Skip to comments.Scuds Blast Big Syrian Rebel Push for Al-Safira Chemical Arms Store (NATO searching for WOMD?)
Posted on 12/21/2012 8:46:05 PM PST by drewh
The Syrian Air Force is again firing Scud missiles, this time to stem the general offensive Syrian opposition forces, including jihadis, launched Friday, Dec. 21, to capture the Syrian armys military-industrial complex at al Safira and the big chemical and biological weapons store adjoining the facility. It is there, that Scud D missiles stand ready for launching, loaded with chemical weapons.
Rebel forces are converging on Al Safira from the east, the west and the south. Among them are brigades of the Jabhat al-Nusra which the US has designated part of al Qaeda in Iraq.
Military sources report extremely heavy fighting. The rebels have reached points 1-2 kilometers from the perimeter walls of the Al Safira chemical weapons stores and are being pounded by Syrian warplanes and assault helicopters as well as Scuds, in a desperate effort to halt their advance.
Success in seizing control of those stores would re-tilt the balance of the war in their favor and bring President Bashar Assad face to face with a decision on whether to broach the perilous dimension of chemical warfare on the rebels or even against NATO or US targets outside Syria.
A prime factor in his decision would be the information received in Moscow and Tehran and almost certainly passed on to the Syrian ruler that taking part in the offensive are rebels who underwent training in recent weeks in northern Jordan by US, Czech and Polish officers in tactics for seizing chemical or biological caches and dismantling them.
Russian and Iranian intelligence watchers suspect that elements from all three armies as well as Jordan are present in the rebel assault force, in order to be on the spot when the weapons of mass destruction are captured and appropriate them to forces under NATO command.
They must beat Jabhat al-Nusras fighting brigades to this target, although at this moment, the jihadis are ahead of the race.
The battle for al Safira has brought US and NATO into direct intervention in Syrian hostilities. Western intelligence services estimate that even if Assad removed some of the banned weapons from this complex, large quantities remain and must be prevented from reaching the wrong hands
Oh, they probably moved them back to Irrock, back where they came from.
A prime factor in his decision would be the information received in Moscow and Tehran -- and almost certainly passed on to the Syrian ruler -- that taking part in the offensive are rebels who underwent training in recent weeks in northern Jordan by US, Czech and Polish officers in tactics for seizing chemical or biological caches and dismantling them. Russian and Iranian intelligence watchers suspect that elements from all three armies as well as Jordan are present in the rebel assault force, in order to be on the spot when the weapons of mass destruction are captured and appropriate them to forces under NATO command. They must beat Jabhat al-Nusras fighting brigades to this target, although at this moment, the jihadis are ahead of the race.Russian sources, Iranian sources, of course it's Debka.
And in other news, Debkafiles reported that pod creatures from Alpha Centauri were clamping onto human torsos and sucking out their bone marrow.
Godspeed and a big hoorah for our boys ! go get some...
I don’t believe most of Debkafile’s stories. Of course, I don’t believe most of what the American left-stream media alleges either.
Zero would have to give approval, and that won’t be forthcoming for a number of reasons, some of which are middlin’, none of which are good. The only option left is for the Assad regime to bomb the chemical weapons facility if the ground operation there is lost, thus very likely releasing the chemical weapons in an uncontrolled fashion, and killing everyone for miles around dead dead dead. IOW, a pretty good day for everyone else.
Such an act would leave the Russians holding the bag, and they’d have to decide whether they were going to continue to hold the line, which lately has consisted of a slow, steady retreat away from unlimited, unrestricted support for Assad, and in this case their next line of scrimmage will be to confine operations to the Alawite/Assad stronghold area near their beloved and only Med port; whether they were going to replace Assad, and often that means, commando raid resulting in the puppet tyrant’s death, and it is always followed by another puppet; or whether they’ll just extricate themselves and slink away now, rather than spend another couple of years having their asses handed to them as they escalate, and *then* have to extricate themselves.
Meanwhile, the EU and US would be able to blame the chemical weapons “use” on Assad and condemn the Russians for having vetoed earlier US resolutions, for escalating the situation with troops, ships, and missiles, and for supporting a mass-murdering dictatorship (birds of a feather...). Since it’s Obama in charge, and the EU is bitching about Israel, this will somehow wind up turning around on Israel, particularly after they bunker-bust the Hizbollah stockpiles buried along the frontier in Lebanon using US-made bunker-busters, iow, 2013, or 2014 at the latest.