Success is a big hole in the desert
A few days ago, reports had come in that Israel had dropped munitions on Syria after their aircraft had been detected. Syrian officials claimed that anti-aircraft fire sent the Israeli fighters scrambing back to home base. At the time, Israel's official position was that such reports did not merit response. The meaning of that was obvious:
The Israeli military spokesman's office said in a statement: "It is not our custom to respond to these kinds of reports."Well, things appear beyond close to being true and are escalating rather severely:
Which probably means they are either true or close to being so.
Syria accused Israel of a "flagrant violation" of its obligations when it carried out an airstrike inside the country last week, according to a copy of a letter released Tuesday.Depending on one's perspective, things appear either better or worse because ground forces may have also been involved
Syria called the incursion a "breach of airspace of the Syrian Arab Republic" and said "it is not the first time Israel has violated" Syrian airspace, the letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon read.
....sources told CNN the military operation, which happened Wednesday into Thursday, may have also involved Israeli ground forces who directed the airstrike, which "left a big hole in the desert" in Syria.Oddly, the IDF seems to be "happy with the success of the operation" they know nothing about.
Of course, "success" for the IDF carries a variety of meanings, at least one of which is that a major violation of international law will go the way all the other and multifarious violations of international tend to go for them: quitely away.