CNN's Pentagon correspondent Barbara "5 Pointed Inverted" Starr appears to have got it wrong again... it was not an Israeli airstrike but rather an Israeli submarine missile strike on the port of Latakia on July 5.
This is Israel's fourth unprovoked strike on Syria in the last 6 months... all clearly acts of war... just how many attacks will Israel be allowed before there is a justifiable retaliation, or war simple breaks out???
The UN's peace loving "International Community" is predictably silent as usual.
See videos below...
2013.7.14 Military Strike On Latakia; Israel Mum Amid Renewed Media Speculation Over Russian Missiles In Syria (JewishNewsOne, youtube.com):
Britain's The Sunday Times has reported that Israeli Dolphin-class submarines - not Israeli fighter jets - carried out the July 5 attack on a warehouse in Syria storing Russian-made anti-ship missiles. The report followed and partially contradicted unnamed US officials, who days earlier anonymously informed US television networks that the Russian missiles were, in fact, destroyed by Israeli war planes. Israeli officials have not confirmed or denied the reports, stating only that the Jewish state will act if advanced weaponry is transferred from President Assad's army to Iranian-backed Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon. During a visit to an army base last week, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon restated Israel's approach to the Syrian conflict: that it would not get involved except to stop weapons transfers. Ya'alon said Israel had established 'red lines' when it comes to national interests, and the military was sticking to them.
2013.7.13 Israel Behind Mystery Attack On Syrian Port (RT, youtube.com):
US officials have revealed that explosions reported at a key Syrian port on July 5 were likely the result of an Israeli airstrike. Three officials spoke to CNN on condition of anonymity, referring to the pre dawn explosions in the city of Latakia as an Israeli operation which allegedly targeted Russian-made Yakhont anti-ship missiles.
2013.7.12 Israel Believed Behind Recent Syria Strike By Barbara Starr (security.blogs.cnn.com):
A series of explosions on July 5 at a critical Syrian port was the result of airstrikes by Israeli warplanes, according to multiple U.S. officials.
Regional media widely reported the predawn explosions at Latakia, but no one had officially claimed responsibility.
Three U.S. officials told CNN the target of the airstrikes were Russian-made Yakhont anti-ship missiles that Israel believes posed a threat to its naval forces.
The officials declined to be named because of the sensitive nature of the information.
So far, the Israeli government has also declined to comment to CNN.
Israel's defense minister Moshe Yaalon denied involvement, according to one Israeli news site.
"It has been a long time that we are not intervening in Syria's bloody war. Red lines were presented and we maintain them," said Yaalon, according to YNet News. "There is an explosion here or an attack there, somewhere in the Middle East, most of the time they accuse us."
Israeli and U.S. intelligence are also watching closely for additional shipments of Russian arms to Syria from Russian warships located off the coast.
The United States believes some supplies, including ammunition and small arms, have been unloaded in recent weeks. So far, there has been no indication of heavy weapons or helicopters that the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad anticipates.
CNN has reported at least three previous Israeli airstrikes against Syrian targets in recent months in instances where it believed weapons were being transferred to Iranian backed Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon that could also threaten Israel.