At this point in time, we’ve entered a state of living in which the most absurd has become reality, and basic common sense has disappeared into the garbage bin of history.
But despite everything now resembling a trip down the rabbit-hole, this specific story needs to be trumpeted up and down the interwebs, as it may perhaps be the most important thing to break in quite some time in the realm of geopolitical affairs in the Middle East.
After all, it isn’t too often that you hear credible sources explaining the fact that Israel and the most fanatical Moslem group in the world are perfectly in sync with each other – complete with open communications channels that are likely utilized on a regular basis in the fight against rightful Syrian ruler Bashar al-Assad.
Tel Aviv remains so “neutral” in the Syrian conflict that even Islamic State terrorists have on at least one occasion “apologized” to Israel for mistakenly attacking IDF soldiers in the occupied Golan Heights, according to a former Israeli Defense Minister.
Speaking about the wider Israeli policy of “neutrality” in Syria, former defense minister Moshe Ya’alon accidentally acknowledged that Israel has an open communications channel with an Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) cell which operates in Gollan Heights.
“There was one case recently where Daesh opened fire and apologized,” Ya’alon said on Saturday, as cited by the Times of Israel.
When asked by the publication to expand on his controversial statement, Ya’alon’s office refused to elaborate. The IDF also declined to comment. Under Israeli law, any communication with terrorists is considered illegal.
Ya’alon served as Israel’s Defense Minister from 2013 until his resignation in May 2016, and his comments were reportedly referring to the first direct incident involving clashes between Israel and Islamic State terrorists.
Damascus, however, said that the Israeli strikes only benefited Islamic State and other terrorist groups. Earlier this month the Syrian President Bashar Assad once again blamed Israel of helping militants terrorizing his country.
“You can assume that these terrorists are fighting for Israel. If they aren’t part of the regular Israeli army, they’re fighting for Israel. Israel has common goals with Turkey, the United States, France, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other countries,” Assad was quoted by Ynet news as saying.
“Israel is working on helping these terrorists wherever the Syrian army is advancing. It attacks in one form or another to provide them with assistance, and to stop the Syrian army’s momentum in the face of the terrorists,” the Syrian leader added.
So the next time somebody tries to claim that an ISIS-Israel alliance is nothing more than a “conspiracy theory,” I want you to direct them to this article, and watch their stunned facial expressions move from denial all the way to acceptance.