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by Ashot Safaryan
The USA will inflict several blows upon Syria, but Israel will be forced to clear up consequences, the known Israeli political expert, Avigdor Eskin told ArmInfo correspondent.
"The Americans made many mistakes in our region, They act massively and inaptly. And they cannot learn from mistakes", Eskin said. He did not rule out the situation when Moscow may refuse resolute actions for protection of Syrian President Bashar Asad. The reason of such fear is the statement by Minister Lavrov that Russia is not going to start a war with anybody because of Syria. At the same time, the expert thinks that much will depend on the atmosphere in the world in general.
As for using of chemical weapon against civilians in one the districts of Damascus, the expert said he will be very much surprised to hear that Asad ordered to use non-conventional weapon. "I would like to recall that chemical weapon was already used in Syria three months ago. That time the Israeli intelligence service proved that the opposition but not the ruling regime used chemical weapon", - Eskin said.
At the same time, maybe this time somebody from Asad's surrounding made such a step trying to frighten rebels. One should remember that chaos reigns in the country and the president cannot absolutely control the situation. "This is very much dangerous, as mass destruction weapon may be in the hands of bad men from "Hamas" or their counterparts from the North Caucasus, which have been dreaming to use this chemical weapon in the Moscow Metro. It is no secret, that a regiment consisting of Russian citizens has been acting on the side of the opposition", - the expert said.
He also added that if to suppose that President Asad did not order to use chemical weapon, and this is provocation by the rebels, nevertheless, Syrian authorities are also blamed for its using. "As they did not manage to save mass destruction weapon to find itself in the hands of rebels. And the government of Syria is responsible for that. Now imagine what winds we shall have in the Middle East if Iran as well owns nuclear weapon. I am not jealous of the Armenians like neighbors of Iran", - an Israeli expert said.