February 6, 2016

Saudi Arabia Threatens To Invade Syria With A 150,000 Mercenary Army Under The Guise of Fighting ISIS

 Heads will roll.

In the last few years the rulers of Saudi Arabia and Turkey decided to abandon peace with their closest neighbours, Yemen and Kurdistan, choosing war instead.

Although the wisdom of these wars are highly questionable, at least they can be managed. The Houthis and the PKK are not the proxies of anyone, at least not publicly, and they can be isolated relatively easily, as they have been in the past.

But now they want to attack Syria that has regional and international allies? Are they crazy? Are they bloodthirsty? This is nuts.

Foolish and naked aggression against another country that has not attacked you, regardless of the invented pretext, is always met with stern and patriotic resistance in every age, every country, and under every sort of regime.

Libya, Afghanistan, and Iraq are exceptions because they were weak and isolated, and just ready to be destroyed by America and the West. No one liked Saddam, Gaddafi, and the Taliban. They were easy, wounded prey.

But Syria is strong and has committed regional and international allies. Attacking it is dumb. Attacking it in broad daylight is an even dumber idea. The U.S. and its slave states acted strategically and cleverly for five years by deploying ISIS terrorists instead of NATO troops. Now it seems that they want to throw all clever strategy and deception out of the way. And this will prove to be a big mistake. 

Nothing will draw the Syrian people closer to their government, however ugly, cruel, and despicable it is, than an overt attack from the outside.

Unless Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and their NATO masters are planning genocides in Syria, and plotting to wipe out entire population centers who resist their forces, their invasion plan will fail and they will walk away humiliated. They will look back and reflect on what madness possessed them to do such a deed. 

Hopefully they will decide to step back before it is too late, rethink their current crazy stance, and start to act more rationally. 

If Assad steps down from power, it will be at the hands of his own people and at their own chosen time, if in fact they choose to do so at all. Outsiders like the Turks, Americans, Europeans, and Saudis have only made things worse by insisting on his departure.

An excerpt from, "Syria warns foreign troops would return ‘in coffins’" by Albert Aji And Karin Laub, Associated Press, February 6, 2016:
The foreign minister said recent territorial gains signal that the war is nearing its end.
Asked about the possibility of Saudi ground troops entering Syria, he said logic would suggest this is unlikely, but that “with the crazy Saudi leadership nothing is far-fetched.”

“Any ground intervention in Syria, without the consent of the Syrian government, will be considered an aggression that should be resisted by every Syrian citizen,” he said. “I regret to say that they will return home in wooden coffins.”
He repeated the line three times during the one-hour press conference, saying it applies to anyone who attacks Syria with ground troops.
An excerpt from, "Syria: NATO's Last Desperate Options in Lost Proxy War" by Tony Cartalucci, Land Destroyer Report, February 6, 2016:
The idea of carving out a buffer zone from Syrian territory also goes back as far as 2012 when it became apparent that Libya-style regime change would be difficult if not impossible to achieve quickly. The idea would be to switch from the fast paced, overwhelming proxy war the US and its allies had hoped to panic Damascus out from power with, to a more paced proxy war launched from NATO-occupied "safe havens" in Syria.

With NATO aircover, terrorists could safely launch operations deeper into Syrian territory, slowly expanding both the buffer zone and NATO's defacto no-fly zone.

Eventually, it was planned, the buffer zones would lead directly to the collapse of the government in Damascus.

Again, far from a conspiracy theory, this plan was openly discussed within policy circles in Washington.

The Brookings Institution - a corporate-funded policy think-tank whose policymakers have helped craft upper-level strategy for the Iraqi, Afghan, Libyan, and now Syrian conflicts as well as plans laid for future confrontations with Iran and beyond - has been explicit regarding the true nature of these "buffer zones." 
An excerpt from, "Iranian commander mocks Saudi offer to intervene in Syria" by Jason Hanna, CNN, February 6, 2016:
And on Friday, two Saudi officials told CNN that the kingdom plans to run in March a multinational military training exercise -- involving as many as 150,000 troops -- to prepare for future anti-ISIS operations.
Most of the personnel will be Saudis; troops from Egypt, Sudan and Jordan have already arrived in the kingdom for the exercise, and troops from other countries -- Morocco, Turkey, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar -- are expected, the officials said.
An excerpt from, "Risk of GLOBAL WAR as Saudi Arabia, Turkey – and Ukraine – wade into Syria" by David Trayner, Daily Star, February 6, 2016:
A terrifying array of rival superpowers are wading into the chaotic conflict on opposing sides.

Analysts now fear the bloodbath – already longer than World War One – is mutating into a full-scale regional war.

and intelligence reports suggest .

Ukraine is also weighing up sending in soldiers.

If their forces clashed with Russians or Iranians already on the ground, NATO – including Britain – could be dragged into an apocalyptic World War 3.