No coincidences in Middle East
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 4 / Trend /
Trend Arabic News Service head Rufiz Hafizoglu
The bombardment of a military research center near the Syrian capital by the Israeli air force has caused an outcry in the world community. Although Syrian officials stated that the military research center was bombed, Israel claims that it bombed a convoy of arms.
Iran and Russia are naturally amongst those criticizing Israel on the matter.
The Russian Foreign Ministry stated that Moscow is investigating the incident.
Turkey, which does not take a neutral position in the conflict, also made harsh statements. Ankara said it will not keep silent if Israel attacks the Muslim country.
Criticizing Israel's action, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi called on countries in the region not to show an unambiguous approach towards the Syrian issue.
Israel's violation of Syrian airspace and its bombing a military facility in the country is seen differently.
It is believed that the move was aimed at weakening the Syrian army, supporting the Syrian opposition, invasion of international forces in Syria, and finally restoration of Israel's influence, lost after the military operations in Gaza.
However, this is not quite logical given current realities in Syria and that the opposition is led by the Muslim Brotherhood because retention of the current regime in Syria is safer for Israel than the Islamists' rise to power.
In contrast to the other countries of the "Arab Spring", the clash of interests of many countries can be observed in Syria.
The conflict in the country is no longer just a clash between power and opposition.
Unfortunately, it has turned into a completely different plane. The Syrian crisis, coming out of the previous condition, has turned into an inter-faith confrontation.
Of course, there are the interests in the Sunni countries, Iran is doing everything possible to preserve the "Shia Crescent" in the region, as well as the organization "Hezbollah", which has turned into a kind of "state within a state" in Lebanon.
There are facts of involving mercenaries from all neighboring countries in Syria's clashes, as well as the participation of "Hezbollah" militants in military operations against the opposition.
Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri spoke about the participation of "Hezbollah" militants in military operations against opposition groups.
Events in Syria show that Bashar al-Assad will fail to remain in power for a long time. However, his departure will not solve the problem, at least because the regime will transfer arms during the overthrow to "Hezbollah", which could further deteriorate the situation in the region. But this fact can not be overlooked by Israel, which has the most powerful intelligence service in the region.
That's why the Israeli Air Force's bombing of Syria may be regarded as a signal that marks the end of Assad's power. One can stress with great probability that Israel will continue make similar attacks.