BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad told the head of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), Christine Lund, this past week that Syria is prepared for a showdown with Israel over the Golan Heights region.

Mikdad warned Lund that Syria will respond with force if Israel continues to attack the country, as well as if the U.S. recognizes Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights.

“Syria will attack Israel if it does not leave the Golan Heights,” Mikdad told Lund, as quoted by World Israel News.

“We will not hesitate to confront Israel,” Mekdad said. “We are also not scared away by its [Israel’s] supporters who are helping to perpetuate the occupation of the Golan,” he added.

Mikdad’s comments were in response to a new bill that was presented by Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton, along with Democratic Party Representative Mike Gallagher, in regards to the U.S.’ recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights region.

The bill has already received preliminary support from the leader of the majority in the House of Representatives of the US Congress, Democrat Congressman Steny Hoyer.

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SATANyahu is shiiit

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It would be very useful to have U.N. observers, Forces from Lebanon and Jordan, Egypt and Turkey involved. Off-shore air cover from Russia and China would add security. The more secure, the less chance of some hot-head starting a fight.

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Psylogical warfare? The Israelians might die laughing.

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Even neither being Israeli nor Jew, I near spat my coffee reading the title! Maybe Mikdad snorts CC or is suicidal or wants Turkey to invade, taking profit of SAA being annihilated?

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Seriously, SAA, SyAAF and SyADF have barely the same gear they had in 1982, but in much lesser numbers. If he thinks S-300 can be a game changer, well, where they are placed, they CAN’T

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shoot anything over Golan/Israel.With such threat, if S-300 are moved, IDF will blast them while moving. Arrow-3 can shoot down anything fllying over Syria, David’s Sling ‘Stunner’ and

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PAC-3 loaded with Stunner will enforce a no fly zone about 140-150km deep and Iron-Dome will intercept any incoming shell/rocket.

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All batteries are unlikely to shoot more than once or twice before getting return-fire. I don’t give 2 hours to air-defences and 8 hours before air-force are finished off

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And I’m optimistic, Mikdad is totally unconscious! Last opportunity to win was in 1967, in 1973, without Golda Meir to retain him, Moshe Dayan…