US military warns Syria of military action (SCW #118)

Date: June 15, 2013

By: Daniel Whyte III

Description: US military warns Syria of military action. According to British newspaper, The Guardian, America's top military officer has warned Syria it could face armed intervention as international outrage grows over the massacre of women and children by tanks and artillery in Houla. General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, said that following the UN security council's condemnation of the slaughter - in which more than 100 people were killed, many of them children - there needed to be increased diplomatic pressure on Damascus. But he added that the US would be prepared to act militarily if it was "asked to do so".

Israel's vice-prime minister hints that Israel was behind "Flame" cyber attack on Iran. According to Haaretz, Vice Prime Minister and Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya'alon hinted on Monday at possible Israeli involvement in the Flame virus, which was revealed to have targeted computers in Iran and the West Bank. He said in an interview with Army Radio, "Anyone who sees the Iranian threat as a significant threat - it's reasonable [to assume] that he will take various steps, including these, to harm it. Israel is blessed as being a country rich with high-tech; these tools that we take pride in open up all kinds of opportunities for us."

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