Israel’s famous ‘deterrence capacity’ is no more and Syria just proved it

A battle took place between Israeli and Syrian forces, the largest in some time, and Israel came out open handed | Youtube snapshot

Israel faces complete embarrassment, as it fails to inflict any significant damage upon Syrian positions, after a 3-4 hour battle with the Syrian government.

For some time now, it has been calculated that Israel no longer has a military capable of taking on its neighbors - in particular Syria, Lebanon and Iran - and today this has without a doubt been proven.

Israel for some time has clung onto the idea that their position in the Middle-East is secured by their superior military, today this ideas was completely debunked. Israel branded its “superior defense forces” as their great and famous “deterrence capacity”, which supposedly - according to the Israelis - was their ability to push back its enemies.

The situation, which started with the Israeli air-force shooting down a cheap Iranian UAV, that reportedly was scouting out the illegally Israeli occupied Golan-heights territory.

Israel then launched a reactive strike, firing up its F-16 fighter jets. Almost instantly the F-16 which was sent off - with intent to strike Syrian government positions - was fired on with anti-aircraft technology. According to reports, both the pilot and weapons operator ejected from the jet (although video evidence only confirms one ejection), the pilot was later on reported dead in hospital.

After this, an Israeli armed drone was also reportedly shot down as it journeyed with intent to destroy.

Israel at this point was very aggravated and decided to launch lengthy and large attacks upon military sites in and around Damascus, as well as reportedly targeting the T-4 military base in Homs. After approximately 4 hours of several rockets being fired either way, with Syria targeting the sources of Israeli fire, the Israelis left hanging their heads in shame.

A battle took place between Israeli and Syrian forces, the largest in some time, and Israel came out open handed.

Israel had their F-16 fighter jet confirmedly destroyed with its pilot dead, an armed drone shot out of the sky, approximately 50 plus percent of their missiles intercepted and sustained no significant damage upon anything in Syria.

Israel used the occupied Golan heights and Lebanese airspace to embarrass themselves on the world stage. Ever since the Israel’s defeat at the hands of Lebanon’s Hezbollah in 2006, their alleged “deterrence capacity” has been called into to question, from that point on - in order to restore the idea in the minds of their own population of their own militaries dominance - Israel engaged in wars upon the civilian population of the Gaza strip, claiming it had then seen victory over Hamas.

Of course for anyone who looks into the three major bombardments of Gaza, it is clear to see that Israel does not like involving itself in ground confrontations with the al-Qassam brigades (armed wing of Hamas). In fact the al-Qassam brigades ran several successful operations against Israeli forces and almost always come out on top, when it comes to ground confrontation.

Despite years of Israel claiming it has military dominance in the region- providing this as an excuse for so much US aid, too uphold this military power - it has yet again failed to show its alleged strength.

Instead of being the dominant military power, it has made a number of strategic mistakes in the region, which has seen the strengthening of its neighbors. Through its oppressive, illegal and destructive policies, Israel has built a huge resistance alliance against itself. Israel forgot to consider the real backlash it would face, due to its crazy regional politics and now is soon to suffer the consequences.

Robert Inlakesh

Robert Inlakesh is a journalist, political analyst and human rights activist who specialises in delivering insight into the geo-political scene of the Middle East, specialising in the political and humanitarian situation in Palestine.

Robert is a regular writer for 'Al-Masdar news' - and also appears frequently on 'Press TV' as an analyst and researcher.