December 11, 2013
"WHY DO THEY HATE US?":
Ex-IDF chief: Israel prefers that Assad stay in power (SPENCER HO, December 11, 2013, Times of Israel)
Posted by Orrin Judd at December 11, 2013 11:43 AM
Israel would prefer that Bashar Assad hold onto the presidency in Syria, rather than leave a power vacuum that could be filled by Islamic radicals, according to former IDF chief of staff Dan Halutz."The regime in Syriak kills it's citizens every day, but we must acknowledge that the opposition in Syria is composed of Muslim extremists like al-Qaeda," he said at a fundraising event in Moscow on Monday, according to the Israel daily Ma'ariv.
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