Friday, June 29, 2012

Tensions Increasing In The Middle East

This is coming in from Debka, and the article underscores the fact that the entire region is a powder-keg:

The Syrian crisis was Friday, June 29, on a knife edge between a Western-Arab-Turkish military offensive in the next 48 hours and a big power accord to ward it off.

DEBKAfile’s military sources report heavy Saudi troop movements toward the Jordanian and Iraqi borders Thursday overnight and up until Friday morning, June 29, after King Abdullah put the Saudi military on high alert for joining an anti-Assad offensive in Syria. The Saudi units are poised with tanks, missiles, special forces and anti-air batteries to enter Jordan in two heads:

One will safeguard Jordan's King Abdullah against potential Syrian or Iranian reprisals from Syria or Iraq.

The second will cut north through Jordan to enter southeastern Syriam, where a security zone will be established around the towns of Deraa, Deir al-Zour and Abu Kemal – all centers of the anti-Assad rebellion. The region is also the home terrain of the Shammar tribe, brethren of the Shammars of the Saudi Nejd province.

The Saudi units deployed on the Iraqi border are there to defend the kingdom against potential incursions by Iraqi Shiite militias crossing into the kingdom for reprisals. The Iraqi militias are well trained and armed and serve under officers of the Iranian Al-Qods Brigades, the Revolutionary Guards’ external arm.

Western Gulf sources report that Jordan too is on war alert.

Following the downing of a Turkish plane by Syria a week ago, Turkey continues to build up its Syrian border units with anti-aircraft guns, tanks and missiles towed by long convoys of trucks.

Annan proposes forming a transitional national unity government in Damascus that includes the opposition and excludes unacceptable regime members.

It was widely reported Thursday that Russia had agreed to this formula, even though it entailed evicting Bashar Assad from power. However, Lavrov stepped in to correct the record, stressing in reference to the Annan proposal that Moscow would not lend its support to “any outside interference or imposition of recipes in Syria.”

This position is doubly aimed at the intensive military movements afoot around Syria.

US-Russian concurrence on a plan for Assad’s removal could avert the operation. The failure of their talks would spell a worsening of the Syrian crisis and precipitate Western-Arab military intervention, which according to military sources in the Gulf is scheduled for launch Saturday, June 30.


Anonymous said...

It is MY understanding that the SNC
wants this guy OUT, before any
more negotiations.....

who ??

will he leave in peace ??

(got too much blood on his hands)

And the UN is doing their usual

"let's PACIFY the BULL before he
turns into a Grizzly, yeah, right(and yet bulls could care less
about all the dead people, so typical of them, their GOD is the
almighty buck of course)

The meeting in Geneva this weekend is EXACTLY WHAT I am talking about.

Mrs. C, thanks for your words of
support; I am VERY CAPABLE of defending myself in any forum.
I should be on a debate team maybe.

who knows ??

In any case, bulls think they are
real smart here, really ?? I need
to MENTION that there is a BEAR
count that will take this market
down THOUSANDS of POINTS if that
silly 12, 400 ever gets broken.

Bulls will not be ready....

as usual.

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Anonymous said...

The who above should be BASHAR ASSAD.
sorry about that >>>>

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>

Ally said...

Sly as a fox Putin, I would love to know what is swirling around in his head right now. But I'm sure he is sleeping soundly tonite. The Russians have a brilliant chess player for a leader who is a few moves away from the end game. Putin observes, then moves but is always several steps ahead of his opponent. And we have a guy who is good at throwing a ball thru a circle : (
What brilliant strategy! Help overthrow ever stable government in the middle east and replace them with muslim brotherhood! Guess who paid for that manuver? Your tax $ @ work. Albert Pike must be dancing the polka in hell over that!
It took a lot for me to get over my idol of patriotism, I cried a lot of tears over this nation! But right now she is a big beautiful ship in the last moments of capsizing. I think of all the vetrans and I grieve still. Keep looking at Jesus, keep looking at Jesus!
And yet most people here still have no clue she is about to roll over. Absolutely amazing!
I have some ridiculous earthchanges stuff to share but we will do it in a slow day. If we ever see one of those again! Lol!

Anonymous said...

Jer 49:23-27
as we hear rumours of fire kindling at the border of syria.
The present conflict in syria will ends when the palace where Assad is staying is also consumed by fire.

this could very well mean that military intervention to oust Assad is the prophetic key to end the crisis.

Caver said...

So the Saudis are actively involved now...they normally try to stay well back of the high visibility places and operate in the shadows. They're good at it.

For them to come out with active military concentrations says something....not sure what, but there's a message in there for somebody. Also can't help but feel it says something about timing...that the fuze could be pretty short and they feel threatened.

Anonymous said...

new "annan" plan will lead to more bloodshed, and they will realise that they only have 1 option left.
Military Intervention.