Syria’s lingering hell

Israeli soldiers evacuate their comrade who was wounded during an explosion near the Druze village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights

Military medics treating one of the Golan attack victims

Hezbollah is the culprit that most readily comes to mind when trying to figure out who masterminded the roadside attack on IDF soldiers in the Golan last Tuesday. Hezbollah’s motivation is obvious following the destruction of its missile transports into Lebanon.

Not only has it vowed revenge but its ally, embattled Damascus despot Bashar Assad, has served ample warning that from now on he won’t bar Hezbollah forces from striking against Israel from the Golan.

With that in mind, the detonated booby-trap device (and possible kidnap attempt) was no surprise. Continue reading