Syria openly provides airfields and roads to supply the Hizbullah terror organization in Southern Lebanon, a group which declares that its purpose is to galvanize the Moslem world to invade and overthrow the state of Israel and to replace it with an Islamic state.
Syria openly provides a haven for the ten Palestinian Arab terror organizations that have sworn to destroy any peace process between Israel and its neighbors, including the negotiations between Israel and the nascent Palestinian Authority.
Syria openly floods Israel with narcotics, according to Israel’s National Drug Enforcement Authority.
Syria openly runs a school system that trains a new generation for war to liberate all of Palestine and Jerusalem from the Jews.
Syria openly runs a state-controlled media that communicates a daily message that compares Israel to a Nazi regime.
Syria openly rules the nation of Lebanon, since its invasion and takeover of the Lebanese regime in 1987.
The consensus in Israel is that the IDF should take strong preemptive action to stop the attacks from Hizbullah at its northern border.
The question to ask is whether the time has come for Israel to attack the source of its problem in the north: to hit the Syrian supply lines, drug routes, poppy fields, communications facilities and terror headquarters.
To attack Lebanon, Syria’s surrogate, would seem to leave the job half-done.