“Israel says Assad must stay”

The front-page headline in today’s edition of The Times newspaper says it all: “Israel says Assad must stay”.

"Israel says Assad must stay" – front-page headline in The Times, London, 18 May 2013

“Israel says Assad must stay” – front-page headline in The Times, London, 18 May 2013

The reason is not so much fear of the Islamists – for whom historically Israel has shown a preference – or of chaos in Syria, which is what the Israeli officials interviewed by The Times claim, but the fact that Israel has more confidence in Bashar Assad than in any foreseeable successor in maintaining the Israeli occupation of the Syrian Golan Heights.

For more on the Assad family’s love affair with Israel and its betrayal of Syria, see our previous articles:

We live in hope that Assad’s delusional supporters in the West, including his useful idiots in the faux “left” and fake “anti-imperialist” camps, will eventually understand the folly of supporting a traitor and mass murderer.

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