L. A. Marzulli
British forces in Syria, Assad presidential compound said under attack
I’m back on a plane in about two hours and headed to OK City, where I will have an interview with Gary Stearman of Prophecy in the News, about Watchers 4. I just wanted to briefly comment on the above headlines before the flight as this is a new and serious development in the Middle East.
This follow-up action would depend substantially on Syrian, Russian and Iranian (+ Hizballah) responses to the initial stage of the operation.
The reported British incursion, if confirmed, occurred at the tail end of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s 24-hour visit to Israel Tuesday morning and would have posed a direct challenge to his repeated warning that Moscow would not tolerate Western military intervention in Syria and actively prevent it. Similar warnings have issued from Tehran.
The above paragraph is what concerns me, as we will have to see what the response is from Russia and Iran, to the use of multi-national troops in Syria. I would predict that if Assad believes he is about to be toppled he will attack Israel, possibly drawing from his vast chemical weapons cache to do so. About a year ago I posted a story that had some saber-rattling between Israel and Syria, this was before the Arab Spring, in which an Israeli official responded directly to the threat of chemical weapons be used against Israel, by saying, If Syria uses chemical weapons against us we will annihilate Damascus! If Assad is backed into a corner, and by the looks of this story he is, I believe he will lash out, in a last attempt to hold onto the reigns of power.
In searching other news sources this morning I didn’t see anything about this recent development in Syria. Added to this is the media black out in regard to the 150 missiles that were fired into Israel from Gaza, in the last week. Violence Flares Up Between Gaza and Israel « PixTale | News stories in photographs from Around The World
In closing todays post: Our INTEL told us that Israel would most likely go to war between July and September. July is just around the corner and with this latest advance into Syria by a multi-national army, it would appear that if Assad does not act now, he will most likely be toppled from office. The elephant in the room is Russia and with Putin at the helm, and thus, anything is possible in the way of response.
I will BLOG tomorrow or as I’m able.