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-- US officials are confirming reports that Israel launched an airstrike inside Syria overnight hitting a convoy of trucks near the border with 119.
Those -- are believed to admitting advanced weapons including any aircraft missiles to -- Islamist militant group Hezbollah and Lebanon.
Syrian state TB is also accusing Israel of bombing a military research center northwest of the capital Damascus but that's strike has not in -- For -- implications of Israel's attack on Syria I'm joined by Fox News national security analyst KT McFarland she's held national security posts under president sport.
Nixon and Reagan KT -- happier to have you.
So this attack by Israel on Syria Syria going to interpreted as an act of war.
But I got a busy -- I don't know civil war on their own right now so they don't have much but what about -- -- because -- as quick to respond as well okay so let's say why issue why is Israel doing this is looking at Syria and its thinking yikes.
Chemical weapons we want to make sure whatever happens in Syria especially if it explodes.
But those chemical weapons -- used against -- -- think they're worried about is surface to air missiles and that's what it was probably in the convoy they attacked why.
Because they know if there -- say military operation against Iran.
Let's say six months from now a year from now -- -- As a preemptive strike against Iran's nuclear sites then how does -- around retaliate.
I launching missiles and bringing them down on Israel where those missiles -- -- be launched from.
Lebanon Hezbollah and Lebanon.
So was this a bold move by Israel to attack searing and east is Israel standing alone in this especially when you think about US policy toward Israel middle east of play well Israel's gotta be worried about and they see this for example tomorrow they're going to be the confirmation hearings of senator hagel has been on -- record as saying Iran.
Sanctions are working.
Israel is there's a real question of what's his connection and relationship in support of Israel so -- looking at all listeners who themselves are we gonna have to do this alone.
Once around to get nuclear weapons or but nobody wants.
Wants this more than we do let me we why we are the last if we are on our own if it's only us to stop Iran.
We've got to do you characterize the US policy toward the Middle East right house passage I mean and being able to your point -- any eyebrow refusing comment about.
Israel Iran Syria in a whole mess right now and -- the president.
His critics are quick to point out in Gary -- -- right now passive aggressive which is even worse because it doesn't happen with Libya which -- that they -- right.
But we never managed to secure all the weapons Qaddafi cat that's what's fueling all the fights in northern African and of course that -- about Egypt and then ship that hot -- -- still is but what what's the problem there well there's no real cohesive government.
Mean it Egypt we topple that dictator but what are we Gavin summit.
Much -- Egypt is an economic basket case.
They they can't feed their -- people they're the world's largest importer we that they don't have a billion I have dollars a month they don't feed their people.
-- gotta get that from somewhere and their economies.
More -- rejecting calls for new unity government with he just not around during Arab Spring here at what is the skies goal I mean it's any better than Mubarak you -- economic how well course now in Egypt and it was what should think about each are there any revolution is is always -- react -- -- one everybody's united topple the dictator.
Act two -- the rebels turned the government.
And that's where we are right now with Egypt and -- not very good at it and so act three they either get their act together or -- dictatorship so let's come back to walk.
-- as we know Senator Kerry was confirmed today secretary of state tomorrow of course the big.
Senate Armed Services Committee at confirmation hearings for Chuck Hagel and -- kind of talking about hagel a little bit earlier in this conversation.
What he spends censor content -- sentence that he'll probably get.
-- yeah I think they don't like I have to Washington with Senator McCain as are gonna look and see.
What direction does he go -- and senator Gramm has already said.
I'm not gonna vote for -- go and tell I've had secretary outgoing Defense Secretary Panetta to come before our committee and explain.
About -- -- and then the third person to watch is senator in half.
I had -- I've talked to him last week and he said he's not gonna vote for handle -- matter what Durbin senator Durbin saying though -- 55 democratic conference members will vote to confirm -- and anything.
T it yeah well it isn't you might -- it's not gonna get a unanimous Wisconsin registration is this era you really do you wanna have.
Everybody voting in favor or you may be one or -- this might be something which is nothing so.
Obama with his defense team.
You've got a scary hagel total -- overturn the cabinet for sure big picture but here with our policy looking -- -- what do you think the next four years will look like.
Recurrence get out of town just in time you know the wheels are about to come off that us why North Africa it's -- -- -- their rights -- Mali Algeria.
Libya a whole -- -- a mass OK then go to Egypt no good solution he did -- Clinton as secretary of state.
Would you ever.
B minus I mean she showed up she went all over the world I think that she in fact have some pretty good ideas -- things.
I don't think about in the White House listen to certain.
But if you act -- I work for some great secretaries Henry Kissinger.
Arms control agreements Middle East peace agreements opening to China and if you look at the Reagan administration and the Cold War without firing a shot.
Not -- many of which are seeing the Arab Spring.
At man that is one -- incomplete grade -- so much any covered a lot of territory Kate always great to chat that you appreciate your analysis thanks again.
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