This was literally a last minute successful (for the time being) effort to prevent a all-out General Middle East War that is certain, according to senior political and military officials in Russia and China, to become the Third World War.
The so-called Syrian 'rebels' had just announced that Syria had moved its chemical and biological warheads to airfields to be loaded on warplanes to bomb Israel. This announcement was clearly intended to give cover to and compel an Israeli attack on Syria.
General Gantz made it clear that this was NOT the case and that all non-conventional Syrian weapons are under the firm control of President Assad, that there is no need to panic.
This follows an extraordinary several days in which Peres, Netanyahu, Barak, Obama and Clinton had all issued the most serious warnings about the massive Syrian chemical arsenal; that any efforts to move them or to give them to Hezbollah or to deploy them would mean war.
Mainstream news media outlets had covered the story extensively and had deliberately 'spun' a statement from the Assad Government, that chemical weapons would never be used against the Syrian people, into a threat against Israel.
This is literally a case of the clock being One Second before Midnight, when the senior political officer in the Israeli Defense Ministry and the top Israeli general broke ranks to stop World War III.
We 'dodged the bullet' today, but there are many more bullets out there as the most powerful forces on Earth continue to maneuver events towards global war.
News blog: EUROPE
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