MESOPOTAMIA NEWS TODAYS ANALYSIS BY JONATHAN SPYER
Israeli air power isn’t enough. And it’s not clear the Russians could do it even if they were willing.
By Jonathan Spyer July 9, 2019 7:05 pm ET WALLSTREET JOURNAL
Israel has undertaken at least 200 air raids against Iranian targets in Syria since 2017. Mossad head Yossi Cohen said at a security conference in Herzliya recently that Israel’s objective is to make Iran “reach the conclusion that it is just not worth it” to continue its project in Syria.
Israel’s evident intelligence domination in Syria is impressive, as is the prowess of its pilots. But while air power is a mighty instrument, it’s applicable only to certain tasks. The Iranian project in Syria is broad, deep and multifaceted….