Israel's air raids on Syrian forces illustrate the underlying tragedy of the Arab world's divisions and tribal loyalties. Israel's behaviour in Syria is a repeat of what it did in Lebanon in the late-1970s, culminating in the invasion of June 1982.
We Arabs have consistently supplied Israel with its opportunities to expand its territories.
Israel will invade Syria, pretending that it is policing a murderous civil war, get rid of Assad and his evil regime, move on to Lebanon to neutralise Hizbollah and then be 'obliged' to launch a strike against Iran.
The main Arab states will rub their hands in glee as Israel smashes Shi'ites, thus maintaining Arab Sunni hegemony.
What a sad state of affairs.
DR FAYSAL MIKDADI