No US intervention against Assad’s decisive Aleppo operation / DEBKAfile Special Report
19.6.2013 – The eagerly-awaited White House statement on President Barack Obama’s decision to extend military support to the Syrian rebels was seen by DEBKAfile as his final rejection of the proposals put before him to intervene militarily in Syria – despite the urgency of action to thwart the Syrian-Hizballah offensive to capture Aleppo. The US president also turned down a limited no-fly zone plan which would have entailed no more than 20 US and Turkish fighter bombers for depriving the Syrian Aleppo offensive of air support. Our military sources say the fall of Aleppo and Idlib would make Bashar Assad the winner of the 28-month Syrian civil war, just when its death toll nears 100,000 according to official figures.
Ya’alon: Even if Assad falls, Syria will be left in chaos
DEBKAfile intelligence – 21.6.2013 – “We can’t see any conclusion to the current situation with or without Assad,” said Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy Friday. “The worst outcome is a chaotic solution,” said the minister. “But we can manage it.”