US military warns Syria of military action. According to British newspaper, The Guardian, America's top military officer has warned Syria it could face armed intervention as international outrage grows over the massacre of women and children by tanks and artillery in Houla.
Israel's vice-prime minister hints that Israel was behind "Flame" cyber attack on Iran. According to Haaretz, Vice Prime Minister and Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya'alon hinted on Monday at possible Israeli involvement in the Flame virus, which was revealed to have targeted computers in Iran and the West Bank. He said in an interview with Army Radio, "Anyone who sees the Iranian threat as a significant threat - it's reasonable [to assume] that he will take various steps, including these, to harm it. Israel is blessed as being a country rich with high-tech; these tools that we take pride in open up all kinds of opportunities for us."
Israel's exploration of untapped gas in the Mediterranean place its Navy in troubled water. According to Reuters, when Israeli economists contemplate their country's untapped natural gas finds far out in the Mediterranean, they dream of energy independence and lucrative export deals. Those charged with Israel's defense, however, worry that the navy -- small and long a middling priority in budgets -- may be hard put to protect the multinational drilling platforms and rigs out at sea.
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