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January 14, 2013 9:43 am
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Report: Assad Orders Army to Fire Missiles at Israel if He is Killed

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Photo: wiki commons.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has ordered his military to launch ballistic missiles at Israel if he is killed,  according to the Israeli online newspaper Inyan Merkazi.

The website reported that Assad met with his top generals recently to express concerns that he could be killed by advanced American missiles recently provided to rebel forces, or by a violent mob similar to the one that violently murdered Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Should either of those scenarios become reality, Assad reportedly told the generals to unleash Syria’s considerable missile arsenal on Israel and Egypt.

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The thinking behind the attack on Israel would be for Assad to preserve a lasting legacy as someone who confronted, and ultimately tried to destroy Israel.

As for the attack on Egypt, Assad is angry at the country because of the new Muslim Brotherhood-controlled government’s support for Syrian rebel groups, many of which are fellow Islamists.

On Sunday government airstrikes in and around Damascus killed at least 45 people, including eight children. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Monday that 24 of the dead, including all eight children, were killed by government air strikes and artillery in eastern Ghouta district.

The Observatory said that Sunday’s bombardment was among the heaviest of Syria 22-month-old conflict.

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  • Lucy

    So I wonder if being shot to death by his bodyguard will count? Hmmmm. And isn’t it about time for Passover? Rumors run wild and he hasn’t shown his face to prove they are lies. We shall see…

  • SAIDI

    Why does Assad want to fire missles at Israel? Why not at his own people as he’s been doing?

    • Mike

      Perhaps you missed the 4th paragraph from the bottom. He wants to leave a legacy of standing against Israel so that the “world” (Muslim world) will have positive memories of him and he will be accepted as a hero in the afterlife. Unfortunately for him, this is not to be the case, although much of his scenario may play out. Many may scoff, but the words of the Bible are proving true. Look at Isaiah 17 verses 1-5. This has never happened, but it certainly looks likely now, doesn’t it? There are many similar things in the Bible pointing toward a great change in the politics of the world we live in. So many things the Bible predicts have come true that it’s well worth while to check out what it says. (I’m constantly impressed by Daniel and Ezekiel- especially Ezekiel 37-39.)

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