Israel plans to invade Syria?
An American Fox News piece, as seen below is certainly an interesting, though inaccurate read. It does seem like it is telling half the story, but in a sense it is. The Vatican and non-American media have for a while reported claims from Vatican sources on the ground, and other sources that certain of the rebel fighters are in fact Al Qaeda members and other supremacists, these the Vatican has alleged have been committing a genocide against local Christians. The Vatican also alleges complicity of the rebels in this, and that the rebels have taken civilians hostage as human shields, and violated International Humanitarian and International Criminal Law, via its missionary news service Agenzia Fides, under the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.
While Syria, Fox news alleges, claims they have chemical weapons (the sort of weapons of Mass Destruction Iraq didn't have), these have never been a concern to the region. If the claim was not a mere boast to prevent invasions or similar activities given Syria has not been using these weapons, there is still another angle. Syria, like Saddam Hussein's Iraq at the time it was invaded, and Hosni Mubarak's Egypt: has largely been a Western ally against Al Qaeda, and a force of moderate Islam, and an ally to American interests and had no real benefit in recent years of any sort of prolonged conflict. The fear the Israelis claim to have is that either the rebels, and their allies get hold of the weapons they fear to be in Syria, or else: the purported fear that Syria decides to take revenge against the West for the indirect war fought against them, by giving anti-Israeli groups these purported weapons. Furthermore, the mere presence of these, is not a justification in International Law for any breaching of the territorial sovereignty of Syria, in accordance with the International laws since the days of the Holy Roman Empire, present even Today in the UN Charter.
Fox News | 'As Assad teeters, Israel prepares for battle to secure chemical weapons' by Paul Alster at Published July 28, 2012