Many losers in Syria, but one winner

President Obama’s vanishing “red line” in Syria is only one of many political disasters afflicting almost every country with an interest in Syria.  The Syrian people are enduring hell, of course, and the Assad regime, facing a mortal threat, is staggering, although currently enjoying considerable momentum. Its Russian and Iranian backers have suffered considerable casualties and humiliations. So has Turkey, which is now starting to reverse itself and cozy up to the Assad regime.

There is, however, one country that is coming out ahead. That would be Israel.

Jim Dunnigan of Strategy Page makes the case:

...one of the only local powers to come out ahead is Israel. In theory everyone involved in the Syrian civil war (Islamic terrorists, the Syrian, government and Iran) should be fighting Israel. Instead they are killing each other and Israel stays out of it, expect to keep track of how many losses its many enemies are taking each month. So far it has been well over 100,000 fighting men, plus even more civilians, often related to the dead fighters.

The ace in the hole for Israel has always been Arab and Muslim factionalism. It won’t be long before Israel is accused of fomenting the Syrian civil war, manipulating (puppet masters, right? – that’s always the Jew haters’ claim) Russia, Iran, Assad, ISIS, pretty much everyone involved.

In the meantime, sit back and watch Israel’s enemies destroy each other.

Hat tip: Instapundit

President Obama’s vanishing “red line” in Syria is only one of many political disasters afflicting almost every country with an interest in Syria.  The Syrian people are enduring hell, of course, and the Assad regime, facing a mortal threat, is staggering, although currently enjoying considerable momentum. Its Russian and Iranian backers have suffered considerable casualties and humiliations. So has Turkey, which is now starting to reverse itself and cozy up to the Assad regime.

There is, however, one country that is coming out ahead. That would be Israel.

Jim Dunnigan of Strategy Page makes the case:

...one of the only local powers to come out ahead is Israel. In theory everyone involved in the Syrian civil war (Islamic terrorists, the Syrian, government and Iran) should be fighting Israel. Instead they are killing each other and Israel stays out of it, expect to keep track of how many losses its many enemies are taking each month. So far it has been well over 100,000 fighting men, plus even more civilians, often related to the dead fighters.

The ace in the hole for Israel has always been Arab and Muslim factionalism. It won’t be long before Israel is accused of fomenting the Syrian civil war, manipulating (puppet masters, right? – that’s always the Jew haters’ claim) Russia, Iran, Assad, ISIS, pretty much everyone involved.

In the meantime, sit back and watch Israel’s enemies destroy each other.

Hat tip: Instapundit