U.S. Approved Israeli Bombing of Syria … and May Join the War at Any Moment
Israel claims it bombed a weapons convoy, while Syria claimed that a research facility was hit. Who is right?
Israeli warplanes struck several targets inside Syria overnight Tuesday, including a biological weapons research center that was reportedly flattened out of concern that it might fall into the hands of Islamist extremists fighting to topple the government of Syrian president Bashar Assad, Western intelligence officials tell TIME.
The irony is thick, as the U.S. is directly backing the Islamist extremists fighting to topple the Syrian government.
A Western intelligence official indicated to TIME that at least one to two additional targets were hit the same night, without offering details. Officials also said that Israel had a “green light” from Washington to launch yet more such strikes.