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May 16, 2013 10:01 pm

CIA Head Meets With Israel’s Defense Minister During Surprise Visit

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Times of Israel – CIA director John Brennan arrived in Israel Thursday evening and held consultations on the situation in Syria, amid fears that Israel could get drawn into the fighting there.

Upon landing in the country, Brennan, whose visit was not announced ahead of time, went directly to the army’s headquarters in Tel Aviv for a meeting with Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, Channel 10 reported. During the meeting, the two shared intelligence assessments, and Ya’alon reiterated Israel’s refusal to let advanced weapons make their way from Syria to Hezbollah, vowing to continue carrying out strikes against arms shipments.

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  • jerry hersch

    The S-300 systems,of which there are a number of variants, is specifically anti-Israel and anti-Turkey-Assad’s opposition is flying no aircraft.The adamancy of Russia is telling..Assad needs that cover to repositioning and the time is short.
    The numbers discussed in the media suggest corridor protection for a large scale movement with some specific site protection….or
    movement of specific sites themselves within the protected corridors.
    Also telling the bombing a couple of days ago in the Hatay Province of Turkey ,the repeated attempts to bolster Hezbollah in the south,and Assads own units trying to secure parallel north/south access routes.