Each passing day provides further information that President Bashar al-Assad feels stronger and more confident that he will prevail over insurgent forces. New missiles are arriving from Russia which led the tough guy to warn Israel about his ability to respond to their missiles with his missiles. His new equipment is designed to counter Israel attacks on weapons headed for the Hezbollah in Lebanon. They are also able to prevent a “no fly zone” that Western nations might attempt to establish in Syria.
If the Israel government actually had a brain in its head, it would rush to reach a compromise agreement with Palestinians. Syria would think twice about attacking Israel if it realized in doing so there missiles would kill Muslims. Peace between Israel and Palestinians furthers the cause of peace in the Middle East. When will Israel leaders learn that basic concept?