19 May '13, 2pm

Israeli Thinking on the Future of the Assad Regime

The expression “the devil we know” was famously used by former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in 2005 when he explained to President George W. Bush why he opposed the US President’s desire to topple Bashar al-Assad. President Bush became hostile to the Syrian President who supported the rebellion in Iraq against the US occupation and opened his borders to jihadi infiltrators and military equipment in support of the rebellion. While not enamored of the Syrian President, Sharon thought that from Israel’s perspective it was preferable to have a familiar regime in Damascus rather than face an uncertain future and the prospect of the Muslim Brotherhood, the only organized opposition in Syria, taking over the country. Assad was Iran’s ally and provided it with a land bridge to Hizbollah in Lebanon and supported Hamas and Islamic Jihad. But he did maintain a quiet border in the Gola...

Full article: http://defense-update.com/20130519_israeli-thinking-on-th...

Tweets

How Dangerous is the S-300 Syria is About to Receive?

How Dangerous is the S-300 Syria is About to Re...

defense-update.com 18 May '13, 12pm

The S-300 systems have been modernized repeatedly to remain state-of-the-art airplane- and rocket-destruction machines. Th...

Russia Challenges the U.S. by Equipping Syria With S-300, Yakhont Missiles

Russia Challenges the U.S. by Equipping Syria W...

defense-update.com 19 May '13, 5am

By supplying Syria with such weapons Russia is ‘drawing a line in the sand’, to prevent a possible intervention in Syria, ...

BREAKING: #Syria hits Israeli #military vehicle

BREAKING: #Syria hits Israeli #military vehicle

presstv.ir 21 May '13, 9am

Syria says its army has destroyed an Israeli military vehicle in the occupied Golan Heights, adding that the vehicle had c...

You know how I gripe about media people not thinking clearly about how a machine consciousness might Actually Behave?

You know how I gripe about media people not thi...

needcoffee.com 21 May '13, 10pm

Hey folks. Other than that AWESOME NEIL GAIMAN ANNOUNCEMENT it's been a while. I was still kind of recovering from Fringe ...

SEO: The Future Is Bright, The Future Is Linkless

SEO: The Future Is Bright, The Future Is Linkless

seomoz.org 23 May '13, 7am

Topical Pagerank, according to Giardino, is an algorithmic calculation that values high weighted, authoritative links with...

Obama, Erdogan demand Assad step down in Syria

Obama, Erdogan demand Assad step down in Syria

channelnewsasia.com 16 May '13, 8pm

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama and Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted on Thursday that Syria's B...

Syria: Iran Shows How It Is Done

strategypage.com 20 May '13, 9am

May 20, 2013: Russia is trying to persuade the Assad government to attend a peace conference but Basher Assad insists that...

Iran Denies Sending 'Military Forces' to Suppor...

defensenews.com 25 May '13, 4pm

TEHRAN, IRAN — Iran's defence minister insisted on Saturday that the country has never sent "military forces" to Syria, re...

Satellite imagery of Israeli airstrike at Damas...

longwarjournal.org 17 May '13, 2am

On May 15, Channel 2 (Israel) released a couple of satellite images of the alleged Israeli airstrike at Damascus Internati...

Fluorescent Solar Cells The Future?

Fluorescent Solar Cells The Future?

cleantechnica.com 19 May '13, 1pm

This article was originally published on the Yale News website . Scientists at Yale have improved the ability of a promisi...

#CTIA13: The Future is Now for Connected Homes ...

wirelessweek.com 21 May '13, 3pm

(LAS VEGAS) - After years of fits and starts, the connected home is closing in on becoming a mass market reality. Just ask...

@Skud Also, here's the documentation on Respons...

api.rubyonrails.org 31 May '13, 2am

Represents an HTTP response generated by a controller action. Use it to retrieve the current state of the response, or cus...