I don't endorse this point of view, however it is usefull to understand why the Israeli raid seems to be successfull-?
-, as you can see, untill now, no images, no proofs about a so-called success.
What they did not say, the terrorists rats gangs that are in Syria for two years, are there, at first to make the mess as attrition war, secondly, as fifth column in order to provide Israel usefull informations, and sabotage operations.
It is well known that between 5%-15% of the population suppport these filthy terrorists rats, among this hostil population you can find officers, and under officers, knowing very well the weak point of Syrian air defense.
Moreover, a few weeks ago-before I registered in this forum-, I read that terrorists rats blew a state of the art radar station-provided by russians-, near Damascus, paving the way to Israel attacks. I don't know if this was terrorists rats themselves that destroyed this radar -there are chechens extremists too among them-, or western servives as SAS, green berets, turkish commandos, or israelis commandos. In fact the only way to disable S-300 is by commandos.
As long as the syrian army won't exterminate these filthy terrorists rats -the same bastards that kills inoncent people in New York, Algiers, Baly, Beslan, Boudienowsk, Moscow theater, Madrid, Bagdad, Najaf, Kerbala, Tombuctu, Aden, London, etc...- Israel could quietly bomb Syria.
Furthermore, just after the raid, immedialty the terrorists rats attacks with coordinatiion the outskirts of syrian capital, in order to penetrate in Damascus, but they were pushed back by syrian army. It proves that Israel protect these terrorists rats.
This is my explanation about the Israelis successfull operations.
If someone has another explanation...
Part of israeli website Debka's article
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 26, 2012, 9:05 PM
Syrian rebels captured Marj al-Sultan military base in a resounding blow to the combat capabilities of Bashar Assad’s army against external enemies, Syrian rebels destroyed their most important electronic warning radar station facing Israel – M-1 – Monday, Nov. 26, debkafile reports exclusively from its military sources.
This Russian-built station monitored Israeli warplanes' takeoff and landing activities at air bases in the Negev and Hatzerim in the south and tracked them up to the Syrian border. The facility was designed to guide Syrian missiles targeting any point on the Israeli map, in sync with air defense facilities south of Damascus and on the Golan Heights.
The radar’s range also covered naval movements in Mediterranean waters off the shores of Israel and Lebanon....
....It has therefore crippled, though not completely dismantled, Bashar Assad’s ability to got to war against Israel, Jordan or Saudi Arabia.
M-1 radar also swept all parts of Jordan and northern Saudi Arabia where the important Tabuk air base is situated. Deployed there in addition to the Saudi Air Force are French fighter-bombers ready to go to war against Syria.
M-1 also relayed current data on Israeli military movements to Hizballah and would have been a vital source of intelligence in a potential Lebanese Shiites offensive against the Jewish state.
The Syrian ruler and his spokesmen have frequently threatened since the eruption of the popular insurrection that if Assad had his back to the wall, the entire Middle East would go up in flames, especially Israel.....
.... the Assad regime still retains two key radar stations: M-2 in Shanshar south of Homs, which covers central and northern Syria; and M-3 near Latakia which keeps an eye on the northern region up to the Turkish border and the eastern Mediterranean up to Cyprus.