LGBQT’s, exchange students from the U.S., and criminal Russian Jews on the run from Russia. They would be annihilated.

    IRGC Gen. Solemenei is c-ordinating all the forces together and logistics are being put in place, when the phone call comes from Mr. Khamenei, Israel will be in serious jeopardy. Israel has no strategic depth. Its very easy to overwhelm. And the Israeli population are not morally nor psychologically prepared for a serious confrontation , that would most likely be on multiple fronts. The U.S., Britian, France will not, do not have the stomach to come to the rescue. To come right into the lions mouth, the whole regions people, military or not, are against them. They will be expelled from the entire region.

    • RichardD

      Clearing the IDF, Mossad, Shin Bet, the Israeli government, and Jew land thieves and squatters out of the Golan would be easier done in conjunction with doing the same thing in Shebaa Farms and the Palestinian territories. The West Bank barrier wall and Gaza fence should be torn down and Palestinian refugees allowed to return to Palestine to help with the dejudification and unification of Palestine. Israel’s UN membership should be revoked and replaced with Palestine. That process is in the beginning stages at the UN now:

      “A United Nations human rights expert is under fire after suggesting Israel could have its member status at the world body suspended over alleged violations of international law. …

      He said that Israel is in “direct contravention” of more than 40 U.N. Security Council resolutions, including resolutions condemning the building of settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

      “What should be done with respect to a member state who clearly defies a body of UNSC resolutions, contrary to their responsibilities under the Charter and as an occupying power?” he said. “If this behaviour is ignored, then the offending member-state will surely take that as a license to continue the prohibited act, and the status of international law will be degraded.”

      “If it is clear that Israel has no intent to comply with the repeated direction of the international community, then other measures within the remedial menu should be considered and applied,” he said, adding that similar measures had successfully been used against other countries before.”

      – Senior UN official blasted for floating Israel’s suspension from world body –

      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/08/07/senior-un-official-blasted-for-floating-israels-suspension-from-world-body.html

      Antijudaism should be strengthened in the US, Palestine, France, Canada, the UK, Russia and worldwide. And codified into law outlawing Judaism worldwide, the synagogues and yeshivas closed, Israel expelled from the UN and replaced with Palestine, and the planet dejudified to create a much better future for humanity.

    • peacelover

      mitarily u said right. but economicaly and by the shia sunni rivaly this cannot be done.

  • Ariel Cohen

    “Across the way we see the Syrian military, which is not satisfied with just taking over all of Syrian territory but is expressly building a broad-based, new ground army that will return to its previous proportions and beyond” – So what’s new you demented ZioNazi idiot Liebermann?

  • peacelover

    A very balance peace treaty is needed and somehow expected now with the help of russia

  • EmilyEnso

    Syria wants it territory back.
    It wants the Golan back.
    It wants its Golan oil back.
    It needs that revenue to help restore the country after the illegal attacks by Israel, Nato and the west.
    The best thing for peace that Israel can do – is hand it back..
    The Golan is Syria as recognised by the UN and international law.
    It is illegally occupied.
    Hand it back Israel – make peace – not war.
    Save lives.
    Golan is Syria and they will get it back – one way or another – as is their right.

    • George Evans

      the State (?) of Israel was founded in deceit…prospered in deceit..and will disappear in deceit…. the only thing protecting it is the Billions of $$$ and the political protection afforded by the USA…both WILL run out …
      this situation is more than the Achilles heel for the USA…it will prove disastrous….very sad…for the USA , but more particularly for the ordinary decent Arabs being treated so shabbily ,,not only by the US and The Israel…but by their very own desperates in Saudi and Egypt…
      Time is running out…