Big Foreign Military Forces Pile Up On Syria’s Borders As War Looms



Russian, Western and Arab forces were piling up on Syrian borders Wednesday, July 25, bringing closer a war confrontation which could spur the Assad regime into making good on its threat to use chemical weapons against “external aggression.”

Based on this reading, Moscow added its voice Tuesday to that of US President Obama and warned Bashar Assad against using chemical weapons in view of “its commitments under the international convention it ratified prohibiting the use of poisonous gases as a method of warfare.”

debkafile’s military sources: With operational intelligence deployment and electronic stations positioned inside Syria, the Russians are better placed than any other outsiders to know what is happening on Syria’s battlefields. Their warning must therefore be tied to solid information confirming Washington’s assessment that Assad is dangerously close to deciding to use his chemical and biological weapons in a way that would precipitate a regional conflict.

Israel, Turkey and Jordan would be the first targets on his list. The immediacy of the peril, debkafile’s military sources report, has speeded the arrival of Russian warships to Syria to counter a potential Western, Arab or Israeli assault on the embattled country.

The Russian Ministry of Defense, which rarely discloses Russian military movements outside its borders, announced early Wednesday morning, July 25 that a fleet of Russian warships had passed through the Strait of Gibraltar and entered the Mediterranean.

The fleet is headed by the anti-submarine and anti-aircraft Admiral Chabanenko warship and consists of another three vessels carrying a large number of Russian marines. This fleet will rendezvous with a Russian flotilla standing by in the Mediterranean since July 21, detached from Russian Black Fleet and composed of the Smetlivy figate and  two large landing craft loaded with Russian marines. This group awaited the main force before approaching Syria.

The fact that Russia is massing large numbers of marines off the Syrian coast looks as though a landing on Syrian soil is on Moscow’s cards.
The Russian marine contingent,  debkafile’s sources say, will stand ready – either to come to the aid of the Assad regime or to serve as a bargaining chip for a last-minute deal between Moscow and Washington for ending the war by establishing a transitional military regime in Damascus whose makeup would be agreed between them and Assad.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hinted at this possibility on Tuesday, July 24, when she said: “We do believe that it is not too late for the Assad regime to commence with planning for a transition.”

But Clinton also hinted, in a more threatening tone, that a situation is developing for the creation of safe zones in rebel-controlled areas of Syria. “More and more territory is being taken and it will, eventually, result in a safe haven inside Syria which will then provide a base for further actions by the opposition,” she said.

Clinton didn’t name the potential protectors of those havens. However, since the Syrian rebels are short of manpower, Western, Muslim or Arab defenders would have to be called in.

Wednesday, British military sources in London said the moment is rushing forward for British forces to get involved in what is happening in Syria. Iran and Turkey are not indifferent either.

Deputy Iranian Revolutionary Guard chief, Gen. Masoud Jazayeri, warned on Tuesday, July 24, that Tehran would not permit regime change in Damascus and if Syria’s enemies intervened, Iran would hit them hard. The Iranian commander pointed a finger at Saudi Arabia and Qatar, adding that the US and Israel are at the forefront of the comprehensive campaign against Syria but are being beaten back.

This was the first time Tehran had explicitly threatened military intervention in Syria.

Wednesday, Turkey shut its border crossings to Syria. Military sources in Ankara confirmed that massive Turkish military strength had been on the move toward the Syrian border.

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7 Responses

  1. Spectator says:

    Has Pakalert been taken over by the Zionists? Debka? Are you serious?
    Is Russia in cahoots with NATO, after all?

  2. Jim Hawthorne says:

    America and the UK need to STOP trying to reconfigure the Arab Nations for thier Oil, Precious Metals and Mineral Wealth for the benefit of their Nationals and Oil Companies

  3. Slow says:

    Bob Marley predicted the mental mood now 40 years ago, and in detail. And he also said the origin of the idea of war is in-human, its a Gog and Magog dance act they perform every couple of 100 generations or so.

    And Gog and Magog are proud of thier war show to freaking out.

    Seems nobody is holding back anymore these days, God help us maybe we too should not hold back anymore either.

    Even the birds and the bees are getting ready too, seems they also have a grievience with the situation.

    Maybe relief is near for those who are tired of being drowned in matters of sport, competition, and everthing needing to happen in a hurry.

    Let them have war, but they have not asked our permission or opinion, nor do they know how much support we have from everything that lives and means well.

  4. Michael Cook says:


  5. mohsen samii says:

    Oh Israel what an ungrateful you people truly are. In the bygone days of old the King of Persia gave you sanctuary and also showed you favor so that you could practice your religion freely and rebuilt your second temple. More recently the Shah of Iran gave you sanctuary when you had to leave Iraq and granted you Iranian citizenship so that none could touch you but you caused mischief in the land so when the Shah left Iran the truth of you mischief came to light. Will your race never learn not to cause mischief and suffering in the lands that accepted you when you had no land of your own. The Americans accepted you and in turn your Zionist lobbies control America and look at the state of that once proud people with now 40 million of them receive food stamps due to the Zionist bankers who have robbed the people, taking their houses and their livelihoods and now many are living in misery and It was the Christian Germans that killed you and when you tried to flee to other countries you were taken in reluctantly, then the Americans the British and the French loaded you onto the land of Palestine who had nothing to do with your suffering in the second world war. upon your arrival you again created mischief and occupied their lands and kill them almost on a daily bases and continue robbing them of their lands and houses Evan now. Have you no fear of GOD and His Judgment . Now it Syria that you have your eye on so let us wait and see. There are TWO options regarding this issue, but God in his Wisdom knows best.

  6. Dan Gilfry says:

    And finally, Gog meets Magog (or Alien vs Predator, if you will)!
    The ultimate three-ring dog-and-pony show!
    Brought to you by Goldman and Sachs.
    Directed by B.B. Netanyahu.

  7. Dan Gilfry says:

    And, finally – Gog meets Magog! (or Alien vs. Predator, if you will)!
    The ultimate three-ring dog-and-pony circus!
    Brought to you by Goldman and Sachs.
    Directed by B.B. Netanyahu.

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