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Russia on war alert
Posted By admin On August 25, 2013 @ 7:26 am In World News | Comments Disabled
August 25, 2013
Western and Middle East powers led by Washington began moving Saturday night and Sunday morning, Aug. 25, toward a first strike against Syria following the Assad regime’s large-scale chemical attack in eastern Damascus last Wednesday. The first targeted strike may well signal the start of a series of US-led attacks aimed at toppling the Assad regime, DEBKAfile’s military sources report. They may consist of imposing a no-fly zone and the sealing off of sectors in northern and southern Syria against government forces.
Russian forces also went on war alert
President Barack Obama and UK Prime Minister David Cameron spent 40 minutes on the phone Saturday night amid the strongest indications to date from Washington that direct military intervention by the West was approaching, following a change in the US president’s posture. He has become convinced that the strike would have to be conducted outside the United Nations.
Military commanders from Western and Muslim countries are meeting Sunday in the Jordanian capital of Amman to coordinate action in Syria, with the participation of the US, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, France, Italy and Canada. Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the US Chiefs of Staff chairs the meeting. Saturday night, four American destroyers were moving closer to Syria, armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles, which are capable of precision strikes.
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 DEBKAfile: http://www.debka.com/article/23220/Western-Mid-East-military-action-prepared-for-Syria-Israel-Jordan-Turkey-face-up-to-Syrian-counter-attack-Russia-on-war-alert
 Saudi/Qatar Invasion of Syria Could Dovetail Western Air Strikes: http://www.prisonplanet.com/saudiqatar-invasion-of-syria-could-dovetail-western-air-strikes.html
 Unusual activity at Syrian chemical weapons sites amid rumors Assad is dead or fled: http://www.prisonplanet.com/unusual-activity-at-syrian-chemical-weapons-sites-amid-rumors-assad-is-dead-or-fled.html
 Russia evacuates Tartus, also military, diplomatic personnel from Syria. High war alert in Israel: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-evacuates-tartus-also-military-diplomatic-personnel-from-syria-high-war-alert-in-israel.html
 Big Russian fleet nears Syria. Iran to fight regime change as foreign forces pile up: http://www.prisonplanet.com/big-russian-fleet-nears-syria-iran-to-fight-regime-change-as-foreign-forces-pile-up.html
 Assad may hit back at Israel for US strike, trusting Obama to tie Israel’s hands against major reprisal: http://www.prisonplanet.com/assad-may-hit-back-at-israel-for-us-strike-trusting-obama-to-tie-israels-hands-against-major-reprisal.html
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