Skip to comments.Syria Update: Government Launching Offensive Soon In SW, US Warned Against It
Posted on 06/11/2018 1:51:52 PM PDT by Nextrush
(News, Comment, Analysis)
"What will Israel's reaction to this be? How effective will Syrian air defenses be against a reaction? What will Russia's reaction be to Israeli attacks on its ally's forces?"
Col. Pat Lang on his "Sic Semper Tyrannis" blog 6/10/2018
The word from Syria is that the Assad regime is planning their "largest offensive of the war" to launch this week.
The report published by "Almasdar News" Saturday June 9th says the big offensive expected in southwestern Syria against the jihadists is about to kick off.
The US State Department issued a statement May 25th warning the Syrian government against such an offensive. It says in part:
"........The United States remains committed to maintaining the stability of the southwest de-escalation zone and to the cease-fire underpinning it. We also caution the Syrian regime against any actions that risk broadening the conflict or jeopardizing the cease-fire...."
The cease-fire-de-escalation zone ended in the area in April.
Expectations were for some sort of provocation against Syria and or its allies (Iran, Russia) during the upcoming World Cup competition in Russia.
The pro-Russian government in Ukraine was overthrown during the Winter Olympics in Russia in 2014.
If the Syrian offensive materializes in the days ahead it will be an indication that Syria wants to take the initiative and strike first rather than wait for its enemies to strike under the cover of the World Cup competition.
Regardless once Syria launches military action, Israel and or the United States are likely to find some reason to use force in the area.
To answer Israeli concerns about Iranian forces in Syria Russia recently announced a disengagement of Iranian forces from southern Syria near the border with Israel and Jordan (the region where the offensive is about to begin).
The Israeli 'DEBKAfile" site says Syria has announced its offensive will kick off this week after talks between the US and Russian Chiefs of Staff failed last Friday in Helsinki.
But the United States and allied forces (France and the UK) are likely to allege some sort of atrocity or atrocities by Syrian forces if an offensive is launched to justify military intervention.
The State Department's May 25th statement alluded to Eastern Ghouta where a chemical weapons attack was alleged leading to a missile strike on Syria earlier this year.
Damn. I didn’t know that the Syrian Air Force was going to strike Arizona. :)
They heard about all that oceanfront property that’s always for sale...
... figure it’s a cash cow.
Pat Lang ping.
Hands off of Syria. “Make America Great Again” and leave Syria alone.
As long as the Syrian forces don’t cross or fire across the border things will be cool. Of late the Syrian military has been showing remarkable discipline, tactics and professionalism.
The mussulmen have gained a lot of combat experience at a high cost.
Syria is NONE of America’s business. The COLLUSION by Obama, Clinton and McCain were international crimes.
Israel will be involved. It is really close to their borders. The Iranians are now wearing Syrian uniforms in the hope that Israel will not attack them. I understand that Israel has already taken possesion of several long range tankers
Why would Israel need tankers? Perhaps Iran? It will happen very soon. It will begin at Daraa - you should read the BIN article to understand the significance in the Bible of Daraa.
Syria belongs to Syria, not John McCain & Linda Graham.
” Why would Israel need tankers?”
In order to strike Arizona. (Post #2)
McCain’s Last Stand......
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