Israel is starting to flex its muscle, showing the world it is more than capable of taking care of itself.
On Saturday, Syria’s most important rocket scientist, Aziz Asbar, was killed in a car bomb attack that has been attributed to Mossad.
The Mossad is Israel’s spy agency.
Most Americans are unfamiliar with just how deadly this agency is capable of being.
For most, the only familiarity they have with the Mossad is from Ziva David on “NCIS.”
The agency was formed in 1949 and is responsible for counterterrorism, intelligence collection, and covert operations.
The equivalent of the agency in the United States would be the CIA.
Tensions against Israel have considerably heightened since President Trump declared Jerusalem the capital and stated he wanted to move the U.S. Embassy there.
Asbar was reportedly working on a missile project that would have enabled Syria to attack Israel with “pinpoint” accuracy from hundreds of miles away.
In this case, it behooved Israel to take him out to set back progress in the project.
This is actually believed to be the fourth assassination attempt (possibly more) in recent years by the Mossad against weapons engineers of foreign enemy governments.
As any government would do, Israel has denied it had anything to do with the attack.
Avigdor Lieberman, Spokesman for PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister, stated, “Every day in the Middle East there are hundreds of explosions and settling of scores.”
“Every time, they try to place the blame on us. So, we won’t take this too seriously,” Lieberman added.
Israel can deny the attack all they want, but this seems to fall right into the Mossad’s wheelhouse.
Looking back through the last six decades, Israel has consistently targeted scientists and engineers that presented a danger to its country, using Mossad as the tip of the spear.