Barak: Syrian Maneuvers Signal Fear
Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Monday that recent Syrian maneuvers that included missile launches were a sign that fear is gripping the regime of Bashar el-Assad.
Barak, who was conducting a tour in the northern part of Israel, said: "We are here in the Golan Heights; right now it is quiet, but just a few days ago, only a few hundred kilometers northeast of here, we saw rockets of all kinds being launched. There may be more such displays of abilities, but this is an event that [stems] more from fear and distress than from confidence.
"Assad's fall will be a serious blow to the radical axis, and will weaken Hizbullah in Lebanon, too."