World War III Watch: Russia and US on Collision Course Over Syria

The U.S has announced plans for a Kosovo style intervention in Syria and like the Kosovo mission the U.S. will be siding with radical Islamists who are intent on genocide. Though Syria is a Baathist (National Socialist) run dictatorship it is also a haven for Alawite Muslims who are widely regarded as heretics by most other Muslims. Alawites maintain decent if not cordial relations with Christians, Zoroastrians, Druze and Ismailis. They are however allied with “twelver” Shia Muslims which explains in religious terms their good relationship with the Iranian Theocracy.

Wahhabists in particular are known to consider Alawites worse than Jews and Christians. It should be noted our operations will be in conjunction with the now Wahhabi influenced Turkey:

The Pentagon is readying for the possibility of intervention in Syria, aiming to halt Syrian President Bashsar Assad’s violent crackdown on protesters, the newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reported Saturday, citing a US military offical.

According to the official, the intervention scenario calls for the establishment of a buffer zone on the Turkish border, in order to receive Syrian refugees. The Red Cross would then provide the civilians humanitarian aid, before NATO crews would arrive from Turkey and join the efforts.

The measure would pave the way for the US to declare an aerial blockade on Syria.

The intercession is to be modeled after NATO’s efforts in Kosovo, which brought an end to the Serbian control of the region. NATO’s plan of action included prolonged aerial shelling.

The US’ diplomatic efforts have yet to yield an effective international resolution that would stop the bloodshed. More than 100 protesters have died over the weekend alone, human rights activists said.

According to Asharq Al-Awsat, the Pentagon does not anticipate a change of heart on the part of China or Russia, who have opposed foreign intervention or sanctions against Syria. But the US expects the two nations to join the humanitarian aid efforts, support a ceasefire between the Syrian regime and rebels and send special UN envoys to investigate the developments in the country.

The next step in the reported US Department of Defense plan would be to appoint a team of UN observers to monitor the humanitarian aid, and enter Syria. They would need aerial protection, which would eventually lead to an aerial blockade.

Which is of course pure madness. China and Russia along with Iran and reportedly some Latin American communist states are already in Syria helping the regime. Russia has military advisers on the ground according to

18:48 08/02/2012 MOSCOW, February 8 (RIA Novosti, Alexey Eremenko) – Russia used its satellites to help the Syrian government fight growing insurgency in the country, pan-Arab daily Asharq Al-Awsat reported.

Russian officials provided the regime of President Bashar al-Assad with satellite photos showing the location of the bases and main forces of the Free Syrian Army, the most prominent militant rebel group, the London-based newspaper said on Wednesday.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov traveled to Damascus for talks with al-Assad on Tuesday. He was accompanied by Mikhail Fradkov, head of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service, who allegedly handed over the maps to Syrian government, the report said.

Asharq Al-Awsat cited unidentified sources in al-Assad’s government, but also said the information “was not fully confirmed.” Neither Foreign Ministry in Moscow nor Fradkov’s agency commented on the story as of Wednesday afternoon.

Free Syrian Army emerged as the main organized force combating al-Assad’s government in the bloody uprising in Syria that claimed at least 5,000 lives since March 2011. The group is allegedly comprised primarily of army defectors and reported its ranks to be 20,000.

Russia is the main international backer of al-Assad’s regime, having blocked two resolutions targeting it in the UN Security Council and supplied it with arms. Russian warships also called at the Syrian port of Tartus in January.

Al-Assad’s forces have stepped up their assault on insurgents in recent weeks, using artillery to bombard the city of Homs, a hotbed of protests, media reported, citing Syrian opposition activists who said several hundreds were killed in the attack. The pro-government Syrian news agency SANA blamed the clashes on attacks by unspecified terrorist groups.

Al-Assad is following a classic anti-insurgency tactic, trying to rout rebels from cities into the countryside, where a full-scale assault can be launched using heavy weaponry, said Yevgeny Satanovsky, head of the Middle East Institute think-tank.

This tactic already worked for the Algerian government, which defeated its own insurgency during the civil war in 1991-2002, Satanovsky said by telephone.

I doubt Russian ministers showed up without “bodyguards” and other “personnel” to help Assad put down this insurrection. China is known to be supportive of Assad but so far have not stepped in to support the regime but they don’t need to. Russia is doing fine directing traffic, suing their propaganda arm Russia Today to overestimate the number of Iranian special forces active in Syria in a obvious attempt to dissuade U.S. action and filing a report that claims the U.K. is working on the ground with Islamist run Qatar to arm and assist rebel forces. This second story is designed to show NATO is a running destabilizing and illegal operations on a country so has no legitimacy  a peacekeeping force.

All this is happening as Russia announced acts of aggression by NATO that threatens the Russian Federation will be met with a nuclear response. With high level Russian diplomats in Syria it’s easy t see how our intervention in Syria could spiral quickly out of control.

Get ready for things to explode.

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  1. Hamas is on the same side the Obama administration is when it comes to supporting the Syrian “rebels”, even though Hamas was backed by the Syrian government against Israel.

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