Skip to comments.Watching Syria’s descent
Posted on 12/10/2012 12:52:03 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
The scariest thing about Syria, from the Wests point of view, may be the gap between the hair-raising scenarios senior officials are discussing about what may happen next and their limp strategies for preventing it.
Inside the Obama administration, Syria is now likened by some to a second Somalia only at the heart of the Middle East, and with the worlds third-largest stockpile of chemical weapons. One official recently described a near-term future in which the current, two-sided civil war breaks down into a free-for-all in which Sunni forces fight Kurds and each other as well as the Alawi remnants of Bashar al-Assads army; where the al-Qaeda branch known as Jabhat al-Nusra gains control over substantial parts of the country; and where the danger of chemical weapons use comes not just from the regime but from any other force that overruns a chemical weapons depot.
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No worries. Just assumed you found it on your own. Am taking the day off from business today due to the cold weather here in Texas. Cold for us Texans anyway.
International coalition could offer air and sea support as well as military training
Now which International Coalition might that be?
Check the updates and links on here....stuff is happening.
See the link at #19.
Sense and progressive are mutually exclusive. Obama and Hillary want a world war because they want to have the power that their hero, FDR wielded over the American people. They do not realize that in this age there are no winners in a world war. Here is the latest news from the World War III front. An ongoing battle that may determine how this all escalates to World War.
The battle around Al Safira, site of Syrias biggest chemical weapons store and Scud D missiles fitted with chemical warheads, is fierce and fluid: the base changes hands every few hours in heavy fighting between Syria army and rebel forces.
Saturday, the bases capture by the rebels triggered a warning from the Assad regime against throwing chemical weapons into the battle. Sunday, Al Safira was recaptured, but the rebels are sweeping through the surrounding villages and closing in on three sides. For now, Syrian forces control the road connecting Al Safira to Aleppo, but the rebels have seized parts of Sheikh Suleiman, the biggest air base near that city, and are getting close to that highway. Its fall would snap shut the rebel siege on Al Safira.
Control of Al Safira would place the big chemical weapons stores in the hands of rebel forces in that sector, many of whom belong to Jabhat al-Nusra, the roof organization of the al Qaeda elements fighting in Syria against the Assad regime.
Yeah. NATO and Obama claim that they want to intervene to prevent the terrorists from taking over after Assad goes.
I bet. Just like they did in Libya. And Egypt. And Tunisia.
If Assad goes, it’s inevitable that the Muslim fanatics will take charge. And I should think Russia realizes that. Although they may finally decide that there’s nothing they can do to stop it. Who knows?
The fallback plan is to setup an Alawite state along the west shoreline that includes the Russian seaport. That would have been a good deal if Obama/Hillary/Huma would have been fair negotiators. The use of WMD by Al Nusra however, will change everything.
I see her occasionally on the Kudlow Report....like her comments.:
We do have troops in Morrocco ,...by the way.
Meeting to be convened in Morroco...see post #28 for a link.
By the way, i failed to give credit for the initial link to Hot Air....think that is where I found it.
Could this be a 21st century version of the 20th century Spanish Civil war? That war had plenty of republicans involved, as well as statists...
Saw it somewhere. Back when they were pounding the war drums in early summer. That is what defecting people have surmised is the Alawite fallback plan. Pull back to the highlands in the west along the Med shoreline. The future for Damascus and Aleppo right now does not look good. If I see that back up plan mentioned again, will ping you.
Framed by the US Oligarchy ? When have they ever used that tactic ?
If the media really wants to turn Americans against Syria, all they have to do is report that Assad wants to take away our marijuana. Flash, bang, no more Damascus.
Why is it no one mentions the Russian base at the harbor on the Med? No way will they let a warm water port leave their grip.
Just Muslims being Muslim - “doin’ what comes naturally ...”.
Kurds ARE Sunnis....