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Israeli Defense Minister: In Syria, ISIS Is Preferable to Iran

Israel is rooting for ISIS in Syria because "Iran is our greatest enemy"

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Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has just admitted that Israel can coexist with a UN-condemned terrorist group.

According to Ya'alon, if the choice is between ISIS or Iran in Syria, Israel prefers ISIS. We're not making this up:

<figcaption>Besides, ISIS has a cooler Toyota armada!</figcaption>
Besides, ISIS has a cooler Toyota armada!

In Syria, if the choice is between Iran and the Islamic State, I choose the Islamic State. They don’t have the capabilities that Iran has,” Ya’alon told a conference held by the Institute of National Security Studies in Tel Aviv.

Right. So the logic here is that Iran is more evil and capable than ISIS. Ergo, an ISIS-controlled terrorist caliphate in Syria would be better for the whole world. Is this real life?

Let's be honest, here: Israel prefers ISIS because it's the main buyer of ISIS-smuggled oil. And who doesn't like delicious, cheap oil? Especially when you factor in that a Swiss court just ruled that Israel owes Iran $1.1 billion from an oil pipeline joint venture that dates back to before the Islamic Revolution. (Israel says it won't pay, of course.)

The US provides Israel with more than $10 million in military aid every day. Who needs enemies when you give billions of dollars to "friends" who are rooting for terrorists that you are allegedly bombing?

Perhaps another reason Israel prefers ISIS is because the Mossad shares a common acronym with them:


We're not saying anything. We're just sayin'.


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