One of the real questions about the possible American strike on Syria is not “what will Syria do?” but how will Russia and Iran react? The Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad has the full support of the Russians who are still disputing that it was the al-Assad’s forces who launched the chemical weapons.
Hossein Sheikholeslam, the director general of the Iranian parliament’s International Affairs bureau, claimed the United States would not dare attack Syria but said that if it does, “the Zionist regime will be the first victim.”
“No military attack will be waged against Syria,” Sheikholeslam was quoted as saying on Monday by Iran’s state run Fars News Agency.
“Yet, if such an incident takes place, which is impossible, the Zionist regime will be the first victim of a military attack on Syria,” Sheikholeslam said in an apparent response to the Obama administration’s increasingly stern rhetoric against Syria.
According to the Iranian Assad would immediately respond to a U.S. attack by going after the Jewish state with the full force of his military. Syria can “heavily attack and raze the occupied territories,” Fars reported him as saying.
During the last few months, Syria has been intermittently sending mortars in and toward Israel trying to lure the Jewish State into the conflict.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today that if Israel is targeted “we will respond, and respond with force.”